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Lebanese man, daughter shot dead in Iran’s capital

Two Lebanese nationals were “assassinated” in Pasdaran Avenue, north of the capital Tehran.. (AP) August 8, 2020 A Lebanese man and his daughter were shot and killed in northern Tehran by an unknown assailant on Friday night, Iran’s Mehr news agency reported. The two were “Habib Dawoud, 58 years old and his daughter [...]

By |August 8th, 2020|Lebanon|

IRGC says Iran to ‘mobilize’ to help Lebanon after blast

A man inspects the damage following Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon August 5, 2020. (REUTERS) August 8, 2020 Tuesday's blast at Lebanon's Beirut port has been as much of a shock to Iran as anywhere else in the world. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted condolences in Arabic and English and spoke with Lebanese [...]

By |August 8th, 2020|Lebanon|

3 Iranian planes landed in Beirut after explosion – what did they bring?

The Iranian flights to Beirut may in part be linked to flying Iranians home from Beirut who were injured or affected by the blast. (Supplied) August 7, 2020 Large Iranian planes, including 747s, have been flying into Beirut in the wake of the massive explosion that killed hundreds and wounded thousands. They appear [...]

By |August 7th, 2020|Lebanon|

Iran again accuses US, Israel of standing behind Beirut blast

Wounded people walk near the site of an explosion at the port in the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4, 2020. (AFP) August 7, 2020 Iranian officials again accused Thursday both Israel and the US of standing behind a massive explosion that hit Beirut’s port Tuesday and sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital, [...]

By |August 7th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, North America, USA|

Without dismantling Iran-linked Hezbollah’s arsenal, Lebanon will always be at risk

A supporter of the Shiite Hezbollah movement holds a poster of slain Iraqi Shiite militia chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis (L) and Iranian General Qasem Soleimani (R) in Beirut. January 5, 2020. (AFP) By Jonathan Schanzer August 7, 2020 Tuesday’s massive explosions in Beirut were a tragedy. But as is often the case in Lebanon, this tragedy [...]

By |August 7th, 2020|Lebanon|

UN Secretary-General Guterres calls on Lebanon to disarm Iran-backed Hezbollah

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. (AFP) August 6, 2020 UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on the Lebanese government to disarm the militant group Hezbollah in a report he intends to present to the United Nations Security Council next Tuesday. “The maintenance of unauthorized weapons outside State control by Hezbollah and other non-State armed groups represents a persistent [...]

By |August 6th, 2020|Lebanon|

Qatar’s alleged finance of Hezbollah terrorist movement puts US troops at risk, dossier claims

Hezbollah displays a pick-up truck mounted with a multiple rocket launcher in a parade in Nabatiyeh, Lebanon, July 10, 2014. (AFP) By Benjamin Weinthal August 06, 2020 Qatar’s monarchy allegedly financed weapons deliveries to the global terrorist group Hezbollah, endangering the nearly 10,000 U.S. troops stations in the emirate, according to a damning new dossier viewed [...]

By |August 6th, 2020|Lebanon, North America, Qatar, USA|

Hezbollah stockpiled chemical behind Beirut blast in London and Germany

A drone picture shows the scene of an explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP) August 6, 2020 Hezbollah kept three metric tons of ammonium nitrate, the explosive thought to be behind the mega blast in Beirut this week, in a storehouse in London, until MI5 and the London [...]

By |August 6th, 2020|Europe, Lebanon|

Iran offers to treat people injured in Beirut blast

A man inspects the damage following Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon August 5, 2020. (REUTERS) August 5, 2020 Iran’s president offered on Wednesday to send medical aid to Lebanon and treat people injured in the massive blast that killed at least 100 people in Beirut. “Iran announces its readiness to send [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Lebanon|

Netanyahu warns Iran-backed Hezbollah after Israeli strike in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem on January 7, 2018. (REUTERS) August 5, 2020 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday warned the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group and others after Israeli forces said they thwarted an infiltration attempt from Syria by suspected [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|