US Punishes Lebanese Bank for Links to Hezbollah

Africa 08/30/19, 14:58

The United States sanctioned a Lebanese bank on Thursday for facilitating the financial activities of the terrorist group Hezbollah. The Treasury Department accused the Jammal Trust Bank, and its subsidiaries, of "brazenly enabling" the financial activities of the organization that operates ...

Lebanon health minister says no concerns over sanctions

Health 05/18/19, 13:07

Lebanon's health minister — named to the post by the country's Hezbollah group — said Saturday he has overcome U.S. concerns about his ministry potentially funneling finances to the militant organization by gaining public trust and ensuring transparency.Jamil Jabak told ...

US to designate Iran Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group

Asia & Pacific 04/07/19, 20:48

The Trump administration is preparing to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard a "foreign terrorist organization," an unprecedented move against a national armed force that could have widespread implications for U.S. personnel and policy in the Middle East and elsewhere. Officials informed of ...

US hits Iran with new sanctions while Pompeo visits Lebanon

Politics 03/22/19, 09:07

The Trump administration is hitting Iran with new sanctions while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is denouncing Iran's growing influence on a visit to Lebanon. The Treasury Department says the sanctions target 31 Iranian scientists, technicians and companies involved in the ...

UK makes move to ban membership in Hezbollah

World 02/25/19, 11:56

The British government said Monday it plans to ban Hezbollah as a terrorist group, accusing the Iran-backed organization of destabilizing the Middle East.A draft order laid in the U.K. Parliament will ban Hezbollah and two other groups. Subject to Parliament's ...

Lebanon forms government after months of deadlock

World 01/31/19, 13:25

Lebanese political factions agreed finally Thursday on the formation of a new government, breaking a nine-month deadlock that only deepened the country' economic woes.Rival political groups have been locked in disagreement over the make-up of a new government since May, ...

Beirut summit highlights divisions, turmoil in Lebanon

Asia & Pacific 01/15/19, 01:30

An Arab economic development summit that Lebanon is hosting this weekend has been marred by controversy days before delegates arrive.Should regional outcast Syria be invited, as demanded by Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah militant group, an ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad? ...

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