Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah has called on the Lebanese people to boycott a UN-backed probe into the murder of former prime minister, Rafiq Hariri, describing the investigation as biased against his organisation.
Israel puts the finishing touches on its Iron Dome, a shield meant to stop enemy rockets. And on the other side of the border, Hassan Nasrallah accuses Israel of being behind the murder of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri as the international tribunal is about to release its first charges. And as Muslims enter the holy month of Ramadan, food prices spike in many Middle Eastern countries.
In Lebanon, internal tensions are making locals nervous. The United Nation's special tribunal is getting ready to issue indictments for the 2005 murder of former premier, Rafik Hariri. The political grapevine says the investigation will implicate Hezbollah. The Party of God was quick to react, with a series of prime-time speeches by its leader, Hassan Nasrallah.
The UN called for "maximum restraint" a day after four people died in clashes that followed Lebanon's accusations that Israeli troops had crossed its border to uproot trees. The UN on Wednesday confirmed that the trees were on Israeli soil.
Lebanese and Israeli troops exchanged fire along their shared border on Tuesday, with one senior Israeli officer, a journalist and two Lebanese soldiers killed as tensions in the region continue to mount.
In Lebanon, a conflict-ridden country laced with internal tensions, confronting the past is a tricky business, as the latest crisis over a UN investigation into the killing of a former premier has revealed...
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah (pictured) said Thursday that a UN tribunal investigating the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri will target members of Hezbollah. Hariri and 22 others were killed by a 2005 bomb blast in Beirut.
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah has vowed that his party will bomb Israel's infrastructure if Israel attacks Lebanon. His comments came amid a war of words between Israel and Hezbollah that has raised concerns of renewed conflict in the region.
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah has said he would cooperate with Lebanon's new unity government but urged it to steer clear of the "big issues," in reference to his group's notorious weapons stockpile.