Close
Date TimeJuly 19, 2019
Voice
As Iran-U.S. Tensions Rise, Hezbollah Readies for War With Israel
Joseph Barrak/GettyBEIRUT—The tranquil winding roads of Lebanon’s mountainous interior are far from the tense waters of the Persian Gulf where President Donald Trump says America came within 10 minutes of war with Iran a few weeks ago. And where, he said on Thursday, the U.S. shot down an Iranian drone. But if fighting ever does begin, these hills and valleys near the border with Israel will quickly be on the front lines. And according to Hezbollah commanders, that moment could be coming soon.When Trump talked of war, he meant a shooting war in the conventional sense. But for Iran and its allies, it’s Trump’s economic war with its suffocating sanctions that is bringing the region to the brink of armed conflict. The targets of Trump’s weaponized dollar increasingly see resorting to military engagements as the only response left.Trump Is a Warmonger. His Weapon, The Dollar.Here in Lebanon, Hezbollah’s commanders are close allies and clients of Iran—and they are targeted by U.S. sanctions as well. They warn that if the pressure continues these rugged hills where the Party of God fought bloody guerrilla campaigns to end 15 years of Israeli occupation in 2000 and repel an Israeli invasion in 2006 could erupt once again. And this time, they say, the combat will be far more devastating.Hezbollah’s forces, battle-hardened in the Syrian civil war, have begun redeploying toward the Israeli border, not only in Lebanon, but in Syria opposite the Israeli-occupied side of the Golan Heights. Hezbollah fighters who spoke to The Daily Beast say their organization is hurting from sanctions and ready to initiate hostilities—if and when Tehran deems that necessary.“The sanctions now have us preparing for dealing with the Israeli front,” says “Commander Samir,” a Hezbollah officer in charge of 800 fighters on Lebanon’s border with Israel. He declines to use his real name because he is not authorized to speak to the media. “We will fire the first shot this time,” he says.Hezbollah’s military wing has changed fundamentally since its 2012 entrance into the war in Syria to prop up the Assad regime, transforming into a regional fighting force the Shia organization inspired by the Iranian revolution that the U.S. lists as a terrorist group.When Trump offers the reasons he pulled out of the nuclear deal with Iran last year, precipitating the current crisis, he cites Iran’s support for militias that extend its power and influence across the region as something the U.S. intends to end—with Hezbollah the main target. But the pressure may actually be consolidating and motivating Iran’s proxies.Hezbollah is still fighting in Syria while training Iranian allied militias in Iraq and Yemen. The commander says his organization and Iran have moved past their split with Palestinian allies over Syria, where they were on opposite sides of the Syrian revolution as it turned into a bloody regional proxy war, and Iran is once again providing training and support for Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.From a living room overlooking the valleys where he became a veteran, ambushing the Israeli army and melting away into the surrounding hills, Samir says the next war will be nothing like those that came before.He underscores the importance of Hezbollah’s positions in the Syrian-controlled part of the Golan, giving it the ability to open a second front there against Israel, and boasts about drone capabilities and new anti-aircraft and anti-naval weapons acquired in Syria alongside a more seasoned fighting force.   “Our wish before the war in Syria was to go and open a front in the Golan but [the Syrian Government] set a red line,” the commander says, describing the limits the pre-war Assad regime placed on Hezbollah activity in its territory. “Now there are no red lines,” he said.The commander acknowledges a new war would bring vast devastation to Israel and Lebanon, but says the sanctions crippling the Iranian economy and forcing a large reduction in Iran’s financial support for Hezbollah could make this nightmare scenario real. To Target Israel, Iran’s ‘Suitcase’ GPS Kits Turn Hezbollah Rockets Into Guided MissilesAlready, salaries for Hezbollah fighters have been halved, according to the three fighters The Daily Beast spoke with. But while they are hurting economically, they insist their organization feels strong militarily.    “The Iranians have said either we all sell oil or no one does,” Commander Samir says definitively, describing Hezbollah’s interests in lockstep with Iran’s. Like the two other fighters that spoke to The Daily Beast, he describes Hezbollah’s concerns in more regional rather than domestic terms, responding to actions of U.S. allies around the Middle East rather than Israeli action on Lebanese soil.  “If any missile hits Iran, it will be treated like Israel did it,” says the commander,In spite of the increasing destabilization of the region since the U.S. pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal and sanctions started taking hold, the Trump administration has argued that its policy of “maximum pressure” will force Iranian acquiescence. However, according to Ahmad Moussalli,  a political science professor and specialist in Islamic movements at the American University of Beirut, the financial constraints imposed by Washington are having the opposite effect. “You find this axis sees itself as fighting for its existence,” says Moussalli referring to Iran and its regional allies and proxies. “So they are going to pull together and strengthen their axis,” he continues, pointing to the way Hezbollah has been increasing overt political influence in Lebanon while allies in Yemen and Iraq have been taking more aggressive action. “Iran is not going to sit down, take it and destroy itself from within,” Moussalli says. “And the only way for them to react is militarily; they don’t have many other options.” He leaves no doubt that Iran is the power determining regional responses rather than Hezbollah or any other proxy acting on its own initiative. The eruption of shelling between Israel and Gaza ahead of the Israeli election in May provided some instructive examples of changes in tactics. Commander Samir points to a threat—which was not carried out—by Islamic Jihad to fire missiles at the northern Israeli city of Haifa. The threat was a marked change from recent rhetoric by the Palestinian Islamist faction which had previously taken the public position of “quiet for quiet,” a term used by the Israeli army to describe its claimed intention not to initiate armed hostility. “It was a message from us and Iran,” he brags about the ability to fire at Israel from the south or the north while contending the choice to do so or not is up to Tehran. “Islamic Jihad never shoots before calling the Iranians.” “Assir,” a seasoned Hezbollah fighter in Syria is back in Lebanon after years of bloody tours in what’s been an unending war. He takes up a nom-de-guerre because Hezbollah fighters are generally not authorized to speak to media. When we meet in Beirut, he says that like the many fighters coming back to Lebanon as Assad consolidates control over much of Syria, he is not being demobilized but rather redeployed south to the Israeli border.   “People who finish their mission in Syria go to the south,” Assir says, describing how his comrades and he have been given new posts since tensions started rising in the Gulf. “There are some units in Syria but a lot go back to Lebanon or to the Golan. Thousands have come back.”Military success in Syria has reinforced Assir’s confidence and he points to the tensions in the Strait of Hormuz as the source of the next conflict with Israel. “The commanders talk about if there is a spark in Hormuz, there could be a spark in Lebanon,” recalls Assir. However, Moussalli sees the prospect for war with Israel, while it looms, probably is not imminent. He doubts that Hezbollah is eager for a war at the moment. He says currently Iran is primarily focused on responding in the Gulf area and Iraq. “Syria and Lebanon will be engaged in war once Europe or Iran completely pull out of the nuclear agreement,” says Moussalli, arguing war with Israel is still a ways off. “The issue with Israel is a rather big one,” he continues, referring to the costs of the 2006 war. “So yes there is pressure, there is the possibility of war but I don’t think it is near,” he says, believing that if sanctions are relieved the tension will be as well.  