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Queen Noor Opens International Arab Children Congress

  November 14, 2011 at 4:53 am by

Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein of Jordan, founder and chairperson of the board of trustees of the King Hussein Foundation, opened on November 13, 2011 the 31st International Arab Children Congress (IACC) at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. This is the first time that the IACC is celebrated outside Jordan. The ceremony commenced with an opening address on behalf of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, delivered by Dr … Continue reading

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Queen Noor receives the Inspiration Award

  November 9, 2011 at 8:42 am by

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan received on November 2nd, 2011 the Inspiration Award, during the annual luncheon of the Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists in the Dining Room at the United Nations. Also receiving the Inspiration Award was US actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Mia Farrow. Both women were chosen for this prize for their work in humanitarian causes, human rights and peace issues. The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund was … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Aicha of Morocco Dies

  September 5, 2011 at 6:49 am by

On Sunday the Royal House of Morocco announced the death of King Mohammed V I´s aunt, HRH Princess Lalla Aicha of Morroco, at age 81.  Lalla Aicha was born on June 17, 1930 at the Royal Palace in Rabat. She was the second daughter of the late King Mohammed V of Morocco and his first wife, Lalla Abla bint Tahar. After King Mohammed V´s death, her brother, the late King Hassan … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Celebrates her 60th Birthday

  August 23, 2011 at 4:27 am by

Queen Noor Al Hussein of Jordan turns 60 today. Her Majesty was born Elisabeth (Lisa) Najeeb Halaby on August 23, 1951 in Washington DC. She is the oldest daughter of Najeeb Halaby and Doris Carlquist. After receiving a B.A. in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University in 1974, she worked on international urban planning and design projects in Australia, the United States, Iran and Jordan, where she met the … Continue reading

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Birth of Prince Ali Reza’s Daughter

  August 8, 2011 at 11:39 pm by

The Crown Prince of Iran, Prince Reza Cyrus Pahlavi, has announced on his official website that the daughter of the late Prince Ali Reza and his fiancée, Raha Didevar, was born on July 26, 2011 in the USA. The newborn, named Iryana Leila, was born seven months after her father’s death and is the fourth grandaughter of Empress Farah. Part of the statement read, “We know you will join us, out … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Attends Najwa Karam’s Concert

  July 31, 2011 at 8:27 pm by

After a three year-absence, the Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts started on July 20, 2011 in the ancient ruins of Gerasa, one of the most important and best preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. On Thursday, July 28, 2011 between the 5000 people that attended the concert of Lebanese singer Najwa Karam at the southern amphitheatre was Queen Noor of Jordan accompanied by her friend, the Jordanian Senator … Continue reading

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Princess Rym Ali Receives the Ischia Award

  July 10, 2011 at 10:00 am by

HRH Princess Rym Ali of Jordan received on Saturday the Ischia International Journalism Award during a gala celebrated at Piazza del Soccorso in the island of Ischia, Naples (Italy). Princess Rym (née Brahimi) worked as journalism for BBC World Service, Dubai TV, Bloomberg International, Radio Montecarlo, Moyen Orient and CNN before her marriage with Prince Ali bin Al Hussein in September 2004. Her Highness is the founder of the Jordan the … Continue reading

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Iman Pahlavi’s High School Graduation

  June 28, 2011 at 6:27 am by

On June 11th, 2011 Princess Iman Pahlavi, the second daughter of Prince Reza and Princess Yasmine, celebrated her graduation from The Bullis School in Maryland. Iman was accompanied during this special day by her parents, her sisters, Princess Noor and Princess Farah, her grandmother, the former Empress Farah, and her aunt, Princess Farahnaz. This event was a happy day for the Pahlavi family, after the tragic death of Prince Ali, … Continue reading

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Dominican President Visits Jordan

  June 21, 2011 at 2:22 am by

The President of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernandez Reyna, paid an official visit to Jordan between June 18th and 20th, 2011. On the second day of their visit to Jordan the President and his wife, Margarita de Fernandez Cedeño, were welcomed by King Abdullah and Queen Rania at the Royal Offices in Amman. King Abdullah and Leonel Fernandez met behind closed doors and were later joined by senior officials from … Continue reading

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Jordan celebrates National Occasions

  June 13, 2011 at 3:11 am by

Each year Jordanians celebrate the anniversary of the Great Arab Revolt and the Army Day on June 10th however this year the official celebrations took place on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 in Amman. Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, accompanied by their daughters, Princess Iman and Princess Salma and their son Prince Hashem, attended a ceremony held by the Jordan Armed Forces to mark the Great Arab Revolt, Army Day. … Continue reading

