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  • LEBANON: Militant group's attack on Israel complicates the situation along tense border

     
    For years, Israel's main concern on its northern border was the militant Shiite group Hezbollah, a tightly organized resistance movement that participates in the Lebanese government but still maintains its own military and social infrastructure. But now...
  • Americans Lower Expectations for Presidency

     
    Feb. 27, 1980: This page is such a time capsule of the 1980s that I couldn’t decide on one story. There's Baltimore Sun columnist Matt Seiden's a piece on the war between humans and computers, an essay by Calvin Zon on Haitian refugees in Florida,...
  • ISRAEL: Author waits--and waits--for permit to travel to Lebanon for literary award

     
    Literature is supposed to transcend borders, but sometimes it runs up against them. Author Ala Hlehel is among the winners of the Beirut39 literary competition, which acknowledges fresh voices in Arab literature in a list of 39 writers under the......
  • ISRAEL: Author receives permit to travel to Lebanon

     
    A previous post told of Ala Hlehel's petition to receive permission from the Israeli government to travel to Lebanon for a literary festival. Hlehel, an Arab citizen of Israel who is among the recipients of the Beirut39 awards for Arab......
  • 'Bigger, Stronger, Faster'

    'Bigger, Stronger, Faster'
    Sylvester Stallone, Hulk Hogan, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The 1980s saw an explosion of butt-kicking in America, observes Christopher Bell in the raucously funny and surprisingly insightful prologue to his debut documentary, "Bigger, Stronger, Faster*."...
  • Those are fighting words in Pakistan

    Cut off from the world, even in parts of his own home, Aitzaz Ahsan did what many of his compatriots do in times of personal and political crisis: He wrote a poem. Months of house arrest had left the celebrated lawyer enraged over his isolation and the...
  • Afghanistan's hidden treasures, hidden no more

    Afghanistan's hidden treasures, hidden no more
    IN AN act that provoked worldwide outrage, the fundamentalist Taliban rulers of Afghanistan in March 2001 destroyed the monumental statues of Buddha that had been carved into the rock cliffs of Bamiyan 1,600 years ago. The shocking destruction was not...
  • Long Island Man Charged With Aiding Al Qaeda

    Long Island Man Charged With Aiding Al Qaeda
    A 26-year-old Long Island native, who traveled to Pakistan to train with the terrorist organization Al Qaeda, reportedly took part in a rocket attack against a United States base in Afghanistan back in September of 2008, according to court papers. Bryant...
  • When pro football was a lark

    For Mark Bowden, writing a book about the 1958 pro football championship game between the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants was a return to his roots. Bowden made his name writing prize-winning articles for The Philadelphia Inquirer and best-selling...
  • Khalilzads cautious optimism

    A native of Afghanistan and veteran analyst and foreign service official, Zalmay Khalilzad is the United States ambassador to the United Nations, appointed to that position by President Bush. He was in Los Angeles last week to address the World Affairs...
  • Bloody Israeli Raid On Gaza-bound Ships Sparks Harsh Criticism, Diplomatic Crisis

    Bloody Israeli Raid On Gaza-bound Ships Sparks Harsh Criticism, Diplomatic Crisis
    Israeli commandos rappelled down to an aid flotilla sailing to thwart a Gaza blockade on Monday, clashing with pro-Palestinian activists on the lead ship in a botched raid that left at least nine passengers dead. Bloodied passengers sprawled on the...