March 14, 1991 |
Two days after the liberation of Kuwait, Haya Mughni heard there was a Swiss doctor at the Red Crescent headquarters who needed an assistant. The doctor spoke no English or Arabic, and Mughni, who speaks French, volunteered. Seven months ago, such a thing would have been unheard of. A Muslim woman from the Gulf did not work side by side with a man, especially a foreigner, certainly not in a hospital setting.
March 8, 1991 |
At least two Palestinians have been killed with gunshots to the head and five others have been hospitalized with injuries from apparent beatings and shootings, raising new concerns about reprisals against the Palestinian community here. One of the hospitalized men, who is believed to have been tortured, is unable to talk coherently, and another is so fearful that he has refused to leave the hospital, according to physicians and representatives of Kuwait's substantial Palestinian community.
March 2, 1991 |
Hussein Abdurahman still had his Kalashnikov rifle slung over his shoulder when he strolled into the lobby of a downtown hotel and a government official asked him to put away his gun. "You are embarrassing the government," the man whispered. "I said to him, 'Shut up. You are not able to talk to me. Because you've been outside the country, and I've been here, keeping the country,' " said Abdurahman, a leader of the Kuwaiti resistance.
March 1, 1991 |
As a cessation of hostilities concluded Kuwait's seven-month ordeal of occupation, government officials here moved swiftly Thursday to control sporadic outbreaks of urban violence in a city where basic, day-to-day government has become another casualty of war. Two guards at the Palestine Liberation Organization embassy were shot by angry Kuwaitis, and gunfire rang out from a school and near a police station in a heavily Palestinian neighborhood of the Kuwaiti capital.
October 10, 1990 |
The Kuwaiti resistance, which for nearly two months carried out a campaign of ambushes, sniper attacks and harassment against Iraqi soldiers in Kuwait, has scaled back its activities in the face of violent retaliation against not only the resistance fighters but other Kuwaitis as well, according to sources close to the Kuwaiti government.
October 5, 1990 |
For years, the Bibi Saleh Center in downtown Kuwait city has been a haven for wealthy foreigners and Kuwaiti playboys and their girlfriends, a symbol of the oil-rich emirate's penchant for the pleasures of life. But in the two months since Iraq seized Kuwait, the four-towered condominium complex has become a cornerstone of Kuwait's brutal subjugation, according to reliable sources fleeing the country.