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Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006

SYRIA switches from dollars to euros
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria has switched the primary hard currency it uses for foreign goods and services from the US dollar to the euro in a bid to make it less …
seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/1310AP_Syria_Currency.html

LEBANESE mark PM’s death with anti-Syria demo Guardian Unlimited – UK
It was the biggest gathering in Lebanon since a street uprising in the wake of Hariri’s assassination brought down the government and forced Syria to withdraw …
www.guardian.co.uk/syria/story/0,,1709994,00.html

UN demands Lebanon explain arms trucks crossing from Syria for … DEBKA file – Jerusalem,Israel
US ambassador to the UN John Bolton said any continued supply of weapons from Syria to armed groups inside Lebanon is a violation of UN Security Resolution 1559 …
www.debka.com/headline.php?hid=1912

IRAN’S first VP to visit Syria
IranMania News – Iran
LONDON, February 14 (IranMania) – The Iranian state news agency, IRNA, cited ‘an informed source’ at the Iranian embassy in Syria saying that Iran’s First Vice …
www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.asp?NewsCode=40511&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

SYRIA dumps dollar for euro
AME Info – United Arab Emirates
Syria has switched all its foreign currency transactions to euros from dollars amid a political confrontation with the United States. …
www.ameinfo.com/77921.html

UN presses Lebanon over Hizbollah weapons claim
Financial Times – London,England,UK
… A UN Security Council resolution, adopted in 2004, called for the withdrawal
of foreign forces from Lebanon and the disbanding and disarmament of all
Lebanese …
news.ft.com/cms/s/89a4ba06-9e91-11da-b641-0000779e2340.html

LEBANON’S President Vows to Stay in Office
Houston Chronicle – United States
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon’s pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud pledged
Wednesday to fight attempts by anti-Syrian groups to force his resignation,
saying he …
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/3662179.html

US renews support for Lebanon as Syria seethes at rally speeches
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
“However, the presidency should look toward the establishment of a truly
independent Lebanon,” she added. Rice said the presidency …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=2&article_id=22250

LEBANON plans investor-friendly climate
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
DEAD SEA: Lebanon is in the process of enacting a Code of Tax Procedures
which will define taxpayers’ rights and responsibilities, a Lebanese official
said …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=3&article_id=22244

Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006

LEBANON commemorates ex-PM Hariri’s death Hindustan Times – India
Lebanon on Tuesday marked the first anniversary of former premier Rafiq Hariri’s assassination in an emotional commemoration. The … www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1625375,00050004.htm

LEBANON: One year since Hariri murder
Jerusalem Post – Israel
… by Christian and Druse allies. Amal is holding its own commemoration later Tuesday in southern Lebanon. Amal and Hezbollah, who … www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=11393954096
06&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

GENERAL says only he can save Lebanon
Globe and Mail – Canada
… The only doubt in his mind is whether he’ll live long enough to see the day. That’s not a glibly considered question in Lebanon. … www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.
20060214.LEBANON14/TPStory/TPInternational/

LEBANON marks al-Hariri’s death
Aljazeera.net – Qatar
The 14 February 2005 killing of al-Hariri turned the political landscape on its head in Lebanon, with large protests forcing Syria to end its three decades-old …
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/C32CF3A7-3134-4556-9E12-F067E9564AEF.htm

LEBANON bans air carriers from 38 countries for lack of proper … International Herald Tribune – France
BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Civil Aviation Authority announced last week that it has banned air-carriers from a total of 38 countries from operating out of Rafik Hariri …
www.iht.com/getina/files/309777.html

POLICE question MKs Bishara, a-Sanaa over trips to Syria and … Jerusalem Post – Israel
… Mazuz ordered the police to investigate the two after Balad MK Bishara went to Lebanon in December and United Arab List MK a-Sanaa went to Syria in November …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1139395408
383&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

SYRIA switches to euro amid sanction threat Xinhua – China
… Meanwhile, Doreid Dargham, head of Syria’s state-owned Syrian Commercial Bank, was quoted as saying that the decision was a “preventative” measure and was made …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/13/content_4175956.htm

ANNAN Doesn’t See Syria, Iran in Protests Houston Chronicle – United States
WASHINGTON — UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Monday he’s seen no evidence to prove the US allegation that Syria and Iran have roiled anti-Western …
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/politics/3656590.html

UPDATE 2-Syria switches to euro amid confrontation with US Reuters – USA
DAMASCUS, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Syria has switched all of the state’s foreign currency transactions to euros from dollars amid a political confrontation with the …
today.reuters.com/investing/financeArticle.aspx?type=
governmentFilings News&storyID=URI:urn:newsml:reuter
s.com:20060213:MTFH50822_2006-02-13_22-10-01_L13432231:1

SYRIA to restore diplomatic ties with Iraq after new gov’t Xinhua – China
… Shara was quoted by SANA as saying that Syria would exchange diplomatic representation on the level of ambassadors with Iraq after the formation of a new Iraqi …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/14/content_4175890.htm

