Paula Astih
Features People inspect the destruction outside a charred building hit by an Israeli airstrike in the southern Lebanese town of Wadi Jilo, east of Tyre, on June 6, 2024. (AFP)

What Are the Challenges Faced by Hezbollah after 8 Months of Fighting Israel?

Hezbollah is facing mounting challenges in its eight-month long conflict with Israel in southern Lebanon. Hezbollah, which unilaterally launched the fight in…

Paula Astih (Beirut)
Arab World  A picture taken from a position by the northern Israeli border with Lebanon shows smoke billowing during Israeli bombardment in southern Lebanese territory on May 10, 2024, amid ongoing cross-border tensions. (AFP)

Border War Depletes Hezbollah, Worries Israel

Hezbollah deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem acknowledged that the party had to make changes to its military approach in its war with Israel in…

Paula Astih (Beirut)
Arab World Lebanese caretaker Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the interior ministry in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, April 16, 2024. (AP)

Lebanese Interior Ministry, General Security Take Steps to Resolve Syrian Refugee Crisis

Lebanese officials can no longer afford to lightly deal with the Syrian refugee file, especially amid rising popular and political pressure to deal with the…

Paula Astih (Beirut)
Arab World US Envoy Amos Hochstein meets with parliament Speaker Nabih Berri during a visit to Beirut. (AFP)

Intense International Pressure to Spare Lebanon from Expanded War

Fears of an expanded war between Hezbollah and Israel have mounted following the regional escalation and the Israeli army’s announcement of its readiness to…

Paula Astih (Beirut)
Arab World Lebanese caretaker Interior Minister Basam Mawlawi (NNA)

Kidnappings, Murder Gangs Surge in Lebanon, Syria

Lebanese authorities investigating the killing of Pascal Sleiman, a coordinator for the Lebanese Forces Party in Jbeil, have arrested Syrian nationals…

Paula Astih (Beirut)
Features Mourners are seen at the funeral of Ali Ahmed Hussein, commander of Hezbollah’s “Radwan” forces, in Beirut. (AP)

Lebanese Mull Different Scenarios for Iran’s Response to Syria Consulate Attack, Fear Expanded War

Fear mounted in Lebanon over Tehran’s expected response to Israel’s targeting of the Iranian consulate headquarters in Damascus, and the possible Israeli…

Paula Astih (Beirut)
Arab World Lebanese Minister of Social Affairs Hector Hajjar (NNA)

Minister of Social Affairs: 82% of the Lebanese are Poor

Lebanon’s Minister of Social Affairs Hector Hajjar highlighted “the increase in the proportion of poor people in Lebanon since 2019.” In remarks to Asharq Al…

Paula Astih (Beirut)
Arab World Firefighters douse a burning car after it was hit in a reported Israeli drone attack in Lebanon's southern area of Naqoura near the border with Israel on March 13, 2024, amid ongoing cross-border tensions as fighting continues between Israel and Palestinian Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. (Photo by AFP)

Lebanon: Syrian Minors Arrested in Assassination Case of Key ‘Qassam’ Figure

The Palestinian factions and Islamic forces in the Tyre region in Lebanon announced on Friday the arrest of a group of Israeli agents it said were involved in…

Paula Astih (Beirut)