Ariel Sharon, the Israeli warrior and former prime minister as famous for his ferocity in battling Arabs as for his turnaround decision to evacuate settlers and soldiers from the Gaza Strip, died yesterday. He was 85.
Barbara Walters, the first woman to co-anchor a network evening newscast, will retire in 2014 after one more year on ABC News and her talk show, “The View.”
Sinai gunmen, Egypt’s revolt and a retired diplomat threaten to derail U.S.-backed efforts to spur the peaceful integration of Israel and the Arab world through trade and investments.
Henry Kissinger , fed up with Israeli haggling, flung a pen at a map of the Sinai Desert. Jimmy Carter clenched his teeth. And Gerald Ford sang “Happy Birthday.”
Barbara Walters, the first woman to co-anchor a network evening newscast, plans to retire in May 2014, said a person with knowledge of the situation.
Alexander Haig, the U.S. secretary of state under Ronald Reagan, had to be persuaded not to pass on U.K. military plans to Argentina during the Falklands War, newly released British documents show.