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April 7, 1993 | Associated Press
Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman, who rails against Egypt's government from pulpits in the United States, went on trial in absentia Tuesday with 48 other Muslim militants on charges they were acquitted of three years ago. Egypt also accuses Abdul Rahman of instigating escalating violence by Muslim extremists against police and foreign tourists. The unrest has killed more than 150 people in the last 16 months.
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April 7, 1993 | Associated Press
Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman, who rails against Egypt's government from pulpits in the United States, went on trial in absentia Tuesday with 48 other Muslim militants on charges they were acquitted of three years ago. Egypt also accuses Abdul Rahman of instigating escalating violence by Muslim extremists against police and foreign tourists. The unrest has killed more than 150 people in the last 16 months.
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August 13, 1988 | Times Wire Services
Senior Jordanian and PLO officials met Friday in the first round of talks on King Hussein's decision to sever formal ties with the Israeli-occupied West Bank, officials said. Members of the Palestine Liberation Organization delegation emerged smiling after a 3 1/2-hour meeting with Prime Minister Zaid Rifai and other ranking Jordanian officials, but neither side would comment on the substance of the discussions. The meetings are expected to continue over the weekend.
NEWS
March 7, 1994
Field Marshal Abdullah Sallal, 74, the first president of former North Yemen. Sallal had led a 1962 revolution against the rule of the Imams and proclaimed a republic in North Yemen. He was in power in Yemen in 1967 with the backing of Egyptian troops that rushed to his aid to defend the new republic against royalist forces backed by Saudi Arabia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2009 | TIMES STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
Jaafar Numeiri, 79, a former Sudanese president known for imposing Islamic law in the country, died Saturday after a long illness at a military hospital in Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman, the official news agency said. Numeiri came to power in a 1969 coup that ended five years of civilian rule marred by corruption and economic problems. He held the post of president for 16 years despite a coup attempt by the communist left in the early 1970s.
FOOD
April 16, 1997
Blue Plate Specials There's more than one way to set a Seder table and there are Seder plates for every style. The only requirement: space on the plate for the required symbolic foods of the ceremony. Blue is traditional, most often with white, as in the Villeroy and Boch "Precious Legacy" plate, above, from the Czechoslovak State Collections. But blue comes in many shades.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2009 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nikolaos Makarezos, 90, one of the leaders of the military dictatorship that ruled Greece from 1967 to 1974, died Monday, Greek media reported. Makarezos, the junta's chief economic policymaker, served as deputy prime minister and minister for coordination under dictator George Papadopoulos. Makarezos was arrested after the fall of the right-wing dictatorship in 1974 and sentenced to death for treason -- a sentence later commuted to life imprisonment. He was released in 1990 because of poor health.
NEWS
July 6, 1986 | HUGH POPE, Reuters
Two old gardeners leaned on an ornamental lamppost and smiled at the crowd of Iranians filing into the ousted shah's favorite palace. "This really makes me happy," one of them said. "Before, this whole place was just for five people. We had to keep out of sight. "Now it belongs to everybody and I can stand here watching the people, and nobody can order me not to."
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March 24, 2000 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than two years ago, the United States lobbed Tomahawk missiles at Sudan's capital, Khartoum. Now the Sudanese are firing back--with bouquets. Long viewed by the U.S. as a fundamentalist Islamic state that has given aid and comfort to leading terrorists, Sudan--a vast, unruly nation riven by civil war--has undergone a political transformation in the past three months.
OPINION
December 30, 2006 | Andrew Cockburn, ANDREW COCKBURN is the author of "Rumsfeld, His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy," to be published by Simon & Schuster in February.
AMONG THE MANY ironies of Saddam Hussein's execution is that, although his death seems certain to boost sectarian bloodletting between Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq, he always posed as an Iraqi and Arab nationalist who could unite the rivalrous sects in his country -- an attribute that initially recommended him to Washington. Other qualities of the Iraqi dictator that appealed to U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2006 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
September was a busy month in the religious community, with the Jewish High Holy Days, the start of Ramadan for Muslims and two Los Angeles-area visits by Buddhism's Dalai Lama. The pace continued as the month wrapped up with lectures, discussions and preparations for a special observance now in its 70th year. Christian Communion On Sunday, Protestants around the world -- in an expression of Christian unity -- will take Holy Communion on the same day.
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