Foreign News: Death of a Spy

In Beirut's crowded International Airport one day last week, a ticket clerk idly noted that pallid, long-haired Mohammed Mahmoud Jamil's frustration at missing his Middle East Airlines flight seemed unusually shrill. As Jamil moved away to consult another airline, the clerk suddenly became aware that the distraught traveler was being followed by two toughs in yellow sports shirts. Jamil's bride of two months saw the toughs too. Plucking at his sleeve, she pointed at them. Hissed back Jamil: "Don't look over there.''

At that, the two toughs began to move in. One touched Jamil's elbow with his hand and asked him to...

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