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Date: 10 August

587 more Lebanon evacuees arrive in Manila
INQ7.net – Philippines
A TOTAL of 587 Filipino workers who fled war-ravaged Lebanon arrived Thursday
at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the Philippine labor chief
said. …
newsinfo.inq7.net/breakingnews/nation/view_article.php?article_id=14565

Canada resumes evacuation of citizens from Lebanon
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Canada has booked two ships to carry citizens from Lebanon next week after
halting the evacuation efforts earlier this month. The …
english.people.com.cn/200608/10/eng20060810_291804.html

Lebanon battles rage, Israel delays deeper push
Reuters South Africa – Johannesburg,South Africa
MARJAYOUN, Lebanon (Reuters) – Hizbollah guerrillas fought Israeli troops
pushing deeper into southeast Lebanon on Thursday, though an Israeli cabinet
minister …
za.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2006
-08-10T120740Z_01_BAN023587_RTRIDST_0_OZATP-MIDEAST-20060810.XML

Israel pushes 7km into Lebanon
News24 – South Africa
… left from the northern town of Metulla and avoided Bourj al Muluk and
Qlaya heading instead for Khiam, a town in the east of south Lebanon,
where Hezbollah …
www.news24.com/News24/World/Middle_East/0,,2-10-2075_1980536,00.html

Lebanon hospitals cut off, running out of supplies
Reuters – USA
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Hospitals were running out of food, fuel and other supplies
in southern Lebanon on Thursday and aid groups said fighting and a ban
on …
today.reuters.com/News/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2006-08-
10T104932Z_01_L10368498_RTRUKOC_0_US-MIDEAST-LEBANON-AID.xml
& WTmodLoc=NewsHome-C1-topNews-9

ISRAELI FORCE TO TRIPLE IN SOUTHERN LEBANON
San Francisco Chronicle – CA, USA
(08-10) 04:00 PDT Zarit, Israel — Israeli leaders decided on Wednesday
to triple the country’s ground invasion force in Lebanon and extend the
fight against …
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/08/10/MNG42KF31P1.DTL

OFWs hesitant to leave Lebanon
INQ7.net – Philippines
THE escalating fighting in Lebanon and President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s
order for mandatory evacuation are apparently not enough to convince Filipinos

newsinfo.inq7.net/breakingnews/nation/view_article.php?article_id=14554

Algeria delivers another batch of humanitarian aid to Lebanon
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
Algeria has sent the second batch of humanitarian aid to Lebanon since
the conflict between Israel and Lebanon’s guerilla group Hezbollah broke
out in mid-July …
english.people.com.cn/200608/10/eng20060810_291754.html

SE Asian nations ready to send troops to Lebanon
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei are ready to send troops
to Lebanon if called upon to take part in a UN peacekeeping mission, the
military …
in.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyI
D=2006-08-10T142323Z_01_NOOTR_RTRJONC_0_India-263092-1.xml

Lebanon civilian toll hits 1000
The Australian – Sydney,Australia
MORE than 1000 civilians have been killed in Lebanon since Israel launched
its massive offensive on July 12, an official body said today. …
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,20087411-1702,00.html

Ahwazi: Syria deports Ahwazis to Iran, including Dutch national
UNPO – The Hague,Netherlands
… Syria has defied calls by the Dutch government, the UNHCR, Amnesty
International and Arab human rights groups, including the Ahwaz Human
Rights Organisation …
www.unpo.org/article.php?id=5105

Letter From Europe: Blair out of the loop on Lebanon conflict
International Herald Tribune – France
… days of distant warfare and it goes like this: If only Tony Blair had
joined his European partners in calling for an immediate cease-fire in
Lebanon, so much …
www.iht.com/articles/2006/08/10/news/letter.php

Lebanon hospitals cut off, running out of supplies
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
BEIRUT, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Hospitals were running out of food, fuel and
other supplies in southern Lebanon on Thursday and aid groups said fighting
and a ban …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L10783977.htm

Israel to Cut Off a Piece of Lebanon
Kommersant – Moscow,Russia
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert gave the green light to the army
to punch all the way in southern Lebanon up to the Litani River. …
www.kommersant.com/page.asp?id=696466

