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December 6, 1990 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Syria has been paid roughly $1 billion so far for participating in the coalition against Iraq and is trying to use this infusion of new cash to buy advanced weapons for its military, U.S. officials said Wednesday. President Hafez Assad--who until the Persian Gulf crisis was desperately short of cash--is now seeking to buy what one U.S.
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June 20, 2012 | By Henry Chu and Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
LONDON — A Russian ship said to be carrying refurbished attack helicopters to Syria turned back after its cargo became known and a British company stripped the vessel of its insurance, the British foreign secretary said Tuesday. The insurer Standard Club reportedly canceled its coverage upon learning that the cargo ship Alaed was apparently carrying munitions to Syria. British news reports indicated the ship was off the coast of Scotland at the time, believed to be en route to Syria, when it changed course.
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January 2, 1992 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During the past three months, officials from Israel, including Defense Minister Moshe Arens, have twice visited China, and a pair of Chinese have visited Israel. In public accounts, the talks were said to have focused on the impending establishment of relations between the giant of East Asia and the mini-state on the continent's far western lip.
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January 2, 1992 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During the past three months, officials from Israel, including Defense Minister Moshe Arens, have twice visited China, and a pair of Chinese have visited Israel. In public accounts, the talks were said to have focused on the impending establishment of relations between the giant of East Asia and the mini-state on the continent's far western lip.
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June 20, 2012 | By Henry Chu and Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
LONDON — A Russian ship said to be carrying refurbished attack helicopters to Syria turned back after its cargo became known and a British company stripped the vessel of its insurance, the British foreign secretary said Tuesday. The insurer Standard Club reportedly canceled its coverage upon learning that the cargo ship Alaed was apparently carrying munitions to Syria. British news reports indicated the ship was off the coast of Scotland at the time, believed to be en route to Syria, when it changed course.
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December 6, 1990 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Syria has been paid roughly $1 billion so far for participating in the coalition against Iraq and is trying to use this infusion of new cash to buy advanced weapons for its military, U.S. officials said Wednesday. President Hafez Assad--who until the Persian Gulf crisis was desperately short of cash--is now seeking to buy what one U.S.
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