July 3, 2006 |
Americans may grumble about gas prices and long lines at the airport as they head out on summer vacation, but consider the holiday plans of Layla Mizhir and her 24-year-old son, Mohammed. Over the weekend, the Mizhirs and another family arranged to pay $400 for the long, dangerous taxi ride across Iraq's western desert to Jordan, on bleak roads frequented by insurgents and highway robbers.
November 29, 1990 |
An Iraqi Boeing 707 airliner arrived in Geneva on Wednesday and picked up $2 million-worth of medical supplies, the Swiss Foreign Ministry said. The shipment was inspected by U.N. officials to make sure it complies with a U.N. embargo on Iraq by containing only medical supplies. The consignment was part of a $15-million-order placed by Iraq before its invasion of Kuwait on Aug. 2.
November 9, 1985 |
A booby-trap bomb killed Iraqi Airlines' Cyprus manager Friday, moments after another bomb hit the airline's office in a fashionable shopping district of Nicosia. Cyprus radio said an unidentified person phoned the manager at his home to tell him of the explosion, which caused considerable damage to the building housing the airline office and to nearby structures. The manager, Walid Ibrahim, 45, rushed out to his car and was killed by an explosion as he opened the door.
September 8, 1990 |
Praying for the men they left behind, 171 American women and children flew to safety from Kuwait on Friday, bringing surreal tales of brutality and courage, of fear, love and absurdity in the ruins of the Iraqi-occupied oil sheikdom. A U.S.-chartered Iraqi Airways Boeing 707 called at Baghdad en route to Amman to inaugurate an air bridge that is expected to operate daily in repatriating the estimated 1,400 American women and children trapped in Kuwait since the Aug. 2 Iraqi invasion.
September 5, 1990 |
After a sweltering 13-hour journey, two convoys of buses arrived in Baghdad late Tuesday with hundreds of Western women and children from occupied Kuwait. At the same time, three Iraqi Airways charter flights, financed by the U.S., British and West German governments, flew hundreds of additional refugees--Iraqi-Americans, Germans, Irish and other Europeans--from Baghdad to Jordan.
September 18, 1995 |
One Wednesday last month, Uday Hussein showed up at the royal palace in Jordan, declaring his wish to deliver special greetings from his father, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, on the Prophet Mohammed's birthday. He also wondered aloud if he might have a word with his two sisters and their husbands, who had slipped across the border into Jordan and sought asylum just the day before. One of the husbands happened to be Lt. Gen.