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Lebanese Politicians Meet for Dialogue, New Talks Set for October

Lebanese Politicians Meet for Dialogue, New Talks Set for October

 Lebanon’s political elite Tuesday failed to make any tangible progress on the presidential crisis during the third round of dialogue talks at Parliament, as protesters gathered in nearby Martyrs’ Square to challenge them to a football match using balls with their demands written on them.A statement issued by the Parliament’s general secretariat said the rivals will hold consecutive sessions on Oct. 6, 7 and 8, which will focus on the

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Sayyed Nasrallah to Tackle Hot Issues During an Interview with Al-Manar TV

Sayyed Nasrallah to Tackle Hot Issues During an Interview with Al-Manar TV

 Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah will address several hot issues during an open and comprehensive interview on Friday with Al-Manar’s evening program Hadith Sa’a (Talk of the Hour).Sayyed Nasrallah will tackle several local, regional and world issues during the interview at 08:30 (Beirut timing). The regional issues will include the Yemeni crisis, the Israeli violations in Al-Aqsa, the Syrian issue and the latest

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Hezbollah, Syrian Army Target Armed Group Trying to Sneak into Zabadani Plain

Hezbollah, Syrian Army Target Armed Group Trying to Sneak into Zabadani Plain

 Hezbollah and the Syrian army forces fought off an armed group trying overnight Tuesday to sneak from the center of Zabadani town to the plain area of the city via the sewers, field sources reported on Wednesday.The 15-member terrorist group was attempting to escape and cause confusion when Hezbollah and Syrian forces detected it, Al-Manar reported.The military units allowed the gunmen to reach an open space and dealt with them by

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How Hezbollah, Syrian Army Foiled Nusra Front Attack on Zabadani: Photos

How Hezbollah, Syrian Army Foiled Nusra Front Attack on Zabadani: Photos

 At least 20 militants of the Takfiri group in Syria, Nusra Front, were killed and 30 others were injured in a failed attack on the southwestern city of Zabadani on Thursday.Media Military sources told al-Manar how Hezbollah and the Syrian army thwarted the terrorists attack on the Syrian army military posts in al-Alali orchard and Moza castle in northwestern Zabadani.About 200 militants took part in the attack which was aimed at breaking

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Shaykh Qassem:
Hezbollah seeks to defend Lebanon, serve people

Shaykh Qassem:
Hezbollah seeks to defend Lebanon, serve people

 The Deputy Secretary-General of Hezbollah stated that the Islamic Resistance seeks to achieve two goals by participating in power; first to prevent Israeli aggression on Lebanon and second to solve the living problems of the people.Speaking at the annual meeting of the committees associated with Hezbollah in Nabatiyeh, Shaykh Na’im Qassem, the Deputy Secretary-General of Hezbollah, said there are many problems and crises currently facing

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Hezbollah, Syrian Army Advance in Zabadani

Hezbollah, Syrian Army Advance in Zabadani

 Hezbollah fighters and the Syrian army units seized control on Sunday over Al-Silan roundabout - known as Festival Arena, and the al-Silan bus station and some other geographical bloc in south-east Zabadani city.The roundabout is one of the important sites, located in the central city. It is close to the Cornish street.The Islamic Resistance and the Syrian army launched a military operation in the Zabadani city bordering Lebanon, to drive

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Sayyed Nasrallah Receives Abdollahian, Meeting Tackles Latest Developments

Sayyed Nasrallah Receives Abdollahian, Meeting Tackles Latest Developments

 Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance group Seyed Hassan Nasrallah in a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian underlined Tehran s important role in regional security and stability and campaign against terrorism and extremism.During the meeting in Lebanon on Wednesday, Nasrallah also underscored the necessity for the partnership of all the regional states in the establishment of security and

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Lebanese protesters storm Environment Ministry building, call on minister to resign

Lebanese protesters storm Environment Ministry building, call on minister to resign

 Several dozen activists occupied part of Lebanon s environment ministry on Tuesday, staging a surprise sit-in to demand the minister s resignation after mass protests which began over a nationwide trash collection crisis.The move came hours ahead of a deadline set by campaigners for the government to respond to their demands after a massive weekend demonstration.Crowds of protesters gathered in front of the Ministry of Environment, after

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Hezbollah: Imam Mussa Al-Sadr Case Top Priority

Hezbollah: Imam Mussa Al-Sadr Case Top Priority

 Hezbollah stressed on Monday that the case of Imam Sayyed Mussaal-Sadr’s disappearance is a top priority, calling for exerting efforts in a bid to uncover his fate.In a statement released by Hezbollah’s Media Relations on the 37th anniversary of the disappearance of Imam Sadr, the resistance movement said that the current government in Libya bears responsibility of uncovering the fate of Imam Sadr.“The crime of Imam Musa Sadr’s

