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Hezbollah members arrested, planned to attack Israeli tourists

Hezbollah members arrested, planned to attack Israeli tourists

BANGKOK, April 18 (UPI) -- Two members of Hezbollah, arrested in Thailand several days ago, admitted they planned to attack Israeli tourists in Bangkok.
Ed Adamczyk
Lebanese army reinforces security on border with Syria

Lebanese army reinforces security on border with Syria

HERMEL, Lebanon, March 18 (UPI) -- Lebanon's army detonated a car rigged with explosives and arrested suspects in Ras Baalbek, Lebanon, a spillover of the crisis in neighboring Syria.

Syrian troops take control of opposition stronghold Yabrud

YABRUD, Syria, March 16 (UPI) -- Syrian soldiers Sunday seized the rebel-held town of Yabrud in the strategic Qalamun region near the Lebanese border, Syrian state-run media report.

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.

Syrians criticize Assad regime's detainee swaps

DAMASCUS, Syria, March 11 (UPI) -- The Syrian government has come under criticism from its supporters over its uneven efforts to secure the release of detainees held by rebel forces.

Saudi Arabia lists Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah as terror groups

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 7 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia added the Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah and two Syrian-based groups to its list of terrorist organizations Friday, officials said.
LA gang members in Syria video identified by customs officers as deported Syrians

LA gang members in Syria video identified by customs officers as deported Syrians

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. authorities identified two deported Syrian men who appeared in a video claiming to be Los Angeles-based gang members fighting in Syria.
JC Finley

Maronite bishops condemn Israeli airstrike in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 5 (UPI) -- Maronite bishops, ripping Israel's latest airstrike on Hezbollah, Wednesday said Syrian airstrikes on Lebanon were the price of intervening in the crisis.

Israeli troops board ship, seize missiles it says were bound for Gaza

JERUSALEM, March 5 (UPI) -- Israeli naval forces in the Red Sea Wednesday intercepted a vessel carrying medium-range missiles, officials said, adding that Iran was behind the shipment.
Netanyahu to Abbas: 'Stop denying history' and recognize Israel

Netanyahu to Abbas: 'Stop denying history' and recognize Israel

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- Peace in the Middle East will better the lives of millions living in the region, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in Washington Tuesday.
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.
Cairo court issues temporary ban on Hamas activities

Cairo court issues temporary ban on Hamas activities

CAIRO, March 4 (UPI) -- A court in Cairo banned all Hamas activity in Egypt and ordered the Hamas office in Cairo closed during the espionage trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

Hezbollah denies Israel attacked arms shipment from Syria to Lebanon

JERUSALEM, March 3 (UPI) -- The Shiite Islamic militant group Hezbollah denied reports Monday Israel's air force bombed an arms shipment traveling from Syria to Lebanon last week.

Lebanese border area hit by Syrian missiles

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The Lebanese Ministry of Information said Friday a town near the border with Syria was hit by three missiles from across the border with no injuries reported.

Hezbollah faces swelling battle in Syrian mountains

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- As Syria's civil war lurches toward its fourth year, Hezbollah and Iraqi Shiite irregulars it trained to fight the Americans are engaged in a swelling battle in the Qalamoun mountains on Lebanon's eastern border against Sunni rebels seeking to topple the Damascus regime.
Morsi's conspiracy trial suspended amid controversy over glass cages

Morsi's conspiracy trial suspended amid controversy over glass cages

CAIRO, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- An Egyptian court suspended the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and other defendants on Thursday following a defense lawyer's request for new judges.

Israeli military on patrol near Lebanese border

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The Lebanese Ministry of Information said Thursday the Israeli military intensified foot and mounted patrols near the southern border region.

Israeli military on high alert after Hezbollah threat

JERUSALEM, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The Israeli military was on heightened alert along the border with Lebanon Thursday after the Shiite Hezbollah movement vowed revenge for an Israeli airstrike.

Lebanon planning nighttime military patrols

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The Lebanese military, following reports of Israeli border violations, said Wednesday it scheduled air patrols over parts of the country overnight.

'Israel jets hit Hezbollah missiles' as Syria strains grow

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Israeli warplanes have reportedly hit a convoy on the Syria-Lebanon border carrying anti-aircraft missiles from war-torn Syria to Hezbollah, amid growing Israeli concerns about a threat to its northern border.

Israel strikes reputed arms shipment for Hezbollah

BAALBEK, Lebanon, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Israeli warplanes struck a reputed arms shipment near the Lebanon-Syria border that was going to Hezbollah militants, Lebanese and other Arab media reported.

Israel increasing intelligence unit

JERUSALEM, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The Israeli military intelligence unit is expanding to combat the threat of jihadists in neighboring Syria, officials said.

Lebanon rounds up al-Qaida operatives

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Nearly two dozen militants were charged Monday for their role in bombings in a Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut, a military judge said.

Latest bombing in Lebanon condemned by Hezbollah

HERMEL, Lebanon, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Hezbollah and the Lebanese military both condemned a weekend car-bomb explosion in Hermel that killed two soldiers and a civilian.

U.N. force in Lebanon attacked

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon said Friday its vehicles were damaged when a convoy was attacked in southern Lebanon, though no injuries were reported.
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