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For thousands of years, Kuwaiti Bedouins with their camels, sheep and goats have roamed their beloved Arabian desert, at once feared and respected for the cunning resourcefulness it takes to survive in the inhospitable peninsula. And in the past month since the Iraqi invasion, it is this intimate knowledge of the unforgiving and unpredictable terrain that have enabled the Bedouins to successfully escort thousands of desperate Westerners and fellow Kuwaitis overland to freedom in Saudi Arabia.
August 2, 2010 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A rocket apparently aimed at an Israeli resort on the Red Sea landed Monday near a luxury hotel in neighboring Jordan, killing one person and wounding five others in an attack probably launched by Islamic militants in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, according to Israeli authorities. Jordanian officials said a rocket struck a road outside the InterContinental Hotel in Aqaba at about 7:45 a.m. local time. The blast killed a taxi driver, set two cars on fire and injured security guards and construction workers.
June 25, 1995 | By Jim Murray, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Well, goodby, Al. Turn off the lights when you leave. I'm sorry it had to come to this. Come back and see us sometime. Write if you feel like it. Leave the key under the mat. Don't leave mad. But take your team with you, will you? Sorry it didn't work out. But you know how these things are. Win a few, lose a few. Going back where you came from, hey? That's new! How interesting! What happens now? Do the Washington Redskins go back to Boston? That's where they started. Do the Arizona Cardinals become the Chicago Cardinals again?
April 3, 1986 | BILL CHRISTINE
The surprise of the 1984 Kentucky Derby was Bedouin. Not because of what the 3-year-old colt did in the race--he finished 15th in a 20-horse field--but because he was running at Churchill Downs at all. Sending Bedouin to the Derby was a last-minute decision by Dick Mandella, who trained the colt for the late Max Gluck's Elmendorf Farm.
February 14, 1986 | Associated Press
A Bedouin shepherdess stabbed to death a wolf that attacked her, the newspaper Okaz reported Thursday. Okaz said the wolf surprised Umm Rajnan as she was tending her flock near a desert village about 125 miles from the city of Medina. As the wolf began attacking her sheep, Umm Rajnan slipped into her tent and grabbed a large knife, the newspaper said. When the wolf jumped at her, she stabbed it repeatedly until it fell dead at her feet, Okaz said.
December 3, 1992 | Associated Press
A 110-year-old shepherd is believed to be the oldest heart patient in the world to be treated successfully with an anti-clogging drug, a hospital said Wednesday. It said the man, a Bedouin, has returned to living in a tent near Yerucham in the Negev Desert and tending his goats. Because of possible side effects, the medication, streptokinase, usually is restricted to people under 75, said Tami Lunenfeld, spokeswoman of Soroka Hospital in the southern town of Beersheba.
April 9, 1992 | BARRY FOY, Foy is a Seattle journalist who went to Jordan as part of the Peace Table project
You never know where you'll find a Bedouin these days. In Jordan, some of these desert people still follow the traditional nomadic ways. But many have made the transition to village living, and others have long been fully integrated into life in modern Amman. The Bedouin heart, however, doesn't stray so far from its origins.
August 1, 2013 | By Maher Abukhater
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Hundreds of Arab Israelis demonstrated Thursday against a government plan aimed at relocating tens of thousands of Bedouins from their traditional land in the Negev desert to cities and urban communities. Calling it a “Day of Rage,” protesters gathered in Araqeeb, a Bedouin village that has been demolished by Israeli security forces and then rebuilt by residents dozens of times, and in Wadi Ara, where organizers waved Palestinian flags and attempted to block the road.
November 30, 2013 | By Maher Abukhater and Batsheva Sobelman
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Thousands of Arab citizens of Israel and Palestinians in East Jerusalem and the West Bank demonstrated Saturday against an Israeli government plan that in some cases would relocate Bedouins from traditional lands in the Negev desert to urban communities. Some of the gatherings turned violent, with 28 protesters arrested and at least 15 police officers injured, one of them stabbed. Police fired stun grenades, tear gas and skunk water to disperse demonstrators.
February 9, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
NEW YORK -- Mara Hoffman rocked the casbah with her Bedouin-chic fall 2014 collection shown Saturday afternoon at New York Fashion Week. The inspiration : Art, textiles, landscapes and jewelry of North Africa. Rugs of Morocco, camels of the Egyptian desert. The look : Bedouin warrior Key pieces : Rainbow star jacquard coat. Tribal galactic print maxi-dress. Sequin-embroidered chiffon tunic and pants. Sweater with kissing camels intarsia design. Black silk strapless jumpsuit with stair-step detail.
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