But, “are they ready [for war]?” he adds referring to Hezbollah. “Yes they are.”The second Lebanon War ignited in the wake of Hezbollah seizing two Isralei soldiers and killing three others in a cross border raid in July 2006 and Israel retaliating with a massive artillery and aerial bombardment of Lebanon. Hezbollah in turn fired rockets at northern Israeli cities and Israel launched a ground invasion. The result was the demolition of large swaths of Lebanon, pulverized by Israeli jets, while Israeli soldiers found themselves in an unwinnable quagmire and forced to withdraw from a country for the second time in less than a decade. By the time the shooting ended 1,200 Lebanese – mostly civilians, 45 Israeli civilians and 120 soldiers had been killed. More than a million people in Lebanon, a quarter of the population at the time, were displaced and while there are no official numbers of Hezbollah casualties, the UN estimated that 500 of the Lebanese casualties were Hezbollah fighters. Moussalli’s assessment of a slower march toward the carnage of an Israeli-Lebanese conflict more devastating than past ones is echoed by “Commander Ayman,” a Hezbollah officer currently based in Beirut who also oversees units fighting in Syria. “The Americans know the kind of fighters we have, so Hezbollah and Iran have been reminding the world how bad [a war] could be,” notes Ayman.  While confirming there is a strict red line around any attack on Iran, he maintains there is a strong desire to avoid war, suggesting the blusterous talk of imminent conflict with Israel is designed to convince the U.S. to abandon its current strategy.Israel also doesn’t seem very interested in conflict over Lebanon at the moment. While Netanyahu has pursued a policy of striking Iran and Hezbollah in Syria, he has avoided another war in Lebanon. Even when Hezbollah tunnels into Israel were unmasked in January, there was no action over Lebanon.  Unlike Israeli wars in Gaza, which have carried low costs to Israeli soldiers and civilians and have pushed the electorate toward Netanyahu, wars in Lebanon have had large military and civilian costs for Israel, often turning the electorate against the government.When asked if Netanyahu thought that the U.S. sanctions he has actively encouraged could ignite conflict with Hezbollah, the Prime Minister’s Office officially declined to comment. The Israeli military also declined to comment on how it sees the current level of tension on its Lebanese border or if its alert level had changed since Iran started reacting to sanctions, claiming it “is too complex an issue to explain on the phone or in a statement.”Meanwhile sanctions and rhetoric continue to escalate. Following the U.S. Treasury Department’s announcement last Tuesday of fresh sanctions targeting Hezbollah members of the Lebanese parliament, threats of annihilation have been hurled back and forth between Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (who, not coincidentally, is fighting for reelection).In a speech last Friday marking the 13th anniversary of the 2006 war with Israel, Nasrallah gloated about expanded military capabilities and threatened that another war would “bring Israel to the brink of extinction.” Netanyahu responded on Sunday by threatening to deal Lebanon and Hezbollah “a crushing military blow” if Hezbollah attacks. On Monday, European signatories to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal, gathered in Brussels to try to salvage the agreement that the US pulled out of in 2018. The Europeans hope to find enticements that will encourage Iran to stay in the deal. During his address, Nasrallah claimed that he didn’t intend to start a war with Israel. Those sentiments were reiterated by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in an interview with CNN in New York on Wednesday where Zarif stated that Iran will not start a war but will defend itself.  The sheer destruction a new conflict between Hezbollah and Israel would unleash on Lebanon leads Moussalli to call it a “madness war.” While Hezbollah’s exact intentions are unclear, the border between Israel and Lebanon was much quieter before U.S. sanctions put Iran and its allies on this collision course. Even if Hezbollah and Israel don’t want to start shooting now, it increasingly seems like a decision determined by Washington’s policies and how Tehran reacts. After all, according to Trump, a few weeks ago it looked like a war—one likely to stretch from the Gulf to the Mediterranean—was only 10 minutes away. 
