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Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia chairs Defence Council meeting

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmanof Saudi Arabia has chaired the first meeting of the Defence Council in Riyadh. The purpose of the Council is essentially to have a strategic overview of Saudi Arabia and its defence capability. The meeting created governance councils to monitor key areas. These are; The Project Review and Investment Board, the Council of Services and Business, the…
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Sultan of Brunei gifts Queensland Police $14,000 AUD in cash

There have frequently been comments in the United Kingdom about the cost of policing official visits especially the controversial ones like the recent visit of President Donald Trump. However, nothing could probably have prepared Queensland Police for what happened after a recent visit of the Sultan of Brunei to Cairns, as their gift register reveals. The Sultan had been one of many world leaders…
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New Malaysian king elected

A new king has been elected in Malaysia after the shocking abdication of King Sultan Muhammad V, 49, who resigned earlier this month, after only two years on the throne. This was the first time a Malaysian monarch abdicated instead of completing his five year tenure on the throne. The King did not provide a reason for his resignation, but it came after his reported marriage to a Russian beauty…
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King of Morocco pardons 783 prisoners

The Ministry of Justice in Rabat has announced that King Mohammed VI has graciously pardoned 783 prisoners as part of the celebrations for the 75th Anniversary of the Manifesto of Independence. This is in accordance with the practice where pardons are given as part of the…
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Saudi Arabia's Prince Khaled reveals winners of the 2019 King Faisal Prize

Saudi Arabian Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has revealed the winners of the 2019 King Faisal Prize. The prize recognises significant individual and institutional contributions to fields including Service to Islam, Islamic studies, medicine and science, and Arabic language and literature. The prizes were awardedfrom committees who had international scientists and experts in their fields. The Prize…
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