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Queen Rania Visits The UAE

  October 18, 2014 at 8:22 pm by

Queen Rania of Jordan paid a short visit to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, where she participated in the “Investing In the Future” conference (IIF MENA) which was held for refugee children in the MENA region. The Queen addressed the audience during the opening ceremony and highlighted the problems facing the refugees and their hosting communities. Her Majesty noted that “the year 2014 has witnessed the largest human displacement; one disaster … Continue reading

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A Second Daughter For Prince Hamzah And Princess Basmah

  July 6, 2014 at 9:00 am by

Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein of Jordan & his Canadian born wife, Princess Basmah welcomed on Saturday, July 5 their second child together, a baby girl named princess Noor bint Hamzah. The new-born princess holds the name of her paternal grandmother queen Noor of Jordan. She has two elder sisters, Princess Haya & Princess Zein. Prince Hamzah who is 35 years old married former chief pilot Princess Basmah (nee bani … Continue reading

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The Crown Prince of Jordan Turns Twenty

  June 28, 2014 at 2:28 am by

Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah celebrates his 20th birthday this Saturday. Prince Hussein was born in Ammam on June 28, 1994 as the eldest child of the-then Prince Abdullah bin Al-Hussein and Princess Rania, now the King and Queen of Jordan. He was named after his paternal grandfather, the late King Hussein bin Talal. The young prince was appointed heir to the throne by a Royal Decree issued on July … Continue reading

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Saudi Monarch Visits Egypt

  June 21, 2014 at 4:33 am by

On his way back home, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud paid a quick visit to the Egyptian capital of Cairo, where he met with the newly elected President, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. According to the Saudi Royal Court and press reports, the King’s visit aimed to confirm Saudi Arabia’s strong support for Eygpt and its new government. The talks also covered the importance of the two nations working … Continue reading

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Prince Zeid Selected As New UN Human Rights Chief

  June 18, 2014 at 2:25 am by

The United Nations General Assembly elected on June 16 Prince Zeid bin Raad Al-Hussein of Jordan as the new High Commissioner for Human Rights. Prince Zeid, who will succeed South African Navi Pillay next September, was nominated for this position by the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, ealier this month. He has previously served as Jordan’s ambassador to the United States and Mexico. The prince was also a political affairs … Continue reading

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Abdullah & Rania of Jordan Attend Daughter’s Graduation

  June 4, 2014 at 11:03 pm by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan celebrated today the graduation of their elder daughter, Princess Iman bint Abdullah, from high school in Amman. The King  and Queen proudly ascended the platform and handed over the high school completion diplomas to Princess Iman and her classmates during a lavish ceremony held at the International Academy of Amman (IAA) school campus. The graduation ceremony was also attended by the Princess’s … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royals Recieve Pope Francis

  May 25, 2014 at 4:09 am by

Upon his arrival to the Jordanian capital of Amman, the first step in his Holy Land pilgrimage, His Holiness Pope Francis was welcomed at the airport by Prince Ghazi bin Mohamad, the King’s special envoy and Senior Advisor for Religious and Cultural Affairs, as well as representatives of churches, dozens of journalists and Jordanian citizens. At Al Husseiniyeh Palace, Pope Francis was greeted by 21-gun salute and guards of honour in … Continue reading

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Princess Ayah Weds Mohamad Halawani

  May 23, 2014 at 1:03 am by

The Hashemite Royal Family of Jordan gathered on Thursday to celebrate the marriage of Princess Ayah bint Feisal bin Al Hussein and her fiance, Mohamad Halawani. The couple, who were engaged last June, tied the knot in a lavish wedding reception held at Zahran Palace in Amman. According to Petra News Agency, the ceremony was attended by a number of princess and princesses, including the bride’s parents Prince Feisal bin … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Launches Edrak Initiative

  May 20, 2014 at 2:18 am by

As part of Her Majesty’s efforts supporting education in the Arab world, Queen Rania of Jordan launched yesterday a non-profit Arabic platform for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) named Edrak. The platform is the first of its kind in the region and aims to provide Arab learners with great access opportunities to many of the online courses taught at leading universities worldwide such as Harvard and MIT. Edrak, which means realization, … Continue reading

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Prince Muqrin Appointed Deputy Crown Prince

  March 27, 2014 at 8:09 pm by

In a televised royal decree aired earlier today, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud appointed his brother, Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, as deputy Crown Prince. This announcement officially placed Prince Muqrin, who is 70 years old, as second in line to the kingdom’s throne following his elder brother, Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz. According to the royal court the decree cannot be altered “in any way or by any … Continue reading

