Hezbollah, which translates as "Party of Allah," is an Islamist political organization based in Lebanon. It emerged after the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982, and is affiliated with Iran.
Hezbollah has been accused of carrying out bombings and plots against Jewish and Israeli targets. It is considered a terrorist organization by Western states, Israel, Gulf Arab countries and the Arab League. However, it has played an active role in Lebanese politics since the early 1990s and has taken part in national elections. This page collects DW content on Hezbollah.
Syrian air defenses have shot down drones and projectiles fired towards the capital and the Hmeimim airbase, Syrian TV reported. Throughout the conflict, Israel has targeted Iranian and Hezbollah sites in war-torn Syria.
The Syrian president has met with Iranian leaders, who praised him for strengthening the alliance between Iran, Syria and Hezbollah against the US and the West. They also discussed efforts to end the Syrian conflict.
Prime Minister Saad Hariri has announced the economically beleaguered country will finally have a government to deal with pressing issues facing it. The decision was greeted with fireworks, yet the problems are immense.