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Hezbollah

Germany Designates Hezbollah a Terrorist Group, Outlaws All its Activities

Friday, May 1, 2020

Germany designated Iran-backed Hezbollah a terrorist organization on Thursday and banned all activity by the group on its soil, a move long urged by Israel and the United States. Police conducted early-morning raids on mosques across Germany linked with the group, according to Reuters. Following the ruling, Hezbollah symbols and flags are now banned in … Read More

Israel Accuses Hezbollah of Trying to Breach Northern Border

Monday, April 20, 2020

Israel on Saturday accused the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah of attempting to violate Israeli sovereignty and said it would complain to the UN Security Council, a day after the army reported damage to the border fence. “After Hezbollah’s attempts to violate Israeli sovereignty on our Lebanese border, I instructed the Foreign Ministry to file a … Read More

Blamed for bringing virus to Lebanon, Hezbollah now trying to stop its spread

Thursday, April 2, 2020

In the streets of Beirut’s southern suburbs, Hezbollah paramedics and volunteers on trucks and on foot sprayed disinfectants on shops and buildings. At a hospital where it once treated its wounded fighters, the group’s medical staff set up beds for a center to deal with coronavirus patients. Hezbollah says it is turning the organizational might … Read More

Don’t fall for Hezbollah’s coronavirus con

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Lebanon announced this month it was defaulting on all of its outstanding debt payments for the year, including $1.2 billion in eurobonds due in March. There are another $3.4 billion worth of eurobonds coming due after that. Those, too, will go unpaid. It’s a burgeoning crisis that deserves attention — but it does not warrant … Read More

Lebanon Forms New Government With Backing of Hezbollah and Allies

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Lebanon formed a new government on Tuesday under Prime Minister Hassan Diab after the Shi’ite group Hezbollah and its allies agreed on a cabinet that must urgently address the economic crisis and ensuing protests that toppled its predecessor. The heavily indebted country has been without effective government since Saad al-Hariri resigned as premier in October, … Read More

Honduras formally declares Hezbollah a terrorist organization

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Honduran government has formally declared Iranian-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah a terrorist organization, a top security official said on Monday. “We declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization and will include it in the registry of persons and institutions linked to acts of terrorism and its financing,” said Luis Suazo, Honduras’ deputy security minister. Heavily armed Hezbollah, … Read More

Pompeo praises 3 South American countries for declaring Hezbollah a terror group

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday praised three south American countries for declaring Lebanon’s Hezbollah a terror group, while criticizing Venezuela for continuing to support the organization. “We applaud the announcements of Colombia, Honduras, and Guatemala to designate Iran-backed Hezbollah a terrorist organization,” Pompeo tweeted. “It and other transnational terrorist groups remain active … Read More

UK expands Hezbollah asset freeze, targets entire movement

Monday, January 20, 2020

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain expanded the scope of its asset-freezing measures against Lebanese Islamist movement Hezbollah on Thursday to cover the entire organization as well as its military wing. The finance ministry move follows Britain’s decision last year to classify the whole group a terrorist organization due to its destabilizing influence in the Middle East. … Read More