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Date: 24 July 2006

SYRIA: Workers return home from Lebanon
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
“I used to earn $1,000 a month,” Rustom says, “but in Syria I think I will
get just $600.”. Syria’s Interior Minister, Bassam Abdel …

Syria wants dialogue with US on Mideast peace
Financial Times – London,England,UK
… Syria has been cementing its ties with Iran in the past six months
and the two are strong backers of Hizbollah, the Lebanese Shia guerrilla
group that Israel …

FrontPage – Los Angeles,CA,USA
Mideast diplomats were pressing Syria to stop backing Hezbollah as the
guerrillas fired more deadly rockets onto Israel’s third-largest city
Sunday. …

IDF: Syria, Iran want to escalate Lebanon crisis
Jerusalem Post – Israel
The IDF’s head of intelligence, Maj.-Gen. Amos Yadlin, accused Syria and
Iran of trying to aggravate the situation in Lebanon. “Syria …

Rice Hints at Openness to Work With Syria
Forbes – USA
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday the United States’ poor
relationship with Syria is overstated and indicated an openness to working
with …

McAleese drawn into ‘spat’ over Lebanon
Irish Examiner – Cork,Ireland
… Dea was last night accused of dragging President McAleese into an ‘unwholesome
political spat’ over whether Irish peace keeping troops would go to
Lebanon. …

Saudi Arabia seeks Lebanon ceasefire in meeting with Bush, Rice
CBC News – Canada
Top Saudi Arabian officials met with their US counterparts on Sunday in
an effort to end the carnage in Lebanon. “We are requesting …

Jordan, Egypt call for immediate ceasefire in Lebanon
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
Jordanian King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak called
on Sunday for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Lebanon’s Hezbollah
guerillas …

Israeli PM gives army free hand in assault in Lebanon
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Sunday that the Israeli army
would not be restrained in its operations against Lebanon’s Hezbollah
guerillas …

Foreigners stream out of Lebanon
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Canadians, Australians and other foreigners continued to flee the fighting
in Lebanon on Sunday as US Navy hovercraft whisked remaining Americans
to ships …

Strikes sink Lebanon into humanitarian crisis
USA Today – USA
… ago, the glitzy shops in the Hamra district and the nightclubs in the
chic Monot area here symbolized the Beirut that rose from the ashes of
Lebanon’s 1975-91 …

Filipinos continue to flee Lebanon
ABS CBN News – Philippines
Some 150 overseas Filipino workers from the Our Lady of Miraculous Medal
in Beirut, Lebanon have crossed into Syria before dawn Monday. …

Pakistan continues diplomatic efforts on Lebanon crisis
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Pakistan continued its diplomatic efforts on the Lebanon crisis on Sunday
and President General Pervez Musharraf had a telephone conversation with
King …

IDF prepares s. Lebanon civil rule
Jerusalem Post – Israel
… On Sunday morning, the IAF destroyed two Hizbullah rocket launchers
in Lebanon. By noon, the IDF had struck 40 targets over the border. …

Jordanian king renews condemnation of Israel’s assault in Lebanon
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Jordanian King Abdullah II renewed condemnation of the Israeli massive
assault in Lebanon on Sunday while pledging to continue cooperation with
the …

Syria wants talks with US on Lebanon
ABS CBN News – Philippines
DAMASCUS – Syria is willing to engage in dialogue with the United States
to solve the confrontation between Hezbollah and Israel, Deputy Foreign
Minister …

Iran, Syria discuss aid for Lebanon
Islamic Republic News Agency – Tehran,Iran
… and nation for welcoming Lebanese refugees, Alavian underlined that
the Iranian government and nation will stand alongside the people of Syria
and Lebanon as …

Rice hints at openness to work with Syria
Houston Chronicle – United States
SHANNON, Ireland — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday the
United States’ poor relationship with Syria is overstated and indicated
an openness to …

Syria will intervene if Israeli troop approach
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
Syrian Information Minister Mohsen Bilal said on Sunday that Syria will
not sit tight if Israeli ground troops invade Lebanon and approach his
country, the …

US open to deployment of peacekeeping force on Lebanon-Israel …
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
… Chief of Staff of White House Joshua Bolten said on Sunday that the
United States is open to the deployment of peacekeeping troops on the
Lebanon-Israel border …

