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September 3, 1987
The U.S. ambassador to Syria returned to Damascus after a 10-month absence. William L. Eagleton Jr. was withdrawn last October after Britain broke relations with Syria over alleged Syrian involvement in a plot to blow up an Israeli airliner flying from London. In November, the United States imposed sanctions on Syria but last summer--in a move seen as recognition of Syria's key role in the Mideast--dispatched a presidential envoy for talks on improving relations.
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October 7, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER and ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As Israelis and Palestinians battled Friday for a ninth day in a row, angry crowds took to the streets in Arab and Islamic nations to protest what they are calling "the Jerusalem war." Riot police fired tear gas to disperse crowds marching on the Israeli Embassy in Amman, Jordan, and the U.S. Embassy in Damascus, Syria. Egyptian police sought to stave off violence here by corralling furious demonstrators at the Al Azhar mosque after noon prayers.
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October 7, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER and ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As Israelis and Palestinians battled Friday for a ninth day in a row, angry crowds took to the streets in Arab and Islamic nations to protest what they are calling "the Jerusalem war." Riot police fired tear gas to disperse crowds marching on the Israeli Embassy in Amman, Jordan, and the U.S. Embassy in Damascus, Syria. Egyptian police sought to stave off violence here by corralling furious demonstrators at the Al Azhar mosque after noon prayers.
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April 27, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It had been a sleepless night, as was the night before, as would be the two nights after. Edward P. Djerejian, the U.S. ambassador to Syria, was operating on catnaps when, after a long afternoon of anxious waiting, Robert Polhill walked in. For Polhill, it was the end of more than three years as a hostage in Lebanon.
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April 27, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It had been a sleepless night, as was the night before, as would be the two nights after. Edward P. Djerejian, the U.S. ambassador to Syria, was operating on catnaps when, after a long afternoon of anxious waiting, Robert Polhill walked in. For Polhill, it was the end of more than three years as a hostage in Lebanon.
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August 2, 1986 | MARCIDA DODSON, Times Staff Writer
A State Department spokeswoman said Friday that United States embassies in Syria and Lebanon are inquiring into the June 29 disappearance of a Mission Viejo businessman who was traveling from Beirut to Damascus, but so far there is no clue to his whereabouts. Faik Z.
NEWS
September 3, 1987
The U.S. ambassador to Syria returned to Damascus after a 10-month absence. William L. Eagleton Jr. was withdrawn last October after Britain broke relations with Syria over alleged Syrian involvement in a plot to blow up an Israeli airliner flying from London. In November, the United States imposed sanctions on Syria but last summer--in a move seen as recognition of Syria's key role in the Mideast--dispatched a presidential envoy for talks on improving relations.
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