‘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|

Lebanon’s Hezbollah warns Israel against drilling in disputed maritime border area

Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah. (AFP) October 23, 2021 The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah on Friday warned Israel against drilling for oil and gas in the disputed maritime border area between the two countries until the issue is resolved, and said the Iran-backed group would take action if it did so. [...]

By |October 23rd, 2021|Israel, Lebanon|

Ex-mayor’s meth bust reveals Hezbollah’s power in Mexico

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) By Florencia Montaruli October 19, 2021 Adalberto Fructuoso Comparán Rodríguez was the mayor of the Mexican city of Aguililla, in Michoacán, from 2008 to 2011. In [...]

By |October 19th, 2021|Latin America, Lebanon|

Four killed in Beirut following protest clashes involving Iran-backed Hezbollah supporters

Lebanese Army soldiers and medics take a position in Tayyouneh, Beirut, after clashes following a demonstration by supporters of Hezbollah and the Amal movement, Oct 14, 2021. (AFP) October 14, 2021 At least four people were killed and many more injured Thursday during a protest in Beirut by the Iran-backed group Hezbollah and [...]

By |October 14th, 2021|Lebanon|

Iran ready to build two power plants in Lebanon

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, Oct. 8, 2021, in Lebanon. (Reuters) October 9, 2021 Iran is ready to build two power plants in Lebanon, one in Beirut and the other in the south of the country, in a period of 18 months, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein [...]

By |October 9th, 2021|Lebanon|

Iran’s Foreign Minister meets with Palestinian groups in Beirut

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian meets officials of Palestinian groups in Beirut, October 7, 2021. (Supplied) October 8, 2021 Iran's Foreign Minister in Beirut on Thursday met with officials of Palestinian groups and pledged Tehran's support for resistance against the "Zionist enemy". Two of the most prominent Palestinians in the meeting were the leader of the [...]

By |October 8th, 2021|Lebanon, Palestine|