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2006-07-22 20:38:16

By Michele Kambas and Simon Bahceli LARNACA, Cyprus (Reuters) - Tiny Cyprus braced to take in nearly 10,000 more fugitives from Lebanon on Sunday as the United Nations urged international donors to send aid swiftly to the far greater numbers of people left behind. About 14 vessels were expected to dock at the Cypriot ports of Larnaca and Limassol over the next 30 hours or so, part of a days-old mass evacuation already involving more than 25,000 people from dozens of countries that...

2006-07-22 18:22:40

By Michele Kambas and Simon Bahceli LARNACA, Cyprus (Reuters) - Tiny Cyprus braced to take in nearly 10,000 more fugitives from Lebanon on Sunday as the United Nations urged international donors to send aid swiftly to the far greater numbers of people left behind. About 14 crowded vessels were expected to dock at the Cypriot ports of Larnaca and Limassol over the next 30 hours or so, part of a days-old mass evacuation involving dozens of countries from India to Sweden that shows no...

2006-07-22 18:19:50

By Lin Noueihed MARJAYOUN, Lebanon (Reuters) - Israel bombed Hizbollah's stronghold in Beirut and a south Lebanon city early on Sunday, hours after seizing a strategic Lebanese frontier village. At least two explosions echoed across Beirut as jets roared over the southern suburbs. Strikes were also reported in the southern port city of Sidon, wounding three people. Israel's 12-day-old onslaught in Lebanon to cripple Hizbollah guerillas has claimed 355 lives, mostly civilians....

2006-07-22 17:13:44

By Michael Winfrey and Simon Bahceli 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. U.N. emergency relief coordinator Jan Egeland said at least $100 million was urgently needed to help avert a humanitarian disaster in Lebanon, and he urged Israel and its Hizbollah foes to guarantee safe passage to the aid...

2006-07-22 15:36:08

By Michael Winfrey and Simon Bahceli 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. U.N. emergency relief coordinator Jan Egeland said at least $100 million was urgently needed to help avert a humanitarian disaster in Lebanon, and he urged Israel and its Hizbollah foes to guarantee safe passage to the aid...

2006-07-22 11:00:37

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council turned its focus to a dire humanitarian crisis in Lebanon on Friday as Secretary-General Kofi Annan's plea for a quick end to the fighting between Israel and Hizbollah failed to gain traction. Council members said the outlines of a long-delayed initial reaction to the conflict were likely to emerge after an international conference in Rome next week and said they hoped to find common ground in addressing the needs...

2006-07-14 11:53:38

By James Mackenzie PARIS (Reuters) - Israeli strikes against civilian targets in Lebanon and Gaza, from power stations to bridges, stirred growing international condemnation on Friday and warnings the conflict could spread. But Hizbollah guerrillas, who Israel says triggered the action with missile strikes on Israel and the capture of two of its soldiers, were also urged to curb their operations. "One can ask oneself whether there isn't a sort of desire to destroy Lebanon," French...

2006-07-12 00:22:50

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Rebels in Darfur are fighting each other with the Sudanese military apparently supporting one faction, sometimes with aircraft disguised as relief planes, a senior U.N. official said. Jan Egeland, the humanitarian relief coordinator, told a news conference on Tuesday that the mainstream rebel faction, led by Minni Arcua Minnawi, was in conflict with splinter factions of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA). SLA infighting had resulted in...

2006-06-29 16:28:20

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Gaza is three days away from a deadly humanitarian crisis unless Israel promptly restores fuel and electricity to the densely populated area after its offensive to free an abducted soldier, the U.N. aid chief warned on Thursday. "They are heading for the abyss unless they get electricity and fuel restored," said Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland, who also urged the Palestinians to free the soldier and clamp down on militants firing rockets into...

2006-06-12 18:52:12

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A top U.N. official faulted the Sudanese and Ugandan governments on Monday for agreeing to talks with Lord's Resistance Army leaders accused by the International Criminal Court of crimes against humanity. "Those who are indicted have been indicted because they are responsible for mass murder of the worst possible kind, and so those who are indicted should go and face justice in The Hague," in the Netherlands, where the ICC is based, said Jan...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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