Feb 17, 2015

Hezbollah fighting Islamic State in Iraq: leader

Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah is fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq, its chief Hassan Nasrallah revealed for the first time Monday in a speech to supporters. “We may not have spoken about Iraq before, but we have a limited presence because of the ...

U.S. delivers arms to Lebanon, says fighting 'same enemy'

Feb 9, 2015

U.S. delivers arms to Lebanon, says fighting 'same enemy'

The United States delivered more than $25 million worth of military aid, including heavy artillery, to the Lebanese army on Sunday to help it fight jihadi groups that have repeatedly battled with security forces near the Syrian border. The U.S. ambassador to Beirut, David ...

CIA, Israel plotted senior Hezbollah commander's killing: report

Feb 1, 2015

CIA, Israel plotted senior Hezbollah commander's killing: report

The CIA and Israel’s spy agency Mossad were behind an elaborate plot to kill Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh in a 2008 car bomb attack in Syria, The Washington Post reported Friday. Citing former intelligence officials, the newspaper reported that U.S. and Israeli spy agencies ...

Lebanon angry at Miss Israel's beauty contest photo-bomb

Jan 20, 2015

Lebanon angry at Miss Israel's beauty contest photo-bomb

Explosive confrontations are nothing new for Israel and Lebanon, but the latest spat between the longtime foes is perhaps the first to have been caused by an alleged photo-bomb. A seemingly innocuous selfie at the Miss Universe pageant in Miami has sparked criticism in ...

Iran general killed with Hezbollah fighters in Israeli Golan raid

Jan 20, 2015

Iran general killed with Hezbollah fighters in Israeli Golan raid

An Israeli strike on Syria killed an Iranian general, Tehran confirmed Monday, as thousands of supporters of Lebanon’s Hezbollah gathered to bury one of six fighters killed in the same raid. The attack on Sunday near Quneitra on the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan ...

Jan 16, 2015

Hezbollah chief threatens to attack Israel over Syria strikes

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah threatened in an interview Thursday to retaliate against Israel for repeated strikes on Syria and said he has missiles that can hit the Jewish state. Nasrallah told Al-Mayadeen television that his powerful Shiite movement has had Iranian Fateh-110 missiles that ...

Rise of Lebanese-born porn star divides her homeland

Jan 7, 2015

Rise of Lebanese-born porn star divides her homeland

A Lebanese-born porn star living in the U.S. has stirred fierce debate back home after her rise to fame split social media users in liberal-yet-conservative Lebanon. Mia Khalifa, 21, who was born in Lebanon but lives in Miami, last week became the most-searched-for star ...

Lebanon limits entry of Syrians fleeing war

Jan 5, 2015

Lebanon limits entry of Syrians fleeing war

Overwhelmed by a massive influx of desperate refugees, Lebanon began imposing unprecedented visa restrictions on Syrians on Monday, including those fleeing their country’s civil war. “Today we began implementing the new entry measures and Syrians at the borders have begun presenting their documents to ...

Former Lebanese leader Karami dies at 80

Jan 2, 2015

Former Lebanese leader Karami dies at 80

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Omar Karami died Thursday at the age of 80 after suffering from an undisclosed illness, the government said. Karami died Thursday morning at Beirut’s American University Medical Center, where he was undergoing treatment, the state-run National News Agency said. The ...

Dec 14, 2014

Jumblatt in joint statement: legalize hash in Lebanon

Lebanon’s controversial and outspoken Druze leader, Walid Jumblatt, called in a “joint statement” Saturday for the cultivation of marijuana to be legalized. “It’s time to allow hash to be grown and to overturn arrest warrants against people sought for doing so,” the veteran politician ...

Dec 10, 2014

Lebanon formally arrests detained wife of Islamic State chief

Lebanese judicial officials said Tuesday that authorities have issued a formal arrest warrant for a wife of the Islamic State group leader and referred the detained woman to military prosecutors. The officials said Saja al-Dulaimi is being held at the Defense Ministry on suspicion ...

In Hezbollah children's magazine, fighters instead of fairies

Dec 7, 2014

In Hezbollah children's magazine, fighters instead of fairies

It is aimed at children, but instead of princes and princesses, fairies and magicians, the heroes of Lebanon’s Mahdi magazine are the “fighters who fell resisting the Israeli enemy.” Produced by Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement for the last 11 years, Mahdi aims to teach a ...