Related Stories
The ATF Has Been Enforcing a Rule That Does Not ExistThe ATF Has Been Enforcing a Rule That Does Not Exist
Bill Clinton and Jeb Bush seek refuge from Trump impeachment stormBill Clinton and Jeb Bush seek refuge from Trump impeachment storm
The blockbuster that wasnt: inside an alleged $14m scam to make the next Netflix hitThe blockbuster that wasn't: inside an alleged $14m scam to make the next Netflix hit
Diahann Carroll Remembered by Ava DuVernay, Mitzi Gaynor and More:  ‘One of the All-Time Greats’Diahann Carroll Remembered by Ava DuVernay, Mitzi Gaynor and More: ‘One of the All-Time Greats’
Everything You Wanted To Know About Life As A Flight AttendantEverything You Wanted To Know About Life As A Flight Attendant
Philip Hammond Says He Will Not Back Election As Brexit Crisis LoomsPhilip Hammond Says He Will Not Back Election As Brexit Crisis Looms
Latest betrayal of Kurds risks undermining defeat of IsisLatest betrayal of Kurds risks undermining defeat of Isis
Pixies: Beneath the Eyrie review – gothy, theatrical alt-rock fables and tall talesPixies: Beneath the Eyrie review – gothy, theatrical alt-rock fables and tall tales
Mueller Was Seeking FBI Director Job When He Met with Trump in 2017: ReportMueller Was Seeking FBI Director Job When He Met with Trump in 2017: Report
US urges shared decisions with pain patients taking opioidsUS urges shared decisions with pain patients taking opioids
Latest News
Man charged in Caribbean hotel workers death skips hearingMan charged in Caribbean hotel worker's death skips hearing
Buttigieg rises in Iowa to lead Democratic White House pack: pollButtigieg rises in Iowa to lead Democratic White House pack: poll
SPLC: Trump adviser Stephen Miller injected white nationalist agenda into BreitbartSPLC: Trump adviser Stephen Miller injected white nationalist agenda into Breitbart
Supreme Court weighs whether Mexican family can sue in USSupreme Court weighs whether Mexican family can sue in US
Europe agrees to develop more weapons independently of U.SEurope agrees to develop more weapons independently of U.S
Leah Williamson strikes late to salvage victory for Neville and EnglandLeah Williamson strikes late to salvage victory for Neville and England
Australian Open on Murray’s radar after next week’s Davis Cup finalsAustralian Open on Murray’s radar after next week’s Davis Cup finals
Roger Federer overpowers Matteo Berrettini to warm up for Djokovic clashRoger Federer overpowers Matteo Berrettini to warm up for Djokovic clash
The Man Who Spends His Day Shouting Stop Brexit Through A Megaphone Is Standing As A Lib DemThe Man Who Spends His Day Shouting 'Stop Brexit' Through A Megaphone Is Standing As A Lib Dem
Donald Trump Jr. talk marked by anger over no Q&ADonald Trump Jr. talk marked by anger over no Q&A
Leaders
Donald-TrumpDonald Trump
45th President of the United States of America
Mike-PenceMike Pence
Vice President of the United States
Boris-JohnsonBoris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Angela-MerkelAngela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Emmanuel-MacronEmmanuel Macron
President of France
Justin-TrudeauJustin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Nancy-PelosiNancy Pelosi
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Barack-ObamaBarack Obama
44th U.S. President
Theresa-MayTheresa May
Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Vladimir-PutinVladimir Putin
Russian President
Shinzo-AbeShinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Related Stories
The ATF Has Been Enforcing a Rule That Does Not ExistThe ATF Has Been Enforcing a Rule That Does Not Exist
Bill Clinton and Jeb Bush seek refuge from Trump impeachment stormBill Clinton and Jeb Bush seek refuge from Trump impeachment storm
The blockbuster that wasnt: inside an alleged $14m scam to make the next Netflix hitThe blockbuster that wasn't: inside an alleged $14m scam to make the next Netflix hit
Diahann Carroll Remembered by Ava DuVernay, Mitzi Gaynor and More:  ‘One of the All-Time Greats’Diahann Carroll Remembered by Ava DuVernay, Mitzi Gaynor and More: ‘One of the All-Time Greats’
Everything You Wanted To Know About Life As A Flight AttendantEverything You Wanted To Know About Life As A Flight Attendant
