• 14 April, 2024
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THE INCREASING TREND OF ‘NEAR WARS’ AND THEIR IMPACT ON INTERNATIONAL SECURITY

Even as full-blown wars such as the ones between Russia and Ukraine, and between Israel and Hamas, rage without decisive results, there are many situations around the world which remain…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

ISRAEL PALESTINIAN WAR : ANOTHER CONFLICT ZONE IN FLAMES

My first ever geopolitical study in life was in Jun 1967, at the beginning of the Six Day War. I requested my history teacher to explain to us all what…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Lebanon’s Hezbollah says it flew drone over Israel – Al-Manar TV

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Hezbollah group said it had flown a drone over Israel on a reconnaissance mission for 40 minutes and it had returned untouched despite attempts to shoot…

Lebanon will not ‘hand over’ Hezbollah arms at Gulf meeting, minister says

By Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's foreign minister said he was not going "to hand over" Hezbollah's weapons during a meeting this weekend with Gulf Arab counterparts that want…

Lebanon Slips Further Into Iran’s Orbit

A decision by Sunni Muslim leader Saad al-Hariri to step away from Lebanese politics opens the way for Shi'ite Hezbollah to extend its already deep sway over the country, rendering…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum

Lebanese cabinet to meet next week after three-month gap, Al Jadeed TV says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's cabinet will hold its first meeting in three months on Jan. 24, a Lebanese television channel reported on Monday, after a gap in which the country's…

Hezbollah, Amal end boycott of Lebanon’s cabinet amid economic crisis

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Powerful Lebanese groups Hezbollah and Amal said on Saturday they would end a boycott of cabinet sessions, opening the way for ministers to meet after a three-month…

Hezbollah’s criticism of Saudi not in Lebanon’s interest – PM

By Timour Azhari BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati Monday said criticism of Saudi Arabia by the leader of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah group did not serve the national…

Lebanon’s Aoun calls for defence dialogue, hinting at friction with Hezbollah

BEIRUT (Reuters) -Lebanese President Michel Aoun called on Monday for national dialogue on matters including a defence strategy which he said it was the state's responsibility alone to implement, hinting…

GCC calls on Lebanon to prevent Hezbollah from conducting ‘terrorist operations’

RIYADH (Reuters) - The Gulf Cooperation Council called on Lebanon to prevent Hezbollah from conducting "terrorist operations", strengthen its military and ensure that arms are limited to "legitimate state institutions",…

U.S., Palestinian officials hold first economic dialogue in five years -State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and Palestinian officials met virtually on Tuesday to renew the U.S.-Palestinian Economic Dialogue, the first such meeting in five years, the U.S. State Department said.State They…

France’s Macron hopes for progress on Lebanon during Saudi talks

DUBAI (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday he hoped talks he would hold in Saudi Arabia later in the day would help alleviate tension between Gulf states…