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  • Said Musa Maragha dies at 86; Arafat ally became an enemy

    Said Musa Maragha, a Palestinian military commander who rose through the ranks of the Palestine Liberation Organization to become a trusted lieutenant of PLO leader Yasser Arafat, then broke away to lead Syrian-backed Palestinian rebels who besieged...
  • Arafat poisoned? Death inquiry opened in France

     
    Nearly eight years after the death of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, French prosecutors opened an inquiry Tuesday into his possible murder by poisoning....
  • Israel admits responsibility for 1988 assassination

     
    More than 24 years after Palestinian military leader Khalil Ibrahim Wazir was assassinated in Tunisia, Israel acknowledged for the first time that its spy agency Mossad carried out the killing....
  • Bob Dylan to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

     
    What does American musical icon Bob Dylan have in common with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and ex-astronaut John Glenn? All are on the list of 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It's the nation's highest civilian honor,...
  • Arafat's widow files lawsuit to press for probe into his death

     
    The widow of Yasser Arafat filed a lawsuit in France on Tuesday charging that the Palestinian leader was poisoned to death by an unknown person or persons labeled X, a move designed to press French officials to investigate....
  • Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers in Nakba Day protests

     
    Dozens of Palestinians were injured Tuesday in clashes with Israeli soldiers during the annual Nakba Day demonstrations in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip to mark the 1948 displacement of 800,000 Arabs during Israel’s founding....
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Pennsylvania governor, lawmakers report gifts, travel

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Gov. Tom Corbett accepted tickets to NFL playoff games and the National Hockey League’s Winter Classic and top leaders in the General Assembly earned outside incomes at law firms in 2011, documents show....
  • Palestinian Authority premier Salam Fayyad gives up finance post

     
    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad kept the top job in a cabinet shakeup Wednesday but relinquished his duties as finance minister, a position that earned him praise abroad and criticism at home....
  • Madeleine Albright's brooches tell a story at Bowers Museum

     Madeleine Albright's brooches tell a story at Bowers Museum
    It's hard to fathom that Saddam Hussein inspired a fashion trend. But he did for Madeleine Albright, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and secretary of State under President Clinton. It was after the first Gulf War, after she criticized Hussein...
  • For veterans of risky behavior, river drownings seem especially tragic

    For veterans of risky behavior, river drownings seem especially tragic
    The pond in Eden Valley, N.Y., looked inviting and harmless on a hot summer day, but the water was surprisingly deep and, halfway across, Pete got in trouble. That was the only time I ever saved anybody from drowning. Luckily for both of us, Pete never...
  • The meaning of Hagel

    The meaning of Hagel
    "This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility." -- Barack Obama to Dmitry Medvedev, March 26, 2012 WASHINGTON -- The puzzle of the Chuck Hagel nomination for defense secretary is that you normally choose someone of the other...