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Times Staff WriterMONTPELLIER, France — The two immigrants left Europe for Iraq, the new land of jihad. Then, police say, they brought the jihad back with them. In June, anti-terrorism police in this Mediterranean university town arrested Hamid Bach after dawn...
You have to wonder whether it's a setup when you're in a Muslim country and someone asks, point-blank, "Are you lot drinkers?" Despite the hooded djellaba he was wearing, John Horne, who was doing the asking, looked as though he had guzzled a few in...
Tags: Lasagna, Algeria, Lifestyle and Leisure, Death, New York
PAKISTAN Slide show Dick Seibel will give an illustrated presentation, titled "In the Throne Room of the Mountain Gods," focusing on a 15-day hike along the Baltoro Glacier in the Karakoram Range in northern Pakistan. The principal goal was to view K2,...
For tourist information on selected foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or...
Linda Prinz Scira of Culver City had just finished a stint working as a surgical nurse on an Operation Smile medical mission near Casablanca, Morocco; the team repaired 204 cleft lips in 4 1/2 days. For R&R, she took a bus ride to Essaouira, on the...
Special to The Los Angeles TimesOh, you can groan when the preschooler in your life crawls into your lap and demands, "Read this one to me." But you know you love it. You know you love to watch them learn -- you can almost see the little mental gears turning (or, to use a more modern...
Tags: Children, New York, Los Angeles Times, Culture, Festive Events
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSanta Barbara Keeping track of all the new hotel names is getting tougher. As iconic properties throughout Southern California are bought and sold like trading cards, some of the new monikers are mouthfuls: the Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena,...
MOROCCO Backpacking trip Photographer and graphic designer Kolby Kirk will talk about his two-week backpacking odyssey through Morocco. Where, when: Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, 7:30 p.m. Monday. Admission: Free. Info: RSVP (626) 449-...
Zap2It.comAlejandro Gonzalez Inarritu can be counted among the charmed circle of directors who have mastered the ability to step back and see the larger picture. Inarritu, who linked disparate Mexico City dwellers in "Amores Perros" and socially stratified...
Tags: Movies, New York, Mexico City, Cate Blanchett, Weddings
The Denver PostORLANDO · You know you've been in Disney World long enough when the kids look up at the sunset and ask, "Are those clouds real?" A first trip to the Magic Kingdom is a surreal experience for kids and adults alike. We discovered that even on vacation, a...
Special to the TribuneGerman police made their first arrest Wednesday directly linked to the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States, taking into custody a 27-year-old Moroccan student who they said had "intensive contacts" with Mohamed Atta and the terrorist cell he led....
Tribune foreign correspondentOne morning last spring, two men from Jordan's Interior Ministry arrived unannounced at the headquarters of the Islamic Action Front, the country's most powerful opposition party. They said they were there because the group was neglecting an important...
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