Philip Hammond Says He Will Not Back Election As Brexit Crisis LoomsPhilip Hammond Says He Will Not Back Election As Brexit Crisis Looms
Latest betrayal of Kurds risks undermining defeat of IsisLatest betrayal of Kurds risks undermining defeat of Isis
Pixies: Beneath the Eyrie review – gothy, theatrical alt-rock fables and tall talesPixies: Beneath the Eyrie review – gothy, theatrical alt-rock fables and tall tales
Mueller Was Seeking FBI Director Job When He Met with Trump in 2017: ReportMueller Was Seeking FBI Director Job When He Met with Trump in 2017: Report
US urges shared decisions with pain patients taking opioidsUS urges shared decisions with pain patients taking opioids
Latest News
Man charged in Caribbean hotel workers death skips hearingMan charged in Caribbean hotel worker's death skips hearing
Buttigieg rises in Iowa to lead Democratic White House pack: pollButtigieg rises in Iowa to lead Democratic White House pack: poll
SPLC: Trump adviser Stephen Miller injected white nationalist agenda into BreitbartSPLC: Trump adviser Stephen Miller injected white nationalist agenda into Breitbart
Supreme Court weighs whether Mexican family can sue in USSupreme Court weighs whether Mexican family can sue in US
Europe agrees to develop more weapons independently of U.SEurope agrees to develop more weapons independently of U.S
Leah Williamson strikes late to salvage victory for Neville and EnglandLeah Williamson strikes late to salvage victory for Neville and England
Australian Open on Murray’s radar after next week’s Davis Cup finalsAustralian Open on Murray’s radar after next week’s Davis Cup finals
Roger Federer overpowers Matteo Berrettini to warm up for Djokovic clashRoger Federer overpowers Matteo Berrettini to warm up for Djokovic clash
The Man Who Spends His Day Shouting Stop Brexit Through A Megaphone Is Standing As A Lib DemThe Man Who Spends His Day Shouting 'Stop Brexit' Through A Megaphone Is Standing As A Lib Dem
Donald Trump Jr. talk marked by anger over no Q&ADonald Trump Jr. talk marked by anger over no Q&A
Leaders
Donald-TrumpDonald Trump
45th President of the United States of America
Mike-PenceMike Pence
Vice President of the United States
Boris-JohnsonBoris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Angela-MerkelAngela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Emmanuel-MacronEmmanuel Macron
President of France
Justin-TrudeauJustin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Nancy-PelosiNancy Pelosi
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Barack-ObamaBarack Obama
44th U.S. President
Theresa-MayTheresa May
Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Vladimir-PutinVladimir Putin
Russian President
Shinzo-AbeShinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Utah boy advertises 'Ice Cold Beer' at root beer stand
Biden looks to overturn Trump's undoing of Obama's foreign policy legacy, but Iraq remains a question mark
Billionaire Epstein denied bail in child sex trafficking case
U.S. says Navy ship 'destroyed' Iranian drone in Gulf
Great Barrier Reef agency breaks with Australia gvt in climate warning
I See You: India Says It Can Track China's Stealth Fighters
California: 'resistance' state has donated more to Trump than to most Democrats in 2020 race
'You had the Nobel Prize?' Trump learns of Yazidi activist Murad
Ex-University of Illinois Ph.D. Candidate Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Visiting Chinese Scholar
South Koreans boycott Japan beer in brewing trade row
'The Squad' renews feud with Nancy Pelosi
Morocco court condemns three to death for killing Scandinavian hikers
Kim Kardashian West thanks Trump for reported help to free A$AP Rocky
The US shoots down an Iranian drone, and Trump draws a red line
Tiger Woods 'sore' and 'scraping' it around at the Open
Trump says he 'disagrees' with racist chant against Ilhan Omar
Terrifying new Cats trailer spawns flurry of memes
Richard Ratcliffe on the fight to free his wife Nazanin from Iranian jail – video
Court upholds 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli's conviction
Trump and progressive Democrats want the same thing – and Pelosi is in the way
Trevor Noah on Why Those Racist Trump Rally Chants Against Ilhan Omar Were ‘Extra Disturbing’
