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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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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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Rania Inspects Two School

  November 6, 2009 at 2:43 pm by

Five months ago Her Majesty Queen Rania visited two schools in Jerash Governorate that were suffering from serious infrastructure problems such as broken windows, crumbling walls, peeling paintwork, unpaved terrain, inadequate sanitary facilities and poor lighting. Her visit to the same two schools on Wednesday 4 November 2009 was to check on the completed renovation work. Queen Rania saw noticeable changes for the better. Queen Rania visited classrooms that were … 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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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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Queen Rania’s Fashion on 3-Day State Visit to Italy

  October 26, 2009 at 7:34 pm by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan just ended a three-day state visit to Italy. The couple had a busy schedule with different events, from daytime to gala dinners. At each event, Queen Rania turned up wearing a different outfit. As Queen Rania arrived in Rome, she was seen wearing a lovely navy/royal blue velvet jacket, skirt and a ruffled top matched with a wide belt picture. As the … Continue reading

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