- Israel pushes deeper within Lebanon, as Lebanese families flee to Syria; as of this morning, the casualty counts were: 275 dead in Lebanon, 725 wounded; 37 dead in Israel, more than 360 wounded.
- U.S. Secy of State Condoleezza Rice makes a surprise trip to Beirut to meet with Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora and Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri — who, according to some, are proxies for Syria and Hezbollah, respectively; Syria joins the UN, the EU and Saudi Arabia in seeking a cease-fire, while President Bush continues to demur.
- With its support of Hezbollah in the foreground, Iran remains defiant on the issue of nukes, threatening retaliation if the UN adopts a resolution forcing Iran to suspend nuclear activities.
- Heat wave causes/complicates a tenuous electrical power situation in the U.S., from New York to California (not to mention St. Louis).
July 24, 2006
End-of-World News Round-Up, 7-24-06Posted by quayfortuna under Blackout, California, End of the World, European Union, Hezbollah, Iran, Israel & Palestine, Lebanon, NYC, President Bush, Saudi Arabia, Syria
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