Iran on Thursday expressed that Hizbullah's involvement in the Syrian war is a defense against “the enemies' plans,” stressing that the party does not interfere in “sectarian conflicts.”
"All the Islamic world respects and values Hizbullah for its fight against the enemies of Islam, particularly against the Zionists,” Iranian foreign ministry's spokesperson Abbas Araqji said, explaining that the party's “procedures in defending Syria aim at facing the enemies' plans.”Full Story
Dozens of demonstrators on Tuesday held a sit-in in front of the Lebanese embassy in Kuwait to protest Hizbullah's interference in the Syrian crisis.
"The protesters burned a picture of Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah,” Naharnet correspondent in Kuwait reported, adding that they demanded placing the party on the list of terrorist organizations.Full Story
Germany announced on Tuesday that it will work on making the lives of a large number of Hizbullah members living in the country “difficult.”
German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said a "significant" number of people belonging to Hizbullah were living in Germany but that they behaved in a "relatively moderate way."Full Story
Gunmen deployed on Tuesday in the Bekaa town of Arsal after its municipality announced the death of a town resident in “an ambush by Hizbullah supporters” in the Hermel region.
“Ali Ahmed al-Hujairi was killed in an ambush by Hizbullah supporters in the barren mountains of (the town of) Beit Jaafar between Akkar and Hermel,” the municipality's deputy chief told MTV.Full Story
President Michel Suleiman on Friday warned that Lebanon can no longer cope with the burden of Syrian refugees, stressing that some statements on the Syrian crisis do not reflect the Lebanese official stance.
During a meeting with the ambassadors of the U.N. Security Council member states, Suleiman rejected "any foreign military intervention in Syria and any Lebanese intervention in the Syrian crisis."Full Story
Key opposition group the Syrian National Council on Sunday echoed Ankara's accusation that supporters of President Bashar Assad's regime were behind twin car bomb attacks in Turkey that killed dozens a day earlier.
"The Syrian National Council condemns in the strongest terms the cowardly crimes carried out by collaborators of the Syrian regime in the Turkish town of Reyhanli," said the group, an influential faction within the leading opposition National Council.Full Story
Israeli raids on Syrian targets at the weekend killed at least 42 soldiers, a watchdog said Monday, as U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon led calls for restraint to prevent the war spilling over borders.
"At least 42 soldiers were killed in the strikes, and another 100 who would usually be at the targeted sites remain unaccounted for" after the Israeli strikes near Damascus, said Rami Abdel Rahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.Full Story
The U.N. Security Council expressed "grave concern" Thursday over cross-border attacks between Syria and Lebanon in a rare united declaration on the Syrian conflict.
The 15-member body, bitterly divided over the Syrian conflict, expressed "deep concern" over the fallout from the Syrian conflict on stability in Lebanon, in a statement released after closed talks.Full Story
Sources in the foreign ministry have not noticed any move to file a complaint with Damascus over the latest Syrian cross-border violations, the Central News Agency reported on Monday.
Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour “is currently outside the country,” the agency quoted informed sources as saying, a day after Prime Minister Najib Miqati asked the minister to “officially inform Syrian authorities of our rejection of this behavior and our demand that its recurrence be prevented.”Full Story
A cautious atmosphere is surrounding the northern village of Wadi Khaled as al-Hishe town residents are still mourning the death of Ahmed Shehab and Mohammed Hussein Azou, the National News Agency reported on Monday.
"Residents are still worried about getting near the area where the incident took place, fearing getting injured by the continuing Syrian sniper gunshots reaching the northern towns,” the NNA elaborated.Full Story