August 3, 2007 |
At the moment, the headquarters of Abdel Wahid's faction of the Sudanese Liberation Movement is a cafe in Paris. "I may be in exile, but my people know I am still with them," says Wahid, reaching into his bag and pulling out four cellphones and a chunky Thuraya satellite phone with its thumb-like antenna. "This one is for the commanders, so I can tell them what to do and what not to do. This," he said, holding up a newer Nokia, "is for civil society so we can discuss their next move.
July 28, 2001 |
Deposed Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid, arriving in the United States for medical treatment Friday, conceded that he is no longer the leader of his nation but insisted that his ouster was unlawful. "They have done an unconstitutional thing," he told reporters at Dulles International Airport outside Washington. "The constitution will only be upheld by people like myself." Asked if he still should be president according to his country's constitution, Wahid said: "Oh, yes.
July 26, 2001 |
Ousted President Abdurrahman Wahid gave up his desperate attempt to regain power Wednesday and agreed to vacate the presidential palace today but warned against the return of authoritarian rule. Wahid, who maintains that he is still legally and morally president despite his dismissal by the People's Consultative Assembly, forecast "the return of censorship" and predicted that his successor, Megawati Sukarnoputri, would not last more than three months in office.
July 24, 2001 |
President Abdurrahman Wahid, whose 21-month rule over the world's fourth-most-populous country was marked by mounting chaos and bloody regional conflicts, was removed from office Monday by Indonesia's top legislative body. By a vote of 591 to 0, the People's Consultative Assembly dismissed the erratic, nearly blind president despite his issuance of a decree in the middle of the night prohibiting the assembly from meeting.
July 23, 2001
The next 10 to 40 years could be filled with damaging Atlantic hurricanes packing winds of 100 miles per hour or more, according to a new analysis of weather data. The analysis, published in the journal Science, suggests that ocean and air conditions that spawn strong hurricanes occur in 15- to 40-year cycles. The period from 1971 to 1994 was a relatively calm one, with cooler waters and strong winds that disrupted the cyclones that build during storms. Since 1995, the waters have been warming, providing more energy to fuel tropical storms.
July 23, 2001 |
In a desperate attempt to hold on to power, President Abdurrahman Wahid issued an emergency decree early today "freezing" the nation's highest governing body as it prepared to vote him out of office. As the nation plunged into a constitutional crisis, leaders of the People's Consultative Assembly defied the president's directive, convened within hours and prepared to dismiss him.