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Bulgaria court sentences 2 to life imprisonment for 2012 bus bombing
A five-member panel of the Specialized Criminal Court sentenced two men of Lebanese descent to life imprisonment without parole on Monday over the 2012 Sarafovo airport bus bombing that killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian driver.Meliad F (More)
US sanctions former Lebanon government ministers for connections to Hezbollah
The US Department of the Treasury (USDT) sanctioned Tuesday two former Lebanese government ministers, claiming they conspired with Hezbollah against the people of Lebanon.The USDT has accused Yusuf Finyanus, Lebanon's former Minister of Public Tr (More)
UN-backed tribunal convicts Hezbollah member of killing former Lebanon PM
The UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Tuesday convicted Hezbollah member Salim Jamil Ayyash for the 2005 assassination of former Lebanon Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and the killing of 21 others in a bombing. The tribunal acquitted the three o (More)
Holding the US Accountable for the Killing of General Soleimani
On 3rd January, 3:13 pm (EST) President Donald Trump addressed one of the most high profile press conferences of the decade. He announced the killing of Major General Qasim Soleimani, head of the feared Iranian Quds force. Though there had been previ (More)
Lebanon judge bans media coverage of US ambassador over criticism of Hezbollah
Judge Muhammad Mazieh issued an order in Tyre, Lebanon, on Saturday, banning Lebanese media from reporting on criticism of Hezbollah supporters by US ambassador Dorothy Shea. Shea has continued to appear on television since the ruling, and Lebanon's (More)
An American President's Perilous Misunderstanding of War, Strategy and Survival
“It must not be forgotten that it is perhaps more dangerous for a nation to allow itself to be conquered intellectually than by arms.” - Guillaume Apollinaire, “The New Spirit and the Poets" (1917) In his commencement address at West Point on June 1 (More)
America's Existential Challenge: Pandemic, War and Law
From the beginnings of his crudely acrimonious presidency, Donald Trump has actively undermined US foreign policy relationships. On urgently key matters of world politics and international law, Mr. Trump's typically invalid conclusions have generally (More)
Supreme Court hears oral arguments in deportation cases
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two deportation cases Monday.The first case, Nasrallah v. Barr, poses the question of whether an appeals court can assess factual findings of an administrative agency regarding asylum denial relief. Im (More)
Seeking Plausible Strategic Goals: America's Doctrinal Imperative on Iran
Abstract: Although US President Donald Trump may eventually be content with achieving only modest operational successes against Iran, there is reason to believe he would still prefer some notion of a military "victory." Any such notion would likely b (More)
Pompeo delays trip to Ukraine and other countries to address Iraq protests, sends troops
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo canceled an upcoming trip to Ukraine and four other countries on Wednesday in order to address the current security concerns in Iraq. In a press statement, the State Department indicated that Pompeo would reschedule (More)
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