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Jordan’s King Opens New Parliament Session

  February 12, 2013 at 9:00 am by

King Abdullah II of Jordan delivered yesterday his speech from the throne opening the 17th non-ordinary session of the Jordanian parliament. The King addressed the newly-elected lower house members and urged them to shoulder their responsibility towards the success of this historic transformation towards parliamentary government and its development. Upon his arrival to the parliament, the King was welcomed by the prime minister and senior officials. The ceremony was attended … Continue reading

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Princess Iman of Jordan Engaged to Zaid Mirza

  December 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm by

The Royal Hashemite Court announced on Thursday the engagement of Princess Iman bint al Hussein of Jordan to Mr Zaid Azmi Mirza. According to the official statement, the Fatiha ceremony was held in presence of King Abdullah II, Queen Rania and Queen Noor, and took place at Bab Al-Salam Palace, the residence of the Princess’s parents, the late King Hussein and Queen Noor. It was attended by Hashemite royal family … Continue reading

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Baby Girl for Prince Hamzah & Princess Basmah

  November 4, 2012 at 3:00 am by

His Royal Highness Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein of Jordan and his second wife, Princess Basmah, welcomed this past Saturday a baby girl, named Zein. The newly-born Princess shares her name with her aunt, Princess Zein bint Al Hussein, and her late great-grandmother, Queen Zein Al Sharaf of Jordan. She has an elder half-sister, Princess Haya, from her father’s first marriage to Princess Noor bint Asem. Prince Hamzah, 32, is … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Visits the King Hussein Cancer Center

  October 24, 2012 at 3:01 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan paid a visit yesterday afternoon to the pediatric department of the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) in Amman. During the visit, Queen Rania joined Princess Ghida Talal, Chairperson of the KHCF, and Princess Dina Mired, Director General of KHCF, along with the center staff and patients in distribute gifts to young patients receiving treatment. The gift distribution ceremony is an annual tradition at King Hussein … Continue reading

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Bahraini Monarch Visits Jordan

  September 1, 2012 at 9:51 am by

Bahrain’s King Hamad Bin Issa Al Khalifa paid a two-day visit to Jordan last Monday, where he met with HM King Abdullah II of Jordan. After the official welcoming ceremony at Marka Military Airport, the two leaders moved to the Royal Hashemite Court and held talks discussing the deep ties between their Kingdoms and the situation in the region. According to Petra News Agency, the leaders’ talks were followed by … Continue reading

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Ramadan 2012: King Abdullah II & Queen Rania with Orphans

  July 26, 2012 at 5:21 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan began their activities in the Holy Month of Ramadan with a royal Iftar banquet hosted last Tuesday at Zahran Palace for orphans from several Jordanian orphanage institutions. Following the Iftar, King Abdullah and Queen Rania toured on Wednesday Mubarat Um Al Hussein Orphanage, where they checked the facilities and services offered to the children who benefit from the Al Aman … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Crown Prince Turns 18

  June 29, 2012 at 9:28 am by

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan celebrated his eighteenth birthday on Thursday. Prince Hussein was born in Amman on June 28, 1994 as the eldest son of Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan. He was named Crown Prince through a Royal Decree issued in July 2009. According to Petra News Agency, the Crown Prince received a letter from his father congratulating and … Continue reading

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Prince Salman Appointed Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

  June 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm by

Following the funeral of the late Crown Prince Nayef Al Saud, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has appointed his brother, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, as Crown Prince, deputy Premier and Minister of Defense. The new Crown Prince who is the second Saudi heir in less than a year, after the death of his brothers, the late former Crown Princes Sultan and Nayef, … Continue reading

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Saudi Crown Prince Passes Away

  June 18, 2012 at 12:31 am by

The Royal Saudi Court announced on Saturday the death of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, deputy premier and interior minister. The 79-year-old Saudi Crown Prince, who died in Geneva, left Saudi Arabia last month for scheduled medical check-ups abroad. His funeral prayer was be performed after the Sunday Maghreb (sunset) prayer at the Holy Mosque in Makkah, as the Saudi press agency reported. Prince Nayef was the … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Crown Prince Graduates from Secondary School

