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Syria | Lebanon Newslinks 23 August 2006
 
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23 August 2006

UN likely to cut request for Lebanon emergency aid
Reuters – USA
BEIRUT, Aug 23 (Reuters) – UN agencies will probably reduce their $150
million appeal for emergency aid to Lebanon now that almost all the 900,000
people …
today.reuters.com/News/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=L2318755

Reports: Israeli soldier killed in Lebanon
Houston Chronicle – United States
BEIRUT, Lebanon — An Israeli soldier was killed and three others wounded
in southern Lebanon on Wednesday when their tank drove over a land mine,
Arab media …
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/4135505.html

Germany calls for EU unity on Lebanon peace force
Reuters – USA
ROME, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Germany wants a show of unity from the European
Union over a UN force for Lebanon to help secure “lasting peace”, German
Defence …
today.reuters.com/News/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=L23282130

LEBANON: PECORARO, EU MUST HAVE MORE COURAGE
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia – Italy
… Minister of the Environment and the President of the Green Party Alfonso
Pecoraro Scanio, who judges “the doubts on the peace mission in Lebanon
expressed by …
www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200608221958-12
19-RT1-CRO-0-NF51&page=0&id=agionline-eng.arab

IDF soldier killed in Lebanon
Ynetnews – Israel
Several troops hurt after IDF forces walk into minefield in southern Lebanon;
company commander seriously wounded in incident. Troops …
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3294794,00.html

UN renew attempt to raise troops for Lebanon
Irish Examiner – Cork,Ireland
European Union nations will today make a renewed attempt to raise troops
for a UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon, but many remain wary of committing
soldiers …
www.irishexaminer.com/breaking/story.asp?j=82596094&p=8z596396&n=82596474

Lebanon wants US to help lift Israel blockade
Reuters – USA
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon urged the United States on Wednesday to make
Israel remove a sea and air blockade it imposed at the start of its 34-day
war with …
today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=
2006-08-23T112517Z_01_L13492527_RTRUKOC_0_US-MIDEAST.xml

Italy presses EU for Lebanon troops
TVNZ – New Zealand
Italy will press fellow EU states on Wednesday to back up its pledge of
troops by sending their soldiers to join a UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon.

tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411749/820020

Peretz retracts: Conditions not ripe for talks with Syria
Israel Today – Jerusalem,Israel
… Amir Peretz said yesterday in a meeting with UN envoy Terje Larsen
that at the moment, the conditions are not yet ripe to renew talks with
Syria, but he does …
www.israeltoday.co.il/default.aspx?tabid=178&nid=9183

Syria committed ‘massacres’ in Lebanon
Middle East Times – Cairo,Egypt
CAIRO — Egypt state media Wednesday accused Syria of committing “massacres”
in Lebanon, lashing out at Damascus in response to President Bashar Al
Assad’s …
www.metimes.com/articles/normal.php?StoryID=20060823-080349-7931r

Syria Backs Turkish Troops in Lebanon
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
Syria, along with Israel and Palestine, expressed its support to Turkey’s
likely contribution to a peace force proposed to be deployed to southern
Lebanon. …
www.zaman.com/?bl=international&alt=&trh=20060823&hn=35934

Syria bars UN patrols on Lebanon border
International Herald Tribune – France
The deployment of international troops along the Lebanon-Syria border would
be unacceptable, President Bashar al-Assad of Syria was quoted as saying
Wednesday. …
www.iht.com/articles/2006/08/23/news/mideast.php

Basketbal: Lebanon upsets France at world championships
Malaysia Star – Malaysia
SENDAI, Japan (AP): Joseph Vogel’s free throw with 23 seconds left Wednesday
lifted Lebanon to a stunning 74-73 win over France at the basketball world

thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/8/23/apworld/20060823205325&sec=apworld

Putin Says Russia Considering Sending Troops to Lebanon
MOSNEWS – Russia
Russia is considering sending troops to the United Nations peacekeeping
force in southern Lebanon to enforce the Israel-Hezbollah cease-fire,
President …
www.mosnews.com/news/2006/08/23/peacekeeperslebanon.shtml

