American University of Sharjah (AUS) president Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al-Qassimi has urged governments and technology firms to do more to include women in policymaking, in a speech at the Women in Tech Global Summit in Paris.
Saudi Arabia's Al-Baha governor Prince Hussam Bin Saud Bin Abdelaziz is likely to be served with a bankruptcy petition from Kuwait's Mobile Telecommunications Company (Zain or MTC) through his legal representatives Millbank Solicitors, after the High Court in London ruled that the telco had "a good arguable case" that the Saudi prince had a place of residence in the UK during the relevant period.
Princess Sara Bint Mashour Bin Abdelaziz, wife of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS), launched an education centre for science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and maths, in a rare public outing for the 'first lady'.
Ajman Ruler Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al-Nuaimi travelled to Dubai to offer condolences on the death of his sister-in-law Sheikha Mozah Bint Zayed Bin Saqr Al-Nahyan. Other members of Ajman’s ruling family also made the trip.
Dubai Culture & Arts Authority chair Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum announced the birth of her second daughter, Sheikha Hind Bint Faisal, in a post on her Instagram account.
UAE Football Association President Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al-Nuaimi resigned from his position on the federation’s board of directors. He is also chairman of Ajman's Municipality and Planning Department.
Qatar General Insurance and Reinsurance Company is seeking compensation from former chairman Sheikh Nasser Bin Ali Bin Saud Al-Thani "for his responsibility for the mistakes he made" while in charge of the business.
Qatari Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al-Thani has made another revised bid to buy Manchester United Football Club (MUFC), in an effort to see off a rival approach from United Kingdom-based petrochemicals giant Ineos Group’s boss Jim Ratcliffe.
MBC Group Holdings, a British Virgin Islands-registered company connected to Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ibrahim family, has submitted a petition to a Cayman Islands court to wind up its partnership with a son of Saudi Arabia's late King Abdullah Bin Abdelaziz. The move offers an insight into how lucrative deals were awarded in the later years of Abdullah’s reign and how those deals were treated when King Salman Bin Abdelaziz took over in 2015.
Khalifa anniversary: The UAE marked the first anniversary of the death of president Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on 13 May. Khalifa had been in office since November 2004, but had largely been sidelined after suffering a stroke in early 2014. His half-brother Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (MBZ) was already the dominant figure in UAE politics and since replacing Khalifa as head of state has further entrenched the position of his branch of the family.
Gulf officials who attended the coronation of Britain's King Charles III include Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Bahrain's King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, Kuwait's Crown Prince Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, UAE Vice President Mansour Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Saudi Arabia's minister of state Prince Turki Bin Mohammed Bin Fahd, and Oman's culture, sports and youth minister Sayyid Theyazin Bin Haitham Al-Said.
A son of the late Saudi Prince Talal Bin Abdelaziz, Prince Mohammed Bin Talal, in early May married a daughter of Dr Khaled Al-Fadal. Mohammed's brothers include businessman Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and Asir governor Prince Turki Bin Talal.
Several sons of former Saudi crown prince Muqrin Bin Abdelaziz attended a wedding in Jeddah in late April between a daughter of Sheikh Gharam Allah Bin Rashid Al-Zanan Al-Zahrani and a man from the Al-Gharsan. Muqrin's sons present included Princes Fahd, Faisal and Bandar.
Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (MBR) has appointed his son Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed as second deputy ruler of the emirate, while also naming existing deputy Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed as first deputy ruler.
Qatar Museums chair Sheikha Mayassa Bint Hamad Al-Thani has been in Florence, Italy for the Art For Tomorrow conference, which she helped to launch in 2015.
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