Sabre-Rattling: Israel Warns Its Stealthy F-35I Can Reach Iran and Syria
Trump Says U.S. Warship Shot Down Iranian Drone over Strait of Hormuz
Satellite images ‘show US military buildup in Saudi Arabia’ amid Iran tensions
Gibraltar, Iran officials hold talks on seized oil tanker
Singapore returning millions linked to Malaysia scandal
Navy warship sunk by German sub in WWII finally located
AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts Omar's words on terrorism
Why the Air Force's F-15 EX Fighter Would Get Crushed by Russia In a War
Trump Claims He’s ‘Not Happy’ About ‘Send Her Back’ Rally Chant Based Off His Own Words
Rep. Omar: Nothing President Trump says should be taken to heart
Turkey launches air strike on Iraqi Kurdistan after diplomat killed
The U.S. Marines Might Be Souring on Amphibious Assault Ships. Here's Why
Former police officer plans to challenge Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in 2020
AOC Grills Facebook VP on Taking His Pay in Company Cryptocurrency
Congo soldiers, police to enforce Ebola emergency measures
Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif: We Can't Discount Possibility of War
Rand Paul Fires Back at Jon Stewart on Fox News: He’s ‘Not Using His Brain’
Texas woman pleads guilty in shooting deaths of 2 daughters
House Passes $15 Minimum Wage Bill
Daily Mail defends story linking Israel's Barak to Epstein
Morocco: 3 sentenced to death in Scandinavian women slayings
Rep. Mark Green says Democrats don't have their facts straight on conditions at migrant detention facilities
PHOTOS: Rebuilding Notre Dame
Trump rally crowd chants 'send her back' as president attacks congresswoman Ilhan Omar
Rally Red 1972 Dodge Challenger Shows Off Its Muscles
Pope Francis appoints new Vatican spokesman
The F-35 Has A New Problem That Won't Be Easy To Solve
‘I am disgusted’: New Yorkers react to Trump telling congresswomen to ‘go back’ to their countries
This Dyson cordless vacuum deal for $150 is better than anything from Prime Day
The Latest: UK lawmakers impede path to no-deal Brexit
Italy police deal blow to 'violent' Nigerian mafia
Venezuela’s Black Market Comeback Hints at Looming Devaluation
'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli to stay behind bars, loses appeal of conviction
Lawyer: El Chapo was whisked away within hours of sentencing
Hawaii telescope protesters don't back down after arrests
Gardner had good news for Colorado. But Trump had tweets
Illinois man gets life in prison for killing Chinese scholar
Judge Who Denied Bail to Jeffrey Epstein Calls Him ‘Uncontrollable’ and a ‘Danger’
At least 11 dead in Taliban attack on Afghan police HQ
Trump mocked for tweet on arrest of Mumbai attacks suspect
Colbert wonders if Trump let slip too much about his marriage
Poll: 38 Percent of Democrats Say American Dream Is Unattainable for Them
American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz
Abortion ‘Blueprint’ Would Strip Fundamental Rights
Feds: Man charged with killing 3 had been deported twice
New bill would guarantee free legal representation for illegal immigrants seeking asylum
'Nobody cares about us': Hunger and despair for India flood victims
India's 'dosa king' dies one week into life term
'Queer Eye' star Tan France says his new fashion show is nothing like 'Project Runway': 'The tone is so different'
Meghan McCain slams Kellyanne Conway after she asks reporter his ethnicity: 'What she's doing is abhorrent'
US Congress blocks Saudi arms sales in rebuke to Trump
Iran makes 'substantial' nuclear offer in return for US lifting sanctions
Southwest schedules without Boeing 737 MAX until Nov. 2, freezes pilot hiring
Family mourns 6-year-old girl killed by father's golf shot
Epstein Says Friend Gave Him Fake Foreign Passport Used in 4 Countries
India reschedules launch of its moon mission for Monday
America will roast for 4 days
Jury deliberates death penalty in Chinese scholar's slaying
‘There’s a crisis called AOC’: Ocasio-Cortez faces challenge from three Republicans at next election
Argentina acts against Hezbollah, blamed for terror attacks
U.S. amphibious group patrols Arabian Sea as Iran tensions simmer
Man charged with killing girlfriend, 3 children in Georgia
Miranda Lambert Says She ''Has a Tendency to Creep'' on Husband
