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Official Visit to Cyprus from Qatar

  April 24, 2010 at 11:23 am by

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa, and Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser made a two day official visit to Cyprus. During the visit, the Emir and Sheikha Mozah meet with President Demetris Christofias of the Republic of Cyprus and his wife, where they held talks about relations between the two countries and several regional issues. After the meeting, the President held a lunch for the visiting Emir and his … Continue reading

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Queen Launches Madrasati Palestine

  April 19, 2010 at 8:03 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania launched the Madrasati Palestine Initiative of Education in East Jerusalem by renovating its schools under the supervision of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs. During her speech, the Queen said: “We launch Madrasati Palestine from Jordan today because Jordan has an historical role in preserving Jerusalem’s Arab identity and protecting its holy shrines.” She went on saying, “For the sake of keeping the Palestinian and … Continue reading

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Rania & Haya choose Armani Prive

  March 26, 2010 at 2:21 pm by

Armani Prive is Armani’s couture line which many A-lister celebrities choose for the red carpet, but Jordanian Queen Rania and her sister-in-law Princess Haya have both been spotted in Armani Prive for a few events. Queen Rania has been seen in two lovely floor length evening gowns both which were black and white. The first gown was worn on a state visit to Italy in October 2009 see here, the … Continue reading

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Sheikha Mozah in Saudi Arabia

  March 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm by

HH Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education Science and Community Development, has been invited by Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz to visit the kingdom. Sheikha Mozah who is leading a high delegation is scheduled to visit universities, educational institutions, research centres and social services centres. The visit starts today March 21, 2010 and it is unknown how long the visit will last.

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Queen Rania in Egypt

  March 2, 2010 at 12:07 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah has delivered a speech/lecture at the American University in Cairo (AUC). The speech was to encourage people to look beyond themselves and find inspiration in the principles of civic engagement to work towards the good of their communities and transform the future of the Middle East. “Often, social progress doesn’t come from governments looking down, directing change. It comes from communities, families and individuals … Continue reading

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Queen launches Youth: Work Jordan (YWJ)

  February 24, 2010 at 10:47 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Rania attended the launch of the Youth: Work Jordan (YWJ) programme, which is an initiative to support the long-term development of young Jordanians. Launched under the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania, the program is a community-based initiative which is aimed at improving livelihoods and bridging the gap with the labour market by providing life, technical and entrepreneurial skills to young Jordanians. Queen Rania and about 300 … Continue reading

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Abdullah & Rania Inaugurate First Children’s Hospital in Jordan

  February 9, 2010 at 8:41 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania inaugurated the country’s first hospital for children with paediatric specialties, the Queen Rania Al Abdullah Paediatrics Hospital. The hospital will cater to children from the age of 1 day old to 16 years. The hospital will co-ordinate with other hospitals in the US and the UK for consultations and cooperation. Their Majesties also inaugurated the launch of the Al Hussein Medical Centre development … Continue reading

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CP Tamim receives French Legion of Honour

  February 5, 2010 at 8:30 am by

HH the Heir Apparent of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar received the Legion of Honour with the rank of Grand Officer, which is the highest decoration in France, from French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris. The event was followed by a lunch meeting at the Elysee Palace. Later that day, Crown Prince Tamim met with the French Prime Minister Francois Fillon at the Matignon Palace. … Continue reading

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Sheikha Mozah to receive Top Global Award

  February 3, 2010 at 5:42 am by

H H Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned has been selected to receive the “Social Innovator of the Year Award”, which was announced by the world’s leading Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, Ashoka Arab World. “Her Highness is a pillar of both change and hope for her home country of Qatar as well as the entire Arab world. At the helm of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, Sheikha … Continue reading

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Bahrain’s Crown Prince talks at the WEF in Davos

  January 30, 2010 at 8:42 am by

His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain and Economic Development Board chairman, spoke at the World Ecomomic Forum 2010 which is taking place in Davos, Switzerland. The Crown Prince took part in a debate on global agenda in 2010 from a Middle East perspective. The Crown Prince stressed the importance of issues being discussed at the World Economic Forum at a time when the … Continue reading

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King Abdullah in Spain, then to attend WEF

  January 27, 2010 at 8:08 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah is scheduled to visit Spain today and meet with Spain’s King Juan Carlos, as well as with Spanish Prime Minister Jos√© Luis Rodri¬≠guez Zapatero. King Abdullah is to hold talks on developments in the Middle East and efforts to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. King Abdullah will then leave for Switzerland, where he and Queen Rania will participate in the annual World Ecomonic Forum in Davos.

