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The west must counter Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon

A drone picture shows the scene of an explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP) By Maria Maalouf and Bryan E. Leib July 30, 2021 As Lebanon gravitates more toward a quagmire after the failure of Saad Al Harriri to form a government, the chances for its [...]

By |July 30th, 2021|Europe, Lebanon, North America, USA|

Iran vaccinating Lebanese Hezbollah

Hezbollah supporters wave their group and Iranian flags during a protest on the Lebanese-Israeli border near the southern village of Kafr Kila, Lebanon, May 14, 2021. (AP) July 27, 2021 An informed source has told IranWire that members of Lebanese Hezbollah and their families began to receive Covid-19 vaccines from Iran about a [...]

By |July 27th, 2021|Lebanon|

Israel targets Hezbollah ammunitions, weapons depots in Syria’s Homs

Hezbollah fighters put Lebanese and Hezbollah flags at Juroud Arsal, Syria-Lebanon border, July 25, 2017. (REUTERS) July 22, 2021 The Syrian regime accused Israel Thursday of carrying out an airstrike in the central province of Homs, the second time in as many days, saying the aerial attack caused material damage. An unidentified Syrian [...]

By |July 22nd, 2021|Israel, Lebanon, Syria|

Hezbollah’s Iranian weapons undermine Lebanon, US national security: Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden. (Reuters) July 21, 2021 The supply of weapons from Iran to Hezbollah undermines Lebanon’s national security and poses a threat to the security of the US, President Joe Biden said Tuesday. The president served notice to Congress to extend the national emergency with respect to Lebanon, in place since 2007, beyond [...]

By |July 21st, 2021|Lebanon, North America, USA|

After rocket fire Israel’s Bennet says Iran has taken Lebanon hostage

Israeli Prime minister-designate Naftali Bennett addresses the Knesset, June 13, 2021. (Israeli Knesset) July 20, 2021 Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday "we won't let Israel's sovereignty and Israel's security be hurt," while speaking about two rockets recently fired from Lebanon into Israeli territory. The Israeli military said its artillery shelled [...]

By |July 20th, 2021|Israel, Lebanon|

US authorities offer £7m for information on Hezbollah terrorist handler

US authorities have issued a fresh appeal for information on Hezbollah operative Salman Raouf Salman. (Supplied) By Ahmad Salloum July 20, 2021 On Monday, July 19, US authorities reissued an offer of a $7 million reward in exchange for information on a pivotal member of Lebanese Hezbollah. The State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program has [...]

By |July 20th, 2021|Latin America, Lebanon, North America, USA|

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

Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah and Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, top, during a Hezbollah "victory over Israel" rally, in Beirut's bombed-out suburbs, Lebanon, Friday, Sept. 22, 2006. (AP) By Ximena Herrera July 17, 2021 Cooperation between the Venezuelan and Iranian regimes has notably strengthened over the past 10 to 15 years – not [...]

By |July 17th, 2021|Latin America, Lebanon, Venezuela|

IRGC sending Afghan refugees to military training in Lebanon

Iran - A funeral for Afghan soldiers who were organized by Iran to fights in Syria and have been killed inside Syria, on May 05, 2015. (Tasnim) July 17, 2021 The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has again begun recruiting Afghan migrants and refugees to be sent to Lebanon for military training, IranWire’s [...]

By |July 17th, 2021|Afghanistan, Lebanon|

With Lebanon in dire straits, Hezbollah seeks to cast Iran as country’s savior

Hezbollah supporters wave their group and Iranian flags during a protest on the Lebanese-Israeli border near the southern village of Kafr Kila, Lebanon, May 14, 2021. (AP) July 10, 2021 Fuel prices in Lebanon rose Wednesday to new heights, with a single liter of 95-octane gasoline costing 71,600 pounds ($47) after a 45 [...]

By |July 10th, 2021|Lebanon|

Iran ‘giving Hezbollah cyber training’ as it embraces digital warfare

Iran’s desire to quell domestic opposition has intensified its use of cyber surveillance tools. (Getty) By Tim Stickings July 1, 2021 Iran's leadership has embraced cyber operations and provided training to its ally Hezbollah, a think tank said. A report by the International Institute for Strategic Studies said Iran sees itself as being in [...]

By |July 1st, 2021|Europe, Lebanon, Middle East, North America, USA|