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Call for special prayers in Australia's mosques

Posted on 04/11/2004

The Islamic Council of New South Wales has extended its deepest sorrow on the death of the late President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to his family and people of the UAE. The council Chairman Ali Roude, in a letter to all mosques and societies in Australia, requested that "places of worship conduct a special prayer in remembrance of Sheikh Zayed's departure at a special funeral prayer to be conducted at the Friday congregation of prayers. The Dou'a would be an Islamic practice ...  >>MORE

Zayed's vision transformed UAE into financial hub of the Mideast

Posted on 04/11/2004

In a short span of three decades, the UAE has been transformed from a predominantly oil exporting economy to a sophisticated regional financial centre, thanks to the vision of the late President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Right from the time the UAE was created, the wealth generated from oil exports was invested in diversifying the economy and building infrastructure. The UAE's banking and monetary system has made significant progress in recent years due to the systematic ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed's death is an irreparable loss: officials

Posted on 04/11/2004

The demise of the President, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan has saddened all and sundry. A number of government officials government officials who expressed their heart-felt grief over one of the saddest times in the history of the country, the "Khaleej Times”said in a report. Mohamed bin Hindi, Assistant Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Education said:" Our hearts are full of sadness and sorrow at the irreparable loss. The achievements and the legacy of the deceased were ...  >>MORE

UK Parliament resolution on Zayed

Posted on 04/11/2004

Members of Britain's House of Commons have tabled a resolution offering condolences on the death of the late HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The resolution reads that" This House notes with sadness the death of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, acknowledges the great contribution he made to the United Arab Emirates of which he was President since its formation in 1971, both in terms of delivering regional stability and economic prosperity to his people, and passes on to his family the ...  >>MORE

Italian Minister arrives today to offer condolences

Posted on 04/11/2004

The Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Franco Frattini will be arriving from Rome this evening to present officially and personally the condolences of the Italian Government to H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed AL Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, on the great loss of the late President H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Leader and Father of the United Arab Emirates. After his brief mission in the UAE, Minister Frattini will be heading to Brussels to participate in the European ...  >>MORE

Zayed: Architect of UAE Federation: British paper

Posted on 04/11/2004

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Ruler of Abu Dhabi who died on Tuesday, was President of the United Arab Emirates and a moderate but visionary leader of his desert people, according to a British paper. 'The sheikh was the principal architect of the UAE, the federation of seven emirates formed when the British withdrew from the Gulf in 1971. It became the longest and most successful example of regional integration in modern Arab history,' said the Daily Telegraph in an obituary of ...  >>MORE

Jersey sends condolences for Zayed

Posted on 04/11/2004

The Government of the British island of Jersey today sent condolences on the death on Tuesday of the UAE President HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and announced that it was postponing a planned visit later this month to the UAE because it would have coincided with the period of official mourning declared for the late President. "On behalf of the States of Jersey, I express my condolences to the Al Nahyan family and to the Government and people of the United Arab Emirates on the death ...  >>MORE

Khalifa receives condolences from Arab and world leaders

Posted on 04/11/2004

President H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has received condolences from Arab and world leaders in addition to foreign dignitaries. Sheikh Khalifa received condolences from Sultan Qaboos of Oman, President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen, President Emile Lahoud of Lebanon, King Abdullah II of Jordan, President Bashar Al Assad of Syria, President Abdul Aziz Bouteflika of Algeria, King Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani of Bahrain, President APJ Abdul Kalam of India, President Ghazi Al Yawar of ...  >>MORE

Kalam, Manmohan Singh praise Zayed's vision, achievements

Posted on 04/11/2004

Indian President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam paid rich tributes to the late President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. In a statement titled "Tribute to a Great Soul," President Kalam, who arrived in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday evening to offer condolences to the UAE leadership on the demise of Sheikh Zayed, said: "Sheikh Zayed was not only the founder of the UAE, but a great human being, an architect and visionary, who built the UAE from humble beginnings to the present prosperous nation. His life ...  >>MORE

