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September 20, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The Taliban's reclusive leader said the U.S. and NATO should study Afghanistan's long history in a reminder that foreign forces have had limited military success in the country. The message from Mullah Mohammed Omar comes less than a month before the eighth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion. Omar said the U.S. and NATO should recall Alexander the Great, whose forces were defeated by Pashtun tribesmen, and Afghan resistance to British troops in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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August 13, 2012 | By James Rainey
Mitt Romney's selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate has raised a lot of conversation and questions. Your Politics Now team at the L.A. Times -- including Maeve Reston and Robin Abcarian -- will clear aside some of the clutter with a chat today at noon PDT. Among the topics to be discussed: -- How has the candidacy of the 42-year-old congressman played in its first 48 hours? -- Should Team Romney worry about an initial poll showing a plurality of voters unimpressed with his No. 2?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1998
Re "Iraq to Block U.S.-Led Arms Inspections," Jan. 13: Now, tell me again, who won the Gulf War? JERRY COWLE Pacific Palisades
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2012 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was among a group of 80 mayors in Washington on Friday who pledged their support for gay marriage and announced an initiative aimed at expanding marriage rights for same-sex couples. The initiative, called Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, was announced during a press conference held at the U.S. Conference of Mayors' winter meeting. Villaraigosa will co-chair the group. The mayors have pledged to push their cities to pass laws allowing same-sex marriage and urge Congress to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1991
Instead of being called Operation Desert Storm, the surprise U.S.-led attack on Iraq should more aptly be called Operation Am-Bush. KENNETH L. ZIMMERMAN Cypress
NEWS
May 26, 2008
Iraqi orchestra: An article in Thursday's Section A about a concert the previous day in Baghdad said Oliver Gilmour was the first international guest conductor to perform with the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Two international guest conductors had performed with the orchestra in the northern city of Irbil in July 2007.
WORLD
September 7, 2008 | Alexandra Zavis, Times Staff Writer
When Abu Mohammed walks down the flight line at a base outside this northern Iraqi city, there's a swagger in his stride. Engineers too young to remember Iraq's storied dogfights against Iran rush up to shake his hand. For years, the pilot lived in hiding as a taxi driver. It feels good to take the controls of a plane again, he says. But the single-engine, turboprop aircraft in which he putters around in the sky are nothing like the fighter jets he commanded during the 1980s war with Iran.
NEWS
August 13, 2012 | By James Rainey
Mitt Romney's selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate has raised a lot of conversation and questions. Your Politics Now team at the L.A. Times -- including Maeve Reston and Robin Abcarian -- will clear aside some of the clutter with a chat today at noon PDT. Among the topics to be discussed: -- How has the candidacy of the 42-year-old congressman played in its first 48 hours? -- Should Team Romney worry about an initial poll showing a plurality of voters unimpressed with his No. 2?
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 2001 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Tutu and Franklin: A Journey Towards Peace," a new two-hour documentary premiering tonight on KCET-TV, chronicles the historic first encounter between South Africa's Nobel Peace Prize winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and U.S. historian and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner Dr. John Hope Franklin. For a week in December 1998, they met on Goree Island, the infamous former slave port off the coast of Senegal, to discuss their nations' struggle for racial equality.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2012 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was among a group of 80 mayors in Washington on Friday who pledged their support for gay marriage and announced an initiative aimed at expanding marriage rights for same-sex couples. The initiative, called Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, was announced during a press conference held at the U.S. Conference of Mayors' winter meeting. Villaraigosa will co-chair the group. The mayors have pledged to push their cities to pass laws allowing same-sex marriage and urge Congress to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman.
WORLD
September 20, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The Taliban's reclusive leader said the U.S. and NATO should study Afghanistan's long history in a reminder that foreign forces have had limited military success in the country. The message from Mullah Mohammed Omar comes less than a month before the eighth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion. Omar said the U.S. and NATO should recall Alexander the Great, whose forces were defeated by Pashtun tribesmen, and Afghan resistance to British troops in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
WORLD
September 7, 2008 | Alexandra Zavis, Times Staff Writer
When Abu Mohammed walks down the flight line at a base outside this northern Iraqi city, there's a swagger in his stride. Engineers too young to remember Iraq's storied dogfights against Iran rush up to shake his hand. For years, the pilot lived in hiding as a taxi driver. It feels good to take the controls of a plane again, he says. But the single-engine, turboprop aircraft in which he putters around in the sky are nothing like the fighter jets he commanded during the 1980s war with Iran.
NEWS
May 26, 2008
Iraqi orchestra: An article in Thursday's Section A about a concert the previous day in Baghdad said Oliver Gilmour was the first international guest conductor to perform with the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Two international guest conductors had performed with the orchestra in the northern city of Irbil in July 2007.
WORLD
August 5, 2006 | From the Associated Press
U.S.-led soldiers and Afghan forces killed 25 Taliban insurgents in this country's volatile south, and NATO-led Canadian troops narrowly escaped a suicide bombing Friday near the site of fighting a day earlier that killed four comrades. Acting on a tip from tribal elders, police in the southern province of Helmand raided an orchard Thursday night where Taliban fighters were camping and called in airstrikes, said provincial police chief Ghulam Nabi Malakhail. The U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2004 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
Three Marines brutalized Iraqi prisoners out of anger because they were suspected of participating in the deadly ambush of an Army convoy that included the capture of Pfc. Jessica Lynch, a military prosecutor told a court hearing Monday. The three -- Maj. Clark Paulus, Lance Cpl. Christian Hernandez and Sgt. Gary Pittman -- are accused of kicking and beating prisoners of war at the Whitehorse detention facility outside Nasiriyah in central Iraq.
NEWS
December 27, 2001 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sudden collapse of the Taliban and its Al Qaeda terrorist guests in Afghanistan stunned Pakistani military analysts, who now say the groups' leaders made enormous tactical blunders. In the end, they say, the Taliban's vaunted courage and military mastery proved a myth.
WORLD
August 5, 2006 | From the Associated Press
U.S.-led soldiers and Afghan forces killed 25 Taliban insurgents in this country's volatile south, and NATO-led Canadian troops narrowly escaped a suicide bombing Friday near the site of fighting a day earlier that killed four comrades. Acting on a tip from tribal elders, police in the southern province of Helmand raided an orchard Thursday night where Taliban fighters were camping and called in airstrikes, said provincial police chief Ghulam Nabi Malakhail. The U.S.
NEWS
November 26, 1986 | From a Times Staff Writer
Here is a chronology of significant events leading up to the disclosure Tuesday that some proceeds from the sale of U.S. arms to Iran were diverted to the rebels fighting the Marxist Sandinista government of Nicaragua: Nov. 4, 1979--Militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and hold 52 Americans hostage for the next 14 months, triggering a U.S. embargo on the shipment of arms and spare parts to the regime of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 2001 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Tutu and Franklin: A Journey Towards Peace," a new two-hour documentary premiering tonight on KCET-TV, chronicles the historic first encounter between South Africa's Nobel Peace Prize winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and U.S. historian and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner Dr. John Hope Franklin. For a week in December 1998, they met on Goree Island, the infamous former slave port off the coast of Senegal, to discuss their nations' struggle for racial equality.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1998
Re "Iraq to Block U.S.-Led Arms Inspections," Jan. 13: Now, tell me again, who won the Gulf War? JERRY COWLE Pacific Palisades
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