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2005-09-16 18:52:07

By Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in a mainly Christian residential neighborhood of Beirut late on Friday, killing one person and wounding at least 23, Red Cross and security sources said. The bomb exploded near a branch of Lebanon's Byblos Bank in the area of Achrafieh and was heard throughout the capital. A senior security source said it consisted of 10 kg (22 lb) of TNT. "What we lived this night was like hell," Eva Nashleklian told Reuters as she wiped...

2005-09-16 17:09:12

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in a mainly Christian neighborhood of the Lebanese capital Beirut late on Friday, killing one person and wounding at least 10, Red Cross and security sources said. The bomb exploded near a branch of Lebanon's Byblos Bank in the area of Achrafieh and heard throughout Beirut, a senior security source said, adding that it badly damaged a building and destroyed two cars. A series of explosions have targeted Christian-dominated areas in Beirut since...

2005-07-22 06:09:25

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a surprise visit to Lebanon on Friday to show U.S. support for the new government, the first to be formed since Syrian forces withdrew. Lebanese sources said Rice would meet the country's top officials, including pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud, and visit the grave of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, who was assassinated in Beirut in February. "This will be an opportunity first of all to congratulate the Lebanese people on...

2005-07-01 17:31:31

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A woman was seriously injured on Fridaywhen an explosion ripped through her car at a beach resortsouth of Beirut, security sources said. They said the woman, Abeer Harb, had no politicalaffiliations and the attack appeared to be motivated bypersonal and family problems. The bomb exploded when Harb tried to get into the car inthe parking lot of the Lebanon Beach resort on the Khaldecoastal strip. She was taken to hospital in a seriouscondition. "We were on the beach. We...

2005-07-01 15:36:47

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An explosion ripped through a car at abeach resort south of Beirut on Friday injuring a woman,security sources said. They said a bomb had exploded when the woman tried to getin the car in the parking lot of the Lebanon Beach resort onthe Khalde coastal strip. It was not immediately clear who the woman was or why shewas targeted. She was taken to hospital. Lebanon has witnessed a series of assassinations andbombings in recent months. Former Prime Minister Rafikal-Hariri...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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