UAE

Late Emir of Abu Dhabi laid to rest

Abu Dhabi’s late Emir, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has been laid to rest. Following Muslim tradition, his burial took place the same day as his death on 13 May. The Sheikh’s brother and newly reigning Emir of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan performed the funeral prayer for his sibling at Abu Dhabi’s First Mosque. Other members of the…
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JordanMiddle East

King Abdullah and Queen Rania to receive prize from the Vatican in New York

King Abdullah and Queen Rania are set to receive the prestigious Path for Peace award during a ceremony in New York City. The event will take place on the evening of Monday, 9 May and will coincide with King Abdullah’s working visit to the United States.  The Path for Peace Award is a product of the homonym foundation, which is affiliated with the Permanent Observer Mission of the…
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Jordan

Queen Rania calls for optimism on climate crisis

Queen Rania of Jordan has called for optimism on the climate crisis in a virtual foreign policy climate summit. The Queen spoke to climate leaders through a pre-recorded video at Foreign Policy Virtual Climate Summit. Queen Rania said there is an “alarming…
Middle EastSaudi Arabia

Saudi King and Crown Prince congratulate President Macron on reelection in relationship turning point

King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia have sent messages of congratulations to French President Emmanuel Macron for his reelection.  The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and his son have expressed their “sincere congratulations” for the new presidential term and wished him “every success” and “to the friendly people of France further progress…
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Jordan

King Abdullah undergoes successful back surgery

Jordan’s King Abdullah has undergone a successful back surgery. The King of Jordan, 60, underwent the surgery in Frankfurt, Germany, on Tuesday, 12 April, at a specialist clinic. The surgery was to treat a thoracic herniated disc, which was the result of extreme physical activities from military duties, according to state media. King Abdullah will undergo a period of rest before he…
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