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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.
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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)
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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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