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Saudi Monarch Visits Egypt

  June 21, 2014 at 4:33 am by

On his way back home, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud paid a quick visit to the Egyptian capital of Cairo, where he met with the newly elected President, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. According to the Saudi Royal Court and press reports, the King’s visit aimed to confirm Saudi Arabia’s strong support for Eygpt and its new government. The talks also covered the importance of the two nations working … Continue reading

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Prince Muqrin Appointed Deputy Crown Prince

  March 27, 2014 at 8:09 pm by

In a televised royal decree aired earlier today, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud appointed his brother, Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, as deputy Crown Prince. This announcement officially placed Prince Muqrin, who is 70 years old, as second in line to the kingdom’s throne following his elder brother, Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz. According to the royal court the decree cannot be altered “in any way or by any … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King Abdullah II To Visit Saudi Arabia

  October 21, 2013 at 10:51 am by

King Abdullah II of Jordan will pay a short visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on today. During the visit, the King will hold talks with the Saudi monarch, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, covering the latest developments in the region as Petra News Agency reported. The news agency statement did not reveal any further details regarding the visit. King Abdullah II has visited Saudi Arabia several times … Continue reading

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Prince Sattam Al Saud Passes Away

  February 13, 2013 at 10:06 am by

The Royal Saudi Court announced on Tuesday the death of HRH Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz al Saud, the Governor of Riyadh. According to the statement, the late prince’s funeral will take place at the Emam Turki’s mosque in Riyadh City this Wednesday. Prince Sattam was born in 1941 as the son of King Abdulaziz al Saud and Princess Mudhi Al Sudairi. He was educated at the University of San Diego, … Continue reading

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Alwaleed Receives Honorary Medal

  November 25, 2012 at 12:03 pm by

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, chairman of the Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), was awarded the Medal of Honour of Myanmar President’s, Thein Sein. The awards ceremony was held at the Government House in Burma. The medal received was Prince Alwaleed’s 66th honorary medal. Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel, Vice Chairwoman and Secretary General of Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation, attended the awards ceremony. The Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation-Global has made several … Continue reading

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Successful Surgery For Saudi King

  November 19, 2012 at 9:57 am by

The Royal Saudi Court announced in a statement that King Abdullah has undergone a successful back surgery at the National Guard’s King Abdulaziz Hospital, in the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. This is the fourth back operation that the Saudi monarch has undergone since 2010. In 2012, the 87-year old King underwent two surgeries, one for a slipped disk and a blood clot pressing on nerves, the second was stabilize … Continue reading

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Royalty and the Olympics: IOC Membership

  July 26, 2012 at 5:48 am by

Continuing with our look at Royals and the Olympics, today the TRF Blog focuses on royals – both reigning and non-reigning – who are members of the International Olympic Committee. There are a number of royals who have current IOC membership, listed here in alphabetical order of the country they represent, as well as three who were made Honorary Members following the end of their active membership. Many of these … Continue reading

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Prince Bandar Named Saudi Intelligence Chief

  July 20, 2012 at 5:32 am by

The former ambassador to the United States Prince Bandar bin Sultan has been appointed as intelligence chief. A decree which was published on the the Saudi Press Agency site said “His Royal Highness Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz is relieved from his position as head of the Presidency of General Intelligence and appointed a special envoy and advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah with the rank … Continue reading

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Prince Salman Appointed Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

  June 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm by

Following the funeral of the late Crown Prince Nayef Al Saud, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has appointed his brother, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, as Crown Prince, deputy Premier and Minister of Defense. The new Crown Prince who is the second Saudi heir in less than a year, after the death of his brothers, the late former Crown Princes Sultan and Nayef, … Continue reading

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Saudi Crown Prince Passes Away

  June 18, 2012 at 12:31 am by

The Royal Saudi Court announced on Saturday the death of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, deputy premier and interior minister. The 79-year-old Saudi Crown Prince, who died in Geneva, left Saudi Arabia last month for scheduled medical check-ups abroad. His funeral prayer was be performed after the Sunday Maghreb (sunset) prayer at the Holy Mosque in Makkah, as the Saudi press agency reported. Prince Nayef was the … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Nayef Flies Abroad for Medical Check-Up

