Hold on US security aid to Lebanon lifted, sources say

The Trump administration has lifted a mysterious hold on security assistance to Lebanon, which includes a $105 million package to support the Lebanese Armed Forces, according to a senior State Department official and a congressional aide.

Protests toppled two governments, but fight only beginning

For weeks, loud and angry demands reverberated across Iraq and Lebanon, rattling their political leadership. Elites publicly acknowledged the popular indictment against them, and serious political concessions appeared inevitable. It signaled a shaking up of the powers that be that would

Trump signs new sanctions against Hezbollah

President Donald Trump signed new sanctions on Thursday targeting the Iranian-funded militant group and political party known as Hezbollah, which is considered a terrorist organization by the United States.