US imposes new Hezbollah sanctions, calls for more action against Iran-backed group

Hezbollah marks first anniversary of the killing of Iran’s Qassem Soleimani near the border with Israel Jan. 3, 2021. (Reuters) May 12, 2021 The United States imposed sanctions on seven individuals Tuesday for evading sanctions and funneling millions of dollars to Hezbollah while the top US diplomat called on the international community to [...]

By |May 12th, 2021|Lebanon, North America, USA|

Iran still sends weapons to Lebanon’s Hezbollah, says top US general for Middle East

A Hezbollah fighter stands in front of anti-tank artillery at Juroud Arsal, the Syria-Lebanon border, July 29, 2017. (Reuter) April 23, 2021 The United States will not be drawn into a military confrontation with Iran, and Tehran’s nuclear program moves are “not irreversible,” the top US military commander for the Middle East said Thursday. [...]

By |April 23rd, 2021|Lebanon, Middle East|

Tip of the iceberg: Hezbollah’s narco-terrorism in Latin America exposed

Illustration on Iranian/Hezbollah inroads in Latin America. (The Washington Times) By Florencia Montarul April 8, 2021 In January this year, security agencies in the United States, Brazil and Paraguay dismantled one of the biggest cocaine-trafficking outfits ever detected in Latin America, in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. According to the US authorities, this criminal [...]

By |April 8th, 2021|Latin America, Lebanon|

Iran’s mischief in Morocco is a problem

Members of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement sit with picture of Iran's spiritual leader Khamenei on thier heads as they take part in commemorations marking Ashura in Beirut, Oct 12, 2016. (AFP) By Emanuele Ottolenghi April 3, 2021 Moroccan intelligence services arrested a fifty-seven-year-old Lebanese national upon his entry to the country on Jan. 6. Little [...]

By |April 3rd, 2021|Africa, Lebanon, Morocco|

Abdollahian is displeased with the Lebanese people

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the adviser to the Iranian parliament speaker. (ISNA) By Tony Francis March 31, 2021 As part of his latest comments on Lebanese affairs, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, former deputy foreign minister for Arab and African Affairs in Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and current special aide to the speaker of Iran’s parliament, [...]

By |March 31st, 2021|Lebanon|

US offers $10m for Hezbollah fugitive over Hariri killing

The devastation left after the bomb that targeted the motorcade of Rafik Hariri in Beirut on February 14, 2005. (AP) March 29, 2021 The United States has offered a $10 million reward for information to locate or identify a fugitive Hezbollah suspect convicted over Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafik Hariri’s assassination. The State [...]

By |March 29th, 2021|Lebanon, North America, USA|

Iran holds Lebanon hostage as its economy collapses

Wounded people walk near the site of an explosion at the port in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 4, 2020. (AFP) March 24, 2021 Lebanon is in the midst of economic and political gridlock as its politicians fail to form a government, causing a wide national, regional and international frustration. The situation is a [...]

By |March 24th, 2021|Lebanon|

Welcome to Iranian Lebanon

A Shiite Muslim pilgrim holds up a picture of Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei (R), the Islamic Republic founder Khomeini (C), and Hezbollah leader, Hassan Nasrallah, in Najaf, Dec 9, 2014. (Getty) By Eyad Abu Shakra March 22, 2021 Every reasonable observer of Lebanon’s collapse must have the following two questions in mind: [...]

By |March 22nd, 2021|Lebanon|

Report: Half of Israeli strikes on Iran, Syria launched at sea

The ship, Shahre Kord, was slightly damaged by an explosive object which caused a small fire. (MarineTraffic.com) March 20, 2021 Security sources in Israel said Friday that reports published last week about Israeli attacks against Iranian vessels have caused billions of dollars in financial loss to Iran and Hezbollah’s economy over the last [...]

By |March 20th, 2021|Israel, Lebanon, Syria|

Discontent grows among Lebanon’s Shiite communities

Anti-government protesters clash with riot policemen during a protest against government's plans to impose new taxes, in Beirut, Oct. 18, 2019. (AP) By Najia Houssari March 16, 2021 There is growing discontent among Lebanon’s Shiite community, with protests in areas that are traditionally supportive of Hezbollah and the Amal Movement. The protests were [...]

By |March 16th, 2021|Lebanon|