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March 21, 1998 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former CIA Director R. James Woolsey said Friday that he has agreed to help represent six Iraqis who worked to overthrow Saddam Hussein in a U.S.-backed coup but now face deportation to their homeland from Los Angeles. Woolsey, now a Washington attorney in private practice, said he was approached for help in the case after a U.S. immigration judge in Los Angeles ruled last week that the exiles "pose security risks to the United States." The order by Judge D.D.
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April 28, 2003 | Kim Murphy, Times Staff Writer
Here, at the Rafha Camp School, there is a place called Iraq. It is a place that exists in imagination, not memory. Abdul Amir Kazem teaches his art students to paint the contours of their country from the images etched in his own mind. He must teach these young Iraqi refugees, who have never seen anything but an empty Saudi desert, not only what a river looks like, but how the wide, slow sweep of the Euphrates looks when an Iraqi gazes upon it. "Everyone knows water," he explains.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1998 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Denouncing a "stain on the honor of this country," former CIA Director R. James Woolsey was formally added Friday to the legal team representing six Iraqi dissidents whom the U.S. government is trying to deport as security risks. The nation's former top intelligence official, now an attorney in Washington, met with the six men at the Immigration and Naturalization Service detention center in San Pedro and presented each with a copy of the Koran.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1998 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Denouncing a "stain on the honor of this country," former CIA Director R. James Woolsey was formally added Friday to the legal team representing six Iraqi dissidents whom the U.S. government is trying to deport as security risks. The nation's former top intelligence official, now an attorney in Washington, met with the six men at the Immigration and Naturalization Service detention center in San Pedro and presented each with a copy of the Koran.
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April 18, 1991 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iraqi diplomats here and at the United Nations assured U.S. officials Wednesday that Baghdad will not interfere with efforts to aid Kurdish refugees, but major questions persisted about how the Bush Administration's new aid plan will be carried out.
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February 26, 1991 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the final days and hours before the massive allied ground assault began on occupied Kuwait, Youssef Douba watched helplessly as some of his best friends simply disappeared. A few showed up a short while later, dumped at their doorsteps--with bullet holes in their head. "It was getting worse in the final days. The Iraqis were taking everyone and everything," said the 21-year-old ethnic Syrian, who left his native Kuwait just two hours before the land war began.
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April 28, 2003 | Kim Murphy, Times Staff Writer
Here, at the Rafha Camp School, there is a place called Iraq. It is a place that exists in imagination, not memory. Abdul Amir Kazem teaches his art students to paint the contours of their country from the images etched in his own mind. He must teach these young Iraqi refugees, who have never seen anything but an empty Saudi desert, not only what a river looks like, but how the wide, slow sweep of the Euphrates looks when an Iraqi gazes upon it. "Everyone knows water," he explains.
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September 17, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
A first group of 792 Kurdish refugees, fearing reprisals for their ties to U.S. aid groups in northern Iraq, flew out of Turkey on Monday, headed for the American island of Guam and a new life in the United States. An additional 1,422 Kurds were to be flown to Guam's Anderson Air Force Base aboard five charter flights in the next few days. The airlift, from the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir, was expected to be concluded by Thursday, the State Department said.
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May 17, 1991 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Queen Elizabeth II, who made history Thursday by becoming the first British monarch to address a joint session of Congress, opened her remarks by poking fun at herself and ended with a sure-fire crowd pleaser: "May God Bless America." She received three standing ovations and was interrupted by applause several more times during a 15-minute speech.
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August 11, 1995 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two of dictator Saddam Hussein's daughters and the former head of his regime's clandestine arms industry are among more than a dozen top Iraqis who have defected, giving a rare glimpse of high-level tumult in Baghdad and prompting President Clinton to promise Thursday that America will defend Jordan if Iraq attempts to retaliate against it for granting the group asylum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1998 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former CIA Director R. James Woolsey said Friday that he has agreed to help represent six Iraqis who worked to overthrow Saddam Hussein in a U.S.-backed coup but now face deportation to their homeland from Los Angeles. Woolsey, now a Washington attorney in private practice, said he was approached for help in the case after a U.S. immigration judge in Los Angeles ruled last week that the exiles "pose security risks to the United States." The order by Judge D.D.
NEWS
April 18, 1991 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iraqi diplomats here and at the United Nations assured U.S. officials Wednesday that Baghdad will not interfere with efforts to aid Kurdish refugees, but major questions persisted about how the Bush Administration's new aid plan will be carried out.
NEWS
February 26, 1991 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the final days and hours before the massive allied ground assault began on occupied Kuwait, Youssef Douba watched helplessly as some of his best friends simply disappeared. A few showed up a short while later, dumped at their doorsteps--with bullet holes in their head. "It was getting worse in the final days. The Iraqis were taking everyone and everything," said the 21-year-old ethnic Syrian, who left his native Kuwait just two hours before the land war began.
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August 14, 1990 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The governments of Kuwait and other Middle East nations are mobilizing a second phase of tactical military pressure on Iraq to supplement the U.S.-orchestrated Operation Desert Shield, ranking Arab diplomats said Monday. The plan would effectively open three new "fronts" on Iraq's borders with Syria and Iran and within Iraq among its long-restive Kurdish population.
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September 5, 1990 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a sweltering 13-hour journey, two convoys of buses arrived in Baghdad late Tuesday with hundreds of Western women and children from occupied Kuwait. At the same time, three Iraqi Airways charter flights, financed by the U.S., British and West German governments, flew hundreds of additional refugees--Iraqi-Americans, Germans, Irish and other Europeans--from Baghdad to Jordan.
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