May 4, 2004 |
The head of a U.S.-funded Iraqi newspaper quit and said Monday that he was taking almost his entire staff with him because of American interference in the publication. In an editorial on the front page of the Al Sabah newspaper, editor in chief Ismail Zair said he and his staff were "celebrating the end of a nightmare we have suffered from for months.... We want independence. [The Americans] refuse." Al Sabah was set up by U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1994 |
Kuwait's ambassador to the United States will visit Ventura County on Saturday to meet with Port Hueneme-based Seabees who served in the Persian Gulf War and local business people whose companies do business with the tiny Arab emirate. Mohammed Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah will be the guest of the Ventura County World Affairs Council at the North Ranch Country Club in Thousand Oaks, said Cindy Cooke, the council's executive director.
February 2, 2014 |
The U.S. abortion rate fell in 2011 to its lowest level since the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing the procedure, Roe vs. Wade , according to a new study. Research by the Guttmacher Institute , a nonprofit organization that supports abortion rights, found that in 2011 there were 16.9 abortions for every 1,000 women ages 15-44. In 1973, the rate was 16.3 abortions per 1,000 women. In all, there were about 1.1 million abortions in 2011, down 13% from 2008, according to the report, which is to be published in March.
April 7, 2003 |
Kuwait has called an emergency meeting of fellow Arab states in the Persian Gulf region to discuss missile attacks from Iraq, diplomats said. Sheik Sabah al Ahmed al Jabbar al Sabah, the foreign minister, told the Kuwait News Agency that arrangements were underway for a Gulf Cooperation Council meeting in Kuwait today. He did not elaborate, but a Saudi diplomat in Riyadh said foreign ministers will discuss Iraq's targeting of Kuwait with missiles. At least 17 have been fired since the war began.
March 1, 1999 |
Under light rain and an overcast sky, retired Gen. Norman H. Schwarzkopf and Kuwait's ambassador to the United States placed a wreath to honor the U.S. soldiers who died in connection with the Persian Gulf War. The ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery marked the eighth anniversary of the war's end. During Desert Storm, the 43-day war that included a sustained bombing attack and a 100-hour ground campaign, 147 Americans died in action.
April 15, 1988 |
Kuwait's crown prince and prime minister, Sheik Saad al Abdullah al Sabah, and sheiks from the ruling Sabah family led hundreds of mourners Thursday at the funerals of two Kuwaitis slain by the hijackers of a Kuwait Airways jumbo jet. Cabinet ministers, government officials, sobbing relatives and friends of the two dead men took part in the funeral procession.
October 30, 1988 |
"Bat 21," about the Vietnam jungle ordeal of an Air Force colonel (Gene Hackman), was the first American movie ever shot in the Malaysian state of Sabah, on the untamed island of Borneo. Hundreds of locals played Viet Cong extras in the film. And when it opened in Sabah recently, posters pasted all over Sabah's capital, Kota Kinabalu, boasted: "The Greatest Action Adventure of All Time . . . Shot in Sabah." But "the ads were only half-right," commented local film critic Joe Fernandez.