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Date: 25 August 2006

Syria takes hard line against forces on its border with Lebanon
Mainichi Daily News – Japan
… Cabinet voted late Thursday to ask Germany for the technical means
to help Lebanese troops patrol the country’s coast and its border with
Syria to prevent the …
mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/international/middle-east/news/20060825p2g00m0in019000c.html

Livni: Syria must respect Lebanon’s sovereignty
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Syria must respect Lebanon’s sovereignty and an arms embargo imposed on
Hizbullah guerrillas, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said Friday, in response
to Syria’s …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=11545259
43014&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

US warns Syria to observe arms embargo
Dunton Springs Evening Post – Dunton Springs,Colorado,USA
WASHINGTON – The US warned Syria on Thursday to abide by a United Nations
arms embargo meant to stop Hezbollah from resupplying after its monthlong
war with …
www.onelocalnews.com/duntonsprings/ViewArticle.aspx?id=1271&source=2

ACT News Update, Lebanon: ACT member delivers supplies to village …
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… quarter of a million individuals, forced from their homes by fighting
between Hezbollah and Israel, have already returned to their homes in
the south of Lebanon …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/fromthefield/222031/115649585486.htm

France Pledges Lebanon Troops; UN Tries to Form Force (Update3)
Bloomberg – USA
… 25 (Bloomberg) — France will add 1,600 soldiers to its unit in Lebanon,
boosting United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan’s moves to form a
peacekeeping …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a.TN3rUPhGu4&refer=home

UN’s Annan says confident will get Lebanon troops
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Friday he was confident he
would raise 15,000 troops from Europe and elsewhere for a UN peacekeeping
force in Lebanon. …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L25697663.htm

EU foreign ministers discuss details of UN force in Lebanon
Euronews.net – Lyon,France
The makeup and mechanism of the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon are up
for discussion among EU foreign ministers in Brussels today. …
euronews.net/create_html.php?page=detail_info&article=376454&lng=1

Belgium to make strong Lebanon force pledge – PM
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… announce a substantial contribution of troops to an expanded UN force
policing the truce between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas in Lebanon,
Prime Minister Guy …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L25683406.htm

German investigators join questioning of bomb plot suspect in …
Mainichi Daily News – Japan
BERLIN — German officials were arriving in Lebanon Friday to join questioning
of a key suspect in the failed bombing of two trains, as the search continued

mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/international/news/20060825p2g00m0in015000c.html

Livni: Time for Syria to free Lebanon
Ynetnews – Israel
In light of France’s announcement on Thursday that it will boost its contribution
of troops to a UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon, European Union foreign

www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3295614,00.html

Pressure on EU over Lebanon peace force
ITV.com – UK
Emergency talks are being held by EU foreign ministers amid growing pressure
for them to commit more troops to a UN peacekeeping force. (Picture: Reuters).

www.itv.com/news/world_b55267430d0d5c657d961974f1c53ff7.html

Indonesia preparing budget for peacekeeping mission to Lebanon
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
The Indonesian government is preparing financial budget for the planned
peacekeeping mission to Lebanon to be consulted with the parliament, an
official said …
english.people.com.cn/200608/25/eng20060825_296831.html

Poll: 63 per cent think Olmert should resign over Lebanon war
Raw Story – Cambridge,MA,USA
Tel Aviv- A clear majority of Israelis believe their prime minister, Ehud
Olmert, should resign over his handling of Israel’s offensive in Lebanon,
a poll …
rawstory.com/news/2006/Poll_63_per_cent_think_Olmert_shoul_08252006.html

Syria draws a line at the border
Asia Times Online – Kowloon,Hong Kong
… The minister was referring to the Syria-Lebanon border, which is considered
by many in Lebanon and the international community to be the only source
from which …
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/HH26Ak03.html

Focus on Iran and Syria
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
Buoyed by Hezbollah’s perceived rise in stature within the Mideast after
the Lebanon war, the group’s main supporters – Iran and Syria – are feeling
their oats …
www.newsday.com/news/printedition/opinion/ny-vpmi
d254863894aug25,0,2860740.story?coll=ny-opinion-print

The peacekeeping challenge in south Lebanon
Yahoo! News – USA
United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) – presently only a skeleton
apparatus of some 2,000 soldiers – with thousands of additional soldiers.

news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20060825/cm_csm/ymilo

LEBANON: Reconstruction effort begins
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… Analysts have estimated that the damage done to Lebanon’s overall infrastructure
could be anywhere between US $3 billion and $15 billion. …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/d6a79999453142f11ec57adb187b9a3b.htm

INTERVIEW-Lebanon must bet on UN, not outside power-Gemayel
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
BIKFAYA, Lebanon, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Lebanon should cling to the UN Security
Council to avoid being sucked into the orbit of any outside power as it
emerges …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L25677235.htm

