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LEBANON - IRAN
Car of a pro-Hezbollah cleric explodes, as Ahmadinejad arrives in Beirut
There are no casualties or injuries, but the car was destroyed and all the windows of the house blown out. Yesterday, the imam defended Ahmadinejad. Many Lebanese oppose the Iranian president’s visit accusing him of "interference" and wanting to turn Lebanon into a "Iranian base" for war against Israel.
24/08/2006 MIDDLE EAST EUROpe
Kofi Annan to travel to Europe and Middle East, including Iran
Slow international response is compounded by threats from Syria and Hezbollah.
25/08/2006 ISRAEL MIDDLE EAST
Beaten by Hizbollah Israel mulling over the possibility for peace
The Party of God's disturbing victory is sending shockwaves across Israel's top military and political establishment. Isolating Iran requires a peace deal with Palestine, Syria and Lebanon. Some Israeli leaders are mulling over prospects for a new peace conference. Here is an analysis by AsiaNews's correspondent to Israel.
10/08/2006 LEBANON MIDDLE EAST
Can a pointless war lead to a final peace settlement in the Middle East?
No one is benefiting from Israel's war in Lebanon and Hezbollah's and Hamas's violence against Israel. Jesuit Fr Samir Khalil Samir, an Islam expert and professor in Beirut, offers a few suggestions to the United Nations.
31/07/2006 LEBANON ISRAEL
Mideast mourns Qana massacre victims
Beirut holds a day of official mourning. Israel announces a 48-hour cease-fire. Patriarch Sfeir condemns the incident. Arab press expresses pessimism and fears an escalation in violence.
08/02/2007 MIDDLE EAST
Iran-Saudi Arabia confrontation play out in Hamas-Fatah talks
Success in reconciling Palestinian factions would strengthen Riyadh’s hand in the struggle for leadership in the Middle East.
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