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Lebanese Shia Islamist political party and militant group

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Hezbollah: Lebanese Shia Islamist political party and militant group
Hezbollah is a Shia Islamist political party and militant group based in Lebanon. Hezbollah's paramilitary wing is the Jihad Council, and its political wing is the Loyalty to the Resistance Bloc party in the Lebanese parliament. Since the death of Abbas al-Musawi in 1992, the group has been headed by Hassan Nasrallah, its Secretary-General. The organization or its military wing are considered terrorist organizations in 21 countries, as well as by the Arab League and the European Union.

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Lebanon's Hezbollah accuses US of obstructing government formation [Video]

Lebanon's Hezbollah accuses US of obstructing government formation

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 03:43Published

US sanctions Lebanese allies of Hezbollah for first time [Video]

US sanctions Lebanese allies of Hezbollah for first time

Two former ministers dismiss US accusations of corruption and providing material support to Hezbollah.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published
U.S. blacklists two Lebanese for enabling Hezbollah [Video]

U.S. blacklists two Lebanese for enabling Hezbollah

The United States sanctioned two Lebanese former ministers for corruption and 'enabling Hezbollah', saying it was a warning to all politicians there. Lebanon is reeling from a deadly blast blamed on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published
UN tribunal: Hezbollah member guilty in Rafik Hariri killing [Video]

UN tribunal: Hezbollah member guilty in Rafik Hariri killing

More than 15 years after Hariri was killed along with 21 others in a suicide bomb blast, verdict finally comes out.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:27Published
Court finds no evidence of direct Hezbollah, Syrian involvement in Hariri assassination [Video]

Court finds no evidence of direct Hezbollah, Syrian involvement in Hariri assassination

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 04:10Published
'Justice delayed': Hariri trial verdict to increase tension [Video]

'Justice delayed': Hariri trial verdict to increase tension

Verdict in politicised trial on assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri will pile pressure on Hezbollah and allies.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published
Lebanon's Hezbollah accuses Israel of fabricating border clash [Video]

Lebanon's Hezbollah accuses Israel of fabricating border clash

Tensions high in northern Israel, days after Hezbollah fighter killed in apparent Israeli air strike in Syria.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published
Hezbollah fighters battle Israeli troops on northern frontier [Video]

Hezbollah fighters battle Israeli troops on northern frontier

Tensions high in northern Israel, days after Hezbollah fighter killed in apparent Israeli air strike in Syria.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:54Published
Exchange of fire near Israel-Lebanon border [Video]

Exchange of fire near Israel-Lebanon border

Hezbollah carried out an operation against the Israeli military on Monday at the Lebanon-Israel border, Lebanese sources familiar with the operation said. Francis Maguire reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

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Iran has long been fault line in the politics of great power rivalries, and now it is increasingly so. China and Russia have been investing in the country based on their own calculated desires for the..
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UN Tribunal's ruling comes at a tense time for Lebanon, and verdict finding just 1 of 4 Hezbollah suspects guilty may disappoint many in the divided nation.
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'Impossible' that Beirut port blast was caused by Hezbollah arms, says president

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ROME (Reuters) - Lebanese President Michel Aoun dismissed as "impossible" the chance that a vast explosion in Beirut's port this month was caused by a blast from a deposit of Hezbollah arms, but said..
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U.N.-Backed Court to Deliver Verdicts in Hariri Assassination

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A U.N.-backed tribunal in the Netherlands is delivering verdicts Tuesday in the trial in absentia of four members of Hezbollah who are accused of involvement in the truck bomb assassination of former..
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Netanyahu warns Hezbollah after Israeli strike in Syria

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday warned the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group and others after Israeli forces said they thwarted an infiltration attempt from..
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Lebanon ex-PM Hariri assassination verdict due this week

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Israel and Hezbollah trade fire across Lebanon border

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CENTCOM chief warns Hezbollah during Mideast tour

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Nasrallah says Lebanon should not observe US Syria sanctions

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Hezbollah leader says Israel turns attention to hitting missile-making sites in Syria

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Wednesday that Israel is now concentrating its attacks in Syria on missile-manufacturing sites.
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Lebanon's foreign minister summoned the German ambassador on Tuesday to explain Berlin's decision last week to ban the Shi'ite Hezbollah movement on its soil.
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The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Monday that Germany was "succumbing to American will" by banning his Iran-backed movement and designating it a terrorist organisation.
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Iran condemns Germany's ban on Hezbollah activity

Iran has condemned Berlin's ban of Hezbollah activity in Germany and its designation of the Iranian-backed Lebanese group as a terrorist organisation, saying the move serves U.S. and Israeli interests,..
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Hezbollah: Germany bans and raids Islamist group

All activity is to be halted by the Shia group's political wing, and police carry out raids.
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After U.S., Israeli pressure, Germany bans Hezbollah activity, raids mosques

Germany banned all Hezbollah activity on its soil on Thursday and designated the Iran-backed group a terrorist organisation, a much-anticipated step long urged by Israel and the United States.
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Germany classifies Hezbollah as terrorist organisation, conducts raids

Germany has banned Iran-backed Hezbollah activity on its soil and designated it a terrorist organisation, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday.
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US strikes Iran-backed group that hit Iraq base

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Hezbollah believes that terms required by any IMF bailout package for Lebanon would spark "a popular revolution", a senior official said on Tuesday, rejecting such a step and calling instead for a..
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Turkish strike in Syria kills nine Hezbollah members, wounds 30: source

Turkish strikes on northwest Syria late on Friday killed nine members of Iran-backed Hezbollah and wounded 30 others, a commander in the regional alliance backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said.
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Peter Dutton says "nobody should have sympathy" for Hezbollah.
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Crisis puts Lebanon's survival at stake, Hezbollah warns

Lebanon may not survive if its new government fails, the powerful Hezbollah warned on Sunday, urging the country's divided politicians not to obstruct the cabinet as it seeks to address an..
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Tehran-backed Hezbollah steps in to guide Iraqi militias in Soleimani's wake

Shortly after Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq, the Tehran-backed Lebanese organization Hezbollah urgently met with Iraqi militia leaders, seeking to..
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