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August 9, 1990 | RUDY ABRAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the United States hailed its new relationship with Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, Defense Secretary Dick Cheney took note of a little-remembered meeting that provided early stability to Washington's relations with the desert kingdom. During his crisis meeting with King Fahd last weekend, Cheney recalled, the Saudi king had spoken of the two countries' historic relationship dating back to a meeting between his father, King Abdulaziz ibn Saud, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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November 24, 2001 | DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF
After missteps and recriminations following the Sept. 11 terror attacks, the United States and Saudi Arabia appear to have repaired their alliance and are cooperating well in the war on terrorism, officials in both governments say. But over the long run, senior Bush administration officials say, the two countries' relationship is probably headed for more changes--including a possible decrease in U.S. troop presence in Saudi Arabia.
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March 24, 1989 | JACK JONES, Times Staff Writer
A powerful Saudi Arabian oil official's son who jumped bail seven years ago after conviction on a reckless driving charge in Santa Barbara County has turned himself in, authorities said Thursday. Tarek Abdulhadi Taher, 31, a former UC Santa Barbara student, fled in 1982 after being sentenced to serve 45 days in jail for racing his Ferrari on U.S. 101. Deputy Santa Barbara County Dist. Atty. Darryl Perlin said a highly placed U.S.
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June 24, 2001 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saudi Arabia is reacting angrily to the U.S. criminal charges filed last week in connection with the 1996 bombing of an American military barracks there, adding a new irritant to U.S.-Saudi relations at a time when Secretary of State Colin L. Powell hopes to win the support of the kingdom for Middle East peace efforts.
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June 24, 2001 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saudi Arabia is reacting angrily to the U.S. criminal charges filed last week in connection with the 1996 bombing of an American military barracks there, adding a new irritant to U.S.-Saudi relations at a time when Secretary of State Colin L. Powell hopes to win the support of the kingdom for Middle East peace efforts.
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August 7, 1987 | ROBERT GILLETTE, Times Staff Writer
The heads of more than 40 Muslim nations have consulted with Saudi Arabia and expressed approval of its conduct last week when Iranian extremists apparently sparked a riot in the holy city of Mecca that left more than 400 dead and 600 injured, the Saudi ambassador to the United States said Thursday. At the same time, Secretary of State George P.
BUSINESS
January 4, 1991 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Faced with huge war-risk insurance premiums, ailing Pan American World Airways said Thursday that it would suspend for one week flights to Israel and Saudi Arabia. Pan Am's action is the most dramatic response yet by an airline to the increased danger of war in the Persian Gulf. Within the last few weeks, other airlines have quietly rerouted flights to avoid overnight stays in Israel. And a number of airlines have dropped service to Iraqi neighbor Jordan due to a sharp slide in tourism.
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May 13, 1992 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The way Scott Nelson sees it, it was bad enough for Saudi Arabian police to beat him on the soles of his feet and break his knees while trying to get him to confess to charges they never even explained. But for the U.S. government to side with the torturers in court, that was too much. "When you come back to this country and your own government turns its back on you, the torture continues," said Nelson, a technician from Raleigh, N.C. Nelson is trying to sue the Saudi government for damages.
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August 13, 1990 | ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 29, May Castaneda says she is too young to remember the Vietnam War and finds the possibility of her husband engaged in combat almost surreal. It was midweek when Miguel Castaneda, a Marine Corps sergeant at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, told his wife that he was headed for the Persian Gulf. But the news didn't really register until Saturday evening.
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June 21, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.S. investigation of a 1996 terrorist bombing that killed 19 American servicemen in Saudi Arabia has languished due to mutual mistrust, the New York Times has reported. The newspaper said FBI Director Louis J. Freeh has quietly pulled out dozens of agents the agency sent to investigate the truck bombing. The June 1996 blast occurred at the Khobar Towers apartment complex after a fuel truck carrying tons of explosives detonated outside.
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February 20, 2001 | From Associated Press
An Iraqi newspaper on Monday threatened Kuwait and Saudi Arabia for abetting U.S. and British airstrikes on Iraq, as Israel and the United States began a Patriot missile exercise reminiscent of the Persian Gulf War. About 11,000 Iraqis marched Monday in the capital, some burning American, British and Israeli flags and carrying banners declaring that "aggression will not scare us and sanctions will not harm us"--the latest in daily rallies since Friday's attack.
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June 21, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.S. investigation of a 1996 terrorist bombing that killed 19 American servicemen in Saudi Arabia has languished due to mutual mistrust, the New York Times has reported. The newspaper said FBI Director Louis J. Freeh has quietly pulled out dozens of agents the agency sent to investigate the truck bombing. The June 1996 blast occurred at the Khobar Towers apartment complex after a fuel truck carrying tons of explosives detonated outside.
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May 23, 1998 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was no foreign involvement in the June 1996 bombing that killed 19 U.S. military personnel at their Khobar Towers housing complex in Dhahran in eastern Saudi Arabia, the Saudi interior minister said Friday. The statement, the first definitive Saudi finding in a nearly two year investigation, seemed to rule out earlier hints that Iran or the Iranian-backed Hezbollah movement in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley had played a role in the worst anti-U.S. terrorist attack in the Persian Gulf.
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March 4, 1998 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The FBI is investigating allegations that a Saudi company illegally sold training manuals for the Army's Abrams tank, the Patriot missile and other American-made weapons to an arms maker owned by the French government, U.S. officials and other sources say. Zan Trading, based in Riyadh, which is certified by the U.S.
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February 9, 1998 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton administration has decided against asking Saudi Arabia to allow U.S. attack aircraft to fly bombing missions from its soil in any air campaign against Iraq, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen said Sunday. Arriving here to consult Saudi leaders about a possible air campaign, Cohen said he had decided not to put the politically charged question to the Saudis because "I don't think it's necessary" with other bases and ships available to U.S. forces.
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February 3, 1998 | ROBIN WRIGHT and PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After six hours of talks in a luxurious desert encampment, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright announced Monday that the Saudis have agreed with the United States that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's "lawless behavior" could provoke "grave consequences" if he does not accede to diplomatic efforts and comply with an international disarmament regime. U.S.
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November 24, 2001 | DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF
After missteps and recriminations following the Sept. 11 terror attacks, the United States and Saudi Arabia appear to have repaired their alliance and are cooperating well in the war on terrorism, officials in both governments say. But over the long run, senior Bush administration officials say, the two countries' relationship is probably headed for more changes--including a possible decrease in U.S. troop presence in Saudi Arabia.
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February 3, 1998 | ROBIN WRIGHT and PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After six hours of talks in a luxurious desert encampment, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright announced Monday that the Saudis have agreed with the United States that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's "lawless behavior" could provoke "grave consequences" if he does not accede to diplomatic efforts and comply with an international disarmament regime. U.S.
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June 18, 1997 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
U.S. authorities expressed optimism Tuesday that a Saudi dissident deported to the U.S. will now provide crucial leads about the perpetrators of last June's terrorist bombing in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American service personnel. The suspect, Hani Abdel Rahim Hussein Sayegh, was sent from Canada on Tuesday in time for a federal court hearing today, according to Michael Wildes, his U.S. lawyer. After weeks of on-again, off-again negotiations with U.S.
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February 26, 1997 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton told a high-level delegation from Saudi Arabia on Tuesday that he is determined to do whatever is necessary to protect U.S. forces in the desert kingdom from the sort of terrorist bombing that killed 19 Air Force personnel last year as they slept in their barracks in Dhahran. White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry, who told reporters of Clinton's assertion, supplied no details about increased security precautions. But the U.S.
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