Israel takes key town in Lebanon
International Herald Tribune – France
… They warned residents of three southern suburbs to evacuate immediately.
Israel also extended its warnings to other areas of Lebanon. …
www.iht.com/articles/2006/08/10/news/mideast.php

Get real, get smart on Lebanon
Globe and Mail – Canada
… the lead in trying to negotiate an acceptable United Nations Security
Council resolution, while Israel has decided to expand its ground offensive
in Lebanon. …
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.
20060810.wxcobell10/BNStory/specialComment/home

Reader Response | 10.08.2006 Should Germany Send Peacekeepers to …
Deutsche Welle – Germany
DW-WORLD.DE readers sounded off on whether Germany should send troops to
Lebanon as part of a possible UN peacekeeping force in the current conflict
between …
www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,2128361,00.html

UN Rips Lack of Aid Access in Lebanon
Washington Post – United States
… top UN humanitarian official criticized Israel and Hezbollah on Thursday
for hindering aid agencies’ access to trapped civilians in southern Lebanon,
saying it …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/10/AR2006081000621.html

Vicious fighting in Lebanon despite Israeli assault ‘delay’
Times Online – UK
Israeli tanks and soldiers were caught in vicious, close fighting with
Hezbollah guerrillas across southern Lebanon today, even as the Israeli
Government said …
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,251-2306788,00.html

Turkey: The best choice to lead a Lebanon force
International Herald Tribune – France
WASHINGTON With the UN Security Council pondering a resolution to send
an international force to stabilize southern Lebanon and disarm Hezbollah,
it is time to …
www.iht.com/articles/2006/08/10/opinion/edluft.php

Israel Terror War: 1,000 civilians killed in Lebanon
Business Standard – India
More than 1,000 civilians have been killed in Lebanon since Israel launched
its massive offensive on July 12, an official body said today. …
www.business-standard.com/common/storyp
age_c.php?leftnm=11&bKeyFlag=IN&autono=4136

Syria and Iran: no talking to the devil
Radio Netherlands – Netherlands
… The Shi’ite fighters of Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah in Lebanon are simply
the assault commandos of Iran and Syria, or so say both Israel and the
US. …
www.radionetherlands.nl/currentaffairs/syr060810mc

Big group of evacuees lands today from Syria
Manila Standard Today – Philippines
… “This is an option we will take in the event of a major escalation,
meaning Syria will no longer be a possible transit area for us for one
reason or another …
www.manilastandardtoday.com/?page=news02_aug11_2006

Syria’s Price for Peace
Spiegel Online – Berlin,Germany
Syria may be willing to use its clout with Hezbollah to help end the current
conflict in the Middle East — but at a price. Syria …
service.spiegel.de/cache/international/spiegel/0,1518,431059,00.html

Lebanon hospitals cut off, running out of supplies
Boston Globe – United States
A worker from Medecins Sans Frontieres transfers medical supplies across
the Litani River, north of the port city of Tyre, in southern Lebanon,
August 7, 2006. …
www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/20
06/08/10/lebanon_hospitals_running_out_of_supplies

Lebanon hospitals cut off by bombing
Euronews.net – Lyon,France
The United Nations has renewed its warning about a worsening humanitarian
crisis in southern Lebanon. Continued fighting and an …
euronews.net/create_html.php?page=detail_info&article=374550&lng=1

LEBANON: LEBANON: Hear Our Voices – Displaced twice take shelter …
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
BEIRUT, 10 August (IRIN) – Following continued Israeli bombardment of southern
Beirut, Abu Youssef and his family of nine left a relative’s house in
the …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/0a38c570cd0a765534c4bf9a15e95fed.htm

Lebanon: Birth Pangs or Death Throes?
PEJ News – Victoria,BC,Canada
It has smashed Lebanon’s national infrastructure, flattened whole villages
and a large part of Beirut, killed more than 1,000 Lebanese, wounded another
3,000 …
www.pej.org/html/modules.php?op=modload&name=
News&file=article&sid=5285&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

Lebanon: Soldier killed by anti-tank missile
Ynetnews – Israel
… an IDF soldier was killed and another was seriously wounded Thursday
morning when a missile struck an IDF Merkava-3 tank in the el-Khiam area
in south Lebanon. …
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3289490,00.html