Violence tests Israel-Lebanon ceasefire
China Daily – China
BEIRUT, Lebanon – The shaky cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah was
tested Wednesday as the Israeli army fired artillery into a disputed border
region in …
www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2006-08/23/content_672529.htm

EU facing test over Lebanon force
BBC News – UK
… is struggling to find the necessary unity of purpose as the UN looks
to it to provide the backbone of the new international force to police
southern Lebanon. …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5277996.stm

Israel says soldier killed by mine in Lebanon
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
JERUSALEM, Aug 23 (Reuters) – An Israeli soldier was killed and three others
wounded when they trod on landmines in southern Lebanon, the army said
on Wednesday …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L23324586.htm

LEBANON: Interview with David Shearer, UN Humanitarian Coordinator
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
However, the local and international aid community operating in Lebanon
continues to face major challenges, according to the United Nations. …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/5a8dd5813f55084ea5b2b80e29c90b32.htm

Syria: Israel should admit defeat
United Press International – USA
23 (UPI) — Syria has called on Israel to acknowledge defeat against Hezbollah
and seek a just peace settlement with Arabs based on trading land for
peace. …
www.upi.com/InternationalIntelligence/view.php?StoryID=20060823-090835-2228r

Syria deems international force on its border a ‘hostile act’
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
SYRIA has rejected Israeli demands for the deployment of international
troops on the Syrian-Lebanese border in a further setback to UN efforts
to end Israel’s …
www.theage.com.au/news/world/syria-deems-international-f
orce-on-its-border-a-hostile-act/2006/08/23/1156012609764.html

Iran And Syria Exploit Lebanese
Voice of America – USA
Hezbollah’s main sponsors, the governments of Iran and Syria, celebrated
the tragic conflict, which Hezbollah started by killing and kidnapping
Israeli …
www.voanews.com/uspolicy/2006-08-23-voa1.cfm

Italy urges EU to join Lebanon UN force
Washington Post – United States
… Italy pressed fellow European Union states on Wednesday to support
its pledge of troops by sending soldiers to join a UN peacekeeping force
in Lebanon. …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/23/AR2006082300778.html

Syria threatens to close Lebanon border
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
HELSINKI, Finland — Syria has threatened to close its border with Lebanon
if UN peacekeepers are deployed along the frontier, Finland’s foreign
minister said …
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1107AP_Finland_Mideast.html

Syria threatens to close border with Lebanon
Reuters – USA
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria said on Wednesday it would close its border with
Lebanon if the United Nations stationed troops along it as part of a mission
to …
today.reuters.com/News/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2006-08
-23T171008Z_01_L13492527_RTRUKOC_0_US-MIDEAST.xml&WTmodL
oc=NewsHome-C1-topNews-7

MARTUSCIELLO: EU MUST ASSUME ITS RESPONSIBILITIES IN LEBANON
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia – Italy
(AGI) – Rome, Aug. 23 – “The Italian troops should not be sent to Lebanon
completely unprepared in a powder keg of long-lasting hates. …
www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200608231422-10
96-RT1-CRO-0-NF51&page=0&id=agionline-eng.arab

Israel urges rapid Lebanon force
BBC News – UK
Israel’s foreign minister has urged rapid action on building an expanded
UN peace force in Lebanon, warning of an “explosive” situation on the
ground. …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5279336.stm

Violence Disrupts Lebanon Ceasefire
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
One Israeli soldier was killed and three others wounded Wednesday, when
their tank drove over a land mine in southern Lebanon. In …
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200608/200608230038.html

LEBANON: 3,000 displaced remain as rebuilding starts
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… Out of the almost one million people forced to flee their homes, it
is estimated that about 3,000 remain in centres for the displaced across
Lebanon. …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/60d337d285731d9233896f34cc23d0c6.htm

INTERVIEW-Lebanon sees investment boom if truce holds
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
BEIRUT, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Foreign investment in Lebanon should jump dramatically
in 2006 and 2007 over last year if a truce that halted a devastating war

