International royals

Succession crisis in Oman: Sultan dies - leaves name of successor in sealed envelope

The Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said Al Said, died on Saturday at the age of 79 triggering a succession crisis. There is no heir apparent in Oman and the Sultan was unmarried. What happens next sounds as through it should be a reality television concept rather than the process of choosing a new head of state. Before his death, Sultan Qaboos left a name of his preferred successor in a…
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Morocco

King Mohammed of Morocco hosts Ivanka Trump

King Mohammed VI of Morocco hosted First Daughter and Advisor the President of the United States, Ivanka Trump on Thursday in Rabat. The First Daughter later tweeted about the meeting, “Today I was honoured to speak with His Majesty King Mohammed VI & thank him for his gracious hospitality during our delegation’s visit to the beautiful country of Morocco. “The U.S. &amp…
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Morocco

King of Morocco pardons journalist

The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, has pardoned a Moroccan journalist for Al Akhbar al Yaoum. Hajar Raissouni was arrested on 31 August and received a one-year prison sentence from a court in Rabat. The female journalist was jailed due to an illegal abortion and having…
Morocco

King Mohammed of Morocco diagnosed with acute bilateral pneumonitis, unable to attend Chirac funeral

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has been diagnosed with “acute bilateral pneumonitis of viral origin,” according to the Royal House on Sunday. The King has been prescribed a “few days for the monarch” by his doctor. The 56-year-old monarch will be unable to attend the funeral of former French President Jacques Chirac as a result. He had planned to travel to France to pay…
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Morocco

Who is Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco?

Born in Rome, Italy, on 26 August 1962, to King Hassan II and his second wife, Lalla Latifa Hammou, Lalla Meryem was the first child and eldest daughter of the couple; her birth, reportedly, took place in Italy because the family was on holiday there at the time. She…
Morocco

New banknotes to be issued in Morocco to mark the King's 20 years on the throne

New banknotes have been issued in Morocco by Bank Al Maghrib to mark the 20th anniversary of King Mohammed VI, 56, ascending the Moroccan throne. The bank will be issuing a limited amount of commemorative MAD 20 notes in September of this year. According to Moroccan World News, the bank explained about the new banknote saying it is “characterised by a vertical design, which carries a…
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