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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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King and Queen of Jordan end Portugal visit

  March 18, 2009 at 2:31 pm by

On Day two of the visit to Portugal, King Abdullah opened on Tuesday a drug factory affiliated to Amman-based Hikma Pharmaceuticals. During the opening, King Abdullah was briefed by Hikma Vice Chairman Mazen Darwazah on the manufacturing process in the factory which rely on using advanced technologies. Later that day, King Abdullah met with the Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates to discuss bilateral cooperation and efforts to launch serious negotiations … Continue reading

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Emir accepts resignation of government

  March 17, 2009 at 1:38 pm by

The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, has accepted the resignation the prime minister and his cabinet, Kuwaiti official Television reported on Monday. Kuwait’s government resignation comes after the Islamist lawmakers submitted three requests to question Prime Minister Sheikh Naser Mohammed Al Ahmad Al Sabah on political crisis. It is the fourth time the cabinet has resigned in two years. The last cabinet resigned in November after … Continue reading

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Queen Rania awarded the Council of Europe’s North-South Prize

  March 17, 2009 at 3:36 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania on Monday received the Council of Europe’s (COE) North-South Prize in recognition of her concerted efforts to increase public awareness on global interdependence issues and foster inter-cultural dialogue between Eastern and Western cultures. Queen Rania gave a speech at the Portuguese parliament after beeing awarded the 2008 edition of the North-South Prize. The North-South Prize is awarded to those who contribute to the defense and promotion … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Jordan begin visit to Portugal

  March 16, 2009 at 1:45 pm by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania have arrived in the Portugal capital Lisbon on a two day official visit. King Abdullah and Queen Rania were received by Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva and first lady Maria Cavaco Silva at the Belem Presidential Palace for the welcome ceremony. After the welcome ceremony, King Abdullah and the Portuguese President held talks with King Abdullah saying The two countries wanted Israel and the … Continue reading

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Abdullah and Rania in Morocco

  March 16, 2009 at 3:48 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah arrived in Fez, Morocco on a working visit that will be followed by an official visit to Portugal. Their Majesties were were welcomed by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, who was accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and SAR Princess Lalla Salma at the international airport Fez Saiss. After the welcome ceremony at the airport, King Abdullah II … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince visits First SuperYacht Show

  March 15, 2009 at 5:00 am by

On March 13, His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces visited Abu Dhabi Yacht Show (ADYS), which features a multi-million dollar flotilla of some of the world’s largest, and most spectacular SuperYachts. Berthed at the new marina zone at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the fleet of 21 SuperYachts, some of which rank … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Jordan begin trip to Morocco and Portugal

  March 15, 2009 at 3:19 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah II and Queen Rania will start today a working trip to the Kingdom of Morocco and then to Portugal. During their visit to Morocco, King Abdullah will hold talks with the Moroccan King Mohammad VI on joint cooperation ties, Mideast developments and efforts to achieve stability, security and peace in the region. On King Abdullah’s first official visit to Portugal which will take place on March … Continue reading

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Mohammed attends final session of Dubai Policy Forum

  March 13, 2009 at 4:23 am by

H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai attended part of the concluding session of the Dubai Policy Watch forum organised by Mohammad Bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development (MBRCLD). Also attending the forum was H.H. Sheikh Majed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and a few senior officials.

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