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Latest International reactions to the 2006 Lebanon War by evacuations and aid Stories

2006-07-24 11:43:45

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States wound down the evacuation of U.S. citizens from Lebanon on Monday and planned to begin bringing humanitarian supplies into that country, the Pentagon said. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice flew to Lebanon as hostilities continued between Israeli and Hizbollah forces in the 13-day-old war. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said some combination of U.S. Navy ships and contracted commercial vessels would deliver humanitarian...

2006-07-24 04:42:54

By Michael Winfrey and Michele Kambas LARNACA, Cyprus (Reuters) - A mass evacuation of foreign nationals fleeing Israeli bombing of Lebanon began winding down on Monday as the latest of around 30,000 people to leave reached Cyprus and Turkey. Britain and the United States said they were scaling back their evacuations after 15 ships brought more exhausted evacuees to the Mediterranean island in one of its busiest nights since Israel air strikes on Lebanon. Several hundred Australians...

2006-07-23 18:23:03

By Michael Winfrey and Michele Kambas LARNACA, Cyprus (Reuters) - More than 1,000 Canadians walked ashore to safety in Cyprus on Monday, part of a mass evacuation from fighting in Lebanon that now exceeds 30,000 people. About 15 ships were expected at Cypriot ports overnight in what may be the peak of the organized evacuation effort, as Britain and the United States said they were starting to wind down their rescue operations. But weary evacuees arriving in Larnaca said there were...

2006-07-23 14:36:18

By Michele Kambas and Michael Winfrey LARNACA, Cyprus (Reuters) - Thousands of people fleeing Israel's 12 days of bombing in Lebanon poured into Cyprus and Turkey on Sunday as the United Nations appealed for aid for the many more staying behind. About 15 ships were expected at Cypriot ports overnight in what may be the peak of the organized evacuation effort that has so far whisked about 30,000 people to Cyprus, a small Mediterranean island struggling to cope with the influx....

2006-07-23 09:18:14

By Michele Kambas and Michael Winfrey LARNACA, Cyprus (Reuters) - Thousands of people fleeing Israeli bombing in Lebanon kept pouring into Cyprus on Sunday as the United Nations appealed for urgent international aid for the far greater numbers of people left behind. Hundreds of foreigners were also whisked to the Turkish port of Mersin, as Turkey stepped in to share the burden with the small island struggling to cope with the huge wave of evacuees after 12 days of Israeli bombings....

2006-07-22 10:04:42

By Michele Kambas and Michael Winfrey LARNACA, Cyprus (Reuters) - Ships and aircraft scooped more exhausted people fleeing the fighting in Lebanon to safety in Cyprus on Saturday in a mass international effort that has so far evacuated more than 25,000 people. The European Union dispatched a team to help Cyprus cope with the huge wave of foreign evacuees, which is stretching the small island's resources at the height of its tourist season. "We expect the number to triple in the...

2006-07-21 11:18:31

By David Clarke BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S. helicopters plucked Americans from Beirut on Friday and hundreds of Canadians arrived on the shores of Turkey in a huge evacuation of foreign nationals fleeing Israeli bombing in Lebanon. Turkey volunteered to become a second transit point for the growing tide of distressed evacuees after Cyprus warned it could no longer bear the strain. U.S. troops watched from rooftops around the U.S. embassy in the Lebanese capital as evacuees fleeing...

2006-07-20 08:18:42

By Michael Winfrey BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S. Marines waded through waves at a Beirut beach on Thursday to whisk hundreds of Americans to Cyprus, where thousands of foreigners have fled to escape Israeli air strikes against Lebanon. About 40 lightly armed Marines, aided by Lebanese soldiers, landed near Beirut at dawn and by mid-day had carried to a troop carrier about half of 1,200 Americans, including many children, expected to be evacuated on Thursday. "We are thankful to leave but...

2006-07-20 06:38:07

By Mike Winfrey BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S. Marines waded through waves at a Beirut beach on Thursday to whisk hundreds of Americans to Cyprus, where thousands of foreigners have fled to escape Israeli air strikes against Lebanon. About 40 lightly armed Marines, aided by Lebanese soldiers, carried women and children to a landing craft. The Marines landed near Beirut at dawn and began ferrying the first 300 of 1,200 Americans expected to be evacuated during the day. "We are thankful to...

2006-07-20 00:40:31

By David Clarke LARNACA, Cyprus (Reuters) - Hundreds of Americans and other foreign nationals fleeing Israeli air strikes that have pummeled Lebanon for eight days found safe haven in Cyprus on Thursday. About 40 U.S. Marines landed on a beach near Beirut at dawn to rescue about 1,200 Americans during the course of the day. The lightly armed Marines came ashore at dawn in a landing craft, which they will use to ferry up to 400 people per trip to a troop carrier anchored offshore...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.