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L23905329.htm

LEBANON: DONALDI (IDV) ITALY READY TO TAKE COMMAND
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia – Italy
23 – Massimo Donadi (Idv) has said: “Italy is ready to take the command
(of the UN mission in Lebanon) with a clear mandate and rules of engagement”.

www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200608231825-1
165-RT1-CRO-0-NF51&page=0&id=agionline-eng.arab

Livni in France: Objective – free, democratic Lebanon
Ynetnews – Israel
Meetings Wednesday and Thursday with French, Italian and Belgian foreign
ministers to advance establishment of multinational force in Lebanon,
secure release …
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3294959,00.html

Lebanon upsets France at basketball world championships
SI.com – USA
SENDAI, Japan (AP) -Playing without their coach, Lebanon’s players pulled
off an upset Wednesday, defeating France 74-73 at the basketball world
championships. …
sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/basketball/nba/wires/
08/23/2030.ap.bko.lebanon.france.1st.ld.writethru.0387/

Syria Warns Against Deployment of Troops
ABC News – USA
… BEIRUT, Lebanon Aug 23, 2006 (AP)— Israel’s foreign minister said
Wednesday the situation in Lebanon was “explosive” while Syria’s president
says the …
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=2347306

Syria threatens to close border with Lebanon
Independent Online – Cape Town,South Africa
Beirut – Syria said on Wednesday it would close its border with Lebanon
if the United Nations stationed troops along it as part of its mission
to enforce a UN …
www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=3&art_id=qw115635672084B253

Egypt’s State-Owned Press Attacks Syria
All Headline News – USA
Beirut, Lebanon (AHN) – An Egyptian state-owned newspaper on Wednesday
said Syrian President Bashar Assad committed “massacres” in Lebanon. …
www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7004626307

Syria warns against international troops
Penn Live – Harrisburg,PA,USA
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Syria’s president has said in TV interview that
he would consider the deployment of international troops along the Lebanon-Syria

www.pennlive.com/newsflash/international/index.ssf?/bas
e/international-33/1156336155210920.xml&storylist=international

Annan may visit Syria and Iran on Mideast trip
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 23 (Reuters) – UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan plans
to go to Lebanon and Israel shortly and probably visit Syria and Iran
also, the United …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N23233718.htm

Syria threatens to close border with Lebanon
WHOI – Peoria,IL,USA
HELSINKI, FINLAND (AP) — In a new challenge to the Mideast cease-fire,
Syria reportedly is threatening to close its border with Lebanon if UN
peacekeepers are …
www.hoinews.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=15517

Lebanon’s Month-Old Oil Slick Sinks
Washington Post – United States
BEIRUT, Lebanon — An oil slick caused by Israeli bombing has begun sinking
to the floor of the Mediterranean, blanketing marine life with sludge,
according to …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/artic
le/2006/08/22/AR2006082200921.html

A month of living dangerously in south Lebanon
Christian Science Monitor – Boston,MA,USA
… BEIRUT, LEBANON – “I need the biggest car you have left – I’ll need
it for two days, three days at most,” I told the rental agency. …
www.csmonitor.com/2006/0823/p14s01-wome.html

Blockade of Lebanon to continue
International Herald Tribune – France
JERUSALEM Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Tuesday that Israel would lift
its air and sea blockade of Lebanon once an international peacekeeping
force was …
www.iht.com/articles/2006/08/22/news/lebanon.php

Lebanon wants Dutch naval ships for UN mission
Xinhua – China
22 (Xinhua) — Lebanon has asked the Netherlands to contribute to the UN
peacekeeping mission in the south of the country, by providing vessels
to police its …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-08/22/content_4994630.htm

Lebanon’s Army Returns to Hezbollah’s Turf
NPR – USA
All Things Considered, August 22, 2006 In Lebanon, troops from the country’s
army are taking up positions in towns and villages they haven’t seen in
decades …
www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5691881

