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Date: 1 August 2006

LEBANON: Hear Our Voices – “The worst three nights of my life”
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
BEIRUT, 1 August (IRIN) – What was supposed to be a short visit to her
parents’ house in south Lebanon soon turned into a nightmare for Maysoon
Arbid. …

Agenzia Giornalistica Italia – Italy
… provincial administration’s offices since yesterday morning to remind
the public of the horror of the Qana massacre in the south of Lebanon,
which took place …

Stench of death hangs over south Lebanon villages – UK
BINT JBEIL, Lebanon (Reuters) – “Four bodies inside this house”, reads
the notice scrawled with charcoal on the remains of a house in the southern
Lebanese …

Aid convoys delayed in Lebanon by lack of security
Washington Post – United States
… The United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross
were forced to delay the despatch of humanitarian aid to southern Lebanon
on Tuesday …

Lutheran World Relief Partners Continue Relief and Assessments in …
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… The Middle East Council of Churches (MECC), the local member of the
global alliance Action by Churches Together (ACT) International in Lebanon,
continues to …

‘Israel’s Attacks on Lebanon Crime Against Humanity’
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
… relief organizations in member countries of the Organization of Islamic
Conference (OIC) have met in Istanbul to discuss aid for Lebanon and Palestine.
Prof. …

Chronology: Three weeks of bloodshed in Lebanon
Monsters and – Glasgow,UK
Tel Aviv – On July 12, the militant Shiite Islamic organization Hezbollah
abducts two Israeli soldiers on the Israel- Lebanon border. …

Syria’s “constructive” role in Mideast a must — German FM
Kuwait News Agency – Kuwait
BERLIN, Aug 1 (KUNA) — Germany said on Monday Syria could have closer
economic ties with the European Union (EU) if it played a “constructive
role” in …

America will attack Iran, Syria in October: Gul
Online – International News Network – Islamabad,Pakistan
RAWALPINDI: The former chief of ISI, Maj. Gen (R) Hameed Gul has “predicted”
that America would definitely attack Iran and Syria simultaneously in
October. …

Syria Stands against New ME Plan
Fars News Agency – Tehran,Iran
… all their possibilities, encounter the Israelis’ unmanly aggressions
and oppose the United States Great Middle-East Plan, underlining that
Syria will certainly …

Syria rising
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – Pittsburgh,PA,USA
Syria, under the Assad reign (both father and son), has been involved in
all the wars and tensions of the Middle East since 1970 when air force
chief Gen. …

Lebanese look to Syria, UN to ease fuel shortage
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
BEIRUT, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Lebanon is working to secure fuel imports as
part of UN humanitarian aid convoys and from neighbouring Syria to avert
shortages that …

Syria puts army on alert
News24 – South Africa
Damascus – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday in the face of Israel’s
continuing offensive in Lebanon, the official SANA news agency said. …,,2-10-2075_1976277,00.html

Officials: Syria opposes int’l force for Lebanon
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Syria has told Egypt’s foreign minister it opposed the creation of any
new international force in Lebanon, but would not be averse to the expansion
of the …

Jews of Iran, Syria, Lebanon pray for IDF
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Twenty-eight from Iran, 12 from Syria, and five from both Lebanon and Iraq
have signed up so far, according to Eran Gefen, CEO of Y&R Interactive,
a PR firm …

Mine explodes near Israel-Syria border
Ynetnews – Israel
Channel 2 TV reported that a landmine exploded on the Syrian side of the
Israel-Syria border on Sunday. Military officials said …,7340,L-3284399,00.html

Israel to widen ground offensive in Lebanon
Daily Mail – UK – UK
Israeli troops will move deeper into southern Lebanon, up to the Litani
River, and hold on to the territory for several weeks until a multinational
force is …

African Union condemns Israel’s Lebanon bombing
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… At least 598 people have been killed in Lebanon, although the health
minister puts the toll at 750 including bodies still buried under rubble.