Israeli troops push into Lebanon’s south
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Heavy fighting erupted as Israeli ground forces pushed into Lebanon, heading
toward a Hizbollah stronghold, the military said as rockets continued
to fall on …

Israel captures two Hizbollah guerrillas in Lebanon – Lyon,France
It comes after Israel unleashed more air strikes against targets in Beirut
and East and South Lebanon, killing at least five civilians and wounding
around 80. …

Israel says capturing two Hezbollah militants in Lebanon
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Israeli troops have captured two Hezbollah militants in an operation in
southern Lebanon, the army said on Sunday. The two were …

Israel rules out ceasefire plan as Lebanon fighting rages on – Bray,Ireland
ISRAEL brushed aside mounting calls last night for a ceasefire in Lebanon.
Its army made clear that it planned to keep up its assault …

OIC may meet on Lebanon crisis – Philippines
… political grouping may meet to agree on a common stance and possible
solutions for the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon, Malaysia’s
foreign …

6,700 Canadians evacuated from Lebanon
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
About 6,700 Canadian citizens have been evacuated from Lebanon as more
people are struggling to leave the warn-torn country, Foreign Affairs
officials said …

How flourishing Beirut, Lebanon have been deflowered overnight
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
FINALLY, Condoleeza Rice has ‘rushed’ to Middle East. Well, the US
secretary of state decided to come visit only 11 days after the tragedy
hit Lebanon. …

US pushes for NATO force in Lebanon
Globe and Mail – Canada
NEW YORK — The Bush administration is attempting to fashion a NATO-led
force to eventually enter southern Lebanon in a move that would further
extend the …

Australia Tells Citizens to Leave War-Torn Lebanon Immediately
Bloomberg – USA
July 24 (Bloomberg) — Australia told its citizens in Lebanon, where the
Israeli military is increasing its raids on Hezbollah targets, to leave
immediately as …
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Emerald Energy says potential reserves at Tigris in Syria outweigh …
Life Style Extra – UK
LONDON (AFX) – Emerald Energy PLC said an economic evaluation of probable
and possible reserves on the Tigris structure in Block 26, Syria, has
concluded that …

IDF moves more troops into south Lebanon
Ha'aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
The Israel Defense Forces is expanding the deployment of its forces in
southern Lebanon. Large forces crossed the border last night …

International force needed in Lebanon: Peres
SABC News – Auckland Park,South Africa
Shimon Peres, the Israeli Vice-Premier, wants a “serious” international
force in southern Lebanon, adding in a newspaper interview that it did
not matter who …,2172,131823,00.html

Foreigners stream out of Lebanon
Irish Examiner – Cork,Ireland
British and American officials said their evacuations from Lebanon were
wrapping up today, as ships continued to carry people to safety in Cyprus
and Turkey. …

More foreigners leave Lebanon, operations wind down
Washington Post – United States
LARNACA, Cyprus (Reuters) – A mass evacuation of foreign nationals fleeing
Israeli bombing of Lebanon began winding down on Monday as the latest
of around …

Israel could accept EU peacekeepers in Lebanon – Brussels,Belgium
Israel has signalled it could accept a European peacekeeping force in Lebanon
if it has a stronger mandate and more soldiers than current UN troops
operating …

Israel accepts NATO to ensure peace in southern Lebanon
EiTB – Euskadi,Spain
Israeli ground forces made another foray into Lebanon on Monday while US
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was due to land in Israel on her first
trip to the …

Suit to allege US failed to help citizens in Lebanon
Detroit Free Press – United States
Claiming the US government failed to protect its citizens in Lebanon, an
Arab-American group and a Dearborn attorney said they will file a suit
today in …

New Israeli incursion in south Lebanon as Rice flies to Mideast … – Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
SIDON, Lebanon (AP) – Israeli ground forces made another foray into Lebanon
on Monday, fighting Hezbollah guerrillas around a major southern town,
as US …

Rice urges ceasefire but Lebanon war rages on
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BEIRUT – US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said there was an urgent
need for a sustainable ceasefire in Lebanon but there was no easing in
the fighting on …

US Wants to Isolate Syria from Iran
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
The US administration seeks to separate Syria from Iran to solve the Middle
East problem, which has intensified by the Israel-Lebanon war, the New
York Times …

