Hezbollah

Lebanon risks becoming the next Gaza

BEIRUT — Squeezed geographically between a closed border with Israel and a sanctioned Syria, dominated by a proxy of Iran, and watching the last of its foreign reserves being ferried out of a collapsed financial system, Lebanon risks becoming the next Gaza. . France, the…

Watch: Hezbollah Arms Depot Explodes in Southern Lebanon

A weapons depot belonging to the Hezbollah terror group in southern Lebanon exploded on Tuesday, sending shockwaves through the nation just weeks after a similar explosion decimated the port of Beirut. 0…

Bulgarian Court Jails Two Terrorists for Life for 2012 Bus Bombing

SOFIA—A Bulgarian court jailed two men of Lebanese origin for life on Monday over a 2012 bus bombing that killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian driver, and has been blamed by Bulgarian authorities on Lebanese Shi’ite Muslim group Hezbollah. The two men were tried…

U.S. Accuses Hezbollah Terrorists of Storing Explosive Chemicals in E.U.

The Hezbollah terrorist group has stored industrial chemicals that can be used to make explosives across several European countries, a senior U.S. State Department official said Thursday. The warning came as pressure resumed on Europe and elsewhere to impose bans on the Iran-backed Islamist organization.…

Lebanon on a precipice between war and peace

BEIRUT — Squeezed between Israel and Iran, faced with rising emigration of its fractured Christian community, and wracked by a widening wealth gap between a corrupt elite and increasingly desperate poor, Lebanon is being ripped apart. Whether those stresses break into a new era of…

Iran-Backed Islamists Call for Jihad Against Middle East Peace Deals

Murderous Islamist extremists were not enthusiastic about the Abraham Accords peace deal between Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain. The world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, Iran, issued an implicitly violent rejection of the accord, while Iran-backed terrorist organizations were even less subtle.…

US sanctions Hezbollah-aligned Lebanon politicians

BEIRUT – The United States blacklisted two former Lebanese ministers, described as “Hezbollah enablers” on Tuesday, marking its first round of anticipated sanctions since an explosion at Beirut port killed more than 200 people. “Today, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets…

Lebanese Politicians Fail to Agree on Forming Government

Lebanon’s effort to form a new government is not going well. Virtually every administration official except President Michel Aoun resigned soon after the August 4 explosion that devastated the city of Beirut. The search for a new prime minister appears to be deadlocked by Lebanon’s…

In Lebanon, Maronite patriarch confronts Hezbollah

In mid-July, the head of the Maronite Christian Church in Lebanon paid what appeared to be a routine courtesy visit to the country’s president, Michel Aoun. In fact, Patriarch Bechara al-Rai had a much bigger purpose in mind: to restore Lebanon’s policy of regional neutrality…

Report Ties Ship That Carried Explosive Material in Beirut Blast to Hezbollah

The German newspaper Der Spiegel published a report this weekend claiming that the ship suspected of bringing 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate to the Port of Beirut in 2013 had ties to a bank involved in laundering money for Hezbollah, the Iran-backed terrorist organization and…

Report ties Hezbollah to ammonium nitrate imports

Hezbollah is believed to have imported up to 670 tonnes of tonnes of ammonium nitrate – the material blamed for the Beirut Port explosion – to Lebanon between 2013 and 2014, according to German daily Die Welt. Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, in the wake of…

Iraq PM to Meet Trump with U.S. Troops on the Agenda

Washington — Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi will meet US President Donald Trump for the first time in Washington on Thursday, with the presence of American troops in the country at the top of his agenda. 0…

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