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2006-07-28 20:30:16

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice returns to the Middle East on Saturday to discuss a planned U.N. resolution to end the 18-day-old war between Israel and Lebanese Hizbollah guerrillas. President Bush said on Friday after talks with British Prime Minister Tony Blair in Washington that an international force should be sent quickly to southern Lebanon, particularly to secure shipments of humanitarian aid. "(Rice's) instructions are to work with...

2006-07-28 19:47:01

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice returns to the Middle East on Saturday to discuss a planned U.N. resolution to end the 18-day-old war between Israel and Lebanese Hizbollah guerrillas. President Bush said on Friday after talks with British Prime Minister Tony Blair in Washington that an international force should be sent quickly to southern Lebanon to secure shipments of humanitarian aid. "(Rice's) instructions are to work with Israel and...

2006-07-26 12:50:17

By Ari Rabinovitch HAIFA, Israel (Reuters) - More than 125 rockets fired by Hizbollah guerrillas slammed into the city of Haifa and other parts of northern Israel on Wednesday, wounding dozens of people, security sources and medics said. One rocket landed near a car in Haifa, seriously wounding a driver, medics said. Thirty people were moderately wounded elsewhere. Rockets also landed in the towns of Acre, Carmiel and Safed. One struck an empty apartment while another hit an...

2006-07-26 08:56:36

By Ari Rabinovitch HAIFA, Israel (Reuters) - More than 125 rockets fired by Hizbollah guerrillas slammed into the city of Haifa and other parts of northern Israel on Wednesday, wounding dozens of people, security sources and medics said. One rocket landed near a car in Haifa, seriously wounding a driver, medics said. Thirty people were moderately wounded elsewhere. Rockets also landed in the towns of Acre, Carmiel and Safed. One struck an empty apartment while another hit an...

2006-07-25 12:06:50

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel's bombing of Gaza's only power plant and other infrastructure was a disproportionate use of force that has had profound humanitarian consequences, the United Nations' chief aid official said on Tuesday. "This is very clear, a disproportionate use (of power)," Jan Egeland, the U.N. under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs, told reporters as he toured the destroyed plant south of Gaza City. "Civilian infrastructure is protected. The...

2006-07-23 21:24:19

By Alaa Shahine BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was set to arrive in the Middle East on Monday but expectations were low that diplomacy would deliver a swift halt to the war between Israel and Lebanon's Hizbollah. Israeli warplanes kept up attacks on south Lebanon early on Monday after Hizbollah missiles hit northern Israel over the weekend. The United States has resisted calls for an immediate ceasefire, saying the cessation of hostilities has to address...

2006-07-23 09:11:15

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel unleashed more air strikes on Lebanon and Hizbollah fired rockets at Haifa on Sunday as a senior U.N. official demanded a halt to the violence to allow aid to reach desperate civilians. Civilians have taken the brunt of the 12-day war that has cost 365 lives in Lebanon and killed 37 Israelis. "We have been living in hell," Lebanese farmer Mohammad Zabad, 45, told Reuters. Israeli factory worker Keren Hagigi said he had witnessed horrific...

2006-07-23 09:00:41

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is open to a NATO-led force keeping the peace on Lebanon's southern border with Israel, although using U.S. forces has not been discussed, a senior Bush administration official said on Sunday. Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz said his country could accept a NATO peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon to ensure Hizbollah is removed from the border. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert had earlier said calls for an...

2006-07-23 04:51:21

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli bombing of a Beirut neighborhood where Hizbollah had its headquarters has breached humanitarian law, a senior U.N. official said on Sunday. "It is horrific. I did not know it was block after block of houses," Jan Egeland, the U.N. emergency relief coordinator, told reporters as he toured the shattered Haret Hreik district. "It makes it a violation of humanitarian law." "It's bigger, it's more extensive than I even could imagine," he said,...

2006-07-23 04:33:57

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel unleashed more air strikes on Lebanon and Hizbollah fired rockets at Haifa on Sunday as a senior U.N. official demanded a halt to the violence to allow aid to reach desperate civilians. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, leaving for the Middle East later in the day, has said she will pursue a lasting solution, not an immediate ceasefire. Washington blames Hizbollah and its allies, Syria and Iran, for the conflict. Israeli warplanes...


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