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.

Hezbollah widens its war, but risks are high

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 4 (UPI) -- Recent clashes between Hezbollah and Syrian rebels on Lebanese soil have heightened alarm that Lebanon is becoming a new front in Syria's civil war.

Syria: Hezbollah triumphs, but loses veterans

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 30 (UPI) -- Hezbollah played a key role in defeating Syrian rebels in Qusair but the Iranian-backed Shiite movement reportedly lost many battle-seasoned veterans.

Rockets slam into Beirut neighborhood

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 26 (UPI) -- At least four people were wounded Sunday by two rockets shot into in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, officials said.

Attacks on rebel Syrian city hiked ahead of speech by Hezbollah leader

QUSAIR, Syria, May 25 (UPI) -- Syria launched the heaviest barrage of gunfire in a week in Qusair Saturday in an attempt to retake the town from rebels, anti-government activists said.

Hezbollah inciting violence, U.S. says

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. government rejects Hezbollah's role in the Syrian conflict and affirms its support for Lebanon's policy of disassociation, a government spokesman said.
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Hassan Nasrallah
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah speaks via live video from his hiding place, as clashes between pro-government forces and the Hezbollah-led opposition continue throughout Lebanon for a second day, leaving many parts of Beirut and other towns deserted on May 8, 2008. A general labor strike that was called for yesterday has expanded into armed confrontation between the two groups. (UPI Photo)

Hasan Nasrallah, often less correctly spelled as Hassan, (born August 31, 1960; Arabic: حسن نصرالله‎) became the third Secretary General of the Lebanese political and paramilitary organization Hezbollah after Israel assassinated the previous leader, Abbas al-Musawi, in 1992. Hezbollah is considered a terrorist organization by The United States, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Egypt, Israel, Australia, and Canada.

Hasan Nasrallah was born the ninth of ten children in Bourj Hammoud, Matn District (an eastern suburb of Beirut) on August 31, 1960 . His father, Abdul Karim, was born in Bazouriyeh, a village in Jabal Amel (South Republic of Lebanon) located near Tyre to Iranian grandparents. Although his family was not particularly religious, Hasan was interested in theological studies. He attended an-Najah school and later a public school in Sin el Fil (Christian area) Beirut.

In 1975, the Lebanese Civil War forced the family to move to their ancestral home in Bassouriyeh, where Hasan Nasrallah completed his secondary education at the public school of Sour (Tyre). Here he joined the Amal Movement, a Lebanese Shi'a political group.

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