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October 29, 1991 | Reuters
A human rights group Monday assailed the records of countries attending the Middle East peace conference here. "None of the countries attending the peace conference meet acceptable standards of behavior either toward their own people or people under their control," Andrew Whitley, executive director of Middle East Watch, told reporters.
November 20, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Representatives of China and 15 other countries joined NASA officials this week to consider how their countries might cooperate with U.S. plans for human exploration of the moon and Mars. The three-day Washington workshop was the first in a series of meetings sponsored by the U.S. space agency.
April 27, 2008
My husband and I just returned from Israel and Egypt, and I want to shout from the rooftops that we had been misled about the risk of visiting these countries. We never felt afraid. The visible security in both countries is quite reassuring. I encourage people to relax and not be afraid to travel. Mona Shafer Edwards Los Angeles
April 30, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
In Afghanistan, Iraq and many other countries across the globe, most Muslims support making sharia , or Islamic law, the official law of the land, according to a sweeping survey released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. But sharia means different things to different Muslims, according to the study. Some supporters believe it should apply only to Muslims. Some want it used in only some kinds of cases. And many Muslims disagree on the morality of divorce, polygamy and birth control.
February 24, 1985
Christopher D. Budden has been elected president of Richard Ellis Inc., real estate consultants with offices in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles and 24 other cities in 13 countries worldwide.
April 25, 2012 | By Catharine M. Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
If you're Chinese or Brazilian, the wait for your U.S. visa may be over. OK, not completely over, but perhaps not as long as it once was. Against the backdrop of Disney World in Florida, President Obama acknowledged on Jan. 19 the importance of tourism to the U.S. economy and promised that the waits for visas, which published reports said often lasted three months, would improve. “We will always protect our borders and shores and our tourist destinations from people who want to do us harm,” Obama said.
April 23, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The International Monetary Fund won new powers to police the world economy after its 184 member countries endorsed a framework to monitor how the economic policies of one country affects others. The countries, represented by finance ministers or central bank governors, also agreed that some emerging economies needed more say in IMF decision-making. "We resolve to make the IMF more fit for purpose in a global economy," said Gordon Brown, Britain's finance minister.
December 10, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan opened a world "friendship" tour in Baghdad, defying U.S. warnings that his visits to countries considered terrorist states could be used for propaganda purposes. Farrakhan intends to visit 52 nations on a tour that will stretch into February and take him to several other countries criticized by Washington, including Libya, Iran, North Korea and Cuba.
May 18, 1985 | From Reuters
The number of cholera cases reported worldwide dropped by more than half last year--from 64,061 in 1983, the World Health Organization said Friday. In its Weekly Epidemiological Record, the U.N. specialized agency described the decrease as still significant, cautioning that data for some countries is incomplete. A number of African countries that had big cholera outbreaks in 1983--notably Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zaire and South Africa--reported fewer cases last year.
March 2, 1985 | From Reuters
Colombia and Peru, two of Latin America's leading cocaine smuggling countries, have agreed on secret measures to step up the fight against drug trafficking, the Peruvian Foreign Ministry announced Friday. The ministry said the measures were decided on during a two-day meeting of senior justice and police officials from the two countries in the Peruvian jungle city of Iquitos.
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