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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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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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Jordanian Royals State Visit to Italy, Day 3

  October 23, 2009 at 11:28 am by

Day 3 was their Majesties’ last day of the 3 day State Visit to Italy. On the last day King Abdullah, Queen Rania and Princess Zein attended the Jordanian-Italian Business Forum in Milan. Giving a speech at the forum, King Abdullah said Jordan is qualified to serve as a gateway into the region for foreign investors, he also underlined the need to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. After the forum, Queen … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royals State Visit to Italy, Day 2

  October 22, 2009 at 10:09 pm by

Day 2 of the state visit to Italy was quite busy for the royals. Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Rome, where His Majesty laid a wreath on the monument. King Abdullah and Queen Rania were received by the Italian Defence Minister, Ignazio La Russa, and a number of senior Italian military officials. After the visit to the tomb, King Abdullah … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royals State Visit to Italy, Day 1

  October 21, 2009 at 5:08 am by

On their first day of their state visit to Italy, Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania were welcomed at the Quirinale, the Italian presidential palace in Rome. At the arrival, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and King Abdullah II of Jordan reviewed an honour guard prior their meeting. King Abdullah held talks with the Italian president where they talked about Middle East peace efforts and bilateral ties, especially in the … Continue reading

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Jordanian King & Queen on State Visit to Italy

  October 19, 2009 at 3:32 am by

Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Queen Rania will start a state visit to Italy tomorrow, between October 20-22. The visit comes after an invitation from Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and his wife, which was announced by the Jordanian Royal Court. King Abdullah will hold talks with the Italian President and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on different issues concerning the Middle East and boosting bilateral ties between the two countries. King … Continue reading

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Azerbaijani President Meets Jordan’s King and Queen

  October 14, 2009 at 12:56 am by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania welcomed the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, and his wife in Amman on Monday. The President is visiting Jordan on a two-day visit in response to an invitation by His Majesty. King Abdullah and the Azeri President held talks on bilateral cooperation, the latest developments in the region as well as peace making efforts. The two leaders also discussed the possibility of benefiting from … Continue reading

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