Many Pinoys wanted to stay in Lebanon: official
Sun.Star – Philippines
A LOT of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWS) in Lebanon preferred to be in
the war-torn country despite the mandatory evacuation ordered by President
Gloria …
www.sunstar.com.ph/static/man/2006/08/11/news/
many.pinoys.wanted.to.stay.in.lebanon.official.html

US and French narrow gap on Lebanon ceasefire
Reuters – USA
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 10 (Reuters) – The United States and France narrowed
differences on Thursday over a UN resolution to end bloodshed in Lebanon,
but it was …
today.reuters.com/News/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=N10459214

Diplomats heighten talks on ending Lebanon fighting
Monsters and Critics.com – Glasgow,UK
New York – UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on Thursday telephoned foreign
ministers of Israel, Lebanon and the United States in what appeared to
be stepped up …
news.monstersandcritics.com/middleeast/article_1189
093.php/Diplomats_heighten_talks_on_ending_Lebanon_fighting

MIDDLE EAST: With Lebanon in spotlight, rights abuses persist in …
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
DUBAI, 10 August (IRIN) – While Israel’s punishing assaults on Lebanon
continue to dominate regional news, human rights abuses continue to be
reported …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/c70ae649f7e04c0781ebc8ccd03a9a16.htm

Lebanon relief effort hampered by fears
San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA
… warehouse, boxes of diapers, water-purification tablets, lentils, rice,
powdered milk and cooking oil are stacked almost to the ceiling, destined
for Lebanon. …
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/15240695.htm

Israel thrusts into Lebanon, meets Hezbollah fire
Daily Telegraph – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
By Taher Abu Hamdan in Rashaya, Lebanon. ISRAELI tanks thrust into southern
Lebanon, massing around several villages amid fighting …
www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,20090433-5006003,00.html

Syria, Turkey revive strategic partnership
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
Syria and Turkey discussed ways to revive the strategic partnership between
the two friendly countries, according to Syria’s official news agency
SANA. …
www.aljazeera.com/me.asp?service_ID=12359

UN estimates number of Lebanese refugees in Syria at 180,000
Monsters and Critics.com – Glasgow,UK
Damascus – Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees Judy Cheng Hopkins
estimated on Thursday that the number of Lebanese refugees in Syria was
some 180,000 and …
news.monstersandcritics.com/middleeast/article_1189091.php/
UN_estimates_number_of_Lebanese_refugees_in_Syria_at_180000

10 Indonesian volunteers to leave for Lebanon, Palestine
Jakarta Post – Jakarta,Indonesia
JAKARTA (Antara): Ten Indonesian volunteers will leave for Lebanon and
Palestine next Monday to deliver humanitarian from Indonesians to the
victims of war. …
www.thejakartapost.com/detaillgen.asp?fileid=20060810135351&irec=0

Israel OK’s deeper push in Lebanon
Boston Globe – United States
JERUSALEM — Israel’s security Cabinet yesterday approved a major expansion
of the war against Hezbollah as combat raged across southern Lebanon,
killing 15 …
www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/
2006/08/10/israel_oks_deeper_push_in_lebanon

Heavy Fighting in Southern Lebanon as Diplomats Talk
Voice of America – USA
Despite Israel’s decision to delay expansion of its military drive into
Lebanon, battles between Israeli soldiers and Hezbollah guerrillas are
continuing today …
voanews.com/english/2006-08-10-voa4.cfm

Israeli military advances further into south Lebanon
Unison.ie – Bray,Ireland
The Israeli military has advanced further into southern Lebanon today,
seizing the Christian town of Marjayoun and a number of nearby hamlets.

www.unison.ie/breakingnews/index.php3?ca=33&si=96476

‘Lebanon to become graveyard of Israelis’
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
BEIRUT, Aug 9: A defiant Hezbollah chief vowed on Wednesday to turn south
Lebanon into a ‘graveyard’ for invading Israeli troops, hours after
the Jewish …
www.dawn.com/2006/08/10/top5.htm

‘The future of Lebanon leaving’ as exodus grows
National Post – Canada
Sonia Verma reports from Beirut on how violence has caused thousands of
young, university-educated professionals to leave Lebanon, possibly for
good. …
www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id
=aa1ff8e8-0a3d-4897-bc2c-d6ce60899eb8&k=25423

