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Israeli drone strike targets top Iran-linked Hezbollah security official

A vehicle allegedly used by Hezbollah to transfer arms targeted by the IDF near the Lebanon border in Syria, April 15, 2020. (Supplied) April 16, 2020 An Israeli military drone fired two missiles on Wednesday at a Jeep carrying four Hezbollah fighters just inside Syria near the border with Lebanon. The first strike [...]

By |April 16th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|

US offers $10mn cash for information on Iran-backed Hezbollah commander

Mohammad al-Kawtharani, a senior military commander of Lebanese Hezbollah in Iraq. (Supplied) April 11, 2020 The United States announced on Friday a 10 million-dollar reward for "any information on the activities, networks and associates" of Muhammad Kawtharani, a Lebanese Hezbollah commander accused of playing a key role in coordinating pro-Iran groups in Iraq. Kawtharani [...]

By |April 11th, 2020|Iraq, Lebanon, North America, USA|

Hezbollah is fighting wars of survival on all fronts

A supporter of the Shiite Hezbollah movement holds a poster of slain General Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Beirut. Jan 5, 2020. (AFP) April 11, 2020 These are definitely not the best days of Hezbollah’s life in Lebanon. The party is fighting on several fronts, at home and [...]

By |April 11th, 2020|Lebanon|

Gunmen kill Iran-backed Hezbollah member in southern Lebanon

A Hezbollah supporter chants slogans, as he holds a picture of the late Iran revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, left, and Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right. (AP) April 6, 2020 Unknown gunmen fatally shot and stabbed a member of the militant Hezbollah group in southern Lebanon and an investigation was launched, Lebanese [...]

By |April 6th, 2020|Lebanon|

Coronavirus: Lebanese Hezbollah members join the fight in Iran

A man disinfects the shrine of Saint Masoumeh against coronavirus in the city of Qom, February 25, 2020. (AP) March 21, 2020 Members of the Lebanese Hezbollah group participated in the fight against coronavirus in Iran by sterilizing the city of Qom on orders from leader Hassan Nasrallah, according to a video circulating [...]

By |March 21st, 2020|Lebanon|

Lebanon cancels flights to and from Iran following coronavirus outbreak

Iranian students repatriated from Wuhan arrived in Tehran on February 5. (Supplied) March 13, 2020 The Lebanese Council of Ministers is requiring airlines to cancel flights to and from countries witnessing outbreaks of the new coronavirus – including Iran. IranWire’s correspondent in Lebanon, Fatima Al-Othman, reports that, following an emergency meeting, Lebanese Prime [...]

By |March 13th, 2020|Lebanon|

Suspicions raised over IranAir flight to Beirut amid concerns over coronavirus

An IranAir Airbus A321 with the description ''The Airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran. (Reuters) March 6, 2020 Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Lebanon reduced flights to and from Iran, but last night when an IranAir flight landed at Beirut’s airport some were suspicious. But the country’s porous land border with Syria is [...]

By |March 6th, 2020|Lebanon|

Lebanese political movement to lift Iranian tutelage over Lebanon

Former MP Fares Souaid called on Lebanon to respect the Taef Agreement and the Constitution as a reference to rescue the country from any foreign tutelage and to save civil peace. (Twitter) March 2, 2020 A number of Lebanese politicians and activists launched on Sunday a national initiative to free the country of [...]

By |March 2nd, 2020|Lebanon|

Nine Iran-allied Hezbollah members killed, 30 wounded in Turkish strike in Syria

A 'Hezbollah' member in southern Syria. (AFP) February 29, 2020 Turkish strikes on northwest Syria late on Friday killed nine members of Iran-backed Hezbollah and wounded 30 others, a commander in the regional alliance backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said. The commander said on Saturday that the Turkish strikes targeted Hezbollah headquarters near [...]

By |February 29th, 2020|Lebanon, Syria, Turkey|

US Treasury sanctions Hezbollah-linked Lebanese individuals, groups

Supporters of Lebanon’s Shia movement Hezbollah hold posters of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a parade in Beirut, last September. (AFP) February 27, 2020 The United States has listed three people and 12 entities, including pharmaceutical and medical companies, in Lebanon who are linked with the Hezbollah Martyrs Foundation on its [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Lebanon, North America, Uncategorised, USA|