UK adds entire Iran-backed Hezbollah movement to terror blacklist

Young Lebanese sit below posters of Shia leaders including Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah. (AP) January 17, 2020 Britain's finance ministry on Friday said it had added Lebanon's entire Hezbollah movement to its list of terrorist groups subject to asset freezing. The ministry previously only targeted the Shiite organisation's military wing but has now listed [...]

By |January 17th, 2020|Europe, Lebanon|

Iran tasked Nasrallah with uniting Iraqi proxies after Soleimani’s death

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei (L), Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah (C), and Commander of Iran’s Quds Force Qassem Soleimani. (khamenei.ir) January 17, 2020 The leaders of Iranian-backed paramilitary groups  in Iraq have agreed to put their differences aside and back Hadi al-Amiri as the new chairman of the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) as part [...]

By |January 17th, 2020|Iraq, Lebanon|

Iran-backed Hezbollah says payback for US strike has just begun

Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah. (AFP) January 13, 2020 The leader of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah said Sunday that Iran's missile attacks on two bases in Iraq housing U.S. forces was only the start of the retaliation for America's killing a top Iranian general in a drone strike. Hassan Nasrallah [...]

By |January 13th, 2020|Lebanon, North America, USA|

Hezbollah’s disquieting presence in South America

Young Lebanese sit below posters of Shia leaders including Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah. (AP) January 8, 2020 With the elimination on Jan. 3 of Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian general who oversaw the Islamic Republic’s web of regional proxy armies, attention is bound to turn sooner or later to Hezbollah, the Lebanese armed group whose [...]

By |January 8th, 2020|Lebanon, Saudi Arabia|

German governing parties seek ban of Iran-linked Hezbollah in Europe

A Shi'ite cleric wearing military uniform stands with Hezbollah members. (REUTERS) December 19, 2019 Germany’s governing parties are calling for a ban of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, saying it should be put on the European Union’s terrorist list. Mathias Middelberg, the spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives in parliament, said a joint [...]

By |December 19th, 2019|Europe, Lebanon|

Shiite cleric Ali Al-Amin snaps back at Hezbollah over Iran

Lebanese Shiite cleric Ali Al-Amin. (Supplied) December 19, 2019 Anti-Hezbollah Shiite cleric Ali Al-Amin rebuffed accusations of normalization with Israel, saying that recent campaigns against him were the result of his rejection of the Iranian project that Hezbollah was importing to Lebanon and the region. “Treason campaigns against me by Hezbollah are not [...]

By |December 19th, 2019|Lebanon|

Lebanese countdown for Iran malign influence

Protesters stand along the side of the Beirut-Jounieh highway on Wednesday, the seventh day of protests against tax increases and government corruption.(AFP) By Pooya Stone December 18, 2019 In Lebanon, while the political turmoil escalates over the appointment of a new prime minister, protesters flooded into Beirut’s streets on Sunday, December 15. They [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|Lebanon|

Israeli officer: Iran killed co-pilot Arad in revenge for assassination of its 4 diplomats

Israeli co-pilot Ron Arad who was captured by the Lebanese Amal movement in 1986 and was killed by Iranian envoys. (Getty) December 14, 2019 A senior officer in the Military Intelligence Division of the Israeli army revealed that - contrary to information previously published in Israel - Israeli co-pilot Ron Arad who was [...]

By |December 14th, 2019|Isreal, Lebanon|

US Treasury to impose sanctions on Hezbollah-linked Lebanese individuals

Hezbollah supporters hold images of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Khomeini (L) and Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenai, during celebrations in Beirut on February 6, 2019. (AFP) December 13, 2019 The US Treasury is expected to impose sanctions on several Hezbollah-linked Lebanese individuals on Friday accused of money laundering and tax [...]

By |December 13th, 2019|Lebanon|

Shooting his mouth off, Iranian official admits the truth about Lebanon

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei (L), Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah (C), and Commander of Iran’s Quds Force Qassem Soleimani pose for a photo, undated. (khamenei.ir) By Tom Rogan December 13, 2019 With telling embarrassment, Iran is rowing back comments made by an adviser to the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The [...]

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