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2010-07-08 04:45:00

KUWAIT CITY, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah will embark on a nine-country, 30,000-mile tour through Latin America beginning Sunday, July 11. Sheikh Nasser said this three-week trip will help strengthen relations, which have been dormant for 20 years, with many Latin American countries. The focus of the tour will be to promote Kuwait's KD 37 billion development plan while encouraging foreign investment in the nation. The...

2006-09-04 05:52:27

AMMAN (Reuters) - One British tourist was killed and five Western tourists and their Jordanian guide were wounded in a shooting in downtown Amman on Monday, a Jordanian government spokesman said. Nasser Joudeh said the wounded tourists were three Britons, one Dutch and one New Zealander.

2006-04-02 10:05:53

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities on Sunday ordered a politician and his supporters held for questioning for four days on suspicion of crimes including attempted murder when they occupied the offices of the party he used to lead. Noman Gomaa and his supporters took over the Wafd Party offices for several hours on Saturday. Eight people were shot and wounded when they arrived, including journalists and party employees who had been working in the building. The prosecutor ordered...

2005-09-06 09:50:58

By Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) - For Mohamed Saeed, 28, Egyptian presidents other than Hosni Mubarak are all figures from distant history. Aged four when Mubarak came to power, it's hard for him to imagine an alternative. While some Egyptians see Mubarak's 24 years in power as justification for change, for others it is a good enough reason alone to vote for him in the country's first presidential election on Wednesday. "It would be difficult for somebody else. He won't understand the...

2005-09-04 11:07:02

By Edmund Blair CAIRO (Reuters) - Campaigning drew to a close on Sunday in Egypt's first multi-candidate presidential election which most Egyptians have little doubt will give President Hosni Mubarak a fifth six-year term in office. Almost three weeks of rallies have sparked political debate not witnessed in decades, but many Egyptians still see little prospect the September 7 poll will solve the key problems they face such as poverty, unemployment and corruption. Mubarak, who faces...

2005-07-28 04:58:29

SHIBIN EL-KOM, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said on Thursday he would seek a fifth six-year term in the country's first presidential elections with more than one candidate on Sept. 7. He also promised constitutional and legislative changes during his next term, on top of the constitutional amendment which abolished in May the old system of referendums on a single presidential candidate chosen by parliament. An anti-terrorism law should replace emergency law, in force...

2005-06-28 15:00:17

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood groupsaid on Tuesday it was inviting opposition groups to aconference to set up a permanent alliance to push for politicalreform in the Arab world's most populous nation. The conference on Thursday could form the basis for thebroad opposition front the Islamist group has been trying tobuild to campaign for political freedoms and enable theBrotherhood to play a full part in national politics. The Brotherhood is probably the country's...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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