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Haya at Rugby Finals

  March 9, 2009 at 3:31 am by

An estimated of over 30,000 rugby fans turned out to watch the final matches of the womens and mens rugby World Cup Sevens 2009. The trophies were presented to the winning teams by Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Australia won the women’s World Cup when they beat New Zealand … Continue reading

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Mohammed Bin Rashid attends poetry evening

  March 8, 2009 at 10:10 am by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attended on Saturday the poetry evening that featured the recital of poems by Dubai’s Crown Prince, HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The poems of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed … Continue reading

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Malaysian King & Queen to visit Vietnam

  March 8, 2009 at 9:51 am by

Malaysian King Sultan Tuanku Mizan and Queen Tuanku Nur Zahirah will start a state visit to Vietnam starting March 12 -15, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The visit is being made by the invitation of Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet.

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Website on Qaboos wins two awards

  March 8, 2009 at 9:41 am by

A website on Oman’s visionary leader, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, has won two prestigious awards at the Oman Web Awards 2008. Website designer Hamoud Mohd Alazri said about the award “We are very delighted to achieve this distinction in our maiden attempt and would like to dedicate this award to His Majesty in earnest sincerity.” The winner website is ..:: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said ::.., and … Continue reading

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Haya to award winners at rugby finals

  March 7, 2009 at 6:04 am by

Princess Haya will hand out the trophies in the finals of the first Ladies Rugby championship which is held in Dubai. The event is held Under the patronage and attendance of Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, wife of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. 16 women team and 24 men’s team took part in the championship at … Continue reading

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Queen Noor at the Women’s World Awards in Vienna

  March 6, 2009 at 4:43 am by

On March 5, Queen Noor of Jordan attended the Women’s World Awards in Vienna, Austria. This year’s awards was presented to the winners by Queen Noor of Jordan in the “Style” category. Queen Noor who was the recipient of the foundation’s Tolerance Award in 2006. The Women’s World Awards are presented by the World Award foundation in 12 different categories to “extraordinary women from throughout the world whose achievements contribute … Continue reading

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Sheikh Hamdan on official visit to Singapore and Indonesia

  March 5, 2009 at 12:05 pm by

The UAE Deputy Prime Minister, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will start an official visit to Singapore and Indonesia on Saturday, March 7. Sheikh Hamdan will meet with senior officials of the two South-East Asian countries to discuss with them ways to boost bilateral cooperation between the UAE and the two respective countries in the areas of politics, economy, and trade. Sheikh Hamdan is being accompanied on the … Continue reading

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Janadriya Festival Kicks Off with Colorful Start

  March 5, 2009 at 3:57 am by

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah, yesterday inaugurated the National Heritage and Culture Festival at Janadriya village, 45 km north of Riyadh. In the first time of the Janadriya 25 year history, it has opened its doors to families, including women. The festival started with a camel race in which about 500 contestants took part in which King Abdullah handed prizes to the winners of the first … Continue reading

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Mohammed opens Poetry Festival

  March 5, 2009 at 2:41 am by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai opened the seven-day poetry festivel. The festivel is Dubai’s plan to bring different poets from across the globe to help build bridges of understanding across the great cultural divide. The festivel kicked off yesterday, Wednesday March 5 at World Trade Centre surrounded by well-known names in Arabic and international poetry … Continue reading

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Rania praises the ambition of Arab women

  March 5, 2009 at 2:25 am by

Queen Rania is a proud Arab women who is married to King Abdullah for ten years and has four children. In an interview with Britain’s Glamour magazine, Queen Rania praises the women of Jordan saying “When it comes to women in my region, we can’t be generalised. Women have jobs ranging from taxi drivers and hairdressers to pilots, plumbers, architects, CEOs, judges and government ministers.” Queen Rania went on saying … Continue reading

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Hamdan Awards name Sultan Distinguished Personality of the Year

  March 4, 2009 at 12:09 pm by

The Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Awards for Distinctive Academic Performance has named Supreme Council member and ruler of Sharjah, H. H. Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the Distinguished Personality of the Year in recognition of his initiatives to enhance and spread education and knowledge at local, Arab and international levels. Minister of Education and Chairman of the Award’s Board of Trustees Dr Hanif Hassan said: ”The … Continue reading

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Will the Emir dissolve Parliament?

