Latest Hezbollah News

US court awards millions to victims of Hezbollah rockets

Sep. 20, 2022 08:33 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A U.S. court has ordered the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah to pay millions of dollars in damages to a group of Americans who sued saying they were wounded by the group's rockets during a war with Israel in 2006. The case was brought under the U.S....

Israeli PM vows to begin production in contested gas field

Sep. 19, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Monday vowed to begin production at a contested Mediterranean natural gas field “as soon as it is possible,” threatening to raise tensions with Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group. Yair Lapid's announcement in a statement from his...

State media: Israel strike on Syria airport kills 5 soldiers

Sep. 17, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — An Israeli strike on the Damascus International Airport and nearby military posts south of the Syrian capital killed five soldiers, state media reported Saturday. State news agency SANA, quoting an unnamed military official, said the strikes happened after midnight...

US envoy needs more time in Lebanon-Israel maritime dispute

Sep. 09, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. envoy mediating between Lebanon and Israel over the two countries' disputed maritime border said Friday some progress has been made but that more work needs to be done to resolve the issue. Amos Hochstein, a senior adviser for energy security at the U.S....

Israeli general readies to lead the charge against Hezbollah

Sep. 09, 2022 02:59 AM EDT

RAMLE, Israel (AP) — In his just-completed role as head of the Israeli military’s Home Front command, Maj. Gen. Ori Gordin was in charge of bolstering a network of early-warning systems and shelters in case of rocket attacks. It may have been the ideal preparation for his new assignment. ...

Explosive detonates at Hezbollah-backed minister's home

Sep. 08, 2022 03:51 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A bomb detonated outside of a Hezbollah-backed Lebanese minister's home on Thursday in the eastern Bekaa valley. The press office of caretaker Public Works Minister Ali Hamieh said in a statement that the explosive wrapped in electrical wires was detonated in his...

Israeli airstrike puts Syrian airport out of commission

Sep. 06, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Israel launched a missile attack on Tuesday targeting Syria's Aleppo airport for the second time in a week, this time putting it out of commission, Syrian state media said. The Syrian government did not report any casualties. The transport ministry said all flights...

Lebanon flotilla rallies at Israel sea border ahead of talks

Sep. 04, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese protesters on Sunday sailed down the country’s coast in dozens of fishing boats and yachts toward Israel, days before a U.S. envoy is expected in Beirut to continue mediating in a maritime border dispute between the two countries. Lebanon and Israel, which...

Hezbollah at 40 stronger than ever but has more enemies

Sep. 01, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Forty years since Hezbollah was founded at the height of Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon, the group has morphed from a ragtag organization to the largest and most heavily armed militant group in the Middle East. The Iranian-armed and funded Hezbollah, which has...

UN condemns restrictions on peacekeepers in south Lebanon

Aug. 31, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday strongly condemning harassment, intimidation, attacks and restrictions against the U.N. peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon. It also called on Lebanese authorities to accelerate...