Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a message to the leader of the Lebanese Hezbollah expressed his condolences on the demise of Head of Lebanon’s Association of Muslim Scholars Judge Sheikh Ahmad al-Zein.
The Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement said it intercepted and shot down an Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle as it crossed into Lebanon's airspace near the border village of Blida in the south of the Arab country.
A tense calm prevailed in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday after rioters set fire to several government buildings, capping days of violent clashes as anger over poverty made worse by the coronavirus lockdown boiled over.
The secretary-general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement paid homage to Iran’s top commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, saying he was always present on the battleground and commanding fellow fighters as opposed to military leaders worldwide who are absent from conflict zones.
At least 270 Syrian families have left a north Lebanon town, as hostility toward them mounted over a murder allegedly committed by a Syrian national, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated Lebanon on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of Independence Day, reaffirming Tehran’s support for Beirut and its preparedness to strengthen bilateral relations.
Lebanon’s authorities signed a contract this month with a German company to clear dangerous material stored for more than a decade at Beirut port, the site of a seismic blast in August that killed about 200 people and wrecked swathes of the capital.