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March 30, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A top Somali faction leader promised to release four U.N. workers once his men are granted safe passage to escort the captives to the airport. Hussein Mohammed Aidid, chairman of a loose alliance of faction leaders opposed to the new government in Somalia, said from Ethiopia that a convoy carrying 11 international aid workers came under attack Tuesday because the local militia was not informed that the workers would be in the area.
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March 30, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A top Somali faction leader promised to release four U.N. workers once his men are granted safe passage to escort the captives to the airport. Hussein Mohammed Aidid, chairman of a loose alliance of faction leaders opposed to the new government in Somalia, said from Ethiopia that a convoy carrying 11 international aid workers came under attack Tuesday because the local militia was not informed that the workers would be in the area.
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March 29, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
U.N. officials sought the release of four foreign aid workers who were seized by gunmen during fighting in Mogadishu, Somalia's war-ravaged capital. Five other workers were freed early Wednesday and evacuated to neighboring Kenya. U.N. spokeswoman Sonya Laurence Green said the four missing U.N. employees--two Britons, an Algerian and a Belgian--"have not been precisely located" but are believed to be in the hands of Somali warlord Musa Sudi Yalahow.
NEWS
March 29, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
U.N. officials sought the release of four foreign aid workers who were seized by gunmen during fighting in Mogadishu, Somalia's war-ravaged capital. Five other workers were freed early Wednesday and evacuated to neighboring Kenya. U.N. spokeswoman Sonya Laurence Green said the four missing U.N. employees--two Britons, an Algerian and a Belgian--"have not been precisely located" but are believed to be in the hands of Somali warlord Musa Sudi Yalahow.
NEWS
September 30, 1999 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three U.N. employees who had been detained in Yugoslavia were released Wednesday, two days after their disappearance raised questions about whether Yugoslavia was violating the Kosovo peace agreement. Susan Manuel, a United Nations spokeswoman, said Andre Teles of Portugal, Gordon Cimiratic of Australia and Kosovo Serb Dejan Santic drove to a Danish army checkpoint Wednesday evening and were en route to their base in the Kosovo city of Kosovska Mitrovica. The U.N.
NEWS
September 14, 1999 | MAGGIE FARLEY and DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The United Nations evacuated its besieged compound in East Timor today, flying 1,300 refugees and most of its staff to Australia. U.N. spokesmen in Dili, East Timor's provincial capital, said by phone that the evacuation had been negotiated with Indonesian authorities and that it was proceeding without incident. Among those leaving for Darwin, Australia, were 110 local and international U.N. staffers, including mission chief Ian Martin. A U.N.
WORLD
October 20, 2010 | By Liz Sly, Los Angeles Times
A roadside bomb targeted the convoy of the U.N.'s special envoy to Iraq on Tuesday in the usually placid southern Shiite city of Najaf after his meeting with the country's top Shiite religious leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani. U.N. special representative Ad Melkert was unhurt in the attack, which struck an Iraqi police vehicle escorting him to the airport, U.N. spokeswoman Randa Jamal said. But the blast killed an Iraqi policeman and injured three other people, none of them United Nations employees, according to U.N. and Iraqi officials.
MAGAZINE
December 20, 1998 | Theda Kleinhans Reichman
The walls of Gabor "Gabi" Rona's San Fernando Valley home are covered with celebrity portraits he shot during his 33-year tenure as a staff photographer at CBS Television City. There's Alfred Hitchcock and Elvis Presley, Lucille Ball and Clint Eastwood--photos that would appear in publications worldwide, including covers for Time and Look magazines.
WORLD
October 18, 2013 | By Hashmat Baktash and Mark Magnier
KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide car bomber driving a Toyota Corolla targeted a convoy of foreign vehicles Friday near a residential complex on the outskirts of Kabul that houses members of the international community, killing two civilians and wounding four, officials said. The two-car convoy was hit as it passed the heavily fortified Green Village that houses many contractors who work as security guards for the United Nations and other international agencies. Most foreigners were evacuated from the area, said Sidiq Sidiqqi, a spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry, so it wasn't immediately clear whether any suffered fatalities.
OPINION
September 18, 2012 | By Sarah Chayes
In one of the most famous 1st Amendment cases in U.S. history, Schenck vs. United States, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. established that the right to free speech in the United States is not unlimited. "The most stringent protection," he wrote on behalf of a unanimous court, "would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic. " Holmes' test - that words are not protected if their nature and circumstances create a "clear and present danger" of harm - has since been tightened.
NEWS
September 30, 1999 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three U.N. employees who had been detained in Yugoslavia were released Wednesday, two days after their disappearance raised questions about whether Yugoslavia was violating the Kosovo peace agreement. Susan Manuel, a United Nations spokeswoman, said Andre Teles of Portugal, Gordon Cimiratic of Australia and Kosovo Serb Dejan Santic drove to a Danish army checkpoint Wednesday evening and were en route to their base in the Kosovo city of Kosovska Mitrovica. The U.N.
NEWS
September 14, 1999 | MAGGIE FARLEY and DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The United Nations evacuated its besieged compound in East Timor today, flying 1,300 refugees and most of its staff to Australia. U.N. spokesmen in Dili, East Timor's provincial capital, said by phone that the evacuation had been negotiated with Indonesian authorities and that it was proceeding without incident. Among those leaving for Darwin, Australia, were 110 local and international U.N. staffers, including mission chief Ian Martin. A U.N.
WORLD
June 10, 2009 | Alex Rodriguez and Zulfiqar Ali
A suicide truck bombing at an upscale Peshawar hotel late Tuesday killed at least 11 people and injured 50, the latest in a series of bloody attacks across this war-torn country as government troops seek to drive Taliban militants out of the northwest region. The blast occurred at the Pearl Continental, a heavily fortified and secured hotel commonly used by foreigners and dignitaries. At least two of the dead were United Nations employees.
OPINION
April 5, 2011
Transit cutbacks Re "Wrong way for public transit," Business, April 1 As a user of public transportation, I read this article with fear for our society for the continued consequences of failing to deal with traffic congestion and the damage it does to our health. Cutting services is the wrong way to go if we are to get ourselves out of this mess. Public education on alternate means of transportation and offering resources for those attempting to pursue them will go a long way toward alleviating our problem.
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