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2006-09-04 12:11:01

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Monday he would appoint a secret negotiator to mediate between Israel and Hizbollah for the release of two Israeli soldiers seized in July.

2006-09-04 10:39:08

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - The commander of U.N. peacekeepers said a joint meeting with Lebanese and Israeli officers on Monday had brought closer a full Israeli troop withdrawal from south Lebanon in line with a U.N. resolution.

2006-09-04 09:08:37

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - The commander of U.N. peacekeepers said a joint meeting with Lebanese and Israeli officers on Monday had brought closer a full Israeli troop withdrawal from south Lebanon in line with a U.N. resolution.

2006-09-04 06:22:48

By Odai Sirri DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar on Monday became the first Arab country to commit troops to the expanded U.N. force set up to keep the peace between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas in south Lebanon. The Gulf state said it would contribute 200-300 troops to the U.N.

2006-09-01 06:14:20

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis DAMASCUS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Friday Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had promised to enforce an arms embargo on Hizbollah under a U.N. resolution that halted Israel's war with the Lebanese group.

2006-09-01 04:13:18

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis DAMASCUS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan won a pledge from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday to help implement a U.N. resolution that halted fighting between Israel and Lebanon's Hizbollah group, a spokesman said. "It was a very good meeting.

2006-09-01 03:23:43

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis DAMASCUS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday to seek his help in bolstering a truce between Israel and Lebanon's Hizbollah group, whose chief allies are Syria and Iran.

2006-08-30 17:18:24

By Suleiman al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan holds talks with Jordan on Thursday in a drive to cement a Hizbollah-Israel ceasefire before traveling to Damascus to press Syria to help stop arms smuggling across its border.

2006-08-29 14:33:03

By Dean Yates JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Tuesday said he hoped to soon double to 5,000 the number of U.N. troops in southern Lebanon and urged Israel and Hizbollah to swiftly end rows blocking a permanent ceasefire.

2006-08-29 02:59:20

By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan flew to south Lebanon on Tuesday to see the devastated region where up to 13,000 extra U.N. peacekeepers are mandated to bolster a two-week-old truce between Israel and Hizbollah.


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