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Date: 4 August 2006

US Plans Military Aid for Lebanon, But Not Training
Voice of America – USA
The US Defense Department says it has no plans to train Lebanon’s military,
contrary to a comment Thursday by the spokesman for the State Department.

Hospitals, fuel, bombed roads – Lebanon’s plight worsens
Monsters and – Glasgow,UK
… politicians and aid agencies expressed major concerns Friday over the
severing of the last safe corridor used to ferry supplies into Lebanon
after Israeli jets …

Israeli air raids kill 40 civilians in Lebanon
ABC Online – Australia
Israeli air strikes have killed at least 40 civilians in Lebanon and Hezbollah
has launched its longest-range rocket attack of the war into the Israeli
city of …

LEBANON-LIBERIA: Lebanon Diary Part X
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said it is
relocating refugees in Lebanon to safer areas within the country. …

News – Shipping relief to Lebanon
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
Red Cross relief supplies are reaching southern Lebanon through the port
of Tyre for the first time as the conflict continues in the Middle East.

Israel Blockade Against Lebanon Tightens
Forbes – USA
… “This is Lebanon’s umbilical cord,” Christiane Berthiaume of the World
Food Program said of … Israel has now decided to destroy Lebanon,” he
said in a statement. …

Blair sets focus on Lebanon
International Herald Tribune – France
… Minister Tony Blair delayed a Caribbean vacation on Friday, saying
the coming days would be crucial in the diplomatic effort to secure a
cease-fire in Lebanon. …

Human Rights Watch catalogues Israeli war crimes in Lebanon
Asian Tribune – Bangkok,Thailand
… Titled “Fatal Strikes: Israel’s indiscriminate attacks against
civilians in Lebanon”, the report provided additional proof that the
Zionist state is …

Sharp expansion of Israeli air strikes in Lebanon
Hindu – Chennai,India
… Israel pounded Hizbollah’s southern Beirut strongholds with missiles
early on Friday and, in a sharp expansion of its bombing of Lebanon, blasted
highway …

ACT Update: Lebanon Humanitarian Crisis
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
The Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) reports that the night of August
3 – 4 has been one of the most violent since the Israeli attacks on Lebanon
started …

Israeli jets kill 23 near Syria
Advertiser Adelaide – Adelaide,South Australia,Australia
… head of the rescue service on the scene in the village of Qaa. Security
sources said that the wounded had been evacuated to Syria.,22606,20024060-5005962,00.html

Up to 40 hurt in IAF strike near Syria
Jerusalem Post – Israel
An IAF strike on Friday slammed into farm workers loading vegetables into
a refrigerator truck near the Lebanon-Syria border later Friday, killing
or wounding …

Body of UN observer found in Lebanon – Finland
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
HELSINKI, Aug 4 (Reuters) – The body of a fourth United Nations military
observer killed in an Israeli air raid in southern Lebanon on July 25
has been found …

Israeli air raids kill 40 civilians in Lebanon
Reuters – USA
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Israeli air strikes killed at least 40 civilians in
Lebanon and a Hizbollah rocket barrage into Israel killed three people
on Friday in a …

Tulay palabas ng Lebanon binomba
ABS CBN News – Philippines
Naghahanda na ang pamahalaan sa pagbubukas ng ibang ruta palabas ng Lebanon
matapos na pasabugin ng Israel ang mga tulay patungo sa border ng Syria.

Lebanon Oil Spill Threatens Eastern Mediterranean Coasts
Bloomberg – USA
… station that was bombed by Israeli jets threatens to pollute countries
in the eastern Mediterranean such as Cyprus and Turkey, Lebanon’s environment
minister …

Shortages threaten epidemics in Lebanon
The Australian – Sydney,Australia
SOUTHERN Lebanon faces severe shortages of drinking water and fuel, threatening
the outbreak of epidemics if Israel keeps up attacks on the country, a
senior …,5744,20025528%255E23109,00.html

Israeli air raid kills 33 civilians in Lebanon
Reuters – USA
BEIRUT (Reuters) – An Israeli air strike killed at least 33 people in northeastern
Lebanon on Friday and Hizbollah fired scores of rockets into Israel in
a …