Israelis seize towns in south Lebanon
Reuters.uk – UK
MARJAYOUN, Lebanon (Reuters) – Israeli troops seized the Christian towns
of Marjayoun and Qlaiah in south Lebanon on Thursday, witnesses said,
even though …
today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID
=2006-08-10T064214Z_01_L09470744_RTRUKOC_0_UK-MIDEAST.xml

Plan to ship OFWs home from Lebanon dropped
INQ7.net – Philippines
A PROPOSAL by the Philippine Coast Guard to use two of its ships to ferry
Filipinos out of Lebanon has been rejected by a task force in charge with
evacuation …
newsinfo.inq7.net/breakingnews/nation/view_article.php?article_id=14531

Peretz sends extra troops into Lebanon amid increased pressure to …
Unison.ie – Bray,Ireland
ISRAEL vowed yesterday to expand the ground war in Lebanon to try to deliver
a knockout blow to Hizbollah, amid warnings that the conflict could last
30 days …
www.unison.ie/irish_independent/stories.php3?ca=33&si=1667669&issue_id=14472

Hezbollah Syria’s stooge?
Alarab online – London,UK
… Syria’s relationship with Hezbollah is complex: like most of the Arab
people, Syria supported Hezbollah’s efforts to get Israel to abandon its
illegal …
english.alarabonline.org/display.asp?fname=2006%5C08%5C08-10%5Cz
opinionz%5C967.htm&dismode=x&ts=10/08/2006%2003:44:54%20%C3%A3

Syria and China celebrate 50th years of diplomatic relations
SANA – Syrian Arab News Agency – Damascus,Syria
… Zhou Xiuhua, Moallem added the visit of President Bashar al-Assad to
China in 2004 constituted a firm base of bilateral cooperation between
Syria and China in …
www.sana.org/eng/21/2006/08/10/56446.htm

Information Minister expresses Surprise over Chirac’s statements …
SANA – Syrian Arab News Agency – Damascus,Syria
DAMASCUS , (SANA)- Syria’s Information Minister Mohsen Bilal has expressed
surprise over what French President Jaques Chirac said that Syria denied
statements …
www.sana.org/eng/21/2006/08/10/56432.htm

RI’s humanitarian team to leave for Syria
Antara – Antara,Indonesia
Jakarta (ANTARA News) – A team consisting of 10 volunteers will leave for
Syria on Monday (Aug. 14) to deliver humanitarian aid …
www.antara.co.id/en/seenws/?id=18008

Israel to expand ground offensive into Lebanon; 15 Israeli …
Canada.com – Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel approved a massive new ground offensive into southern
Lebanon in a gambit aimed at bringing Hezbollah to its knees before the

www.canada.com/topics/news/world/story.html?i
d=31e3f359-77d9-4ff0-83e8-b6af276f9cfc&k=52837

UN measure on Lebanon delayed
Scotsman – United Kingdom
… on Wednesday that a UN resolution would be approved this week, despite
a clash between the United States and France over Israeli troop withdrawal
from Lebanon. …
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=1161042006

White House calls for halt to ‘escalation’ of Lebanon conflict
Monsters and Critics.com – Glasgow,UK
Washington – The White House on Wednesday called for a halt to the ‘escalation’
of violence between Israel and Lebanon-based Hezbollah, on a day when
Israel’s …
news.monstersandcritics.com/middleeast/article_1188847.php/
White_House_calls_for_halt_to_escalation_of_Lebanon_conflict

Airstrikes kill 19 in Lebanon
The Herald – Everett,WA,USA
TYRE, Lebanon – Israel shut down south Lebanon with a threat to blast any
moving vehicles Tuesday as ground fighting intensified, airstrikes killed
at least 19 …
www.heraldnet.com/stories/06/08/09/100wir_a3mideast001.cfm

Israel moves deeper into Lebanon
ABC Online – Australia
TONY JONES: To the Middle East now, and diplomatic efforts to halt the
four-week-old war in Lebanon are still bogged down tonight. …
www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2006/s1711144.htm

