Hezbollah-linked tycoon back in Lebanon after US release

Beirut (AFP) - A Lebanese businessman jailed in the United States over allegations of funding Shiite movement Hezbollah arrived back in Beirut Wednesday, his family said, after he was granted early release from prison due to poor health.


Kassim Tajideen, 64, had been extradited to the United States after he was designated as a financier of Hezbollah, a key Lebanese political player that Washington has listed as a "terrorist organisation".


In late May, a US judge...