August 24, 2006 |
Italy pleaded Wednesday for more European troops to join an expanded United Nations peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon. Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi, whose country has offered to send the largest contingent, expressed frustration over efforts to raise the force mandated by a U.N. resolution that ended 34 days of fighting between Israel and Hezbollah fighters.
February 27, 1994 |
Wednesday the LA Weekly makes its long-awaited move into the refurbished building on Sunset Boulevard that for years housed the Hollywood Reporter. There's a chance the Weekly staff might not be the sole tenants. An enduring legend has it that the ghost of the Reporter's founder, Billy Wilkerson, inhabits his second-floor office area. Some say he sings during earthquakes. Others attribute to him a knocking sound that comes from beneath the floor.
March 19, 2010 |
"Scandalous," declared one. "Way off the mark," fumed another. Top Dutch leaders ditched their usual diplomacy Friday to angrily denounce a retired U.S. general's suggestion that allowing openly gay soldiers to serve in their military was partially to blame for Europe's worst massacre since World War II. The statement was made Thursday by John Sheehan, a retired Marine general, before a Senate hearing on the U.S. military's "don't ask,...
February 6, 2014 |
SAFED, Israel - The 9-year-old Syrian boy with no legs wheeled himself down a bright hospital corridor, stopping to accept a pain pill from one nurse and a high-five from another. He has been here for a month, ever since a Syrian government warplane flew low over his village and dropped a bomb that killed two of his cousins and blew apart his lower limbs. Both legs had been amputated by an overworked doctor in an improvised clinic in a cellar. The next day, the boy's grandmother took him and several other injured family members to the Golan Heights border half an hour away and asked the Israeli soldiers on the other side for help.
September 20, 1989 |
With the end of the Cold War between the superpowers, Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar said Tuesday the United Nations must now turn to the world's "tremendous social problems" of the environment, drug trafficking, acquired immune deficiency syndrome and terrorism--and find the money to do the job. Perez de Cuellar spoke at a news conference at the opening of the 44th session of the General Assembly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1999
Let's tell it like it is: Americans and NATO are involved in ethnic cleansing. I would like to see Slobodan Milosevic go--and quickly. However, two wrongs do not make a right, and right now NATO and the KLA are conducting a reverse ethnic cleansing campaign against the Kosovo Serbs (33,000 have already been kicked out). The idea of NATO and the KLA making up a United Nations peacekeeping force is an oxymoron. I have even heard that NATO intends to turn the KLA into a police force. The only hope the Kosovo Serbs have is that Russians or maybe the U.N. do something.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1993
Extension of U.S. Troops in Somalia The House called upon President Clinton to obtain congressional approval if he wants to keep U.S. troops in Somalia after Nov. 15 in a United Nations peacekeeping force. The amendment was added to HR 2401 (above). Several thousand GIs remain in Somalia under U.N. command, down from last year's peak deployment of 25,000 on a mission to ease mass starvation. Supporter Lee H. Hamilton (D-Ind.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1999 |
With peace in their war-torn land apparently imminent, you might think the Vlashi family would be ready to return home tomorrow. But the Kosovar refugees, who came to the San Fernando Valley two weeks ago, instead are cautious and conflicted. They have seen many promises broken by Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic during the past decade. And while they are hopeful, they are not about to trust the man they blame for the slaughter of thousands of their fellow Kosovar Albanians.
November 5, 2004 |
Brazil's defense minister has resigned after being engulfed by a public furor that reopened wounds from the country's past under military rule, officials announced Thursday. In a letter dated Oct. 22 but made public Thursday, Jose Viegas said he would step down and accept full responsibility for a scandal that exposed the still-simmering tensions between the armed forces and the left-leaning civilian officials now in power, whom the military once hunted as subversives.
March 1, 2008 |
A U.S. decision to dispatch a warship toward the Lebanese coast was denounced Friday by the Iranian- and Syrian-backed militant group Hezbollah. Bush administration officials said that positioning the destroyer Cole from the island of Malta farther east toward Lebanon was an attempt to bolster security in the Levant, which was the site of a 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah. "The purpose of the U.S.