Following Iraqi Shi’ite militias, Hezbollah shows up in Iran ‘for flood relief’

Members of Lebanon’s Shia Hezbollah movement stand at attention in the southern town of Bisariyeh, last August. (AFP) April 18, 2019 The representative of the Lebanese Hezbollah in Iran says a significant number of young Lebanese are currently in Iran, helping relief operations for the flood-stricken people. Speaking to the Islamic Revolution Guards [...]

By |April 18th, 2019|Lebanon|

US slaps sanctions on Lebanese ‘money laundering’ group which helping finance Hezbollah

Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah chant slogans and gesture during a rally marking Al-Quds day in Beirut's southern suburbs in Lebanon on June 23, 2017. (REUTERS) April 12, 2019 US officials on Thursday announced it has sanctioned a Lebanese network accused of laundering millions of dollars for “drug kingpins” and helping finance Hezbollah, the [...]

By |April 12th, 2019|Lebanon|

Threats from Hezbollah highlight causes and consequences of IRGC terror listing

Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah. (AFP) By Mahmoud Hakamian April 12, 2019 On Wednesday, Reuters reported that Lebanon’s Iran-backed militant group Hezbollah had chosen to weigh in on the circumstances and potential consequences of Monday’s announcement that the US government would be blacklisting the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and sanctioning any [...]

By |April 12th, 2019|Lebanon|

Nizar Zakka’s son meets Pompeo, urges Lebanon’s help in releasing his father from Iran

Omar Zakka meets US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington. (NNA) April 5, 2019 The son of Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese national imprisoned in Iran, appealed on Thursday to Lebanese authorities to exert efforts to release his father. Omar Zakka called on all “capable parties to help and follow the lead of [...]

By |April 5th, 2019|Lebanon, North America, USA|

The shadowy case of cheap Iranian steel flooding Lebanon

A blacksmith works at his workshop in the coastal city of Tripoli, north of Beirut. (AFP) By Sunniva Rose April 5, 2019 Traders in Lebanon are angry over a surge in imports of cheap Iranian steel and iron this year, which no one is admitting to bringing in for fear of US sanctions imposed [...]

By |April 5th, 2019|Lebanon|

Pompeo conveyed Israeli warning over Iran’s building of missile factory in Lebanon

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a press briefing at UN headquarters in New York City, New York, US, July 20, 2018. (Reuters) April 4, 2019 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo conveyed to Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri and other officials he met during his visit to Beirut, last week, an [...]

By |April 4th, 2019|Isreal, Lebanon|

Iran-allied Hezbollah established new missile factory in Beirut

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) April 3, 2019 Hezbollah has built a new missile factory in Beirut with the help of Iran, a Channel 13 report revealed on Monday night. Israeli intelligence reportedly shared [...]

By |April 3rd, 2019|Lebanon|

As US pressure mounts on Iran, Lebanon finds itself in jam

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 2, 2019 Mike Pompeo was not the first US secretary of state to visit Lebanon and he will probably not be the last. His recent visit, however, unleashed a [...]

By |April 2nd, 2019|Lebanon, North America, USA|

From Colombia to Lebanon to Toronto: How a DEA probe uncovered Hezbollah’s Canadian money laundering ops

Young women wave Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah flags as well as an Iranian flag in the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil on August 13, 2016. (AFP) By Sam Cooper March 26, 2019 In January 2008, a team of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents travelled to Ottawa to meet with RCMP leaders. They [...]

By |March 26th, 2019|Latin America, Lebanon, North America|

Iran to cement ties with Lebanon, Hezbollah despite US pressure

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil after a public statement in Beirut, Lebanon March 22, 2019. (REUTERS) March 25, 2019 Iran said on Sunday it would expand its ties with Lebanon in spite of the “provocative and interventionist” call by US Secretary of State Mike [...]

By |March 25th, 2019|Lebanon|