November 3, 2012 |
TEHRAN - There's little reaction in Iran so far to "Argo," the box-office hit about the elaborate and risky rescue of six U.S. diplomats who avoided becoming hostages when militants stormed the U.S. Embassy here on Nov. 4, 1979 - 33 years ago Sunday. Of course, 52 other U.S. citizens were held hostage for 444 days in one of the more ignominious episodes in U.S. diplomatic history. Although "Argo" has not appeared in Iran even in a pirated version, as many movies from the West are first viewed here, curious cinema enthusiasts have viewed excerpts on the Internet, via proxy servers to circumvent government censors.
April 8, 1988 |
About 3,000 protesters demanding removal of U.S. military bases from the Philippines threw rocks at the American Embassy today and charged police lines but were driven back with water cannon. Several officers and demonstrators were reported hurt.
June 17, 1988
Peruvian police picked up five people for questioning in the slaying of an American rural development worker by Maoist guerrillas. Constantine Orson Gregory, 25, a native of Torrance, Calif., and Peruvian veterinarian Gustavo Rojas, 35, were dragged from their truck on a road near the village of Huancayo, 125 miles east of Lima, and shot in the head by Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) rebels.
December 2, 2001 |
Police arrested two suspected members of a leftist guerrilla group who they believe were plotting an attack against the U.S. Embassy, Interior Minister Fernando Rospigliosi said Saturday. The alleged members of the Shining Path group had diagrams of the U.S. Embassy when they were arrested Nov. 20, Rospigliosi said. "The suspicion is that they were planning to carry out attacks against the American Embassy and against another site that is linked to U.S. interests," the Peruvian minister said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1990 |
The Scripps Ranch family trapped in Kuwait has found refuge in the American Embassy there, the U.S. State Department said Saturday evening. B. George Saloom, 52, his wife Deborah, 49, and their eldest son Preston, 17, were transferred from a hotel to the embassy on Saturday. The family, which lives in the 10200 block of Rue Cannes, left for Kuwait three weeks ago. Saloom was to take a job with the Bank of Kuwait.
October 26, 1997
Regarding your column "When Disasters Hit a Trip Site" (Insider, Oct. 12), I am distressed that of all your suggestions to travelers about to travel to a place hit by disaster, calling your travel agent was not included. Even though the airlines have tried to exclude us from the business, some of us truly enjoy what we do and try to be of help to our clients in all situations. Please do not think that all we care about is our commissions. We do have a lot of information at our fingertips.