Feb 23, 2015

Iran forming 'third front' against Israel on Golan: Netanyahu

Iran is seeking to open a “third front” against Israel using Hezbollah fighters on the Syrian Golan Heights, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. Netanyahu said Tehran’s attempts to entrench itself along Israel’s borders was one of the biggest emerging security threats facing ...

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 ...

Feb 13, 2015

Syria rebels call for help against Assad as death toll rises

A Syrian opposition leader called Thursday on world leaders to take “immediate action” to end government attacks on rebel-held suburbs of Damascus, amid reports that some 150 people have been killed in government airstrikes in the past 10 days. Khaled Khoja, leader of the ...

Syrian troops, Hezbollah launch major offensive near Golan

Feb 12, 2015

Syrian troops, Hezbollah launch major offensive near Golan

Syrian troops backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters swept south of the capital Damascus on Wednesday, seizing strategic hills and villages from rebels and a local al-Qaida affiliate near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. State media and opposition activists said the surprise counteroffensive is aimed at ...

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 ...

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 ...

Dec 8, 2014

Israeli airstrikes hit near Damascus, Syria claims

Israeli warplanes carried out two airstrikes Sunday near Damascus, one near the city’s international airport and a second outside a town close to the Lebanese border, Syria’s state news agency said. SANA called the attack “an aggression against Syria” and said there were no ...

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 ...