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August 7, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their entrance is always impressive--in a London hotel, a Zurich business suite or in one of the sun-baked capitals of the Middle East. A door swings open, and in stride three or four stern-faced men in gleaming white robes and flowing headdresses, their beards and mustaches neatly trimmed. Kuwaitis. The shoes are Bally and the watches Rolex. These are among the richest people in the world, per capita, and they move with a confident bearing.
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WORLD
June 13, 2003 | Robyn Dixon, Times Staff Writer
Sheik Wallay Rakan draws no lines in time, no measurements in months or days. His life moves in seasons. The signposts that mark his road are the births of his children, the loss of his camels, the death of his eldest son. So he can't tell the exact year when the black days began. But when he had to sell his last, favorite camel, Aliyan, he knew he was losing his grip on survival.
NEWS
September 4, 1990 | EDWIN CHEN and DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
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.
WORLD
June 8, 2003 | David Kelly, Times Staff Writer
Using pickup trucks and camels, the Bedouins of Jordan's legendary desert police patrol a vast sea of pink sand and mountains in one of the most remote precincts on Earth. With the officers' red-and-white-checked head scarves flying in the wind, the blue trucks speed past the towering stone pinnacles that T.E. Lawrence -- Lawrence of Arabia -- dubbed the Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
WORLD
October 25, 2002 | Laura King, Times Staff Writer
For generations, men of the small Bedouin village of Beit Zarzir have proudly volunteered to serve in the Israeli army, which prized them for their battlefield bravery and their phenomenal ability to read terrain. On Thursday, the scion of the village's most prominent clan -- a Bedouin lieutenant colonel who lost an eye fighting for Israel in Lebanon -- stood before a military court, indicted on charges of espionage.
WORLD
August 30, 2005 | Laura King, Times Staff Writer
Israel on Monday evacuated about 250 people, nearly all of them Bedouin, from an Israeli-guarded village in the Gaza Strip that was tainted by its reputation as a haven for Palestinians who collaborated with Israel. The evacuees from the village of Dahaniya, at Gaza's southern tip, will receive compensation to help them resettle, the Israeli army said without specifying the sums involved.
NEWS
August 6, 1999 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In fine Bedouin tradition, the Faiyun family was celebrating a wedding. Women in intricately embroidered black robes sat on carpets, sang and ululated, while the groom spruced up the tiny three-room house next door that he would soon share with his bride. The uninvited guest was the memory of the government inspector. In the middle of preparations a day earlier, he had arrived to demand that the family tear down the bridal home.
WORLD
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.
SPORTS
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?
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