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Hezbollah Voices Full Support for Speaker Berri’s Dialogue Initiative

Hezbollah Voices Full Support for Speaker Berri’s Dialogue Initiative

 Hezbollah voiced on Monday full support for Lebanese political dialogue initiative launched by Speaker Nabih Berri a day earlier.In a statement released by the part’s Media Relations, Hezbollah hailed Berri’s intiative as a “serious opportunity” to get out of the current political deadlock in the country.“Hezbollah voices full support for the dialogue intiative launched by Speaker Berri,” the resistance movement said in the

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Ceasefire Breaks down in Zabadani, Hezbollah Resumes Operation

Ceasefire Breaks down in Zabadani, Hezbollah Resumes Operation

 Hezbollah forces and the Syrian army units kicked off fresh military operations to seize back a strategic town in Zabadani in Damascus countryside on Saturday, after the 48-hour ceasefire with the terrorist groups ended earlier today.The ceasefire came into effect on Thursday and included, besides Zabadani in rural Damascus, two villages to the northwest of the country, Kefraya and Foua, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

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Beirut Braces for Massive Protest

Beirut Braces for Massive Protest

 Beirut braces for a massive rally Saturday set to denounce the country’s political class and demand overdue parliamentary elections.The rally caps a week of demonstrations organized by the You Stink grassroots campaign that twice drew thousands to the city’s core and regularly descended into skirmishes between security forces and protesters.Lebanese citizens are deeply frustrated with their politicians for mismanaging the economy and

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Nasrallah describes Aoun as the  powerful presidential candidate

Nasrallah describes Aoun as the powerful presidential candidate

 Hezbollah Secretary General once again voiced his party’s backing to the leader of the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) as a presidential candidate.“General Aoun is the presidential candidate; he is a powerful candidate who enjoys wide-based representation,” Sayyed Nasrallah said. His remarks were made during a meeting with the board of trustees, head and deans of a new university in Beirut s southern suburbs (Dahiyeh), al-Maaref,

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Hezbollah-army cooperation defeated Takfiris: Hezbollah official

Hezbollah-army cooperation defeated Takfiris: Hezbollah official

 Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah says its coordination with the country s army has defeated terrorist groups like Daesh and al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra front.Hezbollah’s Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem said in his address to a conference in Tehran on Sunday that thanks to cooperation between the Lebanese Army and Hezbollah forces, the Takfiri terrorists have suffered heavy blows inside Lebanon.He further emphasized that

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Maj. Gen. Ibrahim: Assir Operation was Purely Lebanese

Maj. Gen. Ibrahim: Assir Operation was Purely Lebanese

The successful operation that resulted in the arrest of terrorist Ahmad al-Assir was “purely Lebanese,” with no international or Palestinian intelligence agencies playing a role, General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim said.“We are never embarrassed to say we cooperate with regional agencies in our operations, and this is what occurred when we arrested [extremist militant Shadi] Mawlawi,” Ibrahim was quoted as saying. “But this time, [the

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1200 Terrorists Surrender in Qalamoun As Syrian Army Advances in Daraa, Quneitra

1200 Terrorists Surrender in Qalamoun As Syrian Army Advances in Daraa, Quneitra

Units of the army and armed forces on Saturday continued to launch wide-scale military operations against dens and positions of the Takfiri terrorist organizations across the country, killing scores of them and destroying their arms and ammunition, state-run SANA news agency reported.In Daraa, units of the army and armed forces destroyed the supply routes and dens of al-Nusra Front terrorist organization and of the so-called “Jaish

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Fugitive Terrorist Ahmad al-Assir Arrested in Beirut

Fugitive Terrorist Ahmad al-Assir Arrested in Beirut

 The Lebanese security forces managed on Saturday to arrest the fugitive terrorist Ahmad al-Assir at Beirut International Airport.General Security sources confirmed his arrest to Al-Manar TV.Assir fled justice in June 2013, after deadly clashes against the Lebanese army in Abra region in the southern city of Sidon.He was an extremist preacher used to take Abra mosque a coverage for his terrorist actions.Army stormed the mosque and found a

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Hezbollah Official Hails Iran as Major Regional Power

Hezbollah Official Hails Iran as Major Regional Power

 Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement s second-in-command described Iran as an “influential” country in the Middle Eastern region, saying that the Islamic Republic has gained the power through patience and resistance.“Iran is an influential power and among those countries fighting against reactionary parties in the region,” Sheikh Naim Qassem said, addressing a large congregation of worshippers here in Tehran on Friday.The

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Hezbollah Prepares to Mark 2006 Victory in Wadi Hujair