UN asks Lebanon about reports of arms to guerillas Reuters – USA
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations on Tuesday asked Lebanon to explain reports of arms shipments crossing the Syrian border destined for the …
today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2006-
02-15T005514Z_01_N144135_RTRUKOC_0_US-LEBANON-SYRIA-ARMS.xml&archived=False

LEBANON remembers Hariri
Christian Science Monitor – Boston,MA,USA BEIRUT — Lebanon’s Cedar revolutionaries returned to the streets here Tuesday, transforming the city center into a swaying sea of red and white national …
www.csmonitor.com/2006/0215/p06s02-wome.html

US wants 1985 hijacker from Lebanon
Monsters and Critics.com – Glasgow,UK
US State Department officials said they have formally requested the extradition of Mohammed Ali Hamadi from Lebanon, although the two countries do not have a …
news.monstersandcritics.com/northamerica/articl
e_1097489.php/U.S._wants_1985_hijacker_from_Lebanon

US Commemorates Anniversary of Hariri Assassination in Lebanon Washington File – Washington,DC,USA
The United States and the international community remain united with the people of Lebanon in the effort to investigate the circumstances surrounding the …
usinfo.state.gov/xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2006&m=
February&x=20060214155553cpataruk0.8011438&t=livefeeds/wf-latest.html

Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006

DEATH haunts Lebanon
Calgary Sun – Canada
… rattle the Middle East. The assassination also shook Syria, which had all but ruled Lebanon for nearly 30 years. Top Syrian officials … calsun.canoe.ca/News/World/2006/02/13/1439785-sun.html

TENNIS: Lebanon sweep earns captain’s praise New Zealand Herald – New Zealand
New Zealand captain James Greenhalgh says he couldn’t have asked any more from his team during their clean sweep over Lebanon in their opening Davis Cup clash. …
www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=4&ObjectID=10367987

‘LEBANON will live’
7DAYS – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
The killing of ex-premier Rafiq Hariri one year ago transformed Lebanon’s politics and led to the withdrawal of Syrian troops, but long-desired stability and …
www.7days.ae/content/blogcategory/0/13/index.ph
p?option=com_content&task=view&id=18766&Itemid=6

SYRIA reshuffles cabinet amid Lebanon scrutiny Business Day – Johannesburg,South Africa … Assad appointed new interior and foreign ministers on Saturday, filling a major vacuum in his government as the country faces pressure over its role in Lebanon …
www.businessday.co.za/articles/world.aspx?ID=BD4A154024

Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006

HARIRI son tries to revive Lebanon anti-Syria protest Telegraph.co.uk – United Kingdom
… When Syria, Lebanon’s long-term overlord, was implicated in the bombing, mass mourning in Beirut turned into unprecedented protest rallies against Damascus. …
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/200
6/02/13/wleb13.xml&sSheet=/news/2006/02/13/ixworld.html

SYRIA: Journalist charged after advocating dialogue Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… angry — and often violent — protests against the offensive drawings have caused Denmark to temporarily close its embassies in Indonesia, Iran and Syria. …
www.alertnet.org/redir/righsection_rel_art__index_htm/thenews
/newsdesk/IRIN/5d7f688e9cfe2a1d5670dbd8d74ca8fd.htm

SYRIA reshuffles govt amid pressures
Xinhua – China
… Syria has two vice president positions, which has been left vacant since last June, when the other vice president, Mohammed Zouhair Mashareqa, retired from his …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/12/content_4169978.htm

RICE reiterates view that Syria and Iran encouraging Muslim … KVOA.com – Tucson,AZ,USA
Rice tells ABC’s “This Week” that Iran and Syria have been inflaming sentiments over the cartoons, which first appeared in a Danish newspaper four months ago. …
kvoa.com/Global/story.asp?S=4490712&nav=HMO6HMaW

Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006

LACK of strong institutions is Lebanon’s weak link International Herald Tribune – France
Over the past decades, Lebanon has suffered from many serious and violent events. … How does Lebanon fare in these three critical criteria? … www.iht.com/getina/files/309535.html

DEATH riddle that haunts Lebanon
The Sunday Times – UK
… That Valentine’s Day morning, Hariri attended a pre-election meeting in Lebanon’s parliament. Having resigned as prime minister … www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-2036183,00.html

TENNIS: Kiwis far too classy for Lebanon New Zealand Herald – New Zealand
… A smiling Davis Cup coach James Greenhalgh was in a celebratory mood after New Zealand won the doubles rubber in yesterday’s tie against Lebanon, giving the …
www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=4&ObjectID=10367894

‘AL-QAEDA Tries to Settle in Lebanon’
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
Lebanese Interior Minister Ahmed Fatfat said al-Qaeda terror organization has been trying to settle in Lebanon for the last few months. … www.zaman.com/?bl=hotnews&alt=&trh=20060211&hn=29665