Israel to Send Troops Deeper Into Lebanon
Forbes – USA
… raids. Warplanes targeted a Hezbollah stronghold deep inside Lebanon
and Hezbollah fighters battled with soldiers near the border. …

What has UN done in Lebanon?
Toronto Star – Ontario, Canada
I would like to ask what good has the United Nations done in Lebanon? The
death of one of our own is a tragedy, but it just begs …

Fewer OFWs in Lebanon enlisting for repatriation, says DOLE – Philippines
THE 48-hour lull in bombing attacks by Israel on Lebanon resulted in fewer
overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) enlisting for repatriation, Labor Secretary
Arturo …

Conflict in Lebanon: Handicap International is providing immediate …
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… Affairs. Handicap International has been working in Lebanon since 1992
and has developed contacts with numerous local organisations. …

Syrian aid groups seek UNHCR help in providing for Lebanese
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… “We came here 10 days ago, they treat us very well,” said Hadiya Ali,
a mother of two who fled her home in central Lebanon. “My husband stayed
behind. …

Fighting Widens in South Lebanon
Voice of America – USA
By Jim Teeple. Israel’s security cabinet has approved an expansion of ground
operations in southern Lebanon. The decision came after …

Israel OKs expansion of Lebanon campaign
CNN International – USA
JERUSALEM (CNN) — Israel’s Security Cabinet has approved an expansion
of the ground campaign against Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon, Israeli
officials said …

Israeli Govt decides to expand Lebanon ground offensive – Bray,Ireland
The Israeli Government has decided to expand its ground offensive in Lebanon
despite growing international calls for an immediate ceasefire to end
three weeks …

Mortar shells from Lebanon hit northern Israel
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
A number of mortar shells apparently fired from southern Lebanon landed
in open areas in the Upper Galilee Tuesday morning, but no injuries or
damage were …

US diplomat calls for opening direct dialogue with Syria, Iran
Kuwait News Agency – Kuwait
… to deal with the realities of the situation in the Middle East and
to open a direct dialogue will all concerned parties in addition to Syria
and Lebanon. …

OIC chief calls for aid for Lebanon, Palestinians
Jerusalem Post – Israel
The head of the 56-member Organization of the Islamic Conference on Tuesday
called for large-scale aid to help Lebanon and the Palestinians. …

Iranian FM calls for Lebanon cease-fire
Jerusalem Post – Israel
… He also accused the United States, without naming it, of complicity
in bringing about the destruction caused by Israel’s 20-day-old offensive
in Lebanon. …

Lebanon crisis defining Rice’s tenure
San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA
… was deep in one-on-one discussions Sunday with Israeli Defense Minister
Amir Peretz and closing in on a deal that could end the violence in Lebanon
and Israel …

UN aid convoys in Lebanon delayed
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Two UN convoys destined for southern Lebanon were halted Tuesday after
failing to receive necessary security clearance from Israeli military
forces and …

Holland pledges over $4 million in aid to Lebanon
Jerusalem Post – Israel
The Dutch government Tuesday pledged more than €3.5 million (US$4.4 million)
to aid agencies for food and other humanitarian aid into Lebanon, which
has …

Israel sends troops deeper into Lebanon – Lyon,France
Ignoring growing calls for a ceasefire, Israel has started moving deeper
into Lebanon after receiving the green light from its security cabinet.

Abandon your Lebanon policy, former Foreign Office spokesman tells …
Guardian Unlimited – UK
The former chief spokesman for the Foreign Office has called on Tony Blair
to abandon his current policy on Lebanon and head an EU-led peace conference
on the …,,1834931,00.html

No guarantees Canadian peacekeepers will be in Lebanon: UN
National Post – Canada
… some 40 countries that will attend a United Nations meeting of “troop-contributing”
states for an eventual peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon, UN officials

strike villages inside Lebanon
International Herald Tribune – France
BOURJ AL-MULOUK, Lebanon Israeli warplanes pounded Shiite villages in Lebanon
on Tuesday, and also struck Hezbollah strongholds deep inside the country
and …

All Shamiana restaurants to donate one day’s revenue to Lebanon
AME Info – United Arab Emirates
… collected on Saturday, August 5th 2006 from Shamiana its flagship Indian
restaurant chain, will be donated to the on-going humanitarian relief
drive in Lebanon …

