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Saudi King and President Obama meet in London

  April 3, 2009 at 8:36 pm by

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and US President Barack Obama held talks on Thursday on the sidelines of a G-20 summit. Reuters reports that the two leaders”reaffirmed the long-standing, strong relationship between the two countries” and they also talked about “international cooperation regarding the global economy, regional political and security issues, and cooperation against terrorism,” the White House said, according to Reuters.

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Dubai’s Ruler aiming to win Kentucky Derby

  April 2, 2009 at 5:55 am by

Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has decided to participate in the kentucy derby after two of his three-year-old colts dominated the UAE races. Regal Ransom and Desert Party who finished about 15 lengths ahead of their closest rivals in the US$2 million race are both owned by the sheikh’s powerful Godolphin Racing stable. The colts next race could be the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky … Continue reading

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Mohammed’s 2-day visit to Moscow

  March 31, 2009 at 10:34 am by

Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, was in Moscow on a 2-day visit which came by invitation of Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin. Sheikh Mohammed met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. They discussed on expanding base of cooperation to increase the trade exchange in line with growing friendship relations, described by the Russian President as historic. Sheikh Mohammed … Continue reading

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Prince Nayef named Second Deputy PM

  March 30, 2009 at 2:58 am by

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Minster Prince Nayef has been appointed as second Deputy Prime Minister, third in the political hierarchy after King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and his brother and Defence Minister Prince Sultan. Prince Sultan was then named first Deputy Prime Minister. King Abdullah, who is in his mid-eighties, is also the Prime Minister. Prince Nayef has been elevated to the post which has been open since the death of death … Continue reading

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Dubai ruler’s two day visit to Moscow starts Monday

  March 29, 2009 at 9:21 am by

Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will leave Monday morning for Moscow, heading a UAE delegation on a two-day visit to Russia in honour of an official invitation from Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin. During the visit, Sheikh Mohammed will hold talks with Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, on bilateral relations between the UAE and Russia and discuss new … Continue reading

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Gulf Royals at $6 million Dubai World Cup

  March 29, 2009 at 3:03 am by

The Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, watched the 14th edition of the horse racing Dubai World Cup which was launched at Nad al-Sheba racecourse on Saturday. H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum presented, the owner of the winner horse Well Armed horse and owners of Kentucky’s WinStar Farms with the 2009 Dubai World Cup in presence … Continue reading

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Princess Haya attends Polo event

  March 28, 2009 at 4:57 am by

Under the patronage of and attended by HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai, the year’s most prestigious and celebrated polo tournament in the desert took place on Friday March 27th, 2009 at the prominent Desert Palm Hotel. Princess Haya graced the event with her presence and presented the winning team with … Continue reading

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Queen Rania in South Africa, Day 2

  March 28, 2009 at 4:36 am by

On March 27, 2009, Queen Rania announced her role as Honorary Chair of the Global Action Week on Education in anticipation of the “Big Read” event organized by the Global Campaign for Education. Queen Rania addressed the need to provide “Education for All” by calling on millions to join the “Big Read” campaign at the Sandton Public Library in Johannesburg. After the announcement, the Queen started to read the short … Continue reading

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Rania starts Visit to South Africa

  March 27, 2009 at 4:36 am by

Queen Rania started a three-day working trip to South Africa by holding talks on Thursday with the South African statesman and Nobel Prize laureate Nelson Mandela. During the meeting, Members of the Nelson Mandela organizations briefed the Queen on the various legacy projects currently underway, including the planned Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, which will be one of three such facilities in the African continent. Queen Rania also visited the Phefeni … Continue reading

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Princess Haya meets with Sierra Leone Registrar of the Special Court

  March 26, 2009 at 5:32 am by

HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, Ruler of Dubai, met yesterday with the Registrar of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Mr. Herman von Hebel, as part of an advocacy tour in the region by representatives of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. During the meeting, Mr. Herman explained the Special Court’s unique model … Continue reading