NZ Thrash Lebanon In Davis Cup Tie
newswire.co.nz – Havelock Nth,Hawkes Bay,New Zealand New Zealand has defeated Lebanon 5-0 in the Asia/Oceania Group Two first round Davis Cup tennis match in Auckland. New Zealand captain …
www.newswire.co.nz/main/viewstory.aspx?storyid=301918&catid=30

DENMARK pulls envoys from Syria, Iran
IranMania News – Iran
… The Danish foreign ministry had said Friday that Copenhagen’s ambassador to Damascus had temporarily left Syria with his colleagues because their official …
www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.asp?
NewsCode=40446&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

SYRIA still blocking probe, says US
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates NEW YORK — Washington remains concerned about Syrian obstruction of a UN inquiry into the killing of a former Lebanese prime minister and is watching the …
www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/
2006/February/middleeast_February392.xml&section=middleeast&col=

SYRIA Fills Vacancies in Cabinet Ministries New York Times – United States
By REUTERS. DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb. 11 (Reuters) — President Bashar al-Assad appointed interior and foreign ministers on Saturday … www.nytimes.com/2006/02/12/international/middleeast/12syria.html

DANISH Diplomats Leave Syria Temporarily Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
The Danish Ambassador and the embassy staff left Syria temporarily as the Damascus administration cannot guarantee their security. … www.zaman.com/?bl=hotnews&alt=&trh=20060211&hn=29653

US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has warned Iran and Syria … ChristianIraq.com – Chicago,IL,USA
He said the United States has taken a series of initiatives to try to show Iran and Syria that their actions are harmful to the new Iraqi government and the …
www.christianiraq.com/news/2006/02/11/rums
feld-warns-iran-syria-against-interfering-in-iraq/

Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006

DAVIS Cup: New Zealand 3, Lebanon 0
Hindu – Chennai,India
Auckland, Feb.11(AP): New Zealand took a winning 3-0 lead in its Asia Oceania Davis Cup tennis tie with Lebanon on Saturday when Mark Nielsen and Dan King …
www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/007200602111013.htm

UN Wants News of Lebanon Investigation
Houston Chronicle – United States
UNITED NATIONS — US Ambassador John Bolton told the top UN investigator probing the assassination of Lebanon’s former prime minister that the Security …
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/3651483.html

BALANCED attack fuels Lebanon over ’Boro Middletown Journal – Middletown,OH,USA
LEBANON — Those one-point losses to Springboro and Fairborn? Ancient history if you ask the Lebanon boys’ basketball team. Forget … www.middletownjournal.com/sports/content/sports
/stories/2006/02/11/MJ0211lebanon.html

MT. Lebanon native Jamie Silverstein had an interesting journey to … Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Pittsburgh,PA,USA … in Mt. Lebanon and skated at its municipal rink until she was 11, when she and her mother moved to Detroit for her training. Talk … www.post-gazette.com/pg/06042/653965.stm

LEBANON: Massive, peaceful rally over cartoons Asia Pacific Media Network – Los Angeles,CA,USA Beirut --- Hundreds of thousands of Shi’ite Muslims in Lebanon turned yesterday’s Ashura ceremony into a peaceful protest against cartoons in the western media …
www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article-world.asp?parentid=38893

DANISH ambassador to leave Syria
BBC News – UK
The Danish envoy to Syria and his staff have temporarily left the country as Damascus cannot guarantee their safety, Denmark’s foreign ministry says. …
news.bbc.co.uk/go/click/rss/1.0/-/2/hi/middle_east/4703076.stm

RUMSFELD Warns Iran, Syria Against Interfering in Iraq Voice of America – USA
By VOA News. US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has warned Iran and Syria against interfering in Iraq’s affairs. Rumsfeld made … www.voanews.com/english/2006-02-11-voa8.cfm

US worries Syria still blocking UN Hariri inquiry Reuters – USA
… Syria has repeatedly denied any role in the killing but promised full cooperation after a UN Security Council resolution adopted in October demanded it …
today.reuters.com/News/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2006
-02-10T225003Z_01_N10361695_RTRUKOC_0_US-LEBANON-HARIRI-UN.xml

ONGC-MITTAL to part finance OVL’s Syria acquisition Hindustan Times – India
… between state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) and steel tycoon Lakhsmi Mittal, will part fund ONGC Videsh Ltd’s acquisition of an oilfield in Syria. …
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1622270,001301700003.htm

HARIRI says Syria & allies behind riots
Ya Libnan – Beirut,Lebanon
… Hariri was referring to Syria, which was widely blamed by the Lebanese for the Feb. … Syria denies any involvement, but the investigation is still underway. …
yalibnan.com/site/archives/2006/02/hariri_says_syr.php

Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2006

‘CHOKING Game’ blamed in death of Mt. Lebanon teen Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Pittsburgh,PA,USA … Lebanon boy’s parents want school officials and parents to go on the offensive to keep other children from dying. … Mt. Lebanon Police Chief Thomas A. Ogden Jr. …
www.post-gazette.com/pg/06041/653211.stm

