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October 21, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shawqi Aql got out of Kuwait with his Chevrolet Blazer, his television and a VCR. The cash was left behind. "Ten years' savings--finished," the 40-year-old engineer said with a cheerful shrug of his shoulders. Aql has been lucky. He has picked up a couple of contract jobs since his return to Cairo. For most returning Egyptians, there has been no work. The Kuwait heydays are over. Welcome home.
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November 17, 1994 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than a week after heavy flash floods swept through southern Egypt, new assessments show damage far worse than originally feared, with more than 36,000 homes destroyed or badly damaged, 151 schools collapsed and 20,975 acres of cropland--the livelihood of thousands of Nile Valley peasants--submerged under the killing waters.
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December 14, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld denial of political asylum to an Egyptian citizen who said he was persecuted at home by Muslims because he is a Coptic Christian. Amir Ghobrial had told the Board of Immigration Appeals of being stoned at age 14 by Muslims and of being beaten while a university student. He testified that Christians in Egypt fear attending church and wearing crosses, and their churches are sometimes bombed or burned.
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October 21, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shawqi Aql got out of Kuwait with his Chevrolet Blazer, his television and a VCR. The cash was left behind. "Ten years' savings--finished," the 40-year-old engineer said with a cheerful shrug of his shoulders. Aql has been lucky. He has picked up a couple of contract jobs since his return to Cairo. For most returning Egyptians, there has been no work. The Kuwait heydays are over. Welcome home.
NEWS
November 17, 1994 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than a week after heavy flash floods swept through southern Egypt, new assessments show damage far worse than originally feared, with more than 36,000 homes destroyed or badly damaged, 151 schools collapsed and 20,975 acres of cropland--the livelihood of thousands of Nile Valley peasants--submerged under the killing waters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1985 | United Press International
Egypt announced Sunday that it foiled a Libyan plot to kill an opponent of the Libyan government, arresting four would-be assassins moments before they were to ambush the political refugee. Egyptian security forces arrested four Egyptians in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria last Tuesday as they prepared to kill Libyan political refugee Geith Mabrouk, according to a statement by state security police.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1992
While the Middle East is in dire need for peace, one of the most staggering, monumental wastes of available human resources is taking place in the midst of inter-Arab recrimination and hatred. As Daniel Williams reports (Feb. 14), Kuwait has deported over 300,000 Arabs to Jordan. The Arab countries are spending over $100 billion for weapons, in order to make war against Israel and each other. The American-Soviet-sponsored peace conference is nothing but a camouflage and escape from the real problems of the Middle East.
WORLD
October 17, 2013 | By Laura King
CAIRO -- Saying that Egypt is “failing abysmally” to meet international obligations, Amnesty International called Thursday for the country's military-backed government to stop detaining and deporting Syrian war refugees. Egypt denied doing so. The international human rights group said in a new report that a recent spate of deaths involving refugees and asylum-seekers trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa “throws a spotlight on the tragic consequences” of Egypt's increasingly harsh stance toward those seeking haven from Syria's devastating conflict.
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September 7, 1990 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Faced with angry outcries, the United Nations on Thursday acknowledged shortcomings in the distribution of relief to tens of thousands of refugees stranded in Jordan, but a prominent U.S. relief official predicted that the worst problems will be overcome in a couple of weeks.
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November 10, 2005 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
DAVIN Anders Hutchins' unsparing "The Art of Flight," which screens at the AFI Fest tonight and Friday at the ArcLight, is above all an act of redemption on the part of Hutchins. The filmmaker spent more than a year in Cairo as a freelance journalist attempting to report on the terrible plight of Sudanese refugees in Egypt only to be met by futility at most every turn.
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December 14, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld denial of political asylum to an Egyptian citizen who said he was persecuted at home by Muslims because he is a Coptic Christian. Amir Ghobrial had told the Board of Immigration Appeals of being stoned at age 14 by Muslims and of being beaten while a university student. He testified that Christians in Egypt fear attending church and wearing crosses, and their churches are sometimes bombed or burned.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1985 | United Press International
Egypt announced Sunday that it foiled a Libyan plot to kill an opponent of the Libyan government, arresting four would-be assassins moments before they were to ambush the political refugee. Egyptian security forces arrested four Egyptians in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria last Tuesday as they prepared to kill Libyan political refugee Geith Mabrouk, according to a statement by state security police.
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August 3, 1991 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a direct challenge to President Bush, the House gave final congressional approval Friday to a $5.8-billion emergency extension of unemployment compensation for jobless workers who have exhausted their regular benefits. Acting by a bipartisan majority vote of 375 to 45 on the first anti-recession measure of the year, the House adopted the Senate-passed bill and sent it to the President, despite White House contentions that the recession is ending.
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