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By Haitham Haddadin KUWAIT (Reuters) - Powerful Islamist and reformist candidates swept Kuwait's elections but women failed to win a single seat in their first attempt to run for parliament, results showed on Friday.
As Kuwaitis wonder who to vote for in this month's parliamentary elections, they won't be doing so on empty stomachs.
By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Arab nations should use some of their windfall profits from high gasoline prices to help rebuild Iraq and forgive most of the $40 billion in debt owed to them by Baghdad, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.
By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congression
By Andrew Hammond RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S.-allied Gulf Arab leaders called on Iran on Saturday to do more to show it was not trying to obtain an atom bomb, thereby saving the region from another war. Gulf Arab countries, wary of Iranian power since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, share U.S.
By Andrew Hammond RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S.-allied Gulf Arab leaders who meet in Riyadh on Saturday will call for a peaceful solution to the crisis between Iran and Western nations over its nuclear ambitions, analysts and officials said.
By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government commission warned on Wednesday of rising religious persecution in Iraq and Afghanistan, two countries invaded by the United States in the past five years to free their people from tyranny and abuse.
By Andrew Hammond RIYADH (Reuters) - Britain does not expect Iran to comply with U.N. demands to halt uranium enrichment by the end of April, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said on Wednesday.
TEHRAN (Reuters) - The Iranian president on Friday dismissed remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who said the United Nations must consider strong action to force Iran to comply with demands over its nuclear plans. "What she said is not important.
By Edmund Blair TEHRAN (Reuters) - U.S.-Iranian talks to discuss Iraq could open a valuable channel of communication between the two foes, but analysts say a history of missed opportunities dampens hopes of any broader dialogue developing.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.