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August 6, 1987 | Associated Press
Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat on Wednesday ended a state visit to India by praising an Indian-brokered peace accord in Sri Lanka and calling for a cease-fire in the Iran-Iraq War.
April 7, 2002 | DAVID D. PERLMUTTER, David D. Perlmutter is an associate professor of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University and a senior fellow at the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs. He is the author of "Visions of War."
When I was in college, an Armenian American acquaintance told me about his grandfather's obsession with the Turkish genocide against his people in the early part of the 20th century. To a comment of "nice weather today," the old man habitually would reply, "What does it matter since our people were slaughtered?" I wonder if I will be like him 40 years from now. For the first time in my life, I see the shadows of Israel's destruction, if not by Arab armies all at once, then by suicide bombers, one Jewish child and mother at a time.
September 23, 1993 | Reuters
Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat arrived Wednesday in Beijing to brief Chinese leaders on the new Middle East peace plan he signed last week in Washington with Israel. Arafat was officially welcomed by President Jiang Zemin at the Great Hall of the People, after which the two held about 40 minutes of talks.
July 19, 1992
Williams' article certainly indicates that Husseini would be a decided improvement over Yasser Arafat, but I have a few reservations. Husseini represents fewer Palestinians than Arafat, who has trouble enough keeping the various factions in line. Would Husseini be able to do better? JOSEPH R. GRANT Oceanside
April 16, 1990
In recent weeks I've seen news release of photographs of Yasser Arafat with Nelson Mandela, then Mother Teresa and finally, with former President Jimmy Carter. The leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization must have something to offer. W. D. ARMSTRONG Torrance
November 20, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The widow of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat took possession of his medical records and was deciding whether to release the information publicly to "stop all these false ideas" of what caused his death, her lawyer said. Suha Arafat obtained the file from the Percy military hospital outside Paris, attorney Jean-Marie Burguburu said.
February 17, 1985 | United Press International
Palestine Liberation Organization chief Yasser Arafat met last week with Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu in Bucharest to discuss the Middle East, the Romanian state news agency Agerpres said. It said the discussions centered on "latest developments in the Middle East and the Palestinian issue" and proceeded in an atmosphere of "cordiality and warm friendship."
July 25, 1995 | Reuters
Suha Tawil, the wife of PLO leader Yasser Arafat, gave birth to a baby girl Monday in Paris, PLO officials said. Officials said the baby, the couple's first child, was named Zahwa, after the Palestine Liberation Organization leader's mother.
August 17, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has faced several assassination attempts in recent weeks, a Palestinian architect of peace deals with Israel said in a newspaper interview. Asked to confirm leaks about the assassination attempts, Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Maazen, told the daily Yediot Aharonot: "That's correct. There were several attempts."
February 19, 1988 | Reuters
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat discussed the uprising in the Israeli-occupied territories with Mikhail Sitenko, a senior Soviet envoy, in Tunis on Thursday and was given a message from Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev, the Palestinian news agency WAFA said.
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