Poor response from Irish to Lebanon charity appeal
Irish Examiner – Cork,Ireland
The Government and aid agencies called on the public today to give more
generously to appeals for the humanitarian crisis in Lebanon. …

Israel severs Lebanon road link to Syria
Houston Chronicle – United States
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Israel expanded its assault on Lebanon Friday, launching
its first major attack on the Christian heartland north of Beirut and
severing the …

Cyprus says it helped 54,000 flee Lebanon since fighting broke out … – Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
NICOSIA, Cyprus (CP) – More than 54,000 people have been evacuated from
Lebanon through Cyprus since fighting broke out last month, authorities
said Friday. …

DFA won’t probe Lebanon deaths
Manila Standard Today – Philippines
THE government yesterday closed the book on two Filipina domestics who
died in Lebanon last week and refocused on getting its nationals out of
the war-torn …

Up to 40 farmers hurt in IAF raid near Syria
Jerusalem Post – Israel
An ISF missile slammed into farm workers loading vegetables into a refrigerator
truck near the Lebanon-Syria border on Friday, killing or wounding as
many as …

Spanish FM: Syria to exercice its influence on Hezbollah
European Jewish Press – Brussels,Belgium
BRUSSELS (EJP)--- Spanish foreign minister Miguel Angel Moratinos has declared
that “Syria will exercise its influence on Hezbollah if circumstances
change …

Syria’s Christians rally behind Hizbollah
Scotsman – United Kingdom
… Israel’s offensive against Lebanon has brought Christians in neighbouring
Syria closer to Nasrallah, a Shi’ite Muslim, reviving Arab nationalist
feelings and …

Hezbollah May Agree to Ceasefire as Israel Stays in Lebanon
Bloomberg – USA
Aug. 4 (Bloomberg) — Hezbollah may agree to a cease-fire even if some
Israeli soldiers remain in Lebanon, a Hezbollah lawmaker said. …

Lebanon hopes for ceasefire next week – parliament leader-1
RIA Novosti – Moscow,Russia
MOSCOW, August 4 (RIA Novosti) – Lebanon expects Israel to stop attacks
on the country next week, the leader of the Lebanese parliamentary majority
said Friday …

Lebanon/Israel – ICRC Bulletin 09/2006
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
Assistance provided for medical facilities In the last few days, ICRC health
teams have delivered vital medical supplies for the treatment of war-wounded
and …

Lebanon strikes cut off aid convoys
ABC Online – Australia
… But Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s Cabinet has yet to approve the offensive,
which would go beyond a planned “security zone” in southern Lebanon. …

Bridge bombing paralyses Lebanon aid pipeline
Scotsman – United Kingdom
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Israel’s overnight bombing of highway bridges in northern
Lebanon and strikes at a Hizbollah stronghold in south Beirut paralysed
aid …

450 Filipinos’ journey out of Lebanon stalled – Philippines
By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez. (UPDATE) THE TRAVEL of some 450 Filipinos out
of Lebanon has been … The 450 Filipinos are the next batch scheduled
to leave Lebanon. …

Christian villages in Lebanon spared
Houston Chronicle – United States
By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer. QLEIA, Lebanon — This tiny
Christian village is barely three miles from Israel’s border. …

Red Cross helpless in Lebanon
Globe and Mail – Canada
TYRE, LEBANON — They lay sprawled in a semi-circle on black couches, 11
Red Cross medics in orange jumpsuits, transfixed by the carnage being
shown on …

Malaysia Plans to Send 1,000 Peacekeeping Soldiers to Lebanon
FOX News – USA
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia plans to send 1,000 soldiers for peacekeeping
in Lebanon as soon as a cease-fire is declared in the fighting between
Israel …,2933,207013,00.html

Spanish FM Wraps Up Visit to Syria
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Madrid, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos
wrapped up a visit to Syria on Thursday, aimed at involving that country
in …

