Hezbollah http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19994/all en No smoking gun in UN indictment of Hariri murder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-casbah/no-smoking-gun-un-indictment-hariri-murder <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Only circumstantial evidence and phone calls link Hezbollah members to the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> In the long awaited indictment in the killing of &lsquo;Mr Lebanon&rsquo; unsealed Wednesday, the <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hK4gVHfnKlHp9We6yCEXI_XsLHDg?docId=af1c66a98db5416eb81c92088a0cdfbb ">Associated Press reports</a> that &ldquo;prosecutors analyzed a vast network of telephone records to link four Hezbollah members to the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, but there is no clear smoking gun in the case.&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;The special court investigating Hariri&#39;s murder unsealed the 47-page indictment against four members of the Iranian-backed Shiite militia Hezbollah for alleged involvement in the <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-casbah/who-wanted-rafiq-hariri-dead ">deadly truck bombing that killed Hariri</a>.</p> <p> The publication comes after the Special Tribunal for Lebanon said last week that Lebanese authorities had been unable to arrest the four suspects or serve them with their indictments.</p> <p> The suspects include Mustafa Badreddine, a Hezbollah commander and the suspected bomb maker who blew up the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut in 1983, killing 241 Americans. The other suspects are: Salim Ayyash, also known as Abu Salim; Assad Sabra and Hassan Anise, who changed his name to Hassan Issa.</p> <p> They are accused of involvement in the February 14, 2005, truck bombing that killed Hariri and 22 others &mdash; a number that includes a suicide bomber.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-casbah/no-smoking-gun-un-indictment-hariri-murder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hezbollah Lebanon United Nations Politics Middle East Lebanon The Casbah Wed, 17 Aug 2011 12:54:19 +0000 GlobalPost 5673323 at http://www.globalpost.com Syrian activists mock Hezbollah leader http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-casbah/syrian-activists-mock-hezbollah-leader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hezbollah leader Nasrallah lampooned in satirical YouTube video by Syrian activists </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Syrian activists mock Hassan Nasrallah in a new video on YouTube for what they say are the double standards of the leader of the Shia resistance movement Hezbollah.</p> <p> In the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq8FRhV21ZE&amp;feature=player_embedded">video</a>, part of an online series called &quot;Even a Goat can Fly,&quot; a masked woman is seen standing with the slogan &quot;Free Syria&quot; displayed behind her. Israel&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4109885,00.html">ynetnews</a> reports she is presented as someone who was &quot;deployed in Syria by external enemies,&quot; as she begins to poke fun at the Hezbollah leader.</p> <p> &quot;Since the beginning of the Syrian upheaval, the position of the honorable Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah has been clear: He is against the Syrian revolution,&quot; the presenter says. &quot;He supported the Egyptian upheaval, the Libyan upheaval, Tunisia, Yemen and of course &ndash; the upheaval in Bahrain [where the Shiite majority revolted against the Sunni regime], but here he was against it. Why? Why, you &quot;Sheikh of resistance?&quot;</p> <p> In the video parts of Nasrallah&#39;s speeches are presented in which he explained why he backs the Syrian regime on the one hand, but also supported the protesters in Bahrain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-casbah/syrian-activists-mock-hezbollah-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Hezbollah Lebanon Syria Middle East The Casbah Thu, 18 Aug 2011 17:47:00 +0000 GlobalPost 5673433 at http://www.globalpost.com CIA spies caught in Iran, Lebanon: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/111121/cia-spies-caught-iran-lebanon <p> &quot;If they were genuine spies, spying against Hezbollah, I don&#39;t think we&#39;ll ever see them again,&quot; former CIA officer Robert Baer told ABC News. &quot;These guys are very, very vicious and unforgiving.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/111121/cia-spies-caught-iran-lebanon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hezbollah Iran Lebanon Conflict Zones Middle East Mon, 21 Nov 2011 18:08:00 +0000 Hanna Ingber 5682094 at http://www.globalpost.com Lebanon fires rockets into Israel (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/lebanon/111129/lebanon-fires-rockets-israel <p> Additional UN peacekeeping troops were deployed to the region and patrols were increased, the Jerusalem Post reported. The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon has policed the area since 2006 to enforce a cease-fire between Israel and Lebanon&#39;s Hezbollah.