  May 30, 2012 at 9:07 pm by

In the presence of his proud parents, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan graduated from King’s Academy High School last Tuesday. The nearly 18 year old Prince, who was born in the capital Amman, is the eldest among the King and Queen’s children, and was appointed Crown Prince in 2009. He recently joined his father for in several duties inside Jordan … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Nayef Flies Abroad for Medical Check-Up

  May 27, 2012 at 6:06 am by

The Saudi press agency reported this Saturday that Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud left the Kingdom on a private vacation abroad for scheduled medical tests. According to the Saudi Royal Court, the 79 year-old Prince had spent a month-long private visit in Algeria earlier this year after previous reassuring medical tests. Crown Prince Nayef, who has also been serving as the Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia since … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royals Celebrate Independence Day

  May 27, 2012 at 6:03 am by

Accompanied by their son, Crown Prince Hussein, and members of the Royal Family, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan attended on Friday the official ceremony celebrating the Hashemite Kingdom’s 66th independence anniversary. During the event, King Abdullah II granted various medals and orders to several Jordanian institutions and distinguished figures in recognition of their efforts in supporting the Kingdom’s development, as Petra News Agency reported. The ceremony … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royals Celebrate Mine-Free Jordan

  April 27, 2012 at 10:26 am by

On behalf of his father King Abdullah II, HRH Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan has patronized the celebration ceremony that announced his country officially the first in the Mideast free of all minefields. The event was held last Tuesday in presence of the Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon, and took place at the King Hussein bin Talal Convention Centre in the Dead Sea. It was also attended by a … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Hussein Regent For The First Time

  April 25, 2012 at 10:52 am by

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein Bin Abdullah II,  the eldest son of their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan, has taken the oath for the first time on Saturday afternoon as Regent during his father’s absence. The ceremony, which took place at the premier’s office in Amman, was held in presence of the Kingdom’s cabinet members and Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein, the Crown Prince’s uncle. … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Prince Hashem visits Jerusalem

  April 6, 2012 at 1:42 am by

His Royal Highness Prince Hashem bin Al-Hussein of Jordan has paid a short religious visit to Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The youngest son of Their Majesties the Late King Hussein and Queen Noor performed prayer in the holy mosque and visited the tomb of his great-grandfather, the late Sharif Hussein Bin Ali of Mecca and King of Hejaz. During his visit, which is the first by a senior Arab … Continue reading

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Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Appointed as New Heir

  October 28, 2011 at 8:19 am by

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has appointed his brother, Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, as Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior. According to the Saudi press agency, SPA, the monarch issued his royal order after notifying the Chief and members of the Allegiance-Pledge Commission about his choice during a meeting held at his palace in Riyadh earlier. Crown Prince Nayef … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royals attend Opening of Parliament

  October 27, 2011 at 6:42 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan opened today the second ordinary session of the kingdom’s 16th parliament. The ceremony started with a 21-gun salute welcoming the arrival of King Abdullah and his son, Crown Prince Hussein to the parliament building in Amman. Then His Majesty delivered his speech from the throne to the Senators (“Majlis al-Aayan”) and Chamber of Deputies (“Majlis al-Nuwaab”) in presence of his wife Queen Rania, … Continue reading

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Funeral of Saudi Crown Prince

  October 25, 2011 at 11:05 pm by

Carried by his sons and brothers, Saudi Arabia’s late Crown Prince, Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, has been buried in the Al-Oud Cemetery, the resting place of many members of his family. The funeral service, which took place at Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh, was held in presence of the late 85 year-old heir’s brother, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud. It was also attended by number of … Continue reading

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Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Dies

  October 22, 2011 at 4:19 am by

The Royal Saudi Court announced this Saturday the death of 85 year old Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud,Saudi Arabia’s deputy Prime Minister and minister of defense and aviation. The Royal Court statement said, “With deep sorrow and grief, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud announced that his brother and faithful Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister … Continue reading

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Saudi Monarch gives Women Right to Vote

  September 25, 2011 at 8:47 pm by

For the first time in his Kingdom’s history, King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud has given Saudi women the right to participate in future municipal elections. The 87-year-old monarch made his announcement in his annual message at the Shura Council. He said, “Starting with the next term, women will have the right to run in municipal elections and to choose candidates, according to Islamic principles,” adding, “We have decided that … Continue reading

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