Accessibility links

Breaking News

Lebanon Arrests Alleged Israeli Spy

Lebanese authorities have arrested a senior employee of a Lebanese telecommunications agency on suspicion he is a spy for Israel.

The arrest at the state's largest telecommunications company, Ogero, is the fourth of its kind this year. Lebanese investigators reportedly intercepted messages between the worker and Israeli contacts.

The man works in the technical department of the international wing of the telecommunications company.

There was no immediate comment from Israel.

Hezbollah and other Lebanese factions have alleged that Israeli spies are entrenched throughout Lebanon's telecommunications sector.

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah is is expected to address the recent espionage findings in a speech Tuesday. More than 50 Lebanese have been arrested since last year in a broad spying investigation linked to Israel.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.