EghtesadOnline: The U.S. Treasury broadened sanctions on Friday targeting Hezbollah’s financial network in the Middle East and Africa in a bid to crack down on revenue streams the U.S. says the group uses to fund terrorist activities.
EghtesadOnline: Secretary General of Lebanese Hezbollah Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday that Saad Hariri’s resignation was not his own decision; rather it was Saudis who decided it and forced him to step down.
EghtesadOnline: Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Saturday, saying in a televised broadcast he sensed a plot to target his life and criticizing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah.
EghtesadOnline: The US House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a new sanctions bill on Iran’s ballistic missile program and Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement next week.
EghtesadOnline: The Lebanese Shi‘ite group Hezbollah has declared victory in the Syrian war while Russia said government forces had driven militants from much of the country where President Bashar al-Assad’s rule seemed in danger two years ago.
EghtesadOnline: Most of an Islamic State evacuation convoy stuck in east Syria has crossed out of government territory and is no longer the responsibility of the Syrian government or its ally Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shi‘ite group said on Saturday.
EghtesadOnline: Israel’s concern that Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah are working to entrench themselves militarily in Syria will dominate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s talks Wednesday with President Vladimir Putin in Russia.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari has held talks with Secretary General of the Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah.
EghtesadOnline: The Lebanese army launched an offensive on Saturday against an Islamic State enclave on the northeast border with Syria as the Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah announced an assault on the militants from the Syrian side of the frontier.
EghtesadOnline: Lebanon's Hezbollah and the Syrian army launched an offensive to drive insurgents from their last foothold at the Syrian-Lebanese border on Friday, a pro-Damascus military commander said.