WORLD / Middle East

Rice: "time for ceasefire" after latest Israei bombing
Updated: 2006-07-30 18:07

JERUSALEM, July 30 - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, speaking after the Israeli bombing of the Lebanese village of Qana, said it was time for a ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas.

She said she was saddened by the bombing and confirmed that she had cancelled a planned trip to Beirut, but would stay in Israel to try to work out a deal for ending the 19-day-old conflict.