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March 24, 1989 | JACK JONES, Times Staff Writer
A powerful Saudi Arabian oil official's son who jumped bail seven years ago after conviction on a reckless driving charge in Santa Barbara County has turned himself in, authorities said Thursday. Tarek Abdulhadi Taher, 31, a former UC Santa Barbara student, fled in 1982 after being sentenced to serve 45 days in jail for racing his Ferrari on U.S. 101. Deputy Santa Barbara County Dist. Atty. Darryl Perlin said a highly placed U.S.
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June 25, 1999 | From Associated Press
A federal judge has ordered a former Saudi government official to pay $1.16 billion in damages to the court-appointed liquidators of BCCI, a now-defunct foreign bank that was at the center of an international scandal. U.S. District Judge Joyce Hens Green ruled late Wednesday that Abdul Raouf Hasan Khalil, a Saudi businessman believed to be the biggest depositor in BCCI, conspired with bank officials in a fraudulent scheme that resulted in big losses to the Third World bank.
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July 4, 1990 | From Associated Press
A frantic stampede that killed more than 1,400 Muslim pilgrims inside a pedestrian tunnel was prompted by the tumbling of seven people from a bridge leading to the tunnel, Saudi Arabia's interior minister said Tuesday. Prince Nayif ibn Abdulaziz put the death toll at 1,426, making it the worst pilgrimage tragedy in recent history. Reporters were barred from the General Hospital at Mina, the tent city connected by the tunnel to Mecca.
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July 14, 1996 | From Associated Press
FBI agents investigating a truck-bomb attack in Saudi Arabia have been restricted to interviewing U.S. airmen and sifting the debris at a U.S. military complex, an American law enforcement official complained Saturday. Quietly visiting Saudi Arabia for the second time in nine days, FBI Director Louis J. Freeh continued to press Saudi officials at the highest levels to grant his agents access to all evidence gathered on the June 25 bombing, which killed 19 U.S.
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March 29, 1992 | Associated Press
King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, in an interview published Saturday, ruled out the adoption of Western-style democracy, saying it was not compatible with his country. The monarch also denied that his recent tentative moves toward democratization were dictated by international pressure in the aftermath of the Gulf War. After the Gulf War, some Western critics questioned why they should defend Arab monarchies where democracy is nonexistent.
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August 23, 1990 | From Associated Press
First came several Kuwaiti refugees, expressing gratitude for the Saudi government's hospitality. Next came a man involved in a land dispute. Then a man seeking help in finding medical treatment. Another came to offer a poem. Prince Muhammed ibn Abdulaziz, the son of King Fahd and governor of Arabia's oil-rich Eastern Province, had time for each of them.
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February 22, 1991 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dismissing PLO chief Yasser Arafat as a "clown," King Hussein of Jordan as a "goner" and President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen as "an illiterate man," Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States vows that Arab supporters of Iraq will be made to pay dearly for choosing the wrong side.
BUSINESS
April 29, 1988 | DONALD WOUTAT, Times Staff Writer
The long arm of Saudi Arabian King Fahd was felt at a meeting of oil ministers here Thursday as OPEC moderates sought to neutralize a headline-grabbing proposal by six non-OPEC nations to cut oil exports by 5% in concert with the cartel. Fahd said there was no need for a production cut by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries because oil prices are climbing on the strength of rising demand for gasoline and other oil products in industrial nations.
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August 7, 1987 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
Iran stepped up its psychological war against the United States on Thursday, extending naval maneuvers in the Persian Gulf for an additional day as a convoy of American ships made preparations to steam into the gulf. Word of the extension of the maneuvers, which started on Tuesday under the code-name "Martyrdom," was broadcast by Tehran radio.
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August 14, 1987
Iran has refused to send home a Saudi diplomat injured by demonstrators who stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran after riots in Mecca left more than 400 pilgrims dead, a Saudi editor said. Jamal Ameri, an editor of the English-language Saudi Gazette in Jidda, said that Massoud Gamidi, a political attache, was "critically wounded" in the leg and pelvis.
