Lebanon War http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28673/all en UPDATE 3-Israel hits Syria arms convoy to Lebanon -sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-1-israel-hits-target-syria-border-area-sources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Sources say arms convoy hit on Lebanon-Syria border</p> <p>* Israel has warned it could hit Syria to stop arms spread</p> <p>* Key concern is anti-aircraft missiles reaching Hezbollah</p> <p>* Fear of Syrian chemical weapons has prompted warnings too (New throughout, adds further sources, background, analysis)</p> <p>By Mariam Karouny and Oliver Holmes</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-1-israel-hits-target-syria-border-area-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Israeli–Lebanese conflict Israel–United States relations Lebanon War Technology War Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:45:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741477 at http://www.globalpost.com UN chief gravely concerned by report of Israeli air strike in Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/un-chief-gravely-concerned-report-israeli-air-strike-syria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UNITED NATIONS, Jan 31 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed "grave concern" on Thursday over reports that Israeli jets bombed a convoy near the Lebanese border, apparently hitting weapons destined for Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/un-chief-gravely-concerned-report-israeli-air-strike-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anti-Zionism Israeli–Lebanese conflict Lebanon War Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:31:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742081 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Syria protests Israel attack, warns of 'surprise' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-2-syria-protests-israel-attack-warns-surprise <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Hezbollah, Russia, Iran denounce attack</p> <p>* Weapons convoy was heading to Lebanon - diplomat</p> <p>* Syria says Israel bombed military research centre</p> <p>* Rebels say they attacked the military site (Releads with protest, U.N. reaction, Damascus resident)</p> <p>By Dominic Evans and Khaled Yacoub Oweis</p> <p>BEIRUT/AMMAN, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Syria protested to the United Nations on Thursday over an Israeli air strike on its territory and warned of a possible "surprise" response.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-2-syria-protests-israel-attack-warns-surprise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Israeli–Lebanese conflict Lebanon War War Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:30:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742136 at http://www.globalpost.com Israeli raid hit Syrian missiles, buildings: US official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/israeli-raid-hit-syrian-missiles-buildings-us-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Israeli air raid in Syria this week struck surface-to-air missiles and a nearby military complex on the outskirts of Damascus, as Israel feared the weapons would be transferred to Hezbollah, a US official said Friday.</p> <p>Earlier reports had suggested Israeli warplanes may have targeted two separate locations in Wednesday's raid in Syria: a military site outside of the capital and a weapons convoy near the Lebanese border.</p> <p>But the US official said the strike was confined to one location.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/israeli-raid-hit-syrian-missiles-buildings-us-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Israeli–Lebanese conflict Lebanon War War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:30:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743651 at http://www.globalpost.com Hezbollah could get arms from Syrian 'chaos': Panetta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/hezbollah-could-get-arms-syrian-chaos-panetta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States is increasingly concerned that "chaos" in Syria could allow Hezbollah to obtain sophisticated weapons from the Damascus regime, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told AFP in an interview.</p> <p>Speaking two days after Israel carried out a bombing raid on a military site outside Damascus, Panetta said Washington was worried the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah could exploit the 22-month conflict in Syria.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/hezbollah-could-get-arms-syrian-chaos-panetta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Islamic terrorism Lebanon War Leon Panetta War AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:00:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743703 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel media warn of escalating conflict with Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/israel-media-warn-escalating-conflict-syria-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israeli media on Friday warned that an alleged air strike on a convoy carrying arms from Syria to Lebanon's Hezbollah could set off a chain reaction, and reported troops on high alert in the country's north.</p> <p>Maariv daily reported that the Israeli military moved a third battery of its vaunted Iron Dome missile defence system to the northern Galilee region on Thursday, joining two others deployed from the south on Monday, one to the Haifa area and the other near the border with Lebanon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/israel-media-warn-escalating-conflict-syria-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Israeli–Lebanese conflict Lebanon War War AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:30:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743794 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Bulgaria blames Hezbollah in bomb attack on Israeli tourists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-bulgaria-says-hezbollah-behind-burgas-bombing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* July bombing killed five Israelis in Black Sea resort</p> <p>* Finding may allow EU to classify Hezbollah as "terrorist"</p> <p>* U.S. calls for EU action against Hezbollah</p> <p>* Israel blamed bombing on Iran, Hezbollah</p> <p>* Iran denies it, Hezbollah has not commented (Adds U.S., Israeli comment)</p> <p>By Tsvetelia Tsolova</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-bulgaria-says-hezbollah-behind-burgas-bombing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Hizballah Irregular military Islamic terrorism Israeli–Lebanese conflict Lebanon War Politics Terrorism War Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:00:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746450 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel PM urges EU to act over Hezbollah Bulgaria attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/israel-pm-urges-eu-act-over-hezbollah-bulgaria-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday a Bulgarian finding that Hezbollah was behind a deadly bombing in the country should push the EU to draw the "necessary conclusions" about the group, hinting it should be placed on a terror watch list.</p> <p>"The attack in Burgas was an attack on European soil, against a member state of the European Union," Netanyahu said in a statement. "We hope that the Europeans will draw the necessary conclusions about the true nature of Hezbollah."