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2006-08-27 17:32:46

By Gideon Long BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan will discuss the deployment and role of a planned 15,000-strong peacekeeping force for southern Lebanon when he visits Beirut on Monday for the first time since the Israel-Hizbollah war. Other issues are likely to include the lifting of an Israeli air and sea blockade of Lebanon, policing of the Lebanese-Syrian border to stop arms smuggling and a possible prisoner swap between Israel and the Lebanese Hizbollah...

2006-08-06 09:04:31

By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hizbollah killed 10 Israeli soldiers on Sunday in its deadliest rocket strike yet and Israeli bombs killed 11 Lebanese civilians as Lebanon rejected a draft U.N. resolution to end the 26-day-old war. The soldiers were killed and nine were wounded, medics said, when a rocket struck a group of reservists called up for the Lebanon offensive in the north Israeli village of Kfar Giladi. Soldiers near the scene held their heads...

2006-08-06 07:36:37

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon rejects a draft U.N. Security Council resolution to end 26 days of fighting because it would allow Israeli forces to remain on Lebanese soil, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said on Sunday. Slamming the French-U.S. draft as biased, Berri said it ignored a seven-point plan presented by Lebanon that calls for an immediate ceasefire, the withdrawal of Israeli forces and the return of all displaced civilians among other things. "Lebanon, and all...

2006-03-14 12:26:06

By Lin Noueihed and Alaa Shahine BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rival Lebanese leaders meeting to end a debilitating political crisis failed to agree on Tuesday on the key issues of whether Hizbollah guerrillas should disarm and whether pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud should go. However, they did agree on removing weapons from Palestinian factions outside refugee camps, and called for full diplomatic ties with Syria, which has never had an embassy in Beirut. Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri,...

2006-02-28 09:49:55

By Alaa Shahine BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's political factions on Thursday launch the most high-profile talks since the end of the civil war, but hopes are slim that they can find a way out of the country's worst political crisis in the last 15 years. The talks are expected to tackle contentious issues that have threatened to paralyze the government and block much-needed reforms for the past year, including the fate of pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud and that of Hizbollah...

2005-07-30 12:51:03

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's parliament voted confidence in the new government on Saturday, endorsing a program that vows balanced ties with Syria but does not mention a U.N. demand that Hizbollah guerrillas disarm. The cabinet, led by Fouad Siniora, finance minister under assassinated ex-premier Rafik al-Hariri, won the support of 92 members of the 128-seat assembly. Fourteen voted against and two abstained, Speaker Nabih Berri announced. A score of deputies were not present at the...

2005-06-28 12:54:52

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's new parliament re-electedpro-Syrian Nabih Berri as speaker on Tuesday, in a compromisehighlighting the struggle its anti-Syrian majority faces inerasing Damascus' influence. The warlord-turned-politician's return is likely to boostthe Hizbollah guerrilla group's drive to defy a U.N. SecurityCouncil resolution demanding it disarm, and complicates anyattempt to remove President Emile Lahoud, a close ally ofSyria. The 128-seat assembly, dominated...

2005-06-28 11:18:10

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's new parliament re-electedpro-Syrian Nabih Berri as speaker on Tuesday, in a compromisehighlighting the struggle its anti-Syrian majority faces inerasing Damascus' influence. The warlord-turned-politician's return is likely to boostHizbollah's drive to defy a U.N. Security Council resolutiondemanding its guerrillas disarm and complicates any attempt toremove President Emile Lahoud, a close ally of Syria. The 128-seat assembly, dominated by...

2005-06-28 08:40:26

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's parliament re-elected veteranpro-Syrian politician Nabih Berri as speaker for a fourthconsecutive term on Tuesday. The 128-seat assembly, dominated by opponents of Syria forthe first time since the 1975-1990 civil war, voted by amajority of 90 votes for Berri to return. Berri, leader of the Amal Movement, has held the positionof speaker, the highest open to a Shi'ite Muslim underLebanon's sectarian system, since 1992. Lebanon's main parliamentary blocs agreed...


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