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2008-06-18 15:00:12

The Israeli government, after reaching a cease-fire with Hamas in Gaza, now says it's ready for direct peace talks with Lebanon. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has told other government officials he wants to start a round of negotiations with Lebanese leaders, government spokesman Mark Regev told reporters Wednesday. The New York Times said Regev indicated all issues would be on the table, including the thorny topic of which country has jurisdiction over the disputed Shabaa Farms area....

2006-09-01 10:37:25

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. "The president informed me that Syria supports Security Council Resolution 1701 and will help in its implementation," Annan told reporters after talks with Assad in Damascus. "While stating Syrian objections to the presence of foreign...

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. "The president informed me that Syria supports Security Council Resolution 1701 and will help in its implementation," Annan told reporters after talks with Assad in Damascus. "While stating Syrian objections to the presence of foreign...

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. The two men held talks that lasted about 45 minutes. Neither spoke to reporters afterwards. No news conference was scheduled. Annan had been expected to urge Assad to prevent weapons from reaching Hizbollah from Syrian territory, widely...

2006-08-31 11:55:42

By Maher Samaan QUNAITERA, Syria (Reuters) - Hundreds of Syrians living under Israeli occupation in the Golan Heights crossed no man's land on Thursday in a rare visit to their homeland. Wearing an all-black dress denoting their Druze religion, the male contingent walked through a U.N. checkpoint accompanied by Red Cross officials. Their relatives were waiting for them on the Syrian side in the city of Qunaitera. "Thank God our relatives are well. We will remain firmly rooted in...

2006-08-30 11:32:21

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez pledged solidarity on Wednesday with Syria in its struggle against Israel and the United States and predicted the demise of U.S. "imperialism." Chavez, a harsh critic of U.S. foreign policy, also said he would seek a front-row seat if President George W. Bush accepted an invitation from Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a televised debate, adding he would be cheering on the Iranian president. "Syria and...

2006-08-15 09:54:32

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday Hizbollah's "victory" in the recent war with Israel had destroyed U.S. plans to reshape the Middle East. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier described Assad's speech as a "negative contribution" and canceled a trip to Syria planned for later in the day. Assad also aimed sharp criticism at Israel and said peace in the Middle East would remain elusive for the foreseeable future....

2006-07-31 17:15:45

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told the Syrian military on Monday to raise its readiness, pledging not to abandon support for Lebanese resistance against Israel. In an annual address on the anniversary of the foundation of the Syria Arab Army, Assad called on the military to "work on more preparedness and raise readiness of all units. "We are facing international circumstances and regional challenges that require caution, alertness,...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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