March 28, 1988 |
A new Beirut newspaper, Ad Diyar, which is Arabic for "the Homeland," went on sale Sunday, raising to 14 the number of dailies in the war-battered Lebanese capital.
July 15, 2007 |
MY memories are impregnated with sounds. First comes the noise of my childhood nights punctuated with the rumble of generators. And then there are the serene melodies of my mornings marked by the voice of one diva, Fairuz, singing from my mother's radio. It was a time of civil war. There were frequent power blackouts at home. Outside, the country was fractured. The news was often of assassinations and car bombs. Yet one singer brought us all together with her quaint songs of love and peace.
September 30, 2008 |
Lebanese and Syrian authorities on Monday each placed blame for recent bombings in their countries on Islamic militants tied to Al Qaeda and probably based in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon. On Monday, a roadside bomb struck a bus in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, killing four Lebanese soldiers and a civilian and injuring 30 people, Lebanese officials said. The attack came two days after a 440-pound bomb detonated in a pedestrian area of Damascus, the Syrian capital, killing 17 people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1989
Arab League foreign ministers had planned to convene in emergency session today to talk about the murderous wave of violence in Lebanon, but the meeting was postponed when some of the officials discovered they had prior and presumably more pressing engagements. So much for any sense of urgency over the latest and possibly most destructive round of fighting in Lebanon's 14-year-old civil war. The ministers may try to meet next week, or maybe they won't. In the end, it may make little difference.
July 19, 2006
Re "U.S. Rescue Bogs Down in Lebanon," July 18 Much as our government dragged its feet in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, we see it predictably incapable of dealing with Israel's calculated assault on the Lebanese civilian infrastructure, placing scores of Americans (not to mention Lebanese and other civilians) in harm's way. Interesting is the State Department's public announcement that if and when our fellow citizens are able to reach Cyprus, there will be no free ride home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2005 |
Two months ago, Asad Farah of Hacienda Heights got the terrible news that his older brother was among 19 killed, along with former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, in a massive explosion on a seaside street in the Lebanese capital of Beirut. The bombing, presumably targeting Hariri, triggered tumultuous demonstrations and other events in Lebanon. Fears have grown about a renewed civil war, and Syria has faced pressure to end its long military occupation of its neighbor.