Pilgrims seeking serenity during a visit to Jesus’ traditional baptism site may be rattled to discover they are surrounded by thousands of land mines left over from dormant Mideast conflicts. But a project now underway plans to rid the West Bank site of the explosive devices, clearing away the relics of war that have blemished the sacred place for nearly five decades.
The silent decorum of a march to honor an 85-year-old woman who survived Nazi horrors only to be stabbed to death last week in an alleged anti-Semitic attack was shattered Wednesday, with crowds shouting “Nazi! Nazi!” and other insults at France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen.
Yemen’s Shiite rebels fired a barrage of ballistic missiles targeting Saudi Arabia lateSunday on the third anniversary of a kingdom-led war in Yemen, with fragments of one missile over Riyadh killing one personand wounding two.
It was a Friday evening gathering to acknowledge Red Cross Heroes. Mainly, the volunteers. One, in particular, was the center of attention. They read certificates about him. They showed videos that highlighted his life. They called him up time and again to receive awards. They clapped for him. Larry LaSota smiled — and gave credit elsewhere.
Ocean Safety officials are advising no swimming or snorkeling at all north- and east-facing beaches, including Lydgate Beach Park, due to high surf and dangerous ocean conditions.