LEBANON Shi’ite ceremony turns into cartoon protest Swissinfo – Switzerland
… Lebanon has charged 203 people, mostly Lebanese but including Syrians and Palestinians, with taking part in the riots and promised swift trials. …
www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect
=143&sid=6452920&cKey=1139473242000

NZ not taking Lebanon for granted in Davis Cup encounter Radio New Zealand – Wellington,New Zealand The New Zealand Davis Cup captain Jame Greenhalgh says they can’t afford to take Lebanon for granted when the two sides meet today in their Asia/Oceania Zone …
www.radionz.co.nz/news/bulletins/sport/200602100936/8eba6a0

SOUTH Lebanon joins fight over city authority Lebanon Daily News – Lebanon,PA,USA
IONA — South Lebanon Township has joined four other municipalities who have filed a legal complaint against Lebanon Mayor Bob Anspach’s intended takeover …
www.ldnews.com/news/ci_3491704

RICE: Syria and Iran Inflame Protests
OhmyNews International – South Korea
The US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, directly accused Syria and Iran of masterminding the violence in the global protests that have killed at least 10 …
english.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.
asp?article_class=3&no=273387&rel_no=1

NORWAY and Syria try to mend relations
Aljazeera.net – Qatar
Syria has made moves to try to mend ties with Norway after an attack that burnt down the Norwegian embassy in Damascus last week, Norway ‘s ambassador to Syria …
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/98B21FC
8-7F34-4DD7-B41A-95CE5CFD6F19.htm

US says Iran, Syria fuelled cartoon fury Times of India – India
WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday accused Iran and Syria of deliberately stoking rage among Muslims over cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad, as …
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1408519.cms

DANISH Prime Minister: Iran, Syria Caused Protests Washington Post – United States
9 — Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen Thursday said the governments of Iran and Syria had intentionally inflamed Muslim protests against a Danish …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/arti
cle/2006/02/09/AR2006020901512.html

SYRIA Closes Ports For Stormy Conditions SANA – Syrian Arab News Agency – Damascus,Syria … come as a precautious step to avert naval risks due to an expected storm and to guarantee ships and ferries safety in the regional waters of Syria,” he said. …
www.sana.org/modules.php?op=modload&
name=News&file=article&sid=15526&newlang=eng

Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2006

LEBANON bishops express solidarity with Iraqi Christians Catholic Online – Bakersfield,CA,USA
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon’s Maronite Catholic bishops expressed sorrow for the recent bomb attacks on Christian churches in Iraq and noted the upcoming …
www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=18640

ROBERT Fisk: Now Lebanon is Burning
Bay Area Indymedia – San Francisco,CA,USA 08, 2006 at 7:20 AM. After Syria, the fires fanned by Denmark’s anti-Prophet cartoons spread to Lebanon yesterday with sectarian intensity. …
www.indybay.org/news/2006/02/1800886.php

SINIORA says Lebanon facing major challenges Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
… Siniora said he was pleased to speak with students about issues facing the country, as they are the future of Lebanon. praised the … www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=2&article_id=22083

SYRIA, Iran stoking anti-West sentiment – Rice Forbes – USA
WASHINGTON (AFX) – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has accused Syria and Iran of inflaming anti-West sentiment and inciting violence for their own purposes …
www.forbes.com/work/feeds/afx/2006/02/08/afx2511561.html

US says Iran and Syria stoking cartoon protests Guardian Unlimited – UK
America entered the row over the Muhammad cartoons yesterday accusing Syria and Iran of stoking up protests against the caricatures to suit their own ends. …
www.guardian.co.uk/cartoonprotests/story/0,,1705517,00.html

SYRIA Should Not Serve Iranian ‘Strategic Interests’ Says Former … Voice of America – USA
8, 2006 – Former Vice President of Syria Abdul-Halim Khaddam told the Voice of America (VOA) in an exclusive interview that he is opposed to President Assad’s …
www.voanews.com/english/About/2006-02-08-voa58.cfm

SADR Vows to Defend Syria and Iran, Iraqi Sunnis Form Militia of … Al-Jazeerah.info – Dalton,GA,USA
Iraqi Shi’i cleric Moqtada Sadr, whose militia has battled US troops, vowed to help defend Syria and Iran after a meeting in Damascus with Syrian President …
www.aljazeerah.info/News%20archives/2006%20News% 20Archives/
February/ 7n/Sadr%20Vows%20to%20Defend%20Syria%20and%20
Iran,%20Iraqi%20Sunnis%20Form%20Militia%20of%20Their%20Own.htm

RICE sees Iran, Syria effort to inflame
San Diego Union Tribune – United States
… Prophet Muhammad. Bush’s secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, accused Syria and Iran of trying to inflame the situation. The president … www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20060208-1439-us-prophetdrawings.html

Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2006

LEBANON pledges protection for foreign diplomatic missions Xinhua – China
… Meanwhile, according to Lebanon’s Acting Interior Minister Ahmad Fattfat, Lebanese security forces have detained 416 rioters, nearly half of whom are Syrian …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/08/content_4151320.htm

LEBANON’S An-Nahar lands Pikasso advertising award International Herald Tribune – France
BEIRUT: Lebanon’s prominent Arabic daily newspaper An-Nahar has been awarded the “Prix Special du Jury” special prize by the Pikasso D’Or committee for its …
www.iht.com/getina/files/308385.html

LEBANON apologises after caricature protesters torch mission Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
Lebanon today apologised to Denmark after thousands of rampaging Muslim demonstrators set fire to Denmark’s diplomatic mission in Beirut. … breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=26277156&p=z6z77z64

MOTION fails on Lebanon superintentendent’s contract Albany Democrat Herald – Albany,OR,USA
LEBANON — Groans and catcalls from the audience followed a failed motion Monday to send Superintendent Jim Robinson a letter stating his contract would not …
www.dhonline.com/articles/2006/02/07/news/local/news02.txt

SYRIA: PROTESTORS IN LONDON RECALL 1982 REVOLT AKI – Rome,Italy
London, 7 Feb. (AKI) – Syrian opposition groups on Tuesday staged a demonstration in front of Damascus’ embassy in London to commemorate …
www.adnki.com/index_2Level.php?cat=Security&loid=8.0.261751165&par=0

FINI: SYRIA POSES A THREAT
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia – Italy
(AGI) – Rome, Feb. 6 – “I’m about to make a serious but grounded accusation: I think that at this stage Syria poses a serious threat. … www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200602061946-1230-
RT1-CRO-0-NF82&page=0&id=agionline-eng.italyonline

SYRIA behind torching of Danish buildings? Ynetnews – Israel
“Syria is stirring trouble in the region. … Jumblatt accused Syria of using plain-clothes soldiers to torch Beirut’s Danish consulate. … www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3212358,00.html

MUQTADA al-Sadr ‘at the service’ of Syria and Iran ThreatsWatch.Org – USA
With that potential in mind, it is interesting that al-Sadr said while meeting Bashar Assad in Damascus that he is Œat the service’ of Syria and the Iran. …
rapidrecon.threatswatch.org/2006/02/muqtada-alsadr-at-the-service/

SADR Rejects Accusations against Syria
SANA – Syrian Arab News Agency – Damascus,Syria Leader of the Sadrist Movement in Iraq Muqtada al-Sadr on Tuesday rejected accusations against Syria which claim that infiltrators enter into Iraq through Syria …
www.sana.org/modules.php?op=modlo
ad&name=News&file=article&sid=15144&newlang=eng

Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2006

CARTOONS: Lebanon says sorry for Denmark riot Indian Express – New Delhi,India
BEIRUT, FEBRUARY 6: Lebanon apologised to Denmark today for the burning of its consulate during a protest over cartoons of Prophet Mohammad, and some Lebanese …
www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=87439

LEBANON minister quits over cartoon riots Hindustan Times – India
Lebanon’s Interior Minister Hassan Sabeh announced his resignation on Sunday after a mob attacked the Danish consulate in Beirut in riots sparked by …
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1618175,00050004.htm

EXTENDING Opportunities∑Does not Include Exacerbating the … Dar Al-Hayat – Saudi Arabia
… Otherwise, the statements of the leader of the “Future Bloc,” MP Saad Hariri, at the doorstep of the White House last Friday, that Lebanon needs an internal …
english.daralhayat.com/opinion/OPED/02-2006/Article-2
0060206-401fb0dc-c0a8-10ed-0013-5f0aba342f29/story.html

UN Head Condemns Embassy Attacks In Syria, Lebanon RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty – Prague,Czech Republic 6 February 2006 — UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has condemned violent Muslim protests in Syria and Lebanon sparked by the publication of drawings satirizing …
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2006/02/2e6
d5894-7df5-4c9f-8492-1b32d2a48392.html

LEBANON: Hezbollah Weapons Understanding Stratfor – USA
… men, Hezbollah’s disarmament depends on the “liberation” of the Shebaa Farms, the release of Lebanese prisoners in Israel and defending Lebanon from “Israeli …
www.stratfor.com/products/premium/read_article.ph
p?selected=Situation%20Reports&sitrep=1&id=261897

ITALIAN FM: Syria did nothing to protect embassy Jerusalem Post – Israel
Italian Foreign Minister Gianfranco Fini accused Syria of not working convincingly to block the assaults against Western embassies in that country and …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=113862256
4670&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

SYRIA: AL-SADR MEETS PRESIDENT ASSAD
AKI – Rome,Italy
Damascus, 6 Feb. (AKI) – Radical Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has met president Bashar al-Assad during a two day visit to Syria. … www.adnki.com/index_2Level.php?cat=Politics&loid=8.0.261329454&par=0

