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August 9, 1990 | RUDY ABRAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the United States hailed its new relationship with Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, Defense Secretary Dick Cheney took note of a little-remembered meeting that provided early stability to Washington's relations with the desert kingdom. During his crisis meeting with King Fahd last weekend, Cheney recalled, the Saudi king had spoken of the two countries' historic relationship dating back to a meeting between his father, King Abdulaziz ibn Saud, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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November 30, 2001 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A woman who married into the Saudi royal family sued King Fahd and his brother, Prince Turki, in Los Angeles on Thursday, accusing them of thwarting her effort to collect $216 million from her estranged husband. The plaintiff, Sheika Dena Al-Fassi, and her husband, Sheik Mohammed Al-Fassi, are best remembered locally for when they lived in a $5-million Beverly Hills mansion adorned with four Greek statues on which were painted flesh, hair and genitalia.
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NEWS
October 6, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With one hand on the carved crescent dagger at his waist and the other thrusting a finger at the sky, the elderly Bedouin soldier stood gravely before his prince. "Najran is with you," he announced, his finger tracing a solemn circle around the barren landscape. "The south is with you. All these points are behind you, from north to south . . . and Saddam Hussein is sinking in shame. He sold his neighbors for very cheap dreams."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2001 | From Associated Press
A colorful, high-living Saudi sheik was ordered to pay his estranged wife $270 million in a legal dispute spanning two decades and several continents. The appeals ruling against Sheik Mohammed Al Fassi was approved Tuesday by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge. On New Year's Day 1980, Al Fassi's $2.4-million, 38-room Beverly Hills mansion was destroyed by an arson fire while neighbors, outraged by the sheik's lewdly painted Italian marble statues and plastic flowers, stood by shouting, "Burn!
BUSINESS
August 27, 1999 | Bloomberg News
U.S. stocks are too rich for at least one prince's royal blood. Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, the biggest shareholder of Citigroup Inc. and Apple Computer Inc., says the U.S. market is so expensive that he won't make any new investments for the foreseeable future. Alwaleed, 42, who estimates his fortune at $14.5 billion, said he expects a "major correction" in stocks and will wait until it occurs before buying a large stake in another company.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1998 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Praising American freedom of religion, a Saudi prince Friday dedicated an $8.1-million mosque in Culver City--the first major Muslim house of worship on Los Angeles' Westside and the first Islamic center in North America to be fully funded by the Saudi Arabian royal family.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
April 1, 1989 | MICHAEL ROSS, Times Staff Writer
King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, winding up the first visit to Cairo by a Saudi monarch in 15 years, Friday pledged his influential support for Egypt's reinstatement in the Arab League and endorsed the recent political concessions made by the PLO as a "rare opportunity" to negotiate peace in the Middle East.
NEWS
January 3, 1996 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The transition of power in Saudi Arabia from ailing King Fahd to Crown Prince Abdullah is widely assumed to be permanent, despite vehement denials from the oil-rich desert kingdom, senior U.S. officials said Tuesday. The de facto succession may be the most important since the death of Saudi Arabia's founder more than four decades ago, for the king and his half brother symbolize two starkly different trends within the world's largest royal family.
NEWS
December 28, 1997 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years after Saudi Arabia's monarch suffered a serious stroke, the kingdom has all but completed a quiet but decisive transition from ailing King Fahd to Crown Prince Abdullah, a shift altering issues ranging from Persian Gulf policies to U.S. relations, according to Western envoys in the kingdom and American analysts. "Abdullah, who was for decades a man of the future, has recently very much become the man of the hour," said a former U.S. official with continuing ties to the region.
BUSINESS
August 27, 1999 | Bloomberg News
U.S. stocks are too rich for at least one prince's royal blood. Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, the biggest shareholder of Citigroup Inc. and Apple Computer Inc., says the U.S. market is so expensive that he won't make any new investments for the foreseeable future. Alwaleed, 42, who estimates his fortune at $14.5 billion, said he expects a "major correction" in stocks and will wait until it occurs before buying a large stake in another company.
BUSINESS
January 30, 1999 | Reuters
A Saudi prince is in the advanced stages of talks with Seagram Co. to buy PolyGram's remaining film assets, sources said. But they cautioned that a deal is far from certain. Seagram, which has been trying to sell PolyGram Filmed Entertainment since May to offset its $10.4-billion purchase of entertainment group PolyGram, declined comment. After failing to get $1 billion for the entire film company, it opted to sell it in parts, with MGM Inc. paying $250 million for the movie library.
BUSINESS
November 13, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Planet Hollywood International Inc. is seeking to speed construction of restaurants overseas by offering new financial incentives to one of the company's primary franchisees, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia. The billionaire investor, a nephew of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd, has agreed to develop Planet Hollywood restaurants in 23 countries in the Middle East and Europe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1998 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Praising American freedom of religion, a Saudi prince Friday dedicated an $8.1-million mosque in Culver City--the first major Muslim house of worship on Los Angeles' Westside and the first Islamic center in North America to be fully funded by the Saudi Arabian royal family.
NEWS
December 28, 1997 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years after Saudi Arabia's monarch suffered a serious stroke, the kingdom has all but completed a quiet but decisive transition from ailing King Fahd to Crown Prince Abdullah, a shift altering issues ranging from Persian Gulf policies to U.S. relations, according to Western envoys in the kingdom and American analysts. "Abdullah, who was for decades a man of the future, has recently very much become the man of the hour," said a former U.S. official with continuing ties to the region.
SPORTS
November 4, 1997 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the Turf Club at Santa Anita the other day, Prince Ahmed Salman took out his wallet--it didn't appear to be bulging--and produced a snapshot. Three little girls. Triplets. Just over a year old. The prince beamed. Then he produced another snapshot. Another little girl, 5 years old. The prince beamed again. "Is there an omen here?" Salman asked. "I have four daughters and I am running these good fillies in the Breeders' Cup."
NEWS
April 17, 1991 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Renewing a limited pledge of reform for Saudi Arabia's rigid political system, King Fahd has announced "notable progress" in establishing a long-awaited consultative assembly. In a nationwide address, the king said he was reviewing final recommendations for the assembly, a body that, advocates hope, would for the first time give an institutional voice in government to Saudis from academic and business circles.
BUSINESS
November 13, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Planet Hollywood International Inc. is seeking to speed construction of restaurants overseas by offering new financial incentives to one of the company's primary franchisees, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia. The billionaire investor, a nephew of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd, has agreed to develop Planet Hollywood restaurants in 23 countries in the Middle East and Europe.
NEWS
January 3, 1996 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The transition of power in Saudi Arabia from ailing King Fahd to Crown Prince Abdullah is widely assumed to be permanent, despite vehement denials from the oil-rich desert kingdom, senior U.S. officials said Tuesday. The de facto succession may be the most important since the death of Saudi Arabia's founder more than four decades ago, for the king and his half brother symbolize two starkly different trends within the world's largest royal family.
BUSINESS
September 14, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Saudi Prince Extends Euro Disney Deal: The theme park operator said Walt Disney Co. and Saudi Prince Al Waleed ibn Talal ibn Abdulaziz al Saud have agreed to extend a friendly shareholding pact for another five years. The prince will receive a five-year extension to an original one-year deadline that would have forced him to cut his stake in Euro Disney, which runs the Disneyland Paris park, the company said.
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