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March 15, 1991 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kuwait's exiled emir, Sheik Jabbar al Ahmed al Sabah, extended an emotional greeting to his Cabinet on Thursday as he returned to the liberated Gulf emirate for the first time since fleeing to safety against a storm of advancing Iraqi tanks. Sheik Jabbar covered his face with his hands as he stepped from a blue-and-white Kuwait Airways jet and then stooped to kiss the ground at Kuwait's international airport.
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May 4, 2000 | From Associated Press
A Kuwaiti man who served as puppet prime minister after Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990 was convicted of treason Wednesday and sentenced to be hanged. Alaa Hussein, 41, was hustled away by guards after the court president pronounced the verdict and death sentence simultaneously. The court said a desire for personal gain led Hussein to willingly take on the role of puppet prime minister under the Iraqis. The court began hearing Hussein's case Feb.
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October 13, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Kuwaiti government is preparing to make important concessions for democratic reforms to counter growing criticism of the ruling Sabah family that has threatened to breach Kuwait's united front against the Aug. 2 Iraqi invasion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1999 | Associated Press
Kuwait's leader dissolved the National Assembly on Tuesday, hours after lawmakers threatened to oust his Islamic affairs minister for mistakes in 120,000 copies of the Koran. The emir, Sheik Jabbar al Ahmed al Sabah, called for July 3 elections for a new assembly, nearly 1 1/2 years ahead of schedule. The emir said lawmakers misused their constitutional rights by demanding the no-confidence vote against Ahmed al Kulaib.
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May 4, 2000 | From Associated Press
A Kuwaiti man who served as puppet prime minister after Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990 was convicted of treason Wednesday and sentenced to be hanged. Alaa Hussein, 41, was hustled away by guards after the court president pronounced the verdict and death sentence simultaneously. The court said a desire for personal gain led Hussein to willingly take on the role of puppet prime minister under the Iraqis. The court began hearing Hussein's case Feb.
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March 23, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Kuwait formed a new government and included Sheik Saud al Sabah as oil minister, even though controversy surrounding his work as information minister had brought down the previous Cabinet. Sheik Sabah al Ahmed al Jabbar al Sabah returned as first deputy prime minister and foreign minister. Islamists in the parliament forced the previous Cabinet to resign this month in a dispute over the Information Ministry allowing the display of banned books.
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March 16, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The Cabinet resigned ahead of a no-confidence vote Tuesday against Information Minister Saud al Sabah, a member of the ruling Sabah family. Saud is at the center of a crisis between the government and Islamist lawmakers who were offended by the displaying of banned books, which they see as un-Islamic. Political sources expect the prime minister, Sheik Saad al Abdullah al Sabah, to conduct a Cabinet reshuffle that could bring back Saud in another ministry.
SPORTS
August 4, 1990 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheik Fahd al Ahmed al Sabah, who was killed during Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, was remembered Friday as a progressive and ambitious leader in international sports. Fahd had been a member of the International Olympic Committee since 1981, president of the Olympic Council of Asia and a vice president of both the international soccer and team handball federations.
NEWS
March 23, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Kuwait formed a new government and included Sheik Saud al Sabah as oil minister, even though controversy surrounding his work as information minister had brought down the previous Cabinet. Sheik Sabah al Ahmed al Jabbar al Sabah returned as first deputy prime minister and foreign minister. Islamists in the parliament forced the previous Cabinet to resign this month in a dispute over the Information Ministry allowing the display of banned books.
NEWS
March 16, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The Cabinet resigned ahead of a no-confidence vote Tuesday against Information Minister Saud al Sabah, a member of the ruling Sabah family. Saud is at the center of a crisis between the government and Islamist lawmakers who were offended by the displaying of banned books, which they see as un-Islamic. Political sources expect the prime minister, Sheik Saad al Abdullah al Sabah, to conduct a Cabinet reshuffle that could bring back Saud in another ministry.
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June 27, 1995 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Legislators snarl with sarcasm. Accusations abound of grandstanding to the voters. High-profile investigative committees uncover mismanagement in the executive branch and embarrass Cabinet members. Meanwhile, academics and an inquisitive press corps tut about gridlock and how the country's real problems remain unchallenged. Remind anyone of Washington or Sacramento?
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April 10, 1993 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first order of business in this nation's new bastion of democracy was an angry protest from the emirate's powerful defense minister, a cousin of the ruling emir. Accusations from a member of the National Assembly that a high-ranking official of his ministry took $100 million in bribes on defense contracts were, to say the least, inappropriate, Sheik Ali al Salim al Sabah, the royally appointed defense minister, insisted early this week.
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October 21, 1992 | From Associated Press
The first postwar Parliament convened Tuesday and elected as its Speaker the man who held the post when the last Parliament was dissolved in 1986 for being too critical of the government. Ahmed Saadoun, 58, won 46 votes against 13 for his only opponent, Abdul Aziz Adassani, an independent. Crown Prince Saad al Abdullah al Sabah, who also is prime minister, abstained.
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September 8, 1992 | Reuters
This city's zoo said Monday that it has averted closure at the end of the month after benefactors, including Kuwait's ruler, came to the rescue. The world's oldest zoo, set in London's Regent's Park, announced June 16 that because of big losses, it would have to close Sept. 30. But a spokesman said that publicity about the zoo's plight had attracted a flood of donations and a sharp rise in the number of visitors, and that will allow it to stay open for now.
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April 9, 1991 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opposition leaders balked Monday at signing on to a new interim government in Kuwait, complaining that the ruling emir did not commit to a speedy restoration of the dissolved national Parliament.
BUSINESS
April 5, 1991 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican congressman Christopher Cox will join Kuwait's ambassador to the United States in Newport Beach today in a panel discussing business opportunities for reconstruction work in Kuwait. This will be Ambassador Sheik Saud al Nasir al Sabah's first visit to Orange County since Iraqi forces were driven out of Kuwait in late February.
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August 14, 1991 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was Tuesday morning when the Marine Corps formally confirmed what Carol Bentzlin had suspected for months: Her husband, Cpl. Stephen E. Bentzlin, died when an allied missile mistakenly struck the armored vehicle carrying him and seven other members of his unit. "What can you do?" Bentzlin said after hearing the official confirmation in a telephone call. "It happened and I need to come to grips with that."
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August 13, 1991 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kuwait's ambassador to the United States has offered to help an Orange County woman whose husband was killed in the Gulf War and who says that the military has been slow to return his remaining personnel effects and make death benefit payments. Sheik Saud al Nasir al Sabah said Monday that his office had contacted Carol Bentzlin of San Juan Capistrano, widow of Marine Cpl. Stephen E.
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