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View: Six Days of War: New look at old war

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- Trying to explain the origins of the half-century-old Arab-Israeli conflict is, by any stretch of the imagination, an intricately complex and sensitive task, es
CLAUDE SALHANI

The almanac

Today is Sunday, June 2, the 153rd day of 2002 with 212 to follow.
By United Press International

Oren's 'Six-Day War'

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- "A Palestinian guerilla organization, called Fatah, run by a man called Yasser Arafat, is carrying out operations with the goal of killing Israeli civilians and
GIHANE ASKAR

Arab-Americans, peace, and civil liberties

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- U.S. congressional leaders called for peace in the Middle East and respect for civil liberties at home at an awards dinner of the Arab American Institute Founda
LOU MARANO

What U.S. newspapers are saying

U.S. newspaper editorial comment on issues of international interest.

Bush transcript

The following is a transcript of President George W. Bush's statement Thursday regarding the situation in the Middle East. Bush made his remarks from the Rose G
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2002 with 293 to follow. The moon is new. The morning star is Mercury.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is March 13. The world reacted in horror and grief on this date in 1996 when a gun collector opened fire on a kindergarten class in Dunblane, Scotland.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is March 11. Mikhail Gorbachev became leader of the Soviet Union on this date in 1985, succeeding Konstantin Chernenko. At 54, Gorbachev was much younger than his two immediate predecessors, ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2002 with 327 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its new phase.
By United Press International

People

GOLD MEDAL WINNER NOW SPORTS DOCTOR
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2002 with 341 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2001 with 47 to follow.
By United Press International
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King Hussein
King Hussein of Jordan waves as he arrives at Brown University to attend the graduation of his son Prince Faisal on May 27, 1985 in Providence, RI. (UPI Photo/Mark Cardwell/Files)
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Hussein bin Talal (Arabic: حسين بن طلال‎, Ḥusayn bin Ṭalāl; 14 November 1935 – 7 February 1999) was the third King of Jordan from the abdication of his father, King Talal, in 1952, until his death. Hussein's rule extended through the Cold War and four decades of Arab-Israeli conflict. He recognized Israel in 1994, becoming the second Arab head of state to do so.

Hussein's family claims to descent from the Islamic prophet Muhammad and his clan.

Hussein was born in Amman on 14 November 1935 to Talal bin Abdullah and Princess Zein al-Sharaf bint Jamil. After completing his elementary education in Amman, he was educated at Victoria College in Alexandria. He proceeded to Harrow School in England, where he befriended his cousin Faisal II of Iraq. He pursued further study at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "King Hussein."
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