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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1990
I was infuriated that you published Paterson's traitorous perspective on military service until I realized, as I'm now sure you did, too, that it will do more to promote loyalty to our country, our countrymen and ourselves than all the Fourth of July rhetoric and flag-waving. This has got to be a classic in positive fallout from freedom of negative expression. Keep it up, Cpl. Paterson and The Times. You're both doing fine. Patriotism is alive and well. ANN SHERMAN JAMES Los Angeles
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."
September 14, 2013 |
"Wadjda," a film about a resourceful young tomboy, has been selected as Saudi Arabia's official submission for the Oscars' foreign language category, the first time the country has submitted a film for Academy Awards consideration. That the film, from director Haifaa Mansour, was made at all, let alone screened and submitted for the Academy Awards, is a startling achievement. In a country where the actions of women are severely restricted, Mansour managed to secretly write and shoot her movie.
September 23, 1996 |
Saudi Arabia beheaded four Nigerian men Sunday for robbing a jewelry store, Saudi state television reported. It was the first time this year that Saudi Arabia has beheaded anyone for theft.