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November 1, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Security forces regained control of a residential area of Kuwait after two days of rioting by Egyptian workers, triggered by a broken plate. Information Minister Saad bin Tifla said no one was killed in the clashes. He had no precise figure for the number detained but said that many of them would be released. Witnesses said the unrest erupted when an Egyptian customer clashed with a Bangladeshi shopkeeper over a plate the Arab broke by mistake.
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November 1, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Security forces regained control of a residential area of Kuwait after two days of rioting by Egyptian workers, triggered by a broken plate. Information Minister Saad bin Tifla said no one was killed in the clashes. He had no precise figure for the number detained but said that many of them would be released. Witnesses said the unrest erupted when an Egyptian customer clashed with a Bangladeshi shopkeeper over a plate the Arab broke by mistake.
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NEWS
March 4, 1991
THOUSANDS OF EGYPTIANS who fled war-ravaged Iraq and Kuwait are POURING INTO JORDAN'S PORT CITY OF AQABA, where they squeeze onto a ferry and endure an uncomfortable three-day trip home to the port of Nuwabiya. The formerly posh international playground is now inundated by Egyptian refugees, who until recently were held at the Iraqi border by immigration authorities.
NEWS
March 4, 1991
THOUSANDS OF EGYPTIANS who fled war-ravaged Iraq and Kuwait are POURING INTO JORDAN'S PORT CITY OF AQABA, where they squeeze onto a ferry and endure an uncomfortable three-day trip home to the port of Nuwabiya. The formerly posh international playground is now inundated by Egyptian refugees, who until recently were held at the Iraqi border by immigration authorities.
NEWS
August 30, 1990 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Drivers honked furiously at the crowd in the street, and security police officers brandished their batons as the men tried to shove their way into the El Rafideen Bank. Hundreds of Egyptian farm workers, day laborers and craftsmen just back from Iraq were trying desperately to withdraw the dollars they had earned working there. But for most of them, because of currency controls, the hours of waiting in the sun would be futile.
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August 21, 1990 | JONATHAN PETERSON and JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As tensions escalate in the Persian Gulf, the economic ripple effects are starting to take a toll in the region, with billions of dollars being withdrawn from local banks, investment plans suddenly placed on hold and hundreds of thousands of expatriate workers facing the loss of jobs.
NEWS
August 30, 1990 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Drivers honked furiously at the crowd in the street, and security police officers brandished their batons as the men tried to shove their way into the El Rafideen Bank. Hundreds of Egyptian farm workers, day laborers and craftsmen just back from Iraq were trying desperately to withdraw the dollars they had earned working there. But for most of them, because of currency controls, the hours of waiting in the sun would be futile.
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