CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1990
When I was in the Marine Corps in World War II, anyone like Paterson, sitting back in picturesque Hawaii writing columns while his buddies were stationed in a combat zone where fighting could break out any day, was considered a coward and would be making small rocks out of big ones at Portsmouth. W. D. ARMSTRONG Torrance
June 7, 2004 |
An Irish cameraman working for the British Broadcasting Corp. was killed and a British reporter was injured in a shooting Sunday in the Saudi capital. The BBC identified the dead man as Simon Cumbers, 36, and the injured man as Frank Gardner, 42. British Foreign Minister Jack Straw condemned the attack and pledged that Britain "will continue to do all we can to support the Saudi authorities in their fight against terrorism."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1990
It is amusing to see how the rights of Saudi women to drive a car in their country have now become of intense interest and controversy here. Of far greater import are the religious rights of hundreds of thousands of Jewish and Christian servicemen and women in Saudi Arabia, who are denied the open celebration of their religious ceremonies and sacrifices this holiday season, because of Saudi prohibitions. What about that? Americans are being asked to do and die for King Fahd, but cannot even display their religious symbols in his kingdom.
December 2, 2003 |
Authorities here said Monday that the attack on a residential compound in Riyadh that killed 20 people last month was carried out by two Saudi suicide bombers who were already on an official wanted list. In the first detailed official account of the bombing, the Interior Ministry said a "terrorist group" drove up to the gates of the Muhaya compound at midnight Nov. 8 in a civilian car. The group threw grenades and shot at the compound guards.
January 20, 2009 |
Uniformed police officers returned to the streets of Gaza on Monday, machine guns in hand, as Hamas declared that Israel's 22-day air and land assault had done nothing to weaken the militant group's authority here. "Hamas emerged from this battle with its head held high," said Hamad al Ruqb, a Hamas official in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip. "Every Israeli attack only increases our support."