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Lebanon Newslinks 1-13 July 2006
    
 

Date: 13 July 2006

Crossfire War – War Against Israel Expands into Southern Lebanon
NewsBlaze – Folsom,CA,USA
Crossfire War – TEHRAN WATCH – Middle East Theatre – Israel: Tehran – Beirut/Jerusalem;
Lebanon – Hezbollah Enter War Against Israel – Hezbollah Abducts Two …
newsblaze.com/story/20060712192150payn.nb/newsblaze/OPINIONS/Opinions.html

Israeli army not able to confirm troops enter Lebanon
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman said the IDF could not confirm
a report that its troops have entered southern Lebanon on Wednesday to
search for two …
english.people.com.cn/200607/13/eng20060713_282455.html

Israel OKs Lebanon action
News24 – South Africa
Tel Aviv – The Israeli government gave the green light to military action
in Lebanon at an emergency cabinet meeting on Wednesday after the capture
of two …
www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1966946,00.html

Lebanon’s Ambassador to US called back to Beirut
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Lebanon’s Ambassador to the US Farid Abboud was summoned back to Beirut
on Wednesday night after expressing his support for Hizbullah in the US
media. …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1150885984018&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Lebanon government says not responsible for Hezbollah’s action
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
… morning, Hezbollah militants seized two Israeli soldiers when they
attacked two Israeli army jeeps patrolling along the border with Lebanon,
demanding that …
english.people.com.cn/200607/13/eng20060713_282599.html

IAF calls up reserves for Lebanon strike
Jerusalem Post – Israel
The IAF on Wednesday began to issue call up orders in preparation for retaliatory
air strikes against Hizbullah targets in Lebanon, Channel 2 reported.

www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?c=JPArticle&cid=1150
885978380&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Lebanon, Syria & Iran: Acts of War against Israel and Lessons for …
Opinion Editorials – Fairfax,VA,USA
The attacks came from Lebanon and Hezbollah (supported by Syria and Iran)
claims that the soldiers are being held in order to solve the offensive
taking place …
www.opinioneditorials.com/freedomwriters/syuhas_20060713.html

Israel ready for huge Lebanon assault
Irish Independent – Dublin,Ireland
ISRAEL was preparing for a large-scale assault on Lebanon last night after
Hizbollah gunmen launched an audacious and bloody foray across the border,
abducting …
www.unison.ie/irish_independent/stories.php3?ca=9&si=1650361&issue_id=14333

Hezbollah attack / Gov’t okays massive strikes on Lebanon; Israel …
Ha'aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
The Israel Defense Forces began preparing last night for a widespread aerial
assault on Lebanon, after the cabinet approved a “severe” response to
Hezbollah’s …
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/737827.html

Israeli Forces Enter Lebanon After 2 Soldiers Are Seized
New York Times – United States
… With two more soldiers captured today, Israel launched a major military
offensive on a second front, sending armored forces into southern Lebanon
in response …
www.nytimes.com/2006/07/12/world/middleeast/12cnd-mideas
t.html?ex=1152936000&en=bb5b36acc9a977dd&ei=5087%0A

Israel widens Lebanon reprisals
Reuters.uk – UK
… Reuters) – Israel struck Beirut airport and Hizbollah’s television
station on Thursday and killed 22 civilians in raids on south Lebanon,
intensifying its …
today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID
=2006-07-13T055718Z_01_L104489_RTRUKOC_0_UK-MIDEAST.xml

Lavrov warns of big war in Lebanon
ITAR-TASS – Moscow,Russia
PARIS, July 12 (Itar-Tass) — The latest developments in Lebanon indicate
that there is a risk of a large-scale war, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei
Lavrov said …
www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=10618944&PageNum=0

Northern Israeli city hit by rockets from Lebanon
Reuters – USA
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – At least two Katyusha rockets fired from Lebanon
slammed into the northern Israeli city of Nahariya on Thursday, wounding
three civilians …
today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2006-07
-13T043536Z_01_L13106480_RTRUKOC_0_US-MIDEAST-ISRAEL-ROCKETS.xml

Date: 12 July 2006

Nasrullah Meets Mikatti on Developments in Lebanon
SANA – Syrian Arab News Agency – Damascus,Syria
Hizbullah Secretary General Hasan Nasrullah conferred Tuesday with the
Lebanese former Premier Najib Mikatti on the latest developments in Lebanon
in light of …
www.sana.org/eng/22/2006/07/11/46479.htm

Lebanon becomes ‘Point of Peace on Earth’ on Byblos’ 7,000th …
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
BEIRUT: Lebanon became the seventh Point of Peace on Earth and one of 198
other participants in a Worldwide Peace Marker Project on the occasion
of Byblos …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=2&article_id=73898