Israel vows to target trucks ‘bringing weapons from Syria’ – Bray,Ireland
The Israeli Government has vowed to target trucks allegedly transporting
weapons from Syria to Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon. …

Syria getting prepared?
Toronto Sun – Canada
… Travellers from Syria have reported that some reservists have been
called up for military duty, a sign that Syria is concerned the fighting
in Lebanon could …

‘Israel will target vehicles carrying weapons from Syria’
Hindu – Chennai,India
Jerusalem, Aug 1. (AP): Israel will target every vehicle carrying weapons
from Syria into Lebanon, but is not trying to provoke a war with Syria,
Israel’s …

Iranians donate bracelets, pensions to Lebanon
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… a second thought to handing over a third of his monthly pension to
those wounded and made homeless by Israel’s offensive against Lebanon’s
Hizbollah guerrillas …

Israel widens ground assault in Lebanon, launches air raids
Monsters and – Glasgow,UK
… movement from its northern border before the muted arrival of an international
force in the region, Israel expanded its ground offensive in Lebanon Tuesday.

Cancelled convoys hamper aid for stranded in southern Lebanon
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
WFP has warned that it has suffered another setback in its huge efforts
to bring much-needed aid to the beleaguered inhabitants of southern Lebanon.

Israel ‘preventing aid convoys reaching southern Lebanon’
Monsters and – Glasgow,UK
Rome/Beirut – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Tuesday accused
Israeli armed forces of preventing it from distributing aid in southern
Lebanon. …

Israel pushes into Lebanon
Reuters – USA
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Israeli forces thrust into southern Lebanon on Tuesday
and pounded towns and villages, meeting fierce resistance from Hizbollah
guerrillas …

Israel starts 30km push in Lebanon
The Australian – Sydney,Australia
AS many as 20,000 Israeli troops were pouring into Lebanon last night after
Israel ordered an advance of up to 30km in the most significant escalation
yet of …,20867,19991057-2703,00.html

Lebanon war imperils drive for reform in Iran
International Herald Tribune – France
TEHRAN The Israeli onslaught in Lebanon and Hezbollah’s daily victories
in the regional public relations war over the conflict threaten to claim
a victim in …

Islamic nations to call for ceasefire in Lebanon
Mail & Guardian Online – Johannesburg,South Africa
The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) will press for an unconditional
ceasefire in Lebanon at an emergency meeting in Malaysia this week, the

Lebanon’s imprint on Wall Street
International Herald Tribune – France
Born on the same day in Beirut to prominent Christian political families,
each left Lebanon to work in the United States in the 1980s and made a
fortune on …

EU ministers clash over Lebanon ceasefire
Swissinfo – Switzerland
… ministers clashed at emergency talks on Tuesday over whether to demand
an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas in Lebanon
as fighting …

Israel engaged in four incursions over Lebanon border
Daily News & Analysis – Mumbai,India
TYRE/LEBANON: Israeli ground troops on Tuesday were involved in four different
ground incursions in south Lebanon as they kept up a major offensive across
the …

Syria tells troops to be ready for battle
The Australian – Sydney,Australia
… Israeli intelligence chiefs have assessed that Syria is not in the
mood for an open war and is instead content to resupply Hezbollah guerillas
in Lebanon. …

World condemns Israeli attack but divisions show
Malaysia Star – Malaysia
PARIS (Reuters) – World leaders condemned an Israeli attack on Lebanon
on Sunday that killed at least 60 civilians, but the United States and
Britain again …

Lebanon Asks Security Council to Investigate Qana Air Strike
Voice of America – USA
Israeli and Lebanese officials clashed at a Security Council meeting Monday
as Lebanon’s acting foreign minister, Tareq Mitri, asked for an international

Lebanon’s battleground
Channel 4 News – London,UK
… Twenty days of relentless bombardment of southern Lebanon has reduced
homes and buildings to nothing – bodies still lie buried under tons of
rubble. …

US Senator calls for immediate cease-fire in Lebanon
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
… The Bush administration has supported Israel’s military action in Lebanon
by claiming that Israel is defending itself against Lebanese Hezbollah,
a group …

