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March 13, 1991 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kurdish insurgents in northern Iraq claimed further territorial gains Tuesday and accused the Baghdad regime of taking civilian hostages to stall their advances in oil-rich Kirkuk province. Jalal Talabani, a top official of the dissident Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, told reporters in Beirut that the alleged hostage-taking has "seriously hindered the liberation" of the province from forces loyal to President Saddam Hussein.
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March 13, 1991 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kurdish insurgents in northern Iraq claimed further territorial gains Tuesday and accused the Baghdad regime of taking civilian hostages to stall their advances in oil-rich Kirkuk province. Jalal Talabani, a top official of the dissident Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, told reporters in Beirut that the alleged hostage-taking has "seriously hindered the liberation" of the province from forces loyal to President Saddam Hussein.
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July 21, 1990 | From Reuters
Five more Cubans sought refuge at the Spanish Embassy in Havana on Friday, including a couple carrying an infant who slipped in during a scuffle between desperate asylum-seekers and Spanish and Cuban police.
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September 2, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
A Cuban couple and their baby daughter who had sought refuge at the Spanish Embassy six weeks ago ended their bid for asylum. An embassy official said Sergio Wong and his wife, Maribel, had decided to leave the embassy in Havana with their daughter, Elizabeth, because Maribel was worried about the health of her elderly father, who has a heart problem.
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July 27, 1990 | DON A. SCHANCHE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cuban President Fidel Castro on Thursday escalated his verbal abuse of Spain for accepting asylum seekers in its Havana embassy, further straining already bruised relations with the last European country willing to offer him financial support. Spain had expressed hope of cooling down the diplomatic crisis that erupted when 18 Cubans sought refuge in its embassy, although it continued to insist that the Cubans be allowed to leave.
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July 15, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
A Cuban seeking asylum at the Spanish Embassy in Havana was caught by Cuban security police, who followed him onto the embassy patio, fired shots and dragged him out, eyewitnesses said. Their version was confirmed by Spanish diplomatic sources, who said Spain protested to the Cuban Foreign Ministry about the incident. The witnesses said the man was beaten and kicked while he struggled with his captors. Three Cubans were already sheltered inside the embassy.
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July 20, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Spanish Foreign Ministry called in a senior Cuban diplomat and lodged a formal protest in a deepening rift over refugees sheltering in the Spanish Embassy in Havana. Spain had recalled its ambassador in Havana after Cuba accused Foreign Minister Francisco Fernandez Ordonez of acting like a "pained colonial administrator (suffering from) historical amnesia." The ministry issued a formal protest of the statement.
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September 2, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
A Cuban couple and their baby daughter who had sought refuge at the Spanish Embassy six weeks ago ended their bid for asylum. An embassy official said Sergio Wong and his wife, Maribel, had decided to leave the embassy in Havana with their daughter, Elizabeth, because Maribel was worried about the health of her elderly father, who has a heart problem.
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July 27, 1990 | DON A. SCHANCHE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cuban President Fidel Castro on Thursday escalated his verbal abuse of Spain for accepting asylum seekers in its Havana embassy, further straining already bruised relations with the last European country willing to offer him financial support. Spain had expressed hope of cooling down the diplomatic crisis that erupted when 18 Cubans sought refuge in its embassy, although it continued to insist that the Cubans be allowed to leave.
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July 21, 1990 | From Reuters
Five more Cubans sought refuge at the Spanish Embassy in Havana on Friday, including a couple carrying an infant who slipped in during a scuffle between desperate asylum-seekers and Spanish and Cuban police.
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July 20, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Spanish Foreign Ministry called in a senior Cuban diplomat and lodged a formal protest in a deepening rift over refugees sheltering in the Spanish Embassy in Havana. Spain had recalled its ambassador in Havana after Cuba accused Foreign Minister Francisco Fernandez Ordonez of acting like a "pained colonial administrator (suffering from) historical amnesia." The ministry issued a formal protest of the statement.
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July 15, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
A Cuban seeking asylum at the Spanish Embassy in Havana was caught by Cuban security police, who followed him onto the embassy patio, fired shots and dragged him out, eyewitnesses said. Their version was confirmed by Spanish diplomatic sources, who said Spain protested to the Cuban Foreign Ministry about the incident. The witnesses said the man was beaten and kicked while he struggled with his captors. Three Cubans were already sheltered inside the embassy.
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