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Lebanese Special Envoy Tarek Mitri spoke to the U.N. Security Council Monday, resisting the creation of an international force in Lebanon and calling on the U.S. to press Israel for a cease-fire. On the NewsHour, Mitri discusses Lebanon's official perspective.
Pressure mounted Tuesday after the European Union called for an immediate end to fighting in Lebanon while the Israeli cabinet voted to expand its ground offensive. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice discusses U.S. efforts to end the conflict.
Prime Minster Ehud Olmert declared Tuesday that Israel was "winning" the battle against Hezbollah and that there was progress toward a conditional cease-fire. Vice Premier Shimon Peres gives the official Israeli position on the fighting and diplomacy.
Correspondents in Lebanon and Israel report on the ongoing Israeli-Hezbollah violence, which entered its 21st day.
Cutting short a 48-hour moratorium on air raids, Israel resumed bombing of Lebanon Monday as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice expressed hope that a comprehensive settlement can still be reached. Analysts look into the U.S. role in bringing peace to…
President Bush and Prime Minister Blair announced an agreement to send a multinational stabilization force to Lebanon. After excerpts from a news conference, analysts Giovanni Castellaneta and Robin Niblett assess Europe's role in brokering a diplomatic solution.
The death toll increases and the humanitarian crisis deepens as fighting continues in Lebanon and Israel. Independent Television News reports.
Media coverage of the Israel-Hezbollah fighting in both the United States and the Middle East has presented different perspectives on the conflict. Analysts discuss the ways in which the reporting has affected people's views.
International agencies are providing relief aid to the estimated 700,000 Lebanese civilians displaced by the recent crisis. Israel opened four humanitarian corridors into Lebanon on Tuesday for relief agencies to provide food and medicine to those in need.
At an international conference held in Rome on Wednesday, world leaders were unable to reach an agreement on how to end the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah. Analysts discuss the meeting and international efforts to establish peace in the region.
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