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 Hizb Allah

The prevelant perception of Hizbullah in the "west" is of a militant, armed terrorist organization bent on abduction and murder. While the initial years of its emergence as a political movement in Lebanon were turbulent and controvertial, The Party of God has matured to become an important and pivotal force in Middle East politics in general and Lebanese society in particular. Hizbullah has its immediate historic roots in the social uprising of the Lebanese Shia community in the late 1960's and early 70's that took its inspiration from the charismatic Imam Musa Sadr who "disappeared" in Libya in 1978.

Sadr's Movement of the Deprived (Harakat al- Mahrumin) with it's military wing and present-day political party, Amal soon became mired in the convolutions of Lebanese politics and the 15-year civil war. The Israeli invasion of 1982 provided the catalyst for Shiite radicalism. Hizbullah emerged with the aim of expelling the occupants and alleviating the social sufferings of the Shia community.

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Syrian opposition factions destroyed a Hizbullah military position and killed a number of its commanders and fighters in the town of Qamhana in central Syria's Hama district on Sunday, Sky News Arabia reported Monday.
U.S. prosecutors have brought charges against a Lebanese businessman whose ties to Merriam-based Seaboard Corp. also are being looked at.
That's the question many analysts are grappling with in the wake of recent escalations involving an Israeli strike inside Syria that targeted a weapons shipment meant for Hezbollah. It prompted Bashar Assad's launch of three SA-5 surface-to-air ...
Bahrain arrests terror cell with links to IRGC, Hezbollah Brigades in Iraq. Several of those identified and arrested were proven to have received military training in camps under the supervision of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.
Beirut - A US court paused accusations, on Friday, against Kassem Tajeddine, a Lebanese businessman who has close ties with "Hezbollah", of evading US sanctions for financing terrorism. This step has reinforced US approach to put pressure on ...
A female Lebanese journalist who received death threats after she asked on social media why Israel has not eliminated Hassan Nasrallah has filed a lawsuit against the Hezbollah leader. "How can it be that a criminal who forced us into a war with Israel ...
The American University of Beirut has agreed to pay $700,000 to settle a civil lawsuit alleging that it provided material support to three organizations that the U.S.
The US Department of Treasury in February slapped sanctions on newly designated Vice President of Venezuela, Tareck El-Aissami, amid accusations of money laundering and drug-trade charges.
Beirut // Lebanon sits in a region torn by conflict and its armed forces are limited. As such, it is one of the largest recipients of American military aid.
Last fall, she published a memoir, "The Hostage's Daughter," about growing up with her father first as a hostage to Hezbollah and later - in her view - as a hostage to the emotional trauma. Anderson, like many of the others with whom he was held ...
Beirut: A Lebanese university will pay $700,000 to settle a US lawsuit over allegations it provided "material support" to entities linked to Hezbollah, US officials said. The American University of Beirut confirmed in a statement Friday it was settling ...
Lebanese journalist Maria Maalouf is suing Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on allegations of kidnap, rape and murder charges.
Hezbollah condemned on Saturday the sinful crime of assassinating Mujahid Mazen Faqha in Gaza, stressing that the despicable Zionist fingerprints appear clearly in its scene.
Delivering his speech during a ceremony which marks the anniversary of the Birth of Sayyeda Fatima Al-Zahraa (P),the Daughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Sheikh Qassem said that Hezbollah is ready to discuss with the other Lebanese political parties ...
A top financial supporter of Hezbollah was arrested overseas earlier this month on an 11-count indictment unsealed Friday in federal court.
A Lebanese university will pay $700,000 to settle a US lawsuit over allegations it provided "material support" to entities linked to Hezbollah, US officials said. The American University of Beirut confirmed in a statement on Friday it was settling the ...
Enough political Actors have an interest in delaying any agreement on an electoral law, in an attempt to prevent President Michel Aoun and his Hizbullah allies from consolidating their grip on power. However, Hizbullah's greater military capability and ...
Until just minutes before we hit publish on this story, Google was using a YouTube channel run by a fan of Hezbollah to promote potentially lethal drones.
Meeting in the rugged, mountainous Lebanese interior near the southern border, where occupying Israeli forces were driven out by Hezbollah in 2000 and suffered a second setback in the 2006 war, the commander feels emboldened by his Syrian spoils.