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Princess Haya in Haiti

  January 23, 2010 at 4:35 am by

HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein, UN Messenger of Peace, arrived in in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Friday January 22, 2010 with more than 90 metric tonnes of relief supplies for Haitians who were effected by the earthquake. The 90 tonnes of supplies were 40 metric tonnes of canned food and high-energy biscuits, and another 50 metric tonnes of hospital tents, water sanitation equipment, prefabricated offices, and computer and telecommunications equipment. The … Continue reading

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Bahraini King and King Abdullah II Attend Air Show

  January 23, 2010 at 4:21 am by

King Hamad of Bahrain opened the first International Air Show which he said “will benefit civil and military sectors, particularly tourism, media and economy”. The opening was attended by King Abdullah II of Jordan, Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander along with Sheikhs and officials. His Majesty, the Crown Prince and officials … Continue reading

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Hamad & Mozah inaugurated “Musheireb – Heart of Doha”

  January 17, 2010 at 3:58 am by

HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and his wife Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned, Chairperson of DOHALAND, officially launched the Heart of Doha project. The Heart of Doha project is a housing and building project which will be completed in 2016. The concept of the project is traditional Arabian architecture. During the opening, Sheikha Mozah said, “Our past clearly reflected that communities in Qatar have always been … Continue reading

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Princess Haya in Kenya

  January 10, 2010 at 5:24 am by

HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein made a short trip to Kenya on January 8, 2010 in her role as a UN Messenger of Peace. The purpose of the visit was to encourage a local and global response to catastrophic food shortages. “As many as 20 million people in the region around the Horn of Africa are suffering from food shortages that have been exacerbated by the prolonged drought. One in … Continue reading

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Shania Twain to interview a Queen

  January 7, 2010 at 8:14 pm by

Canadian Country star Shania Twain is to interview Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan later this month on the Radio One series, which is part of the CBC network. The interview is to discuss the Queen’s 1Goal charity, which is trying to get the G8 countries to enrol 72 million African children in school by 2015.

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Mansour bin Zayed Denies Buying Real Madrid

  December 29, 2009 at 4:24 am by

A source close to Sheikh Manosur bin Zayed al Nahyan has denied all the the reports about his intentions in buying/biding on the Real Madrid Football Club, which has been reported in published Spanish daily Ace and other news agencies on Sunday. The source called the reports “unfounded and totally lacking in credibility”. According to WAM, the UAE news agency said that Sheikh Mansour “is currently focusing all his efforts … Continue reading

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Khalifa meets Sultan Qaboos

  December 28, 2009 at 5:04 am by

President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has met with HM Sultan Qaboos Bin Saeed of Oman, who is on a short friendly visit to the United Arab Emirates. The two leaders held talks where they discussed relations between the two countries and ways to strengthen them. Present at the meetings were HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King & Queen Check on Latest Development

  December 16, 2009 at 9:50 pm by

On Tuesday, Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania visited the Jabal Al Qalaa, which houses the Amman Citadel, the capital’s ancient heritage site. Jabal Al Qalaa is one of the oldest areas in Amman which has recently undergone rehabilitation by the Amman Municipality as part of its plans to revive the city centre. King Abdullah issued directives to provide the site with the infrastructure services needed to preserve its … Continue reading

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Saudi King Abudllah wins King Khaled Award for National Achievement

  December 8, 2009 at 2:27 am by

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has been named winner of the prestigious”King Khaled Award for National Achievement”. The awards were announced on Suanaday evening by Asir’s govenor, who is also president of the King Khaled Award Committee. The award is given to outstanding individuals and organizations in four different categories. Talking at a press conference, Prince Faisal said “The award given to King Abdullah reflects his visionary … Continue reading

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