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2006-09-01 05:14:00

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Friday Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was committed to implementing a U.N. resolution on Lebanon that includes an embargo on illegal arms shipments. "The president informed me that Syria supports Security Council Resolution 1701 and will help in its implementation. We also discussed the issue of the arms embargo," Annan told reporters after talks with Assad in Damascus. "While stating Syrian objections to the presence...

2006-09-01 03:49:31

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan won a pledge from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday to help implement a U.N. resolution that halted fighting between Israel and Lebanon's Hizbollah group, a spokesman said. "It was a very good meeting. The president and Mr. Annan discussed the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1701 and the president told Mr. Annan that Syria supports and will help its implementation," Ahmad Fawzi, Annan's spokesman, said.

2006-06-15 11:48:47

Corrects title in paragraph 9 to Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Fayssal Mekdad By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States accused Syria on Wednesday of failing to cooperate fully with a U.N. inquiry into the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. The accusation, by U.S. United Nations Ambassador John Bolton, came despite the latest progress report on the probe led by Serge Brammertz of Belgium, which described Syrian cooperation as "generally...

2006-06-14 13:13:24

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States accused Syria on Wednesday of failing to cooperate fully with a U.N. inquiry into the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. The accusation, by U.S. United Nations Ambassador John Bolton, came despite the latest progress report on the probe led by Serge Brammertz of Belgium, which described Syrian cooperation as "generally satisfactory." "It is very clear that Mr. Brammertz does not say in the report...

2006-04-25 01:25:48

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.N. investigator probing last year's killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri traveled to Syria on Tuesday to meet Syrian officials, witnesses and security sources said. It was not immediately clear if Serge Brammertz would meet Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

2006-03-16 19:51:12

By David Clarke LONDON (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday he would hold talks in April with U.N. investigators probing the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri last year. Assad told Britain's Sky television in an interview Syria would put on trial any citizen found to be involved in the February 14, 2004 assassination as a traitor but did not rule out handing over aby suspects to be tried abroad. "We told (the U.N. investigators)...

2006-03-16 16:22:09

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The head of a U.N. probe into the murder of ex-Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri said on Thursday he was preparing to make new demands of Syria and it would take weeks to learn whether Damascus will keep its promise of full cooperation. "Our expectations vis-a-vis the Syrian authorities are high in this respect. The commission has already prepared several new requests for cooperation to the Syrian Foreign Ministry," Belgian Serge...

2006-03-14 12:45:13

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. inquiry into the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri reported progress on Tuesday in identifying how the killing was carried out and said it believes the plotters were experienced in terrorism. But the investigative commission's latest report to the U.N. Security Council said its inquiry was in a particularly delicate stage and it could not yet name the perpetrators, even though an earlier report had...

2006-02-23 10:05:03

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The new chief U.N. investigator had positive talks with Syrian officials on Thursday on cooperation with the inquiry into the killing of Lebanese ex-Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, a U.N. spokeswoman said. Serge Brammertz was driven in a heavily guarded convoy across the Lebanese border into Syria for his first visit to the Syrian capital since taking over from Detlev Mehlis last month. "He held a working meeting with Syrian officials in which old and new issues...

2006-02-23 09:44:26

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The new chief U.N. investigator held "a good meeting" with Syrian officials on Thursday on cooperation with the inquiry into the killing of Lebanese ex-Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, a U.N. spokeswoman said. Serge Brammertz was driven in a heavily guarded convoy across the Lebanese border into Syria for his first visit to the Syrian capital since taking over from Detlev Mehlis last month. "He held a working meeting with Syrian officials in which old and new...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.