Topics

Najib Mikati
Bombing strikes central Beirut; former ambassador to U.S. killed
Bombing strikes central Beirut; former ambassador to U.S. killed

AMMAN, Jordan -- A huge car bomb rocked central Beirut on Friday, killing at least five people including a Sunni politician who was a former ambassador to the United States and a prominent critic of Hezbollah. More than 70 people were reported injured. Plumes of black smoke billowed into the air, and television images showed scenes of blazing wreckage and scattered debris. Troops formed a security cordon around the area, close to downtown hotels as well as government buildings, including the parliament. The death of Mohamad Chatah, an economist and diplomat, was confirmed by the Future Movement, a political faction with which Chatah had close ties. He was traveling by convoy at the...

Loading