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By Los Angeles Times | June 3, 1991
KUWAIT CITY -- Kuwait's emir, Sheik Jabbar al Ahmed al Sabah, announced yesterday that elections will be held in October 1992, to the dismay of opposition leaders who had hoped for speedier democratization."
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2012
The jockey had raced an Arabian horse only once before and had never met the trainer before. The trainer, a former jockey himself, has never actually mounted an Arabian. The owner is an 18-year-old Shiek who, according to the trainer, knows very little about horses, even Arabians. Experience seemed to be insignificant when it comes to T M Fred Texas, the 5-year-old Arabian who followed a world championship in Dubai in March with a victory Saturday in the first President of United Emirates Cup at Pimlico Race Course . T M Texas paid $4.40.
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By Mike Royko and Mike Royko,Tribune Media Services | April 1, 1991
DESPITE MY BETTER instincts, I am becoming a big fan of the emir of Kuwait. The spicy old fellow really knows how to live. He's sort of the Hugh Hefner of the Arab world, except on a much grander scale.The emir didn't return to his war-torn country until the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had restored one of his several palaces to its former opulence.Only when new furniture had arrived, gold-plated toilet fixtures were restored, the air conditioners were humming and the gigantic indoor waterfall bubbling did the emir join his fellow Kuwaitis, most of whom are still enduring shortages of water, electricity, food and other essentials.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman | December 6, 2009
Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is sometimes upstaged by its neighbor, the uber glitzy Dubai, but that may be coming to an end as concerns about Dubai's debts grow. Abu Dhabi is expected to provide fiscal stability in the region, perhaps garnering more attention from tourists who prefer not worrying about the economic situation. And it can't hurt that Frommer's has named the city a top destination for 2010. Here are five things to do: 1 Get lost in a mosque : Visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world.
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By John W. Frece and John W. Frece,Annapolis Bureau of The Sun | March 12, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- Maryland Gov. William Donald Schaefer has accepted a cabled invitation from Kuwait's ambassador to the United States to join the emir of Kuwait on his triumphant return to his war-ravaged country.Mr. Schaefer apparently will be the only U.S. governor on the all-expenses-paid trip to Kuwait. The party is expected to include two former U.S. secretaries of state, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, the U.S. secretary of commerce, and the chief executive officers of 20 of the nation's top corporations.
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By Doug Struck and Doug Struck,Sun Staff Correspondent | March 15, 1991
KUWAIT CITY -- As the emir of Kuwait was making a grand return to his country yesterday, Abul Kareem was spending his third day in line to try to get a few cans of food."
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By New York Times News Service | September 27, 1990
One of the first tasks assigned to Iraqi troops when they invaded Kuwait Aug. 2 was to capture or kill the emir of Kuwait. But, alerted about the invasion, he fled by car to Saudi Arabia minutes before the first Iraqi soldiers entered the grounds of Dasman Palace.The Iraqis wanted to consolidate their seizure of Kuwait by capturing and probably killing the estimated 1,200 Sabahs who form the vast clan whose name has been associated with the existence of a Kuwaiti entity since the 18th century.
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By William Thompson and William Thompson,Evening Sun Staff | March 15, 1991
Gov. William Donald Schaefer today described war-ravaged Kuwait as a country darkened by clouds of smoke, littered with live ammunition and reeling from destruction at the hands of the Iraqi military."
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January 15, 2006
KUWAIT CITY -- Sheik Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah, the emir of Kuwait who survived an assassination attempt in the 1980s and a decade later escaped Iraqi troops invading his oil-rich Persian Gulf state, died today, state television announced. The sheik, who had been ailing since suffering a brain hemorrhage five years ago, was 79. Crown Prince Sheik Saad Al Abdullah Al Sabah, a distant cousin chosen by the emir as his heir apparent in 1978, takes over as ruler of the tiny oil-rich country - a key U.S. ally in the Middle East.
NEWS
November 4, 1992
It was disillusioning to many Americans to realize that American troops invaded Kuwait last year to restore its government, not to restore a democracy it never had.Kuwait is a monarchy ruled by the emir, Sheik Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah, with his kin in most of the governmental and business posts that count. Kuwait is also something of a family business. Operation Desert Storm was mounted to save Kuwait from absorption by Iraq, not to reform it. Once the Sabah clan returned, the burgeoning of Kuwaiti patriotism was squelched.
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By McClatchy-Tribune | December 25, 2006
MIAMI -- The rich rulers of the United Arab Emirates might be fans of camel racing, but the sheiks say they don't enslave children as riders for their country's popular sport. On Friday, they launched a legal and media counteroffensive against a lawsuit filed this fall in Miami federal court that accused them of forcing boys to become jockeys. Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, the UAE prime minister, and his brother, Sheik Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum, the emirates' finance minister, sought the dismissal of the proposed class action case and unveiled a Web page, www.dubai cameljockeys.
