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Princess Haya is Patron of WSPCCA

  June 1, 2009 at 2:49 pm by

HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, United Nations Messenger of Peace, has accepted to become the global patron for the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa (WSPCCA). WSPCCA is a charity organisation that facilitates life-saving heart surgery for underprivileged children from across Africa who suffer from congenital heart conditions. Princess Haya said, “The WSPCCA is an organisation that reflects the values and beliefs that I hold dear. In addition, … Continue reading

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Royals in Valentino: from Wedding Dresses to Daytime Suits

  June 1, 2009 at 11:11 am by

Italian designer Valentino has been designing wedding dresses for future Queens to daytime suits worn by varioues royals in Europe and the Middle East. Valentino’s creations are worn by Queens, Crown Princesses and Princesses. Most of his creations worn by royals have been shown on either the Haute Couture runway or on the pret-a-porter runway and altered. Valentino designed Princess Máxima’s pre-wedding dress which was made out of orange embroidered … Continue reading

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Qatari Emir’s one-day visit to the UAE

  June 1, 2009 at 2:33 am by

HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, arrived in the UAE on Sunday where he held talks with President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The two leaders discussed relations between Qatar and the UAE and matters of mutual concern as well as the regional and international issues in line with continuous consultations between the leaderships of the two countries. Sheikh Khalifa hosted a banquet in … Continue reading

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Sheikha Mozah in Berlin for Talks

  May 31, 2009 at 2:49 am by

HH Sheikha Mozah Nasser al-Misnad, chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development held talks with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin. The two discussed educational issues and a common mechanism investment in scientific research. Sheikha Mozah also held talks with German Minister of Economy and Technology where they talked about issues related to education and technology. Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroder, hosted a luncheon in honour … Continue reading

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Lalla Salma opens Fez Music Festival

  May 30, 2009 at 10:37 am by

Princess Lalla Salma, wife of king Mohammed VI, attended the opening ceremony of the 15th Fez Sacred Music Festival. This years concert is inspired by The Tree of Life which as the trees are the centre of the world and source of life. The festival runs through till June 6. The festival features jazz violinist Didier Lockwood, and Iranian percussionist Keyvan Chemirani, Sami Yusuf a singer who is influenced by … Continue reading

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Haya accepts new Honorary Presidency role

  May 29, 2009 at 1:44 am by

From TRF avatar gallery HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, accepted the Honorary Presidency of the Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) said Raja Easa Al Gurg, President of the DBWC who expressed deep thanks and appreciation. DBWC role is to raise awareness of the importance of participation of women … Continue reading

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Citizens get land from the President

  May 28, 2009 at 2:20 pm by

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi has issued a decree granting 1,026 land plots to citizens in different areas of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. According to the decree, the land plots will be distributed as following, 763 plots in Abu Dhabi’s suburbs, 217 plots in Al Ain suburbs and 46 plots in different areas of the Western Region. … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King: Undercover Visit to a Patients’ Affairs Department

  May 28, 2009 at 10:07 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah made an undercover visit to the Health Ministry’s Patients’ Affairs Department on Wednesday. King Abdullah arrived at the department located in Shmeisani behind Le Meridien at about 10:00am, sat in the waiting area for a form which then was given to him by a front desk official. The king was dressed in a black traditional dress red and white kuffiyah and was sporting a black beard. … Continue reading

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Saudi King & Obama to hold talks on June 3

  May 27, 2009 at 4:14 am by

The White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, said on Tuesday that President Obama will be heading to Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh to hold talks with the Saudi King Abdullah Al-Saud on June 3. The two leaders are to talk about Middle East peace and nuclear standoff with Iran. President Obama will have no public events in Riyadh except a private dinner with the Saudi king. President Obama will be in … Continue reading

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‘Women Empowerment in Jordan’ Conference Starts Today

  May 27, 2009 at 3:58 am by

Under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania, a two-day event on women empowerment in Jordan will start today. Business and professional women from across the Kingdom will take part in the conference to discuss the challenges of women empowerment in Jordan. The conference will also address several issues including professional and labour legislations, difficulties that face businesswomen and their participation in the decision-making process.

