- Making News: The American Evacuation Effort from Lebanon
Hundreds of Europeans are fleeing Lebanon and the United Nations is evacuating family members and nonessential staff. The United States has flown a few dozen Americans out by helicopter and many more are very unhappy. Thanassis Cambanis, who is in Beirut for the Boston Globe, has more on evacuation efforts and the increasingly tense situation in Lebanon.
- Reporter's Notebook: Parents Face Moral Dilemma in Human-Embryo Glut
The Senate is about to revisit the issue of stem cell research with the Bush White House threatening a veto if it's expanded to allow use of human embryos created in fertility clinics around the country. An estimate half-million human embryos are now frozen in fertility clinics around the US. The Washington Post's Liza Mundy, author of "Souls on Ice" in this month's Mother Jones magazine, says the couples who contributed cells to those embryos are facing excruciating choices.
US Embassy on evacuation efforts
American University of Beirut on situation in Lebanon
Cambanis' article on American evacuation of Lebanon
UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)
UN holds talks with senior Israeli officials
Associated Press on Iranian claim that no part of Israel is safe
Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005 (HR 810)