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May 13, 1991 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Syrian President Hafez Assad refused to budge on two key procedural issues during almost six hours of talks Sunday with Secretary of State James A. Baker III, raising serious doubts that a proposed Middle East peace conference will ever get under way. A senior U.S. official said the status of the negotiations after the Baker-Assad meeting in Damascus is "essentially the same that we came in with last night" when Baker arrived from Washington.
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August 10, 1991 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to mend its ties with the West, Syria has been deeply embarrassed by the kidnaping of a French relief worker in Lebanon, and officials here Friday said the new attack is a signal that anti-Western radicals in Lebanon remain stronger than previously believed.
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January 26, 1987 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
After eight years of isolation for signing a peace treaty with Israel, Egypt is being welcomed back to a position of prominence in the Arab world, according to Arab officials and Western diplomats. The officials said that Egypt's standing marked a turning point with the arrival in Kuwait this weekend of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to lead his country's delegation to a summit conference of Islamic leaders, which opens today.
NEWS
May 13, 1991 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Syrian President Hafez Assad refused to budge on two key procedural issues during almost six hours of talks Sunday with Secretary of State James A. Baker III, raising serious doubts that a proposed Middle East peace conference will ever get under way. A senior U.S. official said the status of the negotiations after the Baker-Assad meeting in Damascus is "essentially the same that we came in with last night" when Baker arrived from Washington.
NEWS
July 8, 1987 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
A special envoy of President Reagan left Damascus on Tuesday at the end of a three-day visit designed to improve relations between the United States and Syria after a lengthy diplomatic chill. The envoy, Vernon A. Walters, a Reagan Administration trouble-shooter and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, met twice with Syrian President Hafez Assad in the first high-level contact between the two governments in a year. Walters told reporters that he and Assad talked for several hours.
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July 15, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Syrian President Hafez Assad arrived Saturday for his first visit to Egypt since the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty, launching talks aimed at establishing Syria as an active negotiating partner to the Middle East conflict for the first time in more than a decade.
NEWS
May 13, 1987 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
Amid signs of escalating tension between Damascus and Tehran, Syrian President Hafez Assad on Tuesday sent a high-level envoy to reassure the Iranian regime of his continuing support. The latest maneuvering follows several weeks of Arab press speculation concerning a possible shifting of alliances in the Persian Gulf region. For almost seven years, Syria has supported Iran in its war against Iraq, even though Syria and Iraq are both Arab states and Iran is not.
NEWS
September 13, 1990 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Hafez Assad, like Syria itself, has always perplexed the West. Yet of all the Arab leaders, none has been more skillful and cunning in executing policies that are both predictable and consistent. Ever since high school, when he led street demonstrations in support of Arab nationalism, Assad has been the odd man out in the Arab world, a contradictory figure who mastered the manipulation of others and built a reputation as a statesman who, though devious, honors his word.
NEWS
August 10, 1991 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to mend its ties with the West, Syria has been deeply embarrassed by the kidnaping of a French relief worker in Lebanon, and officials here Friday said the new attack is a signal that anti-Western radicals in Lebanon remain stronger than previously believed.
NEWS
September 13, 1990 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Hafez Assad, like Syria itself, has always perplexed the West. Yet of all the Arab leaders, none has been more skillful and cunning in executing policies that are both predictable and consistent. Ever since high school, when he led street demonstrations in support of Arab nationalism, Assad has been the odd man out in the Arab world, a contradictory figure who mastered the manipulation of others and built a reputation as a statesman who, though devious, honors his word.
NEWS
July 15, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Syrian President Hafez Assad arrived Saturday for his first visit to Egypt since the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty, launching talks aimed at establishing Syria as an active negotiating partner to the Middle East conflict for the first time in more than a decade.
NEWS
July 8, 1987 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
A special envoy of President Reagan left Damascus on Tuesday at the end of a three-day visit designed to improve relations between the United States and Syria after a lengthy diplomatic chill. The envoy, Vernon A. Walters, a Reagan Administration trouble-shooter and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, met twice with Syrian President Hafez Assad in the first high-level contact between the two governments in a year. Walters told reporters that he and Assad talked for several hours.
NEWS
May 13, 1987 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
Amid signs of escalating tension between Damascus and Tehran, Syrian President Hafez Assad on Tuesday sent a high-level envoy to reassure the Iranian regime of his continuing support. The latest maneuvering follows several weeks of Arab press speculation concerning a possible shifting of alliances in the Persian Gulf region. For almost seven years, Syria has supported Iran in its war against Iraq, even though Syria and Iraq are both Arab states and Iran is not.
NEWS
January 26, 1987 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
After eight years of isolation for signing a peace treaty with Israel, Egypt is being welcomed back to a position of prominence in the Arab world, according to Arab officials and Western diplomats. The officials said that Egypt's standing marked a turning point with the arrival in Kuwait this weekend of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to lead his country's delegation to a summit conference of Islamic leaders, which opens today.
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