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Mohammed bin Zayed & Sarkozy launch Louvre Abu Dhabi

  May 27, 2009 at 3:27 am by

His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and President Sarkozy inaugurated a preview experience of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first universal museum in the Middle East. The event took place at Emirates Palace as part of a celebration to mark the begin of construction of the museum. Sheikh Mohammed and President Sarkozy viewed … Continue reading

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Qatar’s Crown Prince in South Korea

  May 25, 2009 at 3:07 am by

Qatar’s Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani is in South Korea for a two-day official visit to boost diplomatic and economic ties. Sheikh Tamim is scheduled to hold talks with President Lee Myung-bak, Prime Minister Han Seung-soo to discuss ways to strengthen ties in various fields from politics to culture, Sheikh Tamim will also meet with other government officials. Qatar is the world’s largest supplier of liquefied natural … Continue reading

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Saudi King To Open Forum

  May 23, 2009 at 3:54 pm by

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Al Saud on Sunday evening will open the the first Cooperative Societies Forum in the capital city Riyadh. The three-day forum will look at development of cooperative societies and use of information technology work in the Kingdom. A few representatives from East and South Asia as well as the Middle East and the Gulf will participate and will relate their countries experience … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royals Attend Air Show

  May 21, 2009 at 3:09 pm by

His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and their children, Prince Hussein, Princess Salma and Prince Hashem attended on Wednesday an air show which was organized by the military in cooperation with the British Embassy. The air show was to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the King’s accession. The royals watched the Jordanian Red Falcons and the British Red Arrows. After the show, King Abdullah … Continue reading

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2-Day State Visit from Qatar to Malaysia

  May 19, 2009 at 3:46 am by

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad Khalifa Al-Thani and his wife Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned will begin a state visit to Malaysia for the first time today. The Emir is scheduled to meet with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tunku Mizan Zainal Abidin and with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to discuss bilateral, regional and international issues. The meeting will also bring talks about tourism, education, banking and finance … Continue reading

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Haya Addresses Disaster Risk Reduction Conference

  May 18, 2009 at 9:18 am by

UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon launched a report on ’2009 UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction’ which talks about Gulf countries face the risk of natural disasters such as Tsunamis, earthquakes and cyclones and that the countries have to be prepares if anything happenes. The report also explains natural disaster trends and strategies and how to reduce if happened. Speaking at the launch of the report was UN … Continue reading

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King Abdullah of Jordan Gives Speech at WEF Opening

  May 15, 2009 at 1:11 pm by

His Majesty King Abdullah opened today, at the Dead Sea in Jordan, the 2009 World Economic Forum on the Middle East which is being held for the fifth time in Jordan. The forum is held from May 15-17 with more than 1,400 participants of leaders from business, politics and civil society. In his opening speech, His Majesty said on the anniversary of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war “The Arab Peace Initiative … Continue reading

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Qatari and British Royals Attend Gas Plant Opening

  May 15, 2009 at 11:07 am by

On Tuesday The Emir of Qatar, H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and his wife H H Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned attended the opening ceremony of the South Hook Terminal for Liquefied Natural Gas in Wales in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. The South Hook terminal is a technological milestone as part of the … Continue reading

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Haya opens Newmarket Equine Hospital

  May 15, 2009 at 4:44 am by

HRH Princess Haya of Jordan officially open Newmarket Equine Hospital with 300 guests watching and which has been rated as one of the best equine hospitals in Europe. The hospital started accepting horses in Spetember and has recieved over 500 horses. Princess Haya toured the hospital as well as surgery suits which has been named after Princess Haya, it’s officially known as the HRH Princess Haya of Jordan Surgery Suite. … Continue reading

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Lalla Meryem at UNESCO headquarters in Paris

  May 15, 2009 at 4:23 am by

Princess Lalla Meryem attended a meeting at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris on Thursday. Lalla Meryem spoke at the 8th Annual Meeting as UNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassadors. Lalla Meryem seeks to promote the UN body activities in zones stricken by post-conflicts and natural disasters saying “My country’s commitment in this regard is as strong as its attachment to peacekeeping operations, in which it has … Continue reading

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