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|

Austrian court convicts Iran-trained Hezbollah commander for terrorism

Fighters of the Shiite Hezbollah terror group in the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Hatta on March 18, 2017. (AFP) September 2, 2020 A court in the capital of the Austrian state of Carinthia last week convicted a Hezbollah commander and recruiter for the Lebanese terrorist organization. The court in the city of Klagenfurt declared [...]

By |September 3rd, 2020|Europe, Lebanon|

UNSC draft resolution aims to prevent Iran-linked Hezbollah’s violations in south Lebanon

A French U.N. peacekeepers Leclerc tank passes a billboard showing Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrullah. (AFP) August 28, 2020 French negotiators at the UN Security Council exerted intense diplomatic efforts to persuade their US counterparts of a draft resolution that would “lay new foundations” for the mission of [...]

By |August 28th, 2020|Lebanon|

Israel attacks Iran-backed Hezbollah posts after shots fired at soldiers

Israeli soldiers block the road on the border with Lebanon in the northern town of Metula, December 4, 2018. (AP) August 26, 2020 Israeli attack helicopters struck observation posts of the militant Hezbollah group along the Lebanon border overnight after shots were fired at Israeli troops operating in the area, the military said [...]

By |August 26th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon|

US Congress calls for standing against Chinese-Iranian ambitions in Lebanon

Members of the House of Representatives of the 111th Congress, Washington. (AP) August 21, 2020 A group of Democratic and Republican senators called on the US administration to lead international efforts to help the Lebanese people after the Beirut Aug. 4 explosion and to stand in the way of Iranian and Chinese goals [...]

By |August 21st, 2020|East Asia, Lebanon, North America, USA|

Iran sold Hezbollah hundreds of tons of ammonium nitrate in 2013

Wounded people walk near the site of an explosion at the port in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 4, 2020. (AFP) August 21, 2020 Iran supplied Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group with hundreds of tons of ammonium nitrate in 2013-2014, around the same time Lebanon confiscated thousands of tons of the explosive substance that years [...]

By |August 21st, 2020|Lebanon|

UN tribunal: Main defendant in Hariri killing was Iran-linked Hezbollah member

The devastation left after the bomb that targeted the motorcade of Rafik Hariri in Beirut on February 14, 2005. (AP) August 18, 2020 A UN-backed tribunal on Tuesday convicted a member of Iran-backed Hezbollah of conspiring to kill former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in a 2005 bombing that set the stage for [...]

By |August 18th, 2020|Lebanon|

The message of Lebanon’s development and its impact on Iran’s regime

A drone picture shows the scene of an explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP) August 14, 2020 The uprising by the Lebanese people is the beginning of the end of Hezbollah and its masters in Iran. Four days after the horrific explosion in Beirut on August [...]

By |August 14th, 2020|Lebanon|

In Beirut, Iran’s Zarif says up to Lebanon to decide future government

Zarif surrounded by Hezbollah and Amal Movement MPs upon his arrival at Beirut Airport on Feb 11, 2019. (AP) August 14, 2020 The Lebanese should be the only party who should decide their future government, Iran’s Foreign Minster Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday in Beirut. Speaking after a meeting with his Lebanese [...]

By |August 14th, 2020|Lebanon|

Lithuania designates Iran-linked Hezbollah as a terrorist organization

Lebanon's Hezbollah members carry Hezbollah flags during a parade in Beirut. (REUTERS) August 13, 2020 Lithuania on Thursday designated the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group as a terrorist organization and issued a 10-year ban on all individuals related to the Iran-backed group from entering the Baltic nation’s territory. “After receiving valuable information from our [...]

By |August 13th, 2020|Europe, Lebanon|