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2006-09-05 04:23:16

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A roadside bomb blast killed an escort of a senior Lebanese intelligence officer, who was among five people wounded in the attack near Lebanon's southern city of Sidon on Tuesday, police said. Police had earlier reported two of the officer's companions had been killed by a bomb planted in their car. The officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Samir Shehadeh, holds a senior post in the Interior Ministry's intelligence branch and has played a leading role in Lebanon's...

2006-09-05 03:46:53

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A senior Lebanese intelligence officer was seriously wounded and two companions were killed by a bomb that exploded in their car near the southern city of Sidon on Tuesday, security sources said. The officer, identified as Colonel Samir Shehadeh, works for the Interior Ministry's intelligence branch. Police said one of the two men killed was in uniform, the other in plainclothes. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack in the coastal village of...

2006-08-17 12:34:16

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Anti-Syrian Lebanese leaders accused Syria on Thursday of trying to exploit the war between Hizbollah and Israel for its own gain after Damascus partly blamed them for the conflict. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday likened anti-Syrian Lebanese politicians who make up the majority in parliament to former leaders who concluded a 1983 peace deal with Israel that was never ratified. He blamed them for the 34-day war ended this week by a truce. "Israel is...

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2006-07-24 12:15:00

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - France and the United States worked together to oust Syria from Lebanon and, despite tactical differences due to divergent agendas in the region, they agree who is to blame for the current crisis -- Hizbollah. The born-again allies, their rift over Iraq a thing of the past, want to isolate and disarm the Shi'ite Muslim group, whose backers Iran and Syria underscore the wider strategic issues at play in the latest round of Middle East conflict. Israel began its...

2006-07-04 01:16:39

BEIRUT (Reuters) - One person was killed and five were wounded in a firefight between followers of rival Lebanese Druze leaders on Tuesday, security sources said. They said the overnight clash began when supporters of pro-Syrian former minister Wiam Wahhab were plastering posters in the village of Jahiliyah, southeast of Beirut, sparking a dispute with followers of Druze chieftain Walid Jumblatt, a fiery critic of Damascus. Lebanese army units moved in and ended the clash, the...

2006-05-03 07:15:00

By Lin Noueihed WADI KHALED, Lebanon (Reuters) - Ghazi al-Ali is Lebanese, but his 15 children go to school in Syria. His mobile phone is Syrian. He buys food and fuel from Syria. He has a Syrian wife and a photo of the Syrian president in his house. Damascus may have pulled its troops out of Lebanon a year ago amid world pressure after the murder of former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, but ties between Syria and Wadi Khaled, on Lebanon's remote northern border, long predated their arrival...

2006-04-26 12:35:23

(Please read in first paragraph ...the February 14, 2005, assassination ... instead of ... the February 14 assassination.) A corrected story follows WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Wednesday issued an order blocking the assets of anyone connected with the February 14, 2005, assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. Bush in a statement said the new order blocks the property and interest of anyone determined to have been involved in Hariri's...

2006-04-26 13:12:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Wednesday issued an order blocking the assets of anyone connected with the February 14, 2005, assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. Bush in a statement said the new order blocks the property and interests of anyone determined to have been involved in Hariri's assassination and that additional steps were being taken "concerning certain actions of the government of Syria." A U.N. report last year implicated...

2006-04-25 08:16:01

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis DAMASCUS (Reuters) - The chief U.N. investigator interviewed President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday over Syria's alleged role in the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, a source in Syria's ruling Baath Party said. "The meeting has ended and Brammertz returned to Lebanon," the source told Reuters. Brammertz is in charge of a United Nations investigation into the killing of Hariri and 22 others in a truck bombing in Beirut in February 2005....

2006-04-25 05:55:44

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis DAMASCUS (Reuters) - The chief U.N. investigator arrived in Syria on Tuesday to interview President Bashar al-Assad over the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, Syrian political sources and diplomats said. "Serge Brammertz and his team are due to meet President Assad and Vice President Farouk al-Shara today," a source in the ruling Baath Party said. Brammertz is in charge of a United Nations investigation into the murder of Hariri and 22...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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