October 18, 1993 |
Indian officials, confronting outnumbered Muslim separatists occupying Kashmir's holiest shrine, tried to talk them into surrendering Sunday. But the rebels refused and threatened to blow up the mosque if soldiers entered. In New Delhi, Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao met with his Cabinet to discuss the crisis at the Hazratbal Mosque, believed to be the center of the armed effort to separate Jammu-Kashmir state from India.
August 23, 1990 |
When monks living at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine announced plans to build an eight-sided temple topped by an enormous gold lotus blossom, there was scarcely a flutter from their Pacific Palisades neighbors. A big surprise, indeed, from a community that traditionally has preferred neighbors who keep a low profile. But the Lake Shrine, with its 10 acres of sycamore-shaded hillside and flower-carpeted hollow half a mile from the beach, is no conventional neighbor.
March 6, 2004 |
Hundreds of Shiite devotees braved heightened security and their own fears to attend Friday prayers at the Kadhimiya shrine, the site of one of this week's two deadly bombing attacks aimed at followers of the Muslim sect. "People have come out to show their unity, that we will not be intimidated," said Sayyed Ammar Kadhimi, a worker at the shrine here in the Iraqi capital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1999 |
Socorro Galvan's most sacred space is on her front lawn. There, a stone statue of the Virgin Mary stands 3 feet inside a brick enclosure that Galvan's husband built so that his wife could "shout" her faith to the world. A Christmas gift from Galvan's daughter 10 years ago, the statue also is a centerpiece of the Santa Ana neighborhood: a place where parents cross themselves and pray while walking their children to school, and one passerby is given to throwing dollars at the holy image.
June 29, 2006 |
An Iraqi-born insurgent led a team of international militants in bombing one of the world's most revered Shiite shrines, an Iraqi intelligence official said Wednesday. National security advisor Mowaffak Rubaie said Haytham Sabah Shakir Mahmood Badri, who remains at large, was the mastermind of a cell of seven insurgents that attacked the Golden Mosque in Samarra in February.
June 5, 1998 |
The path to Baruch Goldstein's grave runs through a peaceful green park with beds of roses and lavender. Graceful wooden pergolas offer shade to visitors. Up a slight rise and a series of low stone steps lies the elaborate grave of Goldstein, who in 1994 massacred 29 Muslims at prayer in nearby Hebron before he was beaten to death by Palestinian worshipers.
November 13, 2011 |
On a perfectly clear afternoon last week, Eames Demetrios, grandson of the pioneering, multitalented designers Charles and Ray Eames, met me at the house and studio in Pacific Palisades that his grandparents built for themselves in the late 1940s. The living room of the boxy, steel-framed house was empty, its contents having been carefully packed up and carted 10 miles east to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. As part of LACMA's "Living in a Modern Way: California Design 1930-1965," a major show in the Pacific Standard Time series , the items, more than 1,800 in all, have been painstakingly reassembled inside a full-sized replica of the house.
February 20, 2000 |
We realized our vacation was pushing us over the edge after one phone call, or more precisely, the one phone call we couldn't make. My husband, Steve, and I had come to Japan in May to spend 10 days in a land that had long intrigued us. It had intrigued my brother-in-law Jim so much that he moved to Tokyo and has made it his home for more than a decade.
January 3, 2010 |
For decades, the faithful say, a 1-foot-tall crucifix has been granting the wishes of people in need. By the thousands, people have come to pray at El Señor de los Milagros -- Lord of the Miracles -- a shrine on the side of a one-story stucco home in a working-class Mexican American neighborhood in Tucson. People have come from as far away as Germany to worship at the shrine, but most visitors come from Arizona and Mexico. The carved wood sculpture, encased in glass, has been in the Romo family for five generations, said owner Pauline Romo.
March 5, 1995 |
One of the many misconceptions about Italy is that it gets more mysterious as you go south, while the north is as secular and wearily prosaic as the rest of Western Europe, no more than a safe departure point, foreigners often feel, for sallies into the more traditional and obscurely Catholic Mezzogiorno. Nothing could be further from the truth. I have lived in the village of Montorio for 13 years.