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Princess Haya Named Patron of World Sport Academy

  June 27, 2010 at 6:32 am by

The World Academy of Sport (WAoS) has announced the appointment of Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Al Hussein as a Global Patron. Princess Haya’s new role is to ensure the initives reach all parts of the world by the world body and the International Advisory Board. On her patronage, Princess Haya said: “I am delighted to accept the position of Global Patron of the World Academy of Sport and look … Continue reading

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Saudi King to visit Canada, US & France

  June 21, 2010 at 4:49 am by

King Abdullah Al Saud is said to attend the G20 summit in Canada, which will be followed by a working trip to Washington and Paris. In Washington DC, King Abdullah is scheduled to meet with President Obama on June 29 at the White house. “Obama looks forward to discussing with King Abdullah the strengthening of bilateral ties between the United States and Saudi Arabia as well as a range of … Continue reading

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Qaboos in Bahrain Today

  June 20, 2010 at 5:24 am by

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos of Oman will start a friendly visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain today, where he will be welcomed by His Majesty King Hamad. The King and Sultan Qaboos will hold talks on bolstering bilateral relations, international issues and and international political and economic developments.

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Jordan’s King tours Europe & US

  June 11, 2010 at 1:26 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah started a visit to the UK, which is the first stop on the begining of an official tour that will include Norway and Sweden, and a private visit to the US according to a Royal Court statement. In London, King Abdullah will hold talks with Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague on the current situation in the Middle East. In Norway King Abdullah … Continue reading

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Sheikh Mohammed & Princess Haya at the Epsom Classics

  June 9, 2010 at 6:45 am by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Princess Haya bint Al Hussein attended the Epsom Oaks Classic Race, which is one of the premier events on the racing calendar in England, on June 5th. At the race, Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya meet with Queen Elizabeth II of Britain. Queen Elizabeth praised Sheikh Mohammed for supporting the British equestrian … Continue reading

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Jordan Royals celebrate Independence Day

  May 29, 2010 at 4:19 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah, Queen Rania and HRH Crown Prince Hussein attended the celebration held by Prime Minister Samir Rifai on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the Jordanian Independence Day. Prime Minister Rifai praised the King’s efforts towards his country and citizens in his speech. He also spoke of when Jordan achieved its independence on May 25, 1946. Several members of the royal family attended the event along … Continue reading

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Sheikha Mozah in Rio de Janeiro

  May 29, 2010 at 4:16 am by

HH Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, who is a member of the high-level group of the UN Alliance of Civilisations & UNESCO Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education, attended and spoke at the third Alliance of Civilisations Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Addressing the opening session Sheikha Mozah said, “Five years after the Mallorca meeting, there is no doubt that we have gained a wealth of experience … Continue reading

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Rania receives Humanitarian Award

  May 22, 2010 at 8:48 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan received the James C. Morgan Humanitarian Award at Microsoft on Wednesday May 20, 2010. The award is handed out to people who use technology to benefit humanity, as Queen Rania was chosen for her use of social media to promote education, human rights and women’s issues through twitter, youtube and facebook. Speaking at the news conference, Queen Rania said “I’m really honored … Continue reading

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Queen Rania makes NY Times ‘Best Selling Author’ List

  May 8, 2010 at 4:14 am by

The New York Times has recently published their best-selling list of books which lists Queen Rania’s book “The Sandwich Shop”, as the children’s best-seller. Queen Rania was on a recent tour of America, to cities including Chicago and New York, to promote her book on cross-cultural understanding in schools and book stores. Her book is published by Disney, and can be purchased in two languages; Arabic and English.

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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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