Why Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah is unlikely to disarm voluntarily

A Hezbollah fighter stands behind an empty rocket launcher, May 22, 2010. (AP) By Oubai Shahbandar November 17, 2021 It was a late October morning in 1983 when two suicide trucks driven by members of a then little-known terror group named Hezbollah crashed into a US Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, killing 241 [...]

By |November 17th, 2021|Lebanon|

Colombia says monitoring Lebanon’s Hezbollah over ‘criminal’ acts

Colombia's military intelligence services said the Lebanese Shia movement was spying on American and Israeli businessmen in Colombia. (AFP) November 15, 2021 Colombia said Sunday it is monitoring the activities there of the pro-Iranian group Hezbollah, accusing it of having conducted criminal activities. “Two months ago we had to deal with a situation [...]

By |November 15th, 2021|Latin America, Lebanon|

Lebanese Interior Ministry orders probe into Iranian football team’s outsize suitcases

The excessive amount of baggage brought by the Iranian national football team to Beirut ahead of a match on Thursday raised some eyebrows in cyberspace. (IranWire) By Payam Younesipour November 12, 2021 The suspiciously outsized luggage pushed by Iran’s national football team when they touched down at Beirut’s Rafic Hariri International Airport this week – [...]

By |November 12th, 2021|Lebanon|

Football game against Iran fuels Lebanese pride

Iran won the World Cup 2022 qualifier, 2-1. (AFP) November 12, 2021 The Iranian national football team has visited Lebanon on several occasions to compete in the Asian qualifiers. But this week, the Iranian team arrived in a very different set of circumstances, playing Lebanon on Thursday amid a wave of political quarreling [...]

By |November 12th, 2021|Lebanon|

Did team Melli just arrive in Beirut with suitcases full of cash?

The excessive amount of baggage brought by the Iranian national football team to Beirut ahead of a match on Thursday raised some eyebrows in cyberspace. (IranWire) November 10, 2021 With some delay due to earlier problems procuring an un-sanctioned plane, images of the players and coaches of the Iranian national football team at Beirut Airport [...]

By |November 10th, 2021|Lebanon|

‘No plane’ to take Iran’s national football team to Lebanon

Iranian football team Persepolis' players celebrate a goal during the AFC Champions League match against Qatar's Al Sadd in Tehran, Jan 10, 2020. (AFP) November 5, 2021 The Iranian Football Federation has cancelled the national team’s planned flight to Beirut as its preferred airline could not get clearance from the Lebanese authorities and [...]

By |November 5th, 2021|Lebanon|

Tehran lawmaker says Iran’s borders are in Syria, Lebanon and Yemen

Mahmoud Nabavian, an Iranian cleric and hardliner MP. (Tasnim) November 2, 2021 Iran has expanded it borders to Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, a senior lawmaker in Iran’s parliament has said, rejecting any talks with the West over the issue. Mahmoud Nabavian, a cleric and a hardliner politician representing a constituency near Tehran told [...]

By |November 2nd, 2021|Lebanon, Middle East, Syria, Yemen|

Israel’s army launches week-long simulation of full-scale war with Hezbollah

Israeli soldiers stand next to an artillery unit on the Israeli side of the border with Lebanon August 6, 2021. (Reuters) November 1, 2021 Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) and the defense ministry’s National Emergency Management Authority launched on Sunday a week-long exercise simulating a full-scale war with Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah militia, Israeli media [...]

By |November 1st, 2021|Israel, Lebanon|

Saudi FM: No crisis with Lebanon, but rather crisis in Lebanon due to Iran’s proxies

Young Lebanese sit below posters of Iranian Shia leaders and Iran-backed Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah. (AP) November 1, 2021 Prince Faisal bin Farhan said there is no crisis with Lebanon but rather a crisis in the country due to the hegemony of Iran’s proxies, the Kingdom’s foreign minister told Al Arabiya on the [...]

By |November 1st, 2021|Lebanon, Saudi Arabia|

Kosovo sanctions 7 people, 1 company for links to Hezbollah

A poster depicting assassinated Hezbollah military commander Imad Mughniyeh and Iran's Quds Force top commander Qassem Soleimani in Ain Qana, Lebanon, Sept. 22, 2020. (Reuters) October 28, 2021 Kosovo on Wednesday sanctioned seven local businessmen and a company for links with Lebanon's Hezbollah. The decision was in line with sanctions the US imposed [...]

By |October 28th, 2021|Europe, Lebanon|