April 24, 1987
President Hosni Mubarak denied that Egypt is warming up to the Soviet Union at the expense of its ties to Washington. "We do not change our colors, and we do not turn our back on a friend that takes our side," Mubarak said in a speech opening a new session of Parliament. His remarks followed suggestions in opposition newspapers that Egypt is displeased with stalled efforts to reschedule its $4.5 billion U.S. military debt.
April 13, 1989 |
The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations named six U.S. journalism students on Wednesday to work as interns this year at English-language newspapers in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Deanna L. Hodgin, 28, a graduate student at USC's School of Journalism, was among the six winners. Hodgin completed her undergraduate studies at Mills College in Oakland and also attended Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. While enrolled at USC, she has worked at the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, the Santa Monica Outlook and other publications.
April 9, 1995 |
Is America becoming the Rodney Dangerfield of international relations--a country that "gets no respect. Last week, the Russians told Defense Secretary William J. Perry that, notwithstanding U.S. protests, Russia intends to go ahead with its sale of light-water nuclear reactors to Iran. But this is only the latest in a series of rebuffs from foreign governments. Germany and other West Europeans have refused to follow the American lead in trying to end trade with Iran.
March 15, 1997 |
The slaying of seven Israeli schoolgirls by a Jordanian soldier this week highlighted what has become a sad truth here--that peace in the Middle East never quite lives up to its name. Or even to expectations. Egypt and Israel made peace nearly 20 years ago, and neither side has much good to say about it still.
December 29, 1985 |
An Egyptian military court, winding up a monthlong trial that became a cause celebre for anti-government groups opposed to closer relations with Israel, sentenced an Egyptian policeman Saturday to life imprisonment at hard labor for the murder of seven Israeli tourists in the Sinai Peninsula. Sgt. Suleiman Khater, dubbed the "Hero of Sinai" by the newspapers of Egypt's political opposition, was convicted of unpremeditated murder in the Oct.
July 18, 1985 |
In its Golden Age, the Middle East was the intellectual center of the world. The great Arab cities--Cairo, Damascus, Baghdad and Cordova, in Spain--nurtured the world's foremost poets, philosophers and scientists. There were no finer libraries and universities anywhere. Baghdad honored its poets with statues.