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23-31 May 2005
 

31/5/05

STORM over deportation to Syria
International Herald Tribune – France
OTTAWA In 2002, when the US government seized Maher Arar as he changed
planes in New York and took him to Syria, the reason was starkly stated
in a Justice …
www.iht.com/articles/2005/05/30/news/canada.php

SYRIA deports Saudis amid US pressure
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
Word of the deportation comes amid intense pressure from the United States,
which accuses Damascus of permitting insurgents to stage their operations
from Syria …
www.startribune.com/stories/484/5430924.html

CAPITAL votes in first Syria-free election
Nashua Telegraph – Nashua,NH,USA
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Beirut residents voted Sunday in the opening round
of the country’s first elections since Syria ended its 29-year domination
of …
www.nashuatelegraph.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
AID=/20050530/NEWS03/50530004/-1/news

RUSSIA and Syria sign deal on Syrian debt repayment
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
Russia and Syria signed an agreement in Damascus on the settlement of Syria’s
$13.4 billion debt to Russia on Sunday. The move comes …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=3&article_id=15498

HAFEZ Assad’s brother says he wants reform in Syria
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
His resemblance to his elder brother, Syria’s late president Hafez Assad
is astounding. As a behind-the-scenes strongman and head …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1117420062791

LEBANON’S slain leader’s son wins Parliament seat
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BEIRUT, Lebanon — In Lebanon’s clannish politics, Saad Hariri has one
of the most important qualifications to become the country’s new prime
minister: He’s …
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-woleba0531,0,3586320.story?coll=ny-world-big-pix

‘CEDAR’ revolutionaries want more reform for Lebanon
ABC News – USA
… months after the Cedar Revolution, the movement ignited by Rafik Hariri’s
death that helped end Syrian domination over this country, Lebanon’s government
is …
abcnews.go.com/International/CSM/story?id=804250

WOULD Lebanon elections bring real change?
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Beirut, Lebanon, May. … Both France and the United States advised that
the law was not to hinder efforts of speeding up the democratic process
in Lebanon. …
washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050530-041305-7319r.htm

LEBANON is committed to UN resolutions, Hammoud
Arabic News – USA
… He stressed Lebanon is keen to have best relations with Europe, calling
on the EU countries to play its role in all issues that concern Arab countries.

www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/050530/2005053019.html

LEBANON’S first free election for 30 years marred by voter apathy
Lebanon Wire – Ottawa,Ontario,Canada
… As expected, Saadine Hariri’s list swept all 19 seats in Lebanon’s
capital, although it is a shallow victory marred by voter apathy. …
www.lebanonwire.com/0505/05053001SZLW.asp

29/5/05

LEBANON begins first Syria-free vote
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… Despite the crucial importance of the polls there has been little sign
of an intense battle as many of Syria’s once-powerful allies have thrown
in the towel …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-05/30/content_3019428.htm

RUSSIA writes off nearly 3/4 of Syria’s $13b. debt
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
Russia signed a deal on Sunday to write off nearly three-quarters of Syria’s
US$13 billion (•10.4 billion) debt in a bid to boost economic relations
between …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1117333099466

SYRIA moves briskly toward stalemate
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
Accused by the United States of aiding the insurgents in Iraq – and facing
a real danger of attack – Syria has not enhanced its international reputation
by …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=15479

SYRIA hands over Saudis caught on way to Iraq-SPA
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
RIYADH, May 29 (Reuters) – Syria has handed over to Saudi Arabia more than
30 Saudis who were trying to cross into Iraq, Saudi Arabia’s Interior
Minister …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L2991375.htm

LEBANON begins first Syria-free vote
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BEIJING, May 30 — Polling stations opened in Beirut on Sunday for the
first round of Lebanon’s first general elections in three decades free
of Syrian troops …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-05/30/content_3019428.htm

IRAN’S FM: Hezbollah role in Lebanon effective
IranMania News – Iran
LONDON, May 28 (IranMania) – Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi
said Hezbollah plays an effective role in Lebanon’s developments. …
www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.
asp?NewsCode=32161&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

PRESS unease over Lebanon poll
BBC News – UK
As Lebanon goes to the polls in the first parliamentary elections in 30
years free from the presence of foreign troops, newspapers in the region
are far from …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4591177.stm

