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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

Hezbollah says seizes strategic valley from militants at Syria-Lebanon border

The Syrian army and Hezbollah recaptured the area around the town of Fleita on the Syrian side of the border on Sunday.

Jul 24, 2017, 13:47 PM IST

Hezbollah and Syrian army advance in border offensive: Reports

In 2014, Arsal was the scene of one of the most serious spillovers of the Syrian war into Lebanon when jihadists briefly overran the town.

Jul 22, 2017, 20:13 PM IST

Hezbollah announces offensive against radicals in Lebanon

The new operation to clear radicals from areas around the town of Arsal and in al-Qalamoun was reported by al-Manar television owned by Hezbollah, reports Efe news.

Jul 21, 2017, 17:20 PM IST

Kuwait tells Iranian embassy to cut staff after spy case

Last year Kuwait convicted 23 men - one Iranian and the rest Kuwaiti - of spying for Iran and Lebanese Shi`ite Muslim group Hezbollah after a cache of guns and explosives were discovered in a raid of the so-called "Abdali cell" in 2015.

Jul 20, 2017, 15:55 PM IST