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Iraqi enthusiasts search for relics of royal past

Baghdad - At the heart of a Baghdad flea market, nostalgia for Iraq's royal past is on full display as collectors and investors gather to buy relics from a bygone era.

Prince Al-Waleed, the 'Warren Buffett of Saudi Arabia'

Riyadh - Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal -- the billionaire who has been released after nearly three months in detention -- has been dubbed the "Warren Buffett of Saudi Arabia" for his vast business interests.

'Moderate Saudi Arabia': crown prince shakes up kingdom

Riyadh - Unveiling blueprints for a futuristic landscape with robots and driverless cars, Saudi Arabia's young crown prince outlined his most emphatic vision yet to transform the ultra-conservative kingdom as he sought to charm investors.

Gunman kills two guards at Saudi royal palace

Riyadh - A gunman shot dead two Saudi guards and wounded three others at the gate of the royal palace in the Red Sea city of Jeddah on Saturday, the interior ministry said.

Singapore IS fighter challenges Prince Harry in video

Singapore - A Singaporean member of the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria has appeared in a video challenging Britain's Prince Harry to fight the jihadists, a monitoring group and authorities said Sunday.

Boston graduate crowned maharaja of Indian royal dynasty

New Delhi - A 23-year-old economics graduate was crowned Thursday maharaja of a centuries-old royal family in southern India in an elaborate ceremony involving 40 priests and attended by 1,000 well-heeled guests.

S.Africa's Zulu king caught up in xenophobia blame game

Cape Town - In his royal leopardskin regalia, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini conjures up Hollywood images of his once-feared tribe and the legendary warrior-king Shaka, his direct ancestor.

Op-Ed: British Royalty Alive and kicking

London - With the arrival of a new Prince today it seems British royalty will be with us for many more years to come as evidenced by the worldwide enthusiasm for the latest addition to what is indisputably the most famous royal family in the world.

'Bizarre' King Zog's remains repatriated to Albania

Tirana - The remains of Europe’s strangest monarch, King Zog I of Albania, were exhumed in France and repatriated to Albania on Thursday last week.

Newspaper to close over Kate Middleton topless pictures scandal

The Irish Daily Star is set to close over its publication of topless pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.

Weekly that took on Islam and the Moroccan King closes down

Morocco's topselling Arabic language weekly 'Nichane', which had taken up in the past taboo subjects like monarchy and Islam, closed shop last week blaming "the highest circles of power" for organising a boycott of advertisers.

The Georgia Renaissance Festival hosts record crowds Special

Fairburn - The Georgia Renaissance Festival just ended another season of fun, food and frolicking for all who attended. It was the 25th year of amazing days and crazy knights offering entertainment that included everything from wenches, royalty, acrobats and crafts.

Prince Charles Says GM Crops Are Potential Disaster

Prince Charles has stated that the widespread use of genetically modified crops could become one of the greatest environmental disasters of all time.

Queen Elizabeth II, 81, named fashion icon by Vogue magazine

Queen Elizabeth II of Britain has been named one of the 50 "most glamorous women" in the world by Vogue magazine, alongside big names in fashion such as Kate Moss and Claudia Schiffer.

Presidential Race Is A Royal Free-for-All

Maybe it's the Queen's visit that has me thinking about royalty. I remembered the old tale about U.S. Presidential races coming down to royal ancestry, and I began to wonder about the 2008 candidates.

Iran president sends note to Saudi king

Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that he sent a message to Saudi King Abdullah proposing that they cooperate in helping stabilize Iraq.

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King Makhasoke II of the Ndebele people pays tribute to the fallen.
King Makhasoke II of the Ndebele people pays tribute to the fallen.
Parade Royalty.  Christmas Parade.  Bentonville  Ark.  Dec. 4  2010.
Parade Royalty. Christmas Parade. Bentonville, Ark. Dec. 4, 2010.
Parade Royalty.  Christmas Parade.  Bentonville  Ark.  Dec. 4  2010.
Parade Royalty. Christmas Parade. Bentonville, Ark. Dec. 4, 2010.