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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Five European countries are refusing landing rights to aircraft from the Israeli national carrier El Al that are transporting military equipment to the Jewish state, Israel Radio reported on Tuesday.
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.
RIYADH (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Monday Lebanon and Israel have accepted his offer to mediate the release of two Israeli soldiers captured by Lebanese guerrilla group Hizbollah in July.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S. civil rights leader Jesse Jackson said on Sunday that the Lebanese guerrilla group Hizbollah could help bring about a prisoner swap with Israel if it gave evidence that its two Israeli captives are alive.
By Allyn Fisher-Ilan KIRYAT SHMOMA, Israel (Reuters) - "Where there's a will, there's a way," reads a sign posted on a wall to try to hide rocket damage in a school for disabled children in the northern Israeli town of Kiryat Shmona.
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan holds talks with Jordan on Thursday in a drive to cement a Hizbollah-Israel ceasefire before traveling to Damascus to press Syria to help stop arms smuggling across its border.
By Jonathan Wright BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Monday he wanted the two Israeli soldiers whose capture by Lebanese Hizbollah guerrillas sparked a 34-day war with Israel to be released under Red Cross auspices.
By Jonathan Wright BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan told Lebanese ministers on Monday he wanted the two Israeli soldiers whose capture by Hizbollah sparked a 34-day war with Israel to be handed to the Red Cross, a government source said.
DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria backs efforts to free captured Israeli soldiers and Arab prisoners held by the Jewish state, U.S. civil rights leader Jesse Jackson said after meeting President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday. "President Assad supports the finding of their status and release.
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