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August 13, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the Arab world's mightiest army flexing its strength at the head of the Persian Gulf, about 500 young men of this little oil sheikdom answered a call Sunday for fresh recruits. Fifteen-year-old Ali Hassan arrived at the enrollment center with four of his friends. He was ready to sign up, he told a reporter, and boasted of his prowess at bagging bustards, a Middle Eastern scavenger bird.
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August 13, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the Arab world's mightiest army flexing its strength at the head of the Persian Gulf, about 500 young men of this little oil sheikdom answered a call Sunday for fresh recruits. Fifteen-year-old Ali Hassan arrived at the enrollment center with four of his friends. He was ready to sign up, he told a reporter, and boasted of his prowess at bagging bustards, a Middle Eastern scavenger bird.
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February 7, 2011 | By Paul Richter and David S. Cloud, Los Angeles Times
The Obama administration has reconciled itself to gradual political reform in Egypt, an approach that reflects its goal of maintaining stability in the Middle East but is at odds with demands of the protest movement in Cairo that President Hosni Mubarak relinquish power immediately. A week after the Obama administration demanded a swift transition to a post-Mubarak era, it has dampened the sense of urgency and aligned itself with power-brokers such as new Vice President Omar Suleiman, who are urging a more stable, if much slower, move to real democracy.
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