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Prosecutors in New York on Thursday accused three Lebanese financial institutions of money laundering that benefited the militant group Hezbollah, and they demanded forfeitures and penalties totaling hundreds of millions of dollars.
The militant group Hezbollah claims it has blown the cover of 10 alleged CIA officers working in Lebanon.
Federal prosecutors unveiled indictments Tuesday accusing four men of plotting to import drugs into the United States and Europe to provide funds and guns for the Taliban in Afghanistan and Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah repeated his stance that Israel was behind the killing of Lebanon's former prime minister six years ago and slammed the U.N.-backed court for sowing discord in Lebanon.
One dead politician in a tiny Arab country and now, six years on, the quest for justice in his assassination divides a people and could add to regional instability.
Key political events in the history of Hezbollah's involvement with Lebanon:
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said that the militant Islamic group has uncovered three spies within its ranks, two of whom were recruited by the CIA, Lebanon's state news agency reported.
The leader of Hezbollah in Lebanon said Friday that his organization had uncovered three spies within its ranks, two of which had been recruited by the CIA, Lebanon's state news agency reported.
Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati has formed a new government that he hopes will receive the backing of parliament, he announced Monday, five months after the country's last government fell.
The powerful leader of the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah weighed in on the conflict in Syria on Wednesday and defended the country's embattled president.
The militant group Hezbollah is actively plotting with the opposition in Bahrain to overthrow the country's ruling family, the government said in a confidential report to the United Nations.
A member of the Shiite militia Hezbollah, who escaped from an Egyptian prison during the recent unrest there, made a surprise appearance Wednesday at a Hezbollah rally in Beirut.
A Lebanese bank has denied accusations by the U.S. Treasury Department that it is involved in laundering hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of a drug kingpin -- and rejected claims it has links with Hezbollah, the Lebanon-based militia.
In his first English interview since being selected, Prime Minister Najib Mikati distances himself from Hezbollah.
Hezbollah will announce its pick for a new prime minister Monday and won't be "pressured" by an international tribunal investigating the 2005 killing of a former premier, its leader said Sunday night.
Members of the powerful Hezbollah movement and its allies brought down Lebanon's unity government Wednesday after resigning from Prime Minister Saad Hariri's Cabinet.
The streets in the Lebanese capital were calm Wednesday, a day after clashes between supporters of the Shiite militant group Hezbollah and a Sunni faction left there people dead.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah accused Israel on Monday of having been behind the 2005 killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
The leaders of Syria and Saudi Arabia on Friday implored Lebanese officials to shun violence in settling political differences and declared their "solidarity with Lebanon against all Israeli threats."
Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah predicted Thursday that a special U.N. tribunal investigating the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri will blame elements of his party, but said he would reject any such conclusion.
Britain's foreign office yanked Friday a blog posted by its ambassador to Lebanon that mourned the death of an "admired" Shiite cleric once considered Hezbollah's spiritual leader.
Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, considered Hezbollah's first spiritual leader, has died, his office told CNN Sunday.
Hezbollah's spiritual leader, Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, has been hospitalized in Lebanon and is in "critical condition," a source in his office told CNN.
An Ohio couple was arrested Thursday in Toledo for allegedly plotting to send money to the terrorist organization Hezbollah in Lebanon, federal authorities said.
Hezbollah's chief on Monday announced the group's new "manifesto," which calls on all countries to "liberate Jerusalem" and declares the United States a threat to the world.
Militant group Hezbollah Thursday denied links to a huge haul of weapons Israel says was seized when a naval anti-smuggling patrol intercepted a ship it claims was supplying arms for fighters in Lebanon.
Lebanese voters were heading to the polls on Sunday with their main choices to lead the next government a Hezbollah-backed alliance or a U.S.-backed coalition.
Shortly after 8 a.m. on July 12, 2006, Hezbollah fighters snatched two Israeli soldiers after carrying out an ambush on their patrol.
Lebanese voters began casting ballots Sunday in an election pitting a coalition supported by the United States against an alliance backed by the militant group, Hezbollah.
Hezbollah's leader accused a German magazine of engaging in a conspiracy with Israel and the West after it reported that the militia group orchestrated the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
Since the moment Barack Obama took office, he has made a concerted effort to speak directly to the Muslim world.
Obama's eighth day in office was dominated by the economy as he met with House Republicans about the stimulus package.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said the administration of former President George W. Bush worked with its Arab allies to try and change the "realities" in Gaza before Barack Obama took office.
Six people have been killed and 52 wounded since Thursday night in battles between pro- and anti-government forces in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, security forces told CNN.
At least four people were killed in a gunbattle between opposing forces in northern Lebanon Friday, a senior security source told CNN.
Israeli defense officials say forensics experts have positively identified the remains of two soldiers released by Hizballah guerrillas exchange with Israel got under way
Britain's Home Office said Wednesday it is banning the military wing of Hezbollah, the Lebanese political movement, because of its support for "terrorism" in Iraq and the Palestinian territories.