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False Reports On Emergency Landing For King Abdullah II’s Helicopter

  February 9, 2014 at 2:07 am by

The Royal Hashemite Court of Jordan has denied press reports which had spread yesterday regarding an emergency landing for a helicopter carring King Abdullah II of Jordan during his visit to Mexico. The court stated through Petra news agency and on the official twitter accout that there was no emergency landing. The statement also said that the King’s helicopter had changed its direction on Friday due to bad weather conditions … Continue reading

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15th Anniversary of King Hussein’s Death

  February 7, 2014 at 6:43 am by

This Friday marks the 15th death anniversary of the late King Hussein bin Talal of Jordan, who passed away on February 7th, 1999. The late Jordanian monarch was born in Amman on November 14th, 1935 as the eldest child of Crown Prince Talal bin Abdullah and Princess Zein Al Sharaf of Jordan (later the King and Queen). He inherited the throne at the age of 16 after the abdication of … Continue reading

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Crown Prince of Jordan Joins Instagram

  February 2, 2014 at 6:31 am by

Following in the footsteps of his socially active mother, Queen Rania, Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan launched his own official page on Instagram last week. The young prince started his updates with several personal photos. Among them, two photos posted on January 30th, marking the birthday of his father, King Abdullah II, and younger brother, Prince Hashem. Prince Hussein born in 1994 as the eldest child of King … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King & Queen Visit King Hussein Cancer Centre

  January 31, 2014 at 10:45 pm by

Accompanied by his wife, Queen Rania, King Abdullah II of Jordan spent part of his birthday, which was marked yesterday, visiting young patients at King Hussein Cancer Centre (KHCC), in Amman. The royal couple toured the centre’s several divisions including the Intensive Care Unit where Their Majesties checked on the condition of the children being treated there. During the visit, King Abdullah II ordered that the best available health care … Continue reading

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Third Marriage For Prince Feisal Of Jordan

  January 5, 2014 at 3:13 am by

His Royal Highness Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan tied the knot for the third time on Saturday to Jordanian radio presenter, Miss Zina Lubbadeh. Prince Feisal who is 50 years old is the second son of the late King Hussein and younger brother of His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan. He was married twice previously and has four children from his first marriage to Princess Alia Tabbaa … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Royal Family Enjoys Lunch Outside

  December 24, 2013 at 2:51 am by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan were seen last Saturday enjoying a family lunch meal at a local restaurant in Amman city. The royal couple, who were accompanied by their eldest son Crown Prince Hussein and daughters Princesses Iman and Salma, ordered grills and humos dishes (a local middle eastern dish) as per the Queen’s twitter. Queen Rania shared a few photos of the royal lunch outside the … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Joins Instagram

  December 11, 2013 at 1:56 pm by

In addition to Her Majesty’s Twitter, Facebook & Youtube, Queen Rania of Jordan launched this week her official Instagram account. The Queen, who is one of the world’s most influential leaders on social media, published on her Instagram page a few photos of her latest appearance attending the memorial service of former South African President Nelson Mandela that took place yesterday in Soweto city. Queen Rania is using social media … Continue reading

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Abdullah & Rania Mark Late King’s Birthday

  November 14, 2013 at 9:32 pm by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania visited on Thursday the tomb of the late King Hussein bin Talal on the occasion of the 78th anniversary of his birth. During the visit, the king and queen were accompanied by their children, Princess Iman, Princess Salma and Prince Hashem. Upon his arrival to the Royal Mausoleums, King Abdullah reviewed the honor guard who recieved him. After that, King Abdullah and his family moved … Continue reading

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Jordan Royals Support Their National Football Team

  November 14, 2013 at 6:18 am by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan joined thousands of their citizens yesterday, attending part of the Jordanian national football match against Uruguay that took place in Amman International Stadium. The King and Queen were accompanied by their daughter Princess Iman and son Prince Hashem. They arrived to the stadium at the begining of the second half. The match was the first leg qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World … Continue reading

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Queen Rania’s Exclusive Interview With AlArabiya

  November 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm by

AlArabiya broadcast aired last Sunday and Monday an exclusive interview with Queen Rania of Jordan. The interview, which is the first of its kind with an Arabic television, was presented by AlArabiya’s famous Jordanian journalist, Montaha Alramahi. During the first part, Queen Rania expressed her vision for education in the Arab world. Her Majesty talked about the urgent need for what she called “education revolution”, women empowerment, polarization and youth unemployment … Continue reading

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