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2006-09-05 01:25:24

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. It quoted an airline official as saying the new restrictions imposed by Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy and Portugal meant some incoming El Al flights carrying arms would not be able to refuel enroute, and would have to reduce their cargo load. El Al was not...

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 11:55:35

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. "The two sides have accepted the effort of the secretary-general to help solve this problem," Annan told a news conference in Saudi Arabia. "I will appoint a person to work secretly with the two sides ... I will not announce his name today or tomorrow," he said...

2006-09-03 15:38:11

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. Jackson, a Democrat who has helped arrange several prisoner exchanges over the years, returned to Beirut late on Saturday after talks in Israel with Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres and Ofer Dekel, Israel's chief negotiator on the prisoners. He told Reuters...

2006-09-01 04:44:42

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. Although Hizbollah rockets left a quarter of the Renanim school's classrooms unfit for use, pupils will start the new academic year on Sunday like many other children across Israel. "It isn't easy, we all feel this sense of despair," said principal...

2006-08-31 00:15:00

By Suleiman al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - 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. The trip to Syria poses the biggest challenge of the two for Annan because Israel is demanding U.N. peacekeepers in Lebanon should join the Lebanese army in policing the border with Syria to prevent weapons reaching the Hizbollah guerrilla...

2006-08-28 12:57:23

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. In Beirut on a Middle East trip to seek a lasting ceasefire, Annan also said he would ask Syria this week to police its border with Lebanon to prevent arms smuggling to Hizbollah. A Lebanese government source said Annan told the cabinet he...

2006-08-28 10:16:30

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. The source, who attended Annan's meeting with the Lebanese cabinet, said Annan had also said he would ask Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later this week to establish diplomatic ties with Lebanon and to control the Syrian side of...

2006-08-27 11:49:17

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. He uses influence and appeal to find out what their status is and ultimately their release," Jackson told a news conference held at the foreign ministry. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Fayssal Mekdad said:...

2006-08-26 11:09:54

(Corrects spelling of deputy leader's name throughout to Kassem from Qassem) BEIRUT (Reuters) - The magnitude of the Israeli response to Hizbollah's cross-border operation in July took the Lebanese guerrilla group by surprise, Hizbollah deputy leader Naim Kassem said in an interview published on Saturday. Kassem told an-Nahar daily that Hizbollah had expected an Israel attack at some stage as part of a joint plan with the United States but it had no indication it would come in July....


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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