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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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Governments step up Lebanon evacuation plans
Monsters and – Glasgow,UK
Beirut – Governments stepped up measures Monday to evacuate their nationals
from Lebanon as violence intensified between Israel and Hezbollah. …

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 …

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 …,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. …

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 …,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 …

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. …

Dozens more dead in Israel’s Lebanon offensive – 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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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

G8 Mideast statement targets Iran, Syria: US – 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 …

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. …

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 …

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. …

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.

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 …

Gov’t scrambling to evacuate citizens from Lebanon – 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 …

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 …,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 …

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. …

Harper dodges questions on Israel-Lebanon crisis – 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. …

Israel denies manned aircraft downed in Lebanon – 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 …

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. …

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 …

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

Bush caught on tape swearing about Syria
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 …

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 …

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 …,,1822618,00.html

Iran and Syria ‘to blame’ for Middle East crisis – 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 …

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 …

‘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

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. …,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 …

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 …

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

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. …

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 …,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,.

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 …

Lebanese diaspora organizations ask Iran, Syria and Hezbollah be … – 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 …

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 …

Death toll mounts as Israel targets north Lebanon – 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 …

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 …

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. …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Britons preparing to leave Lebanon – UK
(Picture: Reuters). Israeli jets have continued to target new positions
in Lebanon with wave after wave of attack. The port of Tripoli …

Israeli air strikes kill 7 Canadians in Lebanon – 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. …

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 …

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 …,,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 …,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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …,,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 …,,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

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. …

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. …

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. …

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 …

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. …

Israeli air strikes kill 7 Canadians in Lebanon – Canada
Seven Canadians are dead and three seriously injured after an Israeli air
strike in Lebanon, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs. …

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. …

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 …

Lebanon staring into the abyss – Bray,Ireland
THOUSANDS of Lebanese civilians fled southern Lebanon last night as Israeli
forces prepared to launch a ground invasion. Tanks and …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …,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. …

Lebanon stares into the abyss – 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. …

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 …

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 …,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 …

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 …

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

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …,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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.,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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …,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 …

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 …,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 …

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

Syria warns of ‘firm’ response if Israel attacks
Monsters and – 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 …
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. …,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. …

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 …

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 …

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.,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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.,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. …

SYRIA: Damascus eases border crossing – 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 …

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,



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