MAINE police agencies probing ‘gang-related’ incident in Lebanon
Foster’s Daily Democrat – Dover,NH,USA
LEBANON, Maine — Three police agencies are investigating a possible gang-related
incident that unfolded here Friday night involving a group of 20 to 25

www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050529/NEWS09/105290037

LEBANON starts parliamentary election
Al-Bawaba – Amman,Jordan
Voting started in Beirut on Sunday in Lebanon’s first parliamentary polls
since the Syrian military withdrawal. A 19-member ticket …
www.albawaba.com/en/countries/Lebanon/184160

28/5/05

LEBANON heads to polls in post-Syria election
ABC Online – Australia
One month after Syria’s withdrawal of its troops from Lebanon, historic
parliamentary elections are due to be held in Beirut today. …
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200505/s1379412.htm

SYRIA Arrests 300 Saudis: Report
Arab News – Jeddah,Saudi Arabia
… airport in Damascus. “The Saudis had gone to Syria to spend their holidays,”
the paper quoted the relatives as saying. A Saudi …
www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=64530&d=29&m=5&y=2005

ASSAD’S Uncle Calls for Reform in Syria
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
By SCHEHEREZADE FARAMARZI, Associated Press Writer. MARBELLA, Spain —
His resemblance to his older brother, Syria’s late President Hafez Assad
is astounding. …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-
spain-assads-uncle,1,6405704.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

RUSSIA WRITES OFF ABOUT 75% OF SYRIA’S DEBT
RIA Novosti – Moscow,Russia
MOSCOW, May 28 (RIA Novosti) – Tomorrow, on May 29, Russian Finance Minister
Alexei Kudrin is to sign in Damascus an Agreement on Settlement of Syria’s
Debt to …
en.rian.ru/world/20050528/40434129.html

SYRIA and the Iraqi Insurgency
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Flynt Leverett, a former Middle East specialist on the National Security
Council, talks about Syria’s role in the Iraqi insurgency. …
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/srfeature.php?wfid
=://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4670939

WHO’S who in Lebanon’s election
BBC News – UK
… Lebanon’s two main Shia groups, Hezbollah and Amal, have formed the
Resistance, Liberation and Development list in their heartland in the
south. …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4580075.stm

SUMMARY Box: Lebanon Holding Elections
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… Voting starts Sunday in Beirut, followed by south Lebanon on June 5;
central Mount Lebanon and the eastern Bekaa Valley on June 12; and north
Lebanon on June 19 …
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-lebanon
-elections-summary-box,0,7302498.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

FROM afar, carrying hope for Lebanon
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
… heady days in April — when throngs of demonstrators demanded this
moment of democracy — has collapsed, said Constantin, 30, who left Lebanon
three years ago …
www.startribune.com/stories/484/5428293.html

IRAN, Lebanon momentous discussions on regional issues
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
BEIRUT — Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi asserted here on Thursday that
Iran is sure Lebanon will pass this sensitive and historical juncture
by relying on …
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=5/28/2005&Cat=2&Num=007

ANTI-SYRIAN parties win uncontested Lebanon races
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
Druse leader Walid Jumblatt and his ally, Marwan Hamadeh, have won uncontested
seats in Lebanon’s parliamentary elections, bringing to 17 out of 128
the number …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1117247288111

LEBANESE intellectuals denounce arrests in Syria
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
Sixty Lebanese intellectuals on Friday published a petition denouncing
the detention of political activists in Syria and calling for an end to
what they termed …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=2&article_id=15451

RUSSIAN Government Approves Writing Off $9.7Bln of Syria’s Debt
MOSNEWS – Russia
On Thursday, May 26, the Russian government approved draft legislation
that presupposes writing off 73 percent of Syria’s state debt to Russia,
RIA Novosti …
www.mosnews.com/money/2005/05/27/syriadebt.shtml

RUSSIA, Lebanon oppose continuing pressure on Syria
Interfax.ru – Moscow,Russia
May 27 (Interfax) – Russia and Lebanon believe that putting pressure on
Syria following its troop withdrawal from Lebanon is counterproductive
for stability in …
www.interfax.ru/e/B/politics/28.html?id_issue=11303057

IN Syria, Weighing Risks
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
Let us try to read the mind of Syria’s president, Bashar Assad, as he prepares
for a June 6 congress of his ruling Baath Party that he hopes will ease
the …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/26/AR2005052601539.html

LEBANESE condemn arrest of Syria activists
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
… Safir, in addition to dozens of intellectuals, sounded the alarm over
the growing crackdown on public liberties and freedom of expression in
Syria, the latest …
washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050527-072811-1201r.htm

