Pirates of the Caribbean: The dangerous relationship between Venezuela, Iran and Hezbollah

A Lebanese soldier stands beside posters of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez in Beirut, Dec. 1, 2006. (Reuters) By Ximena Herrera December 10, 2020 Cooperation between the Venezuelan and Iranian regimes has notably strengthened over the past 10 to 15 years – not always with the best of intentions. [...]

By |December 10th, 2020|Latin America, Lebanon, Venezuela|

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah to move to Iran amid regional tensions

Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah. (AFP) December 4, 2020 Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah plans to move to Iran and may have already made the move, an informed source told the Kuwaiti Al-Jarida newspaper on Wednesday. The source told the paper that intelligence services in Lebanon and neighboring countries have monitored extensive, encrypted communications between the Iranian [...]

By |December 4th, 2020|Israel, Lebanon|

In wake of Iranian threats, Israeli alert on border with Lebanon raises fears of war

A French U.N. peacekeepers Leclerc tank passes a billboard showing Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrullah. (AFP) November 30, 2020 Concerns have been heightened over the eruption of a new war between Lebanon and Israel in wake of the Iranian threats to retaliate for the assassination of nuclear scientist [...]

By |November 30th, 2020|Israel, Lebanon|

Israeli military targets Hezbollah activity in Syria

Israeli soldiers stand atop tanks overlooking the border between Israel and Syria. (REUTERS) November 30, 2020 State-run Syrian news agency (SANA) reported Tuesday night that the Israeli military launched airstrikes against southern Syria shortly before midnight. “At 23:50 on the night of 11/24, the Zionist enemy launched an airstrike from the direction of [...]

By |November 30th, 2020|Israel, Lebanon, Syria|

Hezbollah says Iran will be one to respond to assassination of scientist

Naim Qassem, Hezbollah’s deputy secretary-general (AFP) November 28, 2020 The deputy leader of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah movement said on Friday that the response for the assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was in Iran’s hands. “We condemn this heinous attack and see that the response to this crime is in the hands of [...]

By |November 28th, 2020|Israel, Lebanon|

Coalition airstrikes kill Iran-linked Hezbollah military experts in Yemen

A Yemeni delegation carrying posters of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and Houthi leader Abdulmalik Al-Houthi in a southern Beirut suburb on October 12, 2016. (AFP) November 12, 2020 Arab coalition warplanes killed two Hezbollah military experts in Yemen during airstrikes on a training camp outside Houthi-held Sanaa last week, Yemen’s defense ministry said. Along [...]

By |November 12th, 2020|Lebanon, Yemen|

Estonia imposes sanctions on Iran-backed Hezbollah members

Hezbollah flags have often been waved at the annual al-Quds rally in Berlin. (Getty) October 24, 2020 The Estonian government imposed on Thursday sanctions in response to terrorist acts of Hezbollah militant group, according to a report published by "Estonian World". “Hezbollah poses a considerable threat to international – and thereby Estonian – [...]

By |October 24th, 2020|Europe, Lebanon|

US sanctions 2 senior members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah

A Shi'ite cleric wearing military uniform stands with Hezbollah members in south Lebanon, Jan 21, 2015. (REUTERS) October 23, 2020 The U.S. Treasury has sanctioned two high-ranking Hezbollah officials, including a former military commander in the country’s south. The sanctioned officials are Nabil Qaouk and Hassan al-Baghdadi, both members of Hezbollah’s Central Council. The [...]

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

Iran-backed Hezbollah exposes its own missile factory in ill-judged media tour

Netanyahu presented a map with coordinates he said showed a "secret weapons depot" in Beirut. (AFP) October 6, 2020 The militant group Hezbollah has inadvertently demonstrated its likely ownership of a missile-building facility in the heart of Beirut by inviting the media on a tour of the premises. On Tuesday, September 29 the [...]

By |October 6th, 2020|Israel, Lebanon|

Iran-linked Hezbollah’s Precision Guided Missile project under renewed scrutiny

A Hezbollah fighter stands behind an empty rocket launcher, May 22, 2010. (AP) October 3, 2020 Recent events in Lebanon have brought about renewed attention to Hezbollah’s Precision Guided Missile (PGM) project after an arms depot belonging to the Iranian-backed proxy exploded in Ayn al-Qana last week and Tuesday’s reveal by Prime Minister Netanyahu of [...]

By |October 3rd, 2020|Israel, Lebanon|