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  • Sharon, Abbas agree to hold talks in Egypt

    JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas agreed yesterday to meet in Egypt on Tuesday along with the leaders of Egypt and Jordan, in an apparent breakthrough in relations between Israel and its Arab neighbors....
  • Hope for peace between Palestinians, Israelis at highest point since '93

    JERUSALEM - It began, as it had last time and the time before, with a celebratory handshake and soaring rhetoric about a chance for peace in this ravaged land. Yesterday's landmark summit, during which Israel and the Palestinians announced they would...
  • Jerusalem bomb kills 16

    JERUSALEM - A Palestinian suicide bomber disguised as an Orthodox Jew killed 16 other people and injured more than 100 yesterday when he blew himself up on a bus in downtown Jerusalem a day after a failed Israeli attempt to kill a top leader of the...
  • Sharon's toughest decision

    KFAR DAROM, Gaza Strip - Soon after Yamima Cohen Ayoubi moved to this Jewish settlement in the midst of Palestinian cities and sand dunes, Ariel Sharon paid a visit. It was 1989 and Sharon - the former general, master builder of Israel's settlements...
  • Israeli gesture frees hundreds

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Rami Fadayel traveled yesterday from one world to another, from an Israeli prison cell to this scene in the West Bank: celebratory gunfire by Palestinian police, children waving Palestinian flags, roses from his mother, a kiss from...
  • A Leap of Faith

    KOCHAV YAAKOV, West Bank - The white van rolled past cement barricades, past a barbed-wire fence and an armed guard at the entry gate, past rows of cream-colored houses with red-tile roofs before pulling to a stop. Glenn and Gilla Jasper, a young Orthodox...
  • Arafat May Receive Medical Aid in Paris

    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, his condition having stabilized today, is expected to seek medical treatment in Paris. After collapsing and briefly lapsing into unconsciousness Wednesday night at his compound, his doctors...
  • From the detritus, clues to character of Hussein regime

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - The regime of Saddam Hussein is dead. Its trappings and underpinnings are dying under the footfalls of U.S. soldiers. At the dictator's propaganda headquarters, his dark eyes stare up from thousands of photographs scattered on the...
  • ARCHIVE: U.S. Launches Attack

    CHARIKAR, Afghanistan -- The United States launched its retaliation against terrorism Sunday, striking at the heart of Osama bin Laden's adopted nation and his Taliban supporters with a thundering attack of bombs from the air and missiles from the sea....
  • From the archives: Arafat Declines to Clarify Stand on PLO Charter

    PARIS -- In the face of sharp criticism from rival Palestinian leaders, Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat refused Wednesday to clarify his use of an ambiguous French word that has stirred hopes of progress toward peace in the Middle...
  • From the archives: Iraqi Leader Basks in Glow of Victory, Arabs' Respect

    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- In the lobbies of Baghdad's luxury hotels, portraits of President Saddam Hussein, attired in a Western suit, beam serenely on clusters of foreign businessmen. Posters in the pastoral towns of northern Kurdistan portray the president...