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Hezbollah-Future dialogue tackles Resistance Brigades

Source: The Daily Star – BEIRUT: Talks between Hezbollah and the Future Movement have begun touching on the issue of the Hezbollah-linked Resistance Brigades, former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said Friday. Siniora, who is also head of the Future parliamentary bloc, complained that Hezbollah’s Resistance Brigades allows them to “overpower” …

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Nasrallah to Israel: ‘Don’t try us again’

    Source: The Daily Star – Beirut – Hezbollah is ready to respond to Israel at any time and in any place, party chief Hasan Nasrallah underlined in a fiery speech Friday, two days after its troops ambushed an Israeli military convoy, killing two soldiers. “Don’t try us again,” …

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Hezbollah answers Israeli attack

By Ali Hashem for Al-monitor – The situation in south Lebanon was calm, but with a touch of nervousness in the air the morning of Jan. 28, when six missiles broke the silence. Everyone had been waiting for this moment to arrive. Ten days of waiting had come to an …

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Lebanon: Killing of policeman ‘professional’

The Daily Star – Lebanon: Preliminary investigations into the case of a 47-year-old police officer who was shot dead in his car outside his home in a northern Zghorta village suggest that the killing was a targeted assassination carried out by professionals. First Sgt. Maj. Ghassan Ajjaj, father of four and …

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Ras Baalbek stands united against ISIS

Source: The Daily Star – Lebanon: The streets of Ras Baalbek, in northeast Lebanon, were eerily calm, intercepted at times by the sounds of the Lebanese Army’s military vehicles cruising by, the four-by-fours of Hezbollah’s Resistance Brigades not far behind. Most residents had opted to stay indoors while clashes ensued …

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Islamist fugitive allegedly leaves Ain al-Hilweh

Source: The Daily Star – The majority of Palestinian factions in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp(Sidon – Lebanon) Sunday claimed that one of Lebanon’s most wanted Islamist fugitives had left the south Lebanon camp over the weekend. According to security sources in the camp, the calm presiding over the suspected …

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Hezbollah’s three options on Israel

By Ali Hashem for Al-monitor – Changing the rules of the game along Lebanon’s southern border was the main challenge Hezbollah faced after the 2006 war with Israel. In the years since, the group has been touting deterrence as the main accomplishment of the war. Tit-for-tat strategies made the equation …

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Bahraini FM described Hezbollah Chief as a ‘terrorist spy’

Source: The Daily Star- Lebanon is controlled by a “terrorist agent,” Bahrain’s Foreign Minister said Friday in reference to Hezbollah chief Hasan Nasrallah, while criticizing the country’s “fake unity.” “Lebanon is a great country that was ruled by respectful men and sheikhs such as Bechara al-Khoury, Camille Chammoun, Saeb Salam …

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Lebanon: Protesters denounce new Charlie Hebdo’s cartoon

Source: The Daily Star – Hundreds of Muslim worshippers protested in Lebanon’s north, south and Beirut’s suburbs Friday against the most recent cartoon published by French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo showing the Prophet Mohammad on its cover. In the southern Beirut suburb of Mreijeh, about 100 people gathered to denounce …

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Hezbollah Slams Charlie Hebdo’s Insult to Prophet Muhammad

Source: Al-Manar TV website – Commenting on the what was published by the French magazine “Charlie Hebdo”, Hezbollah issued the following statement: “Hezbollah condemns the new and serious insult carried out by the “Charlie Hebdo” magazine in its Wednesday morning edition, which included cartoons insulting Prophet Mohammed [peace be upon …

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Nasrallah: Hezbollah Ready to Invade Galilee, beyond Galilee

Source: Al-Manar TV – Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah asserted that the Islamic Resistance is ready to invade Galilee and the Israeli settlements which lie beyond Galilee during any upcoming war against the Zionist entity. Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out that the Resistance will not resort only to the missiles …

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Future condemns Hezbollah ‘interference’ in Bahraini affairs

The Daily Star – The Lebanese “Future Bloc” condemned Thursday critical remarks made by Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah against the Bahraini government, accusing him of an intervening in the country’s affairs. “The bloc has seen the Gulf Cooperation Council’s statement that responded to the attacks by Hezbollah’s secretary general …

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Nasrallah: Hezbollah ready for war beyond Galilee

The Levant Exclusive -Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned that “Hezbollah is ready and prepared for a confrontation in the Galilee and beyond the Galilee,” during an interview that will be broadcast on the Pan Arab Al Mayadeen network on Thursday night. “We are prepared for all that a war …

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Hezbollah officials meet Aoun, lend support to intra-Christian dialogue

Source: The Daily Star – The Lebanese Hezbollah supports dialogue between rival Christian political parties, an official said Wednesday after meeting with Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun. Aoun received the member of Hezbollah’s political bureau Mahmoud Qmati and the former chief of Hezbollah’s Muslim-Christian dialogue committee Ghaleb Abu Zeinab …

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ISIS, Nusra clash near Lebanon border

Source: The Daily Star – Syrian army airstrikes against militant positions across the border from Lebanon’s northeastern town of Arsal killed 11 and wounded 17 Wednesday, a high-ranking Lebanese security source said, as clashes raged between rival jihadi groups in the Qalamoun region. The source said ISIS and Nusra Front …

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Lebanon to launch refugee crisis response plan

The Daily Star – United Nations and Lebanese officials are meeting Monday to launch the 2015-16 Lebanon Crisis Response Plan to deal with the more than 1.2 million Syrian refugees the country is hosting. Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas and Ross Mountain, the U.N. resident coordinator in Lebanon, will discuss …

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Understanding Hizbullah in Lebanon

By Justin Salhani for the Media Line – [Beirut] — In American policy making circles, the name Hizbullah cuts a shadowy figure of a radical Islamist terrorist group, hell-bent on Israel’s destruction. Hizbullah, which translates to “Party of God,” describes itself as a Shiite-Muslim political and social movement that first …

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Lebanese Politics: Feast in a Time of War

THE LEVANT – By Alexey Sarabyev  – In Lebanon, fighting continues in Tripoli. Currently all indications are that this is just another instance of restoring order to the chaotic city, a battle with insurgents and terrorists. As always, the Lebanese army and militants are in opposition, and the population itself of …

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Cracking down on ISIL elements in Lebanon

THE LEVANT – The Lebanese army has carried out raids in the northern city of Tripoli, searching homes of individuals with alleged links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and other groups. Clashes erupted during the arrest of at least one suspect as the army raided …

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Hassan Nasrallah offers insight into US war on terror

THE LEVANT – Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the charismatic and powerful Secretary General of the Hezbollah, confirmed that he personally visited the Bekaa recently and “walked several kilometers on foot, between military positions”. Here are is a quick translation of some of the most important comments Nasrallah made in which he …

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“My Syrian brother, you are welcome in Lebanon”: Activists meet discrimination against refugees with solidarity

THE LEVANT – Insults, attacks and curfews have become commonplace experiences for some Syrian war refugees in Lebanon, with rights watchdogs saying the community faces growing discrimination. In many parts of the country, it is no longer unusual to see posters prohibiting “foreigners” – understood to mean Syrians – from …

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