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Prince Ali visits Palestine

  May 20, 2011 at 2:40 am by

On May 15th 2011, HRH Prince Ali bin Al Hussein was received by the Palestinian President, Mahmud Abbas in Ramallah. Prince Ali was on a one-day trip who paid a visit to the project of Al-Bireh youth academy. HRH was accompanied with FIFA President Joseph Blatter. Prince Ali made the visit to the project in his capacity of the FIFA Vice-president for Asia and Chairman of the Jordanian and West Asian football associations. Upon his return to Jordan, Prince Ali … Continue reading

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Jordanian King’s Maternal Grandfather’s Funeral

  December 3, 2010 at 12:59 am by

Today, King Abdullah II, Queen Rania, Princess Muna and other members of the Royal Family attended Colonel Piercy Walter Gardiner’s funeral. Gardiner, the maternal grandfather of Jordan’s King, passed away yesterday in Amman. Gardiner was buried in a private ceremony at Princess Muna’s farm in the Jordan Valley. After the funeral, King Abdullah, Crown Prince Hussein and Prince Faisal received the condolences at Raghadan Palace from Royal Family members, the … Continue reading

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King Abdullah’s British Grandfather Dies

  December 2, 2010 at 8:48 am by

Colonel Walter Percy Gardiner, the British grandfather of Jordan’s King Abdullah II, has passed away at Princess Muna’s house on December 1, 2010 according to a statement released by the Royal Court. Walter Gardiner was born on December 12, 1914 in Standford, England. He married Doris Elizabeth Sutton (1916-1994) on December, 24, 1938. Their daughter, Antoinette Avril Gardiner, became Princess Muna Al Hussein in May 1961 after marrying the late … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King Opens 16th Parliament Session

  November 29, 2010 at 8:23 pm by

On November 28, 2010 King Abdullah II of Jordan inaugurated the first ordinary session of the 16th Parliament in Amman with a Speech from the Throne. The Monarch dissolved the previous lower house of Parliament in November 2009, two years before the completion of its four-year term, after media allegations about corruption among MPs. During his speech the King said that the Parliament could “amend” a temporary election law “as … Continue reading

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Prince Hassan receives the Bayreuth Prize

  November 21, 2010 at 9:19 pm by

On November 18th, 2010 Prince Hassan was honoured by the German city of Bayreuth with the Wilhelmine von Bayreuth Prize. Jordan’s Prince received the Prize from Bayreuth’s Mayor, Michael Hohl, at the end of the 2nd Bayreuth Futures Forum and in presence of his wife, Princess Sarvath Al Hassan. During his speech the Prince emphasized the importance of the dialogue between cultures, nations and religions to get security among nations. … Continue reading

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Princess Basma Performs Hajj

  November 21, 2010 at 8:03 am by

Her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Talal, the sister of the late King Hussein of Jordan, performed Hajj on November 14-18, 2010 accompanied by her youngest son, Saad Kurdi. During this trip she also visited the headquarters of Jordanian Hajj delegation in Mecca to check the services offered to Jordanian and Arab Israeli pilgrims. Princess Basma expressed her deepest thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Raises Awareness for Pakistan Flood

  November 16, 2010 at 8:52 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan hosted on November 15th, 2010 the event: “Pakistan: Hopes Submerged, Resilience Remains” at the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association in New York. The reception, organized by Refugees International, raised awareness for Pakistan, a country which lives a crisis after the devastating floods that started in August. Queen Noor, who is a board member of Refugee International, called for more support for Pakistan and she … Continue reading

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Princess Rym Attends Jordan Awards 2010

  November 11, 2010 at 9:36 pm by

Under the patronage of Prince Ali bin Al Hussein and Princess Rym Ali the Jordan Awards 2010 were given on October 29th, 2010 at the King Hussein Convention Centre in the Dead Sea. HRH Princess Rym presented the awards to several artists and prominent show business figures from across the region. Between the Jordanian were winners included Actor Iyad Nasser and Saba Mubarak, who received the best actor and actress … Continue reading

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Women of the Future Awards 2010

  November 11, 2010 at 9:35 pm by

Princess Badiya bint El Hassan attended on November 10th, 2010 the Women of the Future Awards at the London Marriott Hotel on Grosvenor Square. This year’s winners of the prize were Dr Raina Zarb Adam, Thea Green, Rina Madlani, Lucinda Garrett, Carolina Gonzales-Bunster, Lisa Smosarski, Bola Agbaje, Gemma Tuley, Tabitha Manzuangani, Phil Smith and the Olympic Delivery Authority. Also attended the event Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, awards patron, Cherie … Continue reading

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Reza Pahlavi Celebrates 50th Birthday

  November 2, 2010 at 3:00 am by

On October 31st Prince Cyrus Reza Pahlavi of Iran celebrated his 50th birthday together with his family and friends. Reza Pahlavi was born on October 31st 1960 in Tehran, Iran. He is the he eldest son of the late Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza, and Farah Diba. Reza’s siblings include Princess Farahnaz (1963), Prince Ali Reza (1966), as well as a half-sister, Princess Shahnaz (1940). His youngest sister, Princess Leila, … Continue reading

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