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Syria | Lebanon Newslinks 15-16 July 2006
 
Sunday, July 16, 2006 7:33 PM
    
 

Date: 16 July 2006

Date: 16 July 2006 13:35:23 BDT

2 dead on Israeli warship; jets attack Lebanon anew
Chicago Tribune – United States
The bodies of two of the four Israelis missing in a Hezbollah attack on
their warship off Lebanon were found Saturday aboard the damaged vessel,
Israeli …
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-06071
60295jul16,1,5521087.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

US Makes Lebanon Evacuation Plans
FOX News – USA
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — US officials are monitoring violence in Lebanon
hour-by-hour to decide whether to evacuate the estimated 25,000 Americans
there …
www.foxnews.com/wires/2006Jul16/0,4670,USLebanon,00.html

CHRONOLOGY-Israel’s interventions in Lebanon
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
July 16 (Reuters) – Bombs shook Beirut on Sunday as Israel pursued its
five-day-old assault in Lebanon aimed at crippling the Shi’ite Muslim
guerrilla group …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L1628253.htm

Lebanon: Israeli assault could provoke terrorism
Jerusalem Post – Israel
… the Security Council of delaying intervention to stop Israel’s five-day
military operation, giving the Jewish state extra time to make Lebanon
surrender to its …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1150886
015124&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Pope condemns Israel-Lebanon attacks
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
INTROD, Italy, July 16 (Reuters) – Pope Benedict on Sunday condemned “terrorist”
acts and reprisals in Lebanon and Israel, saying the violence was unjustifiable

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L1637366.htm

Saudi Arabia donates $50 million to Lebanon
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Saudi Arabia on Sunday donated $50 million to Lebanon in response to a
plea for help made by Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora, a Saudi official
said. …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=11508860
16103&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

LEBANON: Profiles of key players
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
BEIRUT, 16 July (IRIN) – Sayed Hassan Nasrallah – One of the most influential
men in Lebanon today, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah is the secretary-general
of …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/
IRIN/310d7c337056d7a14fbd56b1063abfc2.htm

Hundreds evacuated to Cyprus from Lebanon
Jerusalem Post – Israel
About 350 people – most of them European citizens – were evacuated overnight
from Lebanon to Cyprus through Syria on Italian military flights, officials
said …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1150886015
919&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Syria Vows Firm and Immediate Response if Israel Attacks
SANA – Syrian Arab News Agency – Damascus,Syria
Syria vowed on Sunday a firm and immediate response if she is attacked
by Israel. “ Any Israeli aggression against Syria will be …
www.sana.org/eng/21/2006/07/16/47865.htm

Syria vows harsh response if Israel attacks
Ynetnews – Israel
Syria vowed on Sunday a “Harsh and direct” response if it is attacked by
Israel. “Any aggression against Syria will have a firm …
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3276647,00.html

Blaming Syria and Iran
Chicago Tribune – United States
And in targeting Hezbollah as the cause of the conflict, Bush and fellow
leaders increasingly are pointing toward the responsibility that Syria
and Iran bear …
newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/news_theswamp/2006/07/blaming_syria_a.html

Convoy of busses in Syria, all Kuwaitis well — Embassy official
Kuwait News Agency – Kuwait
… Students Union and Kuwait Gulf Link Company arrived here Sunday to
assist in the evacuation of Kuwaitis who are still in Lebanon to Syria
in coordination with …
www.kuna.net.kw/home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=886981

Syria vows harsh response if Israel attacks
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
DAMASCUS, July 16 (Reuters) – Syria vowed on Sunday a “harsh and direct”
response if it is attacked by Israel. “Any aggression against …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L16685432.htm

US OKs departure of some embassy staff in Lebanon
Washington Post – United States
ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) – The United States has authorized the departure
of some personnel from the US embassy in Lebanon due to the upsurge in
violence in the …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/16/AR2006071600249.html

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait pledge $70 mln to help Lebanon
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
DUBAI, July 16 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia and Kuwait pledged $70 million
on Sunday to help Lebanon after its prime minister said Israeli attacks
turned the …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L1634714.htm

More Aussies home from Lebanon
The Australian – Sydney,Australia
MORE Australians who managed to escape Lebanon and return home have criticised
the Federal Government, saying they felt abandoned in the war-torn country.