Zayed's vision transformed UAE into financial hub of the Mideast

Posted on 04/11/2004

In a short span of three decades, the UAE has been transformed from a predominantly oil exporting economy to a sophisticated regional financial centre, thanks to the vision of the late President His Highness Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Right from the time the UAE was created, the wealth generated from oil exports was invested in diversifying the economy and building infrastructure. The UAE's banking and monetary system has made significant progress in recent years due to the systematic ...  >>MORE

Annan expresses deep sorrow on Zayed's death

Posted on 04/11/2004

New York - The UN Secretary General Kofi Annan expressed his deep sorrow at the death of the late President H.H Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. In a statement read on his behalf by the official spokesman, Fred Lekhard, to the journalists last night at the UN premises, Annan described Sheikh Zayed as one of the top leaders of the world, who achieved unprecedented growth and development in his country. In the statement, Annan also expressed his deep condolences to Al Nahyan Family, the UAE ...  >>MORE

UNRWA Commissioner General sends condolences

Posted on 04/11/2004

Peter Hansen, Commissioner General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has sent his condolences to the people of the United Arab Emirates, the President of the UAE, H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the UAE Government, on the death of HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. "HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan was the founding father of the United Arab Emirates and a great leader of his people," Hansen said. "The immense achievements of the UAE are the ...  >>MORE

Indian Government declares three-day mourning

Posted on 04/11/2004

As a mark of respect for the late President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Government of India has declared official mourning for three days beginning November 4 and flags at all Government buildings will fly at half-mast during the mourning period, the Indian Embassy said in a statement. The Embassy said that Indian President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, accompanied by a high level delegation, which included Minister of State for External Affairs, E. Ahmed, Minister of State in Prime ...  >>MORE

Residents recall Zayed's world contribution

Posted on 04/11/2004

A deep sense of loss swept through the UAE when the death of its founding father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was announced on Tuesday. UAE nationals and expatriates alike lauded Sheikh Zayed as a great leader. Tributes have poured in, according to a report in the "Gulf News.” "His death came as a shock for us. It is a great loss, not just for the Emirates, but for the whole world. His great leadership and policies offered this region peace and security," said Harb Al Daheri, head of the ...  >>MORE

Modest man with ambitious mission: Says UAE paper

Posted on 04/11/2004

A UAE newspaper today lauded achievements made by the late President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, saying with his foresight, he built a strong foundation for the UAE. Commenting editorially on the issue, the Dubai-based "Gulf News” said: An architect by nature, a statesman by birth, a visionary by virtue. The late President His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan could only be remembered like this. It is neither the place nor the time to ponder on whether it is fate that ...  >>MORE

Prince Charles arrives in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 03/11/2004

Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, arrived here at the head of a delegation to offer condolences on the death of late President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Defence Secretary Geoffrey Hoon and a number of officials are part of the delegation. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Qatari leader in Abu Dhabi to condole UAE leaders on Zayed's death

Posted on 03/11/2004

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani arrived here today to pay condolence on the death of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. He was welcomed at the airport by Saeed Al Ghaith, Minister for Cabinet Affairs and Qatari ambassador Abdullah Mohammed Al Uthman. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Tajik president offers condolences on death of UAE leader

Posted on 03/11/2004

Tajik President Emomali Rahmonov, on behalf of the government and people of Tajikistan, offered condolences to United Arab Emirates Deputy President Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum on the death of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the head of the president's press service, Abdufattoh Sharipov, was quoted by Tajik Radio as saying. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Chirac condoles Khalifa

Posted on 03/11/2004

H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi, received today a cable of condolences from French President Jacques Chirac in which he expressed his deep sorrow at the demise of H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. 'I was deeply shocked by the death of Sheikh Zayed ....I hereby pay the condolences of myself and the French people for the death of Sheikh Zayed,' Chirac said in his cable to Sheikh Khalifa. 'Sheikh Zayed's achievements are incredible.....he was the dynamic ...  >>MORE

