Youssef Diab
Arab World A patrol for the UNIFIL forces near the border with Israel (Reuters)

Google Maps Sends UNIFIL Patrol into Hezbollah Trap

UN peacekeepers from the Indonesian battalion were "briefly detained" on Thursday night by locals associated with Hezbollah in the southern suburbs of Beirut,…

Youssef Diab (Beirut)
Arab World A Lebanese Army patrol. (EPA)

Disappointment in Lebanon Over Postponement of Paris Conference to Support Army

Lebanese circles expressed disappointment over the postponement of the Lebanese Army Support Conference, which was scheduled to be held in Paris on Feb. 27. …

Youssef Diab (Beirut)
Arab World Men place a banner on a damaged building that was hit late on February 14 by an Israeli strike, in Nabatieh, southern Lebanon February 16, 2024. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

Israel’s Advanced Tech Used to Penetrate Lebanese Phones, Carry Out Assassinations

Lebanon’s communication networks have become a source of profound concern for Hezbollah, particularly following successful Israeli intelligence operations that…

Youssef Diab (Beirut)
Arab World A member of the mine clearance team is pictured behind a UN flag during a tour by France's defense minister of the French contingent's United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) base in the southern Lebanese village of Deir Kifa on November 2, 2023. (AFP)

Release of UN Peacekeeper’s Killer Stirs Heated Debate in Lebanon

The Lebanese military tribunal’s decision to release on bail on Wednesday the killer of a United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) peacekeeper has…

Youssef Diab (Beirut)
Features An Israeli tank is positioned in the western Galilee area, near Israel's northern border with Lebanon on October 30, 2023, (AFP)

Pro-Hezbollah Groups Prepare to Join South Lebanon Front against Israel

The intensity of military operations in southern Lebanon ebb and flow daily according to Israel’s escalation in Gaza. Armed groups, besides Iran-backed…

Youssef Diab (Beirut)
Arab World Israeli soldiers in their tank at their position along the Israel -Lebanon border, 21 October 2023. (EPA)

Hezbollah Backs New Armed Groups to Garner ‘Sunni Support’ for War with Israel

The Lebanese people’s fear that their country would be dragged into a war with Israel are being compounded with the announcement of armed groups, besides…

Youssef Diab (Beirut)
Arab World Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian during a press conference in Beirut. (AFP)

Iran FM: Opening of Lebanese-Israeli Front in Hezbollah’s Hands

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that the opening of the Lebanese-Israeli front, in the event of continued Israeli aggression, was in the…

Youssef Diab (Beirut)
Arab World UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk

Int’l Support Grows for Beirut Port Blast Fact-Finding Mission

A deadlock in the judicial probe into the Beirut port explosion, which has persisted for nearly two years, has prompted discussions of an international…

Youssef Diab (Beirut)