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Syria | Lebanon Newslinks 22 July 2006
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Date: 22 July 2006

Israel poised to invade Lebanon
Independent Online – Cape Town,South Africa
… At sundown, military officials said they were preparing for a possible
invasion to destroy Hezbollah positions in the south of embattled Lebanon.

Thousands more Americans flee Lebanon to Cyprus
Boston Globe – United States
LARNACA, Cyprus — Ships and aircraft worked through the night and into
this morning, picking up thousands more foreign nationals in Lebanon and
bringing them …

Indians return home from Lebanon – Mumbai,India
The first batch of Indians stranded in Lebanon arrived home safely last
night. CNBC-TV18 learns of their first hand account of their …

Israel says 150 targets in Lebanon hit during past 24 hours
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
JERUSALEM – The Israeli air force has hit 150 targets inside Lebanon over
the past 24 hours, the military said Saturday on the 11th day of its air
campaign …

Timeline: Crisis in Lebanon – Qatar
More than 100,000 civilians have already left their homes in south Lebanon.
… The Israeli air force continues to hit targets around Lebanon. …

Rise rejects ‘false promise’ of Lebanon ceasefire
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
… The US position has allowed Israel more time to try to destroy what
both nations consider a Hezbollah terrorist network in southern Lebanon.

Israel to allow aid into Lebanon
Boston Globe – United States
UNITED NATIONS — Aid supplies will be allowed into Lebanon amid the fighting,
an Israeli envoy said yesterday, a day after the United Nations warned
of a …

Indians arrive home from Lebanon
BBC News – UK
The first Indians have arrived back home via air and sea after being evacuated
from Lebanon as Israel continues its military assault. …

Syria improved treatment of Lebanese and foreigners at borders
Ya Libnan – Beirut,Lebanon
Beirut- Ya Libnan reported on July 17 that Syria was mistreating the Lebanese
and foreigners at the borders. Many Syrians wrote …

Flight home from Lebanon ends ‘harrowing’ experiences
Monsters and – Glasgow,UK
… GMT. Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Surangani was asleep when his home in
a southern Lebanon town was hit by an Israeli bomb attack. Terrified …

No military solution exists to Lebanon, Gaza conflicts – Russia
RIA Novosti – Moscow,Russia
MOSCOW, July 22 (RIA Novosti) – Russia is convinced that there is no military
solution to Israel’s conflicts in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, the Foreign

Mass evacuation from Lebanon to Cyprus speeds up
Malaysia Star – Malaysia
LARNACA, Cyprus (Reuters) – Ships and aircraft on Saturday whisked more
exhausted people fleeing the fighting in Lebanon to safety in Cyprus in
a mass …

Israel plans more Lebanon incursions
Mail & Guardian Online – Johannesburg,South Africa
Israel will pursue its war on Hezbollah with more military incursions into
south Lebanon but will not unleash a full-scale invasion for the moment,
an Israeli …

Israel hits Lebanon telecoms, plans more incursions
Malaysia Star – Malaysia
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Israel bombed mobile telephone and television masts
in Lebanon on Saturday and pledged to pursue its war on Hizbollah with
more military …

FACTBOX-Evacuation of foreigners in Lebanon
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
July 22 (Reuters) – Ships and aircraft worked through the night into Saturday
whisking more people fleeing the fighting in Lebanon to safety in Cyprus
in a …

Israel Destroys Lebanon TV, Cellular Towers; Troops on Border
Bloomberg – USA
… telephone transmission towers around Beirut today as reservists joined
thousands of ground troops along Israel’s northern border preparing to
invade Lebanon. …

Israel Stages Operations in Southern Lebanon
Washington Post – United States
BEIRUT, July 22 — Israeli troops continued their limited operations into
southern Lebanon Saturday while the Hezbollah guerrillas in that region
also kept up …

Odessa family safe in Syria
Odessa American – Odessa,TX,USA
An Odessa family’s Lebanon vacation took a wrong turn into Syria when
fighting erupted between Hezbollah and Israel and Americans were told
to leave the war …

Rice to seek pressure on Iran, Syria
Daily Telegraph – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Bush said Saturday that one of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s
chief goals on her upcoming Middle East trip would be to try to isolate
Iran and Syria. …,22049,19881263-5001028,00.html

Israeli tanks crash border into Lebanon
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Israeli armoured vehicles were last night reported to have crushed a border
fence and entered Lebanon, surrounding a United Nations observation post.

