Morocco

King of Morocco will no longer celebrate birthday with official annual ceremony

It has been announced by the Ministry of Royal Palaces that King Mohammed VI will no longer celebrate his birthday each year with an official ceremony at the Royal Palace, which is held on 21 August. In a statement, it was said that the King had decided “not to organise, from this year, the official ceremony” for his birthday. No reason has been given. The official celebrations…
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Emperor Emeritus Akihito suffers bout of cerebral anaemia due to fatigue

Emperor Emeritus Akihito of Japan suffered an episode of severe cerebral anaemia last week, the Imperial Household Agency announced on Tuesday. The Emperor Emeritus had been undergoing a regular health check-up when he was unable to continue standing up at one point. The cerebral anaemia is believed to have been the result of fatigue caused by the health check-up. He has since recovered. Both the…
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Princess Mako visits Machu Picchu

Princess Mako of Akishino, a niece of Emperor Naruhito of Japan, has visited the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru as part of her six-day visit to the country. The official trip to Peru and Bolivia marks the 120th anniversary of the start of Japanese immigration to…
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United Nations Special Rapporteur criticizes Queen Máxima over meeting with Saudi Crown Prince

Agnes Callamard, a United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial execution, joined Dutch lawmakers in criticizing Queen Máxima of the Netherlands over a meeting she held with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during the G20 summit in Osaka. She told the Algemeen Dagblad newspaper that it was “more than disappointing” that Queen Máxima has not raised the murder of journalist…
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Empress Emerita Michiko undergoes cataract surgery

Empress Emerita Michiko of Japan has undergone cataract surgery on her right eye at the Tokyo Hospital on Sunday. The operation was a success, and the Empress Emerita returned home that same day. Another cataract surgery on her left eye will follow on 23 June. She reportedly began having problems with her eyes several years ago. Just recently theEmpress Emerita was also diagnosed with heart…
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