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2006-08-22 13:26:39

By Alaa Shahine BEIRUT (Reuters) - Sharbel Mansour, a Christian in a Christian district of Beirut, sees a convoy of cars pass by, yellow Hizbollah flags waving in celebration of the Shi'ite Muslim guerrilla group's declaration of victory over Israel. He says he feels enraged and worried. Enraged because in Lebanon, a country still scarred by the sectarian civil war of 1975 to 1990, crossing another community's neighborhood for a political statement is a provocation. And worried...

2006-08-22 12:13:21

By Alaa Shahine BEIRUT (Reuters) - Sharbel Mansour, a Christian in a Christian district of Beirut, sees a convoy of cars pass by, yellow Hizbollah flags waving in celebration of the Shi'ite Muslim guerrilla group's declaration of victory over Israel. He says he feels enraged and worried. Enraged because in Lebanon, a country still scarred by the sectarian civil war of 1975 to 1990, crossing another community's neighborhood for a political statement is a provocation. And worried...

2006-08-06 03:17:03

By Alaa Shahine BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli troops battled Hizbollah in south Lebanon and eight civilians died in two of many Israeli air strikes on Sunday as both sides spoke of fighting on, even if the U.N. Security Council votes to end the violence. A draft U.S.-French resolution calls for a "full cessation of hostilities based upon...the immediate cessation by Hizbollah of all attacks and the immediate cessation by Israel of all offensive military operations" -- implicitly giving...

2006-08-05 17:26:17

By Yara Bayoumy BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel and Hizbollah exchanged missile strikes and fought gun battles on Saturday as the U.N. Security Council considered a resolution to end the conflict that has killed at least 800 people and ravaged south Lebanon. The full 15-member Security Council received the French-U.S. draft to review before sending it to their governments for any suggested changes. A vote could follow on Monday or Tuesday, France's U.N. Ambassador Jean-Marc de la Sabliere...

2006-06-10 08:31:36

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese forces arrested a man "with links to Israel" on suspicion of being involved in last month's car bombing that killed two Islamic Jihad officials, a security source said on Saturday. "The person arrested is highly involved with the assassination," the security official told Reuters. "He has links to Israel, 100 percent." The official declined to provide further details. An Israeli government source had said the country had nothing to do with the killing of...

2005-12-15 09:50:01

By Andrew Hammond DUBAI (Reuters) - Twenty-three years after hacking to death Palestinian refugees, the Lebanese perpetrators show no remorse recounting the massacre in a chilling documentary film showing in the Middle East this week. German director Monika Borgmann's film "Massaker" shows six men speaking out for the first time about their role in one of the most infamous massacres of the 1975-90 Lebanese civil war. After several months finding and befriending the men, members of...

2005-12-04 10:53:58

By Afif Diab ANJAR, Lebanon (Reuters) - Lebanese forces excavated a suspected third mass grave on Sunday, a day after unearthing 25 decomposed corpses in an eastern town that was the headquarters of Syrian intelligence for three decades. Security forces were digging for more bodies at the third site near two other mass graves close to an old onion farm in the eastern town of Anjar, long used by Syrian intelligence as a notorious interrogation center. Security sources said the 25...

2005-12-03 08:24:06

ANJAR, Lebanon (Reuters) - Lebanese forces unearthed on Saturday at least 20 decomposed corpses buried in a mass grave in an eastern town that was the headquarters of Syrian intelligence for three decades, security sources said. Witnesses and security sources said the bodies, most now only skeletons in scraps of underwear, were found on an old onion farm in the town of Anjar, long used by Syrian intelligence as a jail and interrogation center. They said the bodies had lain in the...

2005-07-26 01:36:55

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Christian former militia chief Samir Geagea left prison on Tuesday after 11 years in jail for crimes committed during the 1975-1990 civil war. Geagea, anti-Syrian leader of the now-disbanded Lebanese Forces militia, was the only warlord jailed after the conflict. Lebanon's newly elected parliament, now dominated by foes of Damascus, passed a bill granting him amnesty last week. Geagea, 52, was driven straight to Beirut airport in a military...

2005-07-26 00:57:34

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Christian former militia chief Samir Geagea left prison on Tuesday after 11 years in jail for crimes committed during the 1975-1990 civil war. Geagea, anti-Syrian leader of the now-disbanded Lebanese Forces militia, was the only warlord jailed after the conflict. Parliament, now dominated by opponents of Damascus, passed a bill granting him amnesty last week. Geagea, 52, was expected to head to the airport amid heavy security and leave the country for medical...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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