Lebanon's Government Resigns

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Two weeks after the assassination of his predecessor and with 25,000 thousand demonstrators in the streets of Beirut, Lebanon's Prime Minister announced the end of his government. On Lebanese Radio, Omar Karami said he did not want to be an "an obstacle to peace." Meantime, the crowds are demanding pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud resign and that Syria withdraw its troops from Lebanon, as required by a UN Security Council resolution. Will regime change occur without violence? What's the role of American pressure? We hear from a political analyst in Beirut, Middle East experts from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Southern California, and a veteran State Department official who's served throughout the Middle East
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UN Security Council Resolution 1559

Taif Agreement

World Health Organization (WHO) on Avian Flu

US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Avian Flu

Orent's article on perils of avian flu becoming a pandemic



Warren Olney