IRAQI General: Saddam Flew WMDs to Syria TruthNews.com – USA
… served as second-in-command of the Iraqi air force under deposed dictator Saddam Hussein, says Hussein moved weapons of mass destruction into Syria before the …
www.truthnews.net/world/2006020016.htm

SYRIA accused of being behind attacks
RTE.ie – Ireland
Some of Lebanon’s political leaders have accused Syria of being behind the attack on the Danish embassy in Beirut yesterday. The … www.rte.ie/news/2006/0206/mideast.html

SYRIA: Taking Advantage of the Cartoon Controversy Stratfor – USA
… While Syria intended to use the cartoon riots as cover to exacerbate sectarian tensions in Lebanon, the weekend riots did not conceal Damascus’ obvious …
www.stratfor.com/products/premium/read_article.php?id=261892

Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2006

LEBANON minister quits over riot
BBC News – UK
… Danes living in Lebanon have been told to leave the country or stay indoors. … Denmark urged its citizens to leave Lebanon as soon as possible. …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4684250.stm

HEZBOLLAH sticks to its guns in Lebanon
Australian – Australia
… Hezbollah’s ties to Tehran and its refusal to break with Damascus have eroded the strong support it enjoyed in Lebanon for driving Israel’s much-vaunted army …
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/st
ory_page/0,5744,18048514%255E2703,00.html

LEBANON: UNIFIL mandate extended in south Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… along the southern border with Israel last week, the UN Security Council announced a six-month extension of its peacekeeping mission in Lebanon and called on …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IR
IN/f56c706ef4703fd503d17b11fc3f3e26.htm

LEBANON minister quits over cartoon riots Aljazeera.net – Qatar
Lebanon’s Interior Minister Hassan Sabeh has announced his resignation after a mob attacked the Danish consulate in Beirut in riots sparked by controversial …
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/CC93CDFD-F
F84-40AB-B6E6-C6D2DF4D3DE8.htm

MUSLIMS set fire to Danish Embassy in Lebanon; protests in … Canada.com – Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
… The Danish Foreign Ministry urged Danes to leave Lebanon as soon as possible, while Danes and Norwegians heeded a similar call in Syria, where violent protests …
www.canada.com/topics/news/world/story.html?id
=2288fba1-52b0-4d84-a5d7-061dc75bfbd1&k=53742

SYRIA religious leader condemns embassy attacks Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
DAMASCUS: Syria’s highest Muslim authority on Sunday expressed regret protestors set fire to buildings housing the Danish and Norwegian embassies over the …
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20

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SYRIA presses for more attacks
Ynetnews – Israel
Terror organizations directed by “external elements” in Syria have been instructed to boost the rate of attacks inside Israel ahead of the upcoming general …
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3211116,00.html

DANES, Norwegians begin leaving Syria
Peninsula On-line – Qatar
COPENHAGEN: Denmark and Norway said yesterday that their nationals had begun to leave Syria after protesters torched the buildings housing their embassies …
www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/Display_news.asp?section=World_
News&subsection=Gulf%2C+Middle+East+%26+Africa&mont
h=February2006&file=World_News200602062246.xml

SYRIA apologises over Swedish embassy burning The Local – Sweden
… Freivalds also inquired about the security of Swedish citizens in Syria. … Denmark’s government, on the other hand, wants all Danes to leave Syria without delay. …
www.thelocal.se/article.php?ID=2994&date=20060205

STEPPED-UP Threats Of US Aggression Against Syria DisInfo.com – New York,NY,USA
‘Syria in particular is being targeted. Using a series of bomb assassinations in neighboring Lebanon as the pretext, Washington … www.disinfo.com/site/displayarticle15040.html

Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2006

TWO embassies in Syria torched over cartoons CTV.ca – Canada
… Denmark’s foreign ministry advised its citizens to leave Syria immediately, while the United States condemned the attacks on the embassies. …
www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060204/
muhammad_protests_060204/20060204?hub=CTVNewsAt11

CARTOON rage: embassies torched in Syria Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia … Norway did not wait for more violence: with their embassies in Damascus up in flames, the foreign ministries advised their citizens to leave Syria without delay …
www.smh.com.au/news/world/cartoon-rage-embassie
s-torched-in-syria/2006/02/05/1139074092765.html

DANISH embassy torched in Syria
Bangkok Post – Thailand
Damascus (dpa) – Hundred of Syrian protestors broke into the Danish embassy in the capital Damascus on Saturday and fire to the building in protest over …
www.bangkokpost.com/breaking_news/breakingnews.php?id=77621

NASRALLAH: Stop Accusing Syria
SANA – Syrian Arab News Agency – Damascus,Syria Those who are accusing Syria of what is going on in Lebanon have to stop that, Hizbullah Secretary General stressed Friday. “ Some …
www.sana.org/modules.php?op=modload&name
=News&file=article&sid=14449&newlang=eng