Rice: Poor Syria Relationship Overstated
ABC News – USA
… SHANNON, Ireland Jul 24, 2006 (AP)— Secretary of State Condoleezza
Rice said Sunday the United States’ poor relationship with Syria is overstated,
pointing …

UN team may go to Syria, Iran for talks on Lebanon
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
JERUSALEM, July 24 (Reuters) – The United Nations is considering dispatching
envoys to Syria and Iran as part of a diplomatic push to end fighting
between …

Lebanon’s envoy seeks ceasefire, humanitarian aid
Mainichi Daily News – Japan
Toufic Jaber, Lebanon’s charge d’affaires in Tokyo, on Monday stressed
the importance of an immediate ceasefire accord with Israel and humanitarian
aid to his …

Israeli ground forces enter south Lebanon
Hindustan Times – India
Israeli ground forces entered Lebanon overnight, the Israeli military said
in a statement at daybreak on Monday, but added that it was not a large-scale,00050004.htm

Israel Strikes Hezbollah Bases, Advances in Lebanon (Update3)
Bloomberg – USA
July 24 (Bloomberg) — Israeli jets struck Hezbollah installations in Lebanon
and soldiers advanced in the southern part of the country as US Secretary
of …

FACTBOX-Evacuation of foreigners from Lebanon
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
July 24 (Reuters) – Here are some facts on the evacuation from Lebanon.
Around … home. BULGARIA – 284 Bulgarians home from Lebanon. …

Egypt: Islamist And NGO Aid to Lebanon Outweighs Government’s – Washington,USA
… government and its Red Crescent have been criticised by opponents and
the media for responding relatively slowly to the humanitarian crisis
unfolding in Lebanon …

EU states ready to join Lebanon force-Solana
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
BRUSSELS, July 24 (Reuters) – Several European Union countries are ready
to contribute to a peace force for Lebanon but problems remain in ensuring
it can …

Lebanon conference in Rome to discuss peacekeeper plans – Lavrov
RIA Novosti – Moscow,Russia
MOSCOW, July 24 (RIA Novosti) – An international conference on Lebanon,
to be held in Rome July 26, will focus on deploying peacekeepers to the
conflict zone …

Rice in Lebanon as Hizbollah battles Israelis – UK
… Reuters) – US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made an unannounced
visit to Beirut on Monday to seek a “sustainable” cease-fire in Lebanon,
where Hizbollah …

Aileen McCabe in Larnaca, Cyprus and Matthew Fisher inBeirut …
National Post – Canada
About 2,000 Canadians evacuated from war-ravaged Lebanon arrived in three
boats that pulled into port at Larnaca, Cyprus, early Monday as attacks
in the region …

Lebanese Refugees Flock to Syria
Asharq Alawsat – London,UK
Damascus, Asharq Al-Awsat – With Israel’s bombing of Lebanon entering its
second week, thousands of civilians have fled across the border to Syria.

Is Syria Panicking?
Yahoo! News – USA
Syria is feeling increasingly isolated. And with good reason. Not only
are … conference on Lebanon. Is Syria panicking? Could be. …

Over 800 Indians being evacuated from Lebanon
Daily News & Analysis – Mumbai,India
NEW DELHI: About 800 more Indians who have been evacuated by the Indian
Navy from strife-torn Lebanon are being flown home on two Air India flights,
it was …

Israeli forces push deeper across Lebanon border – Bray,Ireland
Fierce fighting was raging at the border today as Israeli troops moved
deeper into Lebanon to besiege the biggest town close to the border –
Bint Jbail …

ANALYSIS-Born-again allies, France and US unite over Lebanon
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
PARIS, July 24 (Reuters) – France and the United States worked together
to oust Syria from Lebanon and, despite tactical differences due to divergent
agendas …

Blair sees Lebanon plan emerging in days – UK
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain hopes a peace plan for Lebanon can emerge within
days that could lead to a cease-fire, but only after details are worked
out for an …

ANALYSIS – Lebanon needs huge aid inflow to repair war damage
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon will need billions of dollars in aid to recover
from Israel’s war with Hizbollah, which has ruined many civil installations,
hit …

