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General News Archive - August 03, 2006

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli jets pounded Hizbollah's Beirut stronghold and troops battled the guerrillas in the south on Thursday while world powers struggled to come up with a plan to stop a war now in its fourth week.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli inquiry into the bombing of the Lebanese village of Qana said on Thursday the army would not have bombed a building if had known civilians were inside, but accused Hizbollah of using human shields.

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Nearly three days after Cuba's historic handover of power, neither ailing President Fidel Castro nor his brother Raul, to whom he temporarily ceded control, has been seen by an anxious Cuban public. Close aide Ricardo Alarcon told a U.S.

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest crude exporter, believes oil should not be used as a weapon because it is the economic lifeline of Arab states, its foreign minister said.

LONDON (Reuters) - Iraq is more likely to slide into civil war than turn into a democracy, Britain's outgoing ambassador to Baghdad wrote in a leaked diplomatic cable, the BBC public broadcaster reported on Thursday.

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Chris weakened on Thursday and forecasters said they did not expect it to become the season's first hurricane over the next several days as it headed west toward U.S. oil facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. At 2 a.m.

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli jets pounded Lebanon and troops battled Hizbollah guerrillas on Thursday while world powers struggled for a plan to end a war which Beirut said has killed 900 people and wounded 3,000.

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel's military appears to have deliberately bombed civilians in Lebanon and some of its strikes constitute war crimes, U.S.-based rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday.

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Chris weakened on Thursday and forecasters said they did not expect it to become the season's first hurricane as it headed west toward the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. oil facilities. At 5 a.m.

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest crude exporter, believes oil should not be used as a weapon because it is the economic lifeline of Arab states, its foreign minister said.