Israel agreed to release a notorious killer Sunday in order to bring closure to the families of three missing military men, a government spokesman said.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will ask his Cabinet on Sunday to approve a deal with Hezbollah that would involve exchanging prisoners for two captured Israeli soldiers.
The U.S. government designated two Venezuelans, including a diplomat, as supporters of international terrorism Wednesday for what it called their support of the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday.
Hezbollah returns the body of an unknown Israeli soldier in a box from the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war.
Celebratory gunfire could be heard across the capital after Lebanon's parliament elected Gen. Michel Suleiman as the nation's 12th president Sunday -- just days after the Lebanese government agreed to share power with Hezbollah.
Lebanon's government and Hezbollah-led opposition reach a deal to end a political crisis.
Hezbollah militants Thursday began removing street blockades -- one day after the reversal of two Lebanese Cabinet decisions made during the recent factional violence.
Hizbollah's deputy leader Sheik Naim Kassem says the group will "return things" to normal after the government reversed key decisions that had triggered days of conflict
As the Shi'ite group tries to tighten its control, it is coming up against Lebanon's prickly sectarianism. Case in point, the secretive Druze of the Chouf mountains
Facing facts, and with no good options, Lebanese politicians have begun conceding to the country's new rulers
With limited resistance, the Iranian-backed Lebanese militants have stormed into control, leaving a mess for Israel, the U.S., and -- if history is any measure -- Hizballah, too
Hezbollah militants will leave Beirut's streets in response to the Lebanese army's assuming security in the city, an opposition spokesman said Saturday, but "civil disobedience" will continue.
Hezbollah militias took control of western Beirut on Friday, dealing a major blow to the U.S.-backed government in Lebanon.
Though there's not a thread of evidence for it, some Lebanese have even set the date for a new Israeli invasion -- April 6.
The FBI is warning of possible threats to Jewish targets in the United States, following the car bombing death of a Hezbollah leader in Syria, a law enforcement official said Thursday.
A Hezbollah commander suspected in some of the deadliest terrorist attacks of the last 25 years and a reputed role model for Osama bin Laden has been killed in Syria, Hezbollah TV said Wednesday.
Some foot soldiers resented the praise heaped on Mughniyah, but Lebanon's Shi'ite movement lost a fearsome fighter
Robert Baer, a former CIA operative, assesses the life and bad times of a man he once hunted, one of the most dangerous terrorists in the world
With tensions building on the Lebanon border, some wonder if Israel is readying a strike against the radical Shi'ite militia
In a new museum to commemorate last summer's "divine victory" over Israel, you can visit a replica of a front-line Hizballah bunker -- no blindfold required
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Menaced by al-Qaeda, peacekeeping forces become neighborly with Lebanon's powerful Shi'a group
A top special operations officer with Lebanon's Hezbollah militia pretended to be deaf and mute when he was captured in Iraq earlier this year, hampering efforts to obtain his identity for weeks, U.S. intelligence officials said.
In an incident described as the first of its kind, Hezbollah gunmen surrounded a Lebanese police patrol Friday and held them for "entering a Hezbollah security zone."
The idea that poverty breeds terror appears obvious; how could it be otherwise? And people as different as the Archbishop of Canterbury, George Bush, Jacques Chirac and Pakistan's leader, Pervez Musharraf, have also noted a link between poverty and terrorism.
The Israel Defense Forces' chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz, has resigned, the Israeli Defense Ministry said early Wednesday.
Five Shiite ministers resigned from Lebanon's Cabinet on Saturday after talks about giving the Hezbollah party more power collapsed, according to party spokesmen.
In a speech to thousands of cheering supporters, the leader of Hezbollah vowed Friday the militants never will give up their arms, as called for in the U.N. resolution that ended its 34-day war with Israel last month.
Amnesty International Thursday released a scathing report accusing Hezbollah of war crimes, during a month-long war with Israel.
The United States has accused Iran of fueling the conflict in Iraq, and arming Hezbollah with rockets and guns in its war with Israel.
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Monday called on Hezbollah to turn over two captured Israeli soldiers to the Red Cross.
Had Hezbollah known how Israel was going to respond, the group would not have captured two Israeli soldiers last month in northern Israel, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said Sunday.
Lebanon's government needs a cash infusion of at least $1 billion to rebuild its shattered south if it is to meet Hezbollah's challenge for authority there, according to a U.S.-based expert on the Middle East.
Israeli troops shot two or three Hezbollah militants Monday in southern Lebanon, the Israel Defense Forces said.
Jumpy Hezbollah fighters flooded Boudai on Sunday, brandishing Kalashnikovs and stopping, searching and questioning outsiders the day after the town fought off an Israeli commando raid with a 90-minute shootout.
The Israeli military says it conducted a successful operation deep inside Lebanon Saturday aimed at preventing and disrupting the transfer of weapons from Iran and Syria to Hezbollah.