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Mohammed bin Zayed attends Japanese tea ceremony

  March 22, 2009 at 3:01 pm by

H.H. Gen. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, admired the commitment of the Japanes to their rich indigenous traditions despite the modern life. Sheikh Mohammed made his remarks as he attended a Japanese tea ceremony staged at Bahr Palace by the Japanese Embassy in association with Japan Oil Development Company Ltd (JODCO). Sheikh Mohammed drank a … Continue reading

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Haya attends closing ceremony of Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

  March 22, 2009 at 1:25 pm by

Under the patronage and in the presence of HRH 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, the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) on Saturday March 21, marked the successful closing of its 2nd annual festival held under the theme ‘Together, We Add Colour to Life’. The closing ceremony which … Continue reading

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Dubai ruler visits Art Dubai & attends horse show

  March 22, 2009 at 5:36 am by

The Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, visited this evening Art Dubai 2009. Sheikh Mohammed toured the different galleries that featured almost 2000 artworks by over 450 artists from the UAE and other countries. Sheikh Mohammed also viewed hand-made Persian rugs displayed at the exhibition. After the art exhibition, Sheikh Mohammed attended the final day of the … Continue reading

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Mohammed launches website

  March 21, 2009 at 5:02 am by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the official website of the Prime Minister of the UAE has been developed to open all communication channels with everyone. The website was launched on Friday by Shaikh Mohammad. The website will not only represents the official source of all information related to the prime minister, but also provides an effective … Continue reading

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Sheikha Mozah at the UN

  March 20, 2009 at 12:05 pm by

Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann, president of the UN General Assembly, lauded the efforts of H H Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned in helping Palestinian schoolchildren saying “As you may know, she has been working tirelessly to restore as quickly as possible the scores of UN-sponsored schools that were damaged during the horrific invasion of the Palestinian territory of Gaza two months ago.” At the assembly, Sheikha Mozah said she would … Continue reading

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Abdullah & Rania at JRF charity event

  March 20, 2009 at 11:41 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al-Abdullah attended the annual charity event of Jordan River Foundation (JRF) on Thursday. Event was held at the King Hussein Convention Center at the Dead Sea area and dedicated to raise funds for JRF’s different childhood, rehabilitation and development programmes. The JRF was established in 1995 and is chaired by Queen Rania. It is a non-profit Jordanian non-governmental organization which seeks to … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Honored with Global Environmental Citizen Award

  March 19, 2009 at 2:42 pm by

On March 15, Her Majesty Queen Noor received the 2009 Global Environmental Citizen Awards from Harvard Medical School’s Center for Health and the Global Environment. The Global Environmental Citizen Awards are presented annually by the Center for Health and the Global Environment to individuals who have been world leaders in protecting the global environment. In accepting the award, Her Majesty said “Our health, our welfare, and our children’s future depends … Continue reading

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Princess Haya attends Special Needs Concert

  March 19, 2009 at 1:32 pm by

Wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein attended the Annual Concert “Message from the Past” which was presented by the Students and staff of Dubai Center for Special Needs. The concert started off with the Quran recital which was followed by several plays and musicals.

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Saudi King for Nobel Prize?

  March 19, 2009 at 3:25 am by

A website has asked people from the Middle East and Africa (MEA) to nominate one out of five of the nominess whom they think most deserves the Nobel Peace Prize. The nominees have been chosen from different MEA countries: King Abdullah; Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Misned, Chairman of Qatar’s Board of Education, Science and Community Development and the wife of the Emir of Qatar; Dr. Albert Dagher, Professor of Economics … Continue reading

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CP allocates Dh 4million to students at book fair

  March 18, 2009 at 2:49 pm by

HH Gen. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Education Council, has instructed that Dh 4 million be given to students and undergraduates which will help them to purchase books from the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair which kicked off today in Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Mohammed’s grant will also include the distribution of 1,000 children’s bags that contain 10 newly published … Continue reading

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