Hezbollah

WASHINGTON | Trump signs new Hezbollah sanctions bill in anti-Iran push

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has signed legislation imposing new sanctions against Hezbollah, the Iran-backed terrorist group behind the 1983 Beirut barracks bombings. Speaking Thursday at a White House event marking the 35th anniversary of the attack that killed 241 Marines, Trump said, “No terrorist group other than al-Qaida has more American blood on its … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump signs new Hezbollah sanctions bill in anti-Iran push

BEIRUT | Hezbollah says it possess ‘highly accurate’ missiles

BEIRUT — The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah made no mention of weapons capability in his first speech since Israel claimed that the Islamic militant group has a missile-launching facility near Beirut’s international airport. Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah’s comments Friday were his first since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month— holding up an aerial image of … Continue reading BEIRUT | Hezbollah says it possess ‘highly accurate’ missiles

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