- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 30, 2005

LEBANON

Israeli soldiers hurtin Hezbollah attack

BEIRUT — Hezbollah guerrillas attacked Israeli forces in a disputed part of the south Lebanon border yesterday, wounding six soldiers and triggering an Israeli air strike.

Israeli and Arab television reports said at least one Hezbollah fighter was killed, but an official for the militant group said he had no word of casualties.

The guerrillas attacked three Israeli positions in Shebaa Farms, an area where the borders of Lebanon, Syria and Israel meet, with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades, Hezbollah’s Al Manar TV channel and Lebanese security officials said.

KUWAIT

Former Gitmo inmateacquitted of terror

KUWAIT CITY — A Muslim extremist who spent nearly three years imprisoned at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was acquitted yesterday of all terrorism-related charges by a court in Kuwait.

Nasser al-Mutairi, 27, who was released in January only to face trial at home, was acquitted of joining foreign military forces without permission, harming Kuwait by serving the interest of a “foreign country” and undergoing illegal weapons training.

Eleven other Kuwaitis still are being held at Guantanamo Bay, with hundreds from more than 40 countries.

RUSSIA

Moscow court bansradical movement

MOSCOW — A Moscow court yesterday outlawed a radical youth movement known for bold political stunts, ruling that the National Bolshevik Party had tried to incite an armed insurrection.

The Moscow regional court ruled that the NBP no longer could be classed as an “interregional community organization” and could not hold street demonstrations, NBP leader Eduard Limonov said.

The ruling came in response to prosecutors’ accusations that the NBP had called for the creation of a national Bolshevik army, for changes to Russia’s borders and for an attack on Kazakhstan.

Mr. Limonov served two years in a Russian prison.

POLAND

Schindler factoryto be art museum

KRAKOW — The Polish cookware factory where Oskar Schindler employed and saved the lives of more than 1,000 Jews will be turned into a modern art museum.

City officials in Krakow approved the transformation of the factory that made pots and pans during World War II into a museum, and began the process of seeking $1.4 million in funding from Europe.

Mr. Schindler and his wife convinced a Nazi concentration-camp commander that he needed the Jews as laborers to help the war effort, thereby saving them from extermination.

From wire dispatches and staff reports


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