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By Jeremi Suri The United Nations is the most frustrating international institution. In its charter, its structure and its leadership, it embodies the idealistic ambition to make the world a better place for everyone. What other institution on this...
Special to the TribuneGuidebooks "The Cheap Bastard's Guide to New York City" (Globe Pequot Press, $14.95; ISBN: 978-0-7627-4770-2) The cheap bastard is back. No, that is not meant to be pejorative but rather a compliment. Anyone who likes to save a few pennies but still have...
Times Staff WriterI first saw them through the window of our train as it pulled into the station at Pragersko, on the way from Ljubljana to Ptuj. There they were, strange, woolly creatures with scary masks, jumping and whirling, the cowbells on their belts creating a...
For tourist information on selected foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or...
Tags: Burma, Government, Turkey, Tanzania, Laos
The Lazarus Project A Novel Aleksandar Hemon Riverhead Books: 294 pp., $24.95 First, a small historical marker: On March 2, 1908, Lazarus Averbuch, a 19-year-old Jewish émigré from Eastern Europe, paid a visit -- for reasons unknown -- to the home of...
Tags: Hotels and Accommodations, Health, Immigration, Judaism, Travel
Tribune staff reporterThe women who come to Anne's small, windowless office in Uptown often feel fretful about beginning a new life in the U.S. To ease their anxieties, she often tells them this: "I'm from Sudan. I'm a refugee, too. And what you went through may be different,...
Zap2It.comA car bomb on Monday killed a U.S. soldier and two CBS News crew members and severely wounded a correspondent for the network. On-air reporter Kimberly Dozier, 39, and two British crew members were traveling with the 4th Brigade Combat Team of the Army's...
The arrest of Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic last week demonstrates that justice is possible. Far from being the political leader he styled himself as, Karadzic, who has been indicted on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, is now just a...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAbu Ubaida al Masri, a suspected mastermind of Al Qaeda plots including the London transportation bombings of 2005, has died of an infectious disease in Pakistan, Western anti-terrorism officials said Wednesday. The Egyptian militant is thought to have...
Chicago Tribune staff reportersFrom a white-carpeted Jiddah office, 11 stories above the sun-spangled Red Sea, Yassin Kadi oversees a portfolio of business ventures and charitable projects that span the globe. The Saudi's days are punctuated five times by prayer, and by racquetball...
Tags: National Security, Crimes, U.S. Embassy, Gaza Strip, Government
Los Angeles TimesSecretary of State Colin L. Powell acknowledged Thursday that the United Nations is reluctant to take on peacekeeping duties in a post-Taliban Afghanistan, apparently ending U.S. hopes that such a force could eventually be deployed there. Appearing...
Tags: Kofi Annan, Colin Powell, NATO, Islam, United Nations
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe Egyptian government has convicted Yasser al Serri in absentia for a failed attempt to assassinate the prime minister. In London, Serri runs the Islamic Observation Center, which he says is a human rights charity. In Yemen, Abu Hamza Masri is accused...
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