ISECSO pays homage to Zayed

Posted on 03/11/2004

The Islamic Educational and Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO) paid homage to the late HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan as one of pioneers of Islamic solidarity. 'Sheikh Zayed was a genius Arab and Islamic leader ......he was a staunch advocate Arab and Islamic unity ....he served and defended Arab and Islamic causes with high integrity and loyalty,' the ISESCO said in a statement. Sheikh Zayed, it said, had built a modern prosperous state and achieved progress and prosperity ...  >>MORE

Dutch envoy condoles UAE people on death of Zayed

Posted on 03/11/2004

Dutch ambassador David de Waal expressed today his deep condolences on the death of HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. 'On a sad day like this one I can only present my sincere condolences on behalf of the Dutch community residing in the UAE to the Government and friendly people of the UAE on the passing away of HH Sheikh Zayed,' said the ambassador in a statement. 'He was much admired both at home and abroad. With the passing away of HH, the UAE and the world loose a great and exemplary ...  >>MORE

German ambassador condoles UAE people

Posted on 03/11/2004

German ambassador to the UAE Jurgen Steltzer issued today a statement on the sad occasion of the death of H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. "H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan whom I had the honour to meet, was a giant among other statesmen. He was a Ruler with great vision. As a life time achievement he transformed the United Arab Emirates into an very important economic and political power in the Gulf Region. He created a modem and peaceful state enabling all citizens to have ...  >>MORE

Muslim Ummah lost a great leader: Punjab Chief Minister

Posted on 03/11/2004

Chief Minister of Punjab Province, Pakistan Ch. Pervaiz Elahi today expressed his deep sorrow over the demise of President of United Arab Emirates Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. In a message, the Chief Minister said with his death, Muslim Ummah has lost a great leader, loved by the Pakistani people. He paid rich tributes to the late President for his services for Islam and the welfare of Muslims around the world. The people of Pakistan share the grief of their brethren in the UAE, he ...  >>MORE

Qadafi condoles Sheikh Mohammed

Posted on 03/11/2004

Libyan leader Moamar Qadafi called yesterday Lt. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, to offer condolences on the death of H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. According to Libyan news Agency (JANA), Qadafi also offered condolences of the Libyan people to the UAE people. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

World leaders mourn Sheikh Zayed

Posted on 03/11/2004

World leaders on Tuesday, November 2, mourn the death of President and founding father of the UAE, H.H Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan, which occurred here on Tuesday evening. In their statements and messages of condolences, the world leaders paid tribute to Sheikh Zayed, saying that his death was an irreplaceable loss not only to his people and the Arab world but also to the entire world. While expressing deep sorrow and sadness at the passing of Sheikh Zayed, the world leaders said the late ...  >>MORE

UK Foreign Secretary

Posted on 03/11/2004

Britain's Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, was "deeply saddened" at the death yesterday of UAE President HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, a Foreign Office (Foreign Ministry) spokesman announced late last night. "Sheikh Zayed led his country with vision, wisdom and skill. His legacy to his country, to the region, and to relations with the United Kingdom cannot be overstated," the spokesman said. "Her Majesty's Government, (the British Government) offer their deep condolences to Sheikh Zayed's ...  >>MORE

US Secretary of State mourns Zayed

Posted on 03/11/2004

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has issued a statement mourning the death of President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. "Sheikh Zayed was a friend. He stood both at home and abroad as a symbol of benevolent and wise leadership characterized by generosity, tolerance, and avid pursuit of development and modernization," the statement said. "We will miss Sheikh Zayed's friendship and send our deepest sympathy to his family, friends, and the people of the United Arab Emirates.” said Powell in ...  >>MORE

