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January 20, 1990 | Reuters
French police Friday peacefully evacuated 28 supporters of Lebanon's Christian army commander, Maj. Gen. Michel Aoun, who had staged an eight-day sit-in at Lebanon's Paris embassy, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said. The protesters objected to the appointment of a new ambassador and attempts by Lebanon's Muslim-led government, which is backed by Syria, to take control of the Paris mission.
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November 19, 2013 | By Patrick J. McDonnell
BEIRUT - A pair of suicide bombings at Iran's embassy that killed an Iranian diplomat and at least 24 other people underscored how the violence in Syria has traversed borders and fanned sectarian tensions across the Middle East. Lebanon has long been a secondary theater of the Syrian conflict, but Tuesday's twin blasts in Beirut were a blow aimed directly at Iran, one of the major foreign backers of the embattled government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Beginning with peaceful protests during the "Arab Spring" that challenged Assad's autocratic rule, Syria's strife has devolved over the last 32 months into a regional proxy war stoked by sectarian malice.
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November 19, 2013 | By Patrick J. McDonnell
BEIRUT - A pair of suicide bombings at Iran's embassy that killed an Iranian diplomat and at least 24 other people underscored how the violence in Syria has traversed borders and fanned sectarian tensions across the Middle East. Lebanon has long been a secondary theater of the Syrian conflict, but Tuesday's twin blasts in Beirut were a blow aimed directly at Iran, one of the major foreign backers of the embattled government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Beginning with peaceful protests during the "Arab Spring" that challenged Assad's autocratic rule, Syria's strife has devolved over the last 32 months into a regional proxy war stoked by sectarian malice.
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March 17, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Gunmen seized four U.N. workers as they prepared to leave the town of Wajid and released them several hours later, the U.N. said. The four -- three international staff members and one Somali -- were seized in the southwestern town about 45 miles southeast of the Somali-Ethiopian border, on their way to an airstrip, the U.N. said. U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq announced that "the four people who were abducted have now all been released safely and are now in the hands of U.N. security." The U.N.
NEWS
May 1, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A military court ruled that the terrorists who orchestrated the 1983 suicide bombing of the U.S. Embassy committed a political crime and cannot be punished. The blast killed 62 people. Political crimes are covered by a general amnesty declared two years ago. The U.S. Embassy declined to comment on the decision, but it could hurt Lebanon's effort to improve ties and business contacts with the West.
WORLD
March 17, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Gunmen seized four U.N. workers as they prepared to leave the town of Wajid and released them several hours later, the U.N. said. The four -- three international staff members and one Somali -- were seized in the southwestern town about 45 miles southeast of the Somali-Ethiopian border, on their way to an airstrip, the U.N. said. U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq announced that "the four people who were abducted have now all been released safely and are now in the hands of U.N. security." The U.N.
NEWS
February 2, 1991 | From Reuters
A bomb exploded early Friday outside the Turkish Embassy in Lebanon, causing damage but no injuries, security sources said. They said the nighttime blast shattered windows in the building and set ablaze two cars parked opposite the embassy, located in the Baabda area in the hills above East Beirut. The explosion brought to 13 the number of attacks in Lebanon on embassies, banks or establishments of countries associated with the U.S.-led coalition at war with Iraq.
NEWS
May 1, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A military court ruled that the terrorists who orchestrated the 1983 suicide bombing of the U.S. Embassy committed a political crime and cannot be punished. The blast killed 62 people. Political crimes are covered by a general amnesty declared two years ago. The U.S. Embassy declined to comment on the decision, but it could hurt Lebanon's effort to improve ties and business contacts with the West.
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January 20, 1990 | Reuters
French police Friday peacefully evacuated 28 supporters of Lebanon's Christian army commander, Maj. Gen. Michel Aoun, who had staged an eight-day sit-in at Lebanon's Paris embassy, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said. The protesters objected to the appointment of a new ambassador and attempts by Lebanon's Muslim-led government, which is backed by Syria, to take control of the Paris mission.
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