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Four-of-5 world leaders use Twitter; Obama leads the pack

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Four out of 5 world leaders use Twitter, an annual ranking of the use of social media among world leaders by the Digital Policy Council found.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Ruler of Dubai names son crown prince

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Sheikh Hamdan Bin-Mohammed Bin-Rashid Al Maktoum, son of the ruler of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, was named crown prince Friday.

Dubai Int'l buys 'substantial' Sony stake

TOKYO, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Private-equity firm Dubai International Capital LLC said Monday it bought a "substantial" stake in Sony Corp.

China, UAE look to boost oil, gas ties

BEIJING, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- China said it is ready to boost cooperation with the United Arab Emirates in the oil and gas sectors.

Educational standards focus of Dubai ruler

AMMAN, Jordan, May 19 (UPI) -- Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, has announced that he will give $10 billion to help raise his nation's standards of education. In what has been labeled as one of the world's most generous donations, the Dubai ruler recently said

Former child camel jockeys compensated

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The United Arab Emirates is planning to give out $9 million to former child camel jockeys who had been employed in the country.

Horses owned by Dubai ruler to run in Ky.

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Eight horses owned by Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, have been scheduled to run in Louisville, Ky. The horses, including a 3-year-old named Bernardini that has won six consecutive races, compete Satur

U.S. law firm files suit for camel jockeys

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A South Carolina law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit accusing several Arab sheikhs of being involved in enslaving boys to be camel jockeys.

Entertainment mogul Austin returns home

AUSTELL, Ga., July 10 (UPI) -- Grammy winner Dallas Austin made his first appearance in his hometown of Austell, Ga., after getting a pardon on Middle East drug charges.

Untested colt sells for $16 million

MIAMI, March 2 (UPI) -- A nameless, unraced Florida-born colt has brought a record $16 million in a hectic auction at Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens.

Dubai's Sheik Maktoum dies at age 62

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Dubai's ruler, Sheik Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, died Wednesday of undisclosed causes at age 62 while visiting Brisbane, Australia. Queensland Police spokeswoman Chelsea Roffey said Maktoum died at the Palazzo Versace hotel. Foul play was not suspecte

Ashado sets record for filly at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Ashado, a Kentucky-bred filly who has broken records as a racehorse, set a new record when she sold for $9 million at auction.

Keeneland yearling sale best in years

LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- This year's Keeneland yearling sale in Kentucky brought in higher prices than breeders have seen in almost 20 years.

Sheik pays Keeneland record $9.7 mil

LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of Dubai paid $9.7 million for a "very special" colt sired by Storm Cat and stakes-winning mare Tranquility Lake.
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Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) shakes hand with UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum during their meeting in Tehran, Iran on February 18, 2008. Al-Maktoum is the highest UAE official to visit Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. (UPI Photo/Str)
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Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Arabic محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم; Muḥammad bin Rāshid al Maktūm), also Sheikh Mohammed (honourific), (born July 22, 1949), is the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the ruler of Dubai.

He is the third of Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum's four sons (members of Dubai's ruling family Al Maktoum and descendants of the House of Al-Falasi, of which he is the tribal leader). From the age of four, Sheikh Mohammed was privately tutored in Arabic and Islamic Studies. In 1955, he began his formal education at Al Ahmedia School. At the age of 10, he moved to Al Shaab School, and two years later, he went to Dubai Secondary School. In August 1966, he and his cousin, Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al-Maktoum, attended the Bell Educational Trust's English Language School in the United Kingdom.

His senior wife is Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoumwhom he married in 1979. His junior wife is HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, daughter of King Hussein of Jordan and half-sister of current King Abdullah II of Jordan, whom he married on April 10, 2004, and has one child, a daughter, AlJalila, born December 2, 2007. Sheikh Mohammed has 19 children: eight sons and eleven daughters.

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