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January 19, 1991 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Jordanian government reopened its border with Iraq on Friday, inviting a refugee exodus fraught with danger in the middle of a war. Nine days after closing the crossing for lack of international financial support, Jordan announced that it would take in refugees of all nationalities fleeing Iraq and Kuwait. Jordanian officials estimated that more than a million people might make the run for the border.
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December 18, 1998 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the second night, 134 U.N. staffers left behind when weapons inspectors pulled out of Baghdad earlier this week took shelter Thursday in a converted hotel on the outskirts of the Iraqi capital as missiles shook nearby streets. The workers retreated to the hotel's basement, leaving only one person to answer the telephone on a floor above. "What can I say? There was very strong bombing," the staff member told The Times during a pause in the action. "It is very close to the building."
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December 27, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The State Department on Wednesday ordered the evacuation of non-essential U.S. personnel and dependents from Jordan and Sudan and urged other Americans to leave those nations amid heightened concern about possible terrorist attacks tied to the Persian Gulf crisis. The government encouraged Americans traveling in the two countries to depart "as soon as possible and well before Jan. 15," the deadline imposed by the U.N. Security Council for Iraq to withdraw its forces from Kuwait.
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January 19, 1991 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Jordanian government reopened its border with Iraq on Friday, inviting a refugee exodus fraught with danger in the middle of a war. Nine days after closing the crossing for lack of international financial support, Jordan announced that it would take in refugees of all nationalities fleeing Iraq and Kuwait. Jordanian officials estimated that more than a million people might make the run for the border.
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December 18, 1998 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the second night, 134 U.N. staffers left behind when weapons inspectors pulled out of Baghdad earlier this week took shelter Thursday in a converted hotel on the outskirts of the Iraqi capital as missiles shook nearby streets. The workers retreated to the hotel's basement, leaving only one person to answer the telephone on a floor above. "What can I say? There was very strong bombing," the staff member told The Times during a pause in the action. "It is very close to the building."
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December 27, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The State Department on Wednesday ordered the evacuation of non-essential U.S. personnel and dependents from Jordan and Sudan and urged other Americans to leave those nations amid heightened concern about possible terrorist attacks tied to the Persian Gulf crisis. The government encouraged Americans traveling in the two countries to depart "as soon as possible and well before Jan. 15," the deadline imposed by the U.N. Security Council for Iraq to withdraw its forces from Kuwait.
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