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Shaikh Maktum to Form New UAE Cabinet

At a meeting of the UAE Supreme Federal Council on 21 October, the new Rulerof Dubai, Shaikh Maktum ibn Rashid al-Maktum, was elected UAE Vice President andPrime Minister, thereby taking up the official functions of his late father,Shaikh Rashid, who died on 7 October (MEES, 15 October). Shaikh Zayid ibn SultanAl Nuhayyan, UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has also formally requestedShaikh Maktum to form a new...