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Germany outlaws 'Hezbollah fundraising group'

German authorities banned a group Tuesday accused of raising millions for the Lebanese militant organisation Hezbollah and staged raids across the country against its members. The interior ministry said it had outlawed the "Waisenkinderprojekt Libanon" (Orphan Children Project Lebanon) with immediate effect. "The name of the group masks its actual purpose," ministry state secretary Emily Haber said in a statement.

Nasrallah says Hezbollah targeted Israel patrol

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said in an interview published Monday that his Lebanese Shiite group was behind a blast that targeted Israeli troops on the border between the two countries last month. "Yes, the explosion in the Shebaa Farms that Hezbollah has not claimed until now was the work of the resistance, which means the work of Hezbollah," Nasrallah told the Al-Safir daily. The March 14 explosion came after Israeli warplanes carried out air strikes inside Lebanon that were believed to have targeted its positions near Lebanon's border with Syria.

Nasrallah says Hezbollah targeted Israel patrol

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said in an interview published on Monday that his Lebanese Shiite group was behind a blast that targeted Israeli troops on the border between the two countries last month. "Yes, the explosion in the Shebaa Farms that Hezbollah has not claimed until now was the work of the resistance, which means the work of Hezbollah," Nasrallah told the Al-Safir daily. The blast, on March 14, came after Israeli warplanes carried out air strikes inside Lebanon that were believed to have targeted its positions near Lebanon's border with Syria.

Israel bombs Syria army targets after Golan attack

Israel launched air raids against Syrian army positions early Wednesday and issued a stark warning to Damascus just hours after a bomb on the occupied Golan wounded four Israeli soldiers. The air strikes marked the most serious escalation along the ceasefire line with Syria since the 1973 Middle East War, with Israel's defence minister warning that Damascus would pay a "high price" for helping militants bent on harming the Jewish state.

Israel vows response as 4 troops wounded by Golan bomb

A roadside bomb wounded four Israeli soldiers on the occupied Golan Heights Tuesday, prompting artillery fire into Syria and a sharp warning that Israel would act forcefully to defend itself. The army said one of the soldiers was severely wounded in what was the third such incident in two weeks along Israel's northern frontier, prompting a blunt warning from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israel vows response as 4 troops wounded in Golan blast

Four Israeli soldiers were wounded by a roadside bomb on the occupied Golan Heights Tuesday, prompting artillery fire into Syria and a sharp warning that Israel would act forcefully to defend itself. The army said one of the soldiers was severely wounded in what was the third such incident in two weeks along Israel's northern frontier, prompting a blunt warning from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Lebanon car bomb kills two Hezbollah members

A suicide car bomb attack killed four people late Sunday in an area dominated by the powerful Shiite movement Hezbollah near the Syrian border, a Lebanese security source told AFP. The attack in the Bekaa Valley was claimed by the jihadist Al-Nusra Front in Lebanon, as well as by a little known extremist Sunni Muslim group based in the region. The bomb killed two Hezbollah members, including local official Abdel Rahman al-Qadi, and a woman and her husband who died from their wounds shortly after the blast, the source said.

Suicide car bomb in east Lebanon near Syria border, 2 dead

A suicide car bomb attack killed two people late Sunday in a Hezbollah-dominated area near the Syrian border in the Bekaa Valley, a Lebanese security source said. "A car bomb attack has struck the village of Al-Nabi Othman, killing two people and wounding seven others," the source told AFP. "The blast was carried out by a suicide attacker. Hezbollah members knew he was about to carry out the attack, and tried to stop the vehicle. That was when the attacker detonated the vehicle," he added.

Israel shells Lebanon after border blast

Israel said Friday it shelled a position belonging to the powerful Shiite movement Hezbollah inside Lebanon, in response to a blast targeting its troops along the border. Hezbollah had threatened to strike back after an air raid in February, the first reported Israeli strike on one of its positions inside Lebanon since the brief but bloody summer war of 2006 between the arch-foes. In Jerusalem, the military confirmed both Friday's blast and the shelling in response, saying it had acted after a border patrol was attacked by an explosive device.

Israel sees future drone threat from Lebanon, Gaza

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel fears guerrillas in Lebanon and Gaza would deploy exploding drones against the Jewish state in a future war as well as their main rocket arsenals, the chief of Israeli air defense said on Monday. "We will have to cope with dozens of pilotless aerial vehicles, in both the northern and southern fronts," Major-General Shachar Shohat, told a Tel Aviv security conference. Israel is itself a world leader in drone technologies and has used the vehicles extensively in combat.
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