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20 years after withdrawal, Israel, Hezbollah brace for war

“Hard Revenge” on a sign of Abu Mahdi al Muhandis, Qasem Soleimani and Imad Mughniyeh placed at the Lebanon-Israel security fence on April 18, 2020. (Supplied) May 22, 2020 Twenty years after Hezbollah guerrillas pushed Israel’s last troops from southern Lebanon, both sides are gearing up for a possible war that neither seems [...]

By |May 22nd, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon|

UN chief calls on Lebanon to disarm Iran-linked Hezbollah

A Hezbollah fighter stands in front of anti-tank artillery at Juroud Arsal, the Syria-Lebanon border, July 29, 2017. (Reuter) May 15, 2020 Lebanon on Wednesday entered talks with the International Monetary Fund, amid calls to disarm Hezbollah. A report in the Jerusalem Post on Tuesday quoted UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as saying that [...]

By |May 15th, 2020|Lebanon|

Iran newspaper calls for action against German envoy after Hezbollah designation

Hezbollah flags have often been waved at the annual al-Quds rally in Berlin. (Getty) May 5, 2020 An Iranian state-run daily has called for “firm action” against the German ambassador to Tehran in response to Germany designating the Lebanese Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. Germany branded Hezbollah a “Shia terrorist organization” last week, with dozens [...]

By |May 5th, 2020|Europe, Lebanon|

The ten million dollar Hezbollah sheikh, ‘wanted’

The new commander of IRGC's Qods Force Esmail Qaani (L) and Lebanese Shiite cleric Muhammad Kawtharani, who has long spearheaded Hezbollah's Iraq policy. (Mashregh) May 05, 2020 Last month the United States offered a prize for providing "any information on the activities, networks and colleagues" of a senior Lebanese Hezbollah official, thought to [...]

By |May 5th, 2020|Iraq, Lebanon, North America, USA|

Germany bans and raids Iran-linked Hezbollah group

Hezbollah flags have often been waved at the annual al-Quds rally in Berlin. (Getty) April 30, 2020 Germany has banned all activity by the Islamist Hezbollah movement and police have carried out raids on mosques and centres linked to the group. Until now the political wing of the Shia Lebanese group, backed by [...]

By |April 30th, 2020|Europe, Lebanon|

Israel hits Iran, Hezbollah targets near Damascus

Syrian air defences responding to Israeli missiles targeting Iranian facilities near Damascus, April 13, 2019. (AFP) April 27, 2020 Israeli warplanes hit on Monday targets belonging to Iran and its proxies including Lebanon's Hezbollah, near Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. It said four fighters were killed in the strikes. The [...]

By |April 27th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|

Hezbollah responds to recent warnings from Israel

“Hard Revenge” on a sign of Abu Mahdi al Muhandis, Qasem Soleimani and Imad Mughniyeh placed at the Lebanon-Israel security fence on April 18, 2020. (Supplied) By Joe Truzman April 27, 2020 Recent warnings from Israel against Hezbollah’s military activity in southern Syria have elicited a response from the Iranian-backed group. The warning came [...]

By |April 27th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|

Lebanon, Iran-backed Hezbollah, and COVID-19

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 Tony Badran April 24, 2020 In response to the pandemic, the Iran-backed terror group Hezbollah has waged an aggressive public relations campaign aimed at displaying its primacy within Lebanon. This campaign [...]

By |April 24th, 2020|Lebanon|

Iran’s lucrative crime-terrorism nexus with Venezuela continues amid coronavirus

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (R) meets with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani during the 17th NAM Summit, in Margarita Island, Venezuela, on Sept. 16, 2016. (Xinhua) By Joze Pelayo April 23, 2020 Tehran’s global network of militias is once again under scrutiny since the US in January killed the man responsible for leading Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary [...]

By |April 23rd, 2020|Latin America, Lebanon, Venezuela|

Tehran releases footage of Israeli raid at Syrian-Lebanese border

A vehicle allegedly used by Hezbollah to transfer arms targeted by the IDF near the Lebanon border in Syria, April 15, 2020. (Supplied)) April 20, 2020 Iranian media released footage of two missiles hitting a civilian vehicle in Jdeideh Yabous, near the Syrian-Lebanese border. On Wednesday, an Israeli drone first struck near the car [...]

By |April 20th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|