Milestones

DIED. ABU ABBAS, 56, Palestinian terrorist leader who masterminded the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship in the Mediterranean Sea, during which American Jewish tourist Leon Klinghoffer was shot and pushed overboard in his wheelchair; while in U.S. custody at a prison outside Baghdad. Abbas, whose real name was Mohammed Abbas, had lived in the Iraqi capital under government protection in recent years, but was captured by U.S. forces after the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime. Abbaswho learned his guerrilla tactics while fighting alongside the Viet Cong in the late 1960scame to epitomize the jet-setting international terrorist, living in...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!