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Date: 14 August 2006

Silence in Lebanon at long last
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
THE bombs and shells stopped falling on south Lebanon yesterday, for a
spell at least, and for the first time in weeks Hezbollah’s rockets remained
hidden on …

Oil Falls, Gasoline Drops on Alaska Output, Lebanon Cease-Fire
Bloomberg – USA
… the lowest price in almost two months after BP Plc said it will keep
half of the production flowing at the biggest US field and as a cease-fire
began in Lebanon …

CHP Raps Mooted Turkish Troop Deployment in Lebanon
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
The Turkish opposition parties have stepped up their campaign against the
deployment of Turkish troops in the southern Lebanon, claiming that it
would be a …

Thousands of refugees head back to Lebanon
Independent Online – Cape Town,South Africa
Shihabiyeh, Lebanon – Tens of thousands of Lebanese refugees headed back
towards their homes in the south on Monday as guns fell silent under a
United Nations …

Agenzia Giornalistica Italia – Italy
(AGI) – Beirut, Aug. 14 – Italy will take part in the UN peace mission
in Lebanon. The Foreign Minister Massimo D’Alema confirmed …

The international force planned for Lebanon
EiTB – Euskadi,Spain
A UN Security Council resolution to end the Israeli-Hizbollah war authorises
up to 15,000 UN troops to be deployed to Lebanon to enforce a ceasefire.

First stop Lebanon as UN begins quest for a lasting peace
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
NO ONE is ready to celebrate the ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah
in Lebanon that came into effect yesterday under UN Resolution 1701. …

Israel, Lebanon army chiefs meet – Australia
THE commander of the UN force in Lebanon held a joint meeting with Lebanese
and Israeli army officers today to discuss the Israeli pullout from south
Lebanon …,23599,20130349-1702,00.html

Watching Lebanon
Iran Focus – Iran
In the days after Hezbollah crossed from Lebanon into Israel, on July 12th,
to kidnap two soldiers, triggering an Israeli air attack on Lebanon and
a full …

Sweden to host Lebanon donor conference Aug 31
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
STOCKHOLM, Aug 14 (Reuters) – An international donor conference for Lebanon,
which Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson has offered to host, will take
place in …

Lebanese in Syria waiting to return home after ceasefire
Monsters and – Glasgow,UK
Damascus – Lebanese civilians who fled to Syria to escape the war in their
country are cautiously preparing to head home hours after a United Nations-imposed

Peace Malaysia To Send Medical Team To Syria-Lebanon Border
Bernama – Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) — Peace Malaysia will send a medical team
and set up a logistical base near the Syria-Lebanon border Tuesday. …

Germany woos Syria to dump Tehran alliance
Monsters and – Glasgow,UK
… The latest tour will be the first to include Syria, which the head
of German diplomacy believes is an essential partner if any kind of enduring
peace is to be …

Syria’s Secret Nuclear Program and Long Term Threat
AINA – Modesto,CA,USA
Washington — On May 5, 2004 RPS reported that there is growing concern
in the Bush administration that Syria has been pursuing a clandestine
nuclear weapons …

UN peacekeepers meet Israel, Lebanon army officials
ABC Online – Australia
The commander of the United Nations peacekeepers in south Lebanon has met
senior Lebanese and Israeli army officials at the border to discuss the
transfer of …

Germany’s Merkel faces test on troops for Lebanon
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing one of her toughest policy decisions
since taking office — whether to send German soldiers to Lebanon following
the Israel …

UN truce holds in Lebanon
Mail & Guardian Online – Johannesburg,South Africa
A fragile United Nations-ordered truce took hold in Lebanon on Monday after
a month-long war between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas, prompting thousands
of …

Bombing till the last minute: Report from Lebanon 2 – Philippines
… a 68-year-old grandmother whose legs were shattered after the roof
of her house collapsed on her when Israeli warplanes pounded her village
in South Lebanon. …

W. House: North Lebanon security needed to stop arms
Washington Post – United States
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As a fragile truce began taking hold in southern
Lebanon, the White House said on Monday that security was probably needed
in northern …

9 soldiers killed in s. Lebanon Sunday
Jerusalem Post – Israel
… soldiers were killed after an anti-tank rocket was fired at their infantry
unit, operating near the village of Kantara in the eastern sector of southern
Lebanon …