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/israel-pm-urges-eu-act-over-hezbollah-bulgaria-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hizballah Islam and antisemitism Lebanon War Politics War AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:46:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746597 at http://www.globalpost.com Lebanon PM says ready to cooperate over Bulgaria attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/lebanon-pm-says-ready-cooperate-over-bulgaria-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Tuesday Lebanon is ready to cooperate in investigations into a July bombing in Bulgaria that killed Israeli tourists, after Sofia blamed Hezbollah for the attack.</p> <p>"Lebanon trusts that the Bulgarian authorities will undertake a serious evaluation of the results of the investigation and affirms that it is ready to cooperate with Bulgaria to shed light on the circumstances" of the attack, said Mikati.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/lebanon-pm-says-ready-cooperate-over-bulgaria-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Entertainment Environment Health Lebanon War Politics War AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:30:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746651 at http://www.globalpost.com Post-Assad Syria poses new, unknown dangers for Israel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/post-assad-syria-poses-new-unknown-dangers-israel-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The likely downfall of Bashar al-Assad could open new and dangerous fronts for its southern neighbour Israel, experts say, even if it weakens Hezbollah, the Syrian president's Lebanese ally.</p> <p>While nobody can predict when or how Assad's regime could crumble, such a scenario "would dramatically affect Israel," a senior security official speaking on condition of anonymity told AFP.</p> <p>"Until now, the border with Syria has been the quietest of all our borders," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/post-assad-syria-poses-new-unknown-dangers-israel-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Hizballah Lebanon War War AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:16:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746708 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulgaria blames Hezbollah for deadly anti-Israeli bomb http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/bulgaria-blames-hezbollah-deadly-anti-israeli-bomb <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bulgaria blamed Hezbollah on Tuesday for a July 2012 bomb attack that killed five Israeli tourists, leading to renewed calls on the EU to declare the Lebanese movement a "terrorist" organisation.</p> <p>"What we can make as a justified conclusion is that the two persons whose identity we have established belonged to the military wing of Hezbollah," Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov told reporters.</p> <p>He said they "had Canadian and Australian passports but have resided in Lebanon since 2006 and 2010."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/bulgaria-blames-hezbollah-deadly-anti-israeli-bomb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islamic terrorism Israeli–Lebanese conflict Lebanon War Social Issues War AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:46:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746742 at http://www.globalpost.com US urges Europe to act against Hezbollah http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/us-urges-europe-act-against-hezbollah <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States Tuesday pressed Europe to help choke off funds and aid to Hezbollah after Bulgaria blamed the militia group for an attack that killed five Israeli tourists in July.</p> <p>"For many, many months, we've made no secret of our desire to see the EU take firmer action with regard to Hezbollah," said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, adding the issue had been repeatedly raised in talks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/us-urges-europe-act-against-hezbollah" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hizballah Islam and antisemitism Lebanon War Politics Resistance movements War AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:16:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746891 at http://www.globalpost.com US urges Europe to act against Hezbollah http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/us-urges-europe-act-against-hezbollah-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States on Tuesday pressed Europe to help choke off funds and aid to Hezbollah after Bulgaria blamed the militia group for an attack that killed five Israeli tourists in July.</p> <p>"We strongly urge other governments around the world -- and particularly our partners in Europe -- to take immediate action to crack down on Hezbollah," new Secretary of State John Kerry said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/us-urges-europe-act-against-hezbollah-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hizballah Islam and antisemitism Islamic terrorism Lebanon War Politics War AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:31:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746968 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulgaria blames Hezbollah for deadly anti-Israeli bomb http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/bulgaria-blames-hezbollah-deadly-anti-israeli-bomb <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bulgaria has blamed Hezbollah for a July 2012 bomb attack that killed five Israeli tourists, leading to renewed calls on the EU to declare the Lebanese movement a "terrorist" organisation.</p> <p>"What we can make as a justified conclusion is that the two persons whose identity we have established belonged to the military wing of Hezbollah," Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov told reporters on Tuesday.</p> <p>He said they "had Canadian and Australian passports but have resided in Lebanon since 2006 and 2010."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/bulgaria-blames-hezbollah-deadly-anti-israeli-bomb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islamic terrorism Israeli–Lebanese conflict Lebanon War Social Issues War AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 06:00:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747181 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia welcomes Bulgaria terror blast probe progress http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/australia-welcomes-bulgaria-terror-blast-probe-progress <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia Wednesday said its police had been involved in a probe into a deadly bomb attack on Israeli tourists in Bulgaria which found that one of those involved was an Australian with ties to Hezbollah.</p> <p>Bulgaria said Tuesday that two people of interest in the July 2012 bomb attack that killed five tourists were Australian and Canadian citizens who had lived in Lebanon and were part of the Shiite armed movement Hezbollah.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/australia-welcomes-bulgaria-terror-blast-probe-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anti-Zionism Hezbollah Lebanon War War AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 06:45:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747202 at http://www.globalpost.com