Latest Hezbollah News

Lebanese environmental group accused of being Hezbollah arm

Jan. 25, 2023 01:56 AM EST

KFAR TIBNIT, Lebanon (AP) — On the outskirts of this southern Lebanese village, workers in a pickup truck parked at a nature reserve named after a fallen fighter of the militant Hezbollah group. They took two large eucalyptus tree seedlings out of the truck and planted them. The...

US sanctions alleged Hezbollah financial adviser in Lebanon

Jan. 24, 2023 12:01 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The United States on Tuesday slapped sanctions on a high-profile Lebanese economist alleged to be assisting the militant group Hezbollah with its financial operations. The U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions against economist and money exchanger Hassan...

Lebanese pound hits new low as political deadlock persists

Jan. 19, 2023 12:39 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The value of the Lebanese pound hit a new low on Thursday, trading at 50,000 to the dollar, as the country's deeply divided Parliament failed to elect a president for the eleventh time. The cash-strapped Lebanon's currency, once valued at 1,500 to the dollar, has...

Top Iran diplomat says talks with Saudis could restore ties

Jan. 13, 2023 10:25 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Talks between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia are continuing and could eventually restore diplomatic relations that were severed years ago, Iran’s foreign minister said Friday. Hossein Amirabdollahian told reporters in Beirut that he met with Saudi Foreign...

UN extends Lebanon tribunal until Dec. 31 to wrap up work

Jan. 12, 2023 23:22 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has extended the mandate of the international tribunal that investigated the 2005 assassination of Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafik Hariri until the end of the year to complete non-judicial functions so it can cease operation. ...

Lebanese Hezbollah condemns Charlie Hebdo cartoons in France

Jan. 10, 2023 06:02 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group on Tuesday condemned the cartoons published recently by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that mocked Iran's ruling clerics and urged France to punish the publication. The Iran-backed Hezbollah said the offensive...

Lebanon charges 7 suspects in killing of UN peacekeeper

Jan. 05, 2023 08:12 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's military tribunal on Thursday charged seven suspects in last month's attack that killed an Irish peacekeeper when a group of armed local residents ambushed his convoy and opened fire, officials said. The shooting took place near the town of Al-Aqbiya in...

Suspect arrested in killing of UN peacekeeper in Lebanon

Dec. 27, 2022 07:10 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese army has arrested a suspect in the killing earlier this month of a U.N. peacekeeper from Ireland who died when his convoy was shot at in southern Lebanon, officials said Tuesday. The area of the Dec. 14 shooting attack, near the southern town of...

UN and Lebanon hold memorial for killed Irish peacekeeper

Dec. 18, 2022 12:25 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese army and U.N. peacekeepers held a memorial at the Beirut airport on Sunday for an Irish soldier killed by a mob that opened fire last week at two vehicles belonging to the U.N. peacekeepers in southern Lebanon. The attack that killed 24 year-old Pvt....

UN Irish peacekeeper killed in shooting in southern Lebanon

Dec. 15, 2022 14:20 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — An Irish U.N. peacekeeper was killed and several others were wounded when unidentified attackers opened fire on a convoy in southern Lebanon, Irish and Lebanese military officials said Thursday. The area is a stronghold of the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group. The...