NORWAY, DENMARK URGE CITIZENS TO LEAVE SYRIA The Media Line – New York,NY,USA
The warning comes after a day in which Norwegian and Danish representative offices in Damascus were attacked by mobs of Syrians. … themedialine.org/news/news_detail.asp?NewsID=12640

ISRAEL pounds Lebanon after mortar attack Gulf Times – Doha,Qatar
KFAR SHOUBA, Lebanon: Israeli aircraft and artillery yesterday pounded suspected Hezbollah positions in south Lebanon after guerrillas attacked an Israeli …
www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=
2&item_no=71363&version=1&template_id=37&parent_id=17

LEBANON PRESSURED TO END PALESTINIAN BASES Middle East Newsline – Montreal,Quebec,Canada NICOSIA [MENL] — For the first time, the Lebanese government has come under grass-roots pressure to dismantle Palestinian military bases. … www.menewsline.com/stories/2006/february/02_05_4.html

SON of Lebanon mayor charged with assault Dayton Daily News (subscription) – Dayton,OH,USA By Daniel Wells. William Andrew Brewer, 18, son of Lebanon Mayor Amy Brewer, was charged with assault on Jan. 26 in Lebanon Municipal Court. … www.daytondailynews.com/localnews/content/localnews/daily/0203lebanon.html

DEFENSE establishment: Hizbullah becoming semi-army Jerusalem Post – Israel
… same time. It needs to satisfy its Iranian patrons and at the same time try and advance its political clout in Lebanon.”. The army … www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=113862
2548655&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2006

FIVE Shia ministers end govt boycott in Lebanon Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates BEIRUT — Five Shia ministers returned to Lebanon’s government on Thursday, ending a seven-week boycott that paralysed the country, after the prime minister …
www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/
2006/February/middleeast_February104.xml&section=middleeast&col=

ISRAELI planes bomb southern Lebanon
ABC Online – Australia
Israeli warplanes have bombed targets in southern Lebanon after the Shiite militia, Hezbollah, fired rockets and mortars over the border. … www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200602/s1562220.htm

ISRAEL confirms aircraft strike in south Lebanon Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
JERUSALEM, Feb 3 (Reuters) – An Israeli aircraft bombed suspected Hizbollah targets in southern Lebanon on Friday, a military spokeswoman said. …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L03725805.htm

ARRIVAL of DSL in Lebanon fraught with problems International Herald Tribune – France
… announced it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with local data and internet service providers (ISPs) to bring DSL to Lebanon, which would increase …
www.iht.com/getina/files/307578.html

UN force monitoring Lebanon-Israel withdrawal line brokers end to … UN News Centre
3 February 2006 — United Nations peacekeepers monitoring the so-called Blue Line which marks Israel’s withdrawal from Lebanon today brokered a halt to an …
www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=17394&Cr=middle&Cr1=east

PROTESTERS in Syria decry Mohammed cartoons, threaten retaliation Monsters and Critics.com – Glasgow,UK
Damascus – Anger in Syria mounted Friday over cartoons published in a Danish newspaper of Islam’s Prophet Mohammed with more public protests, calls for …
news.monstersandcritics.com/middleeast/article_1094559.php/
Protesters_in_Syria_decry_Mohammed_cartoons_threaten_retaliation

SYRIA to restore full ties with Iraq – minister Reuters.uk – UK
DAMASCUS (Reuters) – Syria will restore full diplomatic ties with Iraq once its neighbour forms a government, the state news agency quoted Syria’s foreign …
today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=
2006-02-03T111758Z_01_L03615917_RTRUKOC_
0_UK-SYRIA-IRAQ.xml&archived=False

BOSNIAN Grand Mufti Calls For Supporting Syria SANA – Syrian Arab News Agency – Damascus,Syria The Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mustafa Ceric called on Friday for standing by Syria in the face of pressures put on her. … www.sana.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=14316&newlang=eng

DANISH Ambassador to Syria Says Sorry Over Cartoons SANA – Syrian Arab News Agency – Damascus,Syria Denmark officially apologized to Syria Thursday over cartoons insulting Prophet Mohammed that appeared at Danish newspapers recently saying, “we are very …
www.sana.org/modules.php?op=modload&na
me=News&file=article&sid=14219&newlang=eng

Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006

BLAST hits Lebanon after alleged al-Qaida threat Newsweek – USA
… Balad newspaper reported in its morning edition that it had received a phone call in which a man claiming to be al-Qaida’s representative in Lebanon gave the …
msnbc.msn.com/id/11140234/

LEBANON: UN INTERIM FORCE TO STAY THROUGH JULY AKI – Rome,Italy
New York, 1 Feb. (AKI) – Concern with the continuing tension and violence along the withdrawal line between Israel and Lebanon, the UN security council has …
www.adnki.com/index_2Level.php?cat=Security&loid=8.0.259322004&par=0

