March 3, 2001 |
Eleven Lebanese nationals have been arrested in connection with the assassination of Congolese President Laurent Kabila, officials and human rights activists said. Floribert Chebeya Bahizire of the Voice of the Voiceless rights group said the 11 were arrested Jan. 16, the night Kabila was shot. The government confirmed the arrests. A witness to the events after the assassination said the names of those arrested were found on a list in the pocket of the assassin, a bodyguard who was later
April 18, 1989 |
A motor launch ferried 70 wounded Muslims to a French naval hospital ship today in a mission to bring aid to Lebanon's war-scarred civilians. The ship, La Rance, lying about three miles off the port of Sidon, has already treated 14 Christians, most of whom were subsequently flown to hospitals in the Paris area. "I hope the war will end soon, because if the shelling continues, all Lebanese will be among the dead or wounded," said Moustafa Itani, a 24-year-old civil defense worker suffering from serious leg wounds.
December 28, 1987 |
Former Lebanese Foreign Minister Charles Malik, a one-time ambassador to Washington, died today after a long illness, medical sources said. He was 81. Malik, formerly a university professor of mathematics, physics and philosophy, was foreign minister from 1956-58. He was a Greek Orthodox Christian from the northern area of Koura and a former member of Parliament known for his strong pro-Western views.
July 18, 2006 |
Amer Issa, a Los Angeles food exporter, fears that any delay in the evacuation of his 9-year-old son from Lebanon could mean death. The boy, Noureddine, needs daily medication to prevent organ rejection after a 1997 liver transplant. But Issa's wife spilled some of the medicine down the sink when a bomb recently shook her building, Issa said, leaving just a week's supply. "I am going crazy," said Issa, whose family intended to spend the summer visiting relatives in Beirut.
December 10, 2008 |
A Lebanese man accused of planting faulty suitcase bombs on two German trains was convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to life in prison. Youssef Mohamad Hajdib, 24, was one of two main suspects accused of planting the bombs at Cologne's main station in July 2006. The bombs' triggers went off, but the explosives did not detonate and no one was harmed. Hajdib was arrested the next month in the northern German port city of Kiel; another suspect, Jihad Hamad, fled to his native Lebanon and has been sentenced to 12 years in prison there.
November 3, 1998 |
A character actor's job is never entirely free from disorientation, but Tony Shalhoub underwent more than his fair share while filming two of this year's aspiring blockbusters. On the Los Angeles set of the December release "A Civil Action," he assumed the mantle of Kevin Conway, a Boston Irish lawyer fighting beside John Travolta on behalf of parents whose children had died as a result of toxic waste dumped by corporations.