Israel confirms Syria strike, ends mission on Lebanon border

World 01/13/19, 06:31

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday confirmed that Israel has struck hundreds of Iranian and Hezbollah targets in Syria, including a weapons facility in a weekend airstrike, as the military announced the discovery of a sixth and final tunnel dug by the Lebanese militant group for cross-border attacks.The statements marked ...

Update: Israeli official says Israel carried out strike

World 12/26/18, 16:35

The Latest on an Israeli airstrike near the Syrian capital (all times local):11:30 p.m.An Israeli security official has confirmed that Israel carried out an overnight airstrike in Syria, saying a series of Iranian targets were hit.The official says the airstrike hit Iranian storage and logistic targets being used to transfer ...

Report: Israeli attack near Syrian capital wounds 3 soldiers

World 12/25/18, 18:05

Israeli warplanes flying over Lebanon fired missiles toward areas near the Syrian capital of Damascus late Tuesday, hitting an arms depot and wounding three soldiers, Syrian state media reported, saying that most of the missiles were shot down by air defense units.The TV, quoting an unnamed military official, identified the ...

Israeli leader calls on UN to condemn Hezbollah over tunnels

World 12/19/18, 11:46

Israel's prime minister Wednesday called on the U.N. Security Council to condemn "wanton acts of aggression" by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, designate it a terrorist organization and heighten sanctions on it over tunnels it has dug into Israel.Benjamin Netanyahu said the council should "stand up for the truth" when ...

Lebanese curious, wary as Israel destroys Hezbollah tunnels

World 12/14/18, 02:27

A crowd of young Lebanese men gather to watch while across the border, Israeli excavators dig into the rocky hills.In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 photo, UN peacekeepers hold their flag while standing next to Hezbollah and Lebanese flags, at the site where Israeli excavators are working, near the southern ...

Italy’s far-right minister visits Israel, drawing criticism

World 12/12/18, 00:40

One of Europe's most divisive political figures, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, opened his visit to Israel Tuesday with warm words of support for his hosts, condemning Hezbollah as a "terrorist" organization and denouncing rising waves of anti-Semitism in Europe.Salvini is in Israel for a two-day visit that has prompted ...

Lebanon: Israel destroying border tunnels won’t affect calm

World 12/11/18, 08:13

Lebanon's president said Tuesday that Israel's operation to destroy what it says is a series of cross-border attack tunnels built by the militant Hezbollah group won't endanger the calm along the frontier, adding that his country takes the issue seriously.Michel Aoun, a Hezbollah ally, said that Lebanon is prepared to ...

Israel calls for international response to Hezbollah tunnels

World 12/06/18, 12:17

Israel's prime minister on Thursday asked the international community to impose additional sanctions on Hezbollah and condemn the Lebanese militant group in response to the discovery of tunnels stretching from southern Lebanon into northern Israel.Israel this week launched an open-ended operation meant to expose and thwart what it says are ...

10 things to know for today: Bush, Israel, France, Trade truce

World 12/04/18, 06:19

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. BUSH REMEMBERED AS 'GREAT MAN' AND 'GENTLE SOUL' The nation's capital mourns the 41st president as he lies in state with solemn ceremony and high tributes to his service and decency. 2. ISRAEL TARGETS HEZBOLLAH ...

Israel launches operation to thwart Hezbollah border tunnels

World 12/04/18, 01:59

The Israeli military launched an operation on Tuesday to "expose and thwart" tunnels built by the Hezbollah militant group that it says stretch from Lebanon into northern Israel.The tunnels are not operational, the military said, adding that its work to find and neutralize them was taking place inside Israeli territory. ...

For Israel, a rearmed Hezbollah in Lebanon is top concern

World 11/30/18, 01:14

On a moonlit night, some two dozen Israeli soldiers in full battle gear march near a Lebanese border village with a bomb-sniffing dog, searching for explosives and infiltrators.Suddenly the force stops. Through night-vision goggles, two suspicious men appear over the ridge, holding what looks like binoculars. Could they be undercover ...

Militant or poet? US sanctions Hezbollah leader’s son

World 11/15/18, 12:11

The son of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader designated by the U.S. State Department this week as a "global terrorist" is a poet and music lover who moves around without security and whose role within the group is shrouded in secrecy.Jawad Nasrallah, the 37-year-old father of four, is the second eldest son ...

Lebanon’s Hezbollah says it won’t give up its rockets

World 11/10/18, 13:11

The head of Lebanon's militant group Hezbollah said his group will not be compelled by threats or sanctions to give up its rocket a capability, urging his government in comments Saturday to contend with the diplomatic pressure it faces.Hassan Nasrallah said succumbing to diplomatic pressure would allow Israel to attack ...

US sanctions on Iran pressure Tehran’s regional allies

World 10/26/18, 02:11

The Trump administration will resume crushing oil sanctions on Iran early next month, a step aiming to strain Tehran's funding of its regional allies.In this January 21, 2016 photo, a piggy bank with a photo of Hezbollah leader, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, is displayed to collect money for the militant group, ...

Trump signs new Hezbollah sanctions bill in anti-Iran push

Politics 10/25/18, 20:01

President Donald Trump has signed legislation imposing new sanctions against Hezbollah, the Iran-backed terrorist group behind the 1983 Beirut barracks bombings.Speaking Thursday at a White House event marking the 35th anniversary of the attack that killed 241 Marines, Trump said, "No terrorist group other than al-Qaida has more American blood ...

Hezbollah says it possess ‘highly accurate’ missiles

World 10/12/18, 12:15

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah made no mention of weapons capability in his first speech since Israel claimed that the Islamic militant group has a missile-launching facility near Beirut's international airport.Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah's comments Friday were his first since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month— holding up an aerial ...

Brazil arrests man linked to Hezbollah on crimes in Paraguay

America 09/21/18, 15:12

Brazilian police on Friday arrested a fugitive whom U.S. authorities have accused of serving as Hezbollah's financier and who has repeatedly been accused of illegal activity in a lawless border area where three South American nations meet.Police took Assad Ahmad Barakat into custody in the Brazilian city of Foz do ...

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