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Lebanese Hezbollah ministers to be hit by US law

Ministers and members of parliament belonging to Lebanon's Hezbollah could be sanctioned under a new US law targeting the group's finances, a US Treasury official said on Friday. The US Hezbollah International Financing Pr

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Top Hezbollah man killed in Syrian rebel shelling

Hezbollah said on Saturday its top military commander, whose death it announced on Friday, was killed in Syria by Sunni Islamist artillery fire and not by an Israeli air strike as one member of the Lebanese Shi'ite movement had said.

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For Iran and Hezbollah, a costly week in Syria

A rebel onslaught on the town of Khan Touman near Aleppo last week delivered one of the biggest battlefield setbacks yet to the coalition of foreign Shi'ite fighters waging war on behalf of Syrian President Bashar al Assad. Re

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Hezbollah suffers big blow as top commander killed

Top Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine has been killed, the Lebanese group said on Friday, the biggest blow to the Iranian-backed organisation since its military chief was killed in 2008. Badreddine, 55, was one of the highest

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GCC 'ready to confront Iran over foreign policy'

Bahrain's foreign minister said that Gulf Arab states were prepared to confront Iran over its foreign policy and Tehran should drop its support for Middle East factions. Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmed Al Khalifa also played down any

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GCC terms Hezbollah a terrorist organisation

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has designated Hezbollah a terrorist organisation, it said on Wednesday, ratcheting up pressure on the Iran-allied group that wields influence in Lebanon and plays a key role in the Syrian crisis.

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Saudi Arabia blacklists 4 firms over Hezbollah ties

Saudi Arabia said on Friday it had blacklisted four companies and three Lebanese men for having links to Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim militant group Hezbollah, a close ally of Riyadh's arch regional adversary Iran. "The ki

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Saudi bans two pro-Hezbollah, Iran channels

Saudi Culture and Information Minister Dr. Adel Al-Tarifi ordered the suspension of pro-Hezbollah and Iran TV channels Al-Mayadeen and Al-Manar which broadcast from Lebanon. The two channels regularly orchestrate defamatory media

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G7 leaders see window of opportunity for Syria deal

Group of Seven leaders believe a window of opportunity for a political deal in Syria may be opening up that would eventually see President Bashar al-Assad step down, giving way to a new coalition government, officials familiar with the discussio

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US lauds Saudi for sanctions on Hezbollah officials

The US on Wednesday commended Saudi Arabia for imposing sanctions on two senior officials of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group in Lebanon and designating them as terrorists. The US designated the two officials, Khalil Youssef Har

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