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Syria | Lebanon Newslinks 25 July 2006
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Date: 25 July 2006

Red Cross says some Lebanon villages still cut off
Scotsman – United Kingdom
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Aid workers have started daily supply runs into areas
of south Lebanon worst hit by Israeli bombardment but some villages remain
cut off …

Saudi gives battered Lebanon economy $1.5 bln cushion
Malaysia Star – Malaysia
RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has ordered the transfer
of $1 billion to Lebanon’s central bank to help it support an economy
battered by an …

Arabs and Italy push for quick Lebanon ceasefire
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
ROME – Arab leaders and the Italian hosts of Lebanon crisis talks raised
the pressure on Tuesday for an immediate ceasefire despite Washington’s
caution and …

Aid door to Lebanon ‘closed’
News24 – South Africa
Geneva – United Nations humanitarian agencies said on Tuesday they were
still largely blocked from bringing relief supplies into Lebanon and from
getting …,,2-10-2075_1973118,00.html

IDF to employ s. Lebanon security zone
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Defense Minister Amir Peretz said Tuesday that Israel would maintain a
security zone in southern Lebanon. The minister explained …

300 more people to be evacuated from Lebanon by Navy tom
Hindu – Chennai,India
New Delhi, July 25. (PTI): After evacuating 1496 Indians and nationals
of some other countries from Lebanon in two batches, the Navy will pull
out about 300 …

Commentary: Lebanon, wilderness of mirrors
Monsters and – Glasgow,UK
… Assad sent his army across the frontier into Lebanon — always considered
a protectorate by Damascus and never recognized as an independent state
— to protect …

FACTBOX-Details of aid to Lebanon
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
July 25 (Reuters) – Israel will allow airlifts of aid to Lebanon as part
of efforts to relieve a humanitarian crisis caused by its offensive against
Hizbollah …

Latest Lebanon-Israel Developments
Forbes – USA
_ Israeli troops sealed off the Hezbollah stronghold of Bint Jbail in fierce
fighting in south Lebanon, and warplanes killed six people in the market
city of …

Lebanon Crisis Calls for More Effective UN
Kommersant – Moscow,Russia
“The current crisis in Lebanon, which has led to serious humanitarian
consequences, confirms the real need to raise the effectiveness of the
influence of the …

Battle at Lebanon border takes toll on Israeli soldiers
Seattle Times – United States
ON THE ISRAEL-LEBANON BORDER — The heavy guns thundered before dawn Monday,
sending deadly shells crashing down into the Lebanese border town and
paving the …

MI: Syria, Israel uninterested in clash
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Neither Syria nor Israel are interested in a direct military clash, although
the Syrian military has been put on its highest state of alert, IDF Intelligence

Turkey Evacuates its Citizens from Lebanon
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
Turkish citizens living in Beirut that have come under increasing threat
due to the ongoing Israeli attacks on Lebanon, are being evacuated to
Turkey. …

Lebanon’s displaced Shi’ites face frosty welcome
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… Too frightened to respond, the 48-year-old electrician who fled Israeli
attacks in Shi’ite-dominated south Lebanon, said he turned away to avoid
a confrontation …

UPDATE 1-Italy PM says Rome talks to seek Lebanon ceasefire
Reuters – USA
ROME, July 25 (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi said on Tuesday
the main objective of a Lebanon crisis meeting in Rome on Wednesday would
be to …

UPDATE 1-Israel to allow aid airlifts to Lebanon – Olmert
Reuters – USA
JERUSALEM, July 25 (Reuters) – Israel will allow aid airlifts to reach
Lebanon as part of efforts to relieve a humanitarian crisis caused by
its offensive …

San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA
In Beirut she met with Prime Minister Fouad Siniora; Nabih Berri, Lebanon’s
parliament speaker and Hezbollah’s de facto negotiator; and other members
of …

While Lebanon burns
Boston Globe – United States
AFTER MEETING yesterday in Beirut with Lebanon’s prime minister and speaker
of Parliament, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the United States
is …

UN hoping to bring aid to south Lebanon tomorrow – Bray,Ireland
The United Nations has said it hopes to begin bringing aid into southern
Lebanon tomorrow. UN humanitarian co-ordinator Jan Egeland …

