Death toll in Beirut’s heavy gunfire rises to 5 as violent protests against port blast judge sweep capital, Lebanese army deployed

Violent clashes involving heavy gunfire have claimed at least five lives in Beirut amid protests against the lead judge investigating last year’s deadly port blast. The Lebanese army has been deployed to quash the unrest. … Read More >Death toll in Beirut’s heavy gunfire rises to 5 as violent protests against port blast judge sweep capital, Lebanese army deployed

Beirut blast probe frozen for second time in weeks after top judge issues warrant to arrest former finance minister

The judge leading the probe into last year’s explosion in Beirut port has had to pause his investigation, for the second time in weeks, shortly after handing out an arrest warrant for Lebanon’s ex-finance minister. … Read More >Beirut blast probe frozen for second time in weeks after top judge issues warrant to arrest former finance minister

Iran kicks off air-defense drills in country’s central desert, aiming to boost combat readiness (VIDEO)

The Iranian Army and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have started their latest wargames in the country’s central desert, aimed at bolstering the combat readiness of air-defense forces against hostile parties. … Read More >Iran kicks off air-defense drills in country’s central desert, aiming to boost combat readiness (VIDEO)

Ghani’s ‘ex-bodyguard’ claims he has video proving exiled president left Kabul with bags stuffed with money – reports

The purported bodyguard for former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani told the British media he has security camera footage to disprove the US-backed leader’s denials of taking bags of money with him when he fled the country in August. … Read More >Ghani’s ‘ex-bodyguard’ claims he has video proving exiled president left Kabul with bags stuffed with money – reports