Italy urges Lebanon to deploy army immediately
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Italy’s foreign minister urged the Lebanese government Monday to deploy
its army in southern Lebanon and said Italian troops could join a UN force
within two …

PM takes responsibility for Lebanon offensive
JERUSALEM – Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Monday he takes sole responsibility
for the war against Hezbollah in Lebanon and asserted that the fighting
had …

Annan pushes for UN force in Lebanon
Financial Times – London,England,UK
Kofi Annan, the United Nations secretary-general, on Monday urged forward
the creation of a 15,000-strong international peacekeeping force for Lebanon,
as UN …

US Stocks Rally on Lower Oil, Lebanon Truce; GE, UPS Advance
Bloomberg – USA
… Israel said today it was calling back some troops from southern Lebanon
after its military and Hezbollah ended fighting as part of an accord arranged
by the …

White House Fears Syria, Iran Will Re-Arm Hizbullah
Arutz Sheva – Israel
( The Bush administration is worried that security in northern
Lebanon is not stight enough to prevent Iran and Syria from re-arming
Hizbullah …

Australian Visitor Takes Good Impression about Syria
SANA – Syrian Arab News Agency – Damascus,Syria
Member of the Australian Women delegation who paid a visit to Syria last
April Clare Williamson expressed good impression of the visit, hailing
the national …

Syria’s Lebanese refugees head home despite doubts
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
DAMASCUS, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Happy to go home but uncertain of the future,
thousands of Lebanese refugees in Syria headed back across the border
after a truce …

Feinstein: Necessary to Engage Syria, Iran to Ensure Cease-fire …
Council on Foreign Relations – New York,New York,USA
… says the current cease-fire between Hezbollah and Israel, while a “positive”
development, is unlikely to last unless regional powers like Syria and
Iran are …

German foreign minister to visit Syria on new Mideast trip
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BERLIN – Germany’s foreign minister was to set off Monday on a Middle
East trip that will include talks with Syria’s leaders aimed at persuading
the …

Guns silenced by Lebanon ceasefire
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The Israeli army and Hezbollah militants put down their weapons at 6am.
However, there was fighting right up to the deadline – Israel …

Hezbollah fighter shot by Israeli soldiers in Lebanon
Irish Independent – Dublin,Ireland
The ceasefire in the Middle East appears to be already faltering, with
Israeli soldiers shooting a Hezbollah guerrilla in south Lebanon this
morning. …

For Arabs, Lebanon war smashes Israeli army image
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… They see Israeli casualties in south Lebanon as evidence of the weaknesses
in an army long held in awe by its neighbours. At least …

Lebanon truce opens way to aid, returning refugees
Reuters – USA
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Aid began flowing into south Lebanon on Monday hours
after a UN-brokered ceasefire came into effect to end a conflict that
killed over 1,200 …

Gold Declines in London as Cease-Fire in Lebanon Takes Effect
Bloomberg – USA
14 (Bloomberg) — Gold fell after a cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah
took effect in Lebanon, reducing investor demand for the precious metal
as a safe …

Thousands of displaced head back to south Lebanon
Malaysia Star – Malaysia
SIDON, Lebanon (Reuters) – Several thousand displaced Lebanese headed for
south Lebanon on Monday shortly after guns fell silent in line with a
UN-brokered …

US Stock-Index Futures Rise on Lower Oil, Lebanon Cease-Fire
Bloomberg – USA
Aug. 14 (Bloomberg) — US stock-index futures rose as crude oil fell to
a two-week low and as Israeli and Hezbollah troops began a cease-fire
in Lebanon. …

Refugees return to southern Lebanon
Ynetnews – Israel
Guns fell silent across southern Lebanon on Monday after a UN-brokered
truce went into effect to end five weeks of fighting between Israel and
Hizbullah that …,7340,L-3290962,00.html

Fragile truce begins in Lebanon
Swissinfo – Switzerland
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Heavy fighting in southern Lebanon stopped abruptly
on Monday after a UN-brokered truce came into effect, but reports that
Israeli troops …

Agenzia Giornalistica Italia – Italy
(AGI) – Beirut, Aug. 14 – The foreign minister Massimo D’Alema has arrived
in Beirut, first stop of his mission in the Missile East …

Guns fall silent in Lebanon
News24 – South Africa
Beirut – The guns fell silent in Lebanon on Monday as a UN-brokered ceasefire
between Israel and Hezbollah appeared to take hold after some of the most
intense …,,2-10-2075_1982393,00.html

