World Aug 17

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France Offers Few Troops to Lebanese Peace Force

President Jacques Chirac said France would only deploy 400 troops to Lebanon even as U.N. officials said they hoped for more troops from the country slated to lead the force to end the clashes between Israeli soldiers and Hezbollah militants.

Nation Aug 15

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Lebanese Refugees Return Home as Tense Cease-fire Holds

Israel began pulling its troops out of southern Lebanon Tuesday and made plans to hand over territory to U.N. peacekeeping forces and the Lebanese army on the second day of a delicate cease-fire tested by skirmishes and rocket fire.

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