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May 11, 2000
Raymond Edde, 87, a Lebanese politician who spent 24 years in self-imposed exile in Paris after surviving three assassination attempts in his homeland. A Maronite Christian, Edde was a moderate who advocated coexistence with other political and religious groups in Lebanon. He represented the Byblos district north of Beirut in the Lebanese parliament from 1953 to 1976, except for a one-year absence in 1964.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2000
Raymond Edde, 87, a Lebanese politician who spent 24 years in self-imposed exile in Paris after surviving three assassination attempts in his homeland. A Maronite Christian, Edde was a moderate who advocated coexistence with other political and religious groups in Lebanon. He represented the Byblos district north of Beirut in the Lebanese parliament from 1953 to 1976, except for a one-year absence in 1964.
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September 22, 1988 | ROBIN WRIGHT, Times Staff Writer
In the worst political crisis in Lebanon's 45-year history, Christian and Muslim warlords failed to agree Wednesday on a compromise presidential candidate to assume power when President Amin Gemayel's six-year term ends Friday. Lebanon's Parliament is scheduled to vote on a new president today.
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September 22, 1988 | ROBIN WRIGHT, Times Staff Writer
In the worst political crisis in Lebanon's 45-year history, Christian and Muslim warlords failed to agree Wednesday on a compromise presidential candidate to assume power when President Amin Gemayel's six-year term ends Friday. Lebanon's Parliament is scheduled to vote on a new president today.
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September 21, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
A car bomb tore through a bustling shopping center in Christian East Beirut on Tuesday, killing five people and wounding 25 in violence fueled by a political crisis over electing a new Lebanese president. Police said a member of Parliament, Josef Skaff, was slightly wounded as his convoy passed through the area. His four bodyguards were also hurt, and one bodyguard was in critical condition.
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September 21, 1995 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two months ago, while celebrating a 10-day Islamic holiday known as Ashoura, thousands of Shiite Muslims took to the streets here, radios blaring, horns honking, flags and banners waving from their cars. Once an impoverished, oppressed minority, the Shiites roared night and day through this city in an aggressive display of their newfound numerical and political strength.
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August 16, 1994 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The crime was hideous yet not unprecedented in a country that has specialized in dispatching its leaders in hails of machine-gun fire, car bombs, explosive letters and other examples of the annihilative arts. In the dead of night, three men in military fatigues climbed up to the fifth-floor apartment of Dany Chamoun, a prominent Christian political leader. As Chamoun wrestled with one of them on the floor, his 7-year-old son ran to Chamoun's briefcase and pulled out a gun.
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