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/lebanon/111129/lebanon-fires-rockets-israel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hezbollah Conflict Zones Israel and Palestine Lebanon Tue, 29 Nov 2011 15:03:00 +0000 Hanna Ingber 5682784 at http://www.globalpost.com An Israeli strike on Iran risks messy US war http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/israeli-strike-iran-us-war-hezbollah If Israel attacks Iran and Hezbollah missiles rain down on Israeli streets, America may be pulled into conflict with a capable and resilient guerilla foe that it knows very little about.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/israeli-strike-iran-us-war-hezbollah" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hezbollah Americas Syria Iran Israel and Palestine Middle East Commentary United States GlobalPost Blogs Wed, 01 Aug 2012 10:03:00 +0000 Malou Innocent and Ehud Eilam 5714318 at http://www.globalpost.com Foreign policy reality: changed circumstances require new answers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/obama-foreign-policy-world-leaders-conflict-zones If we need a debate on Obama's domestic agenda do we not need an equally public discussion on how to deal with an exploding Middle East?<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/obama-foreign-policy-world-leaders-conflict-zones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Al Qaeda in Africa Egypt Hezbollah Mali North Korea World Leaders Conflict Zones Syria Diplomacy France Iran Aid Iraq China Israel and Palestine Commentary Lebanon Political Risk Russia Pakistan Turkey Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:10:34 +0000 Mac Deford 5741883 at http://www.globalpost.com What was Biden signaling in his pro-war comments on Iran to Israeli lobby? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/biden-pro-war-comments-iran-israel-US-conflict-zones-military-political-risk OWL’S HEAD, MAINE — Next week will mark the 10th anniversary of the United States' invasion of Iraq, the low point of many in George W. Bush's failed presidency.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/biden-pro-war-comments-iran-israel-US-conflict-zones-military-political-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Al Qaeda Bahrain Egypt Hezbollah Kim Jung Un North Korea President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Sunni-Shiite conflict Syrian Civil war US foreign policy US war in Iraq World Leaders Conflict Zones Elections Syria Diplomacy Iran Military Europe Iraq Global Economy Israel and Palestine Jordan Commentary Lebanon Political Risk Saudi Arabia South Korea United States Fri, 15 Mar 2013 10:58:56 +0000 Mac Deford 5782406 at http://www.globalpost.com Hezbollah Is Launching An Offensive That Will Profoundly Change The Syrian War http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/130603/hezbollah-launching-offensive-will-profoundly-change- <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of Lebanese Hezbollah militants are amassing around the northern Syrian city of Aleppo in preparation for an assault on the city, <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/hezbollah-boosting-assads-forces-in-northern-syria/2013/06/02/3bb59c7e-cb9e-11e2-8f6b-67f40e176f03_story.html">Loveday Morris of The Washington Post reports</a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">.</span></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-source"> <div class="field-label">Original Source URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.businessinsider.com/hezbollah-is-preparing-to-attack-aleppo-2013-6 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/130603/hezbollah-launching-offensive-will-profoundly-change-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hezbollah Lebanon Syria Conflict Zones Syria Want to Know Military War Middle East Lebanon Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:19:11 +0000 Michael Kelley, Business Insider 5850912 at http://www.globalpost.com EU blacklists Hezbollah military http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130722/eu-terrorist-hezbollah-lebanon <p>BRUSSELS &mdash; Foreign ministers from the 28 European Union countries agreed Monday to add the military wing of Hezbollah to an EU blacklist of terrorist organizations, ending years of division over whether the move risks further destabilizing Lebanon and the wider region.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130722/eu-terrorist-hezbollah-lebanon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hezbollah Need to Know Conflict Zones Europe Lebanon Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:19:00 +0000 Paul Ames 5890304 at http://www.globalpost.com