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King and Queen Receive Bodies of Jordanian UN Peacekeepers

  January 21, 2010 at 5:56 am by

Bodies of three Jordanian UN Peacekeepers who died last week in Haiti’s earthquake arrived in Amman on Tuesday. King Abdullah II and Queen Rania were present during the official ceremony that took place at Queen Alia Airport in the Jordanian capital. After the funeral, with military honours, Their Majesties met with the families of the officers and offered their condolences to the victims’ families. Also attending the ceremony HRH Prince … Continue reading

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Middle East Gala in Austria

  January 13, 2010 at 4:30 am by

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan attended the Middle East Gala on Sunday evening at Vienna’s City Hall. The gala is dedicated to the Trilateral Centre for European Studies, a cooperative by private Israeli university Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Palestinian Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem and the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) in Amman. The Centre offers Palestinian, … Continue reading

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Princess Haya in Kenya

  January 10, 2010 at 5:24 am by

HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein made a short trip to Kenya on January 8, 2010 in her role as a UN Messenger of Peace. The purpose of the visit was to encourage a local and global response to catastrophic food shortages. “As many as 20 million people in the region around the Horn of Africa are suffering from food shortages that have been exacerbated by the prolonged drought. One in … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Jordan send wishes for 2010

  January 9, 2010 at 5:10 am by

As they do each year, King Abdullah and Queen Rania have sent a card to greet the New Year. This year they pose with their four children: Prince Hussein (15 years), Princess Iman (13 years), Princess Salma (9 years) and Prince Hashem (4 years). Also other members of Jordanian royal family sent their cards during these days. Princess Basma, the sister of late King Hussein, choose two pictures taken in … Continue reading

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Shania Twain to interview a Queen

  January 7, 2010 at 8:14 pm by

Canadian Country star Shania Twain is to interview Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan later this month on the Radio One series, which is part of the CBC network. The interview is to discuss the Queen’s 1Goal charity, which is trying to get the G8 countries to enrol 72 million African children in school by 2015.

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Jordan’s Royal Family Receive the Body of Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

  January 3, 2010 at 7:51 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan, accompanied by other members of royal family, received the body of Captain Ali bin Zeid Al Oun, who was killed in an attack in Afghanistan on Wednesday December 30th, on Saturday January 2nd upon its arrival at the Queen Alia International Airport aboard an aircraft of the Royal Jordanian Air Force. After the ceremony King Abdullah II, the Crown Prince, … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Receives FIFA Presidential Award

  December 22, 2009 at 8:22 am by

Queen Rania Al Abdullah was honored with the prestigious 2009 FIFA Presidential Award for her work with the ’1GOAL: Education for All’ foundation. Her Majesty received the prize on Monday during the annual FIFA World Player Gala in Zurich, Switzerland. After she received the prize from FIFA President, Joseph S. Blatter, Queen Rania said during her speech that “we have a long way to go, with lots of hurdles to … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Chairs Annual Meeting of Tamweelcom

  December 22, 2009 at 8:06 am by

Her Majesty Queen Noor presided on November 19 the annual meeting of Tamweelcom’s Board of Directors. During the meeting, Queen Noor honoured former Tamweelcom Chairman, His Highness Al-Sharif Shaker Bin Zaid, and former board members, Amer al-Salti and Rateb Al-Wazani, for their distinguished efforts and continued support to the company during the past years. The Jordan Micro Credit Company (Tamweelcom) was established by the Noor Al Hussein Foundation in 1999 … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King & Queen Check on Latest Development

  December 16, 2009 at 9:50 pm by

On Tuesday, Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania visited the Jabal Al Qalaa, which houses the Amman Citadel, the capital’s ancient heritage site. Jabal Al Qalaa is one of the oldest areas in Amman which has recently undergone rehabilitation by the Amman Municipality as part of its plans to revive the city centre. King Abdullah issued directives to provide the site with the infrastructure services needed to preserve its … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Attends Dubai International Film Festival

  December 13, 2009 at 7:08 pm by

Jordan’s Queen Noor, widow of late King Hussein, attended the 6th Annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex. Yesterday, Her Majesty, delivered a speech during DIFF 2009 Cultural Bridge Panel, accompanied by Julia Bacha, director of the Cultural Bridge Gala Film Budrus – which was screened immediately prior to the panel discussion-, Hollywood Producer, Mike Medavoy, and MIT Professor, Rebecca Saxe. Last Wednesday Queen Noor was … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Prince Among Six Proposed New IOC Members

