Foreign News: Death in the Canyon

On a knoll overlooking the twisting road from the Lebanese mountain village of Beit Méri to Beirut, two men waited—as they had waited for two days—to kill Lebanese Premier Sami Solh. The sirens of Sami Solh's motorcade escorting him back to town from his mountain villa sounded down the canyon, and one of the men set his hand on the plunger of a battery box whose wires led down into the trunk of a disabled Ford parked beside the narrow road.

At that instant, a green Rambler also bound for Beirut rounded the turn....