Hezbollah Prepares to Mark 2006 Victory in Wadi Hujair

 Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement has begun preparations for Friday’s rally to mark the ninth anniversary of its “divine victory” against Israel in the summer 2006 war. This year, Hezbollah will hold the ceremony at Wadi Hujair in southern Lebanon.Hezbollah chief Seyed Hasan Nasrallah is expected to deliver a televised speech on the occasion, Lebanese Daily Star reported on Thursday. The valley became famous during the 2006 war,

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Sayyed Nasrallah Receives Zarif, Meeting Tackles Latest Developments

Sayyed Nasrallah Receives Zarif, Meeting Tackles Latest Developments

 Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah received on Wednesday visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Sayyed Nasrallah received Dr. Zarif and the associating delegation, said a statement released by Hezbollah Media Relations, adding that the meeting was attended by the Iranian ambassador in Lebanon Mohammad Fatahali. Hezbollah S.G. and Zarif discussed latest developments in Lebanon and the region,

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Hezbollah Official Calls Iran Deal Spring Board for Political Solutions in Region

Hezbollah Official Calls Iran Deal Spring Board for Political Solutions in Region

 “The nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers has set the stage for political solutions in the region,” Sheikh Naim Qassem said in a ceremony in Lebanon, according to the Arabic-language Al-Ahed news website. The cleric further praised Iran’s power in the region, saying that nobody can overlook the fact that “Iran is a great and respected regional power” which cannot be ignored in the region. Sheikh Qassem also called

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Hezbollah, Mustaqbal Discuss Ways to Get out of Lebanese Political Crisis

Hezbollah, Mustaqbal Discuss Ways to Get out of Lebanese Political Crisis

 Hezbollah and Al-Mustaqbal movement held on Wednesday their sixteenth dialogue session at the speaker Nabih Berri’s residence in Ain al-Tineh.The two sides discussed suggestions to get out the current political crisis in the country as well as other issues related to the daily life,” a statement released following the meeting said late on Wednesday.flags of Hezbollah and Al-Mustaqbal movementThe meeting was attended by Hussein Khalil -

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Hezbollah, Syrian Forces Advance in Zabadani, Lay Strong Siege on Terrorists

Hezbollah, Syrian Forces Advance in Zabadani, Lay Strong Siege on Terrorists

 The Syrian army and Hezbollah forces cut the defense lines of the terrorists in the town of Zabadani in Southern Syria on Sunday, surrounding them in a small area of two square kilometers.The national military and the Lebanese Resistance seized control on Sunday afternoon over Al-Hikma neighborhood that is linked to the Jerjaniya street east of Zabadani, and inflicted the takfiri groups heavy losses, including large number of killed and

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Hezbollah Condemns Burning Palestinian Baby to Death: Reflects Zionist Terrorism

Hezbollah Condemns Burning Palestinian Baby to Death: Reflects Zionist Terrorism

 Hezbollah denounced the heinous crime committed on Friday in Doma village near Nablus by the Zionist settlers who stormed and incinerated one of the houses, which led to burning an innocent Palestinian baby who is not older than 18 months.In a statement issued on Friday, Hezbollah stressed that the crime embodies the vindictive terrorism that permeates the hearts of the Zionist settlers and that they implement in the form of atrocious

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Israeli Navy Prepares for Hezbollah Strikes during Any Upcoming War

Israeli Navy Prepares for Hezbollah Strikes during Any Upcoming War

 The Zionist navy will face major challenges during any upcoming war with Hezbollah as the Israeli estimation notes that the oil refineries will be the most targeted. During the upcoming war between Israel and Hezbollah, the marine confrontation will be fundamental, the Zionist newspaper Maariv reported.The paper reflected the Zionist navy preparations to face Hezbollah rocketry attacks that will target the marine oil platforms. According

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International conference on Palestine opens in Lebanese capital

International conference on Palestine opens in Lebanese capital

 Muslim clerics and Palestinian activists from across the world are attending an international conference in Beirut, Lebanon, to support the Palestinian cause and the oppressed nation’s resistance in the face of Israeli occupation and aggression.Speaking in the inauguration ceremony on Tuesday, the imam of al-Quds Mosque in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, Sheikh Maher Hamoud, lauded Palestinian factions for their struggles to counter

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Palestinian cause above politics: Nasrallah

Palestinian cause above politics: Nasrallah

 Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, says the issue of Palestine and the Palestinian cause is above politics and political interests.“Palestine is the responsibility of the Palestinian people,” he said, emphasizing, however, that, “Our responsibility is to support the Palestinian people.”He called upon scholars worldwide to take up the message of the move by Imam Khomeini, the

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Hezbollah Targets ISIL Movements in Ras-Baalbek Barrens: Al-Manar

