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U.S. designates son of Hezbollah leader a terrorist

A supporter of Lebanon's Hezbollah gestures as he holds a Hezbollah flag in Marjayoun, Lebanon May 7, 2018. (REUTERS) November 15, 2018 The U.S. State Department on Tuesday designated Jawad Nasrallah, son of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, a terrorist and accused him of carrying out attacks against Israel in the [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|Lebanon|

Hezbollah associate on trial in Paris over drug links

Members of Lebanon’s Shia Hezbollah movement stand at attention in the southern town of Bisariyeh, last August. (AFP) November 13, 2018 An associate of the Lebanese Hezbollah group went on trial in Paris on Tuesday along with 14 other suspects for their suspected involvement in a vast crime ring accused of laundering Colombian [...]

By |November 13th, 2018|Europe, Lebanon|

Israel said to warn Beirut it will strike Hezbollah rocket factories

A Hezbollah fighter is seen standing at attention in an orange field near the town of Naqura on the Lebanese-Israeli border on 20 April 2017. (AFP) November 3, 2018 Israel has reportedly sent a message to the Lebanese government via Paris demanding that it act against the Hezbollah terror group’s rocket factories in [...]

By |November 3rd, 2018|Isreal, Lebanon|

Iran accused of using civil flights to funnel arms to Hezbollah in Lebanon

Supporters of Lebanon’s Shia movement Hezbollah hold posters of Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei during a parade in Beirut, last September. (AFP) By Simon Speakman Cordall October 29, 2018 Western intelligence sources say Iran is using commercial aircraft to ship weapons systems to its Lebanese ally, Hezbollah, in Beirut. News reports indicate that Tehran is [...]

By |October 29th, 2018|Lebanon|

Trump praised for crackdown of Iran while commemorating 1983 Beirut bombing

President Donald Trump speaks at a reception commemorating the 35th anniversary of the attack on Beirut Barracks at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (AP) By S.A. Miller October 27, 2018 While marking the 35th anniversary of a horrific Hezbollah bombing in Beirut, President Trump thrilled the military crowd in attendance by extolling [...]

By |October 27th, 2018|Lebanon, North America, USA|

Trump signs new Hezbollah sanctions bill in anti-Iran push

Lebanon's Hezbollah members carry Hezbollah flags. (REUTERS) October 26, 2018 US President Donald Trump has signed legislation imposing new sanctions against Hezbollah, the Iran-backed terrorist group behind the 1983 Beirut barracks bombings. Speaking Thursday at a White House event marking the 35th anniversary of the attack that killed 241 Marines, Trump said, “No [...]

By |October 26th, 2018|Lebanon, North America, USA|

Guterres condemns Hezbollah’s continued involvement in Syria, Yemen

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres. (Reuters) October 26, 2018 In a recent report on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1559, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed “deep concern” that Hezbollah militias still retain significant military capabilities beyond the control of the state and called on the Lebanese government to take all [...]

By |October 26th, 2018|Lebanon, Syria, Yemen|

The origins of Hezbollah

Aerial view of the US embassy in Beirut, 18 April 1983, after a bomb destroyed part of the building. (AFP) By Matthew Levitt October 25, 2018 Beirut, a city battered by war, was experiencing a period of relative calm in fall 1983. U.S. diplomats and soldiers were still coming to terms with the [...]

By |October 25th, 2018|Lebanon|

Iran steps up shipments of weapons, military aid to Hezbollah

Hezbollah fighter aiming his weapon on the Syrian side of the Qalamun hills close to the Lebanese border. (AF) October 20, 2018 Iran recently stepped up its shipments of sophisticated weapons and military aid to Lebanon’s Hezbollah, according to US and Western intelligence reports. The shipments arrived at the Beirut Rafic Hariri International [...]

By |October 20th, 2018|Lebanon|

Lebanese innovation stronger than Iran’s grip

Vicious dominance. Supporters of Lebanon’s Shia movement Hezbollah hold posters of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (L) and the movement’s slain former military commander Imad Mughniyeh during a parade in Beirut. (AFP) By Ali al-Amin October 19, 2108 Lebanon is deteriorating as a state and as an Arab country. The new stars in [...]

By |October 19th, 2018|Lebanon|