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2006-09-04 11:49:53

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has agreed to personally mediate between Israel and Hizbollah for the release of two Israeli soldiers seized in July, Fox News Channel reported on Monday, citing a U.N. spokesman. Details of Annan's role were not immediately available, Fox said. The soldiers' abduction in a daring cross-border raid from Lebanon touched off 34 days of fighting between Israel and Hizbollah that ended in a truce last month. The fighting killed...

2006-09-04 11:46:21

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has agreed to personally mediate between Israel and Hizbollah for the release of two Israeli soldiers seized in July, Fox News Channel reported on Monday, citing a U.N. spokesman. Details of Annan's role were not immediately available, Fox said. The soldiers' abduction in a daring cross-border raid from Lebanon touched off 34 days of fighting between Israel and Hizbollah that ended in a truce last month. The fighting killed...

2006-08-31 06:45:17

By Suleiman al-Khalidi DEAD SEA, Jordan (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Thursday renewed his calls on Israel to lift a blockade on Lebanon swiftly and withdraw fully from the country as soon as 5,000 U.N. peacekeepers are in the south. Annan, who was due to travel to Syria later in the day, is trying to bolster a truce ushered in by a U.N. resolution to halt a 34-day war between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas. "I expect -- and I did make this clear to the Israeli...

2006-08-31 04:10:18

By Suleiman al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, on a mission to calm violence in the Middle East, holds talks in Jordan on Thursday before going to Syria to seek its help in bolstering a truce between Israel and Lebanon's Hizbollah. Israel has demanded that international troops deploy on Lebanon's border with Syria -- an idea Damascus has denounced. The Beirut government, which has sent 8,600 of its own soldiers to patrol the border to stop arms reaching...

2006-08-31 02:58:55

By Suleiman al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, on a mission to calm violence in the Middle East, holds talks in Jordan on Thursday before going to Syria to seek its help in bolstering a truce between Israel and Lebanon's Hizbollah. Israel has demanded that international troops deploy on Lebanon's border with Syria -- an idea Damascus has denounced. The Beirut government, which has sent 8,600 of its own soldiers to patrol the border to stop arms reaching...

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...

2006-08-30 17:18:24

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 to prevent weapons reaching the Lebanese Hizbollah...

2006-08-29 14:33:03

By Dean Yates JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Tuesday said he hoped to soon double to 5,000 the number of U.N. troops in southern Lebanon and urged Israel and Hizbollah to swiftly end rows blocking a permanent ceasefire. Annan said he would ask Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in talks on Wednesday to lift Israel's air and sea blockade of Lebanon, imposed at the start of the war nearly seven weeks ago. Speaking after meeting Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz...

2006-08-29 11:51:28

By Hussein Saad NAQOURA, Lebanon (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged Israel and Hizbollah on a visit to devastated south Lebanon on Tuesday to swiftly settle disputes blocking a permanent ceasefire to be upheld by 15,000 U.N. peacekeepers. He listed as "serious irritants" the fate of two Israeli soldiers seized by Hizbollah and that of Lebanese prisoners held in Israel, as well as an Israeli air and sea blockade of Lebanon imposed at the start of the war nearly seven...

2006-08-29 08:19:40

By Hussein Saad NAQOURA, Lebanon (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, visiting devastated south Lebanon on Tuesday, urged Israel and Hizbollah to move swiftly to settle disputes blocking a permanent ceasefire to be upheld by 15,000 U.N. peacekeepers. He listed as "serious irritants" the fate of two Israeli soldiers snatched by Hizbollah and that of Lebanese prisoners held in Israel, as well as an Israeli air and sea blockade of Lebanon imposed at the start of the war...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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