World: An Act of Patriotism

At Beirut's busy international airport, security measures include dogs trained to sniff hashish and electronic devices designed to detect metallic objects. One morning last week the electronic eyes were not working as well as the canine noses, and six young Arab passengers, all students at American University of Beirut, sauntered on to Olympic Airways' Athens-bound Flight 255 toting five pistols, two hand grenades and a submachine gun.

An hour aloft, as the passengers were finishing breakfast, Abed Said Malhas and his pretty companion Siham Saadi sprang from their first class seats and forced a stewardess at pistol point toward the cockpit. In...

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