Nine Iran-allied Hezbollah members killed, 30 wounded in Turkish strike in Syria

A 'Hezbollah' member in southern Syria. (AFP) February 29, 2020 Turkish strikes on northwest Syria late on Friday killed nine members of Iran-backed Hezbollah and wounded 30 others, a commander in the regional alliance backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said. The commander said on Saturday that the Turkish strikes targeted Hezbollah headquarters near [...]

By |February 29th, 2020|Lebanon, Syria, Turkey|

US Treasury sanctions Hezbollah-linked Lebanese individuals, groups

Supporters of Lebanon’s Shia movement Hezbollah hold posters of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a parade in Beirut, last September. (AFP) February 27, 2020 The United States has listed three people and 12 entities, including pharmaceutical and medical companies, in Lebanon who are linked with the Hezbollah Martyrs Foundation on its [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Lebanon, North America, Uncategorised, USA|

Iran makes empty promises to Lebanon

A supporter of the Shiite Hezbollah movement holds a poster of slain Iranian General Qasem Soleimani as the movement's leader delivers a speech on a screen, in Beirut. Jan 5, 2020. (AFP) By Hanin Ghaddar February 22, 2020 While Lebanon was preparing itself for the International Monetary Fund’s visit – Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani flew [...]

By |February 22nd, 2020|Lebanon|

Iran’s offer to support Lebanese economy met with skepticism

Anti-government protesters shout slogans in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. (AP) February 18, 2020 Iran is ready to help Lebanon's ailing economy, the speaker of its parliament was quoted as saying Monday during a visit to Beirut. Lebanon is going through its worst crisis in decades as a debt burden combined with [...]

By |February 18th, 2020|Lebanon|

Hezbollah slammed for unveiling Soleimani monument in Lebanon

A statue of slain Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani unveiled in the Lebanese village of Maroun al-Ras, February 15, 2020. (Twitter) February 17, 2020 Hezbollah on Saturday unveiled a monument to Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed by a US drone strike on Jan. 3. The monument, on a hill in the [...]

By |February 17th, 2020|Lebanon|

Iran militias assassinated Lebanon’s Rafik Hariri: Saudi official

The devastation left after the bomb that targeted the motorcade of Rafik Hariri in Beirut on February 14, 2005. (AP) February 17, 2020 Saudi Arabia’s Vice Minister of Defense, Prince Khalid bin Salman, said on Sunday that the late Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri had been assassinated by Iranian militia. The deputy defense [...]

By |February 17th, 2020|Lebanon, Saudi Arabia|

Inside Iran’s push to get Hezbollah to take a role in Iraq

Iraqi Shiite fighters from the Kataib Hezbollah militia march during a military parade marking Al-Quds International Day in Baghdad, May 31, 2019. (AFP) February 15, 2020 Since the US killed Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi Kataib Hezbollah militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Iran has been feeling a vacuum in its “axis of resistance.” Tehran must [...]

By |February 15th, 2020|Iraq, Lebanon|

Pompeo condemns Iranian interference in Iraq, Lebanon

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a press conference during the NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting at the State Department in Washington, April 4, 2019. (AFP) February 15, 2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday condemned Iranian interference in the affairs of Iraq and Lebanon, during a speech at the [...]

By |February 15th, 2020|Iraq, Lebanon|

Israel says planning ‘massive’ drone acquisition to counter Iran threat

Israel is to buy and develop drones to watch Iran-linked Hezbollah, Hamas and Iran’s al-Quds forces as its most pressing threats. (AFP) February 14, 2020 Israel is to buy and develop drones on a “massive” scale to increase its military edge over its enemies - Iran and its allies - the army said Thursday. [...]

By |February 14th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|

Four Hezbollah experts killed in Yemen by coalition strikes

Shia rebels, known as Houthis, hold a poster of Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah during a rally in support of Hezbollah, in Sana'a, Yemen. (AP) February 13, 2020 Four experts from the Lebanese Hezbollah group were killed in Arab Coalition airstrikes last week in separate locations east of the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, [...]

By |February 13th, 2020|Lebanon, Yemen|