Iran’s offer to support Lebanese economy met with skepticism

Anti-government protesters shout slogans in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. (AP) February 18, 2020 Iran is ready to help Lebanon's ailing economy, the speaker of its parliament was quoted as saying Monday during a visit to Beirut. Lebanon is going through its worst crisis in decades as a debt burden combined with [...]

By |February 18th, 2020|Lebanon|

Hezbollah slammed for unveiling Soleimani monument in Lebanon

A statue of slain Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani unveiled in the Lebanese village of Maroun al-Ras, February 15, 2020. (Twitter) February 17, 2020 Hezbollah on Saturday unveiled a monument to Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed by a US drone strike on Jan. 3. The monument, on a hill in the [...]

By |February 17th, 2020|Lebanon|

Iran militias assassinated Lebanon’s Rafik Hariri: Saudi official

The devastation left after the bomb that targeted the motorcade of Rafik Hariri in Beirut on February 14, 2005. (AP) February 17, 2020 Saudi Arabia’s Vice Minister of Defense, Prince Khalid bin Salman, said on Sunday that the late Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri had been assassinated by Iranian militia. The deputy defense [...]

By |February 17th, 2020|Lebanon, Saudi Arabia|

Inside Iran’s push to get Hezbollah to take a role in Iraq

Iraqi Shiite fighters from the Kataib Hezbollah militia march during a military parade marking Al-Quds International Day in Baghdad, May 31, 2019. (AFP) February 15, 2020 Since the US killed Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi Kataib Hezbollah militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Iran has been feeling a vacuum in its “axis of resistance.” Tehran must [...]

By |February 15th, 2020|Iraq, Lebanon|

Pompeo condemns Iranian interference in Iraq, Lebanon

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a press conference during the NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting at the State Department in Washington, April 4, 2019. (AFP) February 15, 2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday condemned Iranian interference in the affairs of Iraq and Lebanon, during a speech at the [...]

By |February 15th, 2020|Iraq, Lebanon|

Israel says planning ‘massive’ drone acquisition to counter Iran threat

Israel is to buy and develop drones to watch Iran-linked Hezbollah, Hamas and Iran’s al-Quds forces as its most pressing threats. (AFP) February 14, 2020 Israel is to buy and develop drones on a “massive” scale to increase its military edge over its enemies - Iran and its allies - the army said Thursday. [...]

By |February 14th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|

Four Hezbollah experts killed in Yemen by coalition strikes

Shia rebels, known as Houthis, hold a poster of Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah during a rally in support of Hezbollah, in Sana'a, Yemen. (AP) February 13, 2020 Four experts from the Lebanese Hezbollah group were killed in Arab Coalition airstrikes last week in separate locations east of the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, [...]

By |February 13th, 2020|Lebanon, Yemen|

Iran-backed Hezbollah steps in to support Iraqi militias after Soleimani’s death

A supporter of the Shiite Hezbollah movement holds a poster of slain Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis (L) and Iranian General Qasem Soleimani (R) in the Lebanese capital Beirut. January 5, 2020. (AFP) February 12, 2020 Shortly after Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike in Iraq, [...]

By |February 12th, 2020|Iraq, Lebanon|

Hezbollah and Iranian-backed militias suffer heavy losses fighting in Syria

Hezbollah members and supporters carry the coffin of commander Hatem Hamadeh, who was killed in Syria, in the southern suburb of Beirut, October 18, 2017. (EPA) By Joe Truzman February 10, 2020 In 2012, Hezbollah committed itself to armed conflict in defense of its Syrian ally, Bashar al Assad, against rebels and Islamic State [...]

By |February 10th, 2020|Lebanon, Syria|

Iran slain general’s daughter meets with ‘uncle Nasrallah’ in Beirut

Zeinab Soleimani in a meeting with Hassan Nasrallah. She has vowed that her father will be avenged by her "uncle" Nasrallah. January 27, 2020. (Twitter) January 29, 2020 The daughter of the slain Iranian Commander, General Qassem Soleimani on Monday met with Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, whom she had called "uncle [...]

By |January 29th, 2020|Lebanon|