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January 15, 1994 | MIMI KO
Andrew Hijazin wrote a letter to King Hussein of Jordan in October much the way many children write to famous people everywhere. The 8-year-old boy's request: four airline tickets to Amman, Jordan, so that he, his parents and his 5-year-old brother, Michael, could visit his grandmother and the country she lives in. "Your Majesty, I would love to visit my home country, Jordan, and see my grandmother and see you," Andrew wrote. "My dad can't afford the tickets. . . .
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June 19, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
King Abdullah II accepted the resignation of the government and appointed a new prime minister seen as a keen supporter of economic reform. The appointee, economist Ali Abu Ragheb, will form a new Cabinet. In a message to outgoing Prime Minister Abdul Raouf Rawabdeh on state-run Jordan Television, the king expressed his appreciation to the previous government. Rawabdeh's resignation was widely expected after parliament criticized the government's progress on political and economic reforms.
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February 6, 1999 | From Reuters
Palestinians in the this refugee camp prayed for King Hussein on Friday, having more to fear than most from the loss of one of the region's few pillars of stability. Several said Jordan was the only country that had given citizenship and shelter to Palestinians when they fled their homes during the 1948 and 1967 Arab-Israeli wars. Many in the hot and squalid Baqaa camp, on the outskirts of the capital, Amman, said simply: "May God cure him."
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February 9, 1999 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ignoring his doctors' advice not to travel, a frail President Boris N. Yeltsin flew to Jordan on Monday to pay his respects to King Hussein--and to remind the world that Russia's leader still has a place in international affairs. Arriving at the king's palace in Amman, Yeltsin, 68, walked slowly up the steps with the help of an aide. Appearing somewhat disoriented, he waved to people in the crowd outside, then spent about 15 minutes in the palace before departing.
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June 19, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
King Abdullah II accepted the resignation of the government and appointed a new prime minister seen as a keen supporter of economic reform. The appointee, economist Ali Abu Ragheb, will form a new Cabinet. In a message to outgoing Prime Minister Abdul Raouf Rawabdeh on state-run Jordan Television, the king expressed his appreciation to the previous government. Rawabdeh's resignation was widely expected after parliament criticized the government's progress on political and economic reforms.
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May 30, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
King Hussein swore in his chief delegate to the Middle East peace talks as Jordan's prime minister and instructed him to prepare for parliamentary elections. The appointment was widely seen as a reward for Abdul Salam Majali, the first Jordanian to publicly negotiate peace with Israel. Majali, 68, also took over the portfolio of foreign affairs--an indication that he will remain in overall command of Jordan's delegation to the peace talks.
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January 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Prime Minister Mudar Badran reshuffled his Cabinet, appointing a new foreign minister and bringing five members of the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood into the government. A government statement said former Foreign Minister Taher Masri would replace Marwan Kassem as minister of foreign affairs. Masri, chairman of the lower house of Parliament's foreign affairs committee, has shown strong support for Iraq's stand in the Persian Gulf crisis.
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August 31, 1990 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jordan's ambassador to the United States declared Thursday that the Bush Administration is adding "fuel to an already troubled region" and cannot hope to arbitrate the Persian Gulf conflict as long as it supports Israel. In the sharpest public rebuff yet from a Jordanian official, Ambassador Hussein A. Hammami declared that Washington's deployment of military units in the Arab world is both unwarranted and unwanted.
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January 10, 1988
Jordanian Prime Minister Zaid Rifai reshaped his Cabinet, bringing in nine new ministers and altering several ministries, the official news agency Petra said. The key posts of foreign affairs, interior, finance and occupied territories were left unchanged. Several ministries were split up or merged in Rifai's third reshuffle since 1985, and six ministers lost their jobs.
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November 1, 1991
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir Distinguished co-chairmen, ministers, members of the delegation of the conference. It is an honor to represent the people of Israel at this historic moment and a privilege to address this opening of peace talks between Israel and its Arab neighbors. To appreciate the meaning of peace for the people of Israel, one has to view today's Jewish sovereignty in the land of Israel against the background of our history.
