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Lebanon/Syria News-Links
4-5 January 2008

5/1/08

Lebanon on alert
By Crof
“The agriculture ministry’s teams will continue to work on the ground to monitor any such cases that could come up and put an end to it in order to keep Lebanon free from this disease,” it said. “After bird flu cases were detected… in …
crofsblogs.typepad.com/h5n1/2008/01/lebanon-on-aler.html

UN troops in Lebanon ready to fight terror: Spanish PM
Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said on Saturday his country’s troops with the UN force in Lebanon were ready to fight terrorism in order to achieve peace in the region. Full Story.
www.terrorism.com/modules.php?op=
modload&name=News&file=article&sid=85329

Evidence of Israeli “Cowardly Blending” Comes to Light
By Dave
… never occurred to anyone in our leading human rights organisations or the Western media that the same moral and legal standards ought be applied to the behaviour of Israel and Hizbullah during the war on Lebanon 18 months […]
justice4lebanon.wordpress.com/2008/01/05/
evidence-of-israeli-cowardly-blending-comes-to-light/

Syria Will No Longer Claim Hatay
“Hatay no longer belongs to Syria” read the headline of the pro-AKP Turkish daily Star. The report said that the hostile expressions against Turks will be removed from the history textbooks in Arab countries and the Syrian …
www.thememriblog.org/turkey/blog_personal/en/4414.htm

Syria’s Diplomatic Isolation Grows
TIME – USA
Syria will have few friends at the table Sunday when Arab foreign ministers convene in Cairo to discuss the crisis in Lebanon, which has been without a …
www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1700691,00.html

Lebanon news
By Rami Zurayk(Rami Zurayk)
The Lebanese ministry of agriculture has reacted by asking the ministry of finances for a budget of $350000 to establish a surveillance system in South Lebanon. Lets see when it gets it.
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UN troops in Lebanon ready to fight terror: Spanish PM
AFP –
BLAT, Lebanon (AFP) — Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said on Saturday his country’s troops with the UN force in Lebanon were ready to …
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gMAx6LdoNnUY6ndIPqFimeG65ZWQ

Lebanon on alert after Israel reports bird flu
AFP –
BEIRUT (AFP) — Lebanon on Saturday said it was increasing its vigilance after a case of H5N1 strain of bird flu that is dangerous to humans was detected in …
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hcHHBvehVJrZVQb5g5HfiMILlwDA

Tishrin: Syria Willing to Facilitate Lebanon Solution Away from …
Naharnet – Beirut,Lebanon
It accused Washington of “blocking” French efforts that were backed by Syria and accepted by the feuding Lebanese sides after the US president “personally …
www.naharnet.com/domino/tn/NewsDesk.nsf/0/6A729C
781A06127CC22573C7002D71D8?OpenDocument

Turkish Daily News: Syria eyes Turkish market
The Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK) held its Turkish-Syrian Business Council Forum Friday, focusing on investment opportunities …
www.inform.com/articles/51962970/?puburl=http://www.turkish
dailynews.com.tr%2Farticle.php%3Fenewsid%3D92915&source=feed

UN troops in Lebanon ready to fight terror, says Spanish PM
Africasia – London,UK
Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said on Saturday his country’s troops with the UN force in Lebanon were ready to fight terrorism in …
www.africasia.com/services/news/newsitem.php?
area=mideast&item=080105115840.da9kpnq8.php

Lebanon On Alert
By FLA_MEDIC(FLA_MEDIC)
“The agriculture ministry’s teams will continue to work on the ground to monitor any such cases that could come up and put an end to it in order to keep Lebanon free from this disease,” it said. There have been no reported cases of bird …
afludiary.blogspot.com/2008/01/lebanon-on-alert.html

UAE project for reconstruction of Lebanon builds, facelifts 268 …
Beirut – The UAE project for reconstruction of Lebanon has announced completion of rebuilding and face-lifting 268 schools damaged during the Israeli aggression on Lebanon in 2006. This was announced at a press conference held here …
uaeinteract.com/docs/UAE_project_for_reconstruction_
of_Lebanon_builds,_facelifts_268_schools/28086.htm

Spanish PM in surprise Lebanon visit
Reuters – USA
MADRID, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero paid a surprise visit to Spanish troops serving in south Lebanon on Saturday, …
www.reuters.com/article/middleeastCrisis/idUSL05265398

Bush blames Syria for Lebanon stalemate
WASHINGTON – US President George W. Bush Friday laid blame on Syria for the stalemate that has prevented Lebanon from choosing a new president, saying Damascus was “thwarting the will of the Lebanese people.”
www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?xfile=data/
middleeast/2008/January/middleeast_January61.xml&section
=middleeast&col=

Syria, Iran Discuss Lebanon
Alalam News Network – Tehran,Iran
Larijani expressed “Iran’s support for Syrian efforts to reach a compromise” in Lebanon that would allow the election of a new president there. …
www.alalam.ir/english/en-NewsPage.
asp?newsid=041030120080105090404

Bush May Add Lebanon, Iraq To Stops on Trip
Wall Street Journal – USA
The possible unannounced stops include Iraq and Lebanon, two of the places where Mr. Bush has pushed his “freedom agenda” for the Middle East harder than …
online.wsj.com/article/SB11994846
0221168549.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

46000 Iraqis have left Syria – Washington Post- msnbc.com
Nearly 50000 Iraqi refugees returned home from Syria in the final 3 1/2 months of 2007, the latest sign of diminishing violence in this war-pocked country, according to new data from relief workers.
digg.com/world_news/46_000_Iraqis_
have_left_Syria_Washington_Post_msnbc_com