LEBANON: Asylum seekers stuck in Beirut
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
BEIRUT, 22 July (IRIN) – Roughly 22,000 refugees and asylum seekers are
stranded in Lebanon – mainly from Iraq, Sudan and Somalia – and UN refugee
agency, UNHCR …

Evacuation from Lebanon peaks – UK
LARNACA, Cyprus (Reuters) – Ships and aircraft scooped more exhausted people
fleeing the fighting in Lebanon to safety in Cyprus on Saturday in a mass

Russia calls for foreign ministers’ Lebanon meeting
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… Moscow said the conference should be attended by foreign ministers
from Russia, the United States, Britain, France, Italy, Lebanon, Jordan,
Saudi Arabia and …

Turkey may Lead UN Peacekeeping Force in Lebanon
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
Turkey may have a leadership role in the United Nations peacekeeping force
that could be deployed in Lebanon which has been under Israeli bombardment
for over …

Israel still operating inside Lebanon, UN says
Monsters and – Glasgow,UK
Tel Aviv/Tyre, South Lebanon – Israel and the Lebanese Hezbollah guerrilla
group continued their cross-border attacks Saturday, ahead of an expected
diplomatic …

Hezbollah to Reject US Proposal for Lebanon Border (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
``A force that will act as a deterrent to Hezbollah would be an instrument
to defend Israel without taking Lebanon’s interest into consideration,’’
Fayyad, a …

Israeli tanks enter Lebanon – New Delhi,India
Israeli tanks crossed the border into Lebanon on Saturday and headed towards
the Lebanese village of Maroun al-Ras. Several Israeli …

Israeli troops raid village in Lebanon
MarketWatch – USA
CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — Soldiers of the Israeli army on Saturday crossed
the border into Lebanon and raided the village of Maroun al-Ras. …

Israel’s Attacks on Lebanon Unjustified
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
… Convention and the other fundamental principles of international law
has once again been laid bare by its defense of the ongoing Israel assault
against Lebanon …

Letters, faxes, and e-mail
Mobile Register – Mobile,AL,USA
The State Department has agreed with us, and Syria has been on our terrorist
list since its inception. Unfortunately, through several …

Syria Calls on UN to Immediately Stop Israeli Aggression on …
SANA – Syrian Arab News Agency – Damascus,Syria
Syria ‘s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Bashar al-Ga’afari
called on the UN security Council to shoulder responsibility in putting
an immediate …

US Plan Seeks to Wedge Syria Away From Iran
New York Times – United States
WASHINGTON, July 22 — As Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice heads to
Israel on Sunday, Bush administration officials say they recognize Syria
is central to …

Bush: Pressuring Hizbollah, Iran, Syria Mideast key
Scotsman – United Kingdom
… a round of diplomacy on the crisis in southern Lebanon, saying the
United States would urge Arab leaders to help pressure Hizbollah as well
as Syria and Iran. …

International Red Cross transports aid to south Lebanon
Ha'aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
The International Red Cross on Friday successfully transported humanitarian
aid to south Lebanon for the first time since fighting began in the area
some …

Israel pursues Lebanon bombing – Lyon,France
Israel has carried out fresh air strikes in southern Lebanon after urging
residents of around 10 villages to leave. Earlier, Israeli …

US discusses peacekeeping force for Lebanon, rules out US troops
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
WASHINGTON – The United States says it will not contribute troops to a
possible international force in Lebanon, as world powers weigh the precise
mandate and …

Swiss step up evacuations from Lebanon
NZZ Online – Zurich,Switzerland
… In all around 25,000 people have been evacuated from Lebanon since
hostilities broke out on July 12 after Hezbollah guerrillas captured two
Israeli soldiers in …

No Iranian involvement in Lebanon, says army chief
Monsters and – Glasgow,UK
Tehran – Iran will have no involvement in the crisis in Lebanon, Iranian
army chief General Hossein Firouzabadi said Saturday. The …

Crisis meeting on Lebanon underscores divisions
Scotsman – United Kingdom
… meeting which will be attended primarily by foreign ministers from
a “core group” of countries set up last year to coordinate economic reconstruction
in Lebanon …

Protesters rally in Australia, NZ against IDF action in Lebanon
Ha'aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
By News Agencies. Protesters took to the streets of major Australian cities
Saturday to call for a halt to Israel’s attacks on Lebanon. …

UN Human Rights Commissioner warns of war crimes in Lebanon
Asian Tribune – Bangkok,Thailand
The statement by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise
Arbour that war crimes may have been committed in the Lebanon conflict
was …

Governments call for diplomacy in Lebanon – Lyon,France
International governments are scrambling to find a diplomatic strategy
to end the hostilities in Lebanon. Spain and Turkey have …

Russian FM in Syria for Talks Over Lebanon Crisis
AXcess News – Carson City,NV,USA
By Staff. (EUNN) London – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Alexander Sultanov,
was in Damascus Syria Friday to meet with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
to …

Lebanon Visits Ended in a Puff Of Smoke And Memories
Washington Post – United States
… Now, in comparison, how things were looking up in Lebanon! They marveled
at the vacationing French and British, the restaurants, the new construction.

