Perhaps a metaphor for Lebanon’s complex cultural mosaic, the fighter is married to a Christian woman, has fought in Syria for several years but says that what he and all other Shia men really want is jobs, healthcare and a decent education.
British Home Secretary Sajid Javid says he took a decision to proscribe the group for "its attempts to destabilise the fragile situation in the Middle East."
Amid Saudi offers of economic help and Iran’s military support, it might be harder than ever for Lebanon to insulate itself from regional conflict.
Prime Minister Saad Hariri was reluctant to include a Hezbollah-friendly Sunni in the government as it would signal a loss of his authority over the Sunnis, but he eventually yielded.
Premier Saad al Hariri names his third government after rival factions agree on a national unity cabinet, months after election.
"Part of our plan in the next war is to enter into Galilee, a part of our plan we are capable of, God willing. The important thing is that we have this capability and we have had it for years," said Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah in an interview.
The economic and political crises facing Lebanon will not be solved until the political structure is overhauled.
At the recent Arab League summit in Lebanon, the signs of Syria's reinclusion were clear.
Hezbollah should be careful what it wishes for because if the stalemate continues, then chaos could be the perfect setting for a potential Israeli strike.
Israel's military has stated that it is carrying out overnight strikes on Iranian targets in Syria after intercepting a rocket fired at the Golan Heights.
President Michel Aoun told the opening session of the Arab Summit that Lebanon is overwhelmed by the presence of Syrian and Palestinian refugees, who make about half the population of the tiny country, which is struggling with an economic crisis.
As Lebanon failed to agree on a new government, the Arab League economic summit in Beirut will be postponed, said Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri. He also asserted Syria should return to the League.
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