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July 31, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Lebanese President Amin Gemayel ended about 12 years of self-exile in Paris and returned to his homeland. After taking office in 1982, Gemayel struck an alliance with the U.S. against Syrian influence, backing an ill-fated multinational peacekeeping mission that later collapsed. He left for France at the end of his term in 1988. He returned home briefly in 1992 but left after receiving threats.
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July 31, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Lebanese President Amin Gemayel ended about 12 years of self-exile in Paris and returned to his homeland. After taking office in 1982, Gemayel struck an alliance with the U.S. against Syrian influence, backing an ill-fated multinational peacekeeping mission that later collapsed. He left for France at the end of his term in 1988. He returned home briefly in 1992 but left after receiving threats.
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August 30, 1991 | From Reuters
Lebanese Gen. Michel Aoun arrived in exile Thursday in France after being spirited out of his homeland by submarine in a cloak-and-dagger operation. French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas said he was pleased by Aoun's arrival but declined to say anything about his whereabouts. Security sources in Beirut said the 55-year-old Christian general was spirited out of Lebanon, where he had waged a futile battle against Syrian forces during 15 years of civil war.
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September 10, 1993 | MARK FINEMAN and MARILYN RASCHKA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With quiet prayers and nonstop tears, nearly half of the more than 400 suspected Palestinian radicals whose deportation from the Israeli occupied territories last December threatened to derail the Mideast peace process returned Thursday from forced exile to a nation now on the threshold of peace.
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October 20, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Maj. Gen. Michel Aoun's wife and three daughters flew to exile in France as a dispute between the French government and Lebanon intensified over the fate of the defeated Christian rebel. Aoun has been holed up in the French Embassy since a week ago, when his months-long mutiny was crushed by Syrian-led forces in a blitz that left at least 350 people dead. The Beirut government has refused to allow him to leave.
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August 31, 1991 | From Associated Press
Lebanon's defeated Christian military leader, Gen. Michel Aoun, began a life in exile Friday at a heavily guarded French villa after a secret journey from Beirut. Aoun, 55, drove through the gates of a seaside villa in this southern port in a police-escorted motorcade to a reunion with his wife and three daughters Friday morning, witnesses said. The general and his aides had sought shelter in the French Embassy in Beirut on Oct.
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January 30, 1988 | JIM MANN, Times Staff Writer
In this bucolic setting along Lake Champlain, a short distance from the popular ski slopes of Mt. Mansfield and Sugarbush, nothing could be further from mind than international terrorism. Yet two Lebanese-born Canadians are now standing trial here on charges that they tried to smuggle a bomb into the United States. The two men, along with a third Canadian of Lebanese descent who Tuesday pleaded guilty in the case, were all arrested last Oct.
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September 10, 1993 | MARK FINEMAN and MARILYN RASCHKA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With quiet prayers and nonstop tears, nearly half of the more than 400 suspected Palestinian radicals whose deportation from the Israeli occupied territories last December threatened to derail the Mideast peace process returned Thursday from forced exile to a nation now on the threshold of peace.
NEWS
September 8, 1993 | MARILYN RASCHKA and MARK FINEMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As the "Jericho Seven" prepared their last tent supper on Tuesday and packed their duffels with two changes of clothes and the worn family photos that have been their solace during nine months of limbo, Yusef Abdul-Rahman Walajah reflected on the Arab-Israeli diplomacy that has eclipsed him and his 395 fellow Palestinian deportees on their hillside in southern Lebanon. He made a fist and thrust his thumb downward. "I will no longer believe in any symbols.
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September 8, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Angered by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's agreement with the Palestine Liberation Organization on Palestinian self-government, tens of thousands of Israelis demonstrated Tuesday night outside his office, denouncing him as a traitor and demanding new elections. "Do you all trust Rabin?" asked former Defense Minister Ariel Sharon. "No!" the crowd roared back.
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September 8, 1993 | MARILYN RASCHKA and MARK FINEMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As the "Jericho Seven" prepared their last tent supper on Tuesday and packed their duffels with two changes of clothes and the worn family photos that have been their solace during nine months of limbo, Yusef Abdul-Rahman Walajah reflected on the Arab-Israeli diplomacy that has eclipsed him and his 395 fellow Palestinian deportees on their hillside in southern Lebanon. He made a fist and thrust his thumb downward. "I will no longer believe in any symbols.
NEWS
August 31, 1991 | From Associated Press
Lebanon's defeated Christian military leader, Gen. Michel Aoun, began a life in exile Friday at a heavily guarded French villa after a secret journey from Beirut. Aoun, 55, drove through the gates of a seaside villa in this southern port in a police-escorted motorcade to a reunion with his wife and three daughters Friday morning, witnesses said. The general and his aides had sought shelter in the French Embassy in Beirut on Oct.
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August 30, 1991 | From Reuters
Lebanese Gen. Michel Aoun arrived in exile Thursday in France after being spirited out of his homeland by submarine in a cloak-and-dagger operation. French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas said he was pleased by Aoun's arrival but declined to say anything about his whereabouts. Security sources in Beirut said the 55-year-old Christian general was spirited out of Lebanon, where he had waged a futile battle against Syrian forces during 15 years of civil war.
NEWS
October 20, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Maj. Gen. Michel Aoun's wife and three daughters flew to exile in France as a dispute between the French government and Lebanon intensified over the fate of the defeated Christian rebel. Aoun has been holed up in the French Embassy since a week ago, when his months-long mutiny was crushed by Syrian-led forces in a blitz that left at least 350 people dead. The Beirut government has refused to allow him to leave.
NEWS
January 30, 1988 | JIM MANN, Times Staff Writer
In this bucolic setting along Lake Champlain, a short distance from the popular ski slopes of Mt. Mansfield and Sugarbush, nothing could be further from mind than international terrorism. Yet two Lebanese-born Canadians are now standing trial here on charges that they tried to smuggle a bomb into the United States. The two men, along with a third Canadian of Lebanese descent who Tuesday pleaded guilty in the case, were all arrested last Oct.
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