Journalist bomb victim returns to Lebanon
Monsters and Critics.com – Glasgow,UK
Beirut – Lebanese television journalist May Chidiac, who was mutilated
in an assassination attempt last September, returned Tuesday to Lebanon
after seven …
news.monstersandcritics.com/middleeast/article
_1180058.php/Journalist_bomb_victim_returns_to_Lebanon

Chidiac returns to Lebanon with sharp words for leaders
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
BEIRUT: Lebanese TV personality May Chidiac, who survived an assassination
attempt in September 2005, returned to Lebanon from France on Tuesday
to level harsh …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=2&article_id=73901

Research Report: Strategy in Gaza Similar to Lebanon
Arutz Sheva – Israel
(IsraelNN.com) The Israeli strategy in the Gaza region is similar to that
used in Lebanon against Hizbullah terrorists, according to a research
report by the …
www.israelnn.com/news.php3?id=107051

Rockets, gunfire from Lebanon hit N.Israel-source
Reuters.uk – UK
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Gunmen in Lebanon shelled northern Israel fired at
Israeli border troops on Wednesday, Israeli security sources said. …
today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=
2006-07-12T065350Z_01_L12330904_RTRUKOC_0_UK-ISRAEL-LEBANON-ROCKETS.xml

May Chidiac Returns to Lebanon with a Determination to ‘Be the …
Naharnet – Beirut,Lebanon
… The blast was one of more than a dozen explosions that have mainly
targeted prominent opponents of Syrian influence in Lebanon. …
www.naharnet.com/domino/tn/NewsDesk.nsf/0/
02F426E2979E7873C22571A9001FC00C?OpenDocument

Heavy fighting on Israel-Lebanon border – report
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
Hezbollah and Israeli forces exchanged rocket and artillery fire across
the border in southern Lebanon today, a Hezbollah source said. …
breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=155091420&p=y55x9zxxx

Israel moves into Lebanon after soldiers abducted
Radio New Zealand – Wellington,New Zealand
Heavy fighting has been reported in southern Lebanon, after Hizbollah forces
captured two Israeli soldiers. The Israeli army has …
www.radionz.co.nz/news/latest/200607122222/1e867c15

Fighting in southern Lebanon as Hezbollah says it’s captured 2 …
Canada.com – Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
BEIRUT (AP) – Heavy clashes erupted in southern Lebanon on Wednesday as
Hezbollah TV announced guerrillas have captured two Israeli soldiers along
the border …
www.canada.com/topics/news/world/story.html?id
=181bec5f-d5c8-45e8-a8cc-7d801dfbcdb9&k=76569

Blasts heard on Lebanon border
Ynetnews – Israel
Northern Command fears Hizbullah will attempt to divert attention from
Gaza to Lebanon; Jerusalem conveys harsh messages to Beirut. …
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3274258,00.html

‘Israel holds Lebanon responsible’
Jerusalem Post – Israel
… Defense Minister Amir Peretz called on Lebanon to immediately bring
about the release of the soldiers who Hizbullah claim to have kidnapped
Wednesday morning. …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1150885977
735&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

LEBANON: TWO ISRAELI SOLDIERS CAPTURED BY HEZBOLLAH, REPORT
AKI – Rome,Italy
Beirut, 12 July (AKI) – Hezbollah militants captured two Israeli soldiers
in attacks from Lebanon on Israeli border posts on Wednesday, Hezbollah
television al …
www.adnki.com/index_2Level_English.php?cat=Terrorism&loid=8.0.319863953&par=

Hezbollah Attack Is “act of war” by Lebanon: Israel’s PM
Focus News – Sofia,Bulgaria
… group Hezbollah, whose activists fired at Israeli armed forces in the
northern part of Israel and kidnapped two soldiers, are equal to Lebanon
declaring war on …
www.focus-fen.net/index.php?catid=138&ch=0&newsid=92094

Olmert Blames Lebanon for Attack, Sends in Troops (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
July 12 (Bloomberg) — Prime Minister Ehud Olmert blamed Lebanon for a
Hezbollah attack on Israel he said was ``war-like’’ and called for a ``painful
and far …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601100&sid=aJLzaDCm0afw&refer=germany

Israeli Forces Enter Lebanon After 2 Soldiers Are Seized
New York Times – United States
JERUSALEM, July 12 – The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah seized two Israeli
soldiers in a brazen raid this morning along Israel’s border with Lebanon.

www.nytimes.com/2006/07/12/world/middleeast/12cnd-mide
ast.html?ex=1152849600&en=ef46b4347d5bf23c&ei=5087%0A

Israel approves wave of Lebanon air strikes – TV
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
JERUSALEM, July 12 (Reuters) – Israeli Defence Minister Amir Peretz on
Wednesday authorised a campaign of air strikes in Lebanon that would target
both …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L12770861.htm

