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February 27, 1991
During its occupation by Iraq, Kuwait has continued to be recognized as an independent country by the United Nations. Recently, Kuwait paid in FULL ITS U.N. DUES for 1991, a U.N. spokesman said. The Kuwaiti ambassador handed over a check for $2,671,791. The emirate is assessed a 0.29% share of U.N. dues of $962 million. Iraq, with a much larger population but smaller per capita income, is assessed about $1.1 million.
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August 14, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Bangladeshi soldier was killed and two others were wounded when U.N. peacekeepers were ambushed on the Iraqi side of the demilitarized zone between Iraq and Kuwait, the Kuwait News Agency reported. Sources with the U.N. Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission said the shooting occurred near the Iraqi town of Safwan in the zone, which runs six miles into Iraq. They provided no details of the incident.
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NEWS
January 20, 1992 | Reuters
Kuwait's crown prince Sunday called on the United Nations to force Iraq to release hundreds of missing Kuwaitis believed to be still imprisoned there. "I appeal to the United Nations . . . to multiply its endeavors to take all possible means to force the Iraqi regime to release all prisoners of war and hostages detained in Iraq," Sheik Saad al Abdullah al Sabah told an Islamic symposium on the issue.
NEWS
February 6, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.N. Security Council approved sending a battalion of 750 armed soldiers and support staff to patrol the potentially explosive frontier between Iraq and Kuwait and to use force to repel any incursions. A resolution, adopted by a 15-0 vote, leaves open the possibility of more troops in the future. The measure was authorized under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter, which allows for the use of force in case of violations.
NEWS
February 6, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.N. Security Council approved sending a battalion of 750 armed soldiers and support staff to patrol the potentially explosive frontier between Iraq and Kuwait and to use force to repel any incursions. A resolution, adopted by a 15-0 vote, leaves open the possibility of more troops in the future. The measure was authorized under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter, which allows for the use of force in case of violations.
NEWS
November 22, 1990 | Times Staff Writer
The U.N. Security Council is expected to convene as early as Monday to once again consider the Persian Gulf crisis, U.N. sources said Wednesday. The focal point would be a draft resolution by Kuwait decrying the suffering its citizens have undergone since the Aug. 2 invasion by Iraq. The resolution condemns attempts by Iraq to alter the population of Kuwait and to destroy Kuwaiti government records.
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March 28, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Kuwait, fighting allegations that some Palestinians living there have been tortured and killed since the emirate was freed from Iraqi occupation, has told the United Nations that it will protect its Palestinian population. The Kuwait News Agency on Wednesday quoted a letter to U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar from Kuwait's ambassador to the United Nations as saying that the International Committee of the Red Cross is free to visit any detainees in Kuwait.
NEWS
January 28, 1991
Pogue's "Don't Tell Me What to Read, See or Think" was an excellent diatribe against the would-be moralists. If these people had their way, we might as well leave the lens cap on when shooting a film, empty our pens of their ink of expression, let our brushes of paint dry out and close our mouths to the freedom of speech. What would result from this bastardization of feelings would be a colorless, thoughtless, speechless world bound by the restraints of an Orwellian mind-set.
NEWS
October 18, 1988
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the main lobbying group for Israel on Capitol Hill, has been called out of step with "the consensus of the organized Jewish community" on some important Mideast issues by leaders of three of the United States' most important Jewish organizations, the New York Times reported.
NEWS
April 20, 1991 | From Associated Press
The commander of a U.N. peacekeeping force said Friday that his soldiers won't be fully deployed along the Iraqi-Kuwaiti border for weeks. As a result, U.S. troops may face an extended stay to care for refugees. Maj. Gen. Gunther Greindl, an Austrian, said some U.N. military observers were scheduled to arrive today in Kuwait city and would be sent soon to a buffer zone straddling the border.
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January 20, 1992 | Reuters
Kuwait's crown prince Sunday called on the United Nations to force Iraq to release hundreds of missing Kuwaitis believed to be still imprisoned there. "I appeal to the United Nations . . . to multiply its endeavors to take all possible means to force the Iraqi regime to release all prisoners of war and hostages detained in Iraq," Sheik Saad al Abdullah al Sabah told an Islamic symposium on the issue.
NEWS
July 30, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.N. officials said Iraq has agreed to begin returning by Monday the Kuwaiti currency and estimated hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of gold it plundered after invading the emirate. Gold and Kuwaiti bank notes and coins are to be handed over at Arar, a remote town on the Saudi Arabian-Iraqi border, said the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity at the United Nations.
NEWS
June 20, 1991 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The French and German governments and two human rights groups Wednesday joined U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar in urging Kuwait not to execute convicted wartime collaborators. But a senior Kuwaiti official dismissed growing international criticism of the martial-law trials as premature. The official said that the more than 200 verdicts, which include 21 death sentences, have yet to be reviewed by a special judicial panel, approved by the crown prince and sanctioned by the emir.
NEWS
April 20, 1991 | From Associated Press
The commander of a U.N. peacekeeping force said Friday that his soldiers won't be fully deployed along the Iraqi-Kuwaiti border for weeks. As a result, U.S. troops may face an extended stay to care for refugees. Maj. Gen. Gunther Greindl, an Austrian, said some U.N. military observers were scheduled to arrive today in Kuwait city and would be sent soon to a buffer zone straddling the border.
NEWS
March 28, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Kuwait, fighting allegations that some Palestinians living there have been tortured and killed since the emirate was freed from Iraqi occupation, has told the United Nations that it will protect its Palestinian population. The Kuwait News Agency on Wednesday quoted a letter to U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar from Kuwait's ambassador to the United Nations as saying that the International Committee of the Red Cross is free to visit any detainees in Kuwait.
NEWS
March 7, 1991 | JOHN BALZAR and TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Fifteen freed American prisoners of war arrived at a U.S. hospital ship here Wednesday--thin, hungry and tired but generally in high spirits, military officials said. Some complained of mistreatment at the hands of their Iraqi captors, and three had been "cuffed around" so harshly they had suffered damage to their eardrums, an attending military physician said. But most of their injuries appeared to have been sustained in combat, officials said.
NEWS
October 16, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kuwaitis assembled from all over the world called Monday for the United Nations to authorize "every possible means" to force Iraqi troops to withdraw from their country and declared a holy war against Iraq's "treachery and aggression." "There is no place for you in Kuwait. You will be forced out, whether by means of peace or by means of war," Sheik Saad al Abdullah al Sabah, the crown prince, asserted. "The signs of victory are already on the horizon.
NEWS
August 3, 1990 | From Reuters
The U.N. Security Council adopted a strong resolution Thursday condemning Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, with several diplomats expressing alarm at what they considered a blatant danger to peace and security in the Middle East. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar and several council members said everyone was waiting to see what action the Arab League, meeting in Cairo, would take.
NEWS
February 27, 1991
During its occupation by Iraq, Kuwait has continued to be recognized as an independent country by the United Nations. Recently, Kuwait paid in FULL ITS U.N. DUES for 1991, a U.N. spokesman said. The Kuwaiti ambassador handed over a check for $2,671,791. The emirate is assessed a 0.29% share of U.N. dues of $962 million. Iraq, with a much larger population but smaller per capita income, is assessed about $1.1 million.
NEWS
February 10, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN and NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, warning that allied military actions in the Persian Gulf War threaten to destroy Iraq and thereby "exceed the mandate" set by the United Nations, announced Saturday that he will immediately send an envoy to Baghdad to try to end what he called the "largest war in recent decades." Gorbachev reiterated his commitment to the U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at liberating Kuwait and expressed concern about the way the U.S.
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