August 11, 1990 |
One family's escape from Kuwait, an ordeal involving Iraqi guns and a dangerous drive over a desert track, has come to a close in Abu Dhabi. "We're fine now, we've had a rest, we're among friends," the family's head, a 38-year-old Kuwaiti oil worker, said Friday at an Abu Dhabi hotel. He asked not to be identified by name but gave this account of events: He arrived Thursday night in his bashed and looted car, a Chevrolet Caprice. It had carried 12 people to safety--the Kuwait Oil Co.
March 2, 1991
* Foreign exchange traders in the United States said widespread reports that the Kuwaiti government had sold a significant amount of Japanese government bonds and bought dollars probably are true. The traders at major Wall Street firms said, however, that the trading probably took place in Tokyo, and they said they had no first-hand knowledge of it. The Kuwaitis reportedly sold the yen bonds in part because of the expected upward movement of U.S.
May 9, 1991 |
A mass of fine black soot, apparently blown from blazing Kuwaiti oil wells, is hanging in the air over Japan, the Meteorological Agency said Wednesday. The agency's observation plane detected soot in air samples taken 4.7 miles above the Tokyo area, where usually no soot is found.
April 9, 1991 |
Bechtel Corp., a global construction and engineering concern, has established a procurement office in the United Arab Emirates to serve as a supply center for material needed in rebuilding Kuwait's damaged refineries, a company executive said Monday. Bechtel, based in San Francisco, constructed most of Kuwait's refineries.
September 6, 1992 |
Marine Capt. Dave Fournier spends most of his time in a chair or in bed, too tired to do more. His sleep is interrupted by night sweats. He's been hospitalized at Camp Lejeune with pneumonia and heart problems. He's also rapidly going bald. All of this began occurring since the 41-year-old Fournier returned 16 months ago from the Persian Gulf War. Doctors can't identify the cause. "Every time I take a shower, I lose hundreds of strands of hair," Fournier said.
February 24, 1991 |
Smoke from an estimated 200 burning Kuwaiti oil wells will spread toxic soot particles throughout the region, causing potential harm to the health of local populations and possibly even tainting crops, scientists and environmental experts said Saturday. The amount of environmental damage will largely depend on how long the wells continue to burn, an uncertainty that hinges on the kind of wells aflame and their locations.