Gunmen ambush Lebanese army patrol killing 7 soldiers, updates

Militants ambushed a Lebanese army patrol near the border with Syria on Tuesday, killing six Lebanese soldiers and wounding one, a Lebanese security official said. The attack occurred in a remote region of Ras Baalbek in eastern Lebanon and was followed by fierce clashes between the two sides, said the official, speaking on condition of […]

Hezbollah chief and former Iraqi PM met in Lebanon

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah and Iraq’s Vice President Nouri al-Maliki met recently in Beirut and reportedly expressed their confidence in a statement ( issued by hezbollah ) that the people and governments of the region would defeat the terrorist Islamic State group. Such groups and “their destructive plans don’t have a future in any country […]

M8 praises Hariri’s support for dialogue with Hezbollah

March 8 officials praised former Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s support for a dialogue with Hezbollah Friday, with the hope that  the talks between the two rival parties would help defuse the Sunni-Shiite tensions. In an interview with LBCI TV at his Paris residence Thursday night, Hariri said he was serious about a dialogue between his Future Movement […]

Is Hezbollah chief in Iran for cancer treatment ? reports

Radio Sawt Beirut International claimed on Monday, citing unidentified sources, that Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah was transferred on Sunday to Iran “aboard an Iranian presidential plane,” which left from the Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport. Turkish Anadolu news agency also reported on Tuesday that Nasrallah suffered an adverse health condition

Hezbollah chief warns against division, partition schemes

Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah made another televised appearance via video link to deliver this time a speech that marks 40 days after Ashura, the event which is commemorated by the Shiite Muslims as a day of mourning for the martyrdom of Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala. […]

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah: The rebels can’t win the war in Syria

Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday during a student graduation ceremony that there is no way the rebels in Syria could win the war against President Bashar al-Assad. “If you are betting that the regime will fall in Syria, all your information is wrong. Do not build your information on wrong assumptions,” Hezbollah […]