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THE PRESIDENT believes and often states, as if it were a self-evident truth, that "democracies are peaceful countries." This claim, which has been advanced in the past in regard to Christianity, socialism, Islam and ethical culture, is the postulate on...
Times Staff WriterThey nurse the sick in California, drive fuel trucks in Iraq, sail cargo ships through the Panama Canal and cruise ships through the Gulf of Alaska. They pour sake for Japanese salarymen and raise the children of Saudi businessmen. They are the...
10/31/06 pardon the bizarre typing but these german keyboards are crazy. I have arrived in leipzig and am waiting a couple of hours before continuing to kuwait. all is well so far. no real sleep yet as the plane is crammed with weapons, bags, and boots....
Tags: Armed Forces, Metal and Mineral, Iran, Gaming, Weaponry
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersThe sub-prime mortgage crisis hit Wall Street with full fury Tuesday as Citigroup Inc. reported a nearly $10-billion fourth-quarter loss, and both Citigroup and Merrill Lynch & Co. got cash infusions to shore up their financial stability. Citigroup...
Times Staff WriterAfter hearing about a suicide bombing, my interpreter and I often went to Yarmouk Hospital, which has one of the largest refrigerated morgues in the city. That is where I first met Abu Imad. He was always in the back near the freezer, wheeling the...
Tags: Iraq, Bombings, Saddam Hussein, Civil Unrest, Iran
When Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton recently broached the subject of Kim Jong Il's succession, she was criticized for speaking about a topic some thought was better left untouched. Clinton should indeed have refrained from talking about Kim's...
Tags: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iraq, Saddam Hussein, Iran, Government
This article is part of an ongoing project by the Los Angeles Times and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism under the supervision of Times California correspondent Rone Tempest. Durrell Dawson, Felicia Mello, Jeff Nachtigal, Melissa Nix, Rebecca...
The Defense Department last week identified the following U.S. military personnel killed in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait: Tracy Lynn Alger, 30, of New Auburn, Wis.; second lieutenant, Army. Alger was killed Nov. 1 when a roadside bomb exploded near her...
NICHOLAS GOLDBERG is editor of the Op-Ed page and Opinion section of The Times.I FIRST MET Danny Pearl 10 years ago, in a very different world. It was different in part because it was Tehran, where women were covered from head to toe and men could be seen on the streets wearing turbans and robes. Secret police asked us questions...
Tags: Ruhollah Khomeini, Iran, Defense, BBC, Judaism
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq: Timothy P. Davis, 28, of Aberdeen, Wash.; staff sergeant, Air Force. Davis died Friday near Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds...
Times Staff WriterSaddam Hussein carried to the grave many of the most closely guarded secrets of the labyrinthine nation he ruled for 24 years. Even many Iraqis who are not mourning the execution Saturday of the fallen dictator are wistful about losing the opportunity to...
Tags: Justice System, Iran, Government, Weaponry, Defense
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterHal Fishman, the award-winning KTLA-TV Channel 5 news anchor who was a Los Angeles broadcasting fixture for nearly 50 years, died Tuesday, the station announced. He was 75. Fishman died at 3 a.m. at his Brentwood home with his family at his side. He...
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