Returns Reflect Security Gains, Aid Workers Say
Washington Post – United States
4 — Nearly 50000 Iraqi refugees returned home from Syria in the final 3 1/2 months of 2007, the latest sign of diminishing violence in this war-pocked …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/
article/2008/01/04/AR2008010403505.html

Bush blames Lebanon stalemate on Syrian interference
AFP –
WASHINGTON (AFP) — US President George W. Bush Friday laid blame on Syria for the stalemate that has prevented Lebanon from choosing a new president,…
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5j2bUbi6l_IeR34DA3AAqV5o2mLQw

Syrian FM and Iran’s Larijani discuss Lebanon: report
AFP –
DAMASCUS (AFP) — Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem and Ali Larijani, adviser to Iran’s supreme leader, on Friday discussed developments in Lebanon, …
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5i1AybonJlnszL0lKTSMz8lOLZf6A

Turkey seeks to set up exclusive investment zone in Syria
Today's Zaman – Istanbul,Turkey
A group of Turkish businessmen under the coordination of the Foreign Trade Undersecretariat will soon head to Syria to seek the establishment of an…
www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/
detaylar.do?load=detay&link=130907

Specter’s 17th Visit To Syria Again Produces Nothing
Evening Bulletin – Philadelphia,PA,USA
After all, this was his 17th visit to Syria since 1984, none of which has produced anything. By this time how could he retain such an innocent attitude …
www.thebulletin.us/site/news.cfm?newsid=19169
494&BRD=2737&PAG=461&dept_id=623508&rfi=6

Orhan Kemal’s ‘El Kz’ published in Syria
Today's Zaman – Istanbul,Turkey
Famous Turkish author Orhan Kemal’s novel “El Kz” (The Foreigner’s Daughter) has been published in Syria as part of a literary translation project by the …
www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/
detaylar.do?load=detay&link=130880

DMI grants $8 mil to Syria
Variety – Los Angeles,CA,USA
Syria has increasingly established itself as a centre for Arab TV production, particularly in terms of its Ramadan musalsalat, the term given to the …
www.variety.com/article/VR1117978465.html?categoryId=14

Dubai Media City to fund news center in Syria
International Journalist's Network – USA
Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) has recently announced that it will provide a US$8 million grant to the Syrian Public Authority for Radio and Television to …
www.ijnet.org/Director.aspx?P=Article&ID=307082

Eavesdropping on history with Lebanon’s Hoover
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
The 203-page account is told by a chorus of those who lived through and were a part of that formative epoch in Lebanon’s history. …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition
_id=10&categ_id=4&article_id=87815

Anti-Zionist author kicks off speaking tour of Lebanon
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
Regarding “Israel’s brutal war of aggression” on Lebanon in the summer of 2006, the Jewish author disputed the notion that actions by Hizbullah were to …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?editio
n_id=1&categ_id=1&article_id=87836

4/1/08

Rights group says more opposition activists held in Syria
AFP –
DAMASCUS (AFP) — Two opposition activists have been arrested in Syria in the past 48 hours, a human rights group said in a statement on Friday, …
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gZRl0RjHDT29cI0f7w6rCFWnPqCA

Lebanon ruling coalition asks for Arab protection from Syria
AFP –
Syria has denied accusations that it was behind the killing of Hariri and other anti-Syrian figures in Lebanon since then. “The Syrian attacks reached their …
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5htAGj2gKfKAas2CH1P-__hwJgatw

Opposition ‘plans protests at airport, ports’ in Lebanon
The Hizbullah-led opposition is considering staging protests at the Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport, as well as at major ports across Lebanon, Bkirki and the US Embassy in Awkar, according to local media reports on Thursday. …
www.terrorism.com/modules.php?op=mo
dload&name=News&file=article&sid=85303

Syria: Jordanian prisoners to begin hunger strike
Italy
Damascus, 4 Jan. (AKI) – Several hundred Jordanians detained in Syrian prisons are planning to begin a hunger strike on Saturday to protest against their …
www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Politics/?id=1.0.1735312902

Whose Lebanon is it?
Al-Ahram Weekly – Cairo,Egypt
Lebanon has a job vacancy that several months of factional negotiations and
weeks of foreign mediation could not fill — the presidency. …
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2008/878/op23.htm

Palestinian militant found dead in refugee camp in Lebanon
Jerusalem Post – Israel
By AP Residents of a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon found the body of an Islamic militant Friday who had been tortured and killed, …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=11985172948
01&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Arabs Called to “Deter” the Assad Regime and Salvage Lebanon
Naharnet – Beirut,Lebanon
The March 14 forces on Friday urged Arab foreign ministers to take“deterrent measures” against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime to protect Lebanon. …
www.naharnet.com/domino/tn/NewsDesk.nsf/0/1
D0937EEA77EF984C22573C60059C488?OpenDocument

Lebanon’s majority urges Arab pressure on Syria
Reuters South Africa – Johannesburg,South Africa
BEIRUT, Jan 4 (Reuters) – Lebanon’s anti-Syrian ruling majority urged on Friday Arab ministers meeting in Cairo at the weekend to put pressure on Syria to …
africa.reuters.com/wire/news/usnL04273369.html

Iran appoints envoys to Japan, Syria
PRESS TV – Tehran,Iran
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has appointed two veteran diplomats as the Islamic Republic’s new ambassadors to Japan and Syria. …
www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=37451&sectionid=351020101

 

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