Deadly clashes in Beirut after protests against the port blast judge

Several people were killed in clashes in Beirut during last year’s devastating port explosion. The violence erupted during a protest organized by the militant group Hezbollah and its allies against the chief judge investigating the explosion. At least five people were killed and dozens injured in some of the largest fighting in years, authorities said. … Read more

Iranian Foreign Minister Meets Top Lebanese Officials | Hezbollah News

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says Tehran will continue to support Lebanon as it battles a crippling economic crisis. Beirut, Lebanon – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met with Lebanese President Michel Aoun to express Tehran’s willingness to support the cash-strapped country. Amir-Abdollahian will also meet recently appointed Prime Minister Najib Mikati, President Nabih Berri, Foreign Minister Abdallah … Read more

Lebanon’s Hezbollah Says Iranian Fuel Oil Will Arrive This Week | Hezbollah News

The Hezbollah leader says the tanker carrying Iranian fuel oil to help Lebanon overcome its financial crisis docks in Syria. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement, has said that the first ship carrying Iranian fuel oil to help Lebanon overcome its financial crisis had docked in Syria. Nasrallah had announced last month … Read more

Lebanon’s Hezbollah Accepts Third Iranian Fuel Shipment | Hezbollah News

Hassan Nasrallah accepts a new shipment to alleviate shortages in the country, but critics warn that the move runs the risk of sanctions. Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has said that a third shipment of Iranian fuel has been agreed to to alleviate crippling shortages in Lebanon. “We have agreed to start loading a third … Read more

Iran is ready to send more fuel to Lebanon if necessary | Hezbollah News

The Iranian official says his country could send more fuel to Lebanon after the Hezbollah leader promised that more fuel-carrying ships would set sail soon. Iran said it is ready to send more fuel to Lebanon if necessary, a day after the leader of the Iranian-aligned Lebanese group Hezbollah said more ships carrying Iranian fuel … Read more

Billions in Afghanistan, US Guns in Mexico and Dowry Ban | Economy and Business News

If you feel like it’s been an exceptionally busy (and heartbreaking) news week, you’re not alone. From the heartbreak in Afghanistan to the devastation of the earthquake in Haiti and the rise of the Delta variant of the coronavirus in many parts of the world, there has been much to absorb. Al Jazeera editors and … Read more

Hezbollah and Israel maintain a tense peace 15 years after the war | Hezbollah News

Beirut, Lebanon – Fifteen years after a devastating month-long war between Hezbollah and Israel ended, analysts hope that both sides will continue to pursue a policy of deterrence rather than another all-out war. But they say that while Hezbollah has unprecedented military and political power, the crippling economic crisis at home in Lebanon he has … Read more

Hezbollah Will Retaliate Against Any Israeli Attack, Nasrallah Warns | Hezbollah News

The Hezbollah leader’s statement follows the first exchange of fire between Israel and the Lebanese group in years. The head of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement, Hassan Nasrallah, has promised an “adequate and proportionate” response to any Israeli airstrike in Lebanon after a blast at the border this week. Israel carried out its first airstrikes on … Read more