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US sanctions Hezbollah operative over 1994 Argentina terrorist attack

A powerful explosion destroyed a seven story building housing,of the Jewish Mutual Association of Argentina, in Buenos Aires, on July 18, 1994. (AFP) July 20, 2019 The United States imposed on Friday sanctions on a senior Hezbollah operative for his involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Argentina’s capital Buenos [...]

By |July 20th, 2019|Latin America, Lebanon|

Iran-backed Hezbollah withdraws its troops towards Syrian-Lebanese borders

Hezbollah and Syrian flags flutter on a military vehicle in Western Qalamoun, Syria August 28, 2017. (REUTERS) July 17, 2019 Hezbollah has in the past few days deployed its troops in new areas in the western Qalamoun district in the Damascus countryside, after the forces withdrew from different areas where the Lebanese party [...]

By |July 17th, 2019|Lebanon, Syria|

Israel could be ‘wiped out’ in a war with Iran, Hezbollah leader warns

Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah. (AFP) July 13, 2019 The head of Lebanon’s Tehran-backed Hezbollah said Friday that US ally Israel would not be “neutral” if a war broke out between the United States and Iran. And “Iran is able to bombard Israel with ferocity and force,” Hassan Nasrallah said in [...]

By |July 13th, 2019|Isreal, Lebanon|

Iran’s release of Nizar Zakka was failed overture to US

Lebanese businessman Nizar Zakka left Iran, where he was detained since 2015. (Al Arabiya) July 10, 2019 Iran’s release last month of Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese businessman with US permanent residency, after four years in prison was meant as an opening for US-Iranian talks, according to three Western sources familiar with the issue. [...]

By |July 10th, 2019|Lebanon, North America, USA|

US sanctions top Hezbollah figures, including 2 MPs

Mohammed Raad (L), head of Hezbollah bloc in Lebanese parliament (L), shaking hands with Lebanese President Michel Aoun. (Getty) July 9, 2019 The United States sanctioned on Tuesday three top Hezbollah officials, including two lawmakers -- the first time Washington has taken aim at the Iran-allied group's elected politicians. It was the first [...]

By |July 9th, 2019|Lebanon|

Iran-backed Houthis raise over $100k for Lebanese Hezbollah

A Yemeni delegation carrying posters of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and Houthi leader Abdulmalik Al-Houthi in a southern Beirut suburb on October 12, 2016. (AFP) By Caleb Weiss July 9, 2019 After finishing its fundraising campaign this week for Lebanese Hezbollah, Yemen’s Houthi insurgent group has reported that it raised over $100,000 for the terrorist organization. [...]

By |July 9th, 2019|Lebanon, Yemen|

Lebanese activist freed by Iran praises fellow inmates, including little known Iranian US resident

Lebanese businessman Nizar Zakka left Iran, where he was detained since 2015, and flew to Beirut with Lebanon’s security chief. (Al Arabiya) July 3, 2019 A Lebanese U.S. permanent resident released by Iran last month after almost four years in prison says he formed close bonds with other inmates, including a little-known Iranian [...]

By |July 3rd, 2019|Lebanon, North America, USA|

Kosovo designates Iran-backed Hezbollah as a terrorist group

A Hezbollah flag-waving ceremony, signifying "victory over Israel, in Lebanon back in 2006. (Getty Images) June 29, 2019 Kosovo has now included Hezbollah on its list of terrorist organizations. The World Jewish Congress lauded the move as a “principled step in the critical quest for international peace and security.” “The global community has been [...]

By |June 29th, 2019|Europe, Lebanon|

Hezbollah isn’t just in Beirut. It’s in New York, too

Hezbollah supporters hold images of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Khomeini (L) and Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenai, during celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the Iranian revolution in Beirut on February 6, 2019. (AFP) By Matthew Levitt June 17, 2019 In recent years, Hezbollah has stepped up its activities beyond [...]

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

Lebanese Nizar Zakka: I was subjected to all kinds of torture from the Iranians

Lebanese businessman Nizar Zakka was detained in Iran since 2015. (Al Arabiya) June 12, 2019 Lebanese IT expert Nizar Zakka, who arrived in Beirut on Tuesday after being detained in Iran since 2015, told Al Arabiya that he was "subjected to all kinds of torture from the Iranians" when he was first arrested. [...]

By |June 12th, 2019|Lebanon|