October 23, 1990 |
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak arrived Monday on an unscheduled visit to Saudi Arabia to inspect Egyptian troops stationed in the northeast area near the Saudi-Kuwaiti border, officials said. Mubarak is also expected to confer with King Fahd.
April 10, 1993 |
Seven convicted criminals--three Pakistanis, three Saudi nationals and an Egyptian--were beheaded Friday in Saudi Arabia for murder, rape and drug trafficking. The executions bring the total beheaded in the kingdom to more than 30 this year.
May 29, 2002
*--* World Cup record: Played seven (2-4-1); goals for: seven; goals against: 13 Best finish: Second round in 1994 1998 showing: Eliminated in first round Coach: Nasser Al-Johar. This is Al-Johar's second stint as Saudi Arabia's coach, returning to the team in 2001 just in time to salvage a struggling qualification campaign.
April 1, 1988 |
The United States ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Hume A. Horan, is leaving his post after only six months because of a personality conflict with King Fahd, a State Department official said today. Horan is expected to be replaced by career diplomat Walter L. Cutler, a former ambassador to Saudi Arabia who was succeeded by Horan last September, the official said.
January 8, 1988 |
Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci traveled to Saudi Arabia on Thursday amid unease among the Persian Gulf oil states about a possible cutback in U.S. naval forces protecting shipping against Iranian attacks. Western diplomats said that Carlucci, conducting a wide-ranging review of U.S. policy, will seek to reassure Saudi Arabia that any reduction will not signal a weakening of Washington's support for moderate gulf states.
October 27, 1996
"Despite Unrest, U.S. Firms See Promise in Mideast" (International Business, Oct. 10) speaks of "regional efforts to liberalize economies," but are you aware of a barrier to free trade being instituted by the Saudi Arabian government under the auspices of the Saudi Arabia Standards Organization and a British company, Inchcape Testing Services? As a small export marketing company, we and our factories will be burdened with thousands of dollars in additional fees and expenses for most products we wish to sell into Saudi Arabia.
June 12, 2004
I oftentimes wonder why or how Americans can just go on about their daily lives so removed from the hatred. After reading your "Dispatch from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia" (June 6), it is only too clear. Wives of Aramco employees sip Diet Pepsi and iced tea and drive their Land Rovers as they contemplate whether they should protect their children and themselves and leave Saudi Arabia, where only a few minutes away over 20 foreign workers were killed by Islamic militants. They live in a country where their Saudi female counterparts can't even drive a car or show their face in public, and too many of the people live in poverty in the world's richest oil-producing country, and all they're worried about is that their vacation plans to New Zealand might be in jeopardy.