Annan condemns Israel attack in Lebanon
Ynetnews – Israel
UN Secretary General says ‘I condemn without reservations the attack
in southern Lebanon’; Iran nuclear negotiator: When the Zionist entity
attacks and …
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3274607,00.html

EU urges restraint to calm situation at Israel-Lebanon border
Islamic Republic News Agency – Tehran,Iran
… on all parties to exercise restraint and refrain from any action which
would cause an escalation of the already tense situation on the Israel-
Lebanon border. …
www.irna.ir/en/news/view/line-20/0607125714194228.htm

Mideast Conflict Spreads to Lebanon
Council on Foreign Relations – New York,New York,USA
… armed militant group Hezbollah attacked border stations on the Israeli-Lebanese
border and kidnapped two Israeli soldiers from the Israel-Lebanon border
(NYT). …
www.cfr.org/publication/11099/mideast_conflict_spreads_to_lebanon.html

Israel to UN: Lebanon declared war
Ynetnews – Israel
… kidnapping of two IDF soldiers was “an act of war.” Israeli Ambassador
to the UN, Danny Gillerman, charged during a press conference that Lebanon
has no …
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3274663,00.html

Key Events in Lebanon-Israel Conflict
Washington Post – United States
_ 1978: Israeli forces invade south Lebanon to attack Palestinian guerrillas,
retaliating for an attack on an Israeli bus that killed more than 35 people
near …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/12/AR2006071201240.html

Hizballah draw Israel into Lebanon
Die Welt – Germany
This morning at 9.00 two more Israeli soldiers were kidnapped. This time
by Hizballah on the northern border, bringing Israel back …
www.welt.de/z/plog/blog.php/the_free_west/the_free_
wests_weblog/2006/07/12/hizballah_draw_israel_into_lebanon

Arab League foreign ministers may meet over Lebanon
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… guerrillas captured the soldiers and killed at least seven on Wednesday
in a cross-border attack that Israel described as an act of war by Lebanon
that would …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L12132541.htm

Date: 11 July 2006

USAID Official Visits to the Middle East
Lebanese Lobby – Lebanon
… for International Development (USAID) Director of Public Diplomacy
for Middle Eastern and MEPI[1] Affairs, Walid Maalouf, traveled to Egypt
and Lebanon, June 11 …
www.lebaneselobby.org/News__index/news%202006/07%2010%20
06%20USAID%20Official%20Visits%20to%20the%20Middle%20East.html

Protest to be held in Lebanon to support Palestinians
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
… is the brainchild of a coalition grouping the Leftist Assembly for
Change, the Communist Party, the Palestinian Youth Organization of Lebanon
and Palestinian …
english.people.com.cn/200607/11/eng20060711_282013.html

Syrian Still has Military Positions Inside Lebanon, Newspaper
Naharnet – Beirut,Lebanon
Syria, which is under international pressure to demarcate its border with
Lebanon, still has military positions inside Lebanese territory one year
after it …
www.naharnet.com/domino/tn/NewsDesk.nsf/0/FE74
3A85004A819FC22571A800311E75?OpenDocument

College professor in Lebanon who used internet chat rooms is …
CGGL.org – Beirut,Lebanon
… 7 and Beirut July 8: US authorities thwarted a plot to bomb New York’s
mass transit system, leading to the arrest of a suspected plotter in Lebanon,
the FBI …
www.cggl.org/scripts/new.asp?id=552

Lebanon Suggests Assistance in Karabakh Settlement
Yerkir – Yerevan,Armenia
… conference in Yerevan. In his words, Lebanon is ready to provide assistance
and its experience for peaceful settlement. He added …
www.yerkir.am/eng/index.php?sub=news_arm&id=25279

Terror suspect seeks Lebanon prisoner swap
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
SYDNEY terror-suspect Bilal Khazal would “jump at the chance” to be extradited
to Lebanon under a prisoner swap deal favoured by Lebanese authorities,
says his …
www.theage.com.au/news/national/terror-suspect-seeks-
lebanon-prisoner-swap/2006/07/11/1152383741230.html

Date: 10 July 2006

Police prepare to bring back Jamal from Lebanon
ABC Online – Australia
New South Wales police commissioner Ken Moroney says two police officers
are set to leave for Lebanon to bring back western Sydney man Saleh Jamal.

