- Making News: Lebanon-s President Lahoud to Form a New Government
In Damascus, Syria today, 500,000 demonstrators turned out to support President Bashar Assad in an event reportedly organized by the Baath Party. At the White House, President Bush insisted anew that Syria withdraw all troops and intelligence agents from Lebanon. Meantime in Beirut, Lebanon-s parliament has nominated pro-Syrian Prime Minister Omar Karami to succeed himself in the office he resigned from last week. Rami Khouri of Beirut-s English-language newspaper, The Daily Star, connects the dots.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Terror Suspects Buying Firearms Legally in the United States
Dozens of suspects are now on the Justice Department-s watch list as part of the war on terror, but that-s not stopping them from buying guns--all according to federal law. Eric Lichtblau reports in the New York Times that dozens of suspects have been allowed to buy guns, even though they-re on the watch list established as part of the war on terror.
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