LEBANON girl cagers have no answer for Lady Tigers’ Pritchard Waynesville Daily Guide – Waynesville,MO,USA The Lebanon High School girls’ basketball team, with its superior size, brought some matchup problems to town for the Waynesville Lady Tigers Monday night. …
www.waynesvilledailyguide.com/articles/2006/02/01/sports/sports01.txt

OMAR Suleiman postpones Lebanon, Syria visit ??? ??? – Syria
Omar Suleiman, Egypt’s intelligence chief, has postponed a visit to Damascus and Lebanon scheduled for this week, contradicting earlier media reports claiming …
www.champress.net/english/index.php?page=show_det&id=2170

DEMOCRATIC Nasserite in Lebanon Calls for Enhancing Ties with … SANA – Syrian Arab News Agency – Damascus,Syria Enhancing relations and brotherly ties with Syria are in the interest of Lebanon , Lebanese Democratic Nasserite Movement said on Wednesday. … www.sana.org/modules.php?op=modload&na
me=News&file=article&sid=13782&newlang=eng

STEPPED-UP threats of US aggression against Syria uruknet.info – Italy
The author traveled to Syria in December 2005 to attend an international conference on Palestinian refugees and the right of return. … www.uruknet.info/?p=m20199&l=i&size=1&hd=0

A delegation representing the Kurdish Political Movements in Syria … KurdishMedia – UK
A delegation representing the Kurdish Political Movements in Syria headed by Sherkoh Abbas met with the US State Department, Congress and Senate on January 30 …
www.kurdmedia.com/news.asp?id=11252

SYRIA’S WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
Free Market News Network – Pompano Beach,FL,USA by staff reports. I said it before and I will say it again. President Bush didn’t lie about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. …
www.freemarketnews.com/Feedback.asp?nid=4144

BOMB hoax forces Danes to evacuate embassy in Syria Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates DAMASCUS — A telephoned bomb threat against the Danish embassy in Damascus forced staff to evacuate the building yesterday while security personnel cordoned …
www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/
2006/February/middleeast_February53.xml&section=middleeast&col=

US FIRM DISCOVERS GAS IN SYRIA
Middle East Newsline – Montreal,Quebec,Canada WASHINGTON [MENL] — A US contractor has reported the likelihood of a natural gas reserve in Syria. Gulfsands Petroleum said an …
www.menewsline.com/stories/2006/february/02_02_4.html

LEBANON Shia ministers end boycott
Aljazeera.net – Qatar
Five Shia Muslim ministers have returned to Lebanon’s government, ending a seven-week boycott that paralysed the country, after the prime minister declared …
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/B0F54E43-E53C-4C46-9EDA-70B78247E344.htm

UN probing discovery of corpse near Israel-Lebanon withdrawal line UN News Centre
2 February 2006 — Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Personal Representative to Lebanon today called for calm along the country’s withdrawal line with Israel …
www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=17374&Cr=&Cr1=

LEBANON: OVERNIGHT BLAST CLAIMED BY ‘AL-QAEDA’ AFFILIATE AKI – Rome,Italy
… The daily al-Balad received a phone call from a man purporting to “belong to al-Qaeda in Lebanon.” He said “the operation was a response to the arrest of 13 …
www.adnki.com/index_2Level.php?cat=Terrorism&loid=8.0.259780623&par=

CALLS for solidarity with Lebanon, where freedom was murdered Reporters without borders – France
French TV broadcaster Christine Ockrent yesterday hosted a Reporters Without Borders evening of solidarity with Lebanon, where newspaper journalists Samir …
www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=16344

LEBANON man sentenced to up to 20 years on sex assault charge WCAX – Burlington,VT,USA
NORTH HAVERHILL, NH (AP) _ A Lebanon (New Hampshire) man was sentenced to up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to half-a-dozen charges of sexually …
www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=4446544&nav=4QcS

SYRIA says it will send envoy to Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria will exchange ambassadors with Iraq after a new Iraqi government is formed, Syria’s official news agency reported Thursday, marking …
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1107AP_Syria_Iraq.html

SYRIA: ABBAS EXPECTED TO VISIT NEXT WEEK AKI – Rome,Italy
… Syrian-Palestinian relations are currently improving significantly, both between the two governments and between Syria and the various Palestinian factions in …
www.adnki.com/index_2Level.php?cat=Politics&loid=8.0.259916192&par=0

UN body finds no evidence of bird flu in Syria Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… Feb 2 (Reuters) – A World Health Organisation (WHO) delegation said on Thursday it had found no evidence of bird flu in people or poultry in Syria despite an …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L02772867.htm

OIL firms continue to invest in Syria
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
Beirut: Multinational oil firms continue to invest in Syria’s oil industry and explore its potential energy reserves despite the looming threat of United …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=3&article_id=21922

SYRIA free from bird flu: WHO officials
Xinhua – China
2 (Xinhuanet) — Officials from the regional office of the World Health Organization (WHO) said here on Thursday that Syria is free from bird flu, which has …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/02/content_4130923.htm

    
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