Middle Orient

Hizbollah fights Israeli push

King discusses Lebanon crisis with Prodi, renews support for Siniora’s plan to end war MARJAYOUN (Reuters) — Hizbollah fighters fought Israeli troops who seized a key town in southeast Lebanon on Thursday, as the United States and France moved closer to a breakthrough in diplomatic efforts to end the four-week-old …

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Suicide bomber kills 35 near Shiite shrine in Najaf

NAJAF (Reuters) — A suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and wounded more than 120 on Thursday near one of Shiite holiest sites, the Imam Ali shrine in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf. An Iraqi Sunni insurgent group said it had carried out the attack, the bloodiest since …

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UK says foils ‘mass murder’ plane bomb plot

‘This nation is at war with Islamic fascists who will use any means to destroy those of us who love freedom, to hurt our nation’ — Bush LONDON (AP) — British authorities said they averted “mass murder” in the skies by thwarting an alleged plot to blow up passenger planes …

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