February 4, 1989 |
William J. Bennett, who will head the nation's war on drugs, sought Friday to soothe congressional ire raised by his exclusion from the Bush Cabinet, emphasizing in courtesy calls on Capitol Hill and in an interview that he is "happy" with his status. Displeasure with the arrangement surfaced anew Thursday when Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Joseph R. Biden Jr.
May 24, 1987 |
A fire broke out at Kuwait's main oil export terminal, and the government held an emergency session Saturday to discuss the situation. Kuwait's KUNA news agency said the fire broke out Friday night at Ahmadi, 32 miles south of the capital. It quoted an Information Ministry source as saying the blaze had been "brought under total control" and there were no casualties, but other sources said the fire was still raging Saturday night. The report did not mention the extent of damage at the facility.
May 14, 1987 |
Faced with certain defeat both in the Cabinet and the Parliament, Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres on Wednesday backed away from a showdown with Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir over a U.S.-brokered plan for Mideast peace negotiations. Peres, who had demanded that the so-called inner Cabinet of senior government ministers approve the plan and threatened to withdraw from the coalition government if it did not, chose not to push the issue to a vote.
March 2, 1987 |
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir clashed Sunday with Foreign Minister Shimon Peres at a stormy Cabinet session over an international peace conference on the Middle East. Members of the 25-member Cabinet said, however, that they did not expect the confrontation to splinter Israel's fragile coalition government.
November 23, 1986 |
The Philippine military sealed off all key civilian and military installations in the capital early today in an unprecedented security operation variously identified by the government as "a dress rehearsal" or preemptive action to prevent a coup by factions of the military. President Corazon Aquino called an emergency cabinet meeting this morning, but no details were released, and the threat that provoked the military operation remained unclear.
September 3, 1986 |
Christian and Muslim members of Lebanon's Cabinet met for the first time in nine months Tuesday and issued a call for a "prompt, comprehensive and stable cease-fire" to end the civil war that has claimed more than 100,000 lives in the last 10 years. Premier Rashid Karami, a Sunni Muslim, said his 10-member Cabinet also agreed on writing a new national charter to embody political reforms that might pave the way for peaceful coexistence between Lebanon's Muslim and Christians.
April 14, 1986 |
An 11th-hour agreement on an exchange of Cabinet portfolios Sunday night averted the collapse of Israel's fragile coalition government, but not before the political crisis--widely viewed here as an artificial one--had damaged the image of both major coalition partners. A Jerusalem Post columnist described the affair Sunday as "an insult to the nation's intelligence" and "a nadir in the country's political morality."
April 11, 1986 |
Prime Minister Shimon Peres and Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir were scheduled to meet here this morning to try to finalize agreement on a Cabinet reshuffle that would avert the threatened imminent collapse of the country's 19-month-old coalition government. The proposed arrangement calls for Shamir to exchange portfolios with Finance Minister Yitzhak Modai, whose resignation Peres had demanded on Monday, touching off the crisis.
March 12, 1986 |
In an effort to stabilize and define her two-week-old government, Philippine President Corazon Aquino today summoned her 18-member Cabinet to her new office at the Malacanang presidential palace for their first full session since they assumed office. The meeting came in the face of increasing criticism from supporters of ousted President Ferdinand E. Marcos and the nation's leftist opposition that the new government lacks both direction and sufficient constitutional checks and balances.
July 25, 1985 |
President Reagan, grinning broadly and waving, walked to the Oval Office today for the first time since cancer surgery 12 days ago and sat down with his Cabinet for updates on the federal budget fight and other matters. "I feel fine--great," the 74-year-old President said as he walked along the Rose Garden colonnade from the mansion to the West Wing offices. Reagan, who had worn pajamas and a robe during a midday meeting with congressional leaders on Wednesday, was dressed in a dark blue suit.