Documents on Cohen’s Stormy Daniels hush payment released
Tom Cruise Drops First Trailer for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ at Comic-Con
Creator of ‘Storm Area 51’ comes forward after Facebook page takes off
Why Taylor Swift May Have Been the Wrong Pick for 'Cats:' What It Takes to Play Bombalurina
Cardi B and Offset visit Jimmy Kimmel in his-and-hers Dior outfits
Report: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in Talks With President Trump to Free ASAP Rocky
Stephen Curry Defends Ayesha Curry After the Internet Slams Her Dancing
Trump says he’s looking into a Pentagon cloud contract for Amazon or Microsoft because ‘we’re getting tremendous complaints’
Trump and Hope Hicks talked to Michael Cohen during efforts to quash Stormy Daniels sex claim
EU parliament condemns US treatment of migrants
Cambodia says plastic waste shipments came from US, Canada
Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman accuses US government of 'torture' as he is sentenced to life in prison
Marine Corps Tells Rep. Duncan Hunter He Can’t Use Trademarked Corps Material for His Campaign
Hawaii expands power to block telescope protesters
India's 'Dosa King' dies months after losing appeal against murder conviction
Buzz Aldrin has landed -- for the Apollo 11 anniversary
Turkey considering ‘alternatives’ to US fighter jet amid Russian offer
Nearing the anniversary of John McCain's death, July 17 is designated Glioblastoma Awareness Day
Jessica Chastain made sure IT Chapter 2 was like ‘Carrie on steroids’ when it came to blood
Surprise — The Future of Planned Parenthood Is Abortion
Mexico says migrant numbers down but warns of impending crisis
Putin and Macron call for efforts to save Iran deal: Kremlin
Immaculate Turbo Toyota Pickup Oozes ‘80s Goodness
White-collar prosecutions and corporate fines drop under Trump
France turns down citizenship for immigrant nurse because she 'works too much'
The Latest: Epstein says foreign passport needed for safety
Renault to build, sell autos in Nigeria
House Dems Join Republicans to Kill Impeachment Resolution
Russia considers joining EU payment system meant to save Iran nuclear deal
Turkey considering 'alternatives' to US fighter jet amid Russian offer
Another military veteran joins Kentucky US Senate race
Fox News Host: ‘I’d Grab My Wallet’ if I Met ‘the Squad’
The Latest: Illinois jury goes home without sentence verdict
GOP Sen. Rand Paul slows bill to boost 9/11 victims fund
Tiger, rhinos flee to higher ground in India's flood-hit Assam
Parkland suspect allowed to skip hearings ahead of trial
Mnuchin Warns Europe Not to Breach U.S. Sanctions on Iran
Inside Trump’s raucous Mar-a-Lago party with billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein
Eric Garner's Family Demands Justice as Officer Won't Face Federal Charges in Chokehold Death
Iran Knows It Can't Bet on Trump 2020 Defeat as Sanctions Bite
Trump supporters chant ‘send her back’ as president steps up racist attack on Ilhan Omar at rally
Apple may bring an exciting new feature to the 2020 iPhone’s rear camera
Trump news: President attacks congresswomen for 4th consecutive day, hours after video of him ogling young women with paedophile Epstein revealed
Mumbai attack 'mastermind' arrested as Imran Khan prepares to meet Donald Trump
Australian detained in China expected to be charged: lawyer
7,800 police in Philippines punished for deadly drug raids
Kellyanne Conway says White House is sick and tired of people who don't respect America
Seth Meyers Tears Into Cowardly Republicans Hiding from Racist Trump Tweets
Jeffrey Epstein’s Fake Foreign Passport Was Used in Saudi Arabia and Other Countries
Storm Area 51: US Air Force warns alien-hunters against breaking into top-secret base
The U.S. Marine Corps Has Lost More Than 25,000 Marines to Misconduct
Puerto Rico: thousands protest governor's sexist and homophobic texts
Ghosn sues Nissan and Mitsubishi for breach of contract: report
Turkey calls on US to reverse decision on F-35 exclusion
New Jersey brother charged in family's murder accused of insurance fraud
Asylum seekers anxiously cross into U.S. as new policy kicks in
A 6-year-old Utah girl was accidentally killed by a golf ball that her father hit
