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Why the Middle East Hated Obama But Loves Trump - POLITICO Magazine

Russia won in Syria thanks to President Barack Obama's inaction. The Middle East unraveling of the past decade is due in no small part to America not listening to her allies in the region. Never mind President Donald Trump's Muslim-bashing rhetoric, he ...and more »

Saad Hariri: The Full Transcript - Politico

You know, when the war started in Iraq …All your allies in the region told you not to go there. And when you withdrew, all your allies in the region told you not to withdraw. And all your allies in the region told you to do something about Syria, but ...and more »

The Next Israel-Hezbollah Conflict - Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

During the Obama years, concerns about Israel's security situation focused on the Iranian nuclear weapons program. Today, the focus is changing: to the growing Iranian military presence in Syria, the growing military strength of Hezbollah, and the ...and more »

Hezbollah takes over north east border of Lebanon - The Jerusalem Post

BEIRUT - A convoy of buses was deployed on Monday to transport Nusra Front militants and refugees from Lebanon's border region to Syria in exchange for Hezbollah prisoners. Under a local ceasefire between the Lebanese Shi'ite group and the Sunni ...and more »

Hezbollah takes journalists in Lebanon on a tour to prove Trump wrong - Washington Post

JAROUD ARSAL, Lebanon — When President Trump lumped the Lebanese Hezbollah movement together with the Islamic State and al-Qaeda last week, describing Lebanon's government as a partner in the fight against all of them, he might not have ...and more »

Hezbollah seizing territory along Lebanon's northeastern border -

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 31 (UPI) -- A long-awaited assault against extremist militants holed up in mountains along Lebanon's northeastern border with Syria is under way with Hezbollah spearheading the attack and swiftly seizing territory. The offensive ...and more »

Lebanon's Hezbollah group insists: We're not the 'menace' Trump says we are - Los Angeles Times

Hajj Abu Ahmad, a grizzled senior commander with Hezbollah, flashed his laser pointer authoritatively on a large map as he described the intensity of the battle the militant group had waged to neutralize Al Qaeda-affiliated Syrian fighters bunkered in ...and more »

Hezbollah, militant group exchange bodies of 14 killed in Arsal fighting - Arab News

BEIRUT: The bodies of 14 fighters have been exchanged in northeast Lebanon under a cease-fire agreement between Hezbollah and Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (JFS) militants. The exchange included nine JFS fighters, and five Hezbollah fighters, including three ...and more »

Hezbollah to Trump: 'We fight terrorism while the US supports it' - PRI

It's a rare thing for a militant group often described as shadowy and secretive to bring dozens of foreign journalists to their mountain bases. But Hezbollah did just that on Saturday, eager to show off recent victories against jihadists on Lebanon's ...and more »

Some 9000 Relatives of Nusra Front Terrorists to Leave Lebanon on Monday - Sputnik International

Around 9,000 relatives of the terrorists of Jabhat Fatah al Sham (formerly known as Nusra Front, outlawed in Russia) will leave Lebanese Aarsal region on Monday alongside the militants, according to a source in Hezbollah. FILE - In this Saturday, Aug.and more »