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2009-06-18 12:14:00

Two-day event also features leading academics, international experts and next generation of peace makers and humanitarian leaders BIRMINGHAM, England, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu and former UN relief coordinator Jan Egeland will be the key speakers at the Rotary World Peace Symposium, which will be held 18-19 June in Birmingham prior to the Rotary International convention (21-24 June). Archbishop Tutu, who currently chairs The Elders, a group...

2006-09-01 09:45:08

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Clearing unexploded cluster bombs used by Israel in Lebanon during the month-long war, many of them U.S.-manufactured, could take 10 years, a British-based demining group said on Friday.

2006-08-31 15:59:45

By Patrick Lannin STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - International donors pledged more than $940 million on Thursday for war-torn Lebanon's immediate relief efforts, nearly double the target amount.

2006-08-10 12:47:14

By Karamallah Daher MARJAYOUN, Lebanon (Reuters) - Hizbollah guerrillas fought Israeli troops who seized a key town in southeast Lebanon on Thursday, and France said a breakthrough could come soon in diplomatic efforts to end the four-week-old war.

2006-07-29 09:44:34

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hizbollah pledged on Saturday to deny the United States and Israel any political gains from the war in Lebanon as U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice flew to Jerusalem to discuss ways to end the 18-day-old conflict.

2006-07-29 04:06:33

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel on Saturday rejected U.N. calls for a 72-hour pause in fighting to enable relief workers to evacuate elderly, young and wounded people from south Lebanon and to bring in emergency aid.

2006-07-29 02:49:39

By Michael Winfrey BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.S. boat carrying the first American aid delivered to Lebanon by sea arrived in Beirut on Saturday with supplies for the 800,000 people displaced by Israel's 18-day bombardment.

2006-07-29 00:46:36

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice headed for Israel on Saturday to discuss terms for a U.N. Security Council resolution to end its 18-day-old war with Hizbollah guerrillas in Lebanon.

2006-07-28 22:10:33

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice returns to the Middle East on Saturday in a diplomatic drive to secure a U.N. resolution to end the 18-day-old war between Israel and Hizbollah.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.