The following story will move Saturday as this week’s Sunday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates _ Revolutionaries in the streets give way to black-and-white images of blindfolded American hostages. Two enemies sign a peace deal after years of hostilities. And one of the world’s two superpowers invades its southern neighbor, launching a bloody, decade-long conflict. These moments and others in 1979, which dominated television sets and newspaper front pages 40 years ago, have shaped the modern Middle East. By Jon Gambrell. UPCOMING: 950 words, photos.