Hezbollah leaders not tied to assassination of Rafik Hariri: UN-backed court

Sketching the complex political backdrop for the assassination, Presiding Judge David Re of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon said that in the months before his death, Hariri was a supporter of reducing the influence of Syria in Lebanon and that of Hezbollah in Syria.

Aug 18, 2020, 21:06 PM IST

'Impossible' that Beirut port blast was caused by Hezbollah arms, says Lebanon President Michel Aoun

Lebanese President Michel Aoun dismissed as "impossible" the chance that a vast explosion in Beirut`s port this month was caused by a blast from a deposit of Hezbollah arms, but said that all possibilities would be investigated.

Aug 18, 2020, 14:12 PM IST

Hezbollah denies storing weapons at Beirut port depot

Hezbollah`s leader on Friday denied accusations that his Iran-backed movement has arms warehoused at Beirut port, calling for an investigation into the biggest explosion to hit the Lebanese capital. In a televised speech, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah called Tuesday`s explosion "an exceptional event" that required unity and calm. The heavily armed Shi`ite Hezbollah would make its political position clear after the dust settles, he added.

Aug 08, 2020, 02:49 AM IST

Germany cracks the whip against Hezbollah, bans its activity, raids mosques

Germany has banned all Iran-backed Hezbollah activity on its soil and designated it a terrorist organisation, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday. Police also conducted early morning raids on mosque associations in four cities across Germany. Security officials believe up to 1,050 people in Germany are part of Hezbollah`s extremist wing.

Apr 30, 2020, 12:21 PM IST

Britain to ban Lebanon's Hezbollah as terrorist group

The Iran-backed Shiite group is already deemed a terrorist organisation by the United States which last week expressed concern about its growing role in Lebanon`s government.

Feb 25, 2019, 18:13 PM IST

US, Gulf Arab states place sanctions on Hezbollah leadership

Last October, the group had announced joint sanctions on top Islamic State and Al-Qaeda figures in Yemen.

May 17, 2018, 08:27 AM IST

Lebanon forces fire tear gas at protestors near US embassy

Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water cannons on Sunday at demonstrators near the US embassy as they protested Washington's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Dec 10, 2017, 17:14 PM IST

Jerusalem as Israel`s capital: Lebanon`s Hezbollah calls mass protest

Trump on Wednesday announced that his administration was recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that was widely condemned as inflammatory.

Dec 07, 2017, 23:27 PM IST

Saad Hariri will quit if Hezbollah doesn't stay neutral

Hezbollah is an opponent of Hariri`s Saudi Arabia-backed Future Movement.

Nov 28, 2017, 15:04 PM IST

Saudi Arabia and Arab allies push for unity against Iran, Hezbollah meddling

Saudi Arabia and other Arab foreign ministers criticised Iran and its Lebanese Shi`ite ally Hezbollah at an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday, calling for a united front to counter Iranian interference. 

Nov 20, 2017, 09:12 AM IST

We have secret ties with 'many' Arab states: Israeli minister

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on November 10 that he had "information that Saudi Arabia has asked Israel to strike Lebanon".

Nov 20, 2017, 07:56 AM IST

Hezbollah chief calls Lebanese PM Saad Hariri `detained` in Saudi Arabia

The head of Lebanon`s powerful Hezbollah movement on Friday said Saad Hariri, who resigned as Lebanese prime minister from Riyadh last week, was "detained" by Saudi Arabia.

Nov 10, 2017, 21:32 PM IST

Lebanon PM forced to resign by Saudi Arabia: Hezbollah

PM Saad Hariri announced his resignation in a televised statement recorded in Saudi Arabia yesterday.

Nov 06, 2017, 07:38 AM IST

Lebanese prime minister resigns, saying his life in danger

"We are living in a climate similar to the atmosphere that prevailed before the assassination of (his father the late prime minister) martyr Rafik al-Hariri," he said. 

Nov 04, 2017, 17:27 PM IST

Benjamin Netanyahu slams Iran as he arrives for landmark Latin

Benjamin Netanyahu urged all countries to fight terrorism and singled out Iran as a serial offender as he paid tribute to the victims of two bombings in Argentina on the first trip by an Israeli premier to Latin America.

Sep 12, 2017, 14:29 PM IST

Israel raids inside Syria since 2013

Syria`s army said Israeli warplanes were again responsible Thursday for an early morning strike on a military site in an area where the regime has been accused of producing chemical weapons.


Sep 07, 2017, 20:48 PM IST

US-led forces launch air strikes to stop IS reaching east Syria: Coalition

US-led warplanes on Wednesday blocked a convoy of Islamic State fighters and their families from reaching territory the group holds in east Syria and struck a group of their comrades travelling to meet them, a coalition spokesman said.

Aug 30, 2017, 23:12 PM IST

Lebanon army declares pause in offensive against Islamic State on Syria border

"The army command announces a ceasefire beginning at 7:00 am to make way for the last phase of negotiations linked to the fate of the kidnapped soldiers," it said in a statement on Sunday.

Aug 27, 2017, 13:08 PM IST

Lebanon Army declares pause in offensive against Islamic State on Syria

Lebanon`s Army on Sunday announced a pause in its offensive against Islamic State group militants along the border with Syria to allow for negotiations on troops held hostage since 2014.

Aug 27, 2017, 10:37 AM IST

Hezbollah and rebels agree ceasefire at Lebanese-Syrian border

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said talks had begun between Lebanese officials and the Nusra Front on Tuesday.

Jul 27, 2017, 16:35 PM IST