America fails to address Lebanon’s key players – United Kingdom
… His battering of Lebanon may reduce Hizbollah’s offensive capacity
but at the same time it could boost its popular standing and undermine
a fragile government …

LEBANON: Egeland says situation “deteriorating by the day”
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… an exclusive interview with the UN’s Emergency Relief Co-ordinator,
in Beirut on Monday, Jan Egeland told IRIN the humanitarian situation
in Lebanon is rapidly …

Solana: Lebanon peacekeeping force a ‘real possibility
Irish Examiner – Cork,Ireland
A senior EU official said today sending an international peacekeeping force
to Lebanon would be a difficult, but crucial part of an overall solution
to end the …

Lebanon president says Israel uses phosphorous arms
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
PARIS, July 24 (Reuters) – Lebanon’s president accused Israel on Monday
of using phosphorous bombs in its 13-day offensive and urged the United
Nations to …

Rice visits Lebanon as battle continues – UK
BEIRUT (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice flew unannounced
to Beirut on Monday to seek a “sustainable” cease-fire in Lebanon, where
Hizbollah …

Israel pushes into Lebanon
News24 – South Africa
Beirut – Heavy fighting erupted as Israeli ground forces pushed further
into Lebanon on Monday morning, heading toward a suspected Hezbollah stronghold,
as the …,6119,2-10-2075_1972372,00.html

UN may send envoys to Syria and Iran for talks on Lebanon
Ha'aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
The United Nations is considering dispatching envoys to Syria and Iran
as part of a diplomatic push to end fighting between Israel and Hezbollah,
Western …

SYRIA: Palestinians stranded at border
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
DAMASCUS, 24 July (IRIN) – The UN is urgently appealing to Damascus to
ease restrictions at the Syria-Lebanon border to allow Palestinians fleeing
Lebanon to …

Brazilian Air Force jet evacuates 150 from Lebanon
CNN International – USA
SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) — A Brazilian Air Force jet carrying 150 people
fleeing Lebanon arrived in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, part of a drive
to help nearly …

Bush orders aid to Lebanon
News24 – South Africa
Washington – President George W Bush has ordered helicopters and ships
to Lebanon to provide humanitarian aid, the White House announced on Monday.,,2-10-2075_1972714,00.html

Lebanon does not want war: Hariri
SABC News – Auckland Park,South Africa
As the conflict in the Middle East escalates, Lebanon has told the European
Union (EU) it does not want war or its territory to be used by others
to wage war. …,2172,131855,00.html

Rice Visit Aims to Bolster Lebanon Gov’t
Washington Post – United States
BEIRUT, Lebanon — In a surprise visit to a battered Beirut, Secretary
of State Condoleezza Rice praised the prime minister of Lebanon on Monday
for trying to …

Body of first Indian casualty in Lebanon arrives
Hindustan Times – India
The body of Devesh Kumar Swain, India’s first casualty in the Israeli strikes
on Lebanon, arrived in Bhubaneswar from Delhi on Monday. …,0006.htm

Bloggers share words between Israel, Lebanon – Canada
As Israel and Lebanon continue to exchange bombs and rockets, bloggers
in both countries are quietly sharing words and wisdom. The …

Six South Africans still in Lebanon
Independent Online – Cape Town,South Africa
There are only six South Africans still to be evacuated from war-torn Lebanon,
the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Monday. …

Big response to drive for war-hit Lebanon
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
DUBAI/SHARJAH — The ‘With You Lebanon’ campaign, launched by Al Aqariya
TV and the Al Aqariya Group in cooperation with the UAE Red Crescent to
support …

11,700 Americans evacuated from Lebanon
Houston Chronicle – United States
BEIRUT, Lebanon — US officials said their evacuations of Americans from
Lebanon were wrapping up, with about 11,700 brought safely out as of Monday,
but a …

UN calls for $150 million in emergency aid for Lebanon
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BEIRUT, Lebanon – The UN humanitarian chief issued on Monday made an emergency
appeal for $150 million dollars in humanitarian aid to help Lebanon through
the …

Efforts on to evacuate Filipinos from Lebanon
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
… diplomatic missions in the Middle East region as well as in Greece
have been actively operating to secure the safe evacuation of Filipinos
from Lebanon. …

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