May 23, 1987 |
Iranian Revolutionary Guards with high speed launches attacked a small Qatari freighter in the northern Persian Gulf on Friday, setting it ablaze and injuring three crewmen. Regional shipping sources said the Iranians fired at least 10 rocket-propelled grenades into the 2,596-ton Rashidah. A spokesman for the ship's owners said that the crew was able to douse the flames, adding that a Saudi Arabian navy vessel transferred the injured to a hospital in Saudi Arabia.
January 27, 1987 |
A conference of heads of state representing 1 billion Muslims opened here Monday, but a boycott by Iran frustrated hopes of settling the gathering's most pressing problem--the long-running Persian Gulf War. About 21 heads of state from the 46-member Organization of the Islamic Conference turned up for the meeting, including such Arab archenemies as Egypt's Hosni Mubarak and Syria's Hafez Assad.
January 25, 1987 |
A small bomb exploded Saturday night in central Kuwait, the third major incident in the wake of threats by Lebanese extremists to disrupt this week's summit conference of Islamic leaders. Local reporters said the bomb was placed in an abandoned car near a shopping center behind the city's Meridien Hotel. The explosion echoed throughout the central business district but apparently caused little damage. There were no injuries reported.
January 23, 1987 |
Another mysterious explosion has shaken Kuwait just days before the opening of a meeting of Muslim leaders, officials acknowledged Thursday. An official of the Ministry of Defense was quoted by the Kuwait News Agency as saying the blast was due to a "shell" that landed in an uninhabited area of Failaka Island, about 20 miles off the city of Kuwait in the Persian Gulf.
January 21, 1987 |
Fires believed to have been touched off by terrorist bombs have erupted in three of Kuwait's major oil installations, five days before the start of a conference of Muslim leaders that has been opposed by Iran. With the war between Iran and Iraq threatening to spill over into this tiny, virtually defenseless Persian Gulf sheikdom at a critical time, Kuwaiti officials mounted a major campaign Tuesday to portray all three Monday night fires as accidental despite their simultaneous occurrence.