Middle East: Murder in the University

Terrorists increase pressure on the U.S. to leave Lebanon

Hardly a government in the Arab world does not contain at least one Cabinet minister who is a graduate of the 117-year-old American University of Beirut. Despite nearly a decade of civil war and continuing turmoil, the university has remained a bulwark of learning and an island of relative tranquillity in a scarred and anguished city. Last week it also became a monument to the senseless terror that besets all Lebanon. Its president, Malcolm Kerr, 52, whose life had been devoted to Arab...

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