Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Meanwhile in Lebanon

Nasrallah: from humble roots to Arab hero: In what will likely become one of the most oft-told stories about Nasrallah, the resistance leader declared calmly during one of his five televised speeches during the recent 34-day war with Israel: "Now, in the middle of the sea, facing Beirut, the Israeli warship that has attacked the infrastructure, people's homes and civilians - look at it burning."

Four dead in Lebanon 'assassination' bid: Four people have been killed and four others wounded in what is believed to be an assassination attempt on a leading Lebanese intelligence officer.

Israeli Occupation Forces: Withdraws From Five Lebanese Villages : UNIFIL soldiers, followed by Lebanese troops, are reported to have moved in to the villages in the wake of the withdrawals. UNIFIL set up new checkpoints and patrols in the area after Israeli occupation troops pulled out

Annan: Israel To Lift Lebanon Blockade in 48 Hours : United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan told reporters in Cairo on Tuesday that he expects Israel will lift its blockade against Lebanon within the next 48 hours. Israel denied it.

Israel destruction in south Lebanon: initial survey: Israel destroyed or damaged in south Lebanon 1489 buildings, 21 of 29 bridges over the Litani river, 535 sections of road and 545 cultivated fields during its 34-day military offensive, according to an EU assessment released today.

The Footrace to Rebuild Lebanon: The militant Islamic group Hezbollah has seized an opportunity to show how much power it still wields by assuming a key role in the Lebanese reconstruction effort. With its generous assistance programs, the organization is shoring up its influence among the country's Shiites.

Syria to rebuild three Lebanese towns: The Lebanese National News Agency said that Speaker of the Lebanese parliament Nabeih Berri and Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad al-Siniora were informed about the Syrian decision of rebuilding the three Lebanese towns.

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