Tag: Lebanon

Lebanon politics: Rally clash

The polarisation of Lebanese politics in the wake of the Israel-Hizbullah war been illustrated by rival mass rallies presenting starkly contrasting visions for the country’s future. The larger event was staged by Hizbullah on September 22nd, with the Shia party’s…

Iran heavily cuts funding to Hezbollah, report says

DPA: Jerusalem – Iran has cut its annual budget to Hezbollah by over 40 per cent, causing a crisis within the Lebanese Shiite guerilla organization, The Jerusalem Post reported Thursday, quoting an Israeli intelligence assessment.

Lebanon: The Tribunal’s shadow

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT The Lebanese economy is flourishing, at least by the measures of official real GDP growth trends and the response of creditors to recent debt offerings. However, there is a growing risk that the tensions stemming…

Lebanon politics

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT The attempt to create an independent agency under UN auspices to investigate the assassination of Rafiq al-Hariri and several related crimes and to prosecute the perpetrators was always fraught with difficulty, given the highly charged…

Photos Show Hezbollah Has Missiles, Report Claims

Satellite images reveal that the militant group Hezbollah is in possession of surface-to-surface missiles that are being stored at a clandestine weapons site in Syria while awaiting transport to Lebanon, the London Times reported Friday (see GSN, May 6).

LEBANESE FORCES LEADER DEMANDS INCORPORATION OF HIZBOLLAH’S WEAPONS INTO LEBANESE ARMY

Jamestown.org: The issue of who should control weapons belonging to the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah continues to dominate meetings of Lebanon’s high-level National Dialogue Commission (founded in 2006). While Hezbollah insists on retaining its arms as part of Lebanon’s front-line…