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200607/s1682453.htm

Lebanon bids farewell to its former president Hrawi in pictures
Ya Libnan – Beirut,Lebanon
… Jumblatt, head of the Progressive Socialist Party, said that the late
president and late Hariri “were partners in a critical period of Lebanon’s
history; they …
yalibnan.com/site/archives/2006/07/lebanon_bids_fa.php

Suspect in Tunnel Plot Said to Visit US
Houston Chronicle – United States
… “We received information from the FBI in April about an attempt to
plot a terror act in New York City through Internet communications in
Lebanon,” Fatfat said …
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/4035358.html

Lebanese firm inks deal to build refinery in Iraqi Kurdistan
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
… A memorandum of understanding was signed on Thursday between the Kurdish
Minister of Natural Resources, Ashti Horami, and Lebanon’s Make Oil AG
to build the …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=3&article_id=73818

Lebanon: 8,000 protest Gaza offensive
Jerusalem Post – Israel
About 8,000 Palestinians marched in Lebanon’s largest refugee camp Sunday
to protest the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, while top Hamas officials
in …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=115088595596
8&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Sudanese FM calls for agenda for Lebanese-Syrian talks
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
… listen to all parties and analyze all positions to determine the next
step to be taken,” Akol told a press conference at the end of an official
visit to Lebanon …
english.people.com.cn/200607/10/eng20060710_281544.html

Tunnel Plot May Have Been Wider
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
… “The bottom line is that there may have been less here than meets the
eye.”. Hammoud, 31, has been charged in Lebanon as the alleged mastermind
of the plot. …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-plot10jul10,0,5557096.story?coll=la-story-footer

NYC, Miami cases show FBI efforts to pre-empt plots
USA Today – USA
… public only after the Daily News reported details of the case, including
the name of the alleged plot leader, Assem Hammoud, and his arrest in
Lebanon in April …
www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-07-09-terror-plots_x.htm

Israel’s aggression destroys any semblance of civic order
The Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
… do I see much distinction between Sadam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait
and Israel’s so-called incursion (Israel doesn’t do invasions) into Lebanon
— other than …
www.theherald.co.uk/65594.shtml

Thousands would die every day if civil war broke out in Iraq
Unison.ie – Bray,Ireland
… Extremist Sunni and Shia leaders would be free to carve out their own
fiefdoms, much as Lebanon’s warlords did three decades ago. …
www.unison.ie/stories.php3?ca=33&si=1649375

New York attack plans discovered in Lebanon
Los Angeles Daily News – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BY PAT MILTON, Associated Press. Lebanese authorities found maps and bombing
plans on the personal computer of an al-Qaida loyalist …
www.dailynews.com/antelopevalley/ci_4031383

New York tunnel plot suspect charged in Lebanon
Reuters – USA
… Lebanon’s Interior Ministry said the 31-year-old suspect, arrested
in Beirut in April, had confessed he was planning to spend four months
training in Pakistan …
today.reuters.com/news/NewsArticle.aspx?type=domesticNews&storyID
=2006-07-10T132429Z_01_L10339479_RTRUKOC_0_US-LEBANON-TUNNEL-CHARGES.xml

Lebanon submits official request to UN to extend mandate UNIFIL …
Kuwait News Agency – Kuwait
months BEIRUT, July 10 (KUNA) — Lebanon on Monday lodged a request with
the United Nations (UN) to extend the mandate of the United Nations Interim
Forces …
www.kuna.net.kw/home/story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=884792

Lebanon to extradite terror suspect to Australia
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Lebanon has agreed to deport an Arab Australian who is wanted for an attack
on a Sydney police station and hopes that in return Australia will extradite
a …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1150885963960&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Hamas, Fatah officials in Lebanon air differences on handling of …
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
SIDON: The factional dispute between Fatah and Hamas was put on full display
in a war of words among officials in Lebanon on Monday, following a Hamas

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=2&article_id=73853

8000 Arabs in Lebanon Protest Gaza Operation
Arutz Sheva – Israel
(IsraelNN.com) 8000 Arabs marched toward Lebanon’s largest refugee camp
in protest of Israel’s military operation in Gaza. As …
www.israelnn.com/news.php3?id=106938

Date: 9 July 2006

Nation News In Brief: Emir sends cable to Lebanon
Peninsula On-line – Qatar
DOHA • The Emir HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has sent a cable
of condolences to the Lebanese President Emile Lahoud on the death of
former Lebanese …
www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/Display_news.asp?section=Local_News&subsection
=Qatar+News&month=July2006&file=Local_News200607097123.xml

Terror plot targeted train tunnels
Taipei Times – Taiwan
Eight suspects — including an al-Qaeda loyalist arrested in Lebanon and
two others in custody elsewhere — had hoped to pull off the attack in
October or …
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2006/07/09/2003317989

Lebanon to extradite terror suspect
Peninsula On-line – Qatar
BEIRUT • Lebanon has decided to extradite to Australia a Jordanian-Australian
national who has just completed a two-year prison sentence on terrorism
charges …
www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/Display_news.asp?section=World_News&su
bsection=Gulf%2C+Middle+East+%26+Africa&month=July2006&file
=World_News2006070972144.xml

