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Iran asks to join probe of Embassy terrorist: Lebanon FM

Lebanon says Iran has formally asked Beirut to take part in the interrogation of the Saudi mastermind of the recent deadly bomb attack that targeted Iran Embassy in the Lebanese capital. Lebanon caretaker Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour said on Thursday that Tehran seeks to join the investigation of Majed al-Majed, the leader of the al-Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades, who is now in the custody of the Le ...

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Nasrallah named Lebanon’s person of 2013

Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah has been named Lebanon's person of the year 2013 by a poll conducted by the country’s leading media corporation. The poll conducted by the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation shows Nasrallah has gained more than 60 percent of the votes. The 53-year-old has been leading the Lebanese resistance movement in its fight against the Israeli aggression since 1992. I ...

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Lebanese army vows to counter any Israeli attack

Lebanon army commander has warned that the country’s military will respond to any Israeli aggression, stressing that the Lebanese army is fully ready to counter any attack. "The army shall not yield to any threat. It shall not remain silent on any attack," General Jean Qahwaji said as he visited the headquarters of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon on Monday. Qahwaji said the Lebanese military is ...

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Hezbollah vows to punish Israel for assassinating its senior cmdr

The leader of Lebanon’s resistance movement, Hezbollah, says the group will punish the Israeli regime for assassinating one of its senior commanders. “The killers will be punished sooner or later.... Those who killed our brothers will not know safety anywhere in the world," Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech on Friday. Nasrallah was referring to the assassination of Hezbollah’s senior comman ...

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Lebanon court sentences 2 for spying for Mossad

A Lebanese military court has sentenced a doctor to 10 years in prison and his brother to death for spying for the Israeli spy agency Mossad. Doctor Farouq Shuqayr was found quality “for collaborating with the Mossad and providing the intelligence agency with information about the residence of Hezbollah officials and key locations of the group, as well as the Lebanese Army in south Lebanon during the July 2 ...

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Hezbollah slams ‘Zionist aggression’

Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah says the assassination of one of its senior commanders was a ‘Zionist aggression,’ stressing such measures cannot undermine its determination to confront Israeli plots. “There is no doubt that this martyrdom will make the mujahedeen more determined to continue confronting all forms of the Zionist aggression and thwart its goals,” Lebanon’s Daily Star quoted Hezbollah’ ...

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Saudi Arabia behind Iran embassy bombing: Nasrallah

Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says Saudi Arabia is behind last month’s twin bombing outside Iran's embassy in the Lebanese capital Beirut. The November 19 bombing in southern Beirut left at least 25 people dead, including six Iranian nationals, and wounded more than 150 others. The Abdullah Azzam Brigades, an al-Qaeda-linked group, claimed responsibility for the attack. On Tuesday nigh ...

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Assad supporters, opponents clash in Tripoli, 3 dead

At least three people have been killed in fresh clashes between supporters and opponents of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Lebanese city of Tripoli. According to Lebanese security officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity on Sunday, the overnight clashes which erupted between residents of Bab al-Tabbaneh district, who support foreign-backed militants in Syria, and Jabal Mohsen, who are the ...

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Lebanon identifies 2nd bomber in Iran Embassy attack

Lebanese authorities have identified the second bomber responsible for attacking Iranian Embassy in Beirut that killed 25 people, reports said. He is reported to be a Palestinian national who lived in southern Lebanon, Reuters quoted a security source as saying on Saturday. There are still murky reports about his identity but some sources identified him as Omar Sobhe. On Friday, Lebanese national Mouin Abu ...

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Six Iranians killed in Beirut bombings: Embassy

Iran’s Embassy in Lebanon has announced that six Iranian nationals lost their lives in the twin bombings outside the embassy building in the Lebanese capital, Beirut. According to embassy’s press release, Iranian Cultural Attaché to Beirut Hojjatoleslam Ebrahim Ansari, the wife of an Iranian diplomat and four security guards at the embassy lwere martyred in the terrorist attacks on Tuesday. Iranian Foreign ...

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