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Condolences and sympathies to Helen Thomas’ family and friends.
Pioneering correspondent Helen Thomas dies at 92
lord lord fec fec on Aug 13, 2013
Correspondent Helen Thomas spent 49 years covering the ins and out of the White House. Now the veteran journalist has died, aged 92. Thomas was a pioneer for women in the industry, putting tough questions to ten US presidents. Al Jazeera’s John Terrett reports from Washington, DC.
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
July 19, 2013
On July 24, 2011, by Executive Order 13581, I declared a national emergency with respect to transnational criminal organizations pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States constituted by the activities of significant transnational criminal organizations.
Little Sajida Faisal had only just come into this world. But five days after her birth, she was dead, killed by suffocation from tear gas. She died on 11 December, a Sunday, in 2011 in her family home in the Bahraini village of Belad al-Qadeem.
Her father later told how Bahraini riot police had been firing tear gas into the streets for several days without stop. The whole village was under a toxic cloud of chemical gas, and with military checkpoints everywhere, the residents of Belad al-Qadeem were effectively held hostage, forced to breathe in the deadly fumes.