  December 9, 2009 at 8:09 pm by

Prince Faisal of Jordan was nominated by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday for election at the IOC general assembly in Vancouver in February. Faisal is the younger brother of King Abdullah II of Jordan and he is the President of Jordan’s Olympic Committee. His half-sister, Princess Haya, is already an IOC member and head of the International Equestrian Federation. Also nominated were the secretary general of the New Zealand … Continue reading

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3 Day Visit from Turkey

  December 4, 2009 at 6:05 am by

Turkish President Abdullah Gul and his wife visited Jordan on a 3-day official visit where the couple were received by King Abdullah II and Queen Rania. Turkish President held talks with King Abdullah II on bilateral ties and ways of bolstering them in various feilds. On another hand, Queen Rania and Turkish First Lady Hayrunnisa Gul visited the Children’s Museum which took part one the day 1 of the visit. … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King Performs Eid Al-Adha Prayer

  November 27, 2009 at 9:28 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah II joined worshippers in performing the Eid Al Adha prayer Friday morning at the King Hussein bin Talal Mosque in Amman. Also performing the Eid prayer along with the King was Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah, Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein, Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein and Prince Ra’ad bin Zeid. King Abdullah congratulated the Jordanians on this special day this past Thursday. The speech was … Continue reading

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King Abdullah Dissolves Parliament

  November 25, 2009 at 7:55 am by

King Abdullah of Jordan dissolved on Monday the lower house of Parliament and called for early elections. The 110-seat parliament had completed half of its four-year term after elections held in November 2007 under a controversial electoral law that reduced the representation of the main cities in favour of rural and bedouin areas. During these two years the Jordanian press has criticised the ineffectiveness of Parliament and has denounced cases … Continue reading

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Rania visits Old Shopping Markets

  November 24, 2009 at 7:53 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania toured Al Bokharyeh and Al Balabseh souks, which are the two of the oldest markets in downtown Amman. Queen Rania’s visit to the two souks comes as the Eid Al Adha holiday season begins. Queen Rania spoke with several shopkeepers and salespeople to check on their situations. Queen Rania also asked for the quick renovation on a few shops which were damaged by a fire in … Continue reading

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Lalla Salma Chairs Ceremonies In Honor of Morocco’s National Day to Fight Cancer

  November 23, 2009 at 6:03 pm by

Lalla Salma, along with Jordanian Princesses Ghida Talal and Dina Mired, presided over several ceremonies during Morocco’s National Day to Fight Cancer. Among the events was the signing of a partnership agreement between Morocco’s Anti-Cancer Association (ALSC), and the Vaudois University Hosptial Center. According to an article in the Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse, the agreement will create training, internships, expertise, and will facilitate research in the field of cancer. Lalla … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King opens New Deaf Institute Premises

  November 17, 2009 at 8:37 pm by

King Abdullah of Jordan opened on Tuesday the new premises of The Holy Land Institute for the Deaf in Salt (northwest of Amman). The Institute, which was opened by the late King Hussein in 1964, is a residential school providing education, rehabilitation and vocational training for hearing and visually impaired children and young people. During a tour of the new premises the Monarch met with students and he was briefed … Continue reading

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Jordan Commemorates King Hussein’s Birthday

  November 14, 2009 at 4:37 am by

Today, Jordan marks the 74th anniversary of the birth of the late King Hussein. King Hussein bin Talal was born on November 14, 1935 at the Al-Qasr Al-Sagheer Palace in Amman to Prince Talal bin Abdullah and Princess Zein Al-Sharaf bint Jamil. After completing his elementary education in Amman, King Hussein attended Victoria College in Alexandria (Egypt),and Harrow School and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, both in England. When he … Continue reading

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Women of the Future Awards 2009

  November 13, 2009 at 7:35 pm by

Princess Badiya bint El Hassan attended on Thursday the Women of the Future Awards at the Marriott Hotel in London. This year’s winners of the prize were chosen by a panel of judges led by Princess Badiya. During the ceremony received the 2009 Award: Emily Bendell, founder of Blue Bella; Ruth Amos, the 19-year-old inventor; tailor Kathryn Sargent; and the youngest and only female CEO of a City broker, Sam … Continue reading

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King Abdullah’s Interview in London

  November 9, 2009 at 7:41 pm by

His Majesty King Abdullah II was interviewed by the London-based Al Hayat Newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief, Ghassan Charbel, on Monday where the King talks about peace, the Israeli occupation and the Palestinian state. The interview is being published in two parts. The first part was published today and the second will be published tomorrow. To read the full interview click here.

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