October 30, 1991 |
Superpowers: President Bush and Soviet President Gorbachev, the conference sponsors, met for a pre-conference strategy session at the Soviet Embassy in Madrid and emerged expressing hope for a positive outcome. At a joint news conference, Gorbachev said he and Bush agreed to "use all the remedies that we have at our disposal" to bring peace to the Mideast. Palestinians: A senior Palestinian official said the Palestinians would negotiate on autonomy in Israeli-occupied territory.
November 24, 1989 |
Israel won't be drawn into the Lebanese conflict again, and Lebanon's Christian army commander, Maj. Gen. Michel Aoun, "will pay the price" for his mistakes, a government official said Thursday. Syria has accused Aoun of involvement in the assassination Wednesday of new President Rene Mouawad, a Christian rival of the general. Aoun denies it. "We don't support Gen. Aoun," said Yossi Olmert, director of the Israeli Government Press Office.
September 16, 1989 |
Exhausted, running short of supplies and facing increasing international isolation, parties to Lebanon's civil war are expected to accept an Arab mediating committee's demand for an immediate cease-fire, diplomatic sources confirmed Friday.
December 16, 1987
An Israeli patrol battled Arab fighters in southern Lebanon, and the Israelis sent an armored unit to help, sparking rumors of an invasion. The Israeli army said its troops fought guerrillas in the foothills of Mt. Hermon and that one soldier was slightly wounded. A Lebanese military spokesman said at least six guerrillas were injured.
August 13, 1991 |
Bush Administration officials, searching for ways to sustain the apparent momentum toward resolution of the hostage crisis, expressed hope Monday that one of two specific steps would be taken in coming days to keep the effort on track. But U.S.
December 2, 1989 |
In Chouaifete, a Druze town in the mountains about 6 1/2 miles south of central Beirut, the word on virtually everyone's lips these days is istinfaar , Arabic for "on the alert." The reason: President Elias Hrawi's determination to extend his authority over all Beirut, including Baabda, the Beirut suburb where the maverick Christian Maj. Gen. Michel Aoun is headquartered just south of Chouaifete. Chouaifete has been in the front line of the war in Lebanon since it erupted in 1975.