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Reza Pahlavi gives interview to Telegraph

  November 11, 2009 at 2:08 am by

Last week Prince Reza Pahlavi, Iran’s former Crown Prince, gave an interview to British newspaper The Daily Telegraph. Reza Pahlavi backed a campaign of “civil disobedience and non-violence” to change the Iran’s government. He called on Western support and said to the journalist, Simon Heffer, that “he can’t sit and say nothing as Iran suffers.” To read the full interview click here.

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Prince Ra’ad Honors Memory of Victims of Amman Bomb Attacks

  November 9, 2009 at 7:36 pm by

HRH Prince Ra’ad bin Zein, Chief Chamberlain, attended a ceremony at the Amman Martyrs Site on Monday, marking the fourth anniversary of the Amman bombings. Also attended the ceremony a number of ambassadors, survivors of terrorist attacks around the World and Deputy Mayor of Amman, Amer Al Bashir. The Amman bombings were a series of coordinated bomb attacks on three hotels in Amman, which claimed the lives of 87 people, … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Jordan Start Working Visit to UK

  November 9, 2009 at 10:38 am by

The Royal Court announced yesterday that the King and Queen of Jordan flew to London on Sunday for a working visit to Britain, which is due to last several days. During the visit His Majesty, accompanied by Queen Rania, will meet with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. According a Royal Court statement the two leaders will talk about “latest developments in the Middle East, particularly efforts being made to establish … Continue reading

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Queen Noor attends Common Ground Awards

  November 7, 2009 at 8:34 pm by

On October 29th, 2009 Queen Noor of Jordan attended the Common Ground Awards at the Canadian Embassy, in Washington DC (USA). The ceremony started with a reception where guests could enjoy listening sounds of gypsy jazz. After Susan Collin Marks, co-founder of Search for Common Ground, and Queen Noor, chair of the King Hussein Foundation, presented the 2009 Common Ground Awards to CeaseFire, Luma Mufleh and the Fugees Family, Karen … Continue reading

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Abdullah II Meets President Nazarbayev

  November 5, 2009 at 6:29 pm by

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev arrived in Amman on Tuesday for two-day official visit to Jordan upon the invitation of His Majesty King Abdullah II. Nazarbayev was welcomed by King Abdullah at Royal Offices at the King Hussein Bin Talal Mosque in Amman. At the meeting the two leaders discussed about ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries. They also touched on efforts to relaunch peace talks between Palestinians and … Continue reading

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Reza Pahlavi Celebrates his 49th Birthday

  November 4, 2009 at 6:11 pm by

Prince Reza Cyrus Pahlavi celebrated his 49th birthday on October 31st, 2009 in the company of his family at Empress Farah’s house in Washington (USA). In honour of the occasion, Reza Pahlavi has released new photos of him with his family on his Facebook page. Born on October 31st, 1960 in Tehran (Iran), Prince Reza is the eldest son of the late Emperor of Iran, Mohammed Reza, and Empress Farah. … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Presents SOS Anniversary Award

  November 3, 2009 at 8:53 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein presented on November 2nd the SOS Anniversary Award to Johnson & Johnson for their support of SOS Children’s Villages in Africa at the Embassy of Austria in Washington D.C. She too shared her experiences with SOS Children’s Villages in Jordan during the reception hosted by His Excellency the Ambassador of Austria, Dr. Christian Prosl, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the organisation. Queen Noor … Continue reading

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Princess Rym Patrons European Film Festival

  November 2, 2009 at 6:49 pm by

Under the patronage of Princess Rym Ali, the Executive Commissioner of the Royal Film Commission, and attended by Prince Ra’ad bin Zein and Princess Majda, started the 21st European Film Festival (1-16 November) at Al Hussein Cultural Center in Amman. The 21st edition will take place in Amman at Al Hussein Cultural Centre, (King Abdullah II Center), Irbid (Yarmouk University), Aqaba (Chamber of Commerce) and Karak (Hassan Cultural Center). The … Continue reading

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Prince Faisal Opens Jordan Rally

  October 31, 2009 at 4:19 pm by

Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein was present on Thursday at the opening ceremony of the Jordan Rally 2009 (29 – 31 Oct 2009) in Amman. This year, the Rally was held in the Dead Sea and Mount Nebo. Twenty-nine teams from all over the world participated in it.  During the opening ceremony, attendees enjoyed listening to traditional music and a concert by Omar Abdallat. Prince Faisal, President of the Jordan … Continue reading

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Prince Hassan addresses the Parliament of Cultures

  October 31, 2009 at 4:12 pm by

Prince Hassan of Jordan visited Ankara (Turkey) last Wednesday, where he gave a speech at the Parliament of Cultures. The conference was inaugurated by Professor Ihsan Dogramaci. In his speech, HRH said that “we must work towards a law for peace”, and that “it is important to focus on the affinities among cultures in order to fight discrimination.” The Parliament of Cultures is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) which works … Continue reading

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Hamzah honors Al Shajarah Foundation

  October 31, 2009 at 6:17 am by

HRH Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein, the honorary chairman of the Al Shajarah Foundation, honored last Monday at King Hussein Club in Amman supporters of this Foundation. Mr. Fuad Srouji, the Foundation’s director, Khalid Irani, the Minister of Environment, and HRH Princess Basma bint Ali, the founder of the Royal Botanic Garden, were also present at the lunch. The Shajarah Foundation was created in June 2006 under the patronage of … Continue reading

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King Abdullah Inaugurates Power Plant

  October 31, 2009 at 3:35 am by

King Abdullah of Jordan inaugurated on Monday Jordan’s first independent power plant in Amman. The $300 million Amman East Power Project was constructed on a site located at Almanakher, which is approximately 14 kilometers east of Amman, and about 1 km from the Arab Gas Pipeline. The project’s main goal is to meet the electricity needs of the country in an economically and environmentally sustainable way, in order to contribute … Continue reading

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Jordanian Princesses call on the International Community to fight cancer

  October 29, 2009 at 6:07 am by

Princesses Ghida Talal and Dina Mired attended on Tuesday the opening of the seminar ‘Combating Cancer and Tobacco Use in the Developing World’ organised by the King Hussein Cancer Foundation in cooperation with the World Health Organisation and hosted by breast cancer activist and WHO Goodwill Ambassador, Nancy Brinker. Princess Ghida Talal, the Chairperson of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF), said during her speech that 40% of all cancers … Continue reading

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Prince Hassan participates in WANA Conference

  October 26, 2009 at 8:00 pm by

Prince Hassan bin Talal on Sunday participated at the first WANA Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Recovery Consultation in Amman, Jordan. In his speech, the Prince called for a road map for human security in the West Asia and North Africa region, he said it is useless to talk about human, economic and natural resources without talking about the ‘carrying capacity’ of the region, which consequently leads to recovery capacity. He also … Continue reading

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Princess Sana Asem inaugurates Game Room for Children

  October 26, 2009 at 5:05 am by

HRH Princess Sana Asem, the Honorary President for Family and Child Care, inaugurated a Game Room for Children at the Queen Rania Al Abdullah Hospital in Petra yesterday. During the visit, Princess Sana, accompanied by the Petra District Governor Ibrahim Assaf, visited the children’s section of the hospital where she spoke with sick children and their parents, and distributed gifts. This is the eighth hospital in the Kingdom which collaborates … Continue reading

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