Galloway to host radio show from Lebanon
Scotsman – United Kingdom
MAVERICK politician George Galloway is set to broadcast live from Lebanon
on Edinburgh radio station Talk 107 this weekend. The …
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1254112006

EU foreign ministers discuss Lebanon peacekeeping force
Unison.ie – Bray,Ireland
EU foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels today to discuss the contribution
of troops to the UN peacekeeping force being deployed in south Lebanon.

www.unison.ie/breakingnews/index.php3?ca=27&si=97275

Olmert support fades as UN troops land in Lebanon
Times Online – UK
… to resign, an Israeli newspaper poll found today, a reflection of the
widespread perception that Israel failed in its war against Hezbollah
in southern Lebanon …
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,251-2328685,00.html

Chirac, Merkel demand that Israel lift Lebanon blockade
Monsters and Critics.com – Glasgow,UK
Paris – French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Angela Merkel
on Friday demanded that Israel lift its sea and air blockade of Lebanon.

news.monstersandcritics.com/middleeast/article_1194488.
php/Chirac_Merkel_demand_that_Israel_lift_Lebanon_blockade

UN says bombs litter areas of Lebanon
Houston Chronicle – United States
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Unexploded cluster bomb litter homes, gardens and highways
in south Lebanon, the UN said Friday, as the State Department reportedly

www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/4140999.html

Sending Troops to Lebanon…
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
The debate and uncertainty regarding the issue of Turkey participating
in the UN peace force to be sent to Lebanon continues. In …
www.zaman.com/?bl=columnists&alt=&trh=20060825&hn=35976

Germany sees “very unconstructive” signals from Syria
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
PARIS, Aug 25 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday
Syria was sending signals which were unhelpful in resolving the conflict
between …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/BAT001422.htm

Middle East Syria versus Iran
Morocco Times – Casablanca,Morocco
By Alon Ben-Meir | Morocco TIMES. Syria and Iran’s long-term alliance is
based more on circumstance than common strategic interests. …
www.moroccotimes.com/paper/article.asp?idr=22&id=16751

Livni: Syria Should Respect Lebanon’s Independence
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
Syria should respect Lebanon’s independence and the weapons embargo imposed
on Hezbollah guerillas, Israel Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said. …
www.zaman.com/?bl=hotnews&alt=&trh=20060825&hn=35986
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Europe Pledges 4,000 Troops for Lebanon
New York Times – United States
25 — More than 4,000 European troops have been pledged to the expanded
United Nations peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon, and more commitments
are …
www.nytimes.com/2006/08/25/world/middleeast/26forcecnd.html?
hp&ex=1156564800&en=f3eefc5c1c85d853&ei=5094&partner=homepage

EU Pledges Up to 7,000 Soldiers for Lebanon Peacekeeping Force
Bloomberg – USA
… 25 (Bloomberg) — European Union governments pledged between 6,500
and 7,000 soldiers for the Lebanon peacekeeping force, boosting United
Nations efforts to …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=arbuURvVyUMA&refer=home

Analysis: Hezbollah and the Lebanon bill
Monsters and Critics.com – Glasgow,UK
UNITED NATIONS, United States (UPI) — As the international community debates
the cost of rebuilding Lebanon`s war-ravaged south, Hezbollah, the militant
group …
news.monstersandcritics.com/middleeast/article_
1194573.php/Analysis_Hezbollah_and_the_Lebanon_bill

Israeli Politics after the War in Lebanon
Voice of America – USA
In Israel, public anger is growing over the conduct of the war in Lebanon,
and many army reservists are calling for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s
resignation. …
www.voanews.com/english/NewsAnalysis/2006-08-24-voa56.cfm

German bomb suspect may have al Qaeda link: Lebanon
Washington Post – United States
… A Lebanese suspect has confessed to placing a bomb on a German train
and investigations indicate that he might be linked to al Qaeda, Lebanon’s
Acting Interior …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/25/AR2006082500497.html

LEBANON: D’ALEMA, HEZBOLLAH IS NOT A TERRORIST GROUP
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia – Italy
(AGI) – Rome, Aug 25 – Foreign Minister Massimo D’Alima repeated today
that he doesn’t consider Hezbollah merely a terrorist group. …
www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200608251055-1021-R
T1-CRO-0-NF82&page=0&id=agionline-eng.italyonline

UN: Cluster Bombs Litter South Lebanon
ABC News – USA
… day-long Israeli forces’ offensive, can be seen on the middle of the
road in the outskirts of the southern border village of Alma El Saab,
Lebanon, Thursday Aug …
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=2355677

Lebanon exodus must continue, says De Castro
Manila Standard Today – Philippines
Alert level 4 must be maintained and the mandatory evacuation of Filipino
Workers in Lebanon should continue despite the prevailing ceasefire between
Israeli …
www.manilastandardtoday.com/?page=politics02_aug26_2006