CANDIDATES worry about apathy with Lebanon elections set to begin
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
BEIRUT, Lebanon – (KRT) – With Syrian forces gone and international monitors
in place, Lebanon begins monthlong elections Sunday that are expected
to be the …
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/11757346.htm

IRAN highlights Hezbollah role in defending Lebanon against Israel
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi highlighted the important
role played by Hezbollah in defending Lebanon against Israel, an official
statement …
english.people.com.cn/200505/28/eng20050528_187179.html

LEBANON gets ready for ‘free’ election
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
By Majdoline Hatoum. BEIRUT: Lebanon’s most eagerly awaited parliamentary
election in years kicks off in Beirut tomorrow. The polls …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=2&article_id=15463

ECONOMIC reforms a must after Lebanon elections: Experts
Peninsula On-line – Qatar
BEIRUT: Lebanon has averted financial meltdown despite an acute political
crisis. Initial pressure on its currency has eased. The …
www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/Display_news.asp?section=Business_
News&subsection=market+news&month=May2005&file=Business_News2005052815623.xml

EDITORS Notes: Not like Lebanon at all
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
… unique perspective: It was Ashkenazi who, as the general in charge
of the Northern Command, oversaw Israel’s withdrawal from southern Lebanon,
under Hizbullah …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1117074328922

27/5/05

SYRIA says 1,200 stopped trying to infiltrate Iraq
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
UNITED NATIONS, May 26 (Reuters) – Syria’s UN ambassador said on Tuesday
his country had arrested some 1,200 people over the past few months to
prevent them …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N26306665.htm

SYRIA says thousands arrested trying to cross into Iraq
ReliefWeb (press release) – Geneva,Switzerland
New York (dpa) – Syria said Thursday it has arrested as many as 1,200 people
trying to cross into Iraq in recent weeks as part of efforts to counter

www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/ACIO-6CRRVB?OpenDocument

US hit rebels on road to Syria
The State – Columbia,SC,USA
HADITHA, Iraq — More than 1,000 US troops swept into this city on the
road to Syria on Wednesday to root out insurgents — including those loyal
to …
www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/nation/11739930.htm

RUSSIA’S GOVERNMENT APPROVES A MAJOR WRITEOFF OF SYRIA’S DEBTS *
RIA Novosti – Moscow,Russia
MOSCOW, May 26 (RIA Novosti) – On Thursday, the Russian government approved
a draft resolution providing for Russia’s writeoff of 73% of Syria’s state
debt. …
en.rian.ru/world/20050526/40423746.html

CSIS visited Syria as Arar sat in prison
Globe and Mail – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
OTTAWA — Officials from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service visited
Syria in November of 2002 in connection with the detention of Maher Arar,
but all …
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20050526/ARAR26/TPNational/Canada

HEIR apparent in Lebanon
ABC News – USA
… BEIRUT Three months after Rafik Hariri’s assassination sparked political
upheaval in Lebanon, his son has emerged as the leading contender to head
the next …
abcnews.go.com/International/CSM/story?id=795058

LEBANON Will Hold First Elections Free of Syrian Influence
Voice of America – USA
By Jeff Swicord. Beginning Sunday (May 29), Lebanon will hold it’s parliamentary
elections by district over four successive weekends. …
www.voanews.com/english/2005-05-26-voa45.cfm

US unconvinced by Syrianwithdrawal from Lebanon
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
… US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Washington remains unconvinced
that Syria has fully withdrawn its intelligence units from Lebanon and
warned …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=2&article_id=15433

LEBANON suffers third-highest software piracy rate in MENA region
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
BEIRUT: Lebanon made no progress in combating software piracy in 2004 and
has the third highest software piracy rates in the Middle East and North
Africa region …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=3&article_id=15421

IRAN defends Hizbollah’s right to arms in Lebanon
Reuters – USA
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Iran said on Thursday a UN resolution demanding that
militias in Lebanon disarm does not apply to the Hizbollah guerrilla group
it supports. …
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=8612305

26/5/05

SYRIA seeks Mideast peace through cooperation: top legislator
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Syria seeks to achieve stability, security and peace in the Middle East
through regional and international cooperation, the official SANA news
agency quoted …
english.people.com.cn/200505/26/eng20050526_186817.html

CSIS visited Syria during Arar’s detention
CTV – Canada
OTTAWA — Canada’s spy agency paid a mysterious visit to Syria in the fall
of 2002 while Maher Arar was in detention there on suspicion of terrorist
activity. …
www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1117063789936_102/?hub=Canada