UPDATE: German Foreign Min To Visit Jordan, Syria, Saudi
Easy Bourse (Communiqués de presse) – Paris,France
BERLIN (AP)—Germany’s foreign minister was to set off Monday on a Middle
East trip that will include talks with Syria’s leaders aimed at persuading
the …

Syria backs Lebanon stand
Gulf Times – Doha,Qatar
DAMASCUS: Syria backed Lebanon’s approval of a UN resolution aimed at
ending hostilities between Israel and Hezbollah but also expressed reservations
on the …
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German Foreign Minister to visit Syria, Jordan, Saudi following UN …
Hindu – Chennai,India
14 (AP): Germany’s Foreign Minister was to set off on Monday on a trip
to Jordan, Syria and Saudi Arabia, hours after Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas
halted …

Syria’s “Rising Self-Confidence” Triggers Fears at Bush’s … – London,UK
… History (Oxford University Press), stated an important and worth- mentioning
point about the recent developments in the Middle East, arguing that Syria
and Iran …

Silence in south Lebanon: Lebanese sources
SABC News – Auckland Park,South Africa
Guns fell silent across south Lebanon today as a UN-brokered truce to end
five weeks of fighting between Israel and Hizbollah went into effect,
Lebanese …,2172,132959,00.html

Lebanon ceasefire comes into effect
Times of India – India
BEIRUT: A UN ceasefire went into effect at 0500 GMT on Monday, after a
night of heavy air strikes on Lebanon and 34 days of fighting that took
more than 900 …

Thousands of displaced head back to south Lebanon
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
SIDON, Lebanon, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Several thousand displaced Lebanese
headed for south Lebanon on Monday shortly after guns fell silent in line
with a UN …

Guns fall silent in Lebanon
Mail & Guardian Online – Johannesburg,South Africa
… Hezbollah guerrillas went into effect at 7am South African time on
Monday, and Lebanese security sources said the guns had fallen silent
across southern Lebanon …|

Canadians flee Lebanon on chartered ship
London Free Press – Canada
BEIRUT — More than 800 Canadians departed Lebanon yesterday, fleeing the
war-torn country on a government-chartered ship despite the promise of
a looming …

Some Israeli forces leaving Lebanon – army
Reuters South Africa – Johannesburg,South Africa
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Some Israeli forces started withdrawing from southern
Lebanon on Monday shortly after a UN-brokered truce between Israel and
Hizbollah …

Tense calm across Lebanon as UN-brokered truce takes effect
Ha'aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
“It’s emotional,” a exhausted but smiling soldier told Israel Channel 10
television as his unit left Lebanon Monday morning. “It’s a cease-fire.”.

EU will help make Lebanon force ‘robust’, says Solana – Brussels,Belgium
EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana has said that he expects a quick
deployment of troops to southern Lebanon and that troops from Europe will
make the force …

Lebanon cease-fire comes into effect
ABC Online – Australia
… Prime Minister Ehud Olmert had told his Army to observe the truce from
3:00pm AEST and to start withdrawing some of its estimated 30,000 troops
in south Lebanon …

Israel-Lebanon Cease-Fire Goes Into Effect
ABC News – USA
… search for survivors under the rubble of collapsed apartment buildings,
as smoke rises in the background, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon,
Sunday, Aug …

Ceasefire brings calm to Lebanon
Bangkok Post – Thailand
Beirut/Tel Aviv (dpa) – Calm prevailed across Lebanon Monday morning as
a UN-brokered ceasefire aimed at ending the month-long fighting between
Israel and …

Syria Supports Lebanon’s National Consensus and Reservations …
SANA – Syrian Arab News Agency – Damascus,Syria
… Council to reach that objective. The source added that Syria, taking
notice of the content of the resolution No. 1701, and in light …

Israeli Air Raids Kill 7 in East Lebanon
Washington Post – United States
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Two Israeli air raids on a village in Lebanon’s eastern
Bekaa Valley late Sunday killed at least seven people and wounded nearly
two dozen …

Lebanon seeks compensation for ‘catastrophe’
Independent Online – Cape Town,South Africa
Beirut – Lebanon plans to sue Israel over a huge oil spill from a bomb-damaged
power plant that’s been described as the country’s worst environmental
disaster …

