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2008-09-29 14:40:58

Text of report in English by Lebanese Hezbollah Al-Manar TV website on 29 September [Report by Hussein Assi: "Lebanon, World Condemn Tripoli Blast, Call for Unity."] Once again, the Lebanese army pays the price from the northern city of Tripoli... The Lebanese army said in a statement that the "hands of treachery have stretched again to the military institution to target security and stability in this country as well as reconciliation among the constituents of a unified society through a...

2008-08-14 09:00:23

By ROBERT F WORTH By Robert F. Worth The New York Times TRIPOLI, Lebanon A bomb hidden in a briefcase tore through a bus packed with Lebanese army soldiers on their way to work Wednesday morning, killing 18 people, including nine soldiers, and wounding more than 40 people. The bombing overshadowed news from Damascus that Syria and Lebanon would establish diplomatic relations for the first time since each country achieved independence from France in the 1940s. The announcement, at...

2008-08-13 09:00:04

At least 11 people died Wednesday when an explosion targeting a bus shook a business district in Tripoli, Lebanon, a Lebanese security forces official said. Nine Lebanese soldiers and two civilians were among the dead in the blast, which was outside the vehicle, CNN reported. Lebanese officials said they were uncertain whether the explosion was a roadside bomb or a car bomb. At least 40 people were wounded, which included bystanders not aboard the bus. Authorities said they expected...

2006-06-23 03:12:01

RIYADH (Reuters) - Six suspected al Qaeda-linked militants and a policeman were killed in a shootout in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Friday, after police surrounded their house to prevent an imminent attack, Saudi officials and media said. Police cordoned off the upscale residential district where the shootout occurred. A seventh militant was wounded and arrested. Saudi state television showed police removing several vehicles from the scene, some of them damaged in the clash, as...

2006-06-22 22:34:14

RIYADH (Reuters) - Six al Qaeda-linked militants and one policeman were killed in a shootout in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Friday, Saudi officials and media said. "The operation has ended now ... Six armed elements were killed and a seventh was wounded and arrested," Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television's correspondent said. One policeman was also killed in the shootout that occurred in a western district of the capital. An Interior Ministry statement said the seven were linked to the...

2006-06-22 22:01:08

DUBAI (Reuters) - Six militants and a policeman were killed in a shootout in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Friday, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said. "The operation has ended now ... Six armed elements were killed and a seventh was wounded and arrested," the satellite channel's correspondent said. The television said a policeman had been killed in the shootout that occurred in a western district of the capital. The television quoted security sources as saying the militants were...

2006-06-22 21:22:37

DUBAI (Reuters) - Six militants were killed and one was arrested in a shootout with security forces in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Friday, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said. "The security operation is still going on" in a western district of the capital, the satellite channel said. The television quoted security sources as saying the militants were on the verge of launching unspecified attacks when the shootout occurred. It gave no further details. Al Qaeda-linked militants...

2006-06-22 21:09:11

DUBAI (Reuters) - Six militants were killed and one was arrested in a shootout with security forces in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Friday, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said. "The security operation is still going on" in a western district of the capital, the satellite channel said. The television quoted security sources as saying the militants were on the verge of launching unspecified attacks when the shootout occurred. It gave no further details. Al Qaeda-linked militants...

2006-04-01 08:57:56

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has foiled about 90 percent of attacks militants had planned to carry out in the world's largest oil exporting country, a top official said in remarks published on Saturday. "This is thanks to God and to detailed security efforts and continuous tracking of terrorist cells," Interior Minister Prince Nayef told the pan-Arab Al Hayat newspaper. Nayef declined to say when he expected Saudi forces to end militant attacks in the country, which announced this...

2006-02-26 23:29:11

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi security forces clashed with suspected militants in a suburb of Riyadh early on Monday, security sources said, just days after al Qaeda militants tried to storm a major Saudi oil facility. They said security forces had surrounded the men in the affluent al-Hamra district of east Riyadh. No more details were available. Al Qaeda suicide bombers attacked the world's largest oil processing plant in Abqaiq on Friday, in the first direct strike on a Saudi energy...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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