  March 4, 2009 at 2:00 am by

Al Jazeera television reported on Tuesday that Kuwait’s ruler has decided to dissolve parliament after Islamist lawmakers asked to question the prime minister over his government’s handling of the economic crisis. Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Kuwait quoted parliamentary sources as saying Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, who has the last word in politics, would issue a decree to dissolve parliament. This is not the first time the emir dissolves a … Continue reading

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UNICEF’s Executive Director Highlights Huge Impact of Madrasati

  March 3, 2009 at 12:38 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah met with United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) Executive Director, Ann M. Veneman, on Tuesday. Ms Veneman is visiting Jordan as part of her tour in the region. During the meeting, Ms Veneman briefed Her Majesty about her visit to the Tumader School for Girls which is one of Madrasati’s schools. They also discussed ways to expand UNICEF projects in Jordan. Queen Rania who is … Continue reading

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Sheikh Mohammed to attend the opening of Dubai International Poetry Festival

  March 3, 2009 at 11:09 am by

The Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum will attend tomorrow the opening of the first edition of the Dubai International Poetry Festival 2009 which is being held between March 4-10. The festivel is being organised by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation. It promises to bring back to life the ancient Arab tradition of literary expression. … Continue reading

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King Hamad hold talks with Clinton and Mubarak

  March 3, 2009 at 4:31 am by

His Majesty King Hamad held talks yesterday with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Sharm El- Sheikh’s International Conference Hall in Egypt during the framework of the international Gaza donors’ conference. They reviewed bilateral relations in various fields as well as the latest regional and international developments. Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said in a statement that “The meeting was fruitful as it provided a platform … Continue reading

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Janadriya Festival Opens Doors

  March 3, 2009 at 4:14 am by

The 24th Janadriya Culture and Heritage Festival will be opened by King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques on Wednesday the 4th. For the first time in the history of the Janadriya Festival, families will be allowed to visit the cultural and heritage event organized annually by the National Guard. At a press conference on Sunday, Dr.Abdulrahman Bin Subait Al-Subait, Undersecretary, National Guard and Executive Committee Chairman of the … Continue reading

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UAE Crown Prince meets US Envoy

  March 2, 2009 at 1:50 am by

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces meet with George Mitchell, the US Middle East peace envoy ahead of today’s international donor conference on the reconstruction of Gaza. Mr Mitchell briefed Sheikh Mohammed on his meetings which started Thursday with Palestinian and Israeli leaders and King Abdullah of Jordan. Sheikh Mohammed reiterated the UAE’s support of overtures towards a comprehensive … Continue reading

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Sultan Qaboos and President Suleiman hold talks

  March 1, 2009 at 2:21 am by

Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said on Saturday met with President Michel Suleiman of Lebanon, who is on a two-day official visit to Oman. The two leaders held talks which discussed ties between their countries and bilateral relations and ways to improve them in all aspects. The two leaders hoped Suleiman’s visit to Oman would lead to more “cooperation, coordination and activation of bilateral agreements and finding ways to encourage mutual … Continue reading

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Lalla Khadija’s 2nd birthday

  February 28, 2009 at 3:07 am by

Today, Lalla Khadijah celebrates her 2nd birthday along with the royal family and the Moroccan people. Lalla Khadija was born on February 28, 2007 and is the second child of King Mohammed and Lalla Salma. Lalla Khadijah has one brother who is Crown prince Moulay El Hassan who was born in May 2003.

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State visit to Thailand from Malaysia

  February 27, 2009 at 12:18 pm by

Starting March 9th to the 12th, Malaysian King Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin will start a state visit to Thailand the spokesman of the Thai Foreign Ministry said Friday. Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya assured the Malaysians that Thailand has been fully prepared to receive the King of Malaysia during the state visit, a spokesman of the Thai Foreign Ministry said.

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