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US sanctions two Iran-backed Hezbollah financiers in west Africa

The US Treasury Department building in Washington.. (AFP) March 5, 2022 he United States Department of the Treasury has sanctioned two key financiers of Iran-backed Hezbollah group operating in Guinea. On Friday, the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated prominent Lebanese businessmen Ali Saade and Ibrahim Taher under Executive Order 13224 [...]

By |March 5th, 2022|Africa, Lebanon, North America, USA|

Hezbollah supporters intensify threats against opponents ahead of Lebanon’s elections

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) February 25, 2022 Supporters of the Hezbollah party in Lebanon have increased their threats against opponents through social media ahead of the May parliamentary elections. The [...]

By |February 25th, 2022|Lebanon|

Lebanon orders investigation into legality of two Iran-linked Houthi TV channels in Beirut

Houthis militia members hold a poster of Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah during a rally in support of Hezbollah, in Sana'a, Yemen. (AP) February 23, 2022 Lebanon’s interior minister has ordered an investigation into the legality of two Houthi TV channels based in Beirut, it was reported on Tuesday. Yemen’s Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad bin [...]

By |February 23rd, 2022|Lebanon, Yemen|

Nasrallah said to make Iran trip to discuss response to any Israel hit on nuke sites

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah speaks by video to supporters in Baalbek, Lebanon, August 31, 2017. (AFP) February 19, 2022 Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah made a rare trip some two months ago from his secure, secret location in Beirut to Tehran, where his Iranian backers impressed on him the expectation that the Lebanese terror [...]

By |February 19th, 2022|Israel, Lebanon|

Hezbollah drone triggers air defenses in northern Israel

An Arrow II missile interceptor is displayed in front of journalists at an Israeli air defence command in the Palmahim military base south of Tel Aviv May 12, 2011. (Reuters) February 18, 2022 Israel's military said its air defenses fired at a drone that had crossed into its airspace from Lebanon on Friday, [...]

By |February 18th, 2022|Israel, Lebanon|

Iran asked Hezbollah to respond If Israel attacks nuclear sites- report

Hezbollah fighters stand atop a car mounted with a mock rocket, as they parade during a rally in the southern village of Seksakiyeh, Lebanon. (AP) February 18, 2022 Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah traveled to Iran around two months ago when Tehran asked him to respond to any possible Israeli strike on Iran nuclear [...]

By |February 18th, 2022|Israel, Lebanon|

Israel says it shot down Hezbollah drone

A Hezbollah fighter stands in front of anti-tank artillery at Juroud Arsal, the Syria-Lebanon border, July 29, 2017. (Reuter) February 17, 2022 The Israeli military on Thursday said it shot down an unmanned aircraft launched by Lebanon's Hezbollah into Israeli airspace. The incident occurred just a day after Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said [...]

By |February 17th, 2022|Israel, Lebanon|

Hezbollah has started producing drones, can create precision missiles: Nasrallah

Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah. (AFP) February 17, 2022 Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Wednesday the group has been producing drones and has the capability of turning thousands of rockets to precision missiles. “We have been producing drones in Lebanon for a long time and whoever wants to buy [...]

By |February 17th, 2022|Lebanon|

Colombia is tackling the threat of Hezbollah in South America

Iran-backed Hezbollah parade in Beirut, undated. (AFP) By Alissa Pavia and Joze Pelayo February 10, 2022 Questions surrounding Hezbollah’s presence in South America resurfaced when a former Israeli official was the target of an assassination attempt in Colombia in November. In a government report addressed to the government, Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad linked [...]

By |February 10th, 2022|Latin America, Lebanon|

Nasrallah: If Israel attacks Iran, Hezbollah won’t necessarily join fight

Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah group. (Getty) February 10, 2022 Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday claimed Israel was not serious about actually attacking Iran. But if it does, he said, his Lebanese terror group will not automatically retaliate on Tehran’s behalf, but will decide whether or not to get [...]

By |February 10th, 2022|Israel, Lebanon|