Latest Hezbollah News

Lebanon's government holds first budget meeting in months

Jan. 24, 2022 13:47 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s government met on the budget Monday for the first time in more than three months as talks with the International Monetary Fund about the country’s economic meltdown resumed. The developments were aimed at controlling Lebanon's worst economic crisis in...

Lebanon's former PM Saad Hariri bows out of political life

Jan. 24, 2022 13:39 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s former Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced Monday he was leaving politics for now and would not run in upcoming parliamentary elections. The decision marks the first time in three decades the powerful Sunni family is out of politics, adding uncertainty in a country...

Kuwaiti minister in Lebanon over diplomatic row with gulf

Jan. 22, 2022 14:47 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Kuwait’s foreign minister handed Lebanese officials Saturday a list of suggestions for confidence-building measures with oil-rich Gulf states after relations between the two sides deteriorated dramatically in recent months. The visit by Sheikh Ahmed Nasser...

Family seeks to sue Lebanon over dead father's captivity

Jan. 19, 2022 10:49 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Lebanese American man’s survivors, who filed an ambitious lawsuit last year alleging Lebanon’s security agency kidnapped and tortured him before he died in the U.S., hope to find an opening after the agency recently responded in an American court. Amer...

Israel says it successfully tests long-range missile defense

Jan. 18, 2022 09:49 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Tuesday it has successfully tested a system designed to intercept ballistic missiles outside the earth's atmosphere. The Arrow Weapon System is part of an array of missile defenses Israel has developed in recent years to protect itself in any future...

Hezbollah, ally end Cabinet boycott in crisis-hit Lebanon

Jan. 15, 2022 13:39 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group and its main Shiite ally said Saturday they are ending their boycott of Cabinet meetings after a three-month deadlock that has worsened the small nation’s unprecedented economic meltdown. The two Shiite groups said in a joint...

Hezbollah hosts conference in Beirut for Saudi opposition

Jan. 12, 2022 12:31 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah group hosted a conference for Saudi opposition figures in its stronghold south of Beirut on Wednesday in a defiant gesture certain to anger the oil-rich kingdom. The gathering came as the Lebanese government is trying to mend relations...

UN peacekeepers attacked in south Lebanon near Israel border

Jan. 05, 2022 18:35 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Unknown perpetrators attacked a group of U.N. peacekeepers in southern Lebanon, vandalizing their vehicles and stealing official items from them, a U.N. official said Wednesday. Such scuffles with U.N. peacekeepers are not uncommon in southern Lebanon since the...

Hezbollah leader launches verbal attack against Saudi king

Jan. 03, 2022 14:49 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group verbally attacked the king of Saudi Arabia on Monday, saying Riyadh helped spread extremist Islamic ideology worldwide and is taking the thousands of Lebanese who work in the oil-rich Persian Gulf region “hostage.” ...

Lebanese Christian leader: alliance with Hezbollah imperiled

Jan. 02, 2022 09:34 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The head of Lebanon’s largest Christian party said on Sunday that a 15-year-old alliance with the country’s powerful Shiite group Hezbollah was no longer working and must evolve. The televised speech by Gebran Bassil, who heads the Free Patriotic Movement,...