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  2. Lebanon hostage crisis - Wikipedia

    The Lebanon hostage crisis was the kidnapping in Lebanon of 104 foreign hostages between 1982 and 1992, when the Lebanese Civil War was at its height. The hostages were mostly Americans and Western Europeans , but 21 national origins were represented.

  3. An-Nahar - Wikipedia

    An-Nahar (Arabic: النهار, lit. 'The Day or The Morning') is a leading Arabic-language daily newspaper published in Lebanon.In the 1980s, An-Nahar was described by the New York Times and Time Magazine as the newspaper of record for the entire Arab world.

  4. 1983 Beirut barracks bombings - Wikipedia

    Early on a Sunday morning, October 23, 1983, two truck bombs struck buildings in Beirut, Lebanon, housing American and French service members of the Multinational Force in Lebanon (MNF), a military peacekeeping operation during the Lebanese Civil War. The attack killed 307 people: 241 U.S. and 58 French military personnel, six civilians, and ...

  5. 1985 Beirut car bombings - Wikipedia

    On 8 March 1985, a car bomb exploded between 9 and 45 metres from the house of Shia cleric Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in Beirut, Lebanon, in a failed assassination attempt by a Lebanese counter-terrorism unit linked to the Central Intelligence Agency. The bombing killed 80 people and injured 200, almost all civilians.

  6. Maronite Church - Wikipedia

    John Maron established himself in the remote Qadisha Valley in Lebanon. In 694, Justinian sent troops against the Maronites in an unsuccessful attempt to capture the Patriarch. John Maron died in 707 at the Monastery of St. Maron in Lebanon. Around 749 the Maronite community, in the Lebanon mountains, built the Mar-Mama church at Ehden ...

  7. Allison Payne - Wikipedia

    She was a longtime anchor and reporter at CW affiliate and cable superstation WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois. Payne served as co-anchor of the WGN Midday News from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Payne also launched Payne Productions, Incorporated, a television production company which served to help students interested in the broadcasting business.

  8. Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah - Wikipedia

    Early life. Fadlallah was born in the Iraqi Shia shrine city of Najaf on 16 November 1935. His parents, Abdulraouf Fadlullah and al-Hajja Raoufa Hassan Bazzi, had migrated there from the village of 'Aynata in south Lebanon in 1928 to learn theology.

  9. Foreign hostages in Iraq - Wikipedia

    Lebanon 3 released. Mohammed Hamad, was kidnapped when he was seven years old on October 22, 2004, after being lured into a car by his captors while he was walking home from school. His captors told him his father was hurt in a car accident. They also told his father that they would behead his son unless they were paid $150,000.