Lebanese Nizar Zakka to be released within hours from Iran, handed to Hezbollah

Nizar Zakka delivering a speech during the MENA ICT Forum conference in Jordan in March 2013. (AP) June 10, 2019 Lebanese national and IT expert Nizar Zakka is to be released within hours from Iran and handed to Lebanese Hezbollah, a decision taken only “upon the request and mediation of Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan [...]

By |June 10th, 2019|Lebanon|

Lawyer for Lebanese man held in Iran says he will be freed

Nizar Zakka, speaker at Internet Freedom and Economic Growth Panel during Technology Conference LOGIN 2015 in Vilnius, Lithuania. (YouTube) June 4, 2019 The lawyer for a Lebanese man held in Iran since 2015 said Monday that his client will be released in the "next few days." Majed Dimashkiyeh told The Associated Press that [...]

By |June 4th, 2019|Lebanon|

Netanyahu says Iran pays $700 million to Hezbollah annually

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Reuters) June 3, 2019 Israel Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, says the Islamic Republic of Iran transfers $700ma year to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Celebrating Jerusalem Day on Sunday, June 2, Netanyahu said: “Every year, Iran’s foreign Ministry transfers over $100m under diplomatic cover, by seemingly innocent means, to Lebanon [...]

By |June 3rd, 2019|Isreal, Lebanon|

Mike Pompeo calls on Germany to ban Hezbollah as UK did

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is greeted by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas prior to talks at Villa Borsig in north Berlin on May 31, 2019. (AFP) May 31, 2019 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Germany to also ban the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah during his state visit on [...]

By |May 31st, 2019|Europe, Lebanon, North America, USA|

Iran-backed Yemen’s Houthis launch fundraising drive for cash-strapped Hezbollah

Supporters carry picture of Hassan Nasrallah and Yemen’s Houthi leader, Abdel Malek al-Houthi, in Beirut on October 12, 2016. (Reuters) By Albin Szakola May 29, 2019 A Yemeni radio station broadcasting in support of the Yemeni rebel Houthi movement has launched a fundraising drive on behalf of Hezbollah, which has come under pressure from [...]

By |May 29th, 2019|Lebanon, Yemen|

US sanctions affect Lebanon’s import of pharmaceuticals from Iran

Lebanese Health Minister Jamil Jabak during his press conference on Friday. (Dalati and Nohra) May 25, 2019 Lebanese Health Minister Jamil Jabak has said that Lebanon can no longer import pharmaceuticals from Iran after the US sanctions on Iran. During a news conference he held on Friday to brief the public on his [...]

By |May 25th, 2019|Lebanon|

US sanctions choke off Iran’s aid to Hezbollah

A French U.N. peacekeepers Leclerc tank passes a billboard showing Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrullah. (AFP) May 25, 2019 A French newspaper has found that crippling US sanctions on Iran have choked off Tehran’s financial support to Hezbollah, one of the country’s most important proxies in the [...]

By |May 25th, 2019|Lebanon|

US sanctions force Hezbollah to cut spending on fighters

Members of Lebanon’s Shia Hezbollah movement stand at attention in the southern town of Bisariyeh, last August. (AFP) May 20, 2019 Re-imposed US sanctions have affected Iran’s ability to finance Hezbollah, its proxy in Lebanon, forcing the militia group to cut expenditure by recalling fighters in Syria and laying off employees at its [...]

By |May 20th, 2019|Lebanon|

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|