Overreaching in Lebanon
Asia Times Online – Kowloon,Hong Kong
… The decision to “ask” the population of south Lebanon, between the
border to Israel and the Litani River, to leave the area (we are talking
about close to half …

Sectarian divisions deepening in Lebanon
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
BEIRUT, Lebanon — The fighting between Israel and Hezbollah has deepened
Lebanon’s sectarian divisions, threatening to shatter the fragile peace
in a country …

US ceasefire terms may divide Lebanon-parl speaker
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
DUBAI, July 25 (Reuters) – US terms to end Israel’s war on Lebanon, including
removing Hizbollah from the border, would spark civil strife, the speaker
of …

Israel, Lebanon… and the US, Syria, Iran and Iraq all Victims of …
OpEdNews – USA
… is because there are neoconservatives at high levels in the US government,
all appointed by Bush, who are hungrily, droolingly lusting to attack
Syria and Iran …

Beckett’s call to Syria and Iran
BBC News – UK
Syria and Iran should stop their support for Hezbollah and end their interference
in Lebanese affairs, the UK foreign secretary has said. …

Olmert during visit to South: Syria not “a partner in diplomatic …
Jerusalem Post – Israel
… Vice Premier Shimon Peres also referenced Syria Monday, telling visiting
Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Saltanov that Israel
had no …

Israel will hold Lebanon security strip – minister
Swissinfo – Switzerland
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel intends to control a security zone in southern
Lebanon until an international force can be deployed to take it over,
Defence …

Saudi king pledges $1.5 billion for Lebanon
Newsweek – USA
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi King Abdullah appealed to the world Tuesday
to stop Israeli attacks on Lebanon, saying that if peace moves fail, the
Middle East …

NATO belongs in Lebanon
National Post – Canada
… week, she told Lebanese officials that any ceasefire would have to
be part of a broader deal that included Hezbollah’s withdrawal from Lebanon’s
border with …

US ceasefire terms would divide Lebanon- speaker
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
DUBAI, July 25 (Reuters) – US terms to end Israel’s war on Lebanon, which
include pushing Hizbollah guerrillas from the border, would cause civil
strife …

Lebanon’s pain seen in a mother’s heartbreak
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… Earlier in Beirut, the US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, had
tried to put a human face on Washington’s seeming neglect of Lebanon by
announcing a $US30 …

Voices: Lebanon evacuation
Toronto Star – Ontario, Canada
… convenience. They choose to live in Lebanon; that is their issue, not
Canada’s. … evacuate. Ottawa is not required to help people out of Lebanon.

New troops confront unknown in Lebanon
International Herald Tribune – France
… But southern Lebanon itself was a forbidding place, known only from
the hearsay of past wars. … They stayed in Lebanon only 10 hours. …

Aid door to Lebanon closed: UN agencies
Reuters – USA
GENEVA (Reuters) – United Nations humanitarian agencies said on Tuesday
they were still largely blocked from bringing relief supplies into Lebanon
and from …

Israel will allow aid into Lebanon
Houston Chronicle – United States
JERUSALEM — Israel will allow the opening of safe passages in Lebanon
for the transport of humanitarian aid to all areas of the country, Prime
Minister Ehud …

Morocco reiterates ‘genuine solidarity’ with Lebanon
African News Dimension – Johannesburg,South Africa
… During a UN meeting on sending humanitarian aid to Lebanon, Moroccan
assistant ambassador to the UNO, Hamid Chabar voiced Morocco’s “full solidarity
with the …

Syria on high alert
Die Welt – Germany
Whether it means anything only time will tell, but Gideon Alon reports
in Haaretz that ‘Syria has placed its military at its highest state of
alert, Israel …

Splitting Syria from Iran [Michael Rubin]
National Review Online Blogs – New York,NY,USA
A lot of ink is being spilled about the idea of splitting Syria away from
Iran. Michael … happen. Forget Syria’s track record of deceit. …

Why is Syria not doing something about this conflict?? For me it … – London,UK
Why is Syria not doing something about this conflict?? For me it seems
that the war is aimed at Syria and maybe Iran is coming closer, but why
not fight now?!? …

Israel Rules Out Talks With Syria To End Crisis
All Headline News – USA
“Syria is not a partner in the current diplomatic effort,” Olmert said
yesterday during a visit to an air base in the south of the country. …

