Latest Hassan Nasrallah News

Blinken seeks to fix Palestinian ties on maiden Mideast trip

May. 25, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday announced plans to reopen a key diplomatic outreach office to the Palestinians and pledged nearly $40 million in new aid — reversing key policies of the Trump administration as he moved to bolster the embattled Palestinian...

Hezbollah leader: Breach of Jerusalem means regional war

May. 25, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon’s militant group Hezbollah said Tuesday any violations of Jerusalem and the sites holy to Muslims and Christians would lead to a regional war. Speaking for the first time since the cease-fire ending the 11-day war between Hamas and...

On the sidelines, Hezbollah looms large over Gaza battle

May. 21, 2021 07:42 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Ever since their last war in 2006, Israel and Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah militia have constantly warned that a new round between them is inevitable. Yet once again, a potential trigger has gone unpulled. Hezbollah’s shadow loomed large during Israel...

US Treasury sanctions 7 Lebanese tied to Hezbollah finances

May. 11, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday imposed new sanctions on seven Lebanese linked to the militant Iran-backed Hezbollah group and its financial arm. The measures are the latest against Hezbollah, which Washington considers a terrorist group and has...

Hezbollah leader backs Iran talks with US, Saudi Arabia

May. 07, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group on Friday indicated his support for a dialogue between Iran one one side and the U.S. and Saudi Arabia on the other. Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech that such talks could benefit Tehran and...

US offers $10 million reward for info on Hezbollah operative

Mar. 29, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Monday offered a $10 million reward for information on a Hezbollah operative who was convicted last year in the assassination of Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafik Hariri. The State Department said the reward will be given to...

Lebanese PM-designate: Cabinet needed to restore trust, hope

Mar. 18, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s prime minister-designate said Thursday that a government that could restart talks with the International Monetary Fund would be the main way to halt the country’s rapid economic collapse, adding there was still opportunity to form such a Cabinet. ...