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2006-02-28 09:05:00

Young Saudis, thirsty for cinema in a country with no big screens and just the bare bones of a movie industry, are determined to drag the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom into the celluloid world.

2006-02-09 23:17:25

By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has decided to scrap his plan to submit a bill to the parliament to let women inherit the imperial throne, after news that a princess was pregnant raised hopes for a male heir, media reports said on Friday.

2006-02-08 03:48:16

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi backed away from a pledge to change the law to let women inherit the throne on Wednesday, one day after sudden news that a royal princess was pregnant revived hopes for a male heir.

2006-02-07 08:45:00

Japan's Princess Kiko is probably pregnant, officials said on Tuesday, raising the possibility of a male heir for the imperial family just as parliament is planning to debate whether women should be allowed to inherit the throne.

2006-02-07 00:48:06

TOKYO (Reuters) - The wife of the second son of Japanese Emperor Akihito is pregnant with her third child, Japanese media said on Tuesday, as the country debates whether to allow women to inherit the imperial throne.

2006-02-01 23:50:39

By Andrew Hammond RIYADH (Reuters) - Slowly but surely, ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia appears to be loosening the bonds of its strictly controlled society, in spite of the absence of big government initiatives on political reform.

2006-02-02 01:50:00

Slowly but surely, ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia appears to be loosening the bonds of its strictly controlled society, in spite of the absence of big government initiatives on political reform.

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.

2006-01-25 21:40:00

Gay teen-agers, predatory lesbians, women drinking alcohol at weddings, husbands with unsavory sexual demands.

2006-01-23 17:37:47

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait's ailing emir Sheikh Saad al-Abdulla al-Sabah will abdicate on Tuesday in favor of Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, ruling family sources said on Monday. "The emir, Sheikh Saad, will step down tomorrow," one source in the ruling family circle told Reuters.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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