Syria under pressure from flood of refugees
International Herald Tribune – France
DAMASCUS With the number of Lebanese refugees who have crossed into Syria
now estimated at more than 120,000 and increasing by the day, many Syrians
are …

British FM calls for Iran, Syria to stop supporting Hezbollah
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
LONDON – British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett called on Tuesday for
Syria and Iran to stop supporting the Hezbollah militia in Lebanon as
a key part of …

Israel says any deal must include block on Syria supplying arms to …
Guardian Unlimited – UK
… is demanding that any peace deal with Lebanon includes agreement on
international control or monitoring of the country’s border crossings
with Syria to block …,,1828123,00.html

Annan says Syria, Iran ready to ‘cooperate’ in Mideast
Monsters and – Glasgow,UK
New York – Iran and Syria have indicated that they are willing to help
end the conflict in Lebanon, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said Monday.

Syria not partner in diplomatic process: Israeli PM
Xinhua – China
JERUSALEM, July 24 (Xinhua) — Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said
on Monday that Syria was not a partner in the diplomatic process to end
the current …

UN chief to attend meeting on Lebanon in Rome
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced Monday morning that he is to
attend the international meeting that would take place in Rome Tuesday
on Lebanon. …

Israel pushes deeper into Lebanon
Chicago Tribune – United States
JERUSALEM — Israeli armored and infantry forces pushed deeper into southern
Lebanon on Monday, setting off the heaviest battles yet with Hezbollah
guerrillas …,1,26374.story?coll=chi-news-hed

Iran not to send troops to join conflict in Lebanon: spokesman
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
… Tehran favors use of “all legal and diplomatic ways” to halt Israel’s
military actions against Lebanon, the official IRNA news agency quoted
the spokesman as …

Oil Trades Above $75 on Lebanon Conflict, Refinery Shutdowns
Bloomberg – USA
July 25 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil traded above $75 a barrel in New York
as fighting between Israeli and Iranian-backed Hezbollah forces in Lebanon
entered its …

Fleeing war in Lebanon, thousands arrive in Cyprus
Christian Science Monitor – Boston,MA,USA
… The crisis of the moment was a broken refrigerator, without which the
food brought in to feed hungry arrivals from Lebanon would spoil in the
over 90-degree …

Peace plan to end Lebanon crisis ready in days, says Blair
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Monday that he is working on
a peace plan to end Lebanon crisis, which will be ready “in a few days”.

Arab-American Group Sues US For Slow Lebanon Evacuation
FOX News – USA
… A leading Arab-American advocacy group has sued the US government,
claiming that it failed to protect American citizens from the fighting
in Lebanon. …,2933,205348,00.html

Jordanian king, Pakistani president discuss Lebanon crisis
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
Jordanian King Abdullah II and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf discussed
the current development in the Middle East region and the crisis in Lebanon
in a …

Veteran Israeli officials float possible solutions to Israel …
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
As Israel continued a 13-day-old massive assault against Lebanon’s Hezbollah
guerillas on Monday, veteran Israeli officials in military and security
fields are …

US earmarks emergency funds for Lebanon
Independent Online – Cape Town,South Africa
Jerusalem – The United States on Monday announced a $30-million immediate
aid package for Lebanon, after Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice heard
about a …

US keen on giving Israel time in Lebanon
Jerusalem Post – Israel
… months or in nine months or in a year, trying to get another cease-fire
because Hizbullah will have decided yet again to try and to use southern
Lebanon as a …

Australia mulls Lebanon peace mission
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Looking for ways to end the carnage in Lebanon, world leaders are trying
to create an international peacekeeping force, despite fears that doing
so could …

Nato cagey on Lebanon operation
Business Day – Johannesburg,South Africa
… The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) reacted cautiously yesterday
to calls for it to lead a peacekeeping force in Lebanon, while diplomats
said the …

423 Indians arrive from Lebanon
Daily News – Analysis – Mumbai,India
CHENNAI: The second batch of 423 Indians, who were evacuated from strife-torn
Lebanon , arrived here in the wee hours on Tuesday by a special Air India
flight. …

225 more Pinoys from Lebanon flies to Manila (11:30 am)
Sun.Star – Philippines
MANILA — More than two hundred Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from Lebanon
are now flying to Manila through a chartered flight by the Philippine
Government. …

