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BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) - On Sunday, Al-Qaeda affiliate militia Ha'yat Tahrir al-Sham (better known by its former name, Jabhat al-Nusra) conducted a car bomb attack against Syrian Army positions in the now government-controlled East Ghouta district of Jisreen. At the present time little information ...
According to Moscow, the US plans a strike on the city using a chemical attack staged by militants in its suburb of Eastern Ghouta as a pretext. It has warned it would respond if Russian interests were targeted. Syria surrendered its chemical stockpiles in 2014 under the supervision of the United Nations and ...

The debate over a national defense strategy dates back to 2008 when Lebanon came to the brink of civil war as clashes erupted between Hezbollah militants and Future Movement supporters in Beirut on May 7, culminating in the Doha Accord. The deal reached in Doha led to the election of Michel ...
As the Syrian civil war rages on, there has been direct involvement from the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and Iranian Revolutionary Guards who have assisted their ally Bashar al-Assad throughout the conflict. Contrarily, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) received heavy support from Western countries, ...
Fears over Ain al-Hilweh militant funding to derail election ... High-ranking local security officials held an emergency meeting after an unknown individual was believed to have entered south Lebanon's Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp with large amounts of money to fund militant groups.
Syria is facing a new turn in its civil war, and Hezbollah militants haven't shown this much anticipation at the possibility of a conflict with Israel since the ... Hezbollah, a Lebanese Shiite militant group, intervened against what it saw as a direct threat to its Syrian ally, which is considered an essential element ...

Saraya al Ashtar, an Iranian-supported militant group in Bahrain, has formally changed its logo to adopt the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) branding. This branding is common among many Iranian-backed militias in the Middle East, including Lebanese Hezbollah, the Badr Organization, and ...
A new video game has allowed players to join Lebanese Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah in its battle against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in ... trailer posted for Holy Defense showed fighters in Hezbollah uniforms firing assault rifles and missiles in rendered battles with plainclothes militants.
BEIRUT - Lebanese intelligence arrested a man on Wednesday they believe was a financial official for Islamic State (IS) in Syria, a security source said. The Syrian, arrested in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, was responsible for collecting money for the militant group in Albu Kamal, a city in eastern ...
In December, Abadi declared "the end of the war" against IS and complete control of Iraq's borders with neighbouring Syria, where militants still control pockets of territory. Aoun told reporters that Lebanon, too, had suffered from militants but succeeded in pushing them back from a border region with Syria.
To deal with the terrorist threats in Lebanon, Aoun said the Army has taken a number of measures, including "the closure of all illegal crossings on the eastern border and stricter surveillance of border controls to prevent the infiltration of militants from Syria." He added, "The army is always on the lookout.".
The Bahrain Interior Ministry reported on March 3 that its security forces arrested 116 members of a militant cell operating in the Gulf kingdom. ... Moreover, the ministry accused the IRGC, Lebanese Hezbollah, and Asaib Ahl al Haq in Iraq of training the militants in Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon. On state TV ...
... according to Lebanese security sources quoted by local media. The clashes, in which eye witnesses said RPG rockets were used, occurred between militants from Al Fatah and rival group Al Saaiqa. The website of Lebanese newspaper Daily Star reported that the murdered militant is the brother of the ...
Hezbollah's weapons, Lebanon's religious divisions and the value of life in the Middle East were some of the big questions put to Saad Hariri by a class full of ... for undermining the state's authority, but it argues that its military operations are necessary to protect Lebanon from Israel and armed militants.
Johannesburg - The case against two Lebanese brothers, accused of illegally exporting components for drones to militant group Hezbollah in Lebanon was postponed for formal bail application by the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Monday. The exact reasons for the postponement are unknown as ...
Beirut, Lebanon (4:00 P.M.) - On Saturday morning, Israeli-backed Syrian militant groups operating in the western countryside of Qunietra province (near the occupied Golan Heights) launched an assault - backed by armor - against pro-government forces. The rebel attackers mobilized and launched ...
Saraya al Ashtar, an Iranian-supported militant group in Bahrain, has formally changed its logo to adopt the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) branding. This branding is common among many Iranian-backed militias in the Middle East, including Lebanese Hezbollah, the Badr Organization, and ...

