Lebanon: Hezbollah vows to drive off Israel

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 13 (UPI) -- Hezbollah Deputy Secretary-General Naim Qassem said his movement in Lebanon is ready to stand up to Israeli aggression.
Hezbollah says resistance part of Lebanon's identity

Hezbollah says resistance part of Lebanon's identity

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 4 (UPI) -- Resistance is a fixed part of the national identity of Lebanon, Hezbollah Deputy Secretary-General Naim Qassem said Tuesday.

Jihadist suicide bomb campaign turns tables on Hezbollah

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Hezbollah is taking a beating in Lebanon from Sunni jihadists who have turned the tables on the Iranian-backed movement by battering its strongholds with a weapon the Shiite fundamentalists themselves unleashed with deadly effect on their Israeli and U.S. foes in the 1980s -- suicide bombers.

Al-Qaida issues warning to Hezbollah

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A message from the al-Qaida cell that took credit for a November attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut warns Hezbollah of more attacks to come.
Hariri assassination trial opens amid Lebanon's sectarian tensions

Hariri assassination trial opens amid Lebanon's sectarian tensions

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The trial of four Hezbollah members indicted in the 2005 assassination of Lebanon's Rafik Hariri began in The Hague amid fears of rising sectarian tensions.
Iranian foreign minister to meet Assad

Iranian foreign minister to meet Assad

DAMASCUS, Syria, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Iran's foreign minister said the Syrian people have a right to determine their own future in advance of a meeting with Syria's president in Damascus Wednesday.

Syria war boost jihadist threat in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Syria's increasingly sectarian civil war has given impetus to the rapid growth of Sunni Muslim jihadists in Lebanon, a powder keg of sectarian passions, emboldening them to extend their reach by attacking the Iranian-backed Shiite Hezbollah with deadly force on its home ground for the first time.

Slaying of Hezbollah chief sharpens Lebanese tensions

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The assassination Tuesday of a senior Hezbollah commander in Beirut has sharply heightened sectarian tensions in Lebanon, already aggravated by the civil war in neighboring Syria that has become the main battleground in a 1,400-year-old schism in Islam.

Hezbollah blames Israel for top commander's death in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Hezbollah accused Israel of killing one of its top commanders outside his home in Beirut, Lebanon, but Israel denied the allegation.

Beirut bombings: Will Hezbollah avenge attack on Iranian embassy?

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The suicide bombing of the Iranian Embassy in Beirut Tuesday, in which 23 people were killed, marked a dangerously sharp escalation in the Sunni-Shiite confrontation in Lebanon, a direct consequence of the increasingly sectarian civil war in neighboring Syria.
Mikati to represent Beirut at Syrian peace talks

Mikati to represent Beirut at Syrian peace talks

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati will represent Lebanon at planned peace talks on Syria, government sources told The Daily Star newspaper in Beirut.
Nasrallah warns of regional war

Nasrallah warns of regional war

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Failure by the West to reach an agreement with Iran on its nuclear program could lead to a regional war, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned.
In shadow of Syria, Lebanon edges closer to war

In shadow of Syria, Lebanon edges closer to war

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The assassination of a Sunni cleric who supported Hezbollah, Iran's powerful Shiite proxy in Lebanon, in the northern city of Tripoli where rival groups have fought for weeks in a spillover of the war in neighboring Syria, has intensified sectarian passions in Lebanon.

Report: Hezbollah has chemical warheads

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Hezbollah has long-range missiles capable of carrying chemical warheads that are stored in underground sites in Lebanon, a Lebanese lawmaker said.

Lebanon breaks up protests in Sidon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The Lebanese government said Friday it blocked demonstrators in Sidon in support of controversial Sunni cleric Ahmad al-Assir.

Hezbollah's security stirs Lebanese debate

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Pro-Western political leaders in Lebanon expressed outrage over Hezbollah's decision to beef up security in southern parts of the country.

Sunni bloc scolds Hezbollah

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council called on Hezbollah to pull its fighters out of Syria, saying the Shiite group was acting irresponsibly.

Lebanese military put on alert

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The Lebanese military is called on to respond with "appropriate means" to weekend rocket fire from Syrian territory, the Lebanese president said.

Peacekeeper condemns 'criminal' act in Beirut

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Thursday's bombing in a Hezbollah stronghold of southern Beirut was a criminal act against civilian lives, the U.N. peacekeeping mission said Friday.

21 dead, 250 wounded in car bomb in Beirut

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah blamed Israel for a car bomb in Beirut, Lebanon, that killed 21 people and injured 250 others.

Bomb strikes Hezbollah stronghold

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A car bomb exploded Thursday in a Hezbollah stronghold in southern Beirut, Lebanon, the official government news agency reported.

Israel braces for Golan action amid Syria blasts mystery

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 11 (UPI) -- Israel is bolstering its military forces on the Golan Heights, its de facto border with Syria, against a possible attack by Hezbollah amid growing speculation that Israeli warplanes or warships blitzed Russian-anti-ship missiles at the Syrian naval base of Latakia last week.

Hezbollah braces for big Syria battle, but takes losses

TEL AVIV, Israel, June 25 (UPI) -- Hezbollah is reportedly massing 2,000-4,000 fighters near the divided northern city of Aleppo for the next major battle in Syria's civil war, but it's believed to have paid a high price in blood for its support of longtime ally President Bashar Assad.
Report: Iran to send 4,000 Revolutionary Guards to aid Syria regime

Report: Iran to send 4,000 Revolutionary Guards to aid Syria regime

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 17 (UPI) -- As Western powers prepare to provide weapons to rebels in Syria's civil war, Iran is reported to be planning to send a 4,000-man contingent of Revolutionary Guards to beef up President Bashar Assad's forces.

Syria: Israeli alert amid civil war clashes in Golan

TEL AVIV, Israel, June 6 (UPI) -- Israeli forces went on alert early Thursday as fighting broke out on the disputed Golan Heights in southern Syria, where Israel occupied part of the strategic plateau, between Syrian rebels and forces loyal to embattled President Bashar Assad.
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