Arab-Australian Council mourns Zayed

Posted on 03/11/2004

The Arab-Australian Council mourns the death of President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. In a statement issued early today the Council described Sheikh Zayed as a man of vision and firm stance in support of Arab and Islamic causes. "Sheikh Zayed was a man of vision and firm stance in his continuous support for the nation's just causes, uniting the Arab nation and in his pioneering contributions through his numerous initiatives and charity projects, including building of schools, ...  >>MORE

A tearful tribute to Father of the Nation

Posted on 03/11/2004

Sheikh Zayed's large-heartedness, compassion and generosity and the love for the people had made him a favourite of nationals and expatriates alike and he was seen as a beacon of hope throughout the world. His humanitarian aid in the hour of need reached every corner of the world and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Economic Development provided grants and loans for economic progress in various developing countries of Asia and Africa. The nation is in mourning as it has lost its most enlightened ...  >>MORE

Pakistan declares three-day mourning for Zayed

Posted on 03/11/2004

Pakistan today declared a three-day official mourning on the demise of the late UAE President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. A Government statement said flags will fly at half mast. In Abu Dhabi, the Pakistani embassy issued a statement on the death of Sheikh Zayed. The statement expressed heartfelt condolences on the death of Sheikh Zayed. 'In his death, Pakistan has lost a benevolent father who stood beside us in difficult times.” (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Foreign Ministry opens condolences book for envoys

Posted on 03/11/2004

The UAE Foreign Ministry said today it had opened a condolences book in Abu Dhabi and Dubai to allow diplomats and consuls to pay condolences on the death of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The condolences book will be opened for three days as of today for embassies in Abu Dhabi and Consulates in Dubai. The ministry instructed its foreign missions to open condolences books for three days and to fly flags at half mast. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

UAE pays final respect to Sheikh Zayed

Posted on 03/11/2004

The United Arab Emirates paid this evening final tribute to its founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who passed away on Tuesday night. H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler, Their Highnesses the Rulers of the Emirates, Crown Princes, sons and grandsons of Sheikh Zayed and world leaders gathered at the Sultan bin Zayed Mosque to pray over the body of the late President, which was ...  >>MORE

Worshippers in Mekkah pray for Zayed

Posted on 03/11/2004

Muslim worshippers in the Islamic holy shrine in Mekkah performed today the funeral prayers on the death of H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The worshippers prayed to Almighty God to rest the soul of the deceased in peace. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Iranian embassy condoles UAE on Zayed's demise

Posted on 03/11/2004

Iranian embassy here expressed its deep condolences on the death of HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Iranian Charge D' Affaires Mohammed Shahabi said in a statement today that UAE-Iranian relations had reached their peak during Zayed leadership. 'Sheikh Zayed has turned the UAE into an oasis of prosperity, peace and security,' he said. He added that the late leader was a firm supporter for Arab and Islamic causes. 'He dedicated his life to serve his people with high loyalty and to achieve ...  >>MORE

Turkey lost a great friend in Gulf: Turkish mission

Posted on 03/11/2004

The Republic of Turkey has lost a great friend in the Gulf region, according to a statement issued here today by Turkish embassy on the death of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who passed away on Tuesday night. 'With his exemplary vision and distinguished personality, H.H. Sheikh Zayed has always been admired by Turkish nation, the statement said. 'The Emirates will always stand as a living memory of his achievements. Wherever we look we will see his stamp on the future of his nation,'. ...  >>MORE

Indian President in Abu Dhabi to offer condolences

Posted on 03/11/2004

Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam arrived today to pay condolences on the death of H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. He was welcomed by Sheikh Ahmed Humaid Al Mu'alla, a number of senior officials and members of the Indian embassy. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

World has lost a brave knight: Bashir

Posted on 03/11/2004

Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir said that the late President H.H. Sheikh Zayed had turned his country into an oasis of peaceful co-existence, harmony and progress. According to a presidential statement, Al Bashir said Sheikh Zayed passed away in the holy month of Ramadan after a lifetime replete with good deeds. 'With the demise of Sheikh Zayed, the Arab nation and the whole world lost a backbone of peace, unity and harmony,' he said. In Abu Dhabi, the Sudanese embassy issued a statement ...  >>MORE

