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Shiite cleric Ali Al-Amin snaps back at Hezbollah over Iran

Lebanese Shiite cleric Ali Al-Amin. (Supplied) December 19, 2019 Anti-Hezbollah Shiite cleric Ali Al-Amin rebuffed accusations of normalization with Israel, saying that recent campaigns against him were the result of his rejection of the Iranian project that Hezbollah was importing to Lebanon and the region. “Treason campaigns against me by Hezbollah are not [...]

By |December 19th, 2019|Lebanon|

Lebanese countdown for Iran malign influence

Protesters stand along the side of the Beirut-Jounieh highway on Wednesday, the seventh day of protests against tax increases and government corruption.(AFP) By Pooya Stone December 18, 2019 In Lebanon, while the political turmoil escalates over the appointment of a new prime minister, protesters flooded into Beirut’s streets on Sunday, December 15. They [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|Lebanon|

Israeli officer: Iran killed co-pilot Arad in revenge for assassination of its 4 diplomats

Israeli co-pilot Ron Arad who was captured by the Lebanese Amal movement in 1986 and was killed by Iranian envoys. (Getty) December 14, 2019 A senior officer in the Military Intelligence Division of the Israeli army revealed that - contrary to information previously published in Israel - Israeli co-pilot Ron Arad who was [...]

By |December 14th, 2019|Isreal, Lebanon|

US Treasury to impose sanctions on Hezbollah-linked Lebanese individuals

Hezbollah supporters hold images of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Khomeini (L) and Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenai, during celebrations in Beirut on February 6, 2019. (AFP) December 13, 2019 The US Treasury is expected to impose sanctions on several Hezbollah-linked Lebanese individuals on Friday accused of money laundering and tax [...]

By |December 13th, 2019|Lebanon|

Shooting his mouth off, Iranian official admits the truth about Lebanon

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei (L), Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah (C), and Commander of Iran’s Quds Force Qassem Soleimani pose for a photo, undated. (khamenei.ir) By Tom Rogan December 13, 2019 With telling embarrassment, Iran is rowing back comments made by an adviser to the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The [...]

By |December 13th, 2019|Isreal, Lebanon|

Iran’s threat to destroy Tel Aviv from Lebanon condemned

Members of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah take part in Ashura commemorations in a southern Beirut suburb on October 12, 2016.(AFP) December 11, 2019 A statement by a senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has triggered a series of condemnations in Lebanon, after he claimed the country could be used for [...]

By |December 11th, 2019|Isreal, Lebanon|

US court sentences Iran-linked Hezbollah operative to 40 years in jail

Ali Kourani, one of the Hezbollah suspects arrested by US. (Supplied) December 4, 2019 An American of Lebanese descent was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Tuesday for buying weapons and plotting attacks on behalf of the Lebanese Hezbollah organization.. Ali Kourani, 34, was found guilty in May of gathering intelligence on [...]

By |December 4th, 2019|Lebanon, North America, USA|

Iran’s proxies in Iraq, Lebanon signing own death warrants

Medical crew carry a wounded man during ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq, on Dec. 1, 2019. (REUTERS) By Baria Alamuddin December 3, 2019 With 400 already dead, the killings in Iraq escalated horrifically at the weekend following the torching of Iran’s consulate in the holy city of Najaf. About 70 protesters were gunned [...]

By |December 4th, 2019|Iraq, Lebanon|

‘Murder, Starve, Oppress’: Envoy reveals Hezbollah operations in Venezuela

A Lebanese soldier stands beside posters of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez on a bridge in Beirut, Dec. 1, 2006. (Reuters) December 2, 2019 Lebanese Hezbollah controls vast swaths of territory in Venezuela, has close ties to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, and leads drug trafficking and illegal gold [...]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Latin America, Lebanon|

Germany mulling total ban on Iran-backed Hezbollah

Members of Lebanon’s Shia Hezbollah movement stand at attention in the southern town of Bisariyeh, August 2016. (AFP) November 29, 2019 Five months after Germany’s Bundestag rejected a bill to outlaw the Lebanese Hezbollah in the federal republic, the government is now heading to fully ban the activities of the Iranian-backed group on [...]

By |November 29th, 2019|Europe, Lebanon|