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King Abdullah Meets with King Salman in Morocco

  August 3, 2016 at 2:45 pm by

Jordan’s King Abdullah II departed on a working visit to both Morocco and Scotland today, and he has met with the King of Saudi Arabia during his stop in Tangier. The two leaders spoke of bilateral relations and the most recent developments in the Middle East. Afterwards, King Salman hosted a lunch in honour of his guest. King Abdullah will now head to Scotland, where he will be a special guest at … Continue reading

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Arab Royals Attend the Conclusion of Raad Al-Shamal

  March 11, 2016 at 12:19 pm by

Many royals and leaders from the Arab and Islamic countries gathered Friday in Saudi Arabia along with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Majesty King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, and participated in the closing ceremony of the military exercise “Raad Al-Shamal” (North Thunder). The ceremony which was organized by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia took place at the King Khalid Military City in Hafr Al-Batin area. … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary’s First Day in Saudi Arabia

  February 28, 2016 at 7:13 pm by

The Danish Crown Prince Couple arrived in Saudi Arabia last night, before having a light day today where they met with the Saudi Royal Family. Frederik and Mary were given a sight-seeing tour of Riyadh, the Saudi capital, this morning, which included a tour of Ad’Diriyah, a historical city that has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2010. They had lunch with King Salman, and the Crown Prince had a private … Continue reading

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The ‘Sleeping Prince’ Moved Home

  February 3, 2016 at 6:41 pm by

Saudi Prince Khalid bin Talal Al Saud has decided recently to transfer his ill son, Prince Al Waleed bin Khaled, home after spending ten years receiving treatment at a specialist hospital in Riyadh. Prince Al Waleed, who is the eldest son of Prince Khalid, suffered traumatic injury following a traffic accident, causing him to be in a coma for a decade. His mother is Princess Jazzi, the daughter of the late King Saud bin … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia Attends Mentor Foundation International Gala

  September 22, 2015 at 9:49 pm by

This evening, Queen Silvia was present at the Mentor Foundation USA’s International Gala at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Wearing a green and white evening gown with a leaf motif, the Queen delivered a speech and posed for photographs with Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal and Princess Sora bint Sa’ad of Saudi Arabia. Mentor International was founded by Queen Silvia in 1994 and aims to empower children and young people “to make … Continue reading

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Prince Saud Al Faisal Passes Away

  July 10, 2015 at 8:05 am by

Saudi Prince and former Foreign Minister Saud Al Faisal bin Abdul Aziz died on Thursday in the United States after long illness. Prince Saud bin Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud was born in 1940 as the son of the late King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia. He graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. View image | gettyimages.com Before his retirement earlier this year, … Continue reading

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Prince Alwaleed Announces His Fortune Will Be Donated To Charity

  July 1, 2015 at 11:51 pm by

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal announced in a press conference held in Riyadh today that he will be donating his entire fortune to charity, in projects that will be undertaken by a designated branch of his charitable organisation Alwaleed Philanthropies over the coming years. The Prince’s private fortune amounts to £20billon (€29billion, $USD32billion). “Philanthropy is a personal responsibility, which I embarked upon more than three decades ago and is an intrinsic part of … Continue reading

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Saudi King Appoints New Crown Prince and Deputy Crown Prince

  April 29, 2015 at 1:20 am by

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued a royal decree with with changes in his cabinet. The changes are accepting of the resignation of his half brother, 69 year old Crown Prince Murqin. The Crown Prince post is now given to Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who was previously the deputy Crown Prince and Minister of the Interior. View image | gettyimages.com King Salman has named his son, Prince Mohammed bin … Continue reading

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Saudi King Abdullah Passes Away

  January 23, 2015 at 1:47 am by

The Royal Saudi Court announced earlier this morning the death of His Majesty King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. The late monarch, who was 90 years old, passed away this morning at 1:00am local time (10:00pm GMT) after a long battle of illnesses. He was addmitted to hospital weeks ago for medical checks after suffering from a lung … Continue reading

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Saudi King Abdullah Is Admitted Into Hospital

  January 1, 2015 at 6:43 am by

The Saudi court has announced that the 91 year old King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has been admitted into the King Abdulaziz Meical city of the National Guard in Riyadh for medical tests. The statement from the state news agency SPA said “The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, may God keep him, entered today Wednesday. The King Abdulaziz Medical City of the National Guard … Continue reading

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Qatar Royals Attend ROTA Charity Event

  November 17, 2014 at 2:30 am by

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and his wife Sheikha Jawaher bint Hamad bin Suhaim al-Thani attended the Reach Out to Asia (Rota) ceremony which takes place annually. This years event was held under the theme “Plant a Book…Harvest a Future.” The auction gala dinner raised $21 million which will go to educational projects in poor countries. Rota Chairperson, Sheikha al-Mayassa bint Hamad al-Thani presented the Rota … Continue reading

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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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