Blair delays holiday in bid to help resolve Lebanon crisis
Scotsman – United Kingdom
TONY BLAIR has delayed his summer holiday to continue efforts to resolve
the Lebanon crisis. Downing Street said the Prime Minister …

Israeli air raid kills 27 civilians in Lebanon
Reuters – USA
BEIRUT (Reuters) – An Israeli air strike killed at least 27 civilians in
northeastern Lebanon on Friday and Hizbollah fired scores of rockets into
Israel in an …

Israel, Hezbollah in fierce clashes on Lebanon border: UN
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
TYRE, Lebanon – Israeli forces and Hezbollah militants were still locked
in fierce combat in Lebanon’s border region Friday, with the army in
some cases …

Blair delays holiday to work on Lebanon deal
Malaysia Star – Malaysia
LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Tony Blair delayed his holiday
on Friday to work on a UN Security Council resolution for Lebanon, his
office said. …

Israel and Lebanon Sort Out
Kommersant – Moscow,Russia
… A 48-hour moratorium on air strikes against Lebanon was declared. …
Casualties from all of southern Lebanon are taken to that hospital. …

Two Israeli soldiers killed in Lebanon -army
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
JERUSALEM, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Two Israeli soldiers were killed by an anti-tank
missile during fighting in southern Lebanon on Friday, the army said.

Lebanon bombings cut off UN
The Australian – Sydney,Australia
OVERNIGHT bombings in Lebanon cut off an “umbilical cord” for relief supplies
and halted evacuations from the country to Syria, international and UN
agencies …,5744,20023137%255E23109,00.html

Arroyo ‘outraged’ over deaths of 2 Filipinas in Lebanon – Philippines
By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez. (UPDATE) EXPRESSING “indignation and outrage”
over the death of two Filipinas in Lebanon, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
has …

Israel Tells Army to Push Deeper in Lebanon to Destroy Arsenal
Bloomberg – USA
Aug. 4 (Bloomberg) — Israel ordered the army to advance further into southern
Lebanon to destroy Hezbollah’s rocket arsenal as planes bombed Beirut.

Lebanese officials visit Ain al-Hilweh
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
… The ministerial delegation arrived at the northern entrance of Lebanon’s
largest refugee camp mid-morning in a convoy of four government vehicles
and two …

Aoun likens House majority to Marie Antionette
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
… Aoun raised the question because of “authority figures’ lack of attention
to the deteriorating economic and social situation in Lebanon … …

Israel’s military offensive sparks outrage
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
BEIRUT: Israel’s military offensive in the Palestinian Territories sparked
outrage in Lebanon, where politicians and religious figures issued statements

Lebanese breathe easier for now but thorny issues still on horizon
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
… According to politicians familiar with Syria’s position on Lebanon,
Damascus will block the implementation of any national dialogue agreements
reached under …

Syria Wants to Talk, But Bush Won’t Answer the Phone
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
… was not the typical Capitol Hill rhetoric (offering unconditional support
for Israel, or delivering the routine condemnation and demonization of
Syria). …

Greece offers to ship EU humanitarian aid to Lebanon
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
… European Union (EU) that it was willing to donate shipping services
to ensure humanitarian aid, which has arrived in Larnaca, Cyprus, gets
to war-torn Lebanon. …

UN seeks framework for Israel, Lebanon talks
Jerusalem Post – Israel
… cease-fire before any talk of a longer-term solution, including the
formation of a stabilization force and the creation of a buffer zone in
south Lebanon. …

Lebanon counts human cost of 23 days in firing line
Guardian Unlimited – UK
As the full extent of Lebanon’s catastrophe began to emerge yesterday,
the US-based watchdog Human Rights Watch accused Israel of war crimes.,,1837057,00.html

What next Lebanon?
Al-Ahram Weekly – Cairo,Egypt
In the current context of Israel’s war on Lebanon and renewed pressure
from the US to force implementation of UNSC Resolution 1559 (which called,
among other …

Two Israeli soldiers killed in south Lebanon – TV
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
Two Israeli soldiers were killed and two others wounded on Thursday by
Hezbollah fire in southern Lebanon, a military source confirmed to Xinhua.

