Sunday, August 27, 2006

Meanwhile in Lebanon

Italian FM: UN Troops in Lebanon Will Not Aim to Destroy Hezbollah : Italy's foreign minister says the goal of the expanded U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon will not be to destroy the Hezbollah militant group, which fought a month-long war with Israel.

Nasrallah: Talks on prisoners deal underway: Hizbullah leader tells Lebanese TV station that Italy is trying to play active role in negotiations on prisoner exchange between Israel and terror group

Toll from unexploded Israeli bomblets in Lebanon grows: Three children and a man were wounded Sunday by cluster bombs in southern Lebanon, medical sources said, bringing to almost 60 the number of people hurt by the controversial explosives since a ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah two weeks ago.

Pigs at the trough: Lantos: Withhold aid to Lebanon until troops secure border : U.S. Representative Tom Lantos said Sunday that he would ask the U.S. administration to freeze the U.S. $230 million aid package to Lebanon proposed by President George W. Bush until the Lebanese government takes control of its borders with Syria and prevent arms smuggling to Hezbollah guerrillas.

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