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By ANDREW A. GREEN and ANDREW A. GREEN,SUN REPORTER | February 24, 2006
Days after Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. said he was exploring options to block the sale of port of Baltimore operations to a United Arab Emirates company, members of his administration said the governor has no position on whether the deal should go through. The sale of operations contracts for six East Coast ports, strongly backed by the Bush administration, has riled members of both parties in Congress and in state and local governments. On Wednesday, Mayor Martin O'Malley sent Ehrlich a letter asking that he co-sign an appeal to Bush to stop the deal, but Ehrlich press secretary Greg Massoni said the governor wouldn't do so. "It's a political document," Massoni said yesterday.
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By M. WILLIAM SALGANIK and M. WILLIAM SALGANIK,SUN REPORTER | February 21, 2006
Extending the Hopkins brand, Johns Hopkins Medicine International announced yesterday it would for the first time run a foreign hospital - in this case in Abu Dhabi, part of the United Arab Emirates. Yesterday also marked the opening of a Hopkins International-affiliated hospital in Beirut, Lebanon: the Clemenceau Medical Center. Hopkins International has been working since 2002 to plan and open the new facility. Other Hopkins International programs include continuing medical education in India, an outpatient "health village" in Turkey, a hospital in Panama, medical training in Portugal, and obstetric units in China.
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By JULIE BELL and JULIE BELL,SUN REPORTER | February 19, 2006
Mayor Martin O'Malley joined yesterday the growing number of politicians condemning a business deal that would put a company controlled by the United Arab Emirates in charge of running certain port operations in Baltimore and a handful of other U.S. cities. "It's outrageous and irresponsible to turn over a port to any foreign government," O'Malley said during a chilly, outdoor news conference in Canton, where port buildings were visible across the harbor. O'Malley, a Democratic candidate for governor, sharply criticized the Bush administration for signing off on the deal.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 22, 2006
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates --A succession crisis in Kuwait continued yesterday, as the country's Cabinet began proceedings to remove the new emir, who is ailing. The extraordinary move occurred amid growing concern over who should lead the oil-rich city-state after the death of Emir Sheik Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah on Jan. 15. The crown prince, Sheik Saad al-Abdullah al-Sabah, believed to be 76, became emir under the constitution, and he has insisted that parliament call a special session to allow him to take the oath of office.
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January 15, 2006
KUWAIT CITY -- Sheik Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah, the emir of Kuwait who survived an assassination attempt in the 1980s and a decade later escaped Iraqi troops invading his oil-rich Persian Gulf state, died today, state television announced. The sheik, who had been ailing since suffering a brain hemorrhage five years ago, was 79. Crown Prince Sheik Saad Al Abdullah Al Sabah, a distant cousin chosen by the emir as his heir apparent in 1978, takes over as ruler of the tiny oil-rich country - a key U.S. ally in the Middle East.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | March 3, 1991
KUWAIT CITY -- Kuwait will hold parliamentary elections within six months, the minister of state for Cabinet affairs said yesterday."As soon as the country is under normal law, the election is going to come," said Abdul Rahman al-Awadi.Mr. Al-Awadi said a series of discussions between the government and citizens would be held before the elections. Kuwait's 50-member National Assembly was dissolved in 1986 by the emir, Sheik Jaber al-Ahmed al-Sabah.During and after the U.S. congressional debate that authorized President Bush to use military might to force Iraq out of Kuwait, some observers complained that troops from the world's standard-bearer of democracy would be fighting for a monarchy.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 4, 1999
KUWAIT -- Kuwaitis voted yesterday in what may be the country's last all-male elections, after a campaign dominated by a heated national discussion of whether it is time to allow women political rights.Many candidates for seats in Kuwait's 50-member Parliament have vowed to block a decree that would allow Kuwaiti women to vote in the next election, expected in 2003. The decree must be approved by the new Parliament, which is expected to convene by mid-July.Some women, including Masoumah al-Mubarak, a leading political activist, have already declared their candidacies for the next election, and most believe that the all-male Parliament that was being elected yesterday will ultimately bow to the emir's wishes.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 5, 2003
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Every day, millions of dollars sluice through bank accounts held in luminescent office towers overlooking the Persian Gulf, testimony to how this old trading port, with its lucrative oil supplies starting to run thin, has recast itself as the ultramodern Switzerland of the Arab world. But Western law enforcement and intelligence officials say Dubai's free-wheeling financial environment - a mix of modern wealth and ancient commerce - has allowed the country to become an important crossroads for financing terrorism.
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 24, 2002
WASHINGTON - Amid strains in American ties with Saudi Arabia, the United States has significantly expanded its strategic relationship with the smaller emirates and monarchies of the oil-rich Persian Gulf, which could play a key role as bases for U.S. troops and equipment in the event of an American attack on Iraq. The U.S. military presence in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates has been growing since the Persian Gulf war in 1991. But the growth has accelerated as U.S. forces launched military action against the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan and began preparing for a possible invasion of Iraq.
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