Kofi Annan called on Hezbollah to release two Israeli soldiers it’s holding hostage. Visiting Beirut on Monday, the U.N. secretary-general urged the Shi’ite militia to turn the soldiers over to the Lebanese government or the Red Cross. He also called on Israel to lift its blockade of Lebanon. Annan also will visit Israel and Iran as part of his 11-day trip in the Mideast.
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