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Seychelles meeting

United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Issue 862 - 10 October 2009

HASSAN BIN ALI Lacroix bid

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Ajman businessman Sheikh Hassan Bin Ali Al-Nuaimi is said to be close to buying loss-making French fashion house Christian Lacroix

United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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It was the (literally) hands-on experience of the French-Algerian goalkeeper turned literary icon Albert Camus that caused him to observe: “After many years in which the world has afforded me many experiences, what I know most surely in the long run about morality and obligations, I owe to football.” In the harsh environment of arguably the world’s most high-profile sporting contest, the morality and obligations of a growing number of Gulf royals and businessmen are being tested in the English Premier League. Despite huge adverse publicity, Abu Dhabi’s representative in Manchester seems to be the most successful, and a number of clubs are looking to other Saudis for salvation.

United Arab Emirates (UAE) | Saudi Arabia
Issue 862 - 10 October 2009

Abdullah Bin Zayed in Cuba

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UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al-Nahayan has been in Cuba

United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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Bloomberg meeting; Daughter marries

United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Issue 862 - 10 October 2009

Mysterious goings-on at Notts County

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Among this season’s crop of strange, apparently Gulf-related football stories is the case of England’s oldest football league club, Notts County, which was purchased in July by Munto Finance, described as a special purpose vehicle of the unknown Qadbak Investments Ltd. There was immediate speculation that Gulf businessmen or ruling family members were involved – particularly the Qataris – although the club’s board remained coy, saying they did not know the identities.

United Arab Emirates (UAE) | Qatar
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Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (MBR), speaking during a recent audience with local and international media, said the UAE economy was strong. He paid $2.05m for a foal

United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Issue 861 - 26 September 2009

UAE arrests suspected RAK terror cell

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When a 'terror plot' emerges everyone is quick to rush in with their interpretation of the (usually shadowy) events. "An armed cell related to a regional government" was reportedly uncovered over the summer in the northern emirate of Ras Al-Khaimah (RAK). Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida,

United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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The elevation of Prince Nayef to second deputy premier has been closely observed in the UAE, where the veteran Saudi interior minister is regarded as being party to bilateral disputes since the foundation of the federation, writes Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Saudi Arabia | United Arab Emirates (UAE) | Qatar
Issue 861 - 26 September 2009

Ghaya Bint Sultan Death

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Ras Al-Khaimah ruler’s court in mid-September announced the death of Sheikha Ghaya Bint Sultan Bin Salem Al-Qasimi

United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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Attempts to reassure world markets that the emirate’s debt is no more than $80bn have been overshadowed by the revelation that Dubai World alone owes $59.3bn. Last November, Emaar Properties chairman Mohammed Ali Alabbar – for long a key ally of UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (MBR) – attempted to reassure financial markets that Dubai’s debt was no more than $80bn. It now appears the figure is higher.

United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) navies are rapidly building up powerful fleets of muscular corvettes and multi-role offshore patrol vessels, making it likely that nations such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Oman will soon boast the most advanced surface combatants in the region.

Saudi Arabia | Bahrain | Oman | United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Issue 860 - 12 September 2009

MBR sets up Dubai oil agencies

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Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum has issued decrees setting up two new authorities – one to manage crude oil sales and the other to manage energy supplies.

United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Issue 860 - 12 September 2009

US meetings for Abu Dhabi crown prince

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Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahayan is in Washington DC for meetings with senior US officials. Accompanying him in talks with President Barack Obama is UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al-Nahayan.

United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Issue 859 - 08 August 2009

SHEIKH TAHNOUN meets Prince Charles

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Sheikh Tahnoun Bin Zayed Al-Nahayan, in his capacity as head of the Tourism Development and Investment Company, has been in London to sign an MoU with the Prince of Wales’ School of Traditional Arts.

United Arab Emirates (UAE)