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July 6, 1996 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prince Bandar ibn Sultan, ambassador to the United States, son of the defense minister, nephew of kings and grandson of the great Abdulaziz ibn Saud--who by his wiles and steel unified the warring tribes to create Saudi Arabia--twirled a huge cigar as he rode in his private Boeing 707 and explained why his country is unfazed by Islamic extremists, despite two recent bombings. Look at Egypt, he said. There, the secular government and the extremists are far apart on matters of religion.
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July 4, 1996 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
FBI Director Louis J. Freeh, in Saudi Arabia to press the investigation of last week's terrorist attack on a U.S. installation, will focus on a pivotal member of the royal family described as the bottleneck in coordinating with American teams on the scene, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The Saudi official is Prince Nayif ibn Abdulaziz, the country's long-standing interior minister. He is also described by former U.S.
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August 3, 1995 | A Times Staff Writer
King Fahd of Saudi Arabia replaced his oil and finance ministers on Wednesday--the fifth anniversary of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait--in the biggest Cabinet shake-up since the Saudi monarch came to power in 1982. Fahd's four brothers retained their key Cabinet posts, as first deputy prime minister and ministers of defense, Interior and public works; Fahd's nephew remains foreign minister. No reason was given for the changes.
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March 29, 1992 | Associated Press
King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, in an interview published Saturday, ruled out the adoption of Western-style democracy, saying it was not compatible with his country. The monarch also denied that his recent tentative moves toward democratization were dictated by international pressure in the aftermath of the Gulf War. After the Gulf War, some Western critics questioned why they should defend Arab monarchies where democracy is nonexistent.
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March 2, 1992 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saudi Arabia's King Fahd announced major new steps toward democratic reform Sunday, creating a national Consultative Council to provide citizens a voice in government and spelling out guarantees for personal liberties for the first time in the history of the conservative desert kingdom. The king may also have opened the door to younger, more dynamic members of the ruling Saud dynasty to succeed to the throne in future years.
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October 30, 1991 | RONALD J. OSTROW and DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Edward M. Rogers Jr., former chief personal deputy to White House Chief of Staff John H. Sununu, Tuesday gave up a $600,000 contract to provide legal advice to a Saudi sheik who was a major shareholder in scandal-plagued Bank of Credit & Commerce International. Rogers, 33, landed the contract soon after leaving the White House last summer in what has proved to be an embarrassment to President Bush because of the appearance that Rogers might be trading on his White House influence.
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February 7, 1987 | From Reuters
Saudi Arabia's former oil minister, Shiek Ahmed Zaki Yamani, has applied for a permit to reside in the Swiss mountain resort of Crans-Montana, a Justice Ministry spokesman said Friday. Yamani has come to Geneva many times for meetings of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and has business interests in this country.
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August 3, 1995 | A Times Staff Writer
King Fahd of Saudi Arabia replaced his oil and finance ministers on Wednesday--the fifth anniversary of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait--in the biggest Cabinet shake-up since the Saudi monarch came to power in 1982. Fahd's four brothers retained their key Cabinet posts, as first deputy prime minister and ministers of defense, Interior and public works; Fahd's nephew remains foreign minister. No reason was given for the changes.
NEWS
February 26, 1991
Saudi Arabia said it considers Iraqis its "own sons" and blamed their president, Saddam Hussein, for leading them to disaster. Speaking after a Saudi Cabinet session to discuss the war, Information Minister Ali Hassan Shaer said he hopes Kuwait will be liberated with minimum losses on either side. "WE CARE FOR THEM (the Iraqis) like we care for our own sons, if only God did not afflict them with a tyrant, (an) arrogant ruler who has subjected his people and army to disaster. . . ."
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February 22, 1991 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dismissing PLO chief Yasser Arafat as a "clown," King Hussein of Jordan as a "goner" and President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen as "an illiterate man," Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States vows that Arab supporters of Iraq will be made to pay dearly for choosing the wrong side.
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