Pause in fire may give Australians time to flee Lebanon
ABC Online – Australia
… the Government has no information that any Australians have been killed
in the latest strikes and continues to call for both Israel and Lebanon
to exercise …

Israeli warplanes bombard Lebanon-Syria border: sources
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
They said that Israeli warplanes raided Lebanon’s Masnaa border crossing
with Syria and wounded four customs employees and a civilian. …

Plan folds for UN Lebanon peacekeepers
Scotsman – United Kingdom
… and Hezbollah were dealt a serious blow yesterday as the United Nations
indefinitely postponed a crucial meeting to plan a new peace-keeping force
for Lebanon. …

LEBANON: Local doctors warn of deteriorating health
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
Dr Hussein Safa and Dr Ziad Bchara from the Khiam Centre, a rehabilitation
centre for former detainees in southern Lebanon, said that diseases were
on the rise …

Did Israel miscalculate in Lebanon?
… Barak and Ariel Sharon. Sharon, experts say, would not let himself
get bogged down in Lebanon a second time. “Sharon was focused …

Syria puts army on alert
News24 – South Africa
Damascus – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday in the face of Israel’s
continuing offensive in Lebanon, the official SANA news agency said. …,,2-10-2075_1976277,00.html

Officials: Syria opposes int’l force for Lebanon
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Syria has told Egypt’s foreign minister it opposed the creation of any
new international force in Lebanon, but would not be averse to the expansion
of the …

Jews of Iran, Syria, Lebanon pray for IDF
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Twenty-eight from Iran, 12 from Syria, and five from both Lebanon and Iraq
have signed up so far, according to Eran Gefen, CEO of Y&R Interactive,
a PR firm …

Mine explodes near Israel-Syria border
Ynetnews – Israel
Channel 2 TV reported that a landmine exploded on the Syrian side of the
Israel-Syria border on Sunday. Military officials said …,7340,L-3284399,00.html

Musharraf calls for Lebanon ceasefire – New Delhi,India
… “Despite the loss of lives, the Lebanon crisis could be an opportunity
to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” said Kasuri. …

Israel to expand offensive
Daily News & Analysis – Mumbai,India
JERUSALEM: Israel plans to step up its offensive against Hizbollah guerrillas
until an international force is deployed in south Lebanon despite calls
for an …

UN Inaction on Lebanon Under Heavy Fire
Asian Tribune – Bangkok,Thailand
… IPS):- As the Israelis continue to defy the international community
and refuse to agree to a ceasefire in the three-week old bombing of Lebanon,
a hamstrung …

Tanzanians in Lebanon safe
African News Dimension – Johannesburg,South Africa
By ANDnetwork .com. Tanzanians living in Lebanon are safe so far from the
fighting between Israel and Hizbollah forces. There are …

Letters: Conflagration in Lebanon
Houston Chronicle – United States
LEBANON has proportionately the largest Christian population in the Middle
East, many of whom have been killed by the incessant bombardments and
air strikes by …

Vigil Calls for End to Civilian Deaths in Lebanon
Washington Post – United States
… in somber black, circled silently in front of the White House last
night in a solemn vigil and protest to call for an end to death and destruction
in Lebanon. …

War forces Lebanon out of Asia Cup
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Lebanon today pulled out of Australia’s Asian Cup football qualifying group
due to the crisis engulfing the country. The Lebanon …

Bush says US mournes loss of life in Lebanon
KGET 17 – Bakersfield,CA,USA
… Bush says America mourns the loss of any innocent life, after a deadly
Israeli air strike killed at least 56 people, mostly women and children,
in Lebanon. …

Australia to evacuate hundreds more from Lebanon – Wellington,New Zealand
… taxis, buses and cars to take advantage of a halt in Israeli air strikes
and evacuate more than 200 of its nationals from southern Lebanon, Foreign
Minister …,2106,3750925a12,00.html

Israeli warplanes strike Hezbollah area in Lebanon
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Israeli warplanes bombarded a garrison of Hezbollah guerrillas in northeastern
Lebanon early Tuesday and hit the road leading to Syria, Lebanese police
said. …



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