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,19813991-1702,00.html

US OKs departure of some embassy staff in Lebanon
Reuters – USA
ST PETERSBURG, July 16 (Reuters) – The United States has authorised the
departure of some personnel from the US embassy in Lebanon due to the
upsurge in …
today.reuters.com/News/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=N16406924

Brazil prepares to extract citizens from Lebanon
Jerusalem Post – Israel
The Brazilian government said Sunday it has sent an air force plane to
remove its citizens from Lebanon. More than 50 Brazilian …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=115088601
7312&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

US Evacuation Teams Arrive in Lebanon
Forbes – USA
… teams landed at the American embassy just outside Beirut on Sunday
to plan the evacuation of some of the estimated 25,000 US citizens living
in war-torn Lebanon …
www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/2006/07/16/ap2881581.html

Lebanon bows on border demand
The Australian – Sydney,Australia
… Lebanese people “to work to extend the state’s authority over all its
territories, in co-operation with the United Nations in southern Lebanon”,
a formulation …
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,19812269-601,00.html

No way out for Filipinos in Lebanon
Manila Standard Today – Philippines
THE government plans to evacuate some 30,000 Filipino workers from Lebanon,
but that plan is proving complicated as many of the potential escape routes
are too …
www.manilastandardtoday.com/?page=news01_july17_2006

Lebanon plunged back to bloody past
The Australian – Sydney,Australia
… Galilee border village of Shtulah last Wednesday, as Hezbollah gunmen
ambushed an Israeli patrol on the road running along the frontier with
Lebanon, was the …
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,19812104-601,00.html

Islamic body urges end to Israeli raids on Lebanon
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… July 16 (Reuters) – The 57-nation Organisation of the Islamic Conference
(OIC) called for an immediate end to Israeli “bloodshed” in Lebanon, voicing
concern …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L1655484.htm

Iran warns Israel against attacking Syria
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
Iran warned Israel on Sunday against attacking Syria amid a mounting tension
between the Jewish nstate and Lebanon following an abduction of two Israeli

english.people.com.cn/200607/16/eng20060716_283653.html

Syria warns of ‘firm’ response if Israel attacks
Monsters and Critics.com – Glasgow,UK
Damascus – Syrian Information Minister Mohsen Bilal warned on Sunday that
Syria would respond to any Israeli attack on its territory with a ‘direct,
firm and …
news.monstersandcritics.com/middleeast/article_118
1425.php/Syria_warns_of_firm_response_if_Israel_attacks

Refugees risk death to reach Syria
Melbourne Herald Sun – Australia
THE Syria checkpoint is about 500m from the Lebanon border and as they
came through this no man’s land words carried on their lips. …
www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21811,19811045-663,00.html

Syria Joins Lebanon War
The Conservative Voice – Kernersville,NC,USA
… Both Iran and Syria are said to be “pulling the strings” of both
terrorist groups—Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza. …
www.theconservativevoice.com/article/16176.html

10 killed in Israel raid in Lebanon
Daily News & Analysis – Mumbai,India
TYRE, (Lebanon): At least 10 civilians were killed and 20 others wounded
in an Israeli air strike on Sunday on the southern Lebanese port town
of Tyre …
www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1042059

IAF jets target 10 rocket launch pads in southern Lebanon
Ha'aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
Israel Air Force jets attacked ten rocket launching sites in southern Lebanon
on Sunday. According to the Israel Defense Forces, a …
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/738699.html

Israel-Lebanon death toll mounts
Melbourne Herald Sun – Australia
MORE than 100 people, including many children, have been killed in Lebanon
as Israel stepped up its attack against Hezbollah guerillas over the weekend.

www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,19811736-663,00.html

US evacuates medical cases from Lebanon
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The first US Embassy employees and Americans with
medical needs were evacuated from Lebanon on Sunday by a Marine Corps
helicopter bound …
today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2006
-07-16T161552Z_01_N16406924_RTRUKOC_0_US-MIDEAST-USA-
CITIZENS.xml&archived=False

More die in fresh Lebanon strikes
BBC News – UK
Israeli air raids have killed at least 10 people in southern Lebanon hours
after a deadly Hezbollah rocket attack on the Israeli city of Haifa. …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5185624.stm

Israel-Lebanon Ceasefire “Possible in Next 24 Hours”
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
By Cihan News Agency. Shiite-Lebanese parliament speaker Nabih Berri said
a ceasefire between Hezbollah and Israel could be obtained …
www.zaman.com/?bl=hotnews&alt=&trh=20060716&hn=34839

Egypt’s Mubarak calls for Israel-Lebanon truce
Reuters – USA
… Bombs shook Beirut as Israel pursued a five-day-old assault in Lebanon
on Sunday, and rockets fired by Lebanese Hizbollah guerrillas killed eight
people in the …
today.reuters.com/News/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=L16899136

Israeli strike in south Lebanon kills 9
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Israeli warplanes fired missiles Sunday at a Lebanese
civil defense building in the southern port city of Tyre, killing at least
nine …
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1107AP_Mideast_Fighting_Raid.html
0).

Bush, Chirac differ over call for Lebanon truce
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… Chirac, in Russia with Bush and other world leaders for a Group of
Eight summit, said a ceasefire was needed to protect civilians in Lebanon.

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L16249580.htm

LEBANON: Exodus hits economy
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… What was thought to be Lebanon’s hottest tourist season to date, is
rapidly turning into a nightmare and financial disaster for the cash-strapped
country, as …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/137b6711586c99830eda3fb21cb7a9af.htm

Gaza and Lebanon, an endless summer
Seattle Times – United States
… unintended consequences. Israel is squared off against the military
wing of Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah militants in South Lebanon. They …
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/editorialsopinion/2003129896_gazaed16.html

Russia prepares to evacuate citizens from Lebanon
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Russia is preparing to evacuate its citizens from Lebanon, Foreign Minister
Sergey Lavrov said Sunday as leaders of the Group of Eight began discussions
at a …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1150886013804&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

UN fails to agree Lebanon truce
BBC News – UK
The UN Security Council has failed to agree on a statement calling for
a ceasefire in Lebanon, despite pleas from the Lebanese prime minister.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/5184172.stm

Hundreds of Jordanian tourists back home from Lebanon
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
Hundreds of Jordanians vacationing in Lebanon are continuing to make their
way back home because of Israel’s military offensive in Lebanon, local
newspaper …
english.people.com.cn/200607/16/eng20060716_283646.html

Lebanon pleads for help
Toronto Star – Ontario, Canada
JERUSALEM—Israel spurned a ceasefire offer from Lebanon last night, declaring
martial law and intensifying air attacks on Hezbollah positions as hostilities

www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article
_Type1&c=Article&cid=1153000221832&call_pageid=968332188492&col=968793972154

Israel targets Lebanon for a fifth day
Euronews.net – Lyon,France
… The UN Security Council rejected the call after the United States objected.
Israeli air strikes on Lebanon killed at least 35 civilians on Saturday.

euronews.net/create_html.php?page=detail_info&article=369613&lng=1

Syria vows to respond directly to any Israel strike
Daily News & Analysis – Mumbai,India
DAMASCUS : Syria on Sunday warned it would respond directly and by all
means necessary to any Israeli attack on its territory, in its first official
reaction …
www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1041982

Syria voices full support for resistance against Israel
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
Syria has emphasized its firm stance to fully back the national resistance
against the Israeli “ onslaughts” in the Palestinian territories and Lebanon,
the …
english.people.com.cn/200607/16/eng20060716_283511.html

Qatar Air plans more Syria flights
Trade Arabia – Manama,Bahrain
Qatar Airways is to operate one additional flight from Doha to Damascus
tonight (July 16) and two additional flights tomorrow (July 17) due to
the heightened …
www.tradearabia.com/tanews/newsdetails_snTTN_article108246_cnt.html

Tehran and Damascus heap threats on Israel against attacking Syria
DEBKA file – Jerusalem,Israel
Israeli spokesmen have reiterated that Syria is not targeted for attack.
Israel accused Iran of helping Hizballah attack its missile boat last
Friday. …
www.debka.com/headline.php?hid=2895

Syria’s retaliation will be “firm” if attacked by Israel …
Kuwait News Agency – Kuwait
DAMASCUS, July 16 (KUNA) — Syria would retaliate “firmly” if it comes
under any Israeli attack, the Syrian Information Minister Muhsin Bilal
said Sunday. …
www.kuna.net.kw/home/story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=887020

Syria vows harsh response if Israel attacks
Reuters South Africa – Johannesburg,South Africa
DAMASCUS (Reuters) – Syria vowed on Sunday a “harsh and direct” response
if it is attacked by Israel. “Any aggression against Syria …
za.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=
2006-07-16T104942Z_01_ALL638942_RTRIDST_0_OZATP-MIDEAST-SYRIA-20060716.XML

Blair Joins Bush in Blaming Iran, Syria for Mideast Conflict
Bloomberg – USA
July 16 (Bloomberg) — UK Prime Minister Tony Blair joined President George
W. Bush in blaming Iran and Syria for violence in the Middle East, raising
pressure …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a605Y8kXnMoc&refer=

Bush Calls On Syria to Rein In Militants
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
… President Bush on Saturday abandoned his earlier calls for Israeli
restraint in its escalating conflict with Hezbollah, instead calling on
Syria to rein in the …
www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-fg-us
mideast16jul16,1,3412865.story?coll=la-news-a_section

Iran Warns Israel of ‘Unimaginable Losses’ if Syria Attacked
Naharnet – Beirut,Lebanon
Iran warned its arch-enemy Israel Sunday of “unimaginable losses” if it
attacks Syria adding that the Islamic republic was “standing by the Syrian
people”. …
www.naharnet.com/domino/tn/NewsDesk.nsf/0/311
7CA9B62D3F798C22571AD002BF129?OpenDocument

Bush, Chirac differ over call for Lebanon truce
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… Chirac, in Russia with Bush and other world leaders for a Group of
Eight summit, said a ceasefire was needed to protect civilians in Lebanon.

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L16249580.htm

LEBANON: Exodus hits economy
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… What was thought to be Lebanon’s hottest tourist season to date, is
rapidly turning into a nightmare and financial disaster for the cash-strapped
country, as …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/137b6711586c99830eda3fb21cb7a9af.htm

Gaza and Lebanon, an endless summer
Seattle Times – United States
… unintended consequences. Israel is squared off against the military
wing of Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah militants in South Lebanon. They …
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/editorialsopinion/2003129896_gazaed16.html

Russia prepares to evacuate citizens from Lebanon
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Russia is preparing to evacuate its citizens from Lebanon, Foreign Minister
Sergey Lavrov said Sunday as leaders of the Group of Eight began discussions
at a …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=115088601
3804&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

UN fails to agree Lebanon truce
BBC News – UK
The UN Security Council has failed to agree on a statement calling for
a ceasefire in Lebanon, despite pleas from the Lebanese prime minister.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/5184172.stm

Hundreds of Jordanian tourists back home from Lebanon
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
Hundreds of Jordanians vacationing in Lebanon are continuing to make their
way back home because of Israel’s military offensive in Lebanon, local
newspaper …
english.people.com.cn/200607/16/eng20060716_283646.html

Lebanon pleads for help
Toronto Star – Ontario, Canada
JERUSALEM—Israel spurned a ceasefire offer from Lebanon last night, declaring
martial law and intensifying air attacks on Hezbollah positions as hostilities

www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1153000221832&call_pageid=968332188492&col=968793972154

Israel targets Lebanon for a fifth day
Euronews.net – Lyon,France
… The UN Security Council rejected the call after the United States objected.
Israeli air strikes on Lebanon killed at least 35 civilians on Saturday.

euronews.net/create_html.php?page=detail_info&article=369613&lng=1

Declaring War on Syria and Iran: Israel’s ‘Gulf of Tonkin’
PEJ News – Victoria,BC,Canada
… However, blaming Iran certainly fits the picture, as both Israel and
the United States are trying to drag Iran and Syria into Israel’s invasion
of Lebanon …
www.pej.org/html/modules.php?op=modload&name=
News&file=article&sid=5044&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

Spirits Are High in Syria’s Capital as Leaders Openly Show …
New York Times – United States
DAMASCUS, Syria, July 15 — The mood here in Syria’s capital was defiant,
even gleeful, on Saturday as Hezbollah continued its rocket attacks on
northern …
www.nytimes.com/2006/07/16/world/middleeast/16syria.html

Crossfire War – Syria’s Baath Party Declares Support for Hezbollah …
NewsBlaze – Folsom,CA,USA
Night Watch: DAMASCUS – Reuters reports that the highest level of Syria’s
Baath party leadership has issued this comminique in support of Lebanon
and Hezbollah …
newsblaze.com/story/20060715162810payn.nb/newsblaze/OPINIONS/Opinions.html

Analysis: Lebanon’s government finds itself between a rock and a …
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Lebanon experts worry that the “puppet” government is powerless to act
against the thugs in its midst – and that by radicalizing Lebanese society,
Israel may …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1150886
010810&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Warships ready to evacuate Britons from Lebanon
Independent – London,England,UK
Two Royal Navy warships were dispatched to Lebanon last night in advance
of a possible evacuation of up to 10,000 British citizens from the blockaded
country. …
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article1180251.ece

US Forming Plans To Get Americans Out of Lebanon
Washington Post – United States
As the conflict in Lebanon rages, an estimated 25,000 American citizens
are in the country, and the US government is trying to find a way to evacuate
them from …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/15/AR2006071500953.html

Lebanon: US blocking call for cease-fire
Houston Chronicle – United States
UNITED NATIONS — Lebanon accused the United States on Saturday of blocking
a UN Security Council statement calling for a cease-fire between Israel
and …
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/4049633.html

Kuwait sends aid shipment to Lebanon
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
The first aid shipment to Lebanon from Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS)
arrived on the Lebanese-Syrian borders on Saturday, Kuwait News Agency
(KUNA) reported …
english.people.com.cn/200607/16/eng20060716_283543.html

Four civilians killed in Israeli strikes at Lebanon
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
Four civilians, including an Egyptian worker, were killed and 12 others
wounded in a series of Israeli air strikes across Lebanon on Saturday,
security sources …
english.people.com.cn/200607/16/eng20060716_283498.html

Déjà Vu in Lebanon
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
IN early June, 1982, the Reagan administration in Washington gave Israel’s
then defence minister, Ariel Sharon, a green light to invade Lebanon.

www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?xfile=data/
opinion/2006/July/opinion_July47.xml&section=opinion&col=

Children die in convoy attack as Israel widens Lebanon assault
The Observer – UK
Israel steeply escalated its military campaign against Hizbollah in Lebanon
yesterday with a series of air strikes that left more than 35 civilians
dead …
observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,1821706,00.html

Govt pressured for Lebanon evacuation
ABC Online – Australia
A small group of Australians who managed to escape Lebanon are counting
their blessings, as the Government comes under increasing pressure to
evacuate those …
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200607/s1687633.htm

Hezbollah ‘more powerful’ than Lebanon
Bangkok Post – Thailand
Beirut (dpa) – Lebanon’s anti-Syrian government appeared powerless Saturday
as it reeled under the weight of a deadly Israeli onslaught and the determination

www.bangkokpost.com/breaking_news/breakingnews.php?id=109292

Australia Preparing Plans to Evacuate Citizens From Lebanon
Bloomberg – USA
July 16 (Bloomberg) — Australia is preparing plans to evacuate its citizens
who may be trapped in Lebanon after attacks by Israel shut the nation’s

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601081&sid=aAL2szGbnwGo&refer=australia

Iran and Syria’s Role in Mideast Crisis
FOX News – USA
… again and do not want to help us with Iran so all of these put together
think — makes them think that Israel in particular won’t act against
Syria and Iran …
www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,203834,00.html

Syria, Iran [Michael Ledeen]
National Review Online Blogs – New York,NY,USA
… The Lebanese—even, a couple of hours ago, thousands of Lebanese in
Paris—are demonstrating against Hezbollah and Syria and Iran. …
corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NGM2OGYxMTY4NjIwNWRmYjFhY2IxMjBlZTdhZDU2Njk=

Israel may strike specific targets in Syria: official
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
A Syrian official has warned that Israel might strike specific targets
and places in Syria just like what is happening now in Gaza and Lebanon,
the independent …
english.people.com.cn/200607/16/eng20060716_283516.html

Dream Is Over in Lebanon
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
… BEIRUT — After years of taking on debt, forgiving their neighbors
and hiding the scars of civil war, the people of Lebanon are watching
with dread as their …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-
beirut16jul16,0,7535861.story?coll=la-home-headlines

No plans yet to evacuate NZers in Lebanon
Stuff.co.nz – Wellington,New Zealand
New Zealand is in contact with the British Embassy in Lebanon about any
possible evacuation preparations for its citizens, as Israel continues
to bombard the …
www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3733864a10,00.html

Lebanon rein in Hezbollah: Peres
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
Israeli vice-premier Shimon Peres has said the only thing Israel wanted
from Lebanon was “to live in peace.”. Demanding that Lebanon …
www.ndtv.com/template/template.asp?template=pale
stine&slug=’Lebanon+rein+in+Hezbollah’&id=90234&callid=1

relatives anxious over Lebanon
BBC News – UK
Lebanon has been bombed for several nights by Israel. Two Royal Navy ships
have been put on standby for an evacuation of British …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5184262.stm

US prepares evacuation plan for Americans in Lebanon
Houston Chronicle – United States
Concerned about the fate of Americans in Israel’s siege of Lebanon, the
Pentagon and State Departments are developing plans in case a mass evacuation
becomes …
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/world/4049692.html

Date: 15 July 2006

Bush: Syria should press Hezbollah
CNN – USA
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (CNN) — President Bush called on Syria Saturday
to exert its influence on Hezbollah militants so they will “lay down their
arms.”. …
www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe/07/15/mideast.bush/

Syria not attacked by Israel: Syrian official
Reuters – USA
DAMASCUS (Reuters) – Syria was not targeted in any attack by Israel on
Saturday, a Syrian information official said. “No Syrian …
today.reuters.com/news/NewsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=
2006-07-15T135412Z_01_L1545198_RTRUKOC_0_US-MIDEAST-SYRIA.xml

Israeli Bombs Fall Near Syria as Ripples Grow
New York Times – United States
… Petersburg, Russia, where President Bush called on Syria to use its
influence with Hezbollah to end the fighting. The Israeli Air …
www.nytimes.com/2006/07/16/world/middleeast/16mideast.html
?hp&ex=1153022400&en=661ad5ef4aa83bb0&ei=5094&partner=homepage

US mulls clearing citizens from Lebanon
Jerusalem Post – Israel
The US is calling its citizens to consider leaving Lebanon once the conditions
enable such a departure. The US military began exploring …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=115088
6006983&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Lebanon PM calls for “immediate ceasefire” backed by UN
EiTB – Euskadi,Spain
… Minister Fuad Saniora called Saturday for an immediate cease-fire brokered
by the United Nations, to end Israel’s land, sea and air offensive against
Lebanon. …
www.eitb24.com/portal/eitb24/noticia/en/international-news/violence-in-
middle-east-lebanon-pm-calls-for-immediate-ceasefire-?itemId=X24
_722&cl=%2Feitb24%2Finternacional&idioma=en

Thousands of Australians in Lebanon
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The federal government is being called on to help thousands of Australians
flee Lebanon following open conflict between Israel and the Lebanese militant
group …
www.theage.com.au/news/National/Thousands-of
-Australians-in-Lebanon/2006/07/16/1152988393773.html

Assad pledges Syrian help for Lebanon
Reuters.uk – UK
DAMASCUS (Reuters) – Syria will put its resources at the disposal of Lebanon
to help cope with Israeli attacks devastating the country, Syrian President
Bashar …
today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=
2006-07-15T190321Z_01_L15126487_RTRUKOC_0_UK-MIDEAST-SYRIA-LEBANON.xml

Iraq PM denounces Israel over Lebanon, Gaza
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD, July 15 (Reuters) – Iraq’s US-backed government denounced Israel’s
“criminal” raids on Lebanon and Gaza and the prime minister warned of
the risk of …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/MAC552358.htm

Palestinians seeking to assist Lebanon
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip have expressed their desire
to travel to Lebanon to join Hizbullah in the current confrontation with
Israel …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=11508860
08584&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Israel Hits Lebanon, Rockets Fall Near Sea of Galilee (Update4)
Bloomberg – USA
July 15 (Bloomberg) — Israeli warplanes struck Lebanon dozens of times
today, killing at least 20 people as they hit bridges and ports, and Hezbollah
launched …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aAC.sIGpvF2E&refer=home

  

  

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