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  • Dead Teen Walking

    The U.S. is the only country -- besides Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Nigeria and Yemen -- that sentences juveniles to death. TIME examines the case of Shareef Cousin who was sentenced to death for a crime committed when he was 16. There is also evidence that suggests Cousin is not even guilty of the crime.
  • Greetings, America. My Name is Osama bin Laden. Now that I have your attention...: A Conversation with the Most Dangerous Man in the World

    Esquire reports the process and results of an interview with Osama bin Laden. Two months before the destruction of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania by bin Laden's truck bombs, it was happening. It was after midnight on this mountaintop, and Osama bin Laden was not yet a household name in the United States. Still, a grand jury in New York had for a year been hearing evidence about his role as a key organizer and financier of anti-American terrorism. The FBI suspected that bin Laden- or at least bin Laden's money - had been behind everything from the World Trade Center bombing to the downing of American helicopters in Somalia to bombings that targeted American servicemen in Saudi Arabia and Yemen. And by now, bin Laden knew that his targets were beginning to wake up to the threat he posed.
  • Holy terror?

    CNN investigates Osama Bin Ladin, a Saudi multimillionaire who has threatened a holy war against U.S. troops stationed in Saudi Arabia.
  • Unwieldy and Irrelevant

    A year-long investigation into the explosion at Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia revealed problems in the military command structures. A number of defense analysts see the explosion as the inevitable result of the military's failure to adapt its top-heavy command structure to the post-Cold War World. The historical circumstances that contributed to these problems are discussed.
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    ABC reporters explored extensive details of the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia. Many of these bits of information bore directly on what emerged as the paramount issues of the bombing: faulty security at the complex, and the very question of American military involvement in the region.
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    The Progressive investigates "mercenary" companies hired by the U.S. government to build military bases, train foreign forces and clean up in other countries after war or U.S. military intervention. Companies such as Vinnell Corporation use retired military personnel to support corrupt monarchies in Saudi Arabia making the Vinnell workers prime targets for bombings by discontented Saudi opposition forces. (April 1996)
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    This series of reports chiseled away for days at a police conspiracy to cover-up and ignore crimes committed in the presence of off-duty deputies being paid by a Saudi Arabian princess staying at Walt Disney World, a princess who beat servants and confined them to their rooms. (Sept., Nov., & Dec., 1995)
  • The eye of the storm

    Mother Jones magazine reveals a ten-year history of secret deals between the Saudi Arabian royal family and three U.S. administrations, which an official in the U.S. Department of Defense claims played a priceless role in the success of the Allied effort in the Gulf War. The article reports on a secret meeting between Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney and the Prince Sultan Abdul Aziz at the conclusion of the war, in which it was agreed that the United States would have a permanent military presence in Saudi Arabia.
  • Desert Storm Drugs

    WTSP-TV (St. Petersburg, Fla.) investigates the overdose death of a U.S. Air Force corporal serving in Saudi Arabia during the Persian Gulf War and finds there was widespread misuse of prescription drugs by the soldiers stationed in the Gulf.
  • NATIONAIR: PLANE CRASH IN MIDDLE EAST

    CBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (Toronto) looks at the crash of a jet from Canada's largest charter airline, Nationair, in Saudi Arabia, killing all 247 passengers; finds the airline's safety and mechanical practices were frequently negligent, and that a government probe into the crash is being kept secret, Oct. 3, 1991.