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November 24, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Proclaiming that he will "work closely with" any country willing to oppose Iraq, President Bush met here Friday with President Hafez Assad of Syria, a country the Administration has publicly labeled a major supporter of international terrorism.
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March 21, 2001 | MICHAEL SLACKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tensions between Egypt's Coptic Christians and its Islamic community have simmered for centuries, at times flaring into persecution and violence. Yet the two sides were in near agreement Tuesday in their anger about a visit by members of a U.S. commission investigating religious freedom worldwide. The arrival here of three members of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom set off anti-American sentiment and charges that the West is meddling in internal Egyptian affairs.
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June 24, 2000 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Egyptian government has agreed to pay $10.6 million of the $17 million in investigation costs borne by U.S. agencies after last year's crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 off the New England coast. Egypt's action comes as the National Transportation Safety Board is finishing its inquiry into the disaster, which killed all 217 people aboard on Oct. 31. The Boeing 767 had taken off from Los Angeles and stopped in New York before departing on its ill-fated transatlantic voyage.
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June 24, 2000 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Egyptian government has agreed to pay $10.6 million of the $17 million in investigation costs borne by U.S. agencies after last year's crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 off the New England coast. Egypt's action comes as the National Transportation Safety Board is finishing its inquiry into the disaster, which killed all 217 people aboard on Oct. 31. The Boeing 767 had taken off from Los Angeles and stopped in New York before departing on its ill-fated transatlantic voyage.
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September 1, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER and JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a flurry of diplomatic maneuvers surrounding the confrontation with Iraq, President Bush has agreed to cancel $7.1 billion in debts Egypt owes the United States for military equipment, is considering a massive new sale of weapons to Israel and may meet within the week with Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, Administration officials said Friday. At the same time, U.S.
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March 11, 1989 | ROBIN WRIGHT, Times Staff Writer
In an attempt to force Egypt to publicly acknowledge the existence of a secret chemical warfare plant, some officials in the U.S. government alleged this week that Cairo had taken steps to advance its production capability of the deadly weapon, sources said Friday. Although Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak issued a strong denial Friday that his nation had upgraded chemical weapons facilities, the allegation already has led to fallout between Cairo and Washington as well as among U.S. officials.
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July 5, 1993 | KAREN TUMULTY and KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Following a formal request by the Egyptian government, the United States on Sunday began extradition proceedings against Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman, the militant Muslim cleric whose followers have been linked to the World Trade Center bombing and an alleged plot to blow up the United Nations building. Egyptian Foreign Minister Amir Moussa made the request Sunday afternoon in Cairo (about 4:20 a.m. PDT) during a meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Robert H. Pelletreau.
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September 5, 1990 | From Associated Press
Israeli Finance Minister Yitzhak Modai said Tuesday that if the United States goes ahead with proposals to forgive Egypt's multibillion-dollar debt, Israel will demand that most of its debt to the Americans also be erased. Egypt owes the United States about $7 billion from previous arms sales, and Israel owes $4.6 billion. The two are the largest recipients of U.S. foreign aid. Each year, Israel receives $3 billion and Egypt gets $2.3 billion.
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March 21, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said after meeting Vice President Al Gore that he was aware Washington might cut its hefty economic aid program to Cairo. "We don't expect that the aid will last forever," he said. Egypt depends on the United States for more than $2 billion a year in military and other aid.
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September 8, 1995 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lawyers for Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman charged Thursday that Egypt manipulated the United States and that the prosecution's chief informant duped the FBI in an effort to put Abdel-Rahman in prison so he could not foment revolution overseas. "There is no jihad in America," Lynne F. Stewart, the chief lawyer for the controversial cleric, told jurors in closing arguments at the trial of the sheik and nine followers on charges of plotting a war of urban terrorism against the United States.
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November 22, 1999 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No matter what the investigation into the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 concludes, the inquiry and publicity surrounding the matter have already accentuated a deep cultural divide between the United States and the Arab and Islamic worlds. At times, it seems that the societies could not misunderstand each other more if they tried. For years, Muslims have complained that Americans are ignorant of Islam and quick to assume the worst about Muslims and their religion.
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November 19, 1999 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Even as Egyptian experts arrived to help unravel the mystery of the EgyptAir Flight 990 crash, a top Justice Department official made clear Thursday that the United States will not be bound by Cairo's wishes in determining how best to move ahead with the investigation. "We are certainly going to be working with the Egyptians . . . , but I would not say anything is contingent upon the approval of the Egyptian government," said Deputy Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr.
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March 22, 1999 | Times Wire Services
First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, arrived Sunday in Egypt on the first leg of a three-nation North African tour that has been billed as a bridge-building mission between the United States and the Islamic world. Starting a 12-day tour of Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia, Clinton was aiming on her first day to highlight Islamic contributions to culture as a way to help dispel distrust that has strained relations since the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
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March 12, 1999 | From Reuters
The United States agreed to sell Egypt $3.2 billion worth of new American weapons--24 F-16 fighter jets, 200 M-1A1 tanks and 32 Patriot missiles. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen announced the proposed sale, which is likely to be approved by Congress, after separate talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Defense Minister Hussein Tantawi in Cairo. It was the latest of several arms offers by Cohen to Arab allies while on a nine-nation trip to the Gulf and Middle East.
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April 4, 1998 | Reuters
The United States said Friday that it had warned its citizens in Egypt that a guerrilla attack could be carried out in Cairo shortly. The State Department, in a written statement, said the U.S. government had received "information of undetermined reliability that extremist groups may be planning terrorist attacks against U.S. interests in the near future." "U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Cairo are advised to exercise greater caution than usual," the statement said. The U.S.
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February 16, 1998 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Other American officials had said as much before, but the reaction to a comment by new U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer was swift and vehement: How dare he say that? At Kurtzer's debut news conference here, the career diplomat was asked about Egypt's decision to boycott a U.S.-sponsored regional economic summit to protest Israel's alleged foot-dragging in peace talks. He answered that the decision was, in his opinion, a "serious mistake."
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July 23, 1992 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his most positive assessment since his latest round of Middle East diplomacy began, Secretary of State James A. Baker III said Wednesday that Israel has pledged "severe and substantial reductions" in Jewish settlement building in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.
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April 6, 1993 | From Associated Press
The State Department on Monday rejected an appeal by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak that the United States pressure Israel to accelerate the timetable for the return of Palestinians who were deported in December. Spokesman Richard Boucher outlined the U.S. position as Secretary of State Warren Christopher held lengthy talks with Mubarak. The dispute over the deported Palestinians has raised doubts about attendance at the next round of Middle East peace talks, scheduled to start April 20.
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September 8, 1995 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lawyers for Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman charged Thursday that Egypt manipulated the United States and that the prosecution's chief informant duped the FBI in an effort to put Abdel-Rahman in prison so he could not foment revolution overseas. "There is no jihad in America," Lynne F. Stewart, the chief lawyer for the controversial cleric, told jurors in closing arguments at the trial of the sheik and nine followers on charges of plotting a war of urban terrorism against the United States.
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April 5, 1995 | ROBIN WRIGHT and NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, after months of threatening to block U.S. efforts to permanently extend the international pact regulating nuclear weapons, has pledged not to withdraw from the treaty even if Israel refuses to sign. Coming before talks with President Clinton today, Mubarak's comments in an interview with The Times defused the most troublesome dispute between the United States and Egypt since before the Camp David accords of 1978.
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