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5th September 2014 - Now Media

Minority Report

Tony Badran

For a long time, the conventional narrative about the rise of the Islamic State (IS) has been that the jihadist group owes its rise to financial support from Gulf donors.

28th August 2014 - Now Lebanon

Beheshti Never Came to Tripoli

Tony Badran

This Sunday marks the 36th anniversary of the disappearance of Lebanese-Iranian cleric Musa as-Sadr during a visit to Libya in 1978.

25th August 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Video Features Captured Members of Lebanese Security Forces

Thomas Joscelyn

The Al Nusrah Front is using hostages from Lebanon's security forces in its anti-Hezbollah propaganda. Al Nusrah, an official branch of al Qaeda, is attempting to pressure Hezbollah into withdrawing its forces from Syria.

20th May 2014 - Now Lebanon

US Targets Hezbollah’s Wallet

Mark Dubowitz

A new act of Congress may have significant repercussions on the Party's finances.

8th May 2014 - NOW Media

No Need for Compromise

Tony Badran

On Wednesday, Lebanon's parliament once again failed to achieve the required quorum to hold the session to elect a new president. As the country now faces the...

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...

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