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General News Archive - July 22, 2006

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Bush administration is rushing a delivery of precision-guided bombs to Israel, which requested the expedited shipment last week after beginning its air campaign against Hizbollah targets in Lebanon, The New York Times reported on Saturday. Citing U.S.

By Michael Winfrey LARNACA, Cyprus (Reuters) - Ships and aircrafts worked through the night into Saturday scooping more tired and scared people from war-battered Lebanon and bringing them to safety in Cyprus and Turkey.

TOKYO (Reuters) - China has signaled its reluctance to hold five-party talks on Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions in Malaysia next week, if the reclusive communist state refuses to meet, Japanese media reported on Saturday.

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called an international conference for Wednesday that is expected to formulate plans for a ceasefire in the Middle East crisis as well as a possible deployment of foreign troops, a top U.N. official said.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Friday approved an agreement that will let Saudi Arabia buy up to $276 million in spare parts for its M1A2 Abrams tanks, M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, and other equipment from U.S. stocks.

By Tom Perry 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 moment, an Israeli army spokesman said on Saturday.

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi leaders met in a show of sectarian and ethnic solidarity on Saturday before a White House visit by the prime minister, but some were pessimistic about the chances of tackling rising sectarian bloodshed.

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel bombed mobile telephone and television masts in Lebanon on Saturday and pledged to pursue its war on Hizbollah with more military incursions, but said it plans no full-scale invasion for now.

By Michele Kambas LARNACA, Cyprus (Reuters) - Ships and aircraft on Saturday whisked more exhausted people fleeing the fighting in Lebanon to safety in Cyprus in a mass international effort that has so far evacuated more than 25,000 people.

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel bombed mobile telephone and television masts in Lebanon on Saturday and pledged to pursue its war on Hizbollah with more military incursions, but said it plans no full-scale invasion for now.

Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.