Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsEnglish People Lebanon
IN THE NEWS

English People Lebanon

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
November 8, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
British hostages in Lebanon will be freed if London restores relations with Damascus, severed four years ago amid allegations of Syrian involvement in terrorism, a government newspaper said in Damascus. The daily Tishrin accused British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's government of blocking efforts to free the four Britons, who are among 11 Westerners held by pro-Iranian Muslim extremists.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
August 9, 1991
Kidnaped: April 17, 1986 Released: Aug. 8, 1991 Age 34, single, a native of Barnet, North London, England. Studied at Hull University in northern England and took up a career in advertising before switching to journalism. Joined Worldwide Television News as a newswriter in 1982. Was assigned to Beirut as a temporary replacement in March, 1986. Abducted by gunmen as he drove to Beirut airport to catch a flight home. His employers ordered him back after 32 days in his new post in Lebanon.
Advertisement
NEWS
August 9, 1991
Kidnaped: April 17, 1986 Released: Aug. 8, 1991 Age 34, single, a native of Barnet, North London, England. Studied at Hull University in northern England and took up a career in advertising before switching to journalism. Joined Worldwide Television News as a newswriter in 1982. Was assigned to Beirut as a temporary replacement in March, 1986. Abducted by gunmen as he drove to Beirut airport to catch a flight home. His employers ordered him back after 32 days in his new post in Lebanon.
NEWS
August 9, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Church bells rang out, champagne corks popped and tears of joy were shed Thursday to celebrate the release of British hostage John McCarthy in Lebanon. "Time can start again now," said Jill Morrell, the girlfriend he left behind five years ago when he flew to Beirut on his first foreign assignment as a television journalist. In the London journalists' church of St.
NEWS
August 9, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Church bells rang out, champagne corks popped and tears of joy were shed Thursday to celebrate the release of British hostage John McCarthy in Lebanon. "Time can start again now," said Jill Morrell, the girlfriend he left behind five years ago when he flew to Beirut on his first foreign assignment as a television journalist. In the London journalists' church of St.
NEWS
August 9, 1991 | STANLEY MEISLER and WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Islamic Jihad released British television newsman John McCarthy after more than five years of captivity Thursday, charging him to deliver a secret letter to U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar with proposals for an end to the cruel chapter of Western hostages in Lebanon. The release of a second hostage, perhaps American journalist Terry A. Anderson, who has spent more time under terrorist detention than any other Westerner, was widely expected.
NEWS
August 9, 1991 | STANLEY MEISLER and WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Islamic Jihad released British television newsman John McCarthy after more than five years of captivity Thursday, charging him to deliver a secret letter to U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar with proposals for an end to the cruel chapter of Western hostages in Lebanon. The release of a second hostage, perhaps American journalist Terry A. Anderson, who has spent more time under terrorist detention than any other Westerner, was widely expected.
NEWS
November 8, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
British hostages in Lebanon will be freed if London restores relations with Damascus, severed four years ago amid allegations of Syrian involvement in terrorism, a government newspaper said in Damascus. The daily Tishrin accused British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's government of blocking efforts to free the four Britons, who are among 11 Westerners held by pro-Iranian Muslim extremists.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|