Hezbollah

SAO PAULO | Brazil arrests man linked to Hezbollah on crimes in Paraguay

SAO PAULO— Brazilian police arrested a fugitive Friday who is alleged by U.S. authorities to be Hezbollah‘s financier and who has repeatedly been accused of illegal activity in a lawless border area where three South American nations meet. Police took Assad Ahmad Barakat into custody in the city of Foz do Iguacu, which is home … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Brazil arrests man linked to Hezbollah on crimes in Paraguay

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | US official links economic protests in Iran to sanctions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A top U.S. official focused on sanctions against Iran on Thursday linked American financial pressure on Tehran with ongoing economic protests roiling the country, saying she hoped the strain would limit the Islamic Republic’s “malign activities” across the Mideast. Sigal P. Mandelker, the undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence at … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | US official links economic protests in Iran to sanctions

BEIRUT  | Lebanese media: Hezbollah sees gains in Sunday’s elections

BEIRUT  —The Iran-backed Hezbollah group and its political allies scored significant gains in Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Lebanon while the Western-backed Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s Future Movement sustained losses, according to preliminary and unofficial results published in Lebanese media Monday. The results, which are more or less expected to match the official count, show that … Continue reading BEIRUT  | Lebanese media: Hezbollah sees gains in Sunday’s elections

At rally, Hezbollah chief vows to return focus to Israel

BEIRUT /December 11, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Tens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians attended a Hezbollah rally in Beirut on Monday, where the militant group’s leader vowed to return its focus to Israel after years of fighting in Syria’s civil war. Chanting “Oh America, you are the Great Satan,” while pumping their fists in the … Continue reading At rally, Hezbollah chief vows to return focus to Israel