Coronavirus: Lebanese Hezbollah members join the fight in Iran

A man disinfects the shrine of Saint Masoumeh against coronavirus in the city of Qom, February 25, 2020. (AP) March 21, 2020 Members of the Lebanese Hezbollah group participated in the fight against coronavirus in Iran by sterilizing the city of Qom on orders from leader Hassan Nasrallah, according to a video circulating [...]

By |March 21st, 2020|Lebanon|

Lebanon cancels flights to and from Iran following coronavirus outbreak

Iranian students repatriated from Wuhan arrived in Tehran on February 5. (Supplied) March 13, 2020 The Lebanese Council of Ministers is requiring airlines to cancel flights to and from countries witnessing outbreaks of the new coronavirus – including Iran. IranWire’s correspondent in Lebanon, Fatima Al-Othman, reports that, following an emergency meeting, Lebanese Prime [...]

By |March 13th, 2020|Lebanon|

Suspicions raised over IranAir flight to Beirut amid concerns over coronavirus

An IranAir Airbus A321 with the description ''The Airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran. (Reuters) March 6, 2020 Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Lebanon reduced flights to and from Iran, but last night when an IranAir flight landed at Beirut’s airport some were suspicious. But the country’s porous land border with Syria is [...]

By |March 6th, 2020|Lebanon|

Lebanese political movement to lift Iranian tutelage over Lebanon

Former MP Fares Souaid called on Lebanon to respect the Taef Agreement and the Constitution as a reference to rescue the country from any foreign tutelage and to save civil peace. (Twitter) March 2, 2020 A number of Lebanese politicians and activists launched on Sunday a national initiative to free the country of [...]

By |March 2nd, 2020|Lebanon|

Nine Iran-allied Hezbollah members killed, 30 wounded in Turkish strike in Syria

A 'Hezbollah' member in southern Syria. (AFP) February 29, 2020 Turkish strikes on northwest Syria late on Friday killed nine members of Iran-backed Hezbollah and wounded 30 others, a commander in the regional alliance backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said. The commander said on Saturday that the Turkish strikes targeted Hezbollah headquarters near [...]

By |February 29th, 2020|Lebanon, Syria, Turkey|

US Treasury sanctions Hezbollah-linked Lebanese individuals, groups

Supporters of Lebanon’s Shia movement Hezbollah hold posters of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a parade in Beirut, last September. (AFP) February 27, 2020 The United States has listed three people and 12 entities, including pharmaceutical and medical companies, in Lebanon who are linked with the Hezbollah Martyrs Foundation on its [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Lebanon, North America, Uncategorised, USA|

Iran makes empty promises to Lebanon

A supporter of the Shiite Hezbollah movement holds a poster of slain Iranian General Qasem Soleimani as the movement's leader delivers a speech on a screen, in Beirut. Jan 5, 2020. (AFP) By Hanin Ghaddar February 22, 2020 While Lebanon was preparing itself for the International Monetary Fund’s visit – Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani flew [...]

By |February 22nd, 2020|Lebanon|

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|