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General News Archive - July 14, 2006

By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel battered roads, flyovers and fuel tanks in Lebanon early on Friday, inflicting further devastation on its neighbor's economy in reprisal for the capture of two Israeli soldiers by Hizbollah guerrillas.

GAZA (Reuters) - The Israeli army pulled out on Friday from the central Gaza Strip, which it entered as part of an offensive launched last month to free an abducted soldier, the army said.

By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel battered roads, mobile phone antennas and fuel tanks in Lebanon on Friday, inflicting further devastation on its neighbor's economy in reprisal for the capture of two Israeli soldiers by Hizbollah guerrillas.

GAZA (Reuters) - The Israeli army pulled out on Friday from the central Gaza Strip, which it entered as part of an offensive launched last month to free an abducted soldier, the army said.

By Alistair Lyon, Middle East Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel battered roads, mobile phone antennas and fuel tanks in Lebanon on Friday, further devastating its neighbor's economy after Hizbollah guerrillas captured two Israeli soldiers and killed eight.

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian officials said they suspected Pakistan's spy agency had a role in this week's Mumbai bomb blasts as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh traveled to the city on Friday to meet victims.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A bomb planted in the street killed at least seven people and wounded five as they left a Sunni mosque in northern Baghdad after Friday prayers, police said. Further details of the incident at the Ismail al-Qubaisi mosque were not immediately available.

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels said on Friday they killed 22 soldiers in a firefight in potentially the worst military clash since a 2002 truce, but the army said the number of fatalities would be far lower.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A bomb planted in the street killed at least seven people and wounded five as they left a Sunni mosque in northern Baghdad after Friday prayers, police said. Further details of the incident at the Ismail al-Qubaisi mosque were not immediately available.

By Randy Fabi LONDON (Reuters) - Oil surged to record highs above $78 on Friday on fears that conflict between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas could escalate and spread to more Middle East countries.

Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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