International News Archive - August 08, 2006
By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Arab officials converge on the United Nations on Tuesday to insist that a U.S.-French resolution demand an immediate Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon so Beirut's army can take over the south from Hizbollah. Consequently, the U.N.
By Ari Rabinovitch TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Sirens warning of a rocket attack would likely be drowned out by the steady thump of music in Adi Cohen's nightclub in the heart of Israel's entertainment and commercial capital.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tropical storm Maria powered north toward Japan on Tuesday with landfall possible later in the day, while Taiwan was keeping a wary eye on the movements of two other storms, one of them at typhoon strength.
MAKHACHKALA, Russia (Reuters) - Insurgents in Russia's volatile southern region of Dagestan blew up a local prosecutor on Tuesday and then ambushed the regional police chief as he rushed to the scene, police said.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian rescue workers dug for a third day through the devastation left by a weekend flash flood that killed at least 197 people, searching for as many as 300 others still missing.
By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes and ground fighting convulsed south Lebanon on Tuesday ahead of fresh diplomatic negotiations aimed at ending a four-week-old war which has killed more than 1,000 people.
By Adam Entous JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel wants a strong international force to join the 15,000 Lebanese troops that Beirut has decided to send to the south before it would agree to withdraw from Lebanese soil, a senior official said on Tuesday.
By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - July was the most dangerous month for humanitarian workers in Sudan's Darfur region and afforded the worst access to those in need since the conflict began 3-1/2 years ago, aid agencies said on Tuesday.
By Peter Apps TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka ordered a probe into the killing of 17 local tsunami aid staff on Tuesday as some family members blamed the army, and fighting and artillery continued in the island's east for a 14th day.
COLOMBO (Reuters) - An explosion shook a central residential neighborhood in the Sri Lankan capital on Tuesday and eyewitnesses told Reuters they could see plumes of smoke rising, but the military said there were no immediate details.
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