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2006-08-20 10:03:00

By Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Sunday the week-old truce between Israel and Hizbollah could easily collapse, a day after it condemned an Israeli raid on the guerrillas in Lebanon as a violation. Senior U.N.

2006-08-20 04:41:00

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Defense Minister Elias al-Murr said on Sunday the army would be tough in dealing with any attempt to breach the U.N.-brokered truce that halted a 34-day war between Israel and Hizbollah. "The army will be very tough in dealing with such an issue," he told a news conference.

2006-08-20 05:15:52

By Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese government vowed on Sunday to crush any attempt on the Lebanese side to breach the truce in the conflict with Israel, a day after the U.N. condemned an Israeli raid on Hizbollah as a truce violation.

2006-08-19 14:40:53

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli commandos raided a Hizbollah stronghold in eastern Lebanon on Saturday in what Beirut described as a "naked violation" of the U.N.-backed truce that ended Israel's 34-day war with the Shi'ite guerrillas.

2006-08-18 16:15:26

By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hizbollah handed out bundles of cash on Friday to people whose homes were wrecked by Israeli bombing, consolidating the Iranian-backed group's support among Lebanon's Shi'ites and embarrassing the Beirut government.

2006-08-18 14:10:14

By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hizbollah handed out bundles of cash on Friday to people whose homes were wrecked by Israeli bombing, consolidating the Iranian-backed group's support among Lebanon's Shi'ites and embarrassing the Beirut government.

2006-08-18 07:54:45

By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hizbollah handed out bundles of cash on Friday to people whose homes were wrecked by Israeli bombing, consolidating the Iranian-backed group's support among Lebanon's Shi'ites and embarrassing the Beirut government.

2006-08-18 06:52:33

By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hizbollah handed out bundles of cash on Friday to people whose homes were wrecked by Israeli bombing, consolidating the Iranian-backed group's support among Lebanon's Shi'ites and embarrassing the Beirut government.

2006-08-17 07:31:12

By Michael Winfrey BEIRUT (Reuters) - Humanitarian relief poured into southern Lebanon on Thursday as aid agencies rushed to help the tens of thousands of people returning to rebuild villages torn apart by Israel's war with Hizbollah.

2006-08-16 14:53:27

By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's government on Wednesday ordered 15,000 troops to move south to take full control, with U.N. peacekeepers, when Israeli troops withdraw after a 34-day war with Hizbollah guerrillas.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.