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January 29, 1991 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A boastful and confident President Saddam Hussein indicated Monday that he will use chemical weapons only as a last resort, and he asserted that he and his military have maintained "our balance" by employing only conventional weapons thus far in the Persian Gulf War. But, he added menacingly, the type of missiles that his forces have already fired at Israel and Saudi Arabia can be fitted with nuclear, chemical and biological warheads.
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January 29, 1991 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A boastful and confident President Saddam Hussein indicated Monday that he will use chemical weapons only as a last resort, and he asserted that he and his military have maintained "our balance" by employing only conventional weapons thus far in the Persian Gulf War. But, he added menacingly, the type of missiles that his forces have already fired at Israel and Saudi Arabia can be fitted with nuclear, chemical and biological warheads.
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September 23, 2001 | From Associated Press
Kuwait's emir, a key U.S. ally in the Middle East, was in stable condition at a London hospital on Saturday, one day after suffering a brain hemorrhage, Kuwaiti officials said. Kuwaiti Health Minister Mohammed Ahmed Jarrallah said officials were "very happy" with the results of a brain scan performed in Britain, where the ailing 75-year-old Sheik Jabbar al Ahmed al Sabah was flown Friday.
BUSINESS
June 5, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
The world probably could draw on reserve stocks of oil to smooth over a two-month interruption of shipments from the Persian Gulf if buyers were confident any disruption would be short, the head of the American Petroleum Institute said Thursday. "Most of the world has some strategic petroleum reserve--ours is probably the biggest," said Charles DiBona, institute president, at a news conference.
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December 19, 1990 | JOEL HAVEMANN and DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The European Community's foreign ministers Tuesday called off a scheduled meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister Tarik Aziz, even though U.S. officials had switched signals and said the meeting would be all right with them. The foreign ministers decided that European nations should not negotiate separately with Iraq until Baghdad and Washington first hold their own talks. To do otherwise, they felt, would risk sending the wrong signal to Baghdad.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1992 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alarmed by a drastic increase in hate crime reports, representatives of a broad mix of Los Angeles community groups on Wednesday announced the formation of a coalition to address what Mayor Tom Bradley called the "hatred that tears down the fabric of a united community."
WORLD
January 9, 2011 | By Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday that there is growing evidence that Iran has suffered a setback in its suspected nuclear weapons program, but insisted that world powers must continuing tightening their economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Clinton, arriving here for a four-day visit to the Persian Gulf, said Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program will remain a threat to nations in the Middle East and elsewhere even if setbacks prevent it from acquiring bomb-making ability for several years.
WORLD
October 8, 2011 | By Jeffrey Fleishman and Zaid al-Alayaa
With his country tilting toward civil war and powerful tribes and mutinous soldiers arrayed against him, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said Saturday that he would step down soon. Saleh, a shrewd political tactician who has stayed in power for more than three decades, has broken such promises previously. But the president appears to be losing his grip on a state engulfed in protests, an intensifying secessionist movement in the south and growing resistance from tribes, including a billionaire clan leader whose fighters are battling government forces in Sana, the capital.
WORLD
January 9, 2007 | Paul Richter, Times Staff Writer
Although President Bush has rejected proposals for direct talks with Syria and Iran over the future of Iraq, officials in his administration are working to find a way to include those countries in negotiations in a way that might be acceptable to Bush. The president and top aides have insisted they will not talk to Iran until it suspends its nuclear program, and they have shunned Syria over its meddling in Lebanon.
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January 17, 1991 | JACK NELSON, TIMES WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF
War with Iraq began today as hundreds of American, British, Kuwaiti and Saudi Arabian warplanes bombed strategic targets in Iraq and occupied Kuwait. Led by U.S. F-15 fighter-bombers based in Saudi Arabia, the massive air offensive was launched about 1:50 p.m. PST Wednesday--early today, Persian Gulf time--and within three hours explosions and fires were reported in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital.
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November 17, 1994 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than a week after heavy flash floods swept through southern Egypt, new assessments show damage far worse than originally feared, with more than 36,000 homes destroyed or badly damaged, 151 schools collapsed and 20,975 acres of cropland--the livelihood of thousands of Nile Valley peasants--submerged under the killing waters.
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