Lebanon

Hezbollah allies gain in Lebanon vote

Beirut, Hezbollah and its political allies have won just over half the seats in Lebanon’s parliamentary elections, unofficial results show, boosting an Iranian-backed movement fiercely opposed to Israel and underlining Tehran’s growing regional influence. If confirmed,…


Iran-Saudi tensions simmer in Lebanon

Beirut, When thousands of mourners gathered in the southern suburbs of Beirut last week to bury top Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine, who was killed in Syria, they repeatedly chanted “Death to al Saud”. The Shia…