SYRIA continues crackdown on political dissent
ISN – Zurich,Switzerland
Police detained all eight board members of the al-Atassi Forum on National
Dialog, the latest arrests in a campaign of increased pressure on Syria’s
weak …
www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=11352

SYRIA Says US Ignored Cooperation Efforts
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria stopped security and military cooperation with
the United States months ago because Washington failed to respond to repeated

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg
-syria25may25,1,4044048.story?coll=la-headlines-world

DID Syria End Its Hegemony Over Lebanon?
World Press Review – USA
Anger over the Feb. 14 assassination of former premier Rafiq Hariri helped
turn the tide against Syria’s long-time presence in Lebanon. …
www.worldpress.org/Mideast/2087.cfm

RICE says scheduled Lebanon’s elections “good step forward”
Xinhua – Beijing,China
””WASHINGTON, May 25 (Xinhuanet) — US Secretary of State Condoleezza
Rice said on Wednesday that Lebanon’s upcoming parliamentary elections
will be a “good …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-05/26/content_3003093.htm

LEBANON’S ready to vote but obstacles to change remain
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
Syria’s withdrawal from Lebanon has increased freedom in the country, but
Lebanon still faces internal threats: self-serving political leaders,
a strange power …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=15382

LEBANON’S Hizbollah Says It Will Fight to Keep Arms
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
BEIRUT — Under mounting international pressure to disarm, Lebanon’s Hizbollah
said on today it had more than 12,000 rockets that could strike anywhere
in …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-0525
05hizbollah_wr,0,5176604.story?coll=la-home-headlines

LEBANON Celebrates Anniversary of Liberation
Voice of America – USA
Lebanon commemorated the end of the Israeli occupation of the south of
the country Wednesday, with the majority of businesses and schools closing
to mark the …
www.voanews.com/english/2005-05-25-voa51.cfm

LEBANON Readies for Historic Elections
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
… Pressure for serious to withdraw from Lebanon last February after the
assassination of former Prime Minister rest the career he Syria was blamed
for his death …
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/srfeature.php?wf
id=://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4665921

25/5/05

US keeps up heat on Syria
Sify – Taramani,Chennai,India
Washington: Despite Syria’s military withdrawal from Lebanon, the United
States looks determined to keep the pressure on Damascus over a host of
issues, from …
sify.com/news/international/fullstory.php?id=13807661

‘SYRIA doesn’t need military to control Lebanon’
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
Marzouk, formerly head of the Lebanon desk in army intelligence, stressed
that there had been reliable reports from Lebanon that Syria’s security
and …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=
JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1116901693621

SYRIA quashes last dialogue forum
BBC News – UK
Eight members of Syria’s only active political forum have been arrested
in the latest crackdown on dissent. All the board members …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4575987.stm

PAK-SYRIA JMC, concludes its 5th session in Damascus
Pakistan Link – Inglewood,CA,USA
ISLAMABAD, May 24 : Pak-Syria Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) concluded
its 5th session in Damascus on Tuesday. Pakistan delegation …
www.pakistanlink.com/Headlines/May05/24/11.htm

SYRIA Faces Pressures to Democratize
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Syria is under intense international pressure. … Syria is
still a country where wealth comes from connections to the ruling family.

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/srfeature.php?
wfid=://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4663840

LEBANON election promises sea change
Aljazeera.net – Doha,Qatar
Free of the shackles of its powerful neighbour Syria, Lebanon votes on
Sunday in what is being hailed as the first truly free elections in three
decades – with …
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/B7ADA9A2-E812-4169-9E1F-CAF8A1A1403A.htm

‘SYRIA doesn’t need military to control Lebanon’
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
The inability of a UN team to categorically confirm the withdrawal of all
Syrian intelligence operative from Lebanon comes as no surprise, leading
analyst Lt …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1116901693621

LEBANON’S president says war with Israel is legitimate
Ha’aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
BEIRUT – On the eve of the fifth anniversary of Israel’s withdrawal from
Lebanon, President Emile Lahoud yesterday vowed to recover a disputed
border area and …
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/579980.html

LIBERATION Day celebrated in South Lebanon
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
SIDON: Five years after the liberation of South Lebanon from Israeli forces,
dozens of Israeli tanks remain scattered in various towns and villages
as living …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=2&article_id=15371

LEBANON affirms support for resistance
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
… The unexpected meeting between Mikati and Lebanon’s most influential
Shiite bloc leader comes after the Lebanese-Israeli joint borders in the
South witnessed …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=2&article_id=15370