Top Israeli author’s son killed in Lebanon
Independent Online – Cape Town,South Africa
Jerusalem – The soldier-son of Israeli author David Grossman has been killed
in fighting in Lebanon, the army said on Sunday, just days after the …

More Canadians flee Lebanon as Ottawa expresses ‘deep concern’ – Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
Canadian nationals board the chartered passenger ship “Princesa Mariang”
that docked in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, as they wait to be
evacuated with …

War shatters Lebanon’s economic future
Monsters and – Glasgow,UK
Beirut – Israel’s month-long offensive in Lebanon has so far inflicted
billions of dollars worth of damage and shattered Lebanon’s economic hopes
for the future …

Syria supports Lebanon’s acceptance of UN resolution
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Syria said on Sunday that it supports Lebanon’s acceptance of a UN resolution
calling for an end to the bloodshed between Israel and the Shiite Hezbollah,
the …

‘Small’ role for NZ in UN Lebanon force
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
New Zealand will participate in a United Nations peacekeeping force in
Lebanon but any contribution will be small, Prime Minister Helen Clark
said. …

Israeli air strikes kill at least four in eastern Lebanon
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
At least four people were killed and dozens wounded in Israeli air strikes
in eastern Lebanon overnight Sunday, medics source said. …

Canada needs to take leading role in rebuilding Lebanon: Ignatieff – Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
HALIFAX (CP) – Canada is right to support Israel in the Middle East conflict,
but our country needs to take an active role in helping Lebanon rebuild
after …

Blood spills as Lebanon truce nears
The Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
BOTH warring parties in the Lebanon conflict slugged it out right up until
the truce called for by the United Nations came into effect this morning.

Seven Israeli soldiers killed in Lebanon: TV
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
Seven Israeli soldiers were killed in clashes with Hezbollah militants
in south Lebanon on Sunday, al- Arabiya television reported. …

The Region: Syria and Iran get off scot-free
Jerusalem Post – Israel
… is not a new one. Egypt and Syria used Jordan and Lebanon for this
purpose from the late 1960s onward. The whole history of the …

The Threat From Syria
AINA – Modesto,CA,USA
Washington — For the past half century, Syria’s overriding military objective
has been the destruction of Israel. Yet on the battlefield …

Lebanon ceasefire takes effect
Advertiser Adelaide – Adelaide,South Australia,Australia
A UN-brokered ceasefire deal aimed at ending the month-long war in Lebanon
entered into force at 3pm AEST today. The hours leading …,22606,20121449-5005962,00.html

Lebanon will not force Hizbullah to withdraw
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Lebanon’s ambassador to the UN said that his government would not use force
to ensure the dismantling of Hizbullah, sources said early Sunday morning.

Look beyond Lebanon
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BY ABDULAZIZ SAGER. IT IS often said that war is another face of diplomacy,
but the one-month-old Israeli attack on Lebanon defies this notion. …

Evacuated from Gush Katif, then killed in Lebanon
Jerusalem Post – Israel
… Hizbullah. On Saturday afternoon, Meshulami and the rest of his tank
crew were killed by an anti-tank missile in Randuria, south Lebanon. …

Israeli air raids kill and wound dozens in east Lebanon
Hindu – Chennai,India
Beirut, Aug. 14 (AP): Israeli warplanes attacked a village in eastern Lebanon
on Monday but it was not clear if there were casualties, security officials
said. …

United Nations Lebanon Cease-Fire Resolution Goes Into Force
Bloomberg – USA
… It calls for the withdrawal of Israeli troops after combined UN and
Lebanese forces move into southern Lebanon. The conflict has …

Israel pounds Lebanon hours before UN truce
Reuters – USA
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Israeli warplanes and ground forces pounded southern
Lebanon on Monday, pressing an offensive against Hizbollah guerrillas
before a UN …

Lebanon prepares for UN ceasefire
BBC News – UK
Violence went on through the night as the deadline neared, with heavy Israeli
air raids reported in eastern Lebanon. Prime Minister …

In a Political Move, Lebanon Offers an Army That All of Its Sects …
New York Times – United States
… The resolution on a truce adopted by the United Nations Security Council
on Friday calls for 15,000 Lebanese soldiers to patrol southern Lebanon,
once Israeli …

Fundamentally Freund: Will Iran & Syria Get Away with Murder?
Arutz Sheva – Israel
The two main state sponsors of this entire bloody affair – Syria and
Iran – have gotten off scot-free despite wreaking havoc and sowing instability



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