Commentary / World Aug 2, 2000

Lebanon's Daily Star does battle on a new front

BEIRUT -- The Daily Star did not need to send a reporter to the front line to cover the first salvos of the 15-year civil war that nearly broke Lebanon's back. The newspaper's offices were already there. The nation's only English-language daily stood its ...

Travel May 31, 2000

Unclimbable peaks in Kuala Lumpur

In pictures, the Petronas Towers looked like ornamental salt and pepper shakers, or sometimes, taking into account the skybridge halfway up, they resembled rugby goalposts. But as the airport taxi glides into the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, dawn's orange light on the world's tallest buildings ...

National Mar 2, 2000

Terrorists tease press from cells

BEIRUT -- With just days left before five Japanese Red Army members are due to be released here, local and foreign press interest in the captives is heating up. And the aging terrorists and their supporters are making the most of the situation. There was strong ...

National Nov 16, 1999

Regional Special: Sanin

'Inaka' taps city disenchanted to repopulate>Staff writer IWAMI, Shimane Pref. -- Who got Keiko Takagaki pregnant? This town did. And here's how. Three years ago, the Tokyo office worker read a newspaper story about Iwami recruiting women to work at its European Herb Garden. Takagaki qualified -- ...

Music Jul 23, 1999

Foreigner rock scene blooms in city's pubs

Shaft is pumping up another Saturday night gathering in a cranny of Tokyo. Just as the five musicians lope to the end of the first verse of their self-proclaimed rock anthem "Shaft of Light," the infectious dribble of sticks across bass drums reels the ...