24/5/05

UN confirms Syria army withdrawal
BBC News – UK
… all empty. Syria promised to pull out following a UN resolution demanding
its withdrawal, and anti-Syrian protests in Beirut. The …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4574105.stm

SYRIA Stops Cooperating With US Forces and CIA
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
WASHINGTON, May 23 – Syria has halted military and intelligence cooperation
with the United States, its ambassador to Washington said in an interview,
in a …
www.nytimes.com/2005/05/24/politics/24syria.html?hp&ex=
1116907200&en=faf73ac7945e1b3e&ei=5094&partner=homepage

ECONOMIC sanctions on Syria “one step below” military action
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
The United States renewed economic sanctions on Syria are a step away from
another US military action on a Middle Eastern country, a US Congress
member said in …
www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=8282

PAK-SYRIA JMC can play a vital role in IT, Agri, Industrial & …
Pakistan Link – Inglewood,CA,USA
ISLAMABAD, May 23 : Federal Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources
Amanullah Khan Jadoon has said that Pakistan and Syria enjoy close and
friendly …
www.pakistanlink.com/Headlines/May05/23/11.htm

SYRIA: Government upgrades disaster management
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… He said that Syria needed to make preparations for a more serious earthquake.
… “The major natural hazards affecting Syria are earthquakes, fires
and floods. …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/e7
41868e82e0ead05756f00b7c398a55.htm

UN Team Verifies Full Syrian Withdrawal from Lebanon
Voice of America – USA
By Peter Heinlein. A UN inspection team has verified the full withdrawal
of all Syrian troops from Lebanon. Secretary General Kofi …
www.voanews.com/english/2005-05-23-voa45.cfm

LEBANON’S opposition remain divided over election alliances
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
BEIRUT: With less than a week to polling day, Lebanon’s political opposition
remains hopelessly divided over whether it will join forces to fight this
month’s …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=2&article_id=15344

SOUTH Lebanon: the boom that never came
Middle East Online – UK
By Jihad Siqlaoui – LEBANON-ISRAEL BORDER. Lebanese residents near the
border with Israel had high hopes for an economic recovery …
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=13570

ANALYSIS: Lessons not learned from Lebanon
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
Ironically, as Israel marks the fifth anniversary of the pullout from south
Lebanon, reports surfaced of senior officers seeking to alter the timetable
of the …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagenam
e=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1116728308507

23/5/05

LEADERS of Palestinian factions in Syria hold talks on truce
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
Leaders of major Damascus-based Palestinian factions held a rare public
meeting to follow up on a truce with Israel reached earlier this year
and on the …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=15318

SYRIA Arrest Head of Human Rights Group
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian security forces raided local offices of an Arab
human rights group early Sunday and arrested its leader, according to
a statement by …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-syria-human-rights,1,6789751.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

IRAQI government demands Syria must do more to prevent …
Winnipeg Sun – Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada
BAGHDAD (AP) – Syria most likely knows that its territory is being used
by foreign fighters infiltrating into Iraq and must do more to prevent
them from …
cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/Iraq/2005/05/22/1051564-ap.html

THREE Kurds jailed for 30 months in Syria
KurdishMedia – UK
DAMASCUS, May 22 (AFP) – 17h55 – Syria’s state security court on Sunday
sentenced three Kurdish activists to prison terms of 30 months for “membership
of a …
www.kurdmedia.com/news.asp?id=6928

MIKATI addresses controversial subject of Lebanese detained in …
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
Speaking after the Saturday meeting, Khoury said Lebanon and Syria have
agreed to create departments in both the Lebanese and Syrian Labor Ministries
to …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=2&article_id=15313

AOUN-JUMBLATT alliance unlikely in Lebanon polls
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
BEIRUT: With less than a week left to go before the start of the first
leg of Lebanon’s Parliamentary elections, the electoral alliance between
leader of the …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=2&article_id=15315

LEBANON’S forgotten crowds won’t stay silent if their leaders fail …
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
… intolerable situation. But what now? Has Lebanon’s political class
outrun those whom it wants to serve and now become self-serving? By all

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=17&article_id=15300

FIVE years after withdrawal from south Lebanon:
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
… were in bomb shelters or had temporarily left the city fearing heavy
rocket bombardments as the IDF completed its withdrawal from Lebanon and
thousands of …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1116728307157

LEBANON’S Election: Free but Not Fair
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… like ghost ships. Entrenched imbalance: Posters in downtown Beirut
tout Lebanon’s upcoming parliamentary elections. But the “confessional

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/20/AR2005052001868.html

    
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