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2010-01-08 16:26:00

ASWAN, Egypt, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein of Jordan yesterday called for more investment in medical research in a keynote speech at a medical conference hosted by the Aswan Heart Centre. "The progress that we have seen in the last 25 years in paediatric cardiology could not have happened without adequate funding. Many efforts have been made, but much more needs to be done as we acquire more experience and develop better relationships with international...

2008-10-03 00:00:00

A Creative resident has helped select a name for a new pounds3.5- million care home, opened yesterday. Anthony Strong, (62) from Birchwood Road, Scunthorpe, came up with a name for the 56-bed elderly care centre on Everest Road, Ashby after a public plea in June for people to come forward and help think of a name. The request prompted 25 suggestions, but thanks to Mr Strong's creative talents, the home has been called 'Edmund House' after Sir Edmund Percival Hillary, a New Zealand...

2008-07-03 03:00:23

Nearly five years ago, President Bush made that statement while meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II in the rural setting of Camp David. That meeting, one of many between the leaders of our two countries, took place shortly after I returned to Jordan for my second diplomatic assignment here, initially as the American Deputy Chief of Mission, and then as Ambassador. As I prepare to depart Jordan this month after a wonderful half-decade tenure, the President's words ring just as true...

2006-03-28 15:20:00

By Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Caspar Weinberger, who oversaw a massive U.S. military buildup as Ronald Reagan's defense secretary, died on Tuesday at age 88. Weinberger, who was a central figure in the Iran-Contra scandal during the Reagan administration, had been suffering from pneumonia and high fever for about a week. His son, Caspar Weinberger Jr., said his father died at 5 a.m. (1000 GMT) in the intensive-care unit of Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, about 40 miles from his...

2006-01-29 08:18:24

By Haitham Haddadin KUWAIT (Reuters) - Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah was sworn in as Kuwait's new emir on Sunday, after parliament unanimously confirmed him as ruler of the Gulf oil producer. Sheikh Sabah, 77, took the oath of office before the assembly, officially assuming the powers and responsibilities of ruler -- the first of which is expected to be the appointment shortly of a new cabinet. Sheikh Sabah, prime minister since 2003, is expected to leave the country's oil policy...

2006-01-29 04:51:35

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait's new emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah took the oath of office before parliament on Sunday, allowing him to assume his powers as ruler of the U.S. ally and Gulf oil producer. State television showed Sheikh Sabah reading the oath about an hour after parliament unanimously confirmed him as emir. He succeeds the ailing Sheikh Saad al-Abdulla al-Sabah, who was voted out last Tuesday just over a week after being named emir following his cousin's death on...

2006-01-29 03:56:14

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait's parliament on Sunday unanimously confirmed Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah as emir of the Gulf state, replacing the ailing ruler who had been voted out, the speaker of the house said. Speaker Jassem al-Kharafi told members Sheikh Sabah, 77, would take the oath of office before the assembly later on Sunday. Parliament deposed ailing emir Sheikh Saad al-Abdulla al-Sabah on Tuesday and the cabinet nominated Sheikh Sabah, the prime minister, to succeed him,...

2006-01-24 09:05:27

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait's parliament voted the Arab Gulf country's ailing ruler out of office on Tuesday and the cabinet was due to meet later in the day to name his successor, officials said. Parliament unanimously voted to remove Sheikh Saad al-Abdulla al-Sabah, who became emir on January 15, due to his poor health, said assembly speaker Jassem al-Kharafi. The vote was taken shortly before the house received an abdication letter from the emir, parliamentarians said. Sheikh...

2006-01-23 18:09:13

By Haitham Haddadin KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait's ailing emir will abdicate on Tuesday just over a week after assuming power, ruling family sources said on Monday, following an unprecedented public dispute over succession in the Gulf oil-producing state. The sources said Sheikh Saad al-Abdulla al-Sabah, who is 76 and in poor health, will step down in favor of Kuwait's powerful Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah. "The emir, Sheikh Saad, will step down tomorrow," one source...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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