NY attack suspect attended Canadian university
CBC News – Canada
… Assem Hammoud, 31, was arrested on April 27 in Lebanon, where he confessed
to being the mastermind behind an alleged plot to bomb underwater tunnels
between …
www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2006/07/08/canadian-tunnel.html

Pre-emptive arrests in terrorism plots attract criticism
Houston Chronicle – United States
… The arrest on April 27 in Beirut, Lebanon, of Assem Hammoud, 31, a
Lebanese man who is accused of being the mastermind of the tunnel plot,
came after the …
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/4033886.html

Lebanon: All Are Rotten
Dar Al-Hayat – Lebanon
It may be said that a poisoned atmosphere is griping Lebanon today. …
In Lebanon, fascism is impossible, though semi-fascist sectarian tendencies
are all over. …
english.daralhayat.com/opinion/OPED/07-2006/Article-20
060709-52dc89e9-c0a8-10ed-01ce-4de8351eb6a0/story.html

Recruited in Canada
Calgary Sun – Canada
… Canadian passport. In Lebanon, authorities found maps and bomb plans
on Hammoud’s personal computer yesterday. “The information …
calsun.canoe.ca/News/National/2006/07/09/1675687-sun.html

Bomb plot suspect saw Gate Bridge as possible target
San Francisco Chronicle – CA, USA
… Hammoud, 31, is the alleged mastermind of the plot by eight al Qaeda
followers scattered across six countries. He is being held in Lebanon.

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/07/09/MNGGRJSBJ41.DTL

Aoun on His Way to Baabda, Anti-Syrians on Their Way Out
Naharnet – Beirut,Lebanon
Michel Aoun has unleashed a broadside against the ruling anti-Syria majority
in Lebanon, saying it comprised deceivers whose days in office are numbered,
when …
www.naharnet.com/domino/tn/NewsDesk.nsf/0/AE
E9302E56E92E41C22571A600236844?OpenDocument

Terrorist suspect on way here
Advertiser Adelaide – Adelaide,South Australia,Australia
LEBANON has agreed to extradite to Australia a terrorist suspect who once
allegedly said he wanted to fly a plane into the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

www.theadvertiser.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,19737062%255E911,00.html

Analysis: Al-Qaida`s eligible recruits
Monsters and Critics.com – Glasgow,UK
… or ‘prince of Andalusia,’ a nom de guerre he was supposedly given by
Osama bin Laden`s al-Qaida network when Hammoud was recruited, not in
Lebanon, but in …
news.monstersandcritics.com/middleeast/article
_1179306.php/Analysis_Al-Qaida%60s_eligible_recruits

Army rounds up 80 near border in North
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
… and repeated clashes near the border have occurred on a regular basis
as the United Nations continues to pressure Syria to demarcate its border
with Lebanon. …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=2&article_id=73825

Date: 8 July 2006

The New York Jihad flood starts in Lebanon?
Counterterrorism Blog – Medford,New Jersey,USA
… Sources in Lebanon revealed that a key figure in the plot was a Lebanese
national, who had been arrested in Lebanon on April 27, 2007 upon the
request of US …
counterterrorismblog.org/2006/07/the_new_york_jihad_flood_start.php

Lebanon arrests suspect with plot to bomb New York tunnel
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces said Friday that they have arrested
a terror suspect who has admitted to be in a plot to carry out a bombing
attack in a New …
english.people.com.cn/200607/08/eng20060708_281191.html

Lebanon claims to arrest al Qarda member who planned attack in US
Al-Bawaba – Amman,Jordan
A suspected al-Qaeda operative, detained in Lebanon, has confessed to plotting
to attack New York City tunnels later this year and said he was acting
on Osama …
www.albawaba.com/en/countries/Lebanon/200492

Suspect in NYC bomb plot arrested in Lebanon
ABS CBN News – Philippines
NEW YORK – US authorities thwarted a plot to bomb New York’s mass transit
system, leading to the arrest of a suspected plotter in Lebanon, the FBI
and …
www.abs-cbnnews.com/storypage.aspx?StoryId=43719

Lahoud: Lebanon Will Not Attend Francophonie Summit In Bucharest …
Mediafax – Bucuresti,Romania
… Bucharest. Lebanon can only be represented by its President, no other
official can speak in the country’’s name, Lahoud said. Republicarea …
www.mediafax.ro/english/articole-free/Lahoud—Lebanon-Will-Not-Attend
-Francophonie-Summit-In-Bucharest-Unless-I—m-Properly-Invited-513728-9.html

