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2011-03-15 06:19:00

KUWAIT CITY, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kuwait's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah praised the efforts of the Kuwaiti media last week, as a delegation of journalists he supported returned from a high-profile tour of the region earlier this year. "Often there is no greater way to communicate with Kuwaiti citizens than through a free and fair news media," Sheikh Jaber said. "The media connects us, brings us together...

2011-01-04 16:59:00

MIAMI, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Shawn Rae's unique Christmas Album, A World Christmas, Love Knows No Borders, was considered for a Grammy nomination earlier this year. The Album was inspired by the "Dialogue" in 2007 between King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and Pope Benedict XVI, one, which was endorsed by more than 460 organizations from around the world, including the Chief Rabbis of Israel, and the United Nations. This "Dialogue" promoted a wide discussion on the urgency for religious...

2010-12-17 06:50:00

MIAMI, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Shawn Rae's unique Christmas Album, A World Christmas, Love Knows No Borders, was considered for a Grammy nomination earlier this year. The Album was inspired by the "Dialogue" in 2007 between King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and Pope Benedict XVI, one which was endorsed by more than 460 organizations from around the world, including the Chief Rabbis of Israel, and the United Nations. This "Dialogue" promoted a wide discussion on the urgency for religious...

2010-12-07 04:20:00

KUWAIT CITY, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah praised Kuwait's national football team Sunday for winning its tenth Gulf Cup, by defeating Saudi Arabia 1-0. While it has been 12 years since its last win, Kuwait has won the most Gulf Cup tournaments of any country. "I would like to extend my fervent congratulations to the Kuwait national football team," Sheikh Jaber said after the team's...

2009-03-27 13:42:26

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is prepared to renounce his princely title in the country of Andorra if banking changes do not take place, an official says. French Minister for Family Affairs Nadine Morano said Thursday if officials in the Principality of Andorra do not change the country's secretive banking laws, Sarkozy will officially drop his title of Andorra co-prince, the EU Observer reported Friday. Sarkozy currently shares princely honors in Andorra with the Bishop Joan Enric Vives...

2008-09-13 09:00:06

French officials estimate as many as 250,000 people attended an open-air mass by Pope Benedict XVI in central Paris Saturday. Security was tight as Benedict traveled to Les Invalides in Paris where he would make his first public appearance in France as the pontiff of the Catholic Church. Later in the day he was expected to fly to the Catholic shrine in Lourdes, France, where a throng of 200,000 was expected, the BBC reported. Pope Benedict arrived in Paris Friday and met at the...

2006-07-06 08:27:08

By Jane Barrett VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Pope Benedict makes a lightning trip to Spain this weekend to glorify traditional family values in a country whose government has been sharply criticized by the Catholic Church for legalizing gay marriage. The 79-year-old Pope, making his third trip outside Italy since his election in April 2005, will be in Spain for little more than a day, from Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon. But the trip, his first to Spain, is nonetheless expected...

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2005-08-29 11:15:00

By Rebecca Harrison LUDZIDZINI ROYAL VILLAGE, Swaziland (Reuters) - More than 50,000 bare-breasted virgins vied to become the King of Swaziland's 13th wife on Monday in a ceremony which critics say ill befits a country with the world's highest HIV/AIDS rate. King Mswati III, sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch, arrived dressed in a leopard-skin loincloth to watch the Reed Dance ceremony, which he has used since 1999 to pluck new brides from the girls dressed in little more than beaded...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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