Crisis puts Lebanon's survival at stake, Hezbollah warns

World / Politics Feb 17, 2020

Crisis puts Lebanon's survival at stake, Hezbollah warns

Lebanon may not survive if its new government fails, the powerful Hezbollah warned on Sunday, urging the country's divided politicians not to obstruct the Cabinet as it seeks to address an unprecedented economic and financial crisis. Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah also said there was ...

Israel hits Iran-backed posts in Syria, killing 23

World Feb 7, 2020

Israel hits Iran-backed posts in Syria, killing 23

Israeli airstrikes killed 23 Syrian and foreign fighters in Syria Thursday, a monitor said, the latest in a spate of raids Israel has said targeted an Iranian presence on its doorstep. Israel has pledged to prevent its main enemy from entrenching itself militarily in Syria, ...

Airstrikes kill five pro-Iran fighters in Syria, monitor says

World Dec 9, 2019

Airstrikes kill five pro-Iran fighters in Syria, monitor says

Airstrikes by unidentified warplanes have killed five pro-Iran fighters in Syria's eastern province of Deir Ezzor near the Iraqi border, a Britain-based war monitor said on Sunday. The strikes late Saturday targeted "positions of Iranian forces and allied militias" on the edge of the town ...

Amid regional tensions, U.S. warship makes brief goodwill visit to Beirut

World Sep 15, 2019

Amid regional tensions, U.S. warship makes brief goodwill visit to Beirut

The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Ramage docked briefly in Lebanon, the U.S. Embassy in Beirut said Sunday, amid heightened regional tensions. The Arleigh-Burke-class vessel, capable of intercepting ballistic missiles, stopped Saturday for a "one-day goodwill visit on the sidelines of its participation in ongoing efforts ...

Hezbollah TV airs footage it says shows anti-Israel attack

World Sep 3, 2019

Hezbollah TV airs footage it says shows anti-Israel attack

Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV on Monday aired footage it said showed a missile attack by the Iran-backed Lebanese group against an Israeli military vehicle the day before. The video purported to show a missile being launched toward a moving armored vehicle before an explosion sent large ...