Iran abuses Lebanon’s ‘weaker’ state, happy Hezbollah is in control

Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah. (AFP) July 06, 2020 Iran has “abused” a “weaker Lebanese state” for a long time and is happy to have Hezbollah controlling the government in Beirut, Behnam Ben Taleblu a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) told Al Arabiya in an interview. “Let's be clear [...]

By |July 6th, 2020|Lebanon|

Fate of four Iranians kidnapped in Lebanon in 1982 still stirs controversy

Ahmad Motovasselian military attache in Iran embassy in Beirut (2nd L) and three others kidnapped with him. (IRNA) July 4, 2020 The Director of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, IRGC-affiliated Owj Media Organization has published a statement insisting that four Iranian government employees abducted, in northern Lebanon in 1982, were killed on the [...]

By |July 4th, 2020|Lebanon|

Hezbollah supporters call for Lebanon to accept Iranian fuel offer

Anti-government protesters clash with riot policemen during a protest against government's plans to impose new taxes, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (AP) July 3, 2020 Hezbollah supporters launched a hashtag in Lebanon Thursday, calling for Lebanon to accept an Iranian offer for fuel. The hashtag, translated to English, #thelightrisesfromtheast, comes in response to reports [...]

By |July 3rd, 2020|Lebanon|

Slain Iran commander’s daughter marries son of senior Hezbollah leader

Zeinab Soleimani in a meeting with Hassan Nasrallah. She has vowed that her father will be avenged by her "uncle" Nasrallah. January 27, 2020. (Twitter) June 29, 2020 Iranian news websites on Saturday reported that slain Qods Force Commander Qassem Soleimani's daughter Zeynab has married the son of Sayyed Hashim Safi al-Din (Saffieddin), [...]

By |June 29th, 2020|Lebanon|

Iran-backed Hezbollah teaches antisemitism to early teens, report reveals

Hezbollah schools help spread antisemitism in their ancient history and religion textbooks, the new report reveals. (REUTERS) By Arash Azizi June 20, 2020 What do you remember from sixth grade? A funny drawing in a chemistry textbook or a math problem no one could solve? If you went to a primary school run by [...]

By |June 20th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon|

Iran’s crisis of dominance in Lebanon and Syria

Protesters stand along the side of the Beirut-Jounieh highway protesting against government corruption. (AFP) June 18, 2020 Every day that goes by, the Iranian regime’s dominance in counties which it sought to turn into centers for “confronting the global imperialism” is fading more and more. Despite the fact that the Iranian regime used [...]

By |June 18th, 2020|Lebanon, Syria|

Iranian sentenced to death for spying, arrested by Hezbollah in Syria, handed to Iran

Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd (C) appears in a photo standing behind Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes. (Twitter) June 15, 2020 An Iranian sentenced to death on charges of spying for the CIA and the Mossad, was arrested and handed over to Iran by the Lebanese Hezbollah in Syria, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported [...]

By |June 15th, 2020|Lebanon, Syria|

Israel ‘successfully’ tests two ballistic missiles amid tensions with Iran, Hezbollah

An missile is fired from a desert launch site in southern Israel on April 12, 2015. (Getty) June 3, 2020 Israel on Tuesday said it has successfully tested two ballistic missiles in the Mediterranean, amid tensions with Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah. The state-run Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said the “complex trial... [...]

By |June 3rd, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon|

International donors refuse to help Hezbollah-run Institutions

A Hezbollah supporter chants slogans, as he holds a picture of the late Iran revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini (L), and Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. (AP) May 27, 2020 Diplomats in New York revealed that efforts are underway at the United Nations and across capitals to prevent Lebanon from sliding into a “catastrophic [...]

By |May 27th, 2020|Lebanon|

20 years after withdrawal, Israel, Hezbollah brace for war

“Hard Revenge” on a sign of Abu Mahdi al Muhandis, Qasem Soleimani and Imad Mughniyeh placed at the Lebanon-Israel security fence on April 18, 2020. (Supplied) May 22, 2020 Twenty years after Hezbollah guerrillas pushed Israel’s last troops from southern Lebanon, both sides are gearing up for a possible war that neither seems [...]

By |May 22nd, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon|