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January 3, 1991 | From Reuters
A war in the Persian Gulf could turn Kuwaiti oil fields into a vast inferno, which would cause an environmental disaster of global proportions, scientists and oil experts warned Wednesday. Delegates to an international science conference in London on the possible impact of a gulf war said that pollution from blazing oil installations and from oil spillages could threaten the world's ecology and even cause disastrous climate changes.
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June 26, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
An early-morning explosion at the largest of Kuwait's three oil refineries killed four workers, injured 49 and seriously damaged the facility, authorities said. The blast was caused by a gas leak, but it was unclear what had ignited the escaping gas, said the Mina Al Ahmadi refinery's operations manager, Hamza Bakhash. The fire was under control by midmorning, he said.
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April 28, 1988
A homemade bomb exploded near the downtown Kuwait offices of Saudi Arabian Airlines, the state-run Kuwait News Agency reported in Manama, Bahrain. The blast came a day after Riyadh announced it was severing ties with Iran, but there was no apparent link between the explosion and that move. Police said one guard in the building, which also houses the Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific, was slightly wounded.
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July 12, 1991 | From Associated Press
An explosion Thursday ripped through a U.S. ammunition depot in Kuwait, showering soldiers with shells and shrapnel and engulfing vehicles in flames. At least 50 U.S. troops and six British troops were injured, officials said. "It was raining metal," said Specialist Mark Alexander, 23, a firefighter from Norwich, Conn.. The chain-reaction blasts at the Blackhorse Camp in Doha apparently began with an electrical fire on a truck carrying howitzer shells, military officials said. The U.S.
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April 10, 1988 | From Reuters
An explosion occurred in a police parking lot in Kuwait City on Saturday, but caused no casualties and little damage, police said.
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June 26, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
An early-morning explosion at the largest of Kuwait's three oil refineries killed four workers, injured 49 and seriously damaged the facility, authorities said. The blast was caused by a gas leak, but it was unclear what had ignited the escaping gas, said the Mina Al Ahmadi refinery's operations manager, Hamza Bakhash. The fire was under control by midmorning, he said.
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July 1, 1987 | Associated Press
A leaking gas cylinder exploded in the U.S. Embassy compound here Tuesday and started a small fire, an embassy officer said, adding that the incident was not linked to sabotage or terrorism. The officer said there was no damage to the building or casualties. He said the cylinder blew up when construction workers were loading acetylene onto a truck, setting two other cylinders ablaze.
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July 12, 1991 | From Associated Press
An explosion Thursday ripped through a U.S. ammunition depot in Kuwait, showering soldiers with shells and shrapnel and engulfing vehicles in flames. At least 50 U.S. troops and six British troops were injured, officials said. "It was raining metal," said Specialist Mark Alexander, 23, a firefighter from Norwich, Conn.. The chain-reaction blasts at the Blackhorse Camp in Doha apparently began with an electrical fire on a truck carrying howitzer shells, military officials said. The U.S.
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July 11, 1985 | From Reuters
Two explosions rocked Kuwait today, killing at least five people and wounding nine, the Kuwait news agency said. No further details were immediately available. In late 1983 a series of bombs went off in Kuwait aimed at U.S. and other targets, and 17 Shia extremists were arrested for those attacks. Freedom for the 17 has been a demand of Shia militants in Lebanon who hold seven Americans captive.
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June 20, 1986 | United Press International
Firefighters early Thursday extinguished the last of three fires caused by four simultaneous explosions in Kuwait's southern oil fields, the Kuwaiti news agency said. The news agency quoted a fire brigade official as saying that the last blaze at the crude pipeline areas that supply the southern and northern oil tank field in the Al Ahmadi area, 48 miles south of the capital, was put out at 1:15 a.m.
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January 3, 1991 | From Reuters
A war in the Persian Gulf could turn Kuwaiti oil fields into a vast inferno, which would cause an environmental disaster of global proportions, scientists and oil experts warned Wednesday. Delegates to an international science conference in London on the possible impact of a gulf war said that pollution from blazing oil installations and from oil spillages could threaten the world's ecology and even cause disastrous climate changes.
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May 19, 1988
An explosion in Kuwait's capital ripped apart a car near the downtown headquarters of Kuwait Airways, killing the vehicle's two occupants, the Kuwait News Agency said. The explosion, which occurred about 25 yards from the airline office, caused no significant damage apart from the wrecked vehicle, the news agency said. The explosion was the third in less than a month in the northern Persian Gulf country, all of which occurred in the same area.
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April 10, 1988 | From Reuters
An explosion occurred in a police parking lot in Kuwait City on Saturday, but caused no casualties and little damage, police said.
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July 1, 1987 | Associated Press
A leaking gas cylinder exploded in the U.S. Embassy compound here Tuesday and started a small fire, an embassy officer said, adding that the incident was not linked to sabotage or terrorism. The officer said there was no damage to the building or casualties. He said the cylinder blew up when construction workers were loading acetylene onto a truck, setting two other cylinders ablaze.
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July 18, 1985 | United Press International
The Kuwaiti Parliament on Wednesday canceled $340 million worth of military aid earmarked for Syria, Jordan and the Palestine Liberation Organization because current aid is being misused, the Kuwaiti News Agency said. The National Assembly voted 32 to 18 in a closed session to stop the allocation of 100 million dinars, or $340 million, due to be granted for the period from July, 1985, to July, 1986, to help the two countries and the PLO fight Israel, the agency said.
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