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14th April 2014 - Foreign Policy

No Charity

Benjamin Weinthal

On April 8, German police officers raided the offices of the innocuously named Lebanon Orphan Children Project (Waisenkinderprojekt Libanon e.V.) across six...

10th April 2014 - NOW Media

Containing the Security Threat

Tony Badran

In an interview this week, Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah offered a confident reading of the situation in Syria and of his party’s involvement there.

27th March 2014 - NOW Media

The Sum of Its Parts

Tony Badran

After a period of absence and rumors that he’d been killed, the controversial Salafist figure Ahmad al-Assir issued a new video message in which he attacked the Lebanese Armed...

17th March 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

The Fall of Yabroud and What’s Next for Syria’s Civil War

Tony Badran

On Sunday, a day after the three-year anniversary of the start of the Syrian uprising, Assad regime forces and Hezbollah units reclaimed most parts of the rebel-held...

3rd March 2014 - National Review Online

College Campus Gives Iran Nuke Thug Hero’s Welcome

Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister and chief nuclear negotiator, did not take questions from the international press while in Vienna last month for nuclear talks.

19th February 2014 - The Long War Journal

Abdullah Azzam Brigades Launches Double Suicide Attack on Iranian Cultural Center in Beirut

Bill Roggio

The Abdullah Azzam Brigades has claimed today's twin suicide attack in the Lebanese capital of Beirut that killed at least five people and wounded more than

7th February 2014 - Cited by The Daily Star

U.S. Treasury Says Iran Helping Al-Qaeda in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

Iran is assisting key Al-Qaeda figures to transfer Sunni fighters into Syria, the Obama administration charged Thursday. The accusation, detailed in new sanctions imposed...

2nd February 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Launches Another Suicide Attack in Lebanon

Bill Roggio

The Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, an al Qaeda branch in Syria, claimed credit for another suicide attack that targeted Hezbollah

15th January 2014 - The Daily Beast

Iran Honors Al-Qaeda Mentor

Thomas Joscelyn

During his visit to Lebanon on January 13, Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif Khonsari placed a wreath at the tomb of Imad Mugniyah...

15th January 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Iran’s Foreign Minister Pays Respects to Hezbollah’s Terror Master

Tony Badran

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif laid a wreath on the grave of Imad Mughniyeh on Monday. Hezbollah's infamous military commander, Mughniyeh was...

16th January 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Suicide Bomber Kills 5 in Attack on Hezbollah

Bill Roggio

The Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant claimed credit for today's bombing in the Lebanese city of Hermel. The attack is the latest by al Qaeda...

14th January 2014 - Quoted by Rick Gladstone. The New York Times

Lobbying Picks Up Over Bill to Toughen Antinuclear Sanctions Against Iran

Mark Dubowitz

Partisans in the debate over a Senate bill that would threaten onerous new antinuclear sanctions on Iran escalated their lobbying on Tuesday, with critics...

11th January 2014 - National Review Online

Ariel Sharon: Soldier, Strategist, Prickly Pear

Clifford D. May

Ariel Sharon was an intrepid soldier and a brilliant military strategist. He was a sabra, a word used to describe those born in the land of Israel but which literally...

10th January 2014 - VOA News

News Update

Bill Roggio

An explosion of bloodshed continues in the Middle East as the civil war in Syria spreads violence and extremism to neighboring countries. Sectarian rivalries...

9th January 2014 - NOW

The Open Secret

Tony Badran

Over the past few days, Iranian and Hezbollah-aligned media have dedicated much attention, and animus, to news of the death of Majed al-Majed, the...

6th January 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Failure of U.N. Peacekeeping in Lebanon

The Iranian-spawned terrorist group Hezbollah is smuggling advanced guided-missile systems into Lebanon, according to a report last week in The Wall Street...

5th January 2014 - Quoted by Paul Alster, Fox News

Syrian Civil War Bleeds Into Beirut, as Terror Groups Clash

Tony Badran

Syria's bloody civil war has spread to the streets of Beirut, where it threatens to destroy the hard-fought progress Lebanon's capital has made in coming back...

4th January 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Russian Yakhont Missiles in Hezbollah’s Hands

Patrick Megahan

The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that US officials believe the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah is receiving advanced guided-missiles from Syria...

3rd January 2014 - Commentary

The Persian Triangle

Clifford D. May

On November 24, 2013, a “Joint Plan of Action” was concluded in Geneva by Iran and the permanent members of the UN Security Council—the United States...

1st January 2014 - Quoted by The Daily Star - Lebanon

Ghosn Denies Remarks on Al-Qaeda-linked Chief’s Arrest

Bill Roggio

Lebanon's caretaker defense minister denied Wednesday he had confirmed the arrest of Majid bin Mohammad al-Majid, a Saudi who heads an Al-Qaeda...

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