London, 20 Mar - According to a report in Al-Arabiya's Persian language website on March 11, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is building of a missile factory for Lebanon's Hezbollah. Despite the former U.S. administration officials ...
The Iranians and their product Hezbollah propagate this idea to arm the Shiite militias in Lebanon so it can be used to protect Tehran's influence and control.
As Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's forces consolidate their authority over Syria, the armed factions on both sides of the conflict are now under pressure to bolster their holdings in anticipation of a looming political settlement.
Zionist army Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot said on Tuesday that Hezbollah represents the basic threat against Israel, adding that the entity is exposed to less perilous dangers originated from Syria, Gaza, West Bank, Sinai and Iran.
While Israel has sought to avoid being dragged into Syria's civil war, it acknowledges carrying out air strikes there to stop deliveries of advanced arms to Hezbollah. (This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated ...
Rabat (Reuters) - Moroccan authorities have arrested Kassim Tajideen, deemed by Washington a top financier of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement, and plan to extradite him to the United States, a Moroccan security source close to the case said on ...
The chief of Israel's armed forces has said that the death last year of a top Hezbollah commander in Syria was an assassination by the Iranian-backed Lebanese group itself.
Jerusalem - Israel has concluded that Hezbollah's top military commander was killed in Syria last year by rivals within the Shi'ite militant group, Israel's military chief said Tuesday.
(SANA via AP). In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, damaged and blocked street where clashes erupted between the Syrian government forces and rebels, near the Abbassiyin square, east Damascus, Syria, Monday March 20, ...
Gadi Eisenkot said reports that Mustafa Amine Badreddine was killed by Hezbollah officers are in accordance to "intelligence we have.
Hizbullah SEC.-Gen. Nasrallah Warns against Legalization of gay marriage in Lebanon, Defends "Early marriage". Duration: 02:29.
The Syrian conflict has become the largest military operation in Hizbullah's history, and its involvement in Iraq and Yemen has led the group to develop into a regional military actor.
In the wake of threats by Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor, the Israel Air Force (IAF) carried out two strikes against Assad regime and Hezbollah targets in Syria on Sunday and early Monday morning. These latest airstrikes come only two days after an ...
Hizbullah and al-Mustaqbal Movement stressed during their 41st bilateral dialogue session on Monday the need to reach an electoral law as soon as possible.
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IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot warned Sunday that the Hezbollah terror organization in Lebanon was preparing for its next major attack on Israel, and that war with the fundamentalist Shiite group was only a matter of time.
A funeral procession was held over the weekend for a Hezbollah fighter killed in Syria.
Caspit adds that since the 2006 war, Liberman sees that "the distinction between the Lebanese army and Hezbollah forces has been blurred considerably over the past few years, as has the distinction between Hezbollah - which also operates on the ...
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Hezbollah Saturday held a funeral procession for a fighter who was killed during battles in neighboring Syria. you've reached a subscriber-only article.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday that Israel's latest air strikes into Syria targeted weapons bound for Lebanon's Hezbollah, and that it will continue to carry out such raids. Netanyahu's statement came after Israeli warplanes struck ...
File photo: Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters through a screen during a rally commemorating the annual Hezbollah Martyrs' Leaders Day in Jebshit village, southern Lebanon February 16, 2017. Reuters/Ali ...
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The Lebanese interior minister says Lebanon should integrate the resistance movement of Hezbollah's armed strength in its military strategy.
Rocket alert sirens sounded in north eastern Israel Thursday night, shortly past midnight. News reports Friday morning revealed that the Israel Air Force had carried out strikes against several targets in the city of Palmyra, the deepest such raid into ...
A lawyer for a Lebanese businessman that the US says has provided millions of dollars to the Hezbollah group says his client has been arrested by Moroccan authorities.
Hezbollah intends to wage its next war against Israel from deep within Syria, according to a report on a pro-Hezbollah news site last week. The report, found on the web site Ya Sour, quoted Hezbollah sources saying the group intends to fire long-range ...
The crisis is the result of the reduction in Iranian financial aid to the group, at the height of its ambitious involvement in numerous regional conflicts.


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