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Hezbollah boasts of ‘precision’ weaponry, vows to maintain presence in Syria

Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah speaks via a video link during activities marking the holy day of Ashoura, in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. (AP) September 22, 2018 Israel’s attempts to halt the supply of precision armoury to Hezbollah have failed, the group’s Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah told crowds during a [...]

By |September 22nd, 2018|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|

Hezbollah leader boasts group has ‘highly accurate’ missiles

Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah. (AFP) September 20, 2018 The leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah boasted Thursday the group now possesses “highly accurate” missiles despite Israeli attempts to prevent it from acquiring such weapons. Hassan Nasrallah didn’t offer specifics on the weapons in his traditional televised speech commemorating Ashoura, a top [...]

By |September 20th, 2018|Isreal, Lebanon|

Hezbollah ritually humiliates the UN

  A French U.N. peacekeepers Leclerc tank passes a billboard showing Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrullah. (AFP) By Tony Badran September 18, 2018 In what is becoming a yearly ritual, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2433 end of August, extending the mandate of the UN Interim Force [...]

By |September 18th, 2018|Lebanon|

Rouhani adviser says Iran failed detained US resident

Shahindokht Molaverdi, Rouhani’s Special Assistant for Civil Rights, said the government is looking at the matter of Baha’i business closures. (IranWire) September 15, 2018 A top adviser to Iran's president on human rights said that the government "failed" to help a U.S. permanent resident imprisoned over spying allegations that she herself invited to [...]

By |September 15th, 2018|Lebanon, North America, USA|

Hezbollah, a history of assassinations and purge

The devastation left after the bomb that targeted the motorcade of Rafik Hariri in Beirut on February 14, 2005. (AP) September 14, 2018 The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) in the International Criminal Court will soon complete its tasks concerning the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri.  This is after perusing [...]

By |September 14th, 2018|Lebanon|

Houthis insist negotiators’ flight to be used for transporting injured Hezbollah men

UN envoy Martin Griffiths attends a news conference ahead of Yemen talks at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland September 5, 2018. (Reuters) September 8, 2018 A delegation comprising 12 negotiators, representing the legitimate government in Yemen, left Riyadh for Geneva on Wednesday to attend the United Nations-sponsored new round of peace talks [...]

By |September 8th, 2018|Lebanon, Yemen|

Lebanon: US vetoes ‘Hezbollah promotion’ in next cabinet

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (AP) September 5, 2018 The United States has placed a decisive veto on any qualitative or quantitative increase of Hezbollah’s share in the next Cabinet, [...]

By |September 5th, 2018|Lebanon|

Tehran wants to drag Lebanon deeper into the Syrian mire

Hezbollah and Syrian flags are seen fluttering in Fleita, Syria August 2, 2017. (REUTERS) September 4, 2018 The determination of party sizes and shares hampering the creation of a new Lebanese government is a reflection of another hidden war about reshaping the political map of the region. Check the August 26 speech of [...]

By |September 4th, 2018|Lebanon, Syria|

Iran’s secret weapons-smuggling air route to Lebanon revealed by intel sources

Qeshm Fars Air, an Iranian civil aviation company, is suspected of smuggling arms into Lebanon, destined for the militant group Hezbollah and Iranian weapons factories. (Supplied) September 4, 2018 An Iranian civil aviation company is suspected of smuggling arms into Lebanon, destined for the militant group Hezbollah and Iranian weapons factories -- and western intelligence [...]

By |September 4th, 2018|Lebanon, Syria|

Iran’s incitement of tension in Lebanon

Members of Lebanon’s Shia Hezbollah movement stand at attention in the southern town of Bisariyeh, last August. (AFP) By Radwan al-Sayed August 31, 2018 After Iran’s supreme leader finally slammed the United States and said he would not negotiate, asserting that he had guaranteed the US would lose everywhere, Nasrallah on cue resumed his [...]

By |August 31st, 2018|Lebanon|