Michael Sheen expecting baby with 25-year-old Swedish model girlfriend Anna Lundberg
Watch Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B And Lili Reinhart In The Trailer For ‘Hustlers’
Instagram hides likes count in international test 'to remove pressure'
British Open: Rory McIlroy opens with disaster after quadruple-bogey 8 on first hole
Billionaire Shows How Politics Might Really Work in Ukraine
India demands Pakistan release accused 'spy' after world court ruling
US kicking NATO ally Turkey out of fighter program
Meghan McCain Blasts George Conway, Claims She Wouldn’t Let Her Husband Say Racist Comments
Argentina still waiting for 1994 Jewish center bombing justice
Storm Area 51: US Air Force 'highly discourages' breaking into top-secret base to 'see them aliens'
Samantha Bee Shocked Kellyanne Conway Somehow Even ‘More Racist’ Than Trump
Iran Guards say they have seized a 'foreign tanker'
Man arrested in slaying of 75-year-old community activist
Harry Styles in Talks to Play Prince Eric in Disney’s ‘Little Mermaid’
'Fox Friends' co-host Brian Kilmeade defends border detention camps: 'We're not throwing them in cages'
John Cena Battles Blazing Infernos and Family Chaos in First ‘Playing With Fire’ Trailer (Video)
'The Resident:' Morris Chestnut Scrubs In for Season 3 as a 'Ruthless' Surgeon
‘Gossip Girl’ Sequel From Original Creators Set at HBO Max
Fox Renews ‘MasterChef Junior,’ Adds Daphne Oz as Judge
Kevin Spacey Sexual Assault Case Dropped in Nantucket
Get an exclusive taste of the official 'Downton Abbey' cookbook with 2 afternoon tea recipes
Citing Brexit, Ireland to oppose EU move to scrap spring/autumn time change
The Latest: Lawyer says El Chapo disappointed with trial
North Carolina father of 7 dies trying to save his drowning children at beach
Netanyahu makes history as Israel's longest-serving leader
Kremlin Opens Door to Changing Constitution as Succession Looms
There are so many great Prime Day deals on PlayStation 4 games and accessories
US hopes China to undo backtracking on trade: official
Asylum seekers waiting in Nuevo Laredo fear lurking dangers
China Is Drafting Urgent Plan to Resolve Hong Kong Chaos, SCMP Says
Trump's new asylum rules go into effect, and opponents sue
The Latest: Hawaii protests spur order over mountain access
US sets tight travel limitations for Iran's UN diplomats
'I miss their laughter': Grieving crash dad slams 'shameful' Boeing
Trump says he never liked Jeffrey Epstein, but footage unearthed by NBC News shows otherwise
German Sea-Watch captain to face Italy prosecutor over migrants
U.S. House votes to set aside impeachment resolution against Trump
House votes to block impeachment resolution against Donald Trump over 'racist' tweets - for now
Lustrous Black 1960 Chevrolet El Camino Pickup Resto Up For Grabs
Here's Why, in 1986, Gaddafi's SAMs Couldn't Touch America's SR-71 Blackbirds
First US murder conviction overturned using DNA, family tree evidence
Jon Stewart, John Feal blast Rand Paul, Mike Lee for blocking Senate action on 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
Beloved Yosemite landmarks' original names restored after trademark dispute
MS-13 gang members charged in string of grisly US killings
The Latest: White House slams contempt vote for officials
Pregnant Shay Mitchell Cries as She Recalls Previous Miscarriage
Kylie Jenner and BFF Stassie Face Backlash Over New Photoshop Accusation, See The Evidence
Chasing Cars was never No 1. How did it become the century’s biggest UK radio hit?
Gossip Girl Is Coming Back, But Will You Watch Without the Original Cast?
Chris Pratt's 'Don't Tread On Me' Shirt Has White Supremacy Ties and Stirs Debate
'Spider-Man' Star Tom Holland at Hyde Park with Mystery Blonde
Netflix stock tanks after U.S. subscriber count falls
Several dead after suspected arson attack on Kyoto Animation in Japan
Trump rally crowd chants 'send her back' after president attacks Ilhan Omar
U.S. judge blasts drug lord El Chapo's 'overwhelming evil,' imposes life sentence
World court orders Pakistan to review alleged spy's death sentence
Chappaquiddick 50 years on: The car crash that forever tarnished Ted Kennedy
Lords Vote to Block Suspension of Parliament: Brexit Update
L. Bruce Laingen, top US diplomat held in Iran, dies at 96
Close