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Spanish UN peacekeeper killed in southern Lebanon

Burning vehicles are seen near the village of Ghajar on Israel's border with Lebanon. Credit: Reuters

The United Nations peacekeeper killed in southern Lebanon today was Spanish, Associated Press have reported.

Zeina Karam, AP's Beruit Bureau Chief says that the Israeli ambassador has called the Spain's foreign minister today offering condolences for the death of the UN peacekeeper.

The peacekeeper, serving with a UN monitoring force in southern Lebanon, was killed as Israel responded with air strikes and artillery fire, a UN spokesman and Spanish officials said.


Lebanese PM: We are still committed to UN resolution

Lebanon has said that it is still committed to the UN resolution that ended a war between Israel and Hezbollah in 2006.

"The Lebanon reaffirms its commitment to Security Council resolution 1701," Prime Minister Tammam Salam said in a statement published by Lebanon's National News Agency, according to Reuters.

Salam's comments come in the aftermath of a Lebanese Hezbollah group attack on anIsraeli military convoy, which prompted retaliation from Israeli security forces.


  1. Geraint Vincent

Fears fate of Jordanian pilot will end in 'very worst way'

Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh was captured when his plane went down in Syria last month. Credit: ITV News

The family of a Jordanian pilot being held by IS are hopeful that their son will be returned to them but are more angry than anything else.

I spoke to his father this morning and he said he was very annoyed that the Jordanian government had not given any information regarding what stage negotiations are at, if any at all.

He is also very unhappy that his son was sent to fight against IS in the first place.

That reflects a widespread feeling here in Jordan - that Jordan really shouldn't be a part of this coalition against IS militants.

Meanwhile, there has been no indication from those militants that the pilot's release is even on the table, or if it is a possibility.

So while there's some hope here, there is a very keen awareness that this situation could end in the very worst way possible.

List of Tesco stores set for closure

These are the stores that Tesco have revealed are set to close.


  • Bedlington
  • Chatham
  • Connswater and Cregagh Road in Belfast
  • Doncaster
  • Kirkcaldy and Wrexham Dodds Lane

Homeplus shops

  • Bristol Cribbs Causeway
  • Chelmsford
  • Chester
  • Edinburgh
  • Southampton
  • Staines

Tesco Metro

  • Bicester
  • Bootle
  • Caerphilly
  • Crossgates
  • Devizes
  • Grangemouth
  • Mexborough
  • Morecambe
  • Ormskirk
  • Runcorn
  • Smethwick
  • Woodseats

Tesco Express convenience stores

  • Bearwood
  • Belvedere
  • Church Street, Ballymena
  • Heaton Chapel
  • Heybridge, Essex
  • Houghton Regis
  • Liverpool Kensington
  • Longbridge Road, Barking
  • Northfield, Birmingham
  • Raymouth Lane, Worksop
  • Sheffield Manor
  • South Tottenham High Road
  • Tredegar
  • Troon
  • Walsall Wood
  • Wealdstone
  • Whitley Bay
  • York Road, Hartlepool.
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