New details emerge on Hezbollah ‘assassination plot’ in Colombia

Hezbollah militants parade images of dead Shiite imams and a dead leader, Imad Mughniyah, centre, at his funeral. (AFP) By Florencia Montaruli December 9, 2021 In mid-November, Colombian Defence Minister Diego Molano startled the international community by declaring Iran and Hezbollah “enemies” of his country. Molano claimed that two months previously, “we had to deal [...]

By |December 9th, 2021|Israel, Latin America, Lebanon, North America, USA|

Five suspects arrested in Kuwait over Hezbollah financing charges

Hezbollah fighters stand atop a car mounted with a mock rocket, as they parade during a rally in the southern village of Seksakiyeh, Lebanon. (AP) December 3, 2021 Five suspects were arrested in Kuwait for financing Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah group, a month after 18 individuals were arrested for the same charges, Kuwaiti newspaper al-Qabas reported [...]

By |December 3rd, 2021|Kuwait, Lebanon|

Israel exposes identity of Syrian ‘godfather’ of Hezbollah’s expansion in Golan

Israeli soldiers survey the border with Syria from a military post in the Golan Heights, on Feb 10, 2018. (Flash90) November 27, 2021 Israel revealed on Friday the name of a Syrian officer who is assisting the Syrian Army in the Golan Heights and is offering aid to Hezbollah’s activities inside a demilitarized [...]

By |November 27th, 2021|Israel, Lebanon, Syria|

Australia lists Iran-allied Hezbollah as ‘terrorist organization’

Hezbollah parade in Beirut. (AFP) November 24, 2021 Australia on Wednesday listed all of Hezbollah as a “terrorist organization”, extending an existing ban on armed units to the entire movement, which wields considerable power over Lebanon. Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews said that the Iran-backed Shiite group “continues to threaten terrorist attacks and [...]

By |November 24th, 2021|Australia, Lebanon|

Kuwait detains 18 suspected of financing Iran-allied Lebanon’s Hezbollah

Shiite Hezbollah militants stand to attention as hundreds of people gather in a huge hall waiting to watch a televised speech by the group leader Hassan Nasrallah, in Beirut, Feb 22, 2008. (AFP) November 18, 2021 Prosecutors in Kuwait have detained 18 people suspected of financing Lebanon's Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah, local newspapers [...]

By |November 18th, 2021|Kuwait, Lebanon|

Why Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah is unlikely to disarm voluntarily

A Hezbollah fighter stands behind an empty rocket launcher, May 22, 2010. (AP) By Oubai Shahbandar November 17, 2021 It was a late October morning in 1983 when two suicide trucks driven by members of a then little-known terror group named Hezbollah crashed into a US Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, killing 241 [...]

By |November 17th, 2021|Lebanon|

Colombia says monitoring Lebanon’s Hezbollah over ‘criminal’ acts

Colombia's military intelligence services said the Lebanese Shia movement was spying on American and Israeli businessmen in Colombia. (AFP) November 15, 2021 Colombia said Sunday it is monitoring the activities there of the pro-Iranian group Hezbollah, accusing it of having conducted criminal activities. “Two months ago we had to deal with a situation [...]

By |November 15th, 2021|Latin America, Lebanon|

Lebanese Interior Ministry orders probe into Iranian football team’s outsize suitcases

The excessive amount of baggage brought by the Iranian national football team to Beirut ahead of a match on Thursday raised some eyebrows in cyberspace. (IranWire) By Payam Younesipour November 12, 2021 The suspiciously outsized luggage pushed by Iran’s national football team when they touched down at Beirut’s Rafic Hariri International Airport this week – [...]

By |November 12th, 2021|Lebanon|

Football game against Iran fuels Lebanese pride

Iran won the World Cup 2022 qualifier, 2-1. (AFP) November 12, 2021 The Iranian national football team has visited Lebanon on several occasions to compete in the Asian qualifiers. But this week, the Iranian team arrived in a very different set of circumstances, playing Lebanon on Thursday amid a wave of political quarreling [...]

By |November 12th, 2021|Lebanon|

Did team Melli just arrive in Beirut with suitcases full of cash?

The excessive amount of baggage brought by the Iranian national football team to Beirut ahead of a match on Thursday raised some eyebrows in cyberspace. (IranWire) November 10, 2021 With some delay due to earlier problems procuring an un-sanctioned plane, images of the players and coaches of the Iranian national football team at Beirut Airport [...]

By |November 10th, 2021|Lebanon|