Latest Hezbollah News

Dutch-based court files new charges against Hariri suspect

Sep. 16, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A U.N.-backed court based in the Netherlands unveiled new charges Monday, including terrorism and intentional homicide, against a Hezbollah fighter who also is accused of assassinating former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. The Special Tribunal for Lebanon announced that...

Lebanese-American to be prosecuted for working for Israel

Sep. 13, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese-American man was referred Friday to prosecutors after confessing he'd worked for Israel during its occupation of Lebanon for nearly two decades, a Lebanese security agency said. Amer Fakhoury was detained after returning to his native Lebanon from the United States earlier this...

Officials: 31 Iraqi pilgrims die in stampede during holiday

Sep. 10, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A walkway collapsed and set off a stampede in the holy city of Karbala on Tuesday as thousands of Shiite Muslims marked one of the most solemn holy days of the year. At least 31 people were killed and about 100 were injured, officials said. It was the deadliest stampede in recent history...

Hezbollah leader warns against new US mediator with Israel

Sep. 10, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S. official visiting Beirut to mediate between Lebanon and Israel over a maritime border dispute is a "friend of Israel," keen to defend its interests, the leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group warned on Tuesday. Hassan Nasrallah urged Lebanese officials to negotiate from a point...

Syria says Israel was behind airstrike in country's east

Sep. 9, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Unknown warplanes targeted an arms depot and posts of Iranian-backed militias in eastern Syria, near the Iraqi border, killing at least 18 fighters in a nighttime attack, Syrian opposition activists said Monday. A Syrian security official said Israeli jets staged the airstrikes, but denied...

Hezbollah says it shot down Israeli drone over south Lebanon

Sep. 9, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group said it shot down an Israeli drone over southern Lebanon early Monday, shortly after it crossed from Israel amid rising tensions along the border between the two countries in recent weeks. A Hezbollah statement said the drone was downed with "suitable...

Diplomats: US blocks UN statement on Israel-Hezbollah fire

Sep. 5, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has blocked the U.N. Security Council from issuing a statement following the recent exchange of cross-border fire between the militant group Hezbollah in southern Lebanon and Israeli forces in Israel, diplomats said Thursday. The initial draft of the French-proposed...

US adds new sanctions and reward to further pressure Iran

Sep. 4, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration stepped up pressure on Iran on Wednesday, imposing sanctions on an oil shipping network with ties to Iran's Revolutionary Guard and offering a reward of up to $15 million for anyone with information that could disrupt its faltering economy even further. The new...

Israel claims to uncover Hezbollah missile plant in Lebanon

Sep. 3, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Tuesday the militant group Hezbollah and Iran have built a precision-missile factory in neighboring Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. The army issued a statement saying that "in fear of strikes" by Israel, Hezbollah had moved key equipment from the site to "civilian...

Lebanese bank hit by US sanctions says deposits are insured

Sep. 3, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese bank targeted by the U.S. Department of the Treasury for "knowingly facilitating banking activities" for the militant Hezbollah group says it will remain open and guarantees all deposits are insured at the time they are due. Last week, the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets...