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Syria | Lebanon Newslinks 16-17 July 2006
 
Monday, July 17, 2006 9:35 PM
     
 
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Date: 17 July 2006

Australians flee Lebanon by busload as others in limbo
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
THE Federal Government is expecting to evacuate more Australians from Lebanon
after 86 stranded citizens were transported out of the war-torn country
yesterday …
www.smh.com.au/news/world/australians-flee-lebanon-by
-busload-as-others-in-limbo/2006/07/17/1152988475267.html

Canada to begin Lebanon evacuation by midweek: Harper
Globe and Mail – Canada
The Canadian government expects to begin removing its citizens from Lebanon
within days, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Monday. …
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM
.20060717.wlebcan0717/BNStory/International/home

G8 SUMMIT Chirac says Lebanon solution will require ‘means of …
Forbes – USA
SAINT PETERSBURG (AFX) – French President Jacques Chirac said returning
stability to Lebanon may require ‘means of coercion’. ‘Some …
www.forbes.com/home/feeds/afx/2006/07/17/afx2883350.html

Filipinos in Lebanon find refuge in local churches
Manila Standard Today – Philippines
… convents could accommodate between 3,000 and 5,000 people, and that
a few more churches had been identified as relocation sites for Filipino
workers in Lebanon …
www.manilastandardtoday.com/?page=news04_july18_2006

Plan Set for Americans to Evacuate Lebanon
Forbes – USA
A commercial ship escorted by a US destroyer will start evacuating some
Americans from war-torn Lebanon on Tuesday and more military helicopters
will be used …
www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/2006/07/17/ap2883745.html

G8 SUMMIT Blair says intl force in Lebanon should be larger than …
Forbes – USA
SAINT PETERSBURG (AFX) – British Prime Minister Tony Blair said a proposed
international force in Lebanon must be ‘far greater’ than the 2,000-strong
UN …
www.forbes.com/business/feeds/afx/2006/07/17/afx2883224.html

Governments step up Lebanon evacuation plans
Monsters and Critics.com – Glasgow,UK
Beirut – Governments stepped up measures Monday to evacuate their nationals
from Lebanon as violence intensified between Israel and Hezbollah. …
news.monstersandcritics.com/middleeast/article_
1181595.php/Governments_step_up_Lebanon_evacuation_plans

LEBANON: Amid attacks, health workers warn of waning supplies
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
BEIRUT, 17 July (IRIN) – Local health workers say they face difficulties
reaching the injured in southern Lebanon following furious Israeli artillery
barrages …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/b8935423f6c0246ff3b4c58ed58ce6fc.htm

Syria should press Hizbollah to back off: Bush
SABC News – Auckland Park,South Africa
A microphone picked up an unaware George W. Bush, the US president, saying
Syria should press Hizbollah to “stop doing this sh*t” and that his secretary
of …
www.sabcnews.com/world/other/0,2172,131388,00.html

From Lebanon
Aftonbladet – Sweden
More than 8 people are killed in Ramaileh north of Tyre, mostly children
and old people. I have contacted many of my relatives in Lebanon. …
blogg.aftonbladet.se/3629/perma/54032/

Attacks cost Lebanon billions: PM
Advertiser Adelaide – Adelaide,South Australia,Australia
ISRAEL has inflicted billions of dollars of damage on Lebanon’s infrastructure
and is trying to set the country back 50 years, Lebanese Prime Minister
Fouad …
www.theadvertiser.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,19828008%255E1702,00.html

Foreigners flee Lebanon by land and sea
Reuters – USA
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Thousands of foreigners were fleeing Lebanon on Monday
to escape Israeli air strikes which have pounded the country for six days,
some …
today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=
2006-07-17T162522Z_01_L16810922_RTRUKOC_0_US-MIDEAST-EVACUATION.xml

Annan, Blair call for international force to Lebanon
CBC News – Canada
British Prime Minister Tony Blair and United Nations Secretary General
Kofi Annan called Monday for an international force to be sent into southern
Lebanon. …
www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2006/07/17/lebanon-internationalforce.html

Dozens more dead in Israel’s Lebanon offensive
Euronews.net – Lyon,France
It is day six of Israel’s onslaught on Lebanon. More than 40 people were
killed across the country on Monday. Among the latest casualties …
euronews.net/create_html.php?page=detail_info&article=369965&lng=1

IDF claims destroys long-range Iranian missile in Lebanon
Jerusalem Post – Israel
An Israeli airstrike in Lebanon on Monday destroyed at least one long-range
Iranian missile capable of hitting Tel Aviv, military officials said.

www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1150886028
162&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Pinoys in war-torn Lebanon moved to churches
Sun.Star – Philippines
MANILA — The Philippine embassy in Lebanon has initiated the relocation
of Filipinos in Beirut to Christian churches, which have been perceived
as relatively …
www.sunstar.com.ph/static/net/2006/07/18/pinoys.in.war.torn.lebanon.moved.to.churches.html

US hopes to evacuate hundreds soon from Lebanon
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Monday it hoped “in the
very near future” to evacuate hundreds of Americans from Lebanon as it
made plans to …
today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=
2006-07-17T173620Z_01_N172600_RTRUKOC_0_US-MIDEAST-USA-EVACUATION.xml

Iran calls for ceasfire in Lebanon
Financial Times – London,England,UK
Manouchehr Mottaki, Iran’s foreign minister, said on Monday the crisis
over Lebanon should be resolved by a “ceasefire followed by a prisoner
swap …
www.ft.com/cms/s/a3521236-15b6-11db-9950-0000779e2340.html

Indians evacuated from Lebanon
Hindu – Chennai,India
New Delhi, July 17 (PTI): India today evacuated 49 of its nationals from
Lebanon in view of escalation in fighting in that country. …
www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200607172242.htm

86 Aussies evacuated to Syria: Downer
NEWS.com.au – Australia
The 86 Australian citizens arrived in Syria about midday (7pm AEST) after
a two-hour journey from war-torn Beirut. “We have managed …
www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,19820814-29277,00.html

G8 Mideast statement targets Iran, Syria: US
NCR-Iran.org – London,UK
… France Presse, SAINT PETERSBURG – The United States said Sunday that
a Group of Eight statement on the Middle East crisis implicitly targets
Syria and Iran as …
www.ncr-iran.org/content/view/1987/71/

Iranian foreign minister arrives in Syria
Houston Chronicle – United States
DAMASCUS, Syria — Iran’s foreign minister said Monday a cease-fire and
a prisoner swap would be “acceptable and fair” in the Israeli-Lebanese
conflict. …
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/4051422.html

Iran, Syria Reach Understanding about Samand
Fars News Agency – Tehran,Iran
Addressing the closing ceremony of the fifth Iran-Syria Industry and Mine
Committee meeting, Ali Reza Tahmasebi stated that the two sides studied
and removed …
english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=8504260357

Oil falls $1 on report Israel may end Lebanon assault
Reuters – USA
… Israeli aircraft blasted Lebanon after Hizbollah rockets struck deeper
than ever into Israel, with no diplomatic initiative in sight to end the
fighting. …
today.reuters.com/News/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=SYD245717

Israel Says ‘Small Group’ of Soldiers Crossed Border Into Lebanon
Voice of America – USA
Israeli military officials say ground troops crossed the border into Lebanon,
but quickly retreated after conducting a military operation against Hezbollah.

www.voanews.com/english/2006-07-17-voa10.cfm

Israel pounds Lebanon
Reuters – USA
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Israel bombarded Lebanon for a sixth day on Monday and
dismissed as premature a proposal for an international stability force
to help end …
today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2006-07-17T112055Z_01_L11538533_RTRUKOC_0_US-MIDEAST.xml

Gov’t scrambling to evacuate citizens from Lebanon
CTV.ca – Canada
As the fighting continues to rage in southern Lebanon, the Canadian government
is scrambling to evacuate the estimated 40,000 to 50,000 Canadians who
are in …
www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060716/
mideast_mackay_060717/20060717?hub=TopStories

More Aussies return from Lebanon
The Australian – Sydney,Australia
WATCHING as bombs fell on Beirut airport, wiping out the runway, Jo Saleh
knew his holiday in Lebanon was over. After two days bunkered …
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,19825243%255E29277,00.html

Dancers among Aussies saved from Lebanon
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Members of an Armenian dance troupe who had been stranded in Lebanon were
among 86 Australians safely evacuated from the war-torn country by bus,
braving …
www.theage.com.au/news/National/Dancers-among-Aussies-saved-from-Lebanon/2006/07/17/1152988439793.html

Canada scrambles to get citizens out of Lebanon
CBC News – Canada
Canada is preparing to send two commercial ships to collect Canadians who
want out of Lebanon, but some say the federal government is not doing
enough. …
www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2006/07/17/canadians-lebanon.html

Harper dodges questions on Israel-Lebanon crisis
Canada.com – Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
… Prime Minister Stephen Harper could suffer collateral damage with the
news that emerged Sunday of eight Canadian deaths in the Israeli bombing
of Lebanon. …
www.canada.com/topics/news/world/story.html?id=80518c73-0f2d-43f6-9499-1a8360f8b60e

Israel denies manned aircraft downed in Lebanon
Reuters.uk – UK
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Israeli Defence Minister Amir Peretz said on Monday
that no Israeli jet or helicopter had been shot down over Lebanon but
did not rule out …
today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2006-07-17T125103Z_01_L17319657_RTRUKOC_0_UK-MIDEAST-LEBANON-AIRCRAFT.xml

France’s Chirac urges disarmament of units in Lebanon
RIA Novosti – Moscow,Russia
STRELNA (near St. Petersburg), July 17 (RIA Novosti) – French President
Jacques Chirac said armed units in Lebanon should be disarmed. …
en.rian.ru/world/20060717/51475396.html

Blair backs Israel in Lebanese war
European Jewish Press – Brussels,Belgium
… The fighting in northern Israel and southern Lebanon began on Wednesday
when Lebanese Hizbollah terrorists attacked and Israeli army base, killing
seven …
www.ejpress.org/article/news/western_europe/9584

Syria watches and waits
Aljazeera.net – Qatar
… Monday’s state-organised protest is the first large-scale demonstration
in Syria since Israeli and Hezbollah began attacking each other last Tuesday.

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/6FB97C57-3ABE-41B0-8FEC-B7AC9111C90F.htm

Bush caught on tape swearing about Syria
MSNBC – USA
Bush expressed his frustration with the United Nations and his disgust
with the militant Islamic group and its backers in Syria as he talked
to British Prime …
msnbc.msn.com/id/13901209/

Iran-Syria further expand commercial and industrial ties
ISNA – Iran
TEHRAN, July 17 (ISNA)-Iran’s Minister of Industry and Mine in the side
line of the fifth Iran-Syria industry committee gathering commented that
in this …
www.isna.ir/Main/NewsView.aspx?ID=News-754234&Lang=E

Bush slip puts pressure on Syria
Guardian Unlimited – UK
… centred on sending an international force to southern Lebanon, unguarded
comments by President Bush revealed his immediate focus was getting Syria
to halt …
politics.guardian.co.uk/foreignaffairs/story/0,,1822618,00.html

Iran and Syria ‘to blame’ for Middle East crisis
Politics.co.uk – London,UK
Iran and Syria are to blame for the latest flare up in fighting in the
Middle East, Tony Blair has said. After refusing to place …
www.politics.co.uk/news/foreign-policy/middle-east/israel-and-
palestine/iran-and-syria-blame-middle-east-crisis-$444926.htm

Syria supplies Lebanon, waives fees to help aid flow
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
DAMASCUS, July 17 (Reuters) – Syria is sending non-military supplies to
Lebanon to help it cope with Israeli attacks, the head of the council
overseeing …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L17121298.htm

‘Iran ready to take part in Lebanon mediation’
IranMania News – Iran
… Iran has been accused by the United States and Israel of backing Hezbollah,
whose forces are active in southern Lebanon and from where they have shelled

www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.asp?NewsCode=44395&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

Indian soldier injured in Lebanon
Hindustan Times – India
An Indian soldier, part of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
(UNIFIL), has been injured in an Israeli operation in the border village
of Houla. …
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1746103,00050004.htm

Ukraine continues evacuation from Lebanon
RIA Novosti – Moscow,Russia
… Israel’s defense forces would not hinder the evacuation of foreign
nationals from Lebanon,” the ministry said. More than 100 people …
en.rian.ru/world/20060717/51462400.html

Israeli air strikes kill 17 in Lebanon
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Israeli aircraft and missiles have struck targets in Lebanon, killing 17
people after Hizbollah rockets hit deep into Israel. The …
www.theage.com.au/news/World/Israeli-air-strikes-kill-17-in-Lebanon/2006/07/17/1152988436594.html

UK Evacuates `High Priority’ Britons From Lebanon (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
July 17 (Bloomberg) — The UK has evacuated 40 ``high priority’’ Britons
from Lebanon by helicopter, with warships on the way to carry out a full-scale

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601102&sid=a3nT4DiMqb28&refer=uk

Russia May Send Navy Ships to Lebanon — Source
MOSNEWS – Russia
Russia may send navy ships to the Lebanon coast, the ITAR-TASS news agency
reported on Monday quoting a source in the Defense Ministry. …
www.mosnews.com/news/2006/07/17/lebanonnavy.shtml

Britain plucks 40 from Lebanon
The Australian – Sydney,Australia
BRITAIN has evacuated around 40 people from Lebanon by military helicopter
as Israel bombards the country. A spokesman for the Foreign …
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,19818087-1702,00.html

Thailand begins evacuating citizens from Lebanon
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Thailand Monday evacuated 25 Thai nationals from Lebanon as bombing between
Israel and Hezbollah escalated, the Thai foreign ministry said Monday,.

english.people.com.cn/200607/17/eng20060717_283910.html

Blair, Annan call for int’l force in Lebanon; Israel: It’s too …
Ha’aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
… Minister Tony Blair and United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan
called Monday for the deployment of an international force in southern
Lebanon, in order to …
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/739352.html

Lebanese diaspora organizations ask Iran, Syria and Hezbollah be …
Judeoscope.ca – Québec,Canada
… We request the United Nations to issue a resolution condemning Iran
and Syria and ?holding them responsible for the escalation leading to
the present …
www.judeoscope.ca/breve.php3?id_breve=1986

SYRIA AND IRAN BLAMED FOR CRISIS IN LEBANON Democracy is target …
Glasgow Daily Record – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
By Jon Smith. PRIME Minister Tony Blair has pointed the finger at Iran
and Syria over the latest Middle East crisis. He said the …
www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=17395328&method=full&siteid
=66633&headline=syria-and-iran-blamed-for-crisis-in-lebanon—name_page.html

Death toll mounts as Israel targets north Lebanon
Telegraph.co.uk – United Kingdom
Israel has extended is bombing campaign into the north of Lebanon, killing
at least 17 people overnight. Nine of the dead were Lebanese …
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/
07/17/ulebanon.xml&sSheet=/news/2006/07/17/ixnews.html

Asians seek Lebanon evacuations
CNN International – USA
… Australia (AP) — Officials across the Asia-Pacific region were working
Monday to find an evacuation route for their citizens trapped in Lebanon
by Israeli …
edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/07/17/asia.lebanon.ap/

Irish evacuated from Lebanon
Irish Examiner – Cork,Ireland
Up to 100 Irish citizens are being evacuated from the trouble-hit Lebanon
region today on a flight chartered by the Irish Government. …
www.irishexaminer.com/breaking/story.asp?j=189270128&p=y89z7x834&n=189270888

Britain to begin Lebanon evacuation
Independent – London,England,UK
By Nick Hodgson, PA. Britons stranded in war-torn Lebanon could be evacuated
as early as today, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said. …
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article1181931.ece

Hezbollah pulls strings in Lebanon
London Free Press – Canada
By AP. BEIRUT — Hezbollah and its backers, not the government, now appear
in control of Lebanon’s fate. After moderating their stance …
lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/International/2006/07/17/1688236-sun.html

Israel pounds Lebanon
Washington Post – United States
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Israeli air strikes killed 17 people in Lebanon on Monday
and Hizbollah announced more rocket attacks on Israel after major world
powers put …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/17/AR2006071700082.html

Britons preparing to leave Lebanon
ITV.com – UK
(Picture: Reuters). Israeli jets have continued to target new positions
in Lebanon with wave after wave of attack. The port of Tripoli …
www.itv.com/news/world_429cbdd539fa7f77d90b5665fb46264b.html

Israeli air strikes kill 7 Canadians in Lebanon
CTV.ca – Canada
Seven Canadians are dead, six of them possibly members of the same Montreal
family, after an Israeli air strike in Lebanon. Three more were seriously
injured. …
www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/200607
16/mideast_canada_060716/20060717?hub=TopStories

London shares outlook – opening lower, conflict in Lebanon …
Life Style Extra – UK
… Meanwhile oil remained close to record levels as Israel showed no inclination
to wind down its operations in the Lebanon as it attempts to root out
Hezbollah …
www.lse.co.uk/MarketReports.asp?shareprice=&ArticleRef=18887&ArticleHeadline
=London_shares_outlook__opening_lower_conflict_in_Lebanon_escalates_oil_high

Last minute talks in Lebanon amid fears of ground invasion
Guardian Unlimited – UK
… Some analysts now say a major ground invasion of southern Lebanon is
being considered. Israeli military strikes continued in southern …
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,,1822233,00.html

Eight Canadians killed in Lebanon
The Australian – Sydney,Australia
EIGHT Canadians were killed in Lebanon today, Foreign Minister Peter MacKay
said, adding that Canada was preparing to evacuate some of the tens of
thousands of …
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,19814116-1702,00.html

Concern grows for Canadians in Lebanon
CBC News – Canada
… El-Saady told CBC news by telephone from Lebanon that Israeli warplanes
had repeatedly bombed a bridge very near to her parent’s home. …
www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2006/07/16/lebanon-canadian.html

Foreigners flee Lebanon
TVNZ – New Zealand
France, the United States and a host of other nations moved to evacuate
their citizens from Lebanon on Sunday as Israeli air strikes pounded the
country for a …
tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411749/789937

21 Americans evacuated from Lebanon
Houston Chronicle – United States
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Two Marine Corps helicopters evacuated 21 Americans
from Lebanon to Cyprus on Sunday, and US officials urged others to wait
for a formal …
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/4050398.html

Foreigners flee Lebanon as violence continues
Independent Online – Cape Town,South Africa
Beirut – France, the United States and a host of other nations scrambled
to evacuate their citizens from Lebanon on Sunday as Israeli air strikes
pounded the …
www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=123&art_id=qw1153084144715B253

Southern Lebanon air raids to continue
ABC Online – Australia
The Israeli military has warned it will continue strikes in southern Lebanon
as it seeks out Hezbollah guerillas who have been firing rockets from
civilian …
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200607/s1687926.htm

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE pledge $90 mln to Lebanon
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
DUBAI, July 16 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates
pledged $90 million on Sunday to help Lebanon after its prime minister
said …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L16828191.htm

More than 500 protest in TA against violence in Lebanon, Gaza
Ha'aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
More than 500 left-wing activists gathered in central Tel Aviv on Sunday
to protest the escalating violence in Lebanon and the Israel Defense Forces’
continued …
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/739042.html

Lebanon is made to pay
Guardian Unlimited – UK
… Israeli cities. Israel, acting on its right to self-defence, retaliated
by bombing the “infrastructure of terror” in Lebanon. The …
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,,1822178,00.html

Lebanon ‘was nightmare chaos’
News24 – South Africa
This is how Peter and Jackie Makowem described their nightmare experience
in Lebanon before fleeing. Makowem, a well-known pharmacist …
www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_1968627,00.html

Syria sends humanitarian aid to Lebanon
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
Syria on Sunday sent humanitarian relief to neighboring Lebanon which has
been under an Israeli air, sea and land blockade for five days, the official
SANA …
english.people.com.cn/200607/17/eng20060717_283718.html

Syria warns to respond directly to any Israel attack
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
Syria vowed on Sunday that it would respond directly and harshly if it
is attacked by Israel, the official SANA news agency reported. …
english.people.com.cn/200607/17/eng20060717_283663.html

Blair accuses Iran, Syria of causing Middle East crisis
Forbes – USA
SAINT PETERSBURGLONDON (AFX) – British Prime Minister Tony Blair for the
first time accused Iran and Syria of causing the latest crisis in the
Middle East. …
www.forbes.com/finance/feeds/afx/2006/07/16/afx2881400.html

Israel points Syria as assistant in Haifa attack
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
… Minister and former Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz declared on Sunday
that the missile which struck the northern Israeli city of Haifa was made
in Syria. …
english.people.com.cn/200607/17/eng20060717_283691.html

Hundreds evacuate from Lebanon, Syria
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
… Italian military transport planes brought Spaniards, Italians, Austrians,
Czechs and others who had left Lebanon for Syria, according to Cyprus’
Foreign …
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1107AP_Mideast_Fighting_Evacuation.html

Two British warships set off for Lebanon to evacuate citizens
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
Two British warships were dispatched toward the Middle East on Sunday to
evacuate up to 10,000 British nationals from war-struck Lebanon. …
english.people.com.cn/200607/17/eng20060717_283837.html

Israeli air strikes kill 7 Canadians in Lebanon
CTV.ca – Canada
Seven Canadians are dead and three seriously injured after an Israeli air
strike in Lebanon, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs. …
www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/2006
0716/mideast_canada_060716/20060716?hub=TopStories

Saudis, Kuwait pledge $70m aid to Lebanon
Kuwait Times – Kuwait
DUBAI: Saudi Arabia and Kuwait pledged $70m yesterday to help Lebanon after
its prime minister said Israeli attacks turned the country into a disaster
area. …
www.kuwaittimes.net/Navariednews.asp?dismode=article&artid=909798243

Thai gov’t ready to evacuate Thais from Lebanon and Israel
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
All Thais in Lebanon and Israel remained safe while Thai Embassies in Riyadh
and Tel Aviv are prepared to take them home if needed, the Foreign Ministry
said …
english.people.com.cn/200607/17/eng20060717_283688.html

Lebanon staring into the abyss
Unison.ie – Bray,Ireland
THOUSANDS of Lebanese civilians fled southern Lebanon last night as Israeli
forces prepared to launch a ground invasion. Tanks and …
www.unison.ie/stories.php3?ca=33&si=1654440

Canadian family with four children killed in Lebanon
Reuters Canada – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
OTTAWA (Reuters) – Seven Canadians from the same Montreal family, including
four young children, were killed in Lebanon on Sunday when Israeli aircraft
bombed …
ca.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=
2006-07-17T022444Z_01_N16224654_RTRIDST_0_NEWS-MIDEAST-LEBANON-CANADA-COL.XML

Israel Extends Strikes in Lebanon After Haifa Rocket Attacks
Bloomberg – USA
July 17 (Bloomberg) — Israel extended its attacks on targets in Lebanon
after Hezbollah forces fired rockets into Haifa, Israel’s third-biggest
city in the …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aHVAuEO4OFKg&refer=home

Aussies may evacuate Lebanon by bus
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The federal government hopes some Australians trapped in Lebanon will be
evacuated by bus today. Foreign Minister Alexander Downer …
www.theage.com.au/news/National/Aussies-may-e
vacuate-Lebanon-by-bus/2006/07/17/1152988439793.html

Diggers already in Lebanon conflict
The Australian – Sydney,Australia
AS Israeli warplanes continue their efforts to wipe out Hezbollah in Lebanon,
a small unit of Australian troops has already found itself close to the
action. …
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,19814321-1702,00.html

NZ plans evacuations from Lebanon
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
New Zealand is making plans to evacuate about 30 nationals known to be
in Lebanon, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters said Monday. …
english.people.com.cn/200607/17/eng20060717_283827.html

Lebanon stares into the abyss
Telegraph.co.uk – United Kingdom
Tens of thousands of civilians, many on foot, fled southern Lebanon last
night as Israeli forces appeared ready to launch a ground invasion. …
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2
006/07/17/wmid17.xml&sSheet=/news/2006/07/17/ixuknews.html

Date: 16 July 2006

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-0
607160295jul16,1,5521087.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=1150886015124&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=1150886016103&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=1150886015919&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=1150886017312&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_1181425.php/
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

Syria vows harsh response
Melbourne Herald Sun – Australia
SYRIA vowed today a “harsh and direct” response if attacked by Israel,
showing no sign of bowing to US pressure to abandon support for Hezbollah.

www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,19814108-5005961,00.html

Lugar: Iran, Syria could prod Israel-Hezbollah conflict
Fort Wayne News Sentinel – Fort Wayne,IN,USA
Richard Lugar said Sunday the violence between Israel and Hezbollah could
take a “worrisome” turn if Iran and Syria become actively engaged in the
conflict. …
www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/15053063.htm

SYRIA: Damascus eases border crossing
IRINnews.org – New York,NY,USA
DAMASCUS, 16 Jul 2006 (IRIN) – The government has facilitated the entry
into Syria of thousands of Arab and foreign tourists who, for the last
four days, have …
www.irinnews.org/report.asp?ReportID=54627&SelectRegion=Middle_East&SelectCountry=SYRIA

CIA – The World Factbook — Syria
Syria united with Egypt in February 1958 to form the United Arab Republic,
… In the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, Syria lost the Golan Heights to Israel,

hub.n00bstories.com/cia/publications/factbook/geos/sy.html

  

  

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