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Babylon & BeyondA moderate cleric is in line to assume a powerful post in the Sunni Muslim world. The sudden death of Sheik Mohammed Sayed Tantawi, the top cleric at Al Azhar in Cairo, on Wednesday has prompted instant speculation on who......
Babylon & BeyondEgyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Friday named Ahmed Tayeb as the new head of Al Azhar, Sunni Islam's most influential institution, which includes a university and a research center. Tayeb has presided over Al Azhar's university since 2003 and will........
Nina Burleigh ("Hoaxes from the Holy Land” Op-Ed article, Nov. 29) is unwilling to consider the possibility that the now-famous bone box inscribed "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus" is authentic. This is despite the fact that the Jerusalem...
Tags: Bible, Archaeology, Justice System, Awards and Prizes, Judges
Tribune reporterPARIS—In the middle, there is no need to choose. And the middle of the City of Light is the Seine River and the two small islands that sit within its flowing waters. Those islands are the heart of Paris tourist activity. Visitors come for the...
Tags: Death, Luxembourg, Immigration, England, James Baldwin
IF you want to see a car designed for designers, you need only turn your oversized Philip Johnson-style spectacles toward the Audi TT. From the moment the first concept car appeared at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1995, it was clear the TT meant to...
"Purple in the grays. Vermillion in the orange shadows, on a cold, fine day." -- Pierre Bonnard, from his notebooks Manhattan in a winter storm seems galaxies away from Bonnard's bright interiors. I carry an exhibition catalog from the Metropolitan...
Tribune foreign correspondentAl Fath Mosque is in a scruffy immigrant neighborhood not far from the neon-lit kitsch of Pigalle. On Friday afternoons the mosque is jammed, and the overflow of worshipers--all men--spills into the streets. Tourists who stumble on the scene...
Tags: Europe, Immigration, Roman Catholicism, Migration, Benedict XVI
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterPierre Elliott Trudeau, the charismatic and controversial former prime minister of Canada whose vision inspired Canadians to reexamine their national character and reinvent their government, died Thursday in Montreal, his family announced. He was 80....
Ellen Warren has been a local, national, political, White House, foreign and war correspondent. She also has been a feature writer, general columnist and was the first woman "legman" for Chicago's legendary columnist, Mike Royko. She has covered fires,...
Tags: Death, Lebanon, Pulitzer Prize Awards, Chicago, ABC (tv network)
Tribune staff reporterThere are 75,000 hotel rooms in Paris. Finding one is not the problem. Finding one that is well located and well appointed and affordable: That's the problem. During a week in May, we took the challenge and inspected more than 100 rooms in 30 Paris...
Tribune foreign correspondentButchered piglets hang in tidy rows at the open-air market, and shoppers haggle over cheese and oysters in a scene hardly altered since the last Bourbon king was buried at the Gothic church on the corner. But slip out of the market on a Friday, and a...
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