Lebanon to extradite Jordanian terror suspect to Australia
Monsters and Critics.com – Glasgow,UK
Beirut- Lebanon has decided to extradite to Australia a Jordanian-Australian
national on terrorism charges, Judicial sources said Saturday. …
news.monstersandcritics.com/middleeast/article_11791
26.php/Lebanon_to_extradite_Jordanian_terror_suspect_to_Australia

Date: 7 July 2006

Lebanon’s public doesn’t want a fight over Shebaa
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
… the origins of the Shebaa Farms imbroglio to the fall of 1999, when
Israeli forces began their preparations for a unilateral withdrawal from
South Lebanon. …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=73740

Lahoud welcomes Arab mediation between Lebanon, Syria
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
… The Lebanese president, meanwhile, praised the Sudanese mediation between
Lebanon and Syria, saying that the Sudanese leadership embarked on such
a mission in …
english.people.com.cn/200607/07/eng20060707_280751.html

Lebanon takes a pass on Arab boycott of Nestle
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Economy Ministry has decided not to add Swiss firm Nestle
to its official “blacklist” of companies with economic links to Israel,
a ministry …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=3&article_id=73752

Lebanon confirms arrest in alleged plot to bomb New York tunnel
CBC.ca – Alberta, Canada
… In Lebanon, officials confirmed the arrest of a man named Amir al-Andalousi
in connection with the plot, which involved blowing a hole in the tunnel
to wreak …
www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2006/07/07/nyc-tunnel-plot.html

Lebanon arrests suspect in plot to bomb New York tunnel
International Herald Tribune – France
Authorities in Lebanon have arrested a man in connection with a plot to
blow up the Holland Tunnel, officials said today. Senator …
www.iht.com/articles/2006/07/07/america/web.0707tunnel.php

EU Allocates Aid to Palestinian Territories, Lebanon
Naharnet – Beirut,Lebanon
… it had allocated 34 million euros (43 million dollars) in humanitarian
aid to people in need in the strife-hit Palestinian territories as well
as in Lebanon. …
www.naharnet.com/domino/tn/NewsDesk.nsf/0/A
4BA98E204C5BE68C22571A40053FFBF?OpenDocument

Suspect says plot was targeting NYC tunnels – Lebanon
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
… for involvement in a plot to carry out an attack in New York said the
plan was targeting metro tunnels under the Hudson river, Lebanon’s Interior
Ministry said …
in.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&sto
ryID=2006-07-07T223945Z_01_NOOTR_RTRJONC_0_India-258689-1.xml&archived=False

EU envoy advises Beirut and Damascus to mend ties
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
BEIRUT: The European Union “encourages Lebanon and Syria to have positive
diplomatic relations,” Benita Ferrero-Waldner, European commissioner for
external …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=2&article_id=73796

Images of real women highlight real inequality
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
… Beirut’s well-toned, well-coiffed set is milling around one of Lebanon’s
poshest beach clubs, Edde Sands, munching on finger sandwiches and chatting
about art. …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=4&article_id=73770

Date: 6 July 2006

Syria Pulled Its Army But Left Us Its Secret Services and Friends …
AINA – Modesto,CA,USA
Beirut (AsiaNews) --- Syria might have pulled its army out of Lebanon,
but it has left its secret services. It has “friends” in …
www.aina.org/news/2006070518905.htm

Date: 5 July 2006

Convicted terrorist pleads poor health to avoid deportation
Globe and Mail – Canada
… remain in Canada. Mahmoud Mohammad Issa Mohammad turns 64 in two weeks
and says he’s too sick to be deported to Lebanon. His diabetes …
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060705.wissa0705/BNStory/National/home

Aging ex-Palestinian Hijacker Fights Against Deportation to …
Naharnet – Beirut,Lebanon
… old Palestinian, who was involved in the hijacking of an Israeli airliner
almost 40 years ago, is fighting deportation from Canada to Lebanon citing
health …
www.naharnet.com/domino/tn/NewsDesk.nsf/0/D9
6A947912AEDE9AC22571A20032F7DC?OpenDocument

Hariri Tribunal: Lebanese judjes off to the Hague and New York
Ya Libnan – Beirut,Lebanon
… Sader and Ralph Riachi who have been conducting negotiations for the
formation of an international tribunal to try the assassins of former
Lebanon’s PM Rafik …
yalibnan.com/site/archives/2006/07/post_12.php

Lebanon: More Than 60,000 Iranians Have Visited
Stratfor – USA
More than 60,000 Iranian tourists have traveled to Lebanon in the first
half of 2006, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported July 5. The
report was …
www.stratfor.com/products/premium/read_article.
php?selected=Situation%20Reports&sitrep=1&id=268635

