Lebanon slips further into Iran’s orbit as Hariri bows out

Posters depicting Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, who has resigned from his post, are seen in Beirut, Lebanon, Nov 10, 2017. (REUTERS) January 27, 2022 A decision by Sunni Muslim leader Saad al-Hariri to step away from Lebanese politics opens the way for Shi'ite Hezbollah to extend its already deep sway over the [...]

By |January 27th, 2022|Lebanon|

Lebanon’s Hariri withdraws from politics, blaming Iran’s influence

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. (Reuters) January 25, 2022 Lebanese Sunni Muslim leader Saad al-Hariri said on Monday he was stepping back from politics partly blaming Iran’s intrusive role in Lebanon. The move turns the country's sectarian politics on its head as the country grapples with a financial crisis and may delay [...]

By |January 25th, 2022|Lebanon|

US Treasury imposes sanctions on Lebanese individuals over Hezbollah ties

The US Treasury Department building in Washington.. (AFP) January 21, 2022 The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on three Lebanese nationals and 10 companies it said were part of an international Hezbollah network, accusing them of evading sanctions on the group with an armed militia that is designated as a Foreign Terrorist [...]

By |January 21st, 2022|Lebanon, North America, USA|

US imposes sanctions on Hezbollah-linked businessmen in Lebanon

A woman wears a scarf decorated in the colours of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement and bearing a picture of the movement's leader Hassan Nasrallah, in a Beirut, Oct 12, 2016. (AFP) January 18, 2022 The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on three businessmen with ties to Hezbollah, saying their activity as financial [...]

By |January 18th, 2022|Lebanon, North America, USA|

Fears grow over Iran influence in Lebanon after Hezbollah, Amal Cabinet decision

Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati arrives at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon September 13, 2021. (REUTERS) January 17, 2022 A decision by Hezbollah and the Amal Movement to end a boycott of Lebanon’s Cabinet has led to speculation that Iran is making moves to control Lebanon’s political system. Lebanese Forces MP Ziad [...]

By |January 17th, 2022|Lebanon|

Lebanese set up opposition group to ‘end Iranian occupation’

Anti-government protesters shout slogans in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. (AP) January 12, 2022 A large group of Lebanese politicians have established a new opposition group to end what they call Iranian occupation of Lebanon represented through Hezbollah. During a press conference in Beirut on Monday, with about two hundred politicians and academics [...]

By |January 12th, 2022|Lebanon|

Lebanese ex-prisoner in Iran sets up NGO to support all hostages

Nizar Zakka who spent four years in an Iranian prison on fabricated charges of espionage, March 2013. (AP) January 6, 2022 Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese who spent about four years in prison in Iran on political charges, has established an NGO to support and help the release of people held hostage for unjust [...]

By |January 6th, 2022|Lebanon|

Arab Coalition: Terrorist Hezbollah responsible for targeting civilians in Saudi Arabia, Yemen

Arab coalition spokesman, Colonel Turki al-Malki, speaks as he displays the debris of a ballistic missile which was launched by Yemen's Houthi group towards Riyadh, during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 29, 2020. (Reuters) December 27, 2021 The Saudi-led Arab coalition revealed on Sunday evidence that proves the involvement of [...]

By |December 27th, 2021|Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Lebanese opposition figure: Country ‘taken hostage by Iran and Hezbollah’

A Hezbollah supporter 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) December 25, 2021 Lebanese opposition figure Sami Gemayel has said his country has been “taken hostage in the hands of Iran and Hezbollah.” In comments to [...]

By |December 25th, 2021|Lebanon|

Yemen army kills Iran-linked Hezbollah military expert in Marib

Houthi rebels hold a poster of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah during a rally in support of Hezbollah, in Sana'a, Yemen. (AP) December 10, 2021 A Hezbollah military leader fighting for the Iran-backed Houthis has been killed in clashes with government forces in the central province of Marib, Yemen’s information minister revealed on Thursday. [...]

By |December 10th, 2021|Lebanon, Yemen|