Syria cuts power supplies to Lebanon
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Syria has cited technical problems for its decision to cut power supplies
to Lebanon, which was already suffering from severe electricity rationing
after the …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=11545259447
89&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Syria Must Not Avoid Investigation
All Headline News – USA
Beirut, Lebanon (AHN) – France has warned Syria to be careful of using
the conflict in Lebanon as a way out of the ongoing investigation into
the murder of …
www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7004651382

Stalking Syria By Christopher Kremmer
CounterCurrents.org – India
… The Israeli warplanes that demolished a base once used to train Palestinian
militants didn’t just catch Syria’s air defences napping; they exposed
the …
www.countercurrents.org/syria-121003.htm

LEBANON: CABINET MEETING ON LEBANON MONDAY AT 5 PM
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia – Italy
25 – The cabinet meeting has been convoked for Monday 28 August at 5 pm
for the decree on cooperation in Lebanon and the participation of an Italian
military …
www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200608251952-1216-RT
1-CRO-0-NF82&page=0&id=agionline-eng.italyonline

EU to provide ‘backbone’ of Lebanon force
EUobserver.com – Brussels,Belgium
… of EU foreign ministers in Brussels on Friday (25 August) saw member
states commit up to 9,000 troops to a UN force to oversee the fragile
ceasefire in Lebanon …
euobserver.com/9/22266

Prodi says Italy troops may go to Lebanon Tuesday
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
BOLOGNA, Italy, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Italian troops could head off to Lebanon
as part of a UN peace force as early as next Tuesday, Prime Minister Romano
Prodi …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/RAT002372.htm

UNHCR in full distribution of relief items in southern Lebanon
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
TYRE, Lebanon, August 25 (UNHCR) – Each day now convoys of UNHCR trucks
carrying relief supplies wind their way through the hills of southern
Lebanon to …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/UNHCR/17bf76c87fad1a00ec9858b844b3168b.htm

EU nations to provide core of Lebanon force
Reuters – USA
… UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Friday European nations would
provide the backbone of a 15,000-strong United Nations peace force for
Lebanon and he had …
today.reuters.com/business/newsarticle.aspx?type=tnBusinessNews&storyID=
nL25464122&imageid=top-news-view-2006-08-25-084540-RTR1GNLO_
Comp%5B1%5D.jpg&cap=French%20U.N.%20soldiers%20patrol%20a%20street
%20in%20Saddikeen%20village%20in%20south%20Lebanon,%20Aug
.%2024,%202006.%20REUTERS/Ammar%20Awad

LEBANON: GENERAL CASTAGNETTI TO LEAD UN STRATEGIC UNIT
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia – Italy
… 25 – General Fabrizio Castagnetti was appointed by Defence Minister
Arturo Parisi to take charge of the strategic unit at the UN for the Lebanon
peace mission. …
www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200608252046-125
0-RT1-CRO-0-NF11&page=0&id=agionline-eng.oggitalia

Turkey against sending troops to Lebanon
SABC News – Auckland Park,South Africa
Ahmet Necdet Sezer, the Turkish president, was quoted as saying he opposed
sending Turkish troops to Lebanon as part of a UN peacekeeping force,
highlighting …
www.sabcnews.com/world/the_middle_east/0,2172,133734,00.html

LEBANON: SERENI, ITALY’S DETERMINATION REWARDED
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia – Italy
… deputy chief whip for the Olive Tree in the Lower House, praising the
results of the summit meeting between EU foreign ministers on the Lebanon-Israel
crisis. …
www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200608252027-1235-R
T1-CRO-0-NF11&page=0&id=agionline-eng.oggitalia

Poland to send 500 troops to Lebanon – minister
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… Poland is ready to contribute a total of 500 troops to a UN force helping
enforce a truce between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas in Lebanon, Foreign
Minister …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L25392789.htm

LEBANON: D’ALEMA CONFIRMS, ITALY OFFERS UP TO 3,000 MEN
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia – Italy
… his EU colleagues, the Foreign Secretary, Massimo D’Alema, confirmed
that Italy will offer “up to 3 thousand men” for the Unifil mission in
the south of Lebanon …
www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200608251934-1205-R
T1-CRO-0-NF82&page=0&id=agionline-eng.italyonline

US demands Syria abide by cease-fire
Jerusalem Post – Israel
The United States warned Syria on Thursday to abide by a United Nations
arms embargo meant to stop Hizbullah from rearming itself after its month-long
war with …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=11545259
41162&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Lebanon vows to stop smuggling from Syria
Al-Bawaba – Amman,Jordan
Lebanon insisted on Thursday it would to stop smuggling from Syria, playing
down a dispute between Syria and Israel over whether UN forces should
help the …
www.albawaba.com/en/countries/Syria/202311

Analysis: Syria UN border warning
BBC News – UK
Syria’s threat to close its border with Lebanon if UN peacekeepers are
deployed along the frontier has further complicated the struggle by world
powers to …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5283872.stm

Syria cuts off power flow, denies political message
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
BEIRUT: Syria announced on Thursday it had suspended the flow of electricity
it supplies to Lebanon, citing technical problems with its own power grid.

