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  • Old assumptions questioned in Arafat’s mysterious death

    November 22, 2013 | 11:50 am

    President Yasser Arafat's spartan bedroom remains largely as he left it in 2004, when he flew off to France for treatment for a mystery illness only to return home two weeks later in a coffin.

    More like a prison cell than the living quarters of an Arab leader, a single bed lies...

  • Evidence supports Arafat poisoning theory, wider probe needed

    November 7, 2013 | 10:55 am

    The remains of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat showed test results consistent with polonium poisoning and should lead to a judicial investigation even if they were not absolute proof that he died that way, Swiss experts said on Thursday.

    The two forensic experts were part of an...

  • Russian official rules out Arafat polonium poisoning

    November 6, 2013 | 10:02 am

    The head of a Russian forensics agency said on Tuesday that samples from the body of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat had revealed no traces of radioactive polonium, a Russian news agency reported.

    However, the government scientific body later denied that it had made any official...

  • Venezuela to probe Chavez cancer ‘poisoning’ accusation

    March 12, 2013 | 1:51 pm

    Venezuela will set up a formal inquiry into suspicions that the late President Hugo Chavez's cancer was the result of poisoning by his enemies abroad, the government said.

    The accusation has been derided by critics of the government, who view it as a typical Chavez-style...

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  • Russia tells Syria Chemical Arms Threat Unacceptable

    July 25, 2012 | 8:57 am

    Russia has told the Syrian government clearly that it is unacceptable to threaten to use chemical weapons, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday in its strongest condemnation of a recent warning by a Syrian official.

    In a meeting with Syria’s ambassador to Moscow, Deputy...

  • New tests find Yasser Arafat may have been poisoned

    July 3, 2012 | 4:48 pm

    Traces of the poisonous element polonium have been found in the belongings of late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, a Swiss institute said on Wednesday, and a television report said his widow had demanded his body be exhumed for further tests.

    Arafat died at a hospital in France...

  • Chaya’s Dance

    By Beverly Gray

    April 8, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Six years ago, Carol Solomon attended Yom Kippur services in Copenhagen. Flipping through the back of the English language prayerbook, she came upon a poem, translated from Hebrew, called "The Letter of the Ninety-Three Maidens." Based on an actual letter that was found after the...
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