Chinese FM, UN chief exchange views on Lebanon, Iran
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
… Li Zhaoxing on Tuesday exchanged views with UN Secretary-General Kofi
Annan on the phone regarding the implementation of a UN resolution on
Lebanon and the …
english.people.com.cn/200608/23/eng20060823_295869.html

UN warns of lengthy ‘security vacuum’ in Lebanon
Scotsman – United Kingdom
IT COULD take up to three months to fill the post-war “security vacuum”
in southern Lebanon, the United Nations admitted yesterday. …
thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1238372006

Lebanon truce ‘fragile’, warns UN
BBC News – UK
The security situation in Lebanon is likely to remain “fragile” for the
next two or three months, a senior UN envoy has warned. …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5276654.stm

Lebanon facing ‘security vacuum’
Guardian Unlimited – UK
A senior UN envoy warned yesterday that it could take up to three months
to deploy an international force in southern Lebanon and that the ceasefire
between …
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,,1856120,00.html

Italy to press wary EU states for Lebanon troops
Reuters – USA
… Reuters) – Italy will press fellow EU states on Wednesday to back up
its pledge of troops and send their own soldiers to join a UN peacekeeping
force in Lebanon …
today.reuters.com/News/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=L22861020

Turkish FM says Syria will welcome Turkey’s participation in UN …
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul said on Tuesday that Syria
would welcome Turkey’s participation in a UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon
if Ankara …
english.people.com.cn/200608/23/eng20060823_295815.html

Syria will not stand for international troops deployed on the …
DEBKA file – Jerusalem,Israel
… air blockades over Lebanon as soon as international troops were in
place to police the borders and stop the smuggling of arms to Hizballah
from Syria and Iran. …
www.debka.com/headline.php?hid=3163

Syria, Iran Must Stop Arming Hezbollah, US Says
Washington File – Washington,DC,USA
United Nations — Deeply concerned about the fragile peace in Lebanon,
the United States has called on Syria and Iran to cut Hezbollah’s weapons
supply. …
usinfo.state.gov/xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english

&y=2006&m=August&x=20060822163831ndyblehs0.6180689

Israeli Flights Over Lebanon Violate Terms of Truce, UN Says
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
… BEIRUT — Ongoing flights by Israeli warplanes over Lebanon drew rebukes
Tuesday from international and local officials who said the sorties violated
this …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-leb
anon23aug23,0,6897736.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Israelis angry about handling of Lebanon war
Taipei Times – Taiwan
… The Israeli army, which is waiting for the UN force to arrive before
fully withdrawing from southern Lebanon, said its soldiers shot two Hezbollah
guerrillas …
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2006/08/23/2003324482

US calls for rapid Lebanon deployment
Taipei Times – Taiwan
The US called for the quick deployment of an expanded UN peacekeeping force
in southern Lebanon and said a new UN resolution may be needed later to
focus on …
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2006/08/23/2003324488

Expert: Lebanon needs $1B in south
CNN International – USA
(CNN) — Lebanon’s government needs a cash infusion of at least $1 billion
to rebuild its shattered south if it is to meet Hezbollah’s challenge
for authority …
edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/08/22/lebanon.indyk/

Whose war crimes in Lebanon?
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Now that a fragile cease-fire is in place in Lebanon, Israeli and Lebanese
civilians are returning to their homes and some of the fog of war is lifting.

www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=115452592
5700&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

UN works to clear Lebanon mines
Monsters and Critics.com – Glasgow,UK
BEIRUT, Lebanon (UPI) — A UN team in Lebanon has destroyed 445 pieces
of unexploded military ordnance in the southern part of the country. …
news.monstersandcritics.com/middleeast/arti
cle_1193534.php/U.N._works_to_clear_Lebanon_mines

UN in urgent call to fill Lebanon’s ‘dangerous security vacuum’
Unison.ie – Bray,Ireland
THE senior United Nations envoy to the Middle East pointed yesterday to
a dangerous “security vacuum” in southern Lebanon that could last for
two to three …
www.unison.ie/stories.php3?ca=33&si=1675112