Send ‘real’ soldiers to keep peace in Lebanon
Mumbai Mirror – India
London: Describing the UN force deployed in Lebanon as “very useless
and very helpless”, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said he expects
any …

PM: Lebanon crisis can spark off a new wave
Malaysia Star – Malaysia
PUTRAJAYA: The present crisis faced by Lebanon can spark off a new wave
of terror as angry and disappointed people join the ranks of terrorists
and cause the …

Woman in eastern Lebanon killed in Israeli air raid
Monsters and – Glasgow,UK
… It was the deepest incursion into Lebanon since Israel launched a widescale
offensive after Hezbollah’s capture of two Israeli soldiers on July 12
at the …

Rice Signals Possible Lebanon Compromise
Forbes – USA
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice expressed support Thursday for an immediate
cease-fire in Lebanon as the first phase in ending the conflict between
Israel …

Turkish Red Crescent sends aid to Lebanon
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
Turkish aid organization Kizilay ( Red Crescent) sent a convoy of 18 trucks
carrying humanitarian aid to Lebanon on Thursday, the semi-official Anatolia
news …

Haya to visit Lebanese refugees in Syria
Gulf News – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
… Wife of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President
and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will travel to Syria
to highlight …

Engaging Syria helps prevent wider conflict
Gulf News – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
For the past three weeks, since Israel launched its military operation
against Lebanon, Syria’s role in the current conflict and US policy towards
Damascus …

Qatar Airways’ extra Syria service continues
Peninsula On-line – Qatar
doha • Due to the ongoing security situation in Lebanon, Qatar Airways
continues to operate a series of extra flights to neighbouring Syria.

Germany to Syria: Will you be good if we pay you?
Blogger News Network – USA
It seems that the EU is Syria’s biggest trading partner (40 percent of
its trade goes to Europe) and Syria has never made a secret of its interest
in duty …

Spanish FM says Syria ready to play positive role in ending …
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
Visiting Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Moratinos said on Thursday in
Damascus that Syria would play a positive role in bringing about solutions
to get out of …

Satellite images spy ancient history in Syria – Evergreen,VA,USA
Ancient human settlements in Syria have been revealed in declassified spy
satellite images by a small team of researchers led by ANU PhD student
Mandy Mottram. …

UN resolution on ending Israel-Lebanon conflict “close”: Rice
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Thursday that a UN Security
Council resolution for halting the Israel-Lebanon conflict was “close.”.

Israel army readies for deeper push into Lebanon
Malaysia Star – Malaysia
BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Israeli army on Friday prepared for a possible push
deeper into southern Lebanon to drive out Hizbollah which threatened to
launch …

Arroyo ‘outraged’ over deaths of 2 Filipinas in Lebanon – Philippines
EXPRESSING “indignation and outrage” over the death of two Filipinas in
Lebanon, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has ordered officials to undertake
all means …

Lebanon crisis and unrestricted warfare
Jakarta Post – Jakarta,Indonesia
… Arab states. Lebanon has an obligation under Security Council Resolution
1559 to disarm any militias in its territory. This resolution …

How Lebanon rescued me
Salon – USA
… 4, 2006 | In March 2003, I fled to Beirut, Lebanon, wanting to escape
the made-for-TV war on Iraq, the monotony of Washington, and the man who
had become my …

Israeli planes attack Beirut suburbs, other areas of Lebanon – Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
Israeli soldiers stand on top of an armored vehicle before entering Lebanon
from the northern Israel, Thursday. (AP/Pier Paolo Cito). …

Immigrant reservist in Lebanon describes ‘a war like one sees in …
Jerusalem Post – Israel
… J of his general experience serving in a special demolition reserve
squad in a paratroop unit which has been sent to Lebanon. Not …

Rice Signals Possible Lebanon Compromise
ABC News – USA
Rice expressed support Thursday for an immediate cease-fire in Lebanon
as the first phase in ending the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah.

OIC urges truce, UN force for Lebanon
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
… Aug 3: Leaders from the Muslim world on Thursday condemned the Israeli
aggression and demanded an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire in Lebanon,
release of …



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