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|

The Iranian regime is tasting its own medicine

Ayatollah Khamenei, the Iranian leader, met with IRGC generals-- 30 Jun 18. (IRNA) By Track Persia November 25, 2019 Since the end of the Iraq-Iran War in 1988, the Iranian regime has drawn a new security and military strategy to meet its aspirations and goals relying on a wide network of logistics and [...]

By |November 25th, 2019|Iraq, Lebanon, Middle East, Syria, Yemen|

Iran-backed Hezbollah supporters attack protesters in Lebanese capital

Supporters of the Iran-backed militant group hold the flags of Hezbollah and Amal Movement, as they stand in front of Lebanese army soldiers forming a barrier. November 25, 2019. (AP) November 25, 2019 A group of Hezbollah supporters attacked demonstrators protesting against Lebanon’s political elite in central Beirut late Sunday, triggering confrontations as [...]

By |November 25th, 2019|Lebanon|

Discontent in Iraq and Lebanon is a way to expose Iran’s corruption

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks to the crowd during a ceremony on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of the death Ayatollah Khomeini on June 04, 2018. (Iranian official media) By James Durso November 15, 2019 The sanctions against Iran are obviously working as Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has again called for [...]

By |November 15th, 2019|Iraq, Lebanon|

Inside Hezbollah: How Lebanon protests are breaking ‘fear barrier’

Hezbollah supporters hold images of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Khomeini (L) and Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenai, during celebrations in Beirut on February 6, 2019. (AFP) By Scott Peterson November 15, 2019 The veteran Hezbollah fighter can’t count how many times he has been to Syria, and vivid and gruesome [...]

By |November 15th, 2019|Lebanon|

Lebanon protests rock Hezbollah’s grip on power

Protesters stand along the side of the Beirut-Jounieh highway on Wednesday, the seventh day of protests against tax increases and government corruption. (AFP)   November 8, 2019 By Sulome Anderson On Wednesday, I spoke with the leader of a Hezbollah tank battalion over the phone. It sounded particularly chaotic in Dahieh, a Hezbollah-controlled neighborhood [...]

By |November 8th, 2019|Lebanon|

Upheavals in Lebanon and Iraq throw a monkey wrench into Iran’s Strategic Designs

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) November 6, 2019 In Lebanon and Iraq, governments dominated by Iran-friendly Shiite Muslims have been forced to resign while in Syria and Yemen, Iranian power is ebbing. Anyone who [...]

By |November 7th, 2019|Iraq, Lebanon|