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2006-07-19 13:48:02

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has extended a waiver that avoids imposing sanctions on Saudi Arabia because it has made efforts to improve religious tolerance in the kingdom, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

2006-07-18 01:10:31

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito's younger son's wife, who is pregnant with a possible heir to the throne, needs a Caesarean operation and the baby, due in late September, may be born early, Kyodo news agency said on Tuesday, quoting a palace doctor.

2006-07-18 00:58:03

TOKYO (Reuters) - The wife of Japanese Emperor Akihito's younger son, who is pregnant with a possible heir to the throne, has signs of problems with the placenta, Kyodo news agency said on Tuesday, quoting the Imperial Household Agency.

2006-07-13 06:09:42

By Andrew Hammond JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - The first Saudi Arabian film festival opened this week, but the silver screen remains so controversial in the conservative kingdom that the word "cinema" does not even appear in the title.

2006-06-17 08:47:25

By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Prince Victor Emmanuel, who lived in a former papal palace as a boy and spent his life among Switzerland's jet set, woke up in a jail cell on Saturday, arrested as part of a probe into prostitution and corruption.

2006-06-15 07:45:36

By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - As a child, Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito led a lonely, stifled existence. Imperial staff decreed what he ate and whom he met, and even a short trip outside the palace required huge security and elaborate planning.

2006-06-14 07:20:00

By Andrew Hammond RIYADH (Reuters) - The stock market rose. The stock market fell. But Migbil al-Anezi was only concerned about the lack of water and electricity in his shanty Nadhim district on the outskirts of Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh.

2006-06-09 14:17:50

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives on Friday took a symbolic jab at Saudi Arabia, accusing the kingdom of fueling religious extremism and violence, as it passed a $21.3 billion foreign aid bill.

2006-06-02 07:27:52

By Andrew Hammond RAJAJIL, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - The stones of Rajajil form a striking pattern against the clear desert sky, the fallen and tilting sand-colored slabs conjuring up visions of England's Stonehenge.

2006-05-24 14:10:00

Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had taken measures to limit the power of controversial religious police who hardline clerics say make society more moral but many accuse of interfering in people's lives.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.