Months after the army drove out Daesh (ISIS) militants from the outskirts of Ras Baalbeck and Al-Qaa, locals of the nearby towns say the most obvious change is perhaps the absence of shelling echoing through the nearby hills. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full ...
"The Lebanese security services monitored and tracked the militant as soon as he arrived in Tripoli from Syria," the sources said. Grand Mufti of Tripoli and the North Malik Al-Chaar told Arab News: "What happened in Bab Al-Tabbaneh is independent from previous incidents." "The Lebanese army has been ...
A wanted militant was arrested during an overnight raid in Tripoli, while another was killed in a shootout with the army, a security source told The Daily Star Monday. One Army soldier was also killed and another injured during the raid. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the ...
According to the statement, the raid aimed to capture militant Hajar al-Abdullah, who was killed in the gunfight. Al-Abdullah's brother was detained and weapons and cash were seized during the raid. In late 2014, a number of people were killed in a gunbattle between army forces and militants in ...
Beirut, Lebanon (6:33 P.M.) - militant groups affiliated to al-Qaeda have commenced an offensive against the Syrian Arab Army and allied paramilitary forces in the rugged northern countryside of Latakia Province. Moments ago, the Al-Qaeda affiliate groups Ha'yat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat ...
Lebanon announced on Friday that it had thwarted an ISIS terrorist plot, through a detained member of the terrorist group, Abou Jaafar al-Iraqi, who was used as an informant. Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq said during a press conference that the high-level operation was the product of months of ...
Lieberman also pointed out "the sudden friendship" between Saleh al-Arouri, a senior Hamas commander living in Lebanon, and Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah. "This is something ... At the same time, 67 Israeli soldiers and four civilians were killed by Palestinian militants. The 51-day war ...
An image grab taken from Hezbollah's al-Manar TV on January 19, 2018 shows Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Lebanon's militant Shiite movement Hezbollah ... Beirut: The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group has categorically dismissed allegations that it is involved in drug trafficking and money ...
Some in Israel have even tougher criticism, accusing UNRWA of teaching hatred of Israel in its classrooms and tolerating or assisting Hamas militants in ... Lebanon is the least-welcoming Arab country to Palestinian refugees, because it does not want Palestinians to settle and because it does not want the ...
Beirut, Lebanon (3:40 P.M.) - Video footage has emerged showing Russian attack aircraft hitting militant positions in southern Idlib province over and over again amid heavy clashes on the ground throughout the region between pro-government forces and militant groups. Opposition media has ...
Lebanese army chief Gen. Joseph Aoun Monday thanked countries providing support to the military during last year's "Fajr al-Joroud" operation against militant groups on the country's northeastern border. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star ...
Beirut, Lebanon (5:30 P.M.) - A high-ranking rebel commander in charge of an artillery formation for the Free Syrian Army militant group has been killed during a roadside bomb attack on his car as it was passing through Daraa city. Commander (specific rank unknown) Imad al-Shareef of the Free ...
The politician added that the United States has delivered more than $1.5 billion in military assistance to Lebanon since 2005, which helped the Lebanese army drive out several hundred militants from north-eastern Lebanon last summer. "Then we have our foreign minister [Gebran Bassil] calling on Arab ...
Lebanon has banned screenings of The Post, the latest movie to be directed by Steven Spielberg, because of his links to Israel, according to reports in the Middle Eastern country and Hollywood. The Lebanese government has blocked the film, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, because it failed to pass ...
The Lebanese militant group is accused of being involved in the drug trade and money laundering. - EPA pic ... THE US Justice Department yesterday announced the creation of a special task force to investigate what it called "narcoterrorism" by the powerful Lebanese movement Hezbollah. The unit will ...
In August, Schenker criticized the Trump Administration's decision to cut aid to the Lebanese army, arguing that it sent a signal to Iran that America was "abandoning" its allies. "Pragmatically speaking, the U.S. assistance is helping the LAF better secure Lebanon against the threat of Sunni Islamist militants," ...
