One of the primary reasons that the U.S. administration is prioritizing Iraq in its campaign against Islamic State (IS) is because a form of realpolitik still largely dominates its policy towards the Syria situation.
ISIS have declared themselves a Caliphate, a move which experts say could redefine jihadism. It could also be a signal to Al Qaeda that ISIS is now the leading jihad faction. The declaration appears to be as much a PR move as an ideological statement.
Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah has had several meetings with important Hamas officials over the course of the last week, signalling a possible rapprochement between the two formerly estranged Islamist movements.
The Hezbollah group in Lebanon has said to the Maronite church's Patriarch that they disapprove of his trip to Jerusalem where he is due to meet Pope Francis. They say such a visit on his part will have "negative repercussions."
Lebanon's Hezbollah movement is gaining new combat experience in Syria, shedding its guerrilla tactics to fight alongside an army, and shifting its narrative to explain the battle against "Sunni extremists".
After a blast targeted a convoy of Israeli troops on the Lebanese border, Israel shelled a position belonging to the Lebanese Shia Hezbollah movement. However, the blast was likely the work of the radical Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL).
Syria's state-run media has accused Israel of targeting its forces with tank shells. This comes after Israel says it fired at two people they suspect were militants attempting to plant explosives on the Israeli-Syrian frontier.
Israel's army said Wednesday it struck two members of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah as they tried to plant a bomb near the Israeli-Syrian border."Earlier today, two Hezbollah-affiliated terrorists were identified attempting to plant an explosiv...
Hezbollah on Wednesday confirmed an Israeli air raid two days earlier on one of its positions in Lebanon and vowed to respond "at the appropriate time" to the "blatant aggression"."This new attack amounts to blatant aggression against Lebanon, its sove...
Bent on halting any transfer of weapons to Lebanon's Hezbollah, Israel has bombarded a position of the powerful Shiite group on the Lebanon-Syria border, sources say.On Monday night, "two Israeli raids hit a Hezbollah target on the border of Lebanon an...
Lebanon's army says it is "paying the price in blood" in the fight against "terrorism", after a suicide car bombing killed two soldiers and a civilian.Shiite movement Hezbollah also condemned Saturday's attack, calling the perpetrators "the enemy of al...
An explosion hit Hezbollah's southern Beirut bastion on Tuesday, the Lebanese Shiite movement's television channel Al-Manar said.The blast took place on a busy commercial street that was targeted by a deadly suicide car bombing in early January.
A senior Hezbollah commander was shot dead outside his home in Lebanon, the Middle East tinderbox that is home base to Hezbollah, the pro-Iranian terrorist group backing the Syrian government in that country’s civil war.
The European Union has finally put the military wing of the Hezbollah group in Lebanon on its list of organizations it deems to be terrorist ones. Hezbollah has in turn proclaimed this move to be aggressive and unjust.
Foreign ministers of European Union member states are reportedly set to designate the military wing of the Hezbollah group a terrorist organization after some reluctance on the part of some of those member states.
A major car bombing hit the southern suburbs of Beirut today, injuring over 50 people in the area. The southern area that was bombed is known to be a stronghold for the Lebanese group Hezbollah, who may have been the most likely target.
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Hezbollah's deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem has come out and said that his militia has fought "with honor" on the ground in Syria and have even spared and aided the wounded amongst their opposition, the Syrian rebels.
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Firefighters extinguish a fire from a building at the site of an explosion in the Haret Hreik area, in the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital Beirut January 21, 2014. The explosion rocked Beirut's southern suburbs hitting a Hezbollah stronghold
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The UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Dokter van der Stamstraat, Leidschendam, Netherlands
Hamas and the Assad regime recently had a nasty falling out. Despite providing a safe haven in Damascus and millions in funds and weapons to Hamas to wage terrorism against Israel, the terror group has chosen to betray the regime by declaring support for the opposition. In response, the regime evicted Hamas from Syria.