Iran-linked Hezbollah terrorist convicted in US for planning attacks

Members of Lebanon’s Shia Hezbollah movement stand at attention in the southern town of Bisariyeh, last August. (AFP) May 17, 2019 A US federal court in New York on Thursday convicted a man of charges that he bought weapons and plotted attacks on behalf of the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah. Ali Kourani, a [...]

By |May 17th, 2019|Lebanon, North America, USA|

UAE sentences Iran-linked Hezbollah suspects to Jail

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) May 16, 2019 The Abu Dhabi Federal Appeal Court sentenced on Wednesday four Arab nationals to life in prison for planning to commit terrorist crimes and vandalism against key national [...]

By |May 16th, 2019|Lebanon, UAE|

US State Department releases video on Iran’s Quds Force training facility in Lebanon

The State Department said that those being trained at these sites include militias in Iraq and the Iranian Hezbollah in Lebanon. (Screengrab) May 15, 2019 The Iranian Quds Force is Iran’s primary military actor in the Middle East and trains, advises, and equips sub-state forces in countries such as Lebanon, the US State [...]

By |May 15th, 2019|Lebanon|

Lebanon urges Iran to release national held for more than 3 years

Nizar Zakka delivering a speech during the MENA ICT Forum conference in Jordan in March 2013. (AP) May 4, 2019 Lebanon called on Iran on Friday to release Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese national who has been imprisoned by Tehran for more than three years. In a letter to his Iranian counterpart, Foreign Minister [...]

By |May 4th, 2019|Lebanon|

Lebanon will not be a strong country while Iran-backed Hezbollah is armed

Hezbollah displays a pick-up truck mounted with a multiple rocket launcher in a parade in the southern Lebanese city of Nabatiyeh in 2014. (AFP) May 1, 2019 The head of the Lebanese Forces Party has said that Lebanon cannot be an effective and strong state as long as Iran-backed Hezbollah continues to be [...]

By |May 1st, 2019|Lebanon|

Hezbollah donation boxes show Trump’s sanctions are hurting Iran

Billboards from Hezbollah's committee for the support of the 'Islamic resistance' that shows a Hezbollah fighter while holding the group's yellow banner and Lebanon's national flag, are displayed on a highway in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP) By Dana Khraiche and Arsalan Shahla April 26, 2019 Hezbollah’s on a fund-raising drive [...]

By |April 26th, 2019|Lebanon|

US targets two individuals, three entities in Hezbollah-related sanctions program

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) April 25, 2019 The U.S. Treasury, moving to boost pressure on Hezbollah, imposed sanctions on Wednesday against two people and three firms that Washington accuses of being involved in schemes [...]

By |April 25th, 2019|Lebanon|

Washington revokes visas of pro-Iran Lebanese nationals

Lebanon’s airport: Political sources revealed that the businessmen were informed about the measure through phone calls they received from the US consulate in Beirut. (NNA) April 24, 2019 The US embassy in Beirut has revoked the visas of several Lebanese figures, who have good relations with the Syrian regime or Iran, as Washington [...]

By |April 24th, 2019|Lebanon|

Lebanese FM received Iranian funds in Red Crescent parcels: Ex Justice Minister

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) walks with Lebanese Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil in Beirut, Lebanon November 7, 2016. (Reuters) April 24, 2019 Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil has been accused of engaging in widespread acts of corruption, including receiving Iranian funds as payment for providing a “Christian cover” for Hezbollah. The [...]

By |April 24th, 2019|Lebanon|

US offers $10 million for info on Hezbollah financial activities

Hezbollah supporters carry portraits of the founder of Iran’s Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Khomeini (left), and supreme leader Ali Khamenei, as they march in the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Hatta on March 18. (AFP) April 22, 2019 The Trump administration offered on Monday rewards of up to $10 million each for information that [...]

By |April 22nd, 2019|Lebanon, North America, USA|