Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has met in Lebanon with Khalil al-Hayyeh, who is Hamas’ deputy head in Gaza and its Arab and Islamic relations officer.
A statement issued by Hezbollah said the two men discussed the latest events since October 7 and evaluated the stances, developments and possible scenarios on all fronts, especially in the Gaza Strip.Full Story
Border skirmishes continued Wednesday between Israel and Hezbollah, as a source from the Lebanese group said that Hezbollah will abide by a truce between Israel and Hamas that will begin on Thursday.
In the morning, Israeli warplanes bombed the outskirts of the southern Lebanese border towns of Naqoura, Majdal Zoun, Shihin, Yater, Siddiqin and Recheknanay.Full Story
The German government is bringing home most of the soldiers that were deployed to the eastern Mediterranean for a possible evacuation of German citizens from Lebanon.
About 1,000 German soldiers are to leave the island of Cyprus starting Wednesday, according to German news agency dpa. A small team of about 200 as well as material and equipment will remain behind. The decision was made following an assessment of the current conflict in the Middle East.Full Story
The Delegation of the European Union and the Embassies of the EU Member States to Lebanon have called for “restraint” in the current hostilities between Israel and Hezbollah while calling on Lebanon to elect a president and end its lengthy presidential vacuum.
U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Joanna Wronecka and the U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix have briefed the U.N. Security Council on the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah, based on the latest report of U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.Full Story
The White House said Tuesday that Russia's Wagner mercenary group plans to provide an air defense system to Lebanon's Hezbollah militants or to the regime in Tehran, as part of an "unprecedented defense cooperation" between the two U.S. adversaries.
"Our information... indicates that Wagner, at the direction of the Russian government, was preparing to provide an air defense capability to either Hezbollah or Iran," National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters.Full Story
US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller has said that Washington is "concerned by the reports that civilians including two journalists were killed in Lebanon" on Tuesday.
"We have made clear we don't want to see the conflict in Gaza spread to Lebanon. That has been one of our top priorities," he told reporters in Washington.Full Story
President Joe Biden's administration hopes that a truce in Gaza will lead to a "full pause" in fighting along the Israel-Lebanon border, a senior U.S. official said late Tuesday.
"We also hope that this (agreed four-day truce between Israel and Hamas) will lead to a full pause in some of the hostilities in the north, on the Lebanese border," the U.S. official said on condition of anonymity.Full Story
The killing of two journalists reporting for the Beirut-based Al-Mayadeen TV Tuesday spurred a widespread outcry in Lebanon.
Correspondent Farah Omar and cameraman Rabih Maamari were killed in Tayr Harfa by an Israeli strike on southern Lebanon.Full Story
An Israeli strike killed Tuesday four Palestinian members of the Hamas militant group in the village of Chaatiyeh near the Mediterranean coast.
The four Palestinians who were in an SUV car on a road between Chaatiyeh and al-Qlayleh near Tyre, were bombed by a drone.Full Story