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=3&article_id=75000

France vows 2,000 troops for Lebanon peace force
Irish Examiner – Cork,Ireland
France, Lebanon’s former colonial ruler, has cast itself as a driving
force in efforts to build a lasting peace for the war-ravaged country
— but …
www.irishexaminer.com/irishexaminer/pages/story.aspx-qqqg
=sport-qqqm=sport-qqqa=sport-qqqid=11646-qqqx=1.asp

France to send 1,600 more troops to Lebanon
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
France will send additional 1,600 soldiers to reinforce the United Nations
Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and is willing to lead it, French President

english.people.com.cn/200608/25/eng20060825_296677.html

Suspect in failed German train bombings detained in Lebanon
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
A Lebanese suspect in failed German train bombings was arrested on Thursday
morning in Lebanon, Lebanese security sources said. …
english.people.com.cn/200608/25/eng20060825_296512.html

India cautious about joining UN force in Lebanon
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
India is willing to support the UN initiative for restoring peace in south
Lebanon, but will decide on contributing troops to the new UN multi-national
force …
english.people.com.cn/200608/25/eng20060825_296509.html

Just a Time Out in Lebanon’s War
TIME – USA
Lebanon is struggling to get back to normal after the summer’s war. Central
Beirut, whose sidewalk cafes are usually packed with …
www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1333644,00.html

Cyprus to provide facilities for UN mission in Lebanon: FM
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Cyprus will provide facilities through its ports and Andreas Papandreou
military air base for deployment of UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon,
Foreign Minister …
english.people.com.cn/200608/25/eng20060825_296664.html

Howard rules out Lebanon deployment
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Prime Minister John Howard says he sees no value for Australia in sending
troops to join a peacekeeping force in Lebanon. The United …
www.theage.com.au/news/National/Howard-rules-out
-Lebanon-deployment/2006/08/25/1156012710170.html

US Blasts Syria on Lebanon Peacekeeping
Voice of America – USA
By David Gollust. The United States Thursday welcomed apparent progress
in Europe toward fielding an upgraded UN peacekeeping force for Lebanon.

voanews.com/english/2006-08-24-voa76.cfm

Peacekeepers expected to be in Lebanon next week, says Finland
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Visiting Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja said here Thursday that
the first fortified UN peacekeepers in Lebanon were expected to be deployed
in a …
english.people.com.cn/200608/25/eng20060825_296683.html

Rifts emerging over Hezbollah’s role in Lebanon
Taipei Times – Taiwan
… As Israeli warplanes pulverized Lebanon’s infrastructure and laid entire
villages to waste, many Lebanese silently rallied around the fighters’
resistance. …
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2006/08/25/2003324751

Jordanian king calls for support for Lebanon
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
During a meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis, the king
said that human losses in Lebanon were great, and it was important for
the international …
english.people.com.cn/200608/25/eng20060825_296668.html

US demands Syria abide by arms embargo on Hezbollah
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
24 (Xinhua) — The United States demanded on Thursday Syria should abide
by a UN arms embargo along the Lebanese border designed to prevent any
weapons from …
english.people.com.cn/200608/25/eng20060825_296676.html

Iran-Syria vs. Israel, Round 1: Lessons Learned
Defense Industry Daily – Chesapeake City,MD,USA
In the aftermath of the recent fighting between Iran/Syria proxies Hezbollah
and Israel, a few after action reviews and assessments have begun to trickle
in. …
www.defenseindustrydaily.com/2006/08/iransyr

ia-vs-israel-round-1-lessons-learned/index.php

Crossfire War – Iran – Syria Target Golan – Egypt State Media …
NewsBlaze – Folsom,CA,USA
Night Watch: DAMASCUS – Debka intelligence sources in Washington and Jerusalem
report that Syria – Iran are taking steps to cause the next round of fighting

newsblaze.com/story/20060824140254payn.nb/newsblaze/OPINIONS/Opinions.html

Annan in a bid to bring stability in Lebanon
SABC News – Auckland Park,South Africa
… Annan, the UN secretary-general, is beginning a two-week round of shuttle
diplomacy today aimed at getting the United Nations resolution on Lebanon
implemented …
www.sabcnews.com/world/the_middle_east/0,2172,133681,00.html

EU ministers to meet over Lebanon force
RTE.ie – Ireland
… hold an emergency meeting with UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan in
Brussels later today to discuss the despatch of European troops to southern
Lebanon as part …
www.rte.ie/news/2006/0825/lebanon.html

  

  

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