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February 6, 1999 | From Reuters
Palestinians in the this refugee camp prayed for King Hussein on Friday, having more to fear than most from the loss of one of the region's few pillars of stability. Several said Jordan was the only country that had given citizenship and shelter to Palestinians when they fled their homes during the 1948 and 1967 Arab-Israeli wars. Many in the hot and squalid Baqaa camp, on the outskirts of the capital, Amman, said simply: "May God cure him."
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February 6, 1999 | From Reuters
The cancer that left King Hussein of Jordan clinically dead Friday is on the rise but is usually considered one of the more curable forms of the disease. However, in older patients, such as the 63-year-old king, treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is trickier. The bone marrow transplant he underwent earlier this week is usually a last-ditch effort to cure the disease. In this case it failed. Hussein left the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
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October 20, 1994 | Associated Press
Four Palestinian men were sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for the assassination of a Jordanian diplomat whose slaying jolted a nation recovering from civil war. The four were identified by the military court as followers of Abu Nidal, the world's most wanted mastermind of terror attacks. His group has denied involvement. Only one of the four, Youssef Shaaban, 29, was in custody. The three others were convicted in absentia.
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January 30, 1994 | From Associated Press
A gunman shot and killed Jordan's second-ranking diplomat in Beirut on Saturday, the first assassination of a foreign diplomat since Lebanon's 15-year civil war ended in 1990. Police said an assassin with an apparently unarmed accomplice killed Naeb Imran Maaytah as he was driving out of a parking lot near his house in the seaside Raouche district at 9:30 a.m. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the assassination, and authorities would only speculate on the motive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1994 | MIMI KO
Andrew Hijazin wrote a letter to King Hussein of Jordan in October much the way many children write to famous people everywhere. The 8-year-old boy's request: four airline tickets to Amman, Jordan, so that he, his parents and his 5-year-old brother, Michael, could visit his grandmother and the country she lives in. "Your Majesty, I would love to visit my home country, Jordan, and see my grandmother and see you," Andrew wrote. "My dad can't afford the tickets. . . .
NEWS
May 30, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
King Hussein swore in his chief delegate to the Middle East peace talks as Jordan's prime minister and instructed him to prepare for parliamentary elections. The appointment was widely seen as a reward for Abdul Salam Majali, the first Jordanian to publicly negotiate peace with Israel. Majali, 68, also took over the portfolio of foreign affairs--an indication that he will remain in overall command of Jordan's delegation to the peace talks.
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October 27, 1991 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jordan's prime minister announced Saturday that he has formed a 14-member delegation to this week's Middle East peace conference that includes two Palestinian natives of Jerusalem, in an apparent attempt to skirt Israel's refusal to negotiate with Palestinians from its capital city.
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January 30, 1994 | From Associated Press
A gunman shot and killed Jordan's second-ranking diplomat in Beirut on Saturday, the first assassination of a foreign diplomat since Lebanon's 15-year civil war ended in 1990. Police said an assassin with an apparently unarmed accomplice killed Naeb Imran Maaytah as he was driving out of a parking lot near his house in the seaside Raouche district at 9:30 a.m. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the assassination, and authorities would only speculate on the motive.
NEWS
November 1, 1991
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir Distinguished co-chairmen, ministers, members of the delegation of the conference. It is an honor to represent the people of Israel at this historic moment and a privilege to address this opening of peace talks between Israel and its Arab neighbors. To appreciate the meaning of peace for the people of Israel, one has to view today's Jewish sovereignty in the land of Israel against the background of our history.
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October 27, 1991 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jordan's prime minister announced Saturday that he has formed a 14-member delegation to this week's Middle East peace conference that includes two Palestinian natives of Jerusalem, in an apparent attempt to skirt Israel's refusal to negotiate with Palestinians from its capital city.
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