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November 19, 1990 | From Reuters
The ruler of Oman, a key state in the international alliance against Iraq, took a major step toward political reform Sunday by announcing plans for a consultative assembly. Sultan Kaboos ibn Said, who made the announcement in a speech marking the 20th anniversary of his reign, said the assembly will be formed within a year. "We have decided upon the formation of a consultative assembly in which all the counties of the sultanate are to be represented," he said. The country has 42 counties.
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December 15, 1999 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There once was a boy who was shunned by his wealthy and powerful father. He was sent to a foreign land to be educated. To support himself, he had to join a foreign army. When at last his father sent for him, the young man hurried home full of expectations--only to learn he was to be kept out of sight. It was an unpromising beginning to an Arabian tale, but it has had a happy ending for the boy, now known as Sultan Kaboos ibn Said, supreme ruler of the Sultanate of Oman, and especially for his 1.
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December 15, 1999 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There once was a boy who was shunned by his wealthy and powerful father. He was sent to a foreign land to be educated. To support himself, he had to join a foreign army. When at last his father sent for him, the young man hurried home full of expectations--only to learn he was to be kept out of sight. It was an unpromising beginning to an Arabian tale, but it has had a happy ending for the boy, now known as Sultan Kaboos ibn Said, supreme ruler of the Sultanate of Oman, and especially for his 1.
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November 19, 1990 | From Reuters
The ruler of Oman, a key state in the international alliance against Iraq, took a major step toward political reform Sunday by announcing plans for a consultative assembly. Sultan Kaboos ibn Said, who made the announcement in a speech marking the 20th anniversary of his reign, said the assembly will be formed within a year. "We have decided upon the formation of a consultative assembly in which all the counties of the sultanate are to be represented," he said. The country has 42 counties.
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September 12, 1990 | SUE HORTON
T. E. Lawrence called it "the Atlantis of the sands," and it was so fabled a city that more than 50 years ago British explorer Bertram Thomas scoured the Rub al Khali (Empty Quarter) desert in search of it, until he ran low on food and water and was forced to abandon his search. But now, an eclectic team of explorers led by Nicholas Clapp, a soft-spoken Los Angeles filmmaker, believes it is on the road to finding the lost city of Ubar, deep in the desert of Oman.
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October 8, 1995 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From Saudi Arabia to Morocco, Islamic militants are battling the Arab Establishment--sometimes with bullets, sometimes with words--in an attempt to redesign the character of the Middle East. Their professed goal is to turn secular states into Iranian-style Islamic states, which would be anti-West and anti-Israel.
BUSINESS
June 5, 2005 | James F. Peltz, Times Staff Writer
One spring day last year, Ray Irani's search for oil led him 6,800 miles from his sumptuous Westwood office to a tent in the Sahara Desert. There, Occidental Petroleum Corp.'s chief executive met Libyan dictator Moammar Kadafi, whose oil-rich nation had just emerged from 18 years of U.S. economic sanctions and was again ready to award exploration rights to Western oil companies. Irani wanted to be first in line and was granted a meeting at Kadafi's desert retreat.
WORLD
February 28, 2011 | By David Zucchino, Raja Abdulrahim and Garrett Therolf, Los Angeles Times
Moammar Kadafi's tenuous grip on Libya was further loosened when the city closest to the capital fell under the control of rebel forces, leaving Tripoli encircled by opponents determined to topple the dictator's 41-year regime. Zawiya, a city of 210,000 just 30 miles west of Tripoli, was shaping up to be a potential focal point for clashes as anti-government forces with tanks and antiaircraft guns massed throughout the city center Sunday, and Kadafi forces surrounded the outskirts with tanks and military checkpoints, residents said.
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