Oil Trades Above $75 as Diplomacy Fails to End Lebanon Conflict
Bloomberg – USA
… Oil rose for a third day, trading above $75 a barrel in New York, as
fighting between Israeli and Iranian-backed Hezbollah forces in Lebanon
entered a 14th day …

Lebanon Valley race report – Canada
West Lebanon, NY—July 23, 2006 — Donny Schatz isn’t afraid to try different
things when he is at the racetrack. On Sunday night …

Israel using mobile phones in Lebanon propaganda battle
Taipei Times – Taiwan
Israel is directing a multimedia propaganda campaign at the people of southern
Lebanon as it battles with Hezbollah. Cellphone users …

Fierce fight for towns in Lebanon Israel, Hezbollah grapple in …
San Francisco Chronicle – CA, USA
… most intense ground clashes so far, Israeli troops and Hezbollah militants
fought fiercely Monday in and around two hilltop towns in southern Lebanon
where the …

Rice sets out tough terms for Lebanon ceasefire
Irish Independent – Dublin,Ireland
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice flew to Lebanon yesterday and insisted
Hizbollah must release two Israeli soldiers and pull back from the border
before …

No sign of violence letup in Lebanon – Mumbai,India
It’s been 13 days, and there’s still no sign of a letup in the violence
between Israeli and Hezbollah forces in southern Lebanon, reports CNBC-TV18.

Syria envoy denies Syria helping US track Al Qaeda in Lebanon
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
WASHINGTON – Syria’s ambassador to the United States denied on Monday
a report that Damascus was ready to help Washington track down Al Qaeda
cells in Lebanon …

More Filipinos flee Lebanon, now in Syria (9:55 am)
Sun.Star – Philippines
… Elias Elias Maronite Cathedral in the city of Aleppo in Damascus, Syria
until the next batch, which is now en route to Damascus, Syria, arrives
on Tuesday. …

The beginning of the end for Syria
IsraPundit – Canada
… s campaign succeeds, it will have knock-on effects throughout the region,
starting with another accident-prone multi-ethnic patchwork, namely Syria,
with grave …

Syria, Traditional Refuge for Displaced Arabs, Is Strained by …
New York Times – United States
DAMASCUS, Syria, July 24 — With the number of Lebanese refugees who have
crossed into Syria now estimated at more than 120,000 and increasing by
the day …

Turkey relieves Cyprus as evacuees flee Lebanon – Lyon,France
Turkey is taking some of the pressure off tiny Cyprus, as a first stop
for those fleeing war-torn Lebanon. It has opened its Mediterranean …

WFP food reaches Lebanon as agency launches operations
AME Info – United Arab Emirates
Following the arrival on Sunday of the United Nations World Food Programme’s
first shipment of humanitarian assistance in Lebanon, today the agency
launched an …

NATO role in Lebanon spells trouble for Harper
Toronto Star – Ontario, Canada
One step deeper is the suggestion that NATO troops should be deployed in
Lebanon — a bad idea with troubling implications at home as well as
abroad. …

Lebanon conflict terribly familiar to politician
London Free Press – Canada
Armed conflict in Lebanon today is a sad deja vu for a veteran Sarnia politician
who spirited relatives out of the embattled country during its civil war
in …

Critics Urge Blair to Stand Apart on Lebanon
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
… dissent over Britain’s failure to challenge America’s lead in the region
and call for an immediate cease-fire to halt mounting civilian casualties
in Lebanon. …

More Indians set to leave Lebanon
BBC News – UK
About 300 Indian nationals are expected to be evacuated from Lebanon on
Wednesday as Israel continues its military assault. Indian …

UN calls for emergency Lebanon aid
Globe and Mail – Canada
BEIRUT — The UN’s humanitarian chief made an emergency appeal Monday
for $150-million (US) in aid to help Lebanon through the next three months
amid the …

Medics’ Dash Suffers Direct Hit in Lebanon
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
By Megan K. Stack, Times Staff Writer. TYRE, Lebanon — In the burning
haze of the missile strike, Qasim Chaalan thought he had died. …

Geopolitical Diary: Syria’s Opportunity
Stratfor – USA
… Syria, the Arab state that holds the most direct influence in Lebanon,
will be notably absent from that meeting. Syria has been …



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