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Bombing in Bulgaria: Turning the tide on Iran-backed Hezbollah

A bus bombing that killed five Israelis and a driver in Bulgaria was most likely the work of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, July 18, 2012. (Reuters) By Toby Dershowitz and Dylan Gresik September 21, 2020 At 5:23 p.m. on July 18, 2012, a deadly explosion rocked Bulgaria’s Sarafavo airport near the Black Sea town of Burgas, killing [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|Europe, Isreal, Lebanon|

Iran-linked Hezbollah has explosives stored across Europe, says US official

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah speaks by video to supporters in Baalbek, Lebanon, August 31, 2017. (AFP) By Joyce Karam September 18, 2020 Hezbollah has smuggled explosives, including ammonium nitrate, to Europe where it has a network of stores, a senior US State Department official disclosed on Thursday evening. The stores, established by the Iran-backed [...]

By |September 18th, 2020|Europe, Lebanon, North America, USA|

US blacklists Hezbollah-linked companies, individual

A Hezbollah supporter chants slogans, as he holds a picture of the late Iran leader Ayatollah Khomeini (L) and Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei (R) in Beirut, Jan 7, 2020. (AP) September 17, 2020 The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Hezbollah official and two Lebanon-based companies it accused of being [...]

By |September 17th, 2020|Lebanon, North America, USA|

Iran-backed Hezbollah to stay in Syria

A tank flying the Hezbollah terror group's flag is seen in the Qara area in Syria's Qalamoun region on August 28, 2017. (AFP) September 15, 2020 Head of the Free Patriotic Movement MP Gebran Bassil’s announcement that Hezbollah had begun to think about returning from Syria seems to be drifted from the current [...]

By |September 15th, 2020|Lebanon, Syria|

Qatar funds Iran-backed Hezbollah arsenal through the gold markets of Uganda

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) By Damien McElroy September 14, 2020 Qatar operated a funding network for arms shipments from Europe to Hezbollah using gold shipments traded through Africa, according the latest revelations [...]

By |September 14th, 2020|Africa, Lebanon, Qatar|

Hezbollah’s links with Irish terror group exposed

Hezbollah flags have often been waved at the annual al-Quds rally in Berlin. (Getty) September 14, 2020 Hezbollah provided the New IRA with finances and shipments of weapons, according to an undercover agent who infiltrated the Irish terror group. Former British secret service operative Denis McFadden made the assessment after spying on the [...]

By |September 14th, 2020|Europe, Lebanon|

US sanctions 2 Lebanese politicians allied with Iran-backed Hezbollah

Hezbollah supporters hold images of Ayatollah Khomeini (L) and Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenai, during celebrations in Beirut on February 6, 2019. (AFP) September 8, 2020 The U.S. Treasury on Tuesday sanctioned two former Lebanese Cabinet ministers who are allied with militant Hezbollah in a rare move against politicians close to the Iran-backed [...]

By |September 8th, 2020|Lebanon, North America, USA|

Hezbollah urged to serve the Lebanese people and stop supporting Iran

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah (L) shakes hands with Maronite Christian leader Samir Geagea (R) during a meeting in Beirut, May 16, 2006. (REUTERS) By Imad Chidiac September 8, 2020 An influential Lebanese politician has urged Hezbollah to help Lebanon, its people and its security and abandon its projects to “spearhead” Iran’s interests in the region. Lebanese Forces [...]

By |September 8th, 2020|Lebanon|

Street in Beirut renamed after slain Iranian general Qassem Soleimani

Gen. Qassem Soleimani (C), former heads 0f elite Quds Force, attends a graduation ceremony of a group of the guard's officers in Tehran, June 30, 2018. (AP) September 7, 2020 A street in the Hezbollah-dominated southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital Beirut has been renamed after slain Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, according to images shared on [...]

By |September 7th, 2020|Lebanon|

French figures call on Macron to back EU efforts to ban Hezbollah

President Macron also stressed the necessity of working to confront Iran's destabilizing activities in the region. (Reuters) September 4, 2020 A group of prominent French figures has called on French President Emmanuel Macron to declare the Iran-backed Lebanese party Hezbollah a terrorist organisation and not to block European Union efforts to blacklist the [...]

By |September 4th, 2020|Europe, Lebanon|