Hizballah http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28748/all en URGENT ¥¥¥ White House warns Syria not to transfer weapons to Hezbollah http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/urgent-white-house-warns-syria-not-transfer-weapons-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 White House on Thursday warned Syria not to transfer weapons to Hezbollah, as tensions mounted following reported Israeli raids on a military research center and a weapons convoy.</p> <p>"Syria should not further destabilize the region by transferring weaponry to Hezbollah," said Ben Rhodes, a US deputy national security advisor.</p> <p>col/jm</p> Anti-Zionism Business Entertainment Environment Health Hezbollah Hizballah Israeli–Lebanese conflict Politics Social Issues War AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:45:43 +0000 5741972 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 5746450 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Bulgaria says Hezbollah behind deadly July bomb attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/urgent-bulgaria-says-hezbollah-behind-deadly-july-bomb-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>The Bulgarian government said Tuesday that the Lebanese militia movement Hezbollah was behind a bomb attack in July that killed five Israeli tourists and one Bulgarian.</p> <p>"We have information on financing and membership of Hezbollah for two people including the bomber," Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov told reporters.</p> <p>ds/vs/stu/txw</p> Hizballah Islamic terrorism Israeli–Lebanese conflict Resistance movements AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:01:31 +0000 5746464 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ US calls on Europe to act against Hezbollah http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/urgent-us-calls-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 White House on Tuesday called on Europe to take action against a growing threat from Hezbollah after Bulgaria blamed the militia group for an attack which killed five Israeli tourists in July.</p> <p>President Barack Obama's top counter-terrorism advisor John Brennan, his nominee to lead the CIA, called on European states to take "proactive action" to uncover Hezbollah's infrastructure, financing and operational networks.</p> <p>col/jm</p> Anti-Zionism Business Entertainment Environment Health Hizballah Islam and antisemitism Politics AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:30:59 +0000 5746585 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 5746597 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 5746708 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 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 5746968 at http://www.globalpost.com EU to consider listing Hezbollah as terrorist group http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/eu-consider-listing-hezbollah-terrorist-group <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>BRUSSELS, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The European Union will consider adding Lebanon's Hezbollah movement to its list of terrorist organisations after it was implicated in a bombing in Bulgaria last year, an EU foreign affairs spokeswoman said on Wednesday.</p> <p>However, she said listing the group was just one of several options and said no decision had been taken.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/eu-consider-listing-hezbollah-terrorist-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Union Hizballah Islam and antisemitism Politics Resistance movements War Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:16:04 +0000 5747450 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulgaria defends blaming Hezbollah for bombing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/bulgaria-defends-blaming-hezbollah-bombing <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's foreign minister defended himself Wednesday against accusations that Sofia lacked the proof to blame Hezbollah for a July bomb attack that killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian.</p> <p>"If Bulgaria did not have enough arguments to announce yesterday that the traces in this attack lead to Hezbollah's military wing, we would not have done it," Nikolay Mladenov said on BNT television.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/bulgaria-defends-blaming-hezbollah-bombing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anti-Zionism Hizballah Islam and antisemitism Lebanon War War AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 13:00:58 +0000 5747503 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Hezbollah slams Israeli 'campaign' over Bulgaria attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/urgent-hezbollah-slams-israeli-campaign-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>Hezbollah denounced Israel on Wednesday for waging an "international campaign" against it after Bulgaria said the Lebanese Shiite militant movement was behind a July bombing that killed six Israeli tourists.</p> <p>Naim Kassem, the group's number two, slammed the "international campaign of intimidation waged by Israel against Hezbollah," and said it is "ever improving its equipment and training" and that "these charges will change nothing."</p> <p>ram/am/srm</p> Anti-Zionism Hizballah Israeli–Lebanese conflict Resistance movements War AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 16:00:52 +0000 5747708 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED: Hezbollah slams Israeli 'campaign' over Bulgaria attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/corrected-hezbollah-slams-israeli-campaign-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>Hezbollah denounced Israel on Wednesday for waging an "international campaign" against it after Bulgaria said the Lebanese Shiite militant movement was behind a July bombing that killed five Israeli tourists.</p> <p>Naim Kassem, the group's number two, slammed the "international campaign of intimidation waged by Israel against Hezbollah," and said it is "ever improving its equipment and training" and that "these charges will change nothing."</p> <p>ram/am/srm</p> Anti-Zionism Hizballah Israeli–Lebanese conflict Resistance movements War AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 16:31:17 +0000 5747751 at http://www.globalpost.com Hezbollah slams Israeli 'campaign' over Bulgaria attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/hezbollah-slams-israeli-campaign-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>Hezbollah denounced Israel on Wednesday for waging an "international campaign" against it after Bulgaria said the Lebanese Shiite militant movement was behind a July bombing that killed five Israeli tourists.</p> <p>Naim Kassem, the group's number two, slammed the "international campaign of intimidation waged by Israel against Hezbollah," and said it is "ever improving its equipment and training" and that "these charges will change nothing."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/hezbollah-slams-israeli-campaign-over-bulgaria-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anti-Zionism Business Entertainment Environment Health Hizballah Israeli–Lebanese conflict Politics Resistance movements War AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 16:31:21 +0000 5747752 at http://www.globalpost.com Europe set to resist US pressure to brand Hezbollah 'terrorists' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/europe-set-resist-us-pressure-brand-hezbollah-terrorists <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 European Union is unlikely to bow to US pressure to brand Hezbollah a terrorist organisation in the wake of EU member Bulgaria blaming the militia group for an attack that killed five Israeli tourists, diplomats said Wednesday.</p> <p>New US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged the EU to follow Washington's lead by designating Hezbollah as terrorists in a move that will notably lead to a crackdown on its fund-raising activities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/europe-set-resist-us-pressure-brand-hezbollah-terrorists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hizballah Islam and antisemitism Israeli–Lebanese conflict Lebanon War War AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:17:33 +0000 5747834 at http://www.globalpost.com Europe set to resist US pressure to brand Hezbollah 'terrorists' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/europe-set-resist-us-pressure-brand-hezbollah-terrorists-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 European Union is unlikely to bow to US pressure to brand Hezbollah a terrorist organisation in the wake of EU member Bulgaria blaming the militia group for an attack that killed five Israeli tourists, diplomats said Wednesday.</p> <p>New US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged the EU to follow Washington's lead by designating Hezbollah as terrorists in a move that will notably lead to a crackdown on its fund-raising activities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/europe-set-resist-us-pressure-brand-hezbollah-terrorists-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hizballah Islam and antisemitism Israeli–Lebanese conflict Lebanon War War AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:17:39 +0000 5747837 at http://www.globalpost.com