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July 10, 1998 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak flew to neighboring Libya on Thursday and visited with its leader, Col. Moammar Kadafi, in the latest challenge to international air-travel restrictions there. The trip to see Kadafi, who is recovering from hip-replacement surgery, was not a direct violation of the sanctions imposed on Libya because Egypt apparently received permission from the United Nations sanctions committee.
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March 7, 1999 | Reuters
Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi discussed his Lockerbie impasse with the West on Saturday in talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak that are expected to last at least one more day, presidential sources said. Kadafi will hold a news conference at the end of his talks with Mubarak on Monday, Egyptian Information Minister Safwat Sharif said. The Libyan leader is due to leave Egypt on Friday. There was no further word about the progress of the talks. The U.N.
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March 4, 1988
Four Libyan air force pilots who landed their planes in Egypt earlier in the week have flown home, Egypt's Middle East News Agency said. The agency quoted the Libyan news service JANA as saying that the four Soviet-made MIG-23 fighters had landed at a base in the Western Desert because they were running out of fuel--and not, as some had speculated, because the pilots were defecting.
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July 10, 1998 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak flew to neighboring Libya on Thursday and visited with its leader, Col. Moammar Kadafi, in the latest challenge to international air-travel restrictions there. The trip to see Kadafi, who is recovering from hip-replacement surgery, was not a direct violation of the sanctions imposed on Libya because Egypt apparently received permission from the United Nations sanctions committee.
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December 13, 1989 | From Reuters
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak made a surprise visit to Tripoli on Tuesday for talks with Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi as Egypt cautiously extends a hand of friendship to its old Arab foes, Libya and Syria. Mubarak telephoned Syrian President Hafez Assad on Monday and agreed that air links should be resumed between Cairo and Damascus. The first Egypt Air Boeing 737 flew to Damascus with a party of officials Tuesday, and the first Syrian flight to Cairo is expected today.
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October 18, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Egypt and Libya ended 12 years of tension and at times hostility by agreeing to exchange diplomatic missions in what could mean restoration of full diplomatic ties. The announcement followed two days of reconciliation talks between Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Libyan leader Col. Moammar Kadafi, first in the Egyptian resort of Matruh and then in Libya's Tobruk. "We have no differences on Arab issues," Mubarak said.
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March 7, 1999 | Reuters
Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi discussed his Lockerbie impasse with the West on Saturday in talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak that are expected to last at least one more day, presidential sources said. Kadafi will hold a news conference at the end of his talks with Mubarak on Monday, Egyptian Information Minister Safwat Sharif said. The Libyan leader is due to leave Egypt on Friday. There was no further word about the progress of the talks. The U.N.
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March 30, 1987
A three-man crew landed a Libyan military helicopter at an air base in Egypt's Western Desert near the Libyan border and requested political asylum, the second such defection this month, the official Middle East News Agency said. The three officers asked for permission to land as soon as their Chinook helicopter entered Egyptian airspace, the news agency said.
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October 17, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi met briefly in Matruh, Egypt, and agreed that citizens of the two longtime foes will be allowed to travel freely across their common border. After the meeting, Kadafi called Mubarak his brother and said the conference has restored his hope that Arabs could unify in the face of "external threats."
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December 1, 1994 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Egypt, caught in a storm over its support for the neighboring regime of Col. Moammar Kadafi in Libya, is moving swiftly to shore up its relations with the United States at a time when its role as America's most important Arab ally is threatened for the first time since the historic Camp David accords.
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April 13, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi agreed, with reservations, to accept the U.N. demand that two bombing suspects be turned over to the West for trial, a spokesman for Egypt's president said. Kadafi's conditional acceptance was reported after he and President Hosni Mubarak met in Tripoli, Libya, to discuss the crisis. The U.N. resolution calls for international sanctions against Libya to begin Wednesday, unless Libya surrenders the men wanted in the sabotage of Pan Am Flight 103 over Scotland in
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February 19, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi, patching up a decade-long rift, agreed at a meeting in Aswan to set up joint committees on banking and trade. An Egyptian information officer said the two sides agreed to establish a joint committee comprising central bank governors and other financial representatives. He said a second committee will be formed for economic cooperation and the removal of all trade barriers.
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December 13, 1989 | From Reuters
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak made a surprise visit to Tripoli on Tuesday for talks with Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi as Egypt cautiously extends a hand of friendship to its old Arab foes, Libya and Syria. Mubarak telephoned Syrian President Hafez Assad on Monday and agreed that air links should be resumed between Cairo and Damascus. The first Egypt Air Boeing 737 flew to Damascus with a party of officials Tuesday, and the first Syrian flight to Cairo is expected today.
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October 18, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Egypt and Libya ended 12 years of tension and at times hostility by agreeing to exchange diplomatic missions in what could mean restoration of full diplomatic ties. The announcement followed two days of reconciliation talks between Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Libyan leader Col. Moammar Kadafi, first in the Egyptian resort of Matruh and then in Libya's Tobruk. "We have no differences on Arab issues," Mubarak said.
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October 17, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi met briefly in Matruh, Egypt, and agreed that citizens of the two longtime foes will be allowed to travel freely across their common border. After the meeting, Kadafi called Mubarak his brother and said the conference has restored his hope that Arabs could unify in the face of "external threats."
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May 14, 1989
The Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries voted to readmit Egypt, 10 years after Cairo's membership was suspended for signing a peace treaty with Israel, Kuwait's oil minister, Sheik Ali al Khalifa al Sabah, said. Cairo's reinstatement, a step back into the Arab fold, was a "foregone conclusion," one source said. Ali declined to say whether the vote was unanimous, but sources said Libya cast a negative ballot. Libya and Syria have tried to block Egypt's return to Arab organizations, although Damascus in recent months has moderated its stand.
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November 26, 1988 | From Reuters
Libya on Friday ruled out restoring diplomatic relations with Egypt as long as it has ties with Israel. "Libya cannot resume its relations with Egypt as long as the Israeli flag flies in Cairo," a Foreign Ministry statement quoted by the Libyan news agency JANA said. "Libya . . . at the same time hopes Egypt returns to the Arab camp."
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