Beirut, Lebanon (9:45 A.M.) - Militant forces linked to the Syrian affiliate of al-Qaeda are reinforcing their positions opposite Syrian Arab Army lines in ... The presence of militants within southwest Aleppo is confirmed by the fact that Syrian army-led forces advancing towards government positions in ...
Based on recent developments on the battlefield in Yemen, one wonders whether 2018 holds a similar fate for the Houthi militants. ... Hezbollah is also helping the Houthis with their media and propaganda campaigns, much of which are produced by the militant group inside its strongholds in Lebanon.
28, stemming from Iran's worsening economic situation, Iranian protesters have denounced the money spent by their country in Palestine, Syria and Lebanon. They chanted the slogan, "No Gaza or Lebanon, My Life to Iran." Iranian-backed Palestinian factions kept mum and refrained from commenting on ...
Beirut, Lebanon (7:10 P.M.) - Amid heavy clashes between Syrian troops and jihadist militants throughout the district of Harasta in eastern ... units of the Golan-200, Golan-300 and Golan-400 varieties firing a non-stop barrage - literally hundreds of unguided missiles - against militant defenses in ...
High-profile wanted Palestinian militant Bilal Badr Tuesday issued a statement confirming widespread rumors that he had fled to Syria. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star content in minutes. subscribe now unrestricted access 1 month...$12 | 3 ...
One, the Lebanon representative of a Palestinian militant faction, met me and my colleague Hwaida Saad in his unmarked office above a day care center. He is a jovial talker who likes to meet informally -- over Lebanese manaeesh, flatbreads with thyme or cheese -- but this time he was in a crisp suit, with ...
Beirut: The commander of Syria's Imam Al-Baqer Brigade, an Iranian backed militia, has embarked on a tour along Lebanon's border with Israel according to pictures that recently surfaced online. The militant known as Hajj Hamza Abu Abbas was pictured as he visited Lebanon's border with Israel.
"If we didn't speak to Iraqi politicians with blood on their hands, we'd have nobody to talk to," one Baghdad-based diplomat recently explained to me. Yet one Iraqi paramilitary leader in particular has such a toxic reputation that Western diplomats take extreme care to distance themselves: He is Qais ...
Beirut - Lebanese intelligence arrested a man on Wednesday they believe was a financial official for Islamic State (IS) in Syria, a security source said. The Syrian, arrested in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, was responsible for collecting money for the militant group in Albu Kamal, a city in eastern ...
A new video game has allowed players to join Lebanese Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah in its battle against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in ... trailer posted for Holy Defense showed fighters in Hezbollah uniforms firing assault rifles and missiles in rendered battles with plainclothes militants.
Beirut, Lebanon (4:45 P.M.) - With little forewarning or expectation, scores of militants across Syria have suddenly surrendered to Syrian government forces today, taking up a long-standing reconciliation deal that remains in effect after many years. In the province of Daraa, around 100 militants ...
He was killed in Syria three years ago, age 24 -- one of an untold number fighting on Bashar al-Assad's side for Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant group better known for its battles with Israel. "It's our dignity, and our pride, and our honour," says Zein al-Din, of the battle her friend helped wage against ...
Lebanon has denied Saudi allegations that its prestigious banking system is being used to smuggle and launder funds for powerful political and militant group Hizballah.
A Syrian opposition activist group says insurgents have shot down a government helicopter gunship killing three officers in the country's southwest. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday's shooting of the helicopter with a missile killed a brigadier general, a colonel and a major.
Hariri said his resignation was meant to let the world know that Lebanon cannot tolerate the Iran-backed Hezbollah group meddling in the affairs of gulf countries--a reference to Yemen, where the kingdom is fighting Iran-backed Al Houthi militants. Hezbollah also openly fights on the side of Syrian ...
This photo released by Egypt's Presidency shows Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi, center, meeting with officials in Cairo after militants attacked a crowded mosque .... Friday's assault was the first major militant attack on a Muslim congregation, and it eclipsed past attacks, even dating back to a previous Islamic militant ...
In Syria, for instance, Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants fight alongside President Bashar al Assad's forces against a myriad of Sunni militant groups, some of which are funded by the Saudis. "Lebanese politics has always been defined by competition and cooperation between sects," said Faysal Itani, ...


 

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