Hezbollah sees no end to Syria war, Mideast at risk of partition


BEIRUT - Lebanon's Hezbollah says the Middle East is at risk of partition and sees no end to the war in Syria, where it is fighting alongside President Bashar al-Assad against insurgents supported by his regional enemies.

Assad, under pressure, may need his friends more than ever

QALAMOUN MOUNTAINS, Syria/BEIRUT - When Lebanon's Hezbollah first joined Syria's war on the side of President Bashar al-Assad, its role was a closely guarded secret. Today, as Hezbollah plants its flag in land won from rebels north of Damascus, its role could hardly be more public.

World, Syria, 18 May 2015

Hezbollah, Syrian army make big gains in border battle

BEIRUT - Lebanon's Hezbollah and Syria's army made big advances against insurgents in mountains north of Damascus on Wednesday, Hezbollah and Syrian state media said, shoring up President Bashar al-Assad's grip on the border zone.

World, Syria, United Nations, 13 May 2015

Ex-Lebanese minister sentenced for Syria-linked plot

BEIRUT - A former Lebanese minister who was arrested three years ago for smuggling explosives into Lebanon from Syria was sentenced on Wednesday to four and a half years in prison for forming a group to carry out terrorist attacks.

World, Syria, 13 May 2015

Syrian army and Hezbollah consolidate areas on border: source, media

BEIRUT - The Syrian army, backed by Hezbollah fighters, has made advances in mountainous areas along Syria's border with Lebanon, a Hezbollah official said on Friday.

World, Syria, 08 May 2015

Syrian army, Hezbollah advance in areas along Lebanon border

BEIRUT/AMMAN - Syrian army bombing in the mountainous area along the border with Lebanon killed dozens of insurgents and helped regain hilly territory overlooking Hezbollah strongholds, the Lebanese group said on Thursday.

World, Syria, 07 May 2015

Hezbollah fighters attack Syrian al Qaeda gathering along border

AMMAN - Lebanese Hezbollah militants attacked a gathering of leaders of al Qaeda's Syrian branch and other insurgents in an area along Lebanon's eastern border with Syria on Wednesday, killing three of them, the group's television channel said.

World, Syria, 06 May 2015

Hezbollah says will attack Nusra Front inside Syria

BEIRUT - Hezbollah's leader said on Tuesday his Lebanon-based militant group will launch an attack inside Syria against al Qaeda-linked insurgents in the mountain region along the countries' border.

World, Syria, 05 May 2015

Hezbollah clashes with Nusra Front on Lebanon-Syria border

BEIRUT - Hezbollah fighters and gunmen from al Qaeda's Syria wing Nusra Front clashed on Tuesday in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria, Hezbollah's television channel and a military source in the Lebanese group said.

World, Syria, 05 May 2015

Lebanese army says received bodies of two killed by militants

BEIRUT - Lebanon's army said on Friday it had received the bodies of two people killed by militants and that their identities were being checked, but it gave no details on which group had delivered them.

World, 01 May 2015