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A New Crown Prince In Saudi Arabia

  June 21, 2017 at 8:10 am by

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz has appointed his own son, Prince Mohammad bin Salman, as heir and first in line to the Kingdom’s throne, replacing his nephew Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who occupied this position for the past three years. The new Crown Prince, 31, was also named deputy prime minister, and maintains his current position as Minister of Defence. He previously served as deputy Crown Prince and was third-in-line … Continue reading

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Saudi King Welcomes US President to Riyadh

  May 20, 2017 at 8:32 pm by

King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has welcomed the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to Saudi Arabia on Saturday for an official visit. An official welcoming took place at King Khalid International Airport, before the parties headed to the Royal Court. The two leaders had a private audience following a luncheon at the Royal Court in the capital, where President Trump was awarded the Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud. … Continue reading

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Middle Eastern Leaders Attend Arab League Summit In Amman

  March 29, 2017 at 3:27 pm by

King Abdullah II of Jordan was the hosting head of state of the 28th Arab League Summit held on Wednesday in Amman. Among those attending the summit were King Salman bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia; King Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain; the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah; the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani; and the Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King Abdullah Welcomes Saudi Counterpart Ahead of Summit

  March 27, 2017 at 5:53 pm by

The King of Jordan welcomed his Saudi counterpart at the Marka Military Airport on Monday, as the Saudi King arrived in the country ahead of Wednesday’s Arab Summit. Following an official welcoming ceremony at the airport, the two leaders headed to the Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman, where they held business talks between the Jordanian and Saudi delegations. Several business agreements between the two nations were also signed. A spokesperson from … Continue reading

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King Felipe Meets With His Saudi Counterpart

  January 15, 2017 at 5:26 pm by

King Felipe VI of Spain had an audience with King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud on Sunday at the Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. The two monarchs discussed bilateral relations prior to an official lunch. During the audience, King Salman awarded King Felipe with the Grand Collar of the Order of Abdul Aziz, the highest order in the Saudi Kingdom. Earlier in the day, King Felipe had a meeting at the Spanish … Continue reading

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Saudi King Salman Visits Qatar

  December 6, 2016 at 4:34 pm by

As part of his Gulf tour, Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has paid a short visit to the state of Qatar. He was warmly welcomed by HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani the Emir of Qatar, and the Emir Father, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Along with popular celebrations in the capital Doha, an official ceremony was also held at the the Emiri Diwan (Palace) … Continue reading

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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. Embed from Getty Images 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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