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April 27, 1991 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Army forces began building a processing center here Friday to dispatch the first of an estimated 8,000 Iraqi refugees to Saudi Arabia, which has agreed to grant them asylum in a large new camp on the Saudi-Iraqi border. The first 500 refugees are scheduled to leave southern Iraq on Sunday. This week, Iran also began accepting the first of about 2,000 Iraqi refugees with family or religious ties to Iran.
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April 27, 1991 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Army forces began building a processing center here Friday to dispatch the first of an estimated 8,000 Iraqi refugees to Saudi Arabia, which has agreed to grant them asylum in a large new camp on the Saudi-Iraqi border. The first 500 refugees are scheduled to leave southern Iraq on Sunday. This week, Iran also began accepting the first of about 2,000 Iraqi refugees with family or religious ties to Iran.
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August 20, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is the pleasant clatter of teacups, silverware and conversation over lunch. Mursi abu Bakr glides amiably around in the dining room and adjoining lobby, clucking over his guests. How is their health? Have they heard from their families? From the dining room window stretches the Persian Gulf, a motionless plain of iridescent turquoise rolling languidly onto fields of hot, flat sand.
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September 18, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iraqi authorities on Monday refused to allow Kuwaiti men between the ages of 17 and 45 to flee to Saudi Arabia, slowing the flow of Kuwaiti refugees here to a trickle. Immigration authorities said that fewer than 50 cars crossed into the Saudi town of Khafji on Monday through a border crossing Iraqi authorities in occupied Kuwait had unexpectedly opened on Friday. During the weekend, an estimated 7,000 fleeing Kuwaitis took advantage of the opening.
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August 16, 1990 | MICHAEL NAPIER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Gas masks began appearing on sale in pharmacies in the Saudi capital on Wednesday, but the government remained officially silent on the possibility of attack from Iraq. Although there is widespread anxiety here over the presence of Iraqi troops on the Kuwaiti-Saudi border, this monarchy's government so far has not prepared the public to cope with a possible attack, whether by gas or conventional weapons. Doctors have been hurriedly trained in how to respond to chemical attacks.
NEWS
September 18, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iraqi authorities on Monday refused to allow Kuwaiti men between the ages of 17 and 45 to flee to Saudi Arabia, slowing the flow of Kuwaiti refugees here to a trickle. Immigration authorities said that fewer than 50 cars crossed into the Saudi town of Khafji on Monday through a border crossing Iraqi authorities in occupied Kuwait had unexpectedly opened on Friday. During the weekend, an estimated 7,000 fleeing Kuwaitis took advantage of the opening.
NEWS
September 4, 1990
French and British planes chartered to fly Westerners out of Baghdad were grounded as Iraq announced new rules, saying "guests" who want to leave can go only on Iraqi airlines or across the desert to Jordan or Turkey. The news prompted plans for a convoy of buses by the British, French and Australians. As President Bush prepared to travel to Helsinki this weekend to meet with Soviet President Mikhail S.
NEWS
August 24, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a gesture of solidarity with the United States and other Western allies, Japan on Thursday rebuffed an Iraqi offer to allow detained Japanese nationals to go free if the Tokyo government would withhold its support of economic sanctions against Iraq. But it is not clear how much further Japan is prepared to go in participating directly in the multinational effort in the Persian Gulf region, especially in terms of military activity. Adding to the pressure on Tokyo to expand its role, U.S.
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September 27, 1993 | WARREN ZIMMERMANN, Warren Zimmermann is director of the State Department's Bureau for Refugee Programs
From some of the commentary about resettlement of former Iraqi soldiers, people might conclude that Saddam Hussein's loyal troops are being brought to America at taxpayer expense. Nothing could be further from the truth. Of the 3,000 Iraqi refugees from Saudi Arabia resettled in the United States, only about 800 are former soldiers.
NEWS
August 14, 1992 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 35,000 Iraqis, many of them veterans of an abortive uprising against Saddam Hussein's dictatorship, are marooned in two desert internment camps in Saudi Arabia, unable to go home for fear of execution and unable to go anywhere else because no one wants them. Now, after almost 18 months of living in harsh desert conditions, a few hundred of the refugees have been granted political asylum in the United States, but U.S. officials say this country will ultimately take no more than one in 10.
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August 20, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is the pleasant clatter of teacups, silverware and conversation over lunch. Mursi abu Bakr glides amiably around in the dining room and adjoining lobby, clucking over his guests. How is their health? Have they heard from their families? From the dining room window stretches the Persian Gulf, a motionless plain of iridescent turquoise rolling languidly onto fields of hot, flat sand.
NEWS
August 16, 1990 | MICHAEL NAPIER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Gas masks began appearing on sale in pharmacies in the Saudi capital on Wednesday, but the government remained officially silent on the possibility of attack from Iraq. Although there is widespread anxiety here over the presence of Iraqi troops on the Kuwaiti-Saudi border, this monarchy's government so far has not prepared the public to cope with a possible attack, whether by gas or conventional weapons. Doctors have been hurriedly trained in how to respond to chemical attacks.
NEWS
October 10, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Kuwaiti resistance, which for nearly two months carried out a campaign of ambushes, sniper attacks and harassment against Iraqi soldiers in Kuwait, has scaled back its activities in the face of violent retaliation against not only the resistance fighters but other Kuwaitis as well, according to sources close to the Kuwaiti government.
NEWS
May 2, 1991 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Persian Gulf War is over for virtually all its soldiers, except these few thousand men who are suspended still in a sun-baked no-man's-land between two nations neither at peace nor at war. For them, there is no going home, because there is no home. They are called the bidoun , or "the without," and they have become the last refugees of the war.
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