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2011-07-01 13:01:00

NEW YORK, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC applauded the decision of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), a UN body investigating the assassination of the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, to issue criminal indictments against four Hezbollah terrorists accused of the murder. Along with Hariri, 21 others were killed when the former Prime Minister's motorcade was bombed in Beirut on February 14, 2005. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "By...

2006-09-05 04:23:16

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A roadside bomb blast killed an escort of a senior Lebanese intelligence officer, who was among five people wounded in the attack near Lebanon's southern city of Sidon on Tuesday, police said. Police had earlier reported two of the officer's companions had been killed by a bomb planted in their car. The officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Samir Shehadeh, holds a senior post in the Interior Ministry's intelligence branch and has played a leading role in Lebanon's...

2006-09-05 03:46:53

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A senior Lebanese intelligence officer was seriously wounded and two companions were killed by a bomb that exploded in their car near the southern city of Sidon on Tuesday, security sources said. The officer, identified as Colonel Samir Shehadeh, works for the Interior Ministry's intelligence branch. Police said one of the two men killed was in uniform, the other in plainclothes. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack in the coastal village of...

2006-08-17 12:34:16

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Anti-Syrian Lebanese leaders accused Syria on Thursday of trying to exploit the war between Hizbollah and Israel for its own gain after Damascus partly blamed them for the conflict. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday likened anti-Syrian Lebanese politicians who make up the majority in parliament to former leaders who concluded a 1983 peace deal with Israel that was never ratified. He blamed them for the 34-day war ended this week by a truce. "Israel is...

2006-07-23 08:23:29

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria is willing to engage in dialogue with the United States to solve the confrontation between Hizbollah and Israel, Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Meqdad said on Sunday. "Syria is ready for dialogue with the United States based on respect and mutual interests," he told Reuters in an interview. Meqdad said the immediate solution to the crisis lies in a ceasefire brokered by international powers to be followed by diplomacy to address Hizbollah's demands,...

2006-06-15 15:49:28

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday extended for another year the mandate of the international commission investigating the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. A resolution adopted unanimously by the 15-nation council also authorized the commission to delve more deeply into a related investigation of 14 other bomb attacks in Lebanon that investigators suspect are linked to Hariri's assassination. The council acted after chief...

2006-06-15 11:48:47

Corrects title in paragraph 9 to Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Fayssal Mekdad By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States accused Syria on Wednesday of failing to cooperate fully with a U.N. inquiry into the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. The accusation, by U.S. United Nations Ambassador John Bolton, came despite the latest progress report on the probe led by Serge Brammertz of Belgium, which described Syrian cooperation as "generally...

2006-06-14 13:13:24

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States accused Syria on Wednesday of failing to cooperate fully with a U.N. inquiry into the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. The accusation, by U.S. United Nations Ambassador John Bolton, came despite the latest progress report on the probe led by Serge Brammertz of Belgium, which described Syrian cooperation as "generally satisfactory." "It is very clear that Mr. Brammertz does not say in the report...

2006-06-10 15:34:49

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. inquiry into the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri reported on Saturday "considerable progress" in its work but did not set out new findings on who was behind the crime. The report by the commission led by Belgian prosecutor Serge Brammertz said Syrian cooperation, which previously had been faulted by investigators, was now "generally satisfactory," but it added continued cooperation "remains crucial." The...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'