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2006-07-16 06:06:29

By Jonathan Wright CAIRO (Reuters) - Rebuffed by the United Nations and the United States, impotent against militant Islamist groups fighting Israel, and often unpopular at home, Arab governments have made a joint appeal for urgent assistance.

2006-07-16 01:07:35

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel widened its offensive in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, killing a Palestinian civilian in southern Gaza and three militants in the north, while also pursuing a second front against Lebanese Hizbollah guerrillas.

2006-07-15 22:43:01

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces moved back into the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, killing at least three militants in an offensive that has continued as fighting with Lebanese Hizbollah guerillas opened a second front.

2006-07-15 02:52:40

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli aircraft attacked the Palestinian Economy Ministry and a house in Gaza on Saturday, part of an offensive to free a captured soldier and destroy the institutions of the Hamas-led government.

2006-07-11 15:36:17

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli air strikes killed a militant and wounded several gunmen and civilians in Gaza on Tuesday in an offensive Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said would only ensure Israelis have no peace.

2006-07-11 07:53:04

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli air strikes killed a militant and wounded several gunmen and civilians in Gaza on Tuesday as part of an offensive that Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said would only ensure Israelis had no peace.

2006-07-11 02:52:40

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Leaving behind a region set on edge by North Korean missile launches, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi departed on Tuesday for an increasingly tense Middle East to call for more efforts toward regional peace.

2006-07-10 02:25:02

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike killed one Palestinian militant and wounded three others in the Gaza Strip on Monday after the Jewish state vowed an open-ended offensive to free an abducted soldier and halt rocket attacks.

2006-07-09 19:56:11

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike killed one Palestinian militant and wounded three others in the Gaza Strip on Monday after the Jewish state vowed an open-ended offensive to free an abducted soldier and halt rocket attacks.

2006-07-09 17:02:40

By Corinne Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel vowed on Sunday to pursue air and ground assaults in the Gaza Strip indefinitely, rebuffing a proposed truce and keeping pressure on militants to free an abducted soldier and halt cross-border rocket attacks.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.