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Latest Mideast Developments

A Red Cross representative listens to complaints as he tries to deliver food to displaced persons shelters in Tyre, Lebanon. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
People wait for food tickets at a shelter for displaced people, one of several around the city that the Red Cross supplying today. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Red Cross workers unload food at a temporary shelter. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
As many as 100 cars line up outside gas stations throughout greater war-weary Beirut, with drivers waiting for as long as one hour to fill up as shortages loom. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
Beirutis wait in long lines and traffic jams for fuel as Israeli airstrikes and a ground offensive continues in the south. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
Members of the Hammoud family huddle together in a central Beirut apartment where 17 people are staying after losing their homes to Israeli airstrikes in the south Beirut suburb of Dahi. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
Children inspect the site of a rocket attack in the Mediterranean coast city of Akko, Israel, where four people were killed today. (Damon WInter / LAT)
Hundreds of Israeli soldiers crossed into southern Lebanon at night from a staging ground in northern Israel. (Damon WInter / LAT)
Israeli soldiers walk along the Lebanese border in northern Israel. Military officials indicated that 10,000 Israeli troops were in action today. (Damon WInter / LAT)
An Israeli tank crosses the border into Israel from southern Lebanon early this morning. In four weeks, Israeli forces have swept across southern Lebanon, while Hezbollah fighters have barraged northern Israel with rockets. Diplomatic efforts to date have failed to succesfully negotiate a cease-fire. (Damon WInter / LAT)