Hezbollah Targets ISIL Movements in Ras-Baalbek Barrens: Al-Manar

 A Hezbollah military unit targeted on Saturday the movements of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) takfiri group in Ras-Baalbek barrens in the eastern region of Lebanon.Hezbollah fighters used heavy artilleries and guided missiles in operation against ISIL group.They also managed to destroy two ISIL military vehicles, hitting the crew directly, and leaving them wounded or killed.Syria was hit by a violent unrest

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Sayyed Nasrallah: Before and After Nuclear Deal, US Remains the Great Satan

Sayyed Nasrallah: Before and After Nuclear Deal, US Remains the Great Satan

 Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said Iran and Hezbollah, after the signing of a nuclear deal last week, remain the great concern in the region and that the US insistence on describing Hezbollah as a terrorist organization is the proof.Sayyed NasrallahIn a speech delivered at the graduation ceremony of martyrs sons in Beirut, Sayyed Nasrallah said “the United States is the Great Satan, and will remain the Great Satan

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Hezbollah Deputy Leader: 33-Day War Victory Indebted to Iran, Syria s Support

Hezbollah Deputy Leader: 33-Day War Victory Indebted to Iran, Syria s Support

 Hezbollah Deputy Secretary-General Sheikh Naim Qassem underlined that Hezbollah s victory in the 33-day war against Israel in Summer 2006 was the result of the Iranian and Syrian governments support."The victory of the Islamic resistance movement in Lebanon would not have been possible if there had not been the backing of Iran and Syria," Sheikh Qassem said, addressing a counter-terrorism conference in the Syrian capital of Damascus on

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Syria, Hezbollah seize full control over Zabadani plains

Syria, Hezbollah seize full control over Zabadani plains

 Syrian troops and fighters of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah have established full control over some strategic areas on the outskirts of the Syrian border town of Zabadani.Syria’s official SANA news agency said Tuesday that the allied forces managed to retake the Sahl Zabadani region, which is located around 45 kilometers north of the capital Damascus.A statement by the Syrian army said the allied forces are now in full

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Syrian Army, Hezbollah Tighten Noose over Terrorists in Zabadani

Syrian Army, Hezbollah Tighten Noose over Terrorists in Zabadani

 Hezbollah and the Syrian army tightened the noose around terrorists in central Zabadani Monday following three weeks of heavy fighting for control of the border resort town, reports said.armyMonday’s advance targeted militant positions and crossings in the area. A dozen militants were killed in clashes which saw intensified Syrian army airstrikes and shelling.A footage aired on Al-Manar TV showed fighters destroying a militant vehicle

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Lebanese Political Parties, Personalities Hail Iranian Leader s Unchanging Stances after Vienna Talks

Lebanese Political Parties, Personalities Hail Iranian Leader s Unchanging Stances after Vienna Talks

 The Lebanese Congress of Political Parties, Forces and National Personalities in a statement hailed Iran s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei for reiterating that Iran s policy towards the US and the regional issues will not change after the Vienna agreement with world powers.Addressing worshippers in the Eid al-Fitr (marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan) prayers in Tehran on Saturday, Ayatollah Khamenei underlined the

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Quds, Muslims’ Pivotal Issue: Lebanese Cleric

Quds, Muslims’ Pivotal Issue: Lebanese Cleric

 A senior Lebanese cleric stressed the need for all Islamic groups and Arab nations to commemorate the International Quds Day, saying that the issue of Quds and Palestine is the pivotal issue of the Muslim world which should not fade into oblivion."The world s Muslims and Arab countries should be informed about the Quds Day, because it is only Quds that reminds the Islamic Ummah (community) of its real enemy," Sayyed Ali Fadlallah, who is

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Hezbollah, Syrian Army Advance, Strike Terrorists in Zabadani: Al-Manar

Hezbollah, Syrian Army Advance, Strike Terrorists in Zabadani: Al-Manar

 Hezbollah and the Syrian army managed on Monday to control Sultani neighborhood in southeastern Zabadani city in Damascus western countryside, killing or injuring scores of terrorists.The Resistance fighters and the Syrian soldiers controlled al-Huda mosque in the city and blocked the main crossing which link Zabadani with Madaya.It s worth noting that some satellite TV channels circulated that al-Huda mosque was damaged as a result of

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Hezbollah to Al-Nusra Terrorists in Syria:  Surrender or Die

Hezbollah to Al-Nusra Terrorists in Syria: Surrender or Die

 Fighters from the Lebanese Resistance Movement Hezbollah have issued an ultimatum to al-Nusra terrorists operating in Syria to either surrender or die.According to local reports, Hezbollah fighters tightened their noose over al-Nusra militants in the Syrian city of Zabadani, 50 kilometers Northwest of Damascus, warning them to either surrender or face a harsh military assault. The reports added that Hezbollah fighters along with Syrian

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