CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1986
The campaign by Latin American diplomats to draw up a peace treaty for Central America has been given up for dead many times in the last three years, but only in the United States. Latin political leaders understand the consequences of continued warfare in Central America better than their counterparts in Washington.
July 15, 2012 |
CAIRO - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met for the first time Saturday with new President Mohamed Morsi in a fresh push to strengthen U.S.-Egyptian relations as the country enters an era of unpredictability in which an Islamist leader is clashing with a secular military over control of the nation. Clinton's talks with Morsi signaled a historic shift from the days when U.S. diplomats visited President Hosni Mubarak, a stalwart American partner on countering terrorism and preserving Egypt's peace treaty with Israel.
April 6, 2012 |
Sundown Friday marks the beginning of Passover, the commemoration of the Jews' emancipation from enslavement in ancient Egypt. This year Passover falls on a day of enormous significance in the struggle for freedom in modern Egypt — April 6. That date is synonymous with the April 6 Youth Movement — formed in 2008 and named for the date of a planned strike to support Egyptian workers — that became the backbone of last year's Tahrir revolution that...
June 5, 1994 |
Niaela Smith lightly touches the fingernail-sized scar from the bullet that grazed her right temple, a permanent reminder of the violence that has plagued the housing projects of Watts. Smith was riding in a car driven by a gang member when a rival gangster drove up alongside and started shooting. But that's part of life in the projects, Smith said. "Whether you hung with gangs or not, you always had to watch your back, because even if somebody wasn't trying to get you, you could end up taking a bullet meant for someone else, by accident," said Smith, 23. At least, that's the way it was before Bloods and Crips factions in Watts laid down their AK-47s and 9-millimeter pistols in 1992 and pledged an end to wanton killings, some say. "I love the peace treaty," said Smith, whose two younger brothers are Grape Street Crips.
December 18, 2013 |
BEIT JALA, West Bank - Israel and the Palestinians should be able to reach a basic "framework agreement" for peace by the end of April and a full peace treaty within a year after that, the chief Palestinian negotiator said Wednesday. In a generally optimistic assessment of a peace process that many see as quixotic, Saeb Erekat said a framework agreement would include a general accord on core issues, but would leave the details of implementation to a final treaty. “April 29 is time for a framework agreement,” Erekat told foreign reporters in this West Bank town near Bethlehem.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1999
Re "North Won't Deal While U.S. Troops Stay," Commentary, Aug. 16: We should listen and act on Hwal Woong Lee's assertion that it is the strong U.S. military presence in South Korea that forms a major barrier to reunification and peace on the Korean peninsula. U.S. taxpayers have carried this burden too long. If South Korea still needs our soldiers to stop a North Korean invasion through the Seoul corridor they do not deserve our continued support. It is time the 1953 armistice was replaced with a peace treaty and the Forgotten War brought to a final closure.
October 4, 1994 |
Israel and Jordan, consolidating what President Clinton called a "warm peace" between former enemies, announced on Monday joint economic and environmental projects intended to give their citizens a tangible dividend from the end of 46 years of hostility. Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and Jordan's Crown Prince Hassan completed work on the measures in a meeting at the White House with Clinton and other U.S. officials.
July 12, 1998
Re "Marchers Vow to Beat Blockade in N. Ireland," July 6: The blockade on Garvaghy Road is a great testament to the apparent desire of Tony Blair's and Mo Mowlam's government to create a real peace in Northern Ireland. Any lasting peace will exist only when Protestant Orangemen realize that they can no longer trample upon their Catholic neighbors. The Orangemen's historic march on Garvaghy Road, which they have persisted upon despite the availability of other routes, is designed not to celebrate an ancient military victory, but to assert dominance of their culture over another.
July 25, 2003
"Many Disillusioned by Jordan's 'Democracy' " (July 22) should be required reading at the White House and State Department. It clearly documents that if the state of Jordan had a democracy of the people, then Jordan's friendship with the United States and the peace treaty with the state of Israel would disappear overnight. One may rationally conclude that democracy cannot save the Middle East at this time. Right now the Middle East needs good-hearted, fair-minded, peace-seeking, live-and-let-live leaders to allow the region to live and develop in peace.
November 15, 1994
After 19 years of war, and nearly a year of tortuous negotiations, leaders of Angola's government and rebel forces are tentatively scheduled to sign a U.N.-brokered peace treaty Sunday in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. If all goes as planned, a cease-fire will take effect two days later, ending Africa's longest civil war. The plan calls for power-sharing between the government of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and the rebel UNITA movement led by Jonas Savimbi.