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Iran offers to treat people injured in Beirut blast

A man inspects the damage following Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon August 5, 2020. (REUTERS) August 5, 2020 Iran’s president offered on Wednesday to send medical aid to Lebanon and treat people injured in the massive blast that killed at least 100 people in Beirut. “Iran announces its readiness to send [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Lebanon|

Netanyahu warns Iran-backed Hezbollah after Israeli strike in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem on January 7, 2018. (REUTERS) August 5, 2020 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday warned the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group and others after Israeli forces said they thwarted an infiltration attempt from Syria by suspected [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|

What is Iran’s strategy amid Israel-Hezbollah tensions?

Israeli soldiers patrol the cease-fire line between Israel and Syria, as seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, July 26, 2018. (Reuters) By Seth J. Frantzman July 30, 2020 Iran has been surprisingly quiet amid the growing Israel-Hezbollah tensions. Part of that is due to the fact that Iran is running a massive military drill off [...]

By |July 30th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|

Iran, Hezbollah are unable to fully respond to increase in Israeli attacks

An Israeli Air Force F-35 Lightning II fighter plane performs at an air show in the Negev desert. (AFP) July 28, 2020 Iran and its proxies in Syria and Lebanon do not have the maneuverability to respond to increasing Israeli attacks against them and are unlikely to carry out a large-scale retaliation, said [...]

By |July 28th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|

Israel says it thwarts Iran-linked Hezbollah infiltration attempt

An Israeli soldier runs to direct an armoured personal vehicle near the Syrian border in the Golan Heights, on May 10. (AFP) July 27, 2020 The Israeli military on Monday said it thwarted an infiltration attempt by Hezbollah militants — setting off one of the heaviest exchanges of fire along the volatile Israel-Lebanon [...]

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

All passengers on Iranian plane exited, only minor injuries: Beirut airport head

A general view of the Beirut airport. (Getty) July 23, 2020 All passengers exited an Iranian plane that landed in Beirut after a fighter jet approached it over Syrian airspace on Thursday, Beirut airport head Fadi Hassan told Reuters. He said there were only minor injuries. The pilot of the Iranian passenger plane [...]

By |July 23rd, 2020|Lebanon|

Iran state TV: Iranian passenger plane ‘harassed’ over Syria

A plane from the Iranian private airline, Mahan Air. (AP) July 23, 2020 An Iranian passenger plane flying from Tehran to Beirut on Thursday was “harassed” by Israeli fighter jets, Iranian state TV reported, saying the plane managed to safely land in the Lebanese capital. There was no immediate comment from Israel or [...]

By |July 23rd, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|

Israel reinforces Lebanon border after Iran-linked Hezbollah threats

Israeli soldiers block the road on the border with Lebanon in the northern town of Metula, December 4, 2018. (AP) July 23, 2020 The Israeli military said Thursday it was reinforcing the country’s northern border with infantry troops “in accordance with the situational assessment.” The announcement comes after a strike earlier this week [...]

By |July 23rd, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon|

US to put ‘severe economic pressure’ on Iran-backed Hezbollah

Members of Lebanon’s Shia Hezbollah movement stand at attention in the southern town of Bisariyeh, August 20, 2016. (AFP) July 23, 2020 The United States will put “severe economic pressure” on Iran-backed Hezbollah, a spokesperson for the US State Department said, urging other countries to do the same. Morgan Ortagus said the US [...]

By |July 23rd, 2020|Lebanon, North America, USA|

How Lebanon’s fate is linked to US-Iran showdown

Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah is seen on a video screen as he addresses his supporters during a ceremony in Beirut, Sep 30, 2017. (Reuters) By Osama Al-Sharif July 22, 2020 Lebanon’s economy is in freefall and the chances of the government of Hassan Diab being able to strike a last-minute deal with the [...]

By |July 22nd, 2020|Lebanon, North America, USA|