  May 27, 2012 at 6:06 am by

The Saudi press agency reported this Saturday that Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud left the Kingdom on a private vacation abroad for scheduled medical tests. According to the Saudi Royal Court, the 79 year-old Prince had spent a month-long private visit in Algeria earlier this year after previous reassuring medical tests. Crown Prince Nayef, who has also been serving as the Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia since … Continue reading

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Saudi & Qatar Royals Attend Charity Dinner

  December 15, 2011 at 7:31 am by

On December 13, Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser, Qatar Foundation Chairperson, HRH Prince Waleed bin Talal and his spouse HRH Princess Amira Al Taweel attended the 4th Reach Out to Asia (Rota) gala dinner and charity auction raised $13 million to support Rota education projects in troubled Asian communities. The highest bidder of the charity event was by Saudi Prince Waleed bin Talal, who donated more than $3m. During … Continue reading

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Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Appointed as New Heir

  October 28, 2011 at 8:19 am by

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has appointed his brother, Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, as Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior. According to the Saudi press agency, SPA, the monarch issued his royal order after notifying the Chief and members of the Allegiance-Pledge Commission about his choice during a meeting held at his palace in Riyadh earlier. Crown Prince Nayef … Continue reading

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Who Might be Saudi’s Next Heir?

  October 26, 2011 at 4:34 am by

Since the death of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Sultan on Saturday, the seat of Crown Prince has been empty. King Abdullah is to name a Crown Prince today or in the next few days, which will be chosen through the “allegiance council,” established by King Abdullah in 2006. Even though the Crown Prince had a deputy, Interior Minister Prince Nayef, the position does not go automatically to him. The council … Continue reading

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Funeral of Saudi Crown Prince

  October 25, 2011 at 11:05 pm by

Carried by his sons and brothers, Saudi Arabia’s late Crown Prince, Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, has been buried in the Al-Oud Cemetery, the resting place of many members of his family. The funeral service, which took place at Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh, was held in presence of the late 85 year-old heir’s brother, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud. It was also attended by number of … Continue reading

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Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Dies

  October 22, 2011 at 4:19 am by

The Royal Saudi Court announced this Saturday the death of 85 year old Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud,Saudi Arabia’s deputy Prime Minister and minister of defense and aviation. The Royal Court statement said, “With deep sorrow and grief, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud announced that his brother and faithful Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister … Continue reading

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Princess Amira in the States

  October 3, 2011 at 7:48 am by

During her trip to the United States of America, Princess Amira Al-Taweel, the Vice Chairwoman of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation (which is chaired by her husband, HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud) took part in various interviews by different media channels, discussing topics such as the empowerment of women, as well as her active role in philanthropy. Princess Amira was interviewed by Piers Morgan for CNN, Margaret … Continue reading

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Saudi Monarch gives Women Right to Vote

  September 25, 2011 at 8:47 pm by

For the first time in his Kingdom’s history, King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud has given Saudi women the right to participate in future municipal elections. The 87-year-old monarch made his announcement in his annual message at the Shura Council. He said, “Starting with the next term, women will have the right to run in municipal elections and to choose candidates, according to Islamic principles,” adding, “We have decided that … Continue reading

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The Royals and Ground Zero: 9/11 Ten Years On

  September 11, 2011 at 6:38 am by

It was the moment which caused the world to stand still – 08:46 local time, September 11th, 2001, New York City. The World Trade Centre’s North Tower is hit by an American Airlines flight from Boston, en route to Los Angeles. The words “hijacking”, “terrorism” and “9/11″ are from that moment forever imprinted in the minds of the world’s population. Less than twenty minutes later, it becomes clear that this … Continue reading

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Sheikh Khalid Al Khalifa Marries Princess Sahab of Saudi Arabia

  June 19, 2011 at 8:51 pm by

HH Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain tied the knot on June 16, 2011 with HRH Princess Sahab Al Saud, the daughter of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia. According to the Bahraini news agency, the ceremony took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and was attended by members of Al Saud and Al Kalifa royal families. Sheikh Khalid was born in September 1989 as the fifth … Continue reading

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