LEBANON: SLAIN JOURNALIST’S WIFE BLAMES SYRIA FOR MURDER
AKI – Rome,Italy
… Kassir who was killed in a car bomb explosion in June 2005 has accused
the Syrian and Lebanese “police regime that for decades was active in
Lebanon” of being …
www.adnki.com/index_2Level_English.php?cat=Security&loid=8.0.317887220&par=

Date: 4 July 2006

Jumblat: Assad is Trying to Turn Lebanon into Another Iraq
Naharnet – Beirut,Lebanon
Druze leader Walid Jumblat has launched an attack on the Syrian regime
accusing President Bashar Assad of trying to turn Lebanon into another
Iraq by sending al …
www.naharnet.com/domino/tn/NewsDesk.nsf/0/3F
2D34451D2FB5E0C22571A0001F9353?OpenDocument

Syria continues to play with fire in Lebanon
Ya Libnan – Beirut,Lebanon
… person was killed and five were wounded on Tuesday in Jahliyeh, a village
located south east of Beirut in the Shouf region of Mount Lebanon, when
supporters of …
yalibnan.com/site/archives/2006/07/syria_continues_1.php

US delegation in Lebanon refuses to comment on the captured Mossad …
Al-Manar – Lebanon
The delegation of the US House of Representatives Democratic Assistance
Committee that visited Speaker Nabih Berri Monday, found no place in their
statement …
www.almanar.com.lb/story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=652303

Druze factions clash in Lebanon
BBC News – UK
Security officials in Lebanon say that one person has been killed and five
wounded in fighting between supporters of rival Druze politicians. …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5144312.stm

Lebanon’s Siniora Seeks $7 Bln Loans to Cut Debt Cost (Update2)
Bloomberg – USA
July 4 (Bloomberg) — Lebanon’s Prime Minister Fouad Siniora plans to seek
as much as $7 billion in loans this year to reduce interest costs that
make the …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=ap3KxuO10780&refer=

Israel violates Lebanon’s airspace along military activities on …
Al-Manar – Lebanon
Israeli warplanes again violated Lebanon’s airspace. Fighter jets flew
over the southern regions of Marjeyyoun and Shebaa farms …
www.almanar.com.lb/story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=652322

Lebanon, France On the sidelines of the non-invitation of …
Monday Morning – Beirut,Lebanon
… to raise them to the highest level of friendship and cooperation, reflects
the president’s wish to dissociate that which links France and Lebanon,
from the …
www.mmorning.com/ArticleC.asp?Article=3719&CategoryID=2

Date: 3 July 2006

Sfeir calls on Hizbullah to disarm
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
“Hizbullah’s weapons are a cause of inequality and instability in Lebanon,”
Sfeir said. The prelate was speaking during a religious congregation held
at St. …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=2&article_id=73631

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Protest Gaza Offensive, Burn …
Naharnet – Beirut,Lebanon
… Israeli military offensive in Gaza have set fire to an Israeli flag
and shouted “Death to Israel” as they marched in Ein el Hilweh, Lebanon’s
largest refugee …
www.naharnet.com/domino/tn/Newsdesk.nsf/0/08BEC
765FA22D241C22571A000295359?OpenDocument

Bonnie Henry: Citizen Khawam
Arizona Daily Star – Tucson,AZ,USA
… Throwing the rascals out was seldom an option for Khawam in his native
Lebanon. … Life was good until 1975, when Lebanon erupted in civil war.

www.azstarnet.com/allheadlines/136009

Searching for The Soul of Hamra Street: In Lebanon’s Capital …
Naharnet – Beirut,Lebanon
… For a moment, he reflected on Beirut, Lebanon and the rest of the Arab
world. … “Lebanon doesn’t have a heart anymore,” she said. “There is
only Hamra.”. …
www.naharnet.com/domino/tn/Newsdesk.nsf/0/2
54BC0A4283CB0C4C22571A00032648F?OpenDocument

Rally of Lebanon returns in pictures
Ya Libnan – Beirut,Lebanon
Local favorite Roger Feghali and his co-pilot Nabil Njeim won the race,
while Roger’s brother Abdo Feghali and his co-pilot Joseph Matar took
the second place. …
yalibnan.com/site/archives/2006/07/x_10.php

Lebanon journalist faces trial for defaming Lahoud
Moneycontrol.com – Mumbai,India
… that dominates parliament and the government and has tried unsuccessfully
to unseat Lahoud, accusing him of being the last symbol of Syrian tutelage
in Lebanon …
news.moneycontrol.com/india/news/worldnews/lebanonjournalistfa
cestrialfordefaminglahoud/resultsviewsipomfinsurancetaxnriinterv
iewsceocommentspressreleases/market/stocks/article/26642/999999

