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Morocco king marks 20 years with loyalty pledge

Rabat - Celebrations of King Mohammed VI's 20 years on the throne culminate Wednesday with the annual pledge of allegiance to Morocco's monarchy after a series of opulent banquets and a major speech.

Morocco king marks two stable decades despite economic woes

Rabat - King Mohammed VI is preparing to mark 20 years on the throne of Morocco, a North African country seen as a regional island of stability but bedevilled by economic inequality.

In the heart of the metropolis, a king of Nigeria's herder Fulani

Lagos - The Sarkin Fulani of Lagos sinks into his white upholstered throne, lays a hand on the sculpted golden cow head that forms the armrest and scans the subjects gathered at his feet.

Five ways Thailand's new king has made his mark

Bangkok - Taking direct control of a fortune, purging the palace, tweaking the constitution and issuing commands before a key election -- Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn's has made his presence keenly felt since ascending the throne in 2016.

George Strait to release 30th career country album

On February 1, it was announced that George Strait will be releasing his forthcoming studio album, "Honky Tonk Time Machine" on March 29 via MCA Nashville.

Malaysia enthrones new king after historic abdication

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia on Thursday installed a new king, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, after the last monarch abdicated in a historic first following his reported marriage to a Russian ex-beauty queen.

Sports-loving sultan picked as Malaysian king after shock abdication

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's royal families on Thursday picked a sports-loving sultan as the country's new king after the last monarch abdicated in a historic first following his reported marriage to a Russian ex-beauty queen.

Malaysian royals to pick new king after historic abdication

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's royal families will elect a king Thursday after the last monarch abdicated following his reported marriage to a Russian ex-beauty queen, with a sports-loving sultan in pole position for the role.

Malaysian king abdicates in historic first

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's king abdicated Sunday in a historic first for the country that ended weeks of speculation about his future after he took medical leave and reportedly married a Russian ex-beauty queen.

Malaysia's king abdicates: palace statement

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's king has abdicated, royal officials said Sunday, ending weeks of speculation about his future after he took a leave of absence and amid rumours he married a Russian former beauty queen.

Thailand's 'King Power' duty free empire faces unknown after Vichai's death

Bangkok - The sudden death of billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha strips his King Power duty-free brand of its streetwise and connected frontman, challenging his heirs to secure the future of a monopoly that has become one of Thailand's most lucrative businesse...

Malaysian king calls for unity amid racial tensions

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's king has appealed for calm amid growing racial tensions in the Muslim-majority country after an electoral earthquake in May toppled the Malay-dominated coalition that had ruled the country for decades.

Morocco's king returns home after weeks-long absence

Rabat - King Mohammed VI has returned to Morocco after an absence of several weeks during which he underwent a heart operation in a Paris clinic, sources close to the palace said Tuesday.

'Bullet won't kill movement': 50 years on, US honors Martin Luther King Jr

Memphis - Bells rang out Wednesday to mark the moment Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated 50 years ago, as Americans paid tribute to the civil rights leader and reflected on how to carry forward his legacy.

King calls for Margaret Court Arena to be renamed over same-sex uproar

Melbourne - American tennis star Billie Jean King has called for Melbourne's Margaret Court Arena to be renamed as controversy rages over the Australian tennis great's divisive views on sexuality.

Dutch king to visit hurricane-hit Sint Maarten

Den Haag - Dutch King Willem-Alexander will visit the devastated Caribbean island of Sint Maarten on Monday to view the aid operation for tens of thousands left stricken by Hurricane Irma, the palace said.

Interview: R&B group KING talks Grammy nomination, Prince, future Special

R&B trio KING chatted with Digital Journal about their Grammy nomination, future plans and the digital transformation of the music scene.

Review: KING glorious on debut studio album 'We Are KING' Special

Rising R&B group KING shines on their breakthrough studio album, "We are KING," which they released independently. They write, produce and mix their own music.

Trump meets King's eldest son on civil rights holiday

New York - President-elect Donald Trump praised Martin Luther King Jr as a "great man" and met with his eldest son on the US holiday honoring the slain civil rights icon, amid a brewing spat with one of King's close collaborators, John Lewis.

EU security czar pledges more backing in terror fight

Den Haag - Europe's new security commissioner Julian King on Tuesday praised EU members for their work in beefing up security, as he pledged more backing from Brussels to fight the growing terror threat.EU member states have done "a lot of work in this area.

Spanish king 'concerned' about political deadlock: lawmaker

Madrid - King Felipe VI is "concerned" about Spain's political paralysis, a lawmaker who met him said Tuesday as the monarch began a fourth round of talks with party representatives to try and agree on a government.

Thai man likes post criticizing king on Facebook, gets arrested

Samut Prakan - Thanakorn Siripaiboon, 27, reposted an infographic on social media and he 'liked' a photo from an anti-monarchy group. As a result, he was arrested by Thailand police.

King Salman rejects questioning of Saudi role as hajj organiser

Riyadh - King Salman on Monday rejected any suggestions that Saudi Arabia should give up its role as the organiser of the hajj following last month's deadly stampede in Mina."The irresponsible statements aiming for political exploitation of the incident...

B.B. King death probed as homicide after poison claim: coroner

Washington - Las Vegas police have launched a homicide investigation into the death of B.B. King, a coroner's office said Monday, after the daughters of the blues guitar legend reportedly accused his aides of poisoning him.

Windows 10 will come with Candy Crush Saga preinstalled

Microsoft has managed to create a new divide in technology communities by announcing that Windows 10 will be shipping with publisher King's hit match-three mobile game "Candy Crush Saga" preinstalled alongside the ubiquitous Solitaire and Minesweeper.

Blues legend B.B. King, 89, mourned by music world

New York - Blues legend B.B. King, whose crisp, powerful guitar licks made him among the instrument's greatest masters and a towering influence for generations of musicians, has died at 89.

Blues legend B.B. King hospitalized: Report

Los Angeles - American blues legend B.B. King has been hospitalised, The Los Angeles Times reported Monday, citing representatives for the singer but giving no details about his condition.Nicknamed "King of the Blues", 89-year-old Mississippi-born Riley B.

Ailing Saudi King Abdullah admitted to hospital for checks

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's ailing King Abdullah was admitted to hospital on Wednesday for "medical checks," the royal court said, with the country's stock market falling sharply following the news.

Armin van Buuren is EDM king on Spotify

Armin van Buuren has accomplished a major milestone. He has the second most streamed artist playlist on Spotify and he is nearing One Direction.

What's a king to do? Felipe faces a demanding Spain

Madrid - From folk in the street to politicians and sportsmen, Spaniards all want their new king to do something for the country. They just can't agree on where he should start.
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