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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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Prince Rashid of Jordan Weds Miss Zeina Shaban

  July 24, 2011 at 6:05 am by

After a one year engagement, HRH Prince Rashid bin Al Hassan of Jordan married today his fiancée, the former Jordanian table tennis player Miss Zeina Shaban. The ceremony, which took place at Basman Palace, was followed by a reception held by the groom’s cousin, HM King Abdullah II of Jordan, in presence of his parents, Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath, Queen Rania, Queen Noor, members of the Royal Family and … Continue reading

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Sheikh Khalid Al Khalifa Marries Princess Sahab of Saudi Arabia

  June 19, 2011 at 8:51 pm by

HH Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain tied the knot on June 16, 2011 with HRH Princess Sahab Al Saud, the daughter of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia. According to the Bahraini news agency, the ceremony took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and was attended by members of Al Saud and Al Kalifa royal families. Sheikh Khalid was born in September 1989 as the fifth … Continue reading

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Prince Ali Officially Sworn in as FIFA Vice-President for Asia

  June 2, 2011 at 7:57 pm by

During the FIFA Annual Congress Meeting in Zurech, His Royal Highness Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan officially took power as the FIFA Vice-President representing Asia. On this occasion, the youngest FIFA Vice President has given an interview to the Associated Press. The prince calls upon the soccer’s governing body to abandon its culture of political intrigue after a series of corruption scandals. He added “I think all of … Continue reading

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Queen Rania launches Madrasati “My School” IV

  May 12, 2011 at 1:27 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan launched on Wednesday the fourth expansion of her initiative, Madrasati. The Queen toured three of the Mafraq region’s schools, where she participated in the students’ and officials’ conversations through the Madrasati forum about developing the education sector in the area. She also joined the participants lunch banquet, which consisted of the traditional Jordanian dish Mansaf. According to Petra News Agency, Her Majesty explained that … Continue reading

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Saudi Prince Khalid bin Bandar Al Saud weds Lucy Cuthbert

  March 31, 2011 at 8:19 am by

His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud tied the knot with Miss Lucy Cuthbert, the niece of the Duke of Northumberland, on March 28th. The ceremony, which was very simple, took place at the registery office in Oxford and was attended by a few of the couple’s family members and friends. Prince Khalid, who is 33 years old, is part of the Al Saud dynasty and … Continue reading

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King Abdullah II of Jordan Releases his Memoir

  February 24, 2011 at 5:14 pm by

Jordan’s King Abdullah II has published the English version of his memoir “Our Last Best Chance: The Pursuit of Peace” last week. The book, which is the first by the 49 year old Hashemite King, focuses on the Middle East peace process, as well as His Majesty’s life journey from childhood to the Hashemite throne and the following years. Petra News Agency reported that the book will also be published … Continue reading

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Saudi King to Return Back Home Next Week

  February 19, 2011 at 3:17 am by

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, is expected to return back to Saudi Arabia very soon after a long recovery absence. The Saudi press reported this weekend that the 86 year-old monarch has arrived in Casablanca, Morocco for a short recovery stop before returning back home next week. The press also covered the preparations for the King’s arrival celebrations all over … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Tours the Gulf for Madrasiti Palestine

  December 18, 2010 at 3:20 pm by

As part of her efforts to support the “Madrasati Palestine” initiative, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan paid two short visits to Bahrain and Kuwait. The Queen started her tour in Bahrain, where she attended the charity dinner of Madrasati Palestine Women’s Network at the Bahrain National Museum. The ceremony was held in the presence of the Bahraini Crown Prince, Sheikh Salman Al Khalifa, and was organized by the Arab … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Honors the Kingdom’s Best Teachers for 2010

  December 2, 2010 at 9:15 am by

Queen Rania of Jordan has sponsored the 5th annual celebration of “Queen Rania Award for Excellence in Education” (QRAEE) and honored the 22 winners who are the best teachers in the kingdom for the year 2010. During the ceremony which took place at the Cultural Palace in Al Hussein Sports City, Her Majesty handed out the teachers’ trophies and certificates of the award. She later met and thanked all the … Continue reading

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King Abdullah II & Queen Rania Celebrate the JRF’s 15th Year

  November 27, 2010 at 9:11 am by

Jordan’s King Abdullah II and his wife Queen Rania attended two days ago the Jordan River Foundation’s “15 Years of Giving” gala dinner which took place at the King Hussein Bin Talal convention center in the Dead Sea. Queen Rania, the founder and chairperson of the JRF, delivered a speech during the ceremony thanking all the donors and every person who helped the foundation reach it’s goals. “Tonight, we celebrate … Continue reading

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A Successful Surgery for the Saudi Monarch in NYC

  November 25, 2010 at 7:57 am by

The Royal Saudi Court & Al-Arabiya news channel reported today that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud, is doing much better after undergoing a successful back surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital. The 86 year old Saudi monarch left his country last Monday heading to the US, seeking more medical check-up & treatment for a blood clot complicated a slipped spinal … Continue reading

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