UN Paralysed Over Israeli Attacks on Lebanon
Asian Tribune – Bangkok,Thailand
United Nations, 22 July,(IPS): As Israel continues to unleash its deadly
firepower on a hapless Lebanon for a second week running, the United Nations
remains …

Ireland to provide relief assistance for Lebanon, Palestine
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
Ireland will provide 1 million euros (1.25 million US dollar) in relief
assistance for Lebanon and Palestine to meet the growing humanitarian
needs as a result …

Pakistani embassy to evacuate 500 Pakistanis from Lebanon
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
Pakistan embassy in Lebanon has launched an operation to evacuate 500 Pakistanis
from Lebanon, a private TV channel reported on Friday. …

Foreign evacuation from Lebanon reaches peak
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
International evacuation from Lebanon has reached a peak as the Israel-Hizbollah
armed conflict entered its 10th day on Friday. …

Israeli chiefs plan mile-wide ‘sterile zone’ in Lebanon
Irish Independent – Dublin,Ireland
… An official from the UN monitoring force in south Lebanon said that
between 300 and 500 troops are believed to be in the western sector of
the border, backed …

First Indian killed in Lebanon – New Delhi,India
The first Indian Devesh Kumar Swain was killed in Lebanon, as Israel stepped
up its bombardment. … “We were facing a lot of problems in Lebanon.

Agency to kin of Negrense OFWs in Lebanon: Don’t panic
Sun.Star – Philippines
THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Western Visayas is asking Ilonggos
and Negrenses who have relatives that are still in Lebanon not to panic.

Israeli troops set to invade Lebanon to create missile ‘buffer’
Scotsman – United Kingdom
ISRAEL appeared to be on the verge of launching a major ground offensive
into southern Lebanon last night, despite international efforts to reach
an agreement …

Indonesia evacuates envoy from Lebanon
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Indonesia has evacuated its ambassador and other staff members of the mission
office from Lebanon, but the office still operates, the Foreign Ministry
said on …

UN humanitarian chief heads to Lebanon to deal with humanitarian …
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
Jan Egeland, UN Under- Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, is traveling
to Lebanon Friday to deal with what he described as the looming humanitarian

Syria opens door to OFWs
Journal Online – Manila,Philippines
The delay will enable 100 more Filipinos to join the 188 already in Syria
who were supposed to have returned to the country yesterday. …
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Israeli incursions a few kilometres into Lebanon
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
JERUSALEM, July 22 (Reuters) – Israeli forces are carrying out limited
incursions a few kilometres inside southern Lebanon, an army spokesman
said on Saturday. …

Free flights part of Lebanon rescue
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Australian citizens and residents fleeing Lebanon will be given free flights
home as part of a rescue operation expected to cost $25 million, Foreign
Minister …

Israeli forces inside Lebanon for past 3 days: UN
Daily News & Analysis – Mumbai,India
BEIRUT: The Israeli Army has maintained forces at two points inside south
Lebanon for the past three days, a United Nations spokesman said on Saturday.

In Mideast mosques, Lebanon a common theme
Houston Chronicle – United States
… “Our brothers are being killed in Lebanon, and no one is responding
to their cries for help,” said Sheik Hazzaa al-Maswari, an Islamist member
of Yemen’s …

Israeli troops in limited Lebanon incursions – Ireland
An Israeli army spokesman says Israeli troops and tanks are carrying out
limited incursions a few kilometres inside Lebanon. Troops …

Israel plans more Lebanon incursions, not invasion
Reuters – USA
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Israel will pursue its war on Hizbollah with more military
incursions into south Lebanon, but will not unleash a full-scale invasion
for the …

RP orders Filipino workers to leave southern Lebanon (1:15 pm)
Sun.Star – Philippines
MANILA — Officials on Saturday ordered Filipino workers in southern Lebanon
to evacuate because of an impending attack by Israeli forces, a government

Spain pledges 2.5 mln dollars in humanitarian aid to Lebanon
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
The Spanish government announced on Friday it would donate 2 million euros
(2.5 million US dollars) in humanitarian aid to Lebanon, which has now
suffered 10 …

Israeli troops mass on Lebanon border
Israeli troops and tanks line up Friday on a road near Avivim, near the
border with Lebanon. BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) — With thousands …

Lebanon buries dead in mass grave – New Delhi,India
… with the offensive and indications are that a full scale ground offensive
could be in the offing with troop and tanks massed along Lebanon’s southern
border …
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Air force raids 70 Lebanon targets
Ynetnews – Israel
The air force struck 70 Hizbullah “terror targets” in Lebanon overnight.
Most of the targets were situated in south Lebanon. The …,7340,L-3279543,00.html



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