May 20, 1991 |
The Kuwaiti government is coming under increasing pressure to grant thousands of Arabs stranded in a squalid border camp permission to return to their homes in Kuwait. The refugees are part of a minority known as the bidoun, stateless Arabs who descended from nomadic desert tribes and lived in Kuwait but who were never recognized as citizens under the law.
May 27, 1990 |
With bright hope but also nagging anxiety, Americans will welcome Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev this week as he arrives for the May 31-June 3 summit meeting. The hope, of course, is that the Soviet Union's economic and political reforms and its withdrawal from Eastern Europe will bring the United States relief from Cold War tensions and costly weapons expenditures. The anxiety is that sharp reductions in the $300-billion U.S.
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May 26, 1999
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September 3, 1986 |
Documentaries on CBS and ABC tonight remind us that borders--whether between countries or classes--are only artificial barriers. They delineate boundaries but don't prevent what happens on one side from affecting the other. CBS' case in point is "One River, One Country: The U.S./Mexico Border" (at 8 tonight on Channels 2 and 8). ABC's is the dividing line between the country's readers and non-readers, examined in "At a Loss for Words . . . Illiterate in America" (10 p.m.
February 13, 1987 |
A leading group that seeks to trace surviving Nazi collaborators urged the Reagan Administration Thursday to move swiftly to deport accused war criminal Karl Linnas to the Soviet Union to face a death sentence handed down in absentia 25 years ago. Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean of the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, told a news conference that his organization is "frustrated at the slow pace at which the Administration is moving on the Linnas case.
July 28, 1986 |
Shia Muslim kidnapers kept Father Lawrence M. Jenco in solitary confinement and chains for six months of his captivity in Lebanon and he often was blindfolded after that, members of his family said today. John Jenco also said his 51-year-old brother and three other American hostages held as a group were told three weeks ago that they would be released, but there was no explanation when it did not happen. The other Americans are Terry A.