Lebanon: Reversing the Evolution Toward Growth
Dar Al-Hayat – Lebanon
Lebanon needs to escape from this terrible whirlpool. … Hence, there
are very crucial questions: has Lebanon become unable to keep up with
modernity? …
english.daralhayat.com/business/07-2006/Article-200607
03-34391172-c0a8-10ed-00d3-954e6b48635a/story.html

Shiite insurgent group makes Iraq debut
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
BEIRUT, Lebanon — A self-styled Shiite Muslim insurgent group made its
public debut in a videotape aired by a Lebanese TV station, pledging to
fight US …
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1107AP_Iraq_Shiite_Insurgents.html

Lebanese Foreign Minister: Lebanon intensifies its diplomacy to …
Al-Manar – Lebanon
Lebanese Foreign Minister Fawzi Salloukh said that Lebanon had intensified
its diplomacy to secure international support for the Palestinians. …
www.almanar.com.lb/story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=652213

Date: 2 July 2006

Lebanon’s lessons have not been learned
Ha'aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
… mechanism doesn’t need more than that. Now is the time to create a
new order in Lebanon – sorry, Gaza. Because someone has to pay for …
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/733428.html

Lebanese patriarch brings message of peace
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – MO, United States
… Raymond’s Maronite Catholic Parish, 931 Lebanon Drive, St. Louis. …
The Maronite Church, an ancient Eastern Rite branch of Catholicism, is
based in Lebanon. St. …
www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/religion/story/
732ABCB5C2DE19668625719F00050E55?OpenDocument

Iran uses Shiite bonds to position itself in Lebanon
San Francisco Chronicle – CA, USA
… on. “It’s very good, this assistance Iran gives Lebanon,” said Hassan
Berrou, 35, the owner of a mobile phone shop in Harat Hreik. …
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2006/07/02/INGIJJM87B1.DTL

Lebanon Hezbollah General Secretary Meet Imam Khomeini Grandson
ISNA – Iran
TEHRAN, July 02 (ISNA)-Lebanon’s Hezbollah General Secretary met with Imam
Khomeini’s Grandson at Iran’s embassy in Damascus. Lebanon’s …
www.isna.ir/Main/NewsView.aspx?ID=News-745018&Lang=E

Palestinians in Lebanon protest Gaza offensive
Jerusalem Post – Israel
… Palestinians protesting the IDF offensive in Gaza set fire to an Israeli
flag and shouted “Death to Israel” Sunday as they marched in Lebanon’s
largest refugee …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1150885902889&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Late Imam Khomeini’s grandson condemns Zionists crimes in Gaza
Islamic Republic News Agency – Tehran,Iran
… Meanwhile, they urged for unity among regional states, in particular
various groups in Lebanon, continued resistance leading to victory over
the Zionist enemy …
www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-236/0607027237194636.htm

Date: 1 July 2006

Al Sadadi for Lebanon rally
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
… Hassan Al Sadadi along with Lebanese co-driver Sami Awad in a Subaru
Impreza WRX STi made a welcome return to rallying in the Rally of Lebanon,
the fifth round …
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=147971&Sn=SPOR&IssueID=29103

The best way to end the Israeli offensive is to release the …
DEBKA file – Jerusalem,Israel
The US ambassador also charged Syria and Lebanon with stoking regional
tensions and demanded the Syria and Iran end their role as state sponsors
of terror and …
www.debka.com/headline.php?hid=2776

Lebanon men travel to Balkans on mission
The Tennessean – Nashville,TN,USA
Where they went: The Balkans, in Eastern Europe, where the majority of
the population is Muslim. Why they went: Dodson and Reese …
www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060701/NEWS06/607010330/1023/NEWS

Hizbullah: Don’t give up soldier for nothing
Ynetnews – Israel
Lebanon’s terror group urges Palestinian terrorists to only free Israeli
soldier captured in Gaza exchange for Palestinian prisoners. …
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3269563,00.html

Lebanon raging for Israel’s offensive in Gaza
Xinhua – China
BEIRUT, July 1 (Xinhua) — Israel’s military offensive in the Gaza Strip
sparked outrage in Lebanon, where politicians and religious figures strongly
condemned …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-07/01/content_4780800.htm

Cuba, Lebanon Boost Cooperation
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
… importance of developing bilateral relations and widening cooperation,
visible in the introduction of Cuban medications and biotechnological
products in Lebanon …
www.plenglish.com/Article.asp?ID=%7B306ED3B4
-3806-4DEE-8D77-0FE0CEACEA5B%7D&language=EN

Is withdrawal too costly?
OCRegister – Orange County,CA,USA
… Yet, a more accurate comparison is the French occupation of Lebanon
from 1926 to 1943. Like Iraq, Lebanon was and still is a country …
www.ocregister.com/ocregister/opinion/homepage/article_1199012.php

 

  

  

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