A video showing Lebanese soldiers cordially offering Israeli troops glasses of tea during the military offensive earlier this month has hit Israeli and Hezbollah airwaves.
U.S. stocks rallied at Monday's open, with technology stocks leading the way, as investors cheered lower oil prices and the cease fire between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas.
The U.N.-brokered cease-fire between Hezbollah and Israel will begin at 8 a.m. (1 a.m. ET) Monday, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Saturday in a taped statement.
It seems to me that the Islamofascists of Hezbollah have made a parlous mistake. They have demonstrated that they have missiles that can cause dreadful localized carnage and that they are continuing to improve those missiles. Someday these weapons will be able to cause widespread carnage. Hezbollah's killers have demonstrated that they will infiltrate their brutes into civilian neighborhoods and use suicide bombers. They have refused to abide by U.N. resolutions. They have revealed that they have powerful supporters in Syria and Iran. Actually the Syrians and Iranians have not been coy about showing their support for Hezbollah's brutal asymmetrical warfare, and here they too have made a mistake. In their unconscionable bellicosity, Hezbollah's guerrillas, the Syrians and the Iranians have all donned bull's-eyes. They have made themselves targets.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday she expected the United Nations to vote "in the next day or two" on a draft resolution that could help end the war between Israel and Lebanese-based Hezbollah.
Thousands of people marched through the streets of Baghdad on Friday, enthusiastically voicing support for Lebanon's Hezbollah militia.
Israel launched a second straight night of airstrikes on the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital on Friday, targeting an area known as a stronghold of Hezbollah militants.
Powerful explosions shattered the early morning peace in Beirut on Thursday -- airstrikes which announced a resumption of attacks on Hezbollah strongholds in the city's southern suburbs.
With hopes dimming for a quick end to fighting in Lebanon, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres presented five conditions Monday that he said must be met before Israel can achieve peace with Hezbollah.
Hezbollah guerillas Friday launched their most potentially destructive rockets yet, reaching as far into Israel as they have at any point so far in the conflict, according to Israeli police.
The other day in Rome, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice held her ground. Bravo, Condi. Her counterparts in the "international community" wanted to prevail upon her to join with them in an agreement calling upon Israel to desist from trying to extirpate from southern Lebanon Hezbollah launch sites used for the missiles that have been raining down on northern Israel -- unprovoked.
The Israeli military and Hezbollah fighters exchanged heavy fire around three border towns in southern Lebanon on Thursday as rockets rained on northern Israel, much of which appears to be nearly deserted.
The Israeli military on Wednesday suffered its largest loss of life in its 15-day offensive against Hezbollah guerillas as nine Israeli soldiers were killed while fighting in southern Lebanese towns.
Malikah Sroor can tell you what makes Hezbollah so powerful within Lebanon's Shiite community.
Israeli forces and Hezbollah militants battled Monday in southern Lebanon around what the Israeli military has dubbed Hezbollah's "terror capital."
A former CIA officer, who spearheaded U.S. efforts to crack down on Hezbollah, told CNN Sunday that he believes Israeli operations may disrupt Hezbollah's militant infrastructure, but they won't destroy the group entirely.
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said Sunday that he urged President Bush to call for a cease-fire between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas.
If there is no cessation of violence in the Israel-Hezbollah conflict and innocent Lebanese people continue to be killed or displaced, "I'm afraid of a major humanitarian disaster," U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said.
To the grizzled and disheveled stalwarts of Hezbollah and Hamas, may I say you did it to yourselves. Kapow! As another Israeli bomb lands nearby, as a shell whizzes overhead, may I remind you that you are hunkering down either on Gaza or on Lebanese soil that was evacuated by the Israelis so that you could live in peace. And what did you donkeys do? You tunneled under the Israeli borders to infiltrate Israel and kill innocent civilians. You established an infrastructure of missiles to rain down destruction on Israeli cities that were at peace, providing security and prosperity for both Jews and Arabs. You captured Israeli soldiers in an unprovoked attack. Kapow! You are getting just what you deserve.
What do Americans want the United States to do in the Middle East? A new poll, conducted Wednesday by the Opinion Research Corp. for CNN, has some answers.
U.N. chief Kofi Annan called on Thursday for an immediate end to the fighting between Israeli and Hezbollah forces.
Israeli special forces Thursday directly engaged with Hezbollah fighters inside southern Lebanon in what the Israeli military says is an effort to wipe out the remaining capabilities of the Islamic militia.
Two Israeli soldiers were killed battling Hezbollah guerrillas Thursday in a second day of fierce ground fighting in war-ravaged southern Lebanon, the military said.
Lebanese leaders Wednesday called for the multicultural country to remain united amid an eight-day Israeli bombardment, a call joined by the son of slain Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will not go on a peace mission to the Mideast before next week, giving Israel time to "defang" Hezbollah, a senior administration official said Wednesday.
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