Israel destroyed Lebanon’s infrastructure: Amnesty
Hindu – Chennai,India
… AP): Amnesty International today accused Israel of war crimes, saying
it broke international law by deliberately destroying Lebanon’s civilian
infrastructure …
www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/003200608230957.htm

Syria Dismisses Direct Talks With Israel
New York Sun – New York,NY,USA
UNITED NATIONS — Israel does not currently have the “upper hand,” Syria’s
ambassador to the United Nations, Bashar al-Jaafari, said yesterday, dismissing

www.nysun.com/article/38430

Syria rejects calls for international force on its border with …
Al-Bawaba – Amman,Jordan
… “Hizbullah’s victory was enough to teach Israel a lesson, that the
isolation of Syria has failed and that anyone who tries to isolate Syria
isolates himself …
www.albawaba.com/en/countries/Syria/202233

UN force will police Lebanon arms embargo: France
Reuters – USA
PARIS (Reuters) – One of the main tasks facing a UN force in Lebanon will
be to ensure that no arms are smuggled across the borders to Hizbollah,
French …
today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2006-08-
23T071649Z_01_L23824423_RTRUKOC_0_US-MIDEAST-LEBANON-FRANCE.
xml&WTmodLoc=NewsHome-C3-worldNews-3

Lebanon force can defend itself
News24 – South Africa
Paris – UN peacekeepers in Lebanon will likely have the right to open fire
to defend themselves and to protect civilians, but will be barred from
actively …
www.news24.com/News24/World/Middle_East/0,,2-10-2075_1986884,00.html

EU talks on Lebanon due tomorrow
RTE.ie – Ireland
EU foreign ministers are to hold an emergency meeting in Brussels on Friday
to discuss concerns over the fragile state of the ceasefire in southern
Lebanon. …
www.rte.ie/news/2006/0823/lebanon.html

EU ministers to meet Annan at emergency talks on Lebanon
EUobserver.com – Brussels,Belgium
EU foreign ministers will hold emergency talks on Lebanon on Friday (25
August) with UN secretary general Kofi Annan also attending the meeting
just before he …
euobserver.com/9/22256

Navy force to Lebanon endorsed
Kathimerini – Athens,Greece
Greece will contribute naval forces to the United Nations-backed peacekeeping
effort in Lebanon but will not send ground forces to the war-torn country,
the …
www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_politics_100009_23/08/2006_73424

Lebanon peacekeeping force hard to create
Houston Chronicle – United States
WASHINGTON — There is a reason the creation of a UN peacekeeping force
for Lebanon has been difficult: In the more than 60 UN peacekeeping missions
over the …
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/politics/4135480.html

Israeli Soldier Killed in Lebanon Blast
Forbes – USA
An Israeli soldier was killed and three others wounded in southern Lebanon
on Wednesday when their tank drove over a land mine, Lebanese officials
said. …
www.forbes.com/business/healthcare/feeds/ap/2006/08/23/ap2967086.html

Time to engage Syria
Ynetnews – Israel
Israel has little to lose from initiating a dialogue with Syria. The timing
may seem odd, yet it is precisely at this juncture that …
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3294268,00.html

Max Boot: Israel Should Hit Syria First
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
… anything more than a temporary halt in the fight between Israel and
the Quartet of Evil seeking to dominate the Middle East — Iran, Syria,
Hamas and Hezbollah …
www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-boot2
3aug23,0,3670344.column?coll=la-util-opinion-commentary

FM Gul’s visit to Syria
Hürriyet – Turkey
Turkish FM & Deputy PM Abdullah Gul urged Syrian administration to fully
implement UN resolution no:1701 and support transformation process in
Lebanon, sources …
www.hurriyet.com.tr/english/4965939.asp?gid=74

Olmert No To Syria Talks Now
Totally Jewish – London,UK
Prime minister Ehud Olmert this week dismissed the notion that peace talks
with Syria over handing back the Golan Heights could be possible in the
near future. …
www.totallyjewish.com/news/world/?content_id=4146

  

  

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