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U.S. Marines with the School of Infantry-East Color Guard stand at parade rest during a wreath laying ceremony on the anniversary of the bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon on Camp Geiger, N.C., Oct. 23, 2015.

36 years ago, the Beirut bombing took the lives of 220 US Marines, the worst single-day loss for the service since World War II’s Iwo Jima

Thirty-six years ago, two suicide bombers killed 241 American and 58 French military personnel, as well as six civilians, in Beirut, Lebanon.
A file photo of Hezbollah supporters in Beirut, Lebanon, Jammal Trust Bank was sanctioned over links to the group.

The US put sanctions on a Hezbollah-linked bank, a likely show of support for Israel as conflict with Lebanon looms

The US sanctions came from the Department of Treasury's Office of Financial Control (OFAC) and targeted Jammal Trust Bank,
Forensic investigators at a site where two drones crashed near a Hezbollah building in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 25.

New air strikes and a pair of exploding drones are pushing Israel and Lebanon toward all-out war

Israel has launched air strikes in Iraq and Syria in the past week, and is accused of sending explosive drones to Beirut in an assassination attempt.
A policeman detains a suspected member of the MS-13 gang at a checkpoint in Apopa, El Salvador, July 28, 2015.

Jeff Sessions just named these 5 groups as the top transnational organized-crime threats to the US

The Trump administration has pursued a hardline crackdown on organized crime, and five groups named by the Justice Department on Monday will be targeted by a new transnational organized-crime task force.

Pompeo sends a warning to Iran in his first major policy speech as secretary of state

In total, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Iran must comply with 12 points, all of which the Iranian government will most likely reject.
Reported image of the strike on Iranian soldiers in Syria.

Former Israeli intelligence chief: Iran will likely seek payback for the latest strikes in Syria

The perpetrator of Sunday airstrikes in Syria hasn't been confirmed, but Iran believes it was Israel and is likely to retaliate, a former IDF intel chief said.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry look down while meeting with a group of veterans and Gold Star Mothers to discuss the Iran nuclear deal at the White House in Washington September 10, 2015.

A massive investigation accuses Obama of laying off a terror group for the Iran deal — and the reaction is split

The DEA was reportedly prevented by the Obama administration from carrying out an investigation that could have been a blow to Hezbollah.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah spoke to supporters in Beirut in early November, criticizing Saudi Arabia for its aggressive moves over the last week. Hezbollah, a Shia militant movement, is the most powerful political faction in Lebanon, and is part of a coalition government headed by Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri.

Saudi Arabia is pulling Lebanon apart — and a sectarian conflict is a very real possibility

Although Lebanon's Prime Minister has suspended his resignation, its fallout could lead at best to economic stagnation, and at worst, a new civil war.
A Hezbollah fighter stands in front of anti-tank artillery at Juroud Arsal, the Syria-Lebanon border, July 29, 2017.

It looks like Saudi Arabia removed Lebanon’s prime minister — and it may be the first move in starting a war

"The Saudis appear to have decided that the best way to confront Iran is to start in Lebanon," a European diplomat recently told Reuters.