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2006-09-05 07:12:21

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Tuesday he was hoping for "positive" news in the next 48 hours on whether Israel would lift an air and sea blockade on Lebanon. "I don't want to raise any false hopes, but I hope that in the next 48 hours we will have some news on that, constructive, positive news," he told reporters after holding talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in the port city of Alexandria. Israel has kept up an air and sea...

2006-09-04 15:16:06

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Monday he would appoint a secret envoy to work for the release of the two Israeli soldiers whose capture by Lebanon's Hizbollah group triggered a month-long war. Israeli officials said Annan's role was to secure the release of the soldiers, not to mediate. Hizbollah gave a cautious response, backing only indirect negotiations to secure an exchange of prisoners from both sides. "The two sides have accepted...

2006-09-04 11:24:03

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has agreed to personally mediate between Israel and Hizbollah for the release of two Israeli soldiers seized in July, Fox News Channel reported on Monday, citing a U.N. spokesman. Details of Annan's role were not immediately available, Fox said.

2006-09-04 11:19:05

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has agreed to personally mediate between Israel and Hizbollah for the release of two Israeli soldiers seized in July, Fox News Channel reported on Monday, citing a U.N. spokesman. Details of Annan's role were not immediately available, Fox said.

2006-09-02 09:50:06

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan held talks in Iran on Saturday to seek help in shoring up a Hizbollah-Israel ceasefire and to discuss Tehran's nuclear standoff with the West. Annan arrived in the Iranian capital two days after the U.N. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), reported Tehran had failed to meet the U.N. Security Council's August 31 deadline to halt uranium enrichment. Some analysts say Iran may have been...

2006-09-02 06:17:21

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan held talks in Iran on Saturday to seek help in shoring up a Hizbollah-Israel ceasefire and other issues that diplomats said would include Iran's nuclear standoff with the West. Annan arrived in the Iranian capital two days after the U.N. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), reported Tehran had failed to meet the U.N. Security Council's August 31 deadline to halt uranium enrichment. "I...

2006-09-02 06:14:20

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan held talks in Iran on Saturday to seek help in shoring up a Hizbollah-Israel ceasefire and other issues that diplomats said would include Iran's nuclear standoff with the West. Annan arrived in the Iranian capital two days after the U.N. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), reported Tehran had failed to meet the U.N. Security Council's August 31 deadline to halt uranium enrichment. "I...

2006-09-02 04:09:52

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is expected to press Iran on Saturday to help shore up the Hizbollah-Israel ceasefire, but diplomats say the talks will also cover Iran's nuclear standoff with the West. Annan arrived in the Iranian capital two days after the U.N. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), reported Tehran had failed to meet the U.N. Security Council's August 31 deadline to halt uranium enrichment. Ahmad...

2006-09-02 01:01:01

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia will begin deploying 1,000 troops to southern Lebanon this month as part of a U.N. peacekeeping mission, Indonesia's foreign minister said on Saturday. Hassan Wirajuda said that the United Nations had been in contact with the Indonesian military on preparations for a deployment. "So, probably our troops will be deployed this month, by the latest the end of this month," the foreign minister said on the resort island of Bali in comments aired on El Shinta...

2006-08-31 18:17:58

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis DAMASCUS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, on a whirlwind peace drive in the Middle East, was set to meet President Bashar al-Assad on Friday to seek Syria's help in shoring up a truce between Israel and Lebanon's Hizbollah. Annan has already renewed his calls for Israel to quickly lift a blockade of Lebanon and withdraw fully from the country as soon as 5,000 U.N. peacekeepers are in the south. He will also push Assad to stop Syria's help for...


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