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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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Saudi King attends Sister’s Funeral

  April 19, 2011 at 3:47 am by

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah, and Crown Prince Sultan, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defence and Aviation, attended the funeral prayer for Princess Seeta bint Abdul Aziz at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in the capital city of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. After the funeral prayer, King Abdullah received condolences. Princess Seeta, who passed away at the age of 80, was Saudi’s King Abdullah’s sister who … Continue reading

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Saudi Prince Khalid bin Bandar Al Saud weds Lucy Cuthbert

  March 31, 2011 at 8:19 am by

His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud tied the knot with Miss Lucy Cuthbert, the niece of the Duke of Northumberland, on March 28th. The ceremony, which was very simple, took place at the registery office in Oxford and was attended by a few of the couple’s family members and friends. Prince Khalid, who is 33 years old, is part of the Al Saud dynasty and … Continue reading

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Saudi King to Return Back Home Next Week

  February 19, 2011 at 3:17 am by

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, is expected to return back to Saudi Arabia very soon after a long recovery absence. The Saudi press reported this weekend that the 86 year-old monarch has arrived in Casablanca, Morocco for a short recovery stop before returning back home next week. The press also covered the preparations for the King’s arrival celebrations all over … Continue reading

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Saudi King Alive

  February 10, 2011 at 9:00 am by

There have been rumors today surfing the net that Saudi Arabia’s 86 year old King Abdullah Al Saud has died. A Saudi source has told news agencies that “The rumours aren’t true.” King Abdullah has been away from the public eye for about two months since he underwent surgery twice after a blood clot complicated a slipped disc in the United States and is currently recovering in Morocco since January. … Continue reading

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Late King Fahad’s Son Marries

  December 22, 2010 at 3:24 pm by

HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Fahd Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabi, State Minister, Cabinet Member and Chief of the Premiership Diwan married on Tuesday December 21, 2010 in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Prince Abdulaaziz married Princess Mashael, who is the daughter of Prince Faisal bin Meshal bin Abdulaziz. HRH Prince Abdulaziz was the late King Fahad’s youngest and favorite son, he is currently 37 years old. … Continue reading

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Princess Adela encourages women to work in Saudi

  December 1, 2010 at 3:25 am by

Princess Adela bint Abdullah Al Saud, President of the Board of Directors of the Center, opened the Women’s Business Forum “Participation of Women in National Development 2010,” on Sunday and addressed the forum on Monday. Princess Adela spoke about how women in the Kingdom face many problems because of their traditions. “The participation of women in social development in developing countries is still not clear. Women face many challenges at … Continue reading

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A Successful Surgery for the Saudi Monarch in NYC

  November 25, 2010 at 7:57 am by

The Royal Saudi Court & Al-Arabiya news channel reported today that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud, is doing much better after undergoing a successful back surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital. The 86 year old Saudi monarch left his country last Monday heading to the US, seeking more medical check-up & treatment for a blood clot complicated a slipped spinal … Continue reading

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Saudi Monarch to fly to the US for Medical Tests, Blood Clot Treatment

  November 21, 2010 at 9:29 pm by

The Royal Saudi court announced that King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, will leave to the US on Monday to complete medical check-up and to follow-up treatment according to the recommendation of the medical team. The 86 year old Saudi monarch has been hospitalized in Riyadh for few hours after suffering from increased back pain due to a blood clot. Then doctors decided … Continue reading

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Saudi Monarch Suffers from Herniated Disc

  November 13, 2010 at 11:21 pm by

The official Saudi news agency (SPA) announced that King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, is suffering from a herniated disc. The announcement stated that the 86 year old Saudi monarch is suffering from back problems, which his doctors diagnosed as a herniated disc. Doctors also advised him to rest as part of his therapy. The agency reported that his brother, the second Deputy … Continue reading

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Saudi King to visit Canada, US & France

  June 21, 2010 at 4:49 am by

King Abdullah Al Saud is said to attend the G20 summit in Canada, which will be followed by a working trip to Washington and Paris. In Washington DC, King Abdullah is scheduled to meet with President Obama on June 29 at the White house. “Obama looks forward to discussing with King Abdullah the strengthening of bilateral ties between the United States and Saudi Arabia as well as a range of … Continue reading

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Sheikha Mozah in Saudi Arabia

  March 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm by

HH Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education Science and Community Development, has been invited by Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz to visit the kingdom. Sheikha Mozah who is leading a high delegation is scheduled to visit universities, educational institutions, research centres and social services centres. The visit starts today March 21, 2010 and it is unknown how long the visit will last.

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Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s Rotana to Sell Stake to News Corp

  February 27, 2010 at 3:51 am by

News Corp has agreed to buy a 9.09% stake in Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s Rotana television and media empire for $70m (£45m), marking its first major investment in the Middle East. Rotana, which hosts News Corp’s Fox channels in Saudi Arabia, owns the rights to more than 2,000 Arabic movies and the world’s largest Arabic language music library. News Corp has the option to increase its holding to … Continue reading

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Queen Rania and Prince Talal Inaugurate AOU New Building

  February 26, 2010 at 7:41 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud inaugurated the new building of the Arab Open University (AOU) on Wednesday in Tareq area in Amman. Queen Rania, co-chair of AOU’s board of trustees, along with Prince Talal, unveiled the plaque next to the new building which has been equipped with the latest technologies. During the ceremony, a short video about the University was shown … Continue reading

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Saudi Prince in Court Charged with Murder

  February 25, 2010 at 7:53 am by

HRH Prince Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Nasir Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has been charged with murdering his aide at the five-star Landmark Hotel in London, Scotland Yard has said. The 33-year-old prince is accused of killing Saudi citizen Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz last week. The prince had been in London for a four-week sightseeing trip. A bail application was adjourned for the prince to give the defence team more time to … Continue reading

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Yemeni President Visits Saudi Arabia & Bahrain

  February 24, 2010 at 10:59 pm by

President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen arrived Tuesday, February 23rd in the Bahraini capital, Manama, on a two-day state visit. He was received by HM King Hamad Al Khalifa, Prime Minister Prince Salman Al Khalifa, Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and a number of Bahraini ministers and officials at the airport. Then, the two leaders held a talk session dedicated to discussing means of reinforcing the two … Continue reading

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Fined For Not Broadcasting Interview With Saudi Prince

  February 4, 2010 at 7:00 am by

The Arab news station al-Arabiya has been fined because they did not broadcast an interview with one of Saudi Arabia’s many princes. The court of appeal in Dubai confirmed an earlier court ruling that the news station had to pay 100.000 dirham (roughly 19.500 EUR or 27.000 USD), according to newspaper al-Khaleej. Al-Arabiya had announced the interview with prince doctor Saif al-Islam ibn Saud Abdulaziz al-Saud, but did not broadcast … Continue reading

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