World leaders mourn Sheikh Zayed

Posted on 03/11/2004

The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Jabir al-Ahmad al-Sabah sent on Tuesday [2 November] a cable of condolences to Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the demise of late President of the United Arab Emirates H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin-Sultan Al Nahyan, the Kuwaiti news agency Kuna reported. In his cable, Kuwait's Emir expressed the condolences of Kuwait, leadership and people to the UAE state and people for the demise of a great Arab leader who ruled his country with wisdom ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed's legacy will live on for ever : UAE press

Posted on 03/11/2004

The UAE press today mourned the death of the founding father of the modern UAE, saying that President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was loved and admired not only by his people but also by the peoples of other nations of the world. The papers expressed confidence that the successor of Sheikh Zayed would also take the UAE to greater heights, given their high integrity and incredible leadership qualities. In their comments today the papers praised Sheikh Zayed as no ordinary man. ...  >>MORE

Arab World Mourns Sheikh Zayed

Posted on 03/11/2004

The Arab world plunged into mourning last night with the death of its elder statesman Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the president of the United Arab Emirates. Arab governments announced three days of mourning starting today to mark the passing away of the UAE leader. The announcement of his death cast a pall of gloom across the UAE, both among nationals and expatriates. Many shops which normally remain open throughout the night, downed their shutters early, reported the Jeddah-based ...  >>MORE

Korean news media reports Zayed's death

Posted on 03/11/2004

Sad news about sudden death of President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the United Arab Emirates was prominently reported by Korean news media including Chosun Ilbo, Korea's s largest circulation vernacular daily. Quoting Emirates News Agency, WAM, Korean news media said Sheikh Zayed was genuinely loved by his people for using oil money to turn his desert country green, played a key part in creating the UAE on December 2, 1971 following Britain's pullout from the ...  >>MORE

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Call for special prayers in Australia's mosques


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Sheikh Zayed's death is an irreparable loss: officials


UK Parliament resolution on Zayed


Italian Minister arrives today to offer condolences


Zayed: Architect of UAE Federation: British paper


Jersey sends condolences for Zayed


Khalifa receives condolences from Arab and world leaders


Kalam, Manmohan Singh praise Zayed's vision, achievements


Zayed's vision transformed UAE into financial hub of the Mideast


Annan expresses deep sorrow on Zayed's death


UNRWA Commissioner General sends condolences


Indian Government declares three-day mourning


Residents recall Zayed's world contribution


Modest man with ambitious mission: Says UAE paper


Prince Charles arrives in Abu Dhabi


Qatari leader in Abu Dhabi to condole UAE leaders on Zayed's death


Tajik president offers condolences on death of UAE leader


Chirac condoles Khalifa


ISECSO pays homage to Zayed


Dutch envoy condoles UAE people on death of Zayed


German ambassador condoles UAE people


Muslim Ummah lost a great leader: Punjab Chief Minister


Qadafi condoles Sheikh Mohammed


World leaders mourn Sheikh Zayed


UK Foreign Secretary


US Secretary of State mourns Zayed


Arab-Australian Council mourns Zayed


A tearful tribute to Father of the Nation


Pakistan declares three-day mourning for Zayed


Foreign Ministry opens condolences book for envoys


UAE pays final respect to Sheikh Zayed


Worshippers in Mekkah pray for Zayed


Iranian embassy condoles UAE on Zayed's demise


Turkey lost a great friend in Gulf: Turkish mission


Indian President in Abu Dhabi to offer condolences


World has lost a brave knight: Bashir


World leaders mourn Sheikh Zayed


Sheikh Zayed's legacy will live on for ever : UAE press


Arab World Mourns Sheikh Zayed


Korean news media reports Zayed's death