November 17, 1991 |
A leader of the hated Khmer Rouge, Cambodia's former rulers who were blamed for the deaths of more than 1 million Cambodians in the 1970s, returned to Phnom Penh today to take part in a coalition government. Son Sen, who during the Khmer Rouge's brutal rule from 1975 to 1979 served as defense minister and chief of security, arrived on a flight from Bangkok, Thailand, and was met in a closed room by government officials. He was driven away with a police escort to a hotel.
April 21, 1988 |
Patrick Kennedy, youngest son of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), has been admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital for "evaluation of headaches and back pains," the senator's office said today. The young Kennedy, almost 21, was visited in the hospital Wednesday by his parents and other members of the family, a spokesman said. The spokesman said no more information was immediately available on Patrick's condition. His older brother, Edward Jr.
October 6, 1989
Khmer Rouge guerrillas put on display five prisoners they said were Vietnamese soldiers captured in Cambodia after Vietnam announced it had withdrawn all its forces last week. Guerrilla commander Son Sen, speaking at a Khmer Rouge camp, said the men were captured in fighting near the Thai border Tuesday, one week after Vietnam said it had pulled out all its troops. The men, looking dazed and tired, spoke fluent Vietnamese and Khmer, the Cambodian language. They said they were from Vietnam.
April 22, 1988 |
Patrick Kennedy, 20, the youngest son of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), has been admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital for "evaluation of headaches and back pains," the senator's office said.
June 8, 1985 |
Chris Cohen, 19, son of Sen. William Cohen (R-Me.), was hospitalized in satisfactory condition Friday for injuries suffered in an auto accident late Thursday.
May 15, 2011 |
A muddy, weed-choked field in the hills of northern Cambodia is the last resting place of Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, chief instigator of a communist regime that enslaved a nation, dismantled its social and cultural institutions and took the lives of 2 million or more people. In life, he was a cipher, known only to a handful of confederates. He died of a reported heart attack in 1998, with his revolution collapsed around him. While United Nations-backed war crimes trials of surviving Khmer Rouge henchmen drag on in Phnom Penh, and another strongman, Hun Sen, also considered oppressive, rules the country, the Cambodian people go about their business.