The international community has ratcheted up pressure on Lebanese banks for alleged involvement in money laundering activities and helping Iran and Syria evade international sanctions.
A terrorist cell affiliated with Al Qaeda was uncovered in the ranks of the Lebanese Army this week, raising questions about the command of the army at a critical time in Lebanon and the region.
Political leaders from the opposing March 8 and March 14 factions clashed this week over the presence of Al Qaeda-affiliated groups in the country.
U.S. Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Daniel Glaser arrived in Beirut today to discuss Lebanon's adherence to international sanctions on the Syrian regime. Since the start of the Syrian uprising, the U.S. and E.U. have been rounding up sanctions against the Syrian regime and freezing the assets of major Syrian officials.
The killing of al Qaeda's leader Osama Bin Laden has taken the world by storm and attracted mixed reactions across the Muslim world. In Lebanon, the overwhelming majority expressed relief at the death of the most notorious terrorist of the 21st century.
The United States is cracking down on Hezbollah operatives and its financial providers worldwide.
The United States Treasury Department is targeting a Lebanon-based drug trafficking and money laundering network.