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2006-08-24 00:00:00

The Lebanese port of Byblos has survived the Romans, the Crusades and the armies of Alexander the Great but now it faces a 21st century menace, brought to its shores on a tide of war -- oil pollution.

2006-08-24 06:32:49

By Alaa Shahine BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon undertook on Thursday to stop smuggling from Syria, playing down a dispute between Syria and Israel over whether U.N. forces should help the Lebanese army stop arms shipments to Hizbollah guerrillas. It did not rule out asking U.N.

2006-08-21 20:01:10

By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - Italy has offered to lead a U.N. force for Lebanon, but a week after a truce calmed Israel's war with Hizbollah guerrillas, few other countries with proven military capacity have made substantial commitments.

2006-08-21 17:12:07

By Gideon Long BEIRUT (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi said on Monday his country was ready to lead a U.N. force in southern Lebanon, where the fragility of a week-old truce was underlined when Israeli forces fired at Hizbollah guerrillas.

2006-08-21 15:15:25

By Gideon Long BEIRUT (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi said on Monday his country was ready to lead a U.N. force in south Lebanon, where shooting by Israeli troops at Hizbollah fighters showed the fragility of a week-old truce.

2006-08-21 10:54:29

By Gideon Long BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Bush called on Monday for the urgent deployment of a United Nations peacekeeping force to southern Lebanon to shore up a week-old truce between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas. He said there would be another U.N.

2006-08-21 10:03:41

By Gideon Long BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Bush called on Monday for the urgent deployment of a United Nations peacekeeping force to southern Lebanon to shore up a week-old truce between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas. He said there would be another U.N.

2006-08-21 09:59:54

By Gideon Long BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Bush called on Monday for the urgent deployment of a United Nations peacekeeping force to southern Lebanon to shore up a week-old truce between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas. He said there would be another U.N.

2006-08-21 06:33:23

By Gideon Long BEIRUT (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel described the situation in Lebanon as "very fragile" on Monday as a truce between Israel and Lebanese Hizbollah guerrillas entered its second week.

2006-08-21 04:32:36

By Gideon Long BEIRUT (Reuters) - A truce between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas entered its second week on Monday as Italy emerged as potential leader of a beefed-up U.N. force charged with helping keep the peace in southern Lebanon. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, due to host senior U.N.


Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).