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Missile Strikes in Beirut Could Heat Up Syrian Conflict

Missile Strikes in Beirut Could Heat Up Syrian Conflict

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(BEIRUT) — A rocket attack in Beirut is stirring fears that Syria’s two-year conflict could drag Lebanon into a no-win situation.On Sunday, two missiles struck a neighborhood where the militant group Hezbollah makes its headquarter…

State Department ‘Strongly Objects’ to Iraq’s Release of Hezbollah Leader

State Department ‘Strongly Objects’ to Iraq’s Release of Hezbollah Leader

WATHIQ KHUZAIE/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland said Friday that the United States “strongly objects” to Iraq’s decision to release Hezbollah operative Ali Mussa Daqduq. Her remarks followe…

Hezbollah: That Was Our ‘Iran-Made’ Drone Over Israel

Hezbollah: That Was Our ‘Iran-Made’ Drone Over Israel

Salah Malkawi/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The leader of Hezbollah claimed Thursday his group was responsible for an unidentified drone that flew deep into Israeli airspace on Saturday before it was shot out of the sky by the Israeli Air Force, and that t…

Hezbollah Leader Warns Iran Will Hit US Bases If Attacked by Israel

Hezbollah Leader Warns Iran Will Hit US Bases If Attacked by Israel

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BEIRUT) — The leader of the Islamic militant group Hezbollah boasted that U.S. bases in the Middle East would be in danger if Israel launches a preemptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities.Secretary General Seyyed Hassan…

US Targets Hezbollah, Iran in New Syria Sanctions

US Targets Hezbollah, Iran in New Syria Sanctions

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Treasury Department has announced new sanctions targeting the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad and its supporters, including Hezbollah — saying the group, which was already a designated terrorist organiza…

Iraq to Free Hezbollah Commander Accused in US Troop Slay Plot

Iraq to Free Hezbollah Commander Accused in US Troop Slay Plot

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — In a decision that will likely strain relations between Washington and Baghdad, the Central Criminal Court of Iraq announced Monday that it was freeing a jailed Hezbollah commander who allegedly plotted t…

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