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Sanctions: Time To End The Suffering and Rebuild Postwar Iraq, July 30, 2000 (Baltimore Sun)

  by Sunni M. Khalid In the pre-dawn hours of the morning of Aug. 2, 1990, the first of 300 Iraqi tanks rolled through the desert across the Kuwaiti border, marking the beginning of Saddam Hussein’s invasion of the oil-rich emirate.The swift attack also set in motion Iraq’s brutal sacking of Kuwait and the subsequent […]

Jan. 16, 2000 – No Need for More Aid To Israel (Baltimore Sun)

January 16, 2000|By Sunni M. Khalid THE BIGGEST news to emerge from the recently concluded round of peace talks between Israel and Syria was not that it was inconclusive, or that the two sides agreed to meet again. Instead, it is speculation that Israel will request $65 billion to $70 billion in U.S. aid to […]

Dec. 5, 1999 – Crash Highlights Clash of Cultures (Baltimore Sun)

December 05, 1999|By SUNNI M. KHALID THE RECENT crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 has become a national obsession in Egypt. To wary Egyptians, the investigation into the disaster’s cause is not a search for truth but the latest flash point in the cultural confrontation between the Muslim world and the West. Perhaps no event since […]

Feb. 14, 1999 – Jordan’s Hussein Moved His Nation (Baltimore Sun)

February 14, 1999|By S.M. KHALID THE RECENT DEATH of King Hussein has led to widespread mourning in his beloved Jordan and evoked new concerns about stability in the Middle East, specifically the stalled Middle East peace process. Unfortunately, in many Western capitals, King Hussein’s historical importance has been either simplified through numerous personal anecdotes or […]

Washington, D.C., Nov. 14, 1993 – Somalis: ‘A People WIthout A Country’ (Baltimore Sun)

WASHINGTON — Washington. — Just before he was overthrown almost three years ago, Somalian President Mohamed Siad Barre vowed in one of his final national addresses to “leave a people without a country.” By the time an armored convoy containing Mr. Siad Barre left the shell-pocked Presidential Palace in Mogadishu, the dictator had made good […]

Kaunda Loss In Zambia Shows Sweeping Scope of Changes in Africa (Baltimore Sun)

Kaunda Loss in Zambia Shows Sweeping Scope of Changes in Africa November 3, 1991|By S. M. Khalid One of the last remaining leaders of Africa’s independence era has been removed from power — not killed at the hands of mutinous soldiers, flying into exile just ahead of riotous mobs or even dying peacefully in bed […]

Risky Business: Major Drug Dealers Are Getting Younger (Baltimore Sun) 10/27/91

Risky Business: Major Drug Dealers Are Getting Younger October 27, 1991|By S. M. KHALID Last week, a reputed 18-year-old drug kingpin, Anthony Jones, was arrested in East Baltimore. Police said a multi-million-dollar organization was organized when Mr. Jones was a juvenile and used children as young as 11 years old as street dealers. Over the […]

“New Jack Swing” a “hit” with local heroin addicts

By S.M. Khalid, Baltimore Sun, Oct. 10, 1991 For local heroin addicts, “New Jack Swing” isn’t the name of a dance, a hairstyle, a movie or a rap song. It’s one of several names for a potent heroin that is cut with morphine. Addicts love it because of the extended high it gives. But it […]

Baltimore, Sept. 30, 1991 — ‘New Jack Swing’ A Potent Brand of Heroin

September 30, 1991|By S. M. Khalid For local heroin addicts, “New Jack Swing” isn’t the name of a dance, a hairstyle, a movie or a rap song. It’s one of several names for a potent heroin that is cut with morphine. Addicts love it because of the extended high it gives. But it also increases […]

Unrest in Zaire Could Spell End to 26-Year Mobutu Regime (Baltimore Sun)

Unrest in Zaire Could Spell End to 26-Year Mobutu Regime September 29, 1991|By S. M. KHALID | S. M. KHALID,S. M. Khalid is a reporter for The Sun. Finally, it seems that Zaire’s dictator Mobutu Sese Seko had used up the last of his many political lives. Ostensibly protesting against low pay and inflation, disgruntled […]