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November 23, 1989 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Only 17 days after his election opened the way for possible reconciliation in war-torn Lebanon, President Rene Mouawad was killed Wednesday when a massive bomb exploded as his motorcade drove through West Beirut. "It is a national disaster," Prime Minister Salim Hoss, his voice cracking with emotion, declared in a national radio address. "President Mouawad was assassinated by the hand of treason."
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November 25, 1989 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wealthy Christian landowner Elias Hrawi was elected Lebanon's president Friday and pledged to follow the course for uniting the war-ravaged country set by former President Rene Mouawad before his assassination Wednesday after just 17 days in office. "The nation is determined to survive in defiance of President Mouawad's assassins," Lebanon Television announced as guns were fired into the air in celebration.
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November 9, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A car bomb exploded in Muslim West Beirut an hour before the arrival of Rene Mouawad, Lebanon's new Christian president. Police said four people were killed and 19 wounded. The bomb exploded three blocks from a villa put at Mouawad's disposal by a Lebanese businessman living in Saudi Arabia, police said.
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November 24, 1989 | MARILYN RASCHKA and KIM MURPHY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lebanon settled Thursday into an uneasy day of mourning for assassinated President Rene Mouawad amid hasty preparations to select a new national leader and escalating fears that Mouawad's murder could demolish the country's fragile peace. Syrian-controlled areas of Lebanon shut down for a "strike of denunciation" over the massive bomb blast that killed Mouawad and 23 others Wednesday.
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November 6, 1989 | Times Wire Services
Rene Mouawad (pronounced Moo-OWW-wad) was elected Lebanon's ninth president Sunday . Here is a brief profile: Education--Graduated from French-affiliated St. Joseph University in Christian East Beirut with law degree in 1947. Resume--1949: opened private law practice in Tripoli; 1957: elected to Parliament; 1961: named Minister of Telegraphs and Telecommunications, held post until February, 1964; 1969: named Minister of Public Works; 1980: named Minister of Education.
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November 24, 1989 | MARILYN RASCHKA and KIM MURPHY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lebanon settled Thursday into an uneasy day of mourning for assassinated President Rene Mouawad amid hasty preparations to select a new national leader and escalating fears that Mouawad's murder could demolish the country's fragile peace. Syrian-controlled areas of Lebanon shut down for a "strike of denunciation" over the massive bomb blast that killed Mouawad and 23 others Wednesday.
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November 23, 1989 | MARILYN RASCHKA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After dark, when the wreckage had been hauled away, lights from passing automobiles made it appear that a dense fog had settled over Bustros Boulevard. But pedestrians, rubbing their eyes in discomfort, quickly realized that it was a thick dust left by 400 pounds of explosives in a blast that killed Lebanese President Rene Mouawad and nearly two dozen others.
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November 25, 1989 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wealthy Christian landowner Elias Hrawi was elected Lebanon's president Friday and pledged to follow the course for uniting the war-ravaged country set by former President Rene Mouawad before his assassination Wednesday after just 17 days in office. "The nation is determined to survive in defiance of President Mouawad's assassins," Lebanon Television announced as guns were fired into the air in celebration.
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November 8, 1989 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush expressed eagerness Tuesday to begin normalizing relations with China and said former President Richard M. Nixon's recent visit to Beijing was "very helpful" in impressing on China's leaders that they must take the first steps.
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November 6, 1989 | Associated Press
Here are some of the key elements of the peace plan approved Sunday by Lebanon's P arliament : Parliament: Increases number of seats in unicameral house to 108 from 99, equally divided between Muslims and Christians. President: Strips some powers from office, traditionally held by a Christian, to give prime minister and Parliament Speaker, both Muslims, larger decision-making role. Syria: Calls for eventual, partial Syrian military withdrawal from Muslim West Beirut.
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November 23, 1989 | MARILYN RASCHKA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After dark, when the wreckage had been hauled away, lights from passing automobiles made it appear that a dense fog had settled over Bustros Boulevard. But pedestrians, rubbing their eyes in discomfort, quickly realized that it was a thick dust left by 400 pounds of explosives in a blast that killed Lebanese President Rene Mouawad and nearly two dozen others.
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November 23, 1989 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Only 17 days after his election opened the way for possible reconciliation in war-torn Lebanon, President Rene Mouawad was killed Wednesday when a massive bomb exploded as his motorcade drove through West Beirut. "It is a national disaster," Prime Minister Salim Hoss, his voice cracking with emotion, declared in a national radio address. "President Mouawad was assassinated by the hand of treason."
NEWS
November 9, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A car bomb exploded in Muslim West Beirut an hour before the arrival of Rene Mouawad, Lebanon's new Christian president. Police said four people were killed and 19 wounded. The bomb exploded three blocks from a villa put at Mouawad's disposal by a Lebanese businessman living in Saudi Arabia, police said.
NEWS
November 8, 1989 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush expressed eagerness Tuesday to begin normalizing relations with China and said former President Richard M. Nixon's recent visit to Beijing was "very helpful" in impressing on China's leaders that they must take the first steps.
NEWS
November 6, 1989 | Associated Press
Here are some of the key elements of the peace plan approved Sunday by Lebanon's P arliament : Parliament: Increases number of seats in unicameral house to 108 from 99, equally divided between Muslims and Christians. President: Strips some powers from office, traditionally held by a Christian, to give prime minister and Parliament Speaker, both Muslims, larger decision-making role. Syria: Calls for eventual, partial Syrian military withdrawal from Muslim West Beirut.
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November 6, 1989 | Times Wire Services
Rene Mouawad (pronounced Moo-OWW-wad) was elected Lebanon's ninth president Sunday . Here is a brief profile: Education--Graduated from French-affiliated St. Joseph University in Christian East Beirut with law degree in 1947. Resume--1949: opened private law practice in Tripoli; 1957: elected to Parliament; 1961: named Minister of Telegraphs and Telecommunications, held post until February, 1964; 1969: named Minister of Public Works; 1980: named Minister of Education.
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November 21, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The United States has thrown its weight behind efforts to limit or cut off the supply of arms to Maj. Gen. Michel Aoun, the Lebanese Christian leader opposed to a peace accord aimed at ending his country's civil war. A State Department official said Washington has added its voice to those of Arab governments urging Iraq, which has been supplying Aoun with weapons, to halt the shipments. Iraq is opposed to Syria's key role in Lebanon.
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