At a Makeshift River Crossing in South Lebanon, Guerrillas Come …
New York Times – United States
Red Cross workers helped wounded Hezbollah fighters on a makeshift bridge
at the Litani River in Lebanon on Wednesday. QASMIYE, Lebanon, Aug. …
www.nytimes.com/2006/08/10/world/middleeast/10river.html

Thousands of Israeli fighters poised to pour into Lebanon
National Post – Canada
… Israeli soldier looks on as a Blackhawk helicopter approaches to take
wounded Israeli soldiers to safety after evacuating them from southern
Lebanon August 9 …
www.canada.com/nationalpost/story.html?id=b5
e7bed2-1bb9-41d1-86ef-b80b294c50fe&k=12677

Israel set to invade Lebanon despite lessons of 1982 war
Independent – London,England,UK
Israel has approved a major escalation of war by voting to send thousands
of fresh troops deeper into Lebanon in an expanded offensive echoing its
invasion …
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article1218049.ece

Israeli troops push deeper in south Lebanon
Reuters – USA
MARJAYOUN, Lebanon, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Israeli troops battled Hizbollah
deep into south Lebanon on Thursday, witnesses said, after Hizbollah’s
leader vowed to …
today.reuters.com/News/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=L10130494

More Israeli tanks, troops enter south Lebanon
CTV.ca – Canada
More Israeli tanks and troops have moved into southern Lebanon, but it
isn’t part of a wider offensive just authorized by Israel’s Security Cabinet,
says an …
www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/200608
07/Israel_lebanon_060809/20060809?hub=CTVNewsAt11

Syria’s warm welcome to Lebanese
BBC News – UK
… pool. The Syria population is so generous. … This outpouring of support
comes despite the troubled history between Syria and Lebanon. Only …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4778131.stm

Israeli troops enter Lebanon: Hezb says 11 enemy soldiers killed …
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
BEIRUT, Aug 9: A column of Israeli tanks and armoured vehicles crossed
into southern Lebanon on Wednesday evening from the Israeli town of Metulla,
invading …
www.dawn.com/2006/08/10/top3.htm

Israel holds off on Lebanon offensive for talks
Reuters – USA
… time for US-led diplomatic efforts to resolve its dispute with Hizbollah
before carrying out its decision to expand a ground offensive in Lebanon,
a cabinet …
today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID= 2006-08-
10T053020Z_01_L10140043_RTRUKOC_0_US-MIDEAST-LEBANON-SUSPENSION.xml

Lebanon war risk premiums soar
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
DUBAI — War risk premiums for goods destined for Lebanon have soared
from 0.05 per cent before the Israeli attacks on the country to between
5-7 per cent …
www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?xfile=data/busi
ness/2006/August/business_August262.xml&section=business

Israel widens Lebanon offensive as UN truce talks drag on
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
JERUSALEM – Israel’s security cabinet decided to widen the ground war
in Lebanon to strike at Hezbollah’s arsenal of rockets, amid warnings
the conflict …
www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?xfile=data/middlee
ast/2006/August/middleeast_August264.xml&section=middleeast

Israeli Ground Forces on the Move in Southern Lebanon
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
Witnesses say Israeli tanks and armored vehicles have pushed at least seven
kilometers into Lebanon. Israeli troops were reported …
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200608/200608100002.html

Israeli troops push deeper into south Lebanon
SABC News – Auckland Park,South Africa
Israeli troops battled Hizbollah deep into south Lebanon today, witnesses
said, after Hizbollah’s leader vowed to turn the area into a graveyard
for the …
www.sabcnews.com/world/the_middle_east/0,2172,132742,00.html

Israeli troops push deeper in south Lebanon
Malaysia Star – Malaysia
MARJAYOUN, Lebanon (Reuters) – Israeli troops battled Hizbollah deep into
south Lebanon on Thursday, witnesses said, after Hizbollah’s leader vowed
to turn the …
thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/8/10/worldupdates/2006-0
8-10T085901Z_01_NOOTR_RTRJONC_0_-263020-3&sec=Worldupdates

15 Israeli soldiers killed in Lebanon clashes
Xinhua – China
JERUSALEM, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) — Israeli army confirmed that 15 Israeli soldiers
were killed in clashes with Hezbollah in south Lebanon on Wednesday. …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-08/10/content_4942449.htm

  

  

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