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Haya to Launch “Stand Up & Take Action” Campaign Against Poverty

  October 10, 2009 at 8:30 pm by

Under the patronage of her role as UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of International Humanitarian City, Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, the wife of the UAE’s Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will launch the “Stand Up & Take Action” campaign between October 16-18, 2009. The “Stand Up & Take Action” (SUTA campaign), which is organised in the UAE by the … Continue reading

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Queen Rania’s Visit to the US: Day 4

  September 30, 2009 at 6:47 am by

On day 4 of Queen Rania’s visit to New York, Her Majesty attended a breakfast which was hosted by the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and took place during the 64th General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York. This event took place to mark the the 60th anniversary of the U.N. aid agency for Palestinian refugees which … Continue reading

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Rania in the USA – Days 2 and 3

  September 27, 2009 at 5:16 pm by

Day 2 of Queen Rania’s trip to New York was kind of busy. In the morning she appeared on the Good Morning America show with Diane Sawyer. She answered a few question as well as talked about peace, education, social networking and stereotypes. Queen Rania said, answering a question, “At the moment, there’s 75 million children who are out of school. To get them into school would cost about $11 … Continue reading

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Rania visits New York Girls School – US Visit, Day 1

  September 21, 2009 at 9:09 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan visited The Young Women’s Leadership School East Harlem, New York. During the visit, Her Majesty met with some of the students and staff, they discussed the importance of what education plays in daily life and how it can improve children’s lives. Accompanying Her Majesty was UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman. Her Majesty served as UNICEF’s Eminent Advocate for Children since 2007 … Continue reading

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Abdullah & Rania visit Syria

  September 17, 2009 at 3:26 pm by

Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania visited Syria on an invitation from Syrian President Bashar Assad and his wife Asma Assad. King Abdullah and President Bashar held a meeting where they discussed bilateral relations and regional and international issues. Syrian president and his wife held an iftar banquet in honor of their majesties. The royals took their two youngest children Princess Salma and Prince Hashem on the short visit … Continue reading

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Queen Rania’s Loyalty to Elie Saab Fashion

  September 16, 2009 at 5:29 pm by

  Since Queen Rania became Queen of Jordan in 1999, she has been seen in many dresses by the international Lebenese designer Elie Saab, who has dressed royalty and celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Haly Berry. Queen Rania has worn varioues dresses, mostly which come down the Haute Couture runway, and recently seen in his Ready-to-Wear line. Dresses have been worn on state visits, official and private events, as well … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King & Queen hosts iftar banquet for government officials

  September 12, 2009 at 4:34 pm by

Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania Abdullah of Jordan hosted an iftar banquet for government senior officials and diplomatic missions, and their wives, in Amman at the King Al Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center at the Dead Sea. The event was also attended by a few students. King Abdullah preformed Maghrib prayer with the guests.

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King Abdullah meets Maktoob Founders

  September 10, 2009 at 9:38 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan met with the founders of Maktoob.com, Samih Toukan and Hussam Khoury on Wednesday. The King congratulated them on their recent sale of their company to US Internet giant Yahoo!. During the meeting, King Abdullah expressed his happines and pride in the two men’s accomplishment, which King Abdullah said reflects on the development of the IT sector in Jordan, he also conferred the Al Hussein … Continue reading

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UAE President meets with Jordan’s King Abdullah

  September 8, 2009 at 2:32 pm by

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan held talks on Monday evening with King of Jordan His Majesty Abdullah II in Abu Dhabi. King Abdullah and his entourage were welcomed by Sheikh Khalifa. The two leaders discussed relations between the two countries and ways to bolster them in different fields in the best interest of the two countries, they also exchanged views on current worldwide situations. After the … Continue reading

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Rania launches Hal Hilalak Tent for disadvantaged children

  August 24, 2009 at 5:50 pm by

On Monday, Her Majesty Queen Rania launched this year’s Hal Hilalak tent in Irbid to provide activities for disadvantaged children across the Kingdom during the holy month of Ramadan. During the visit to Irbid, Queen Rania toured the King Hussein Charity Society and inspected a few new facilities at the society which provides services to to orphaned girls aged between 12 and 18. The Hal Hilalak tent features clowns, magicians … Continue reading

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Rania on Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women List

  August 21, 2009 at 5:37 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Rania has made Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women list, ranking at number 75 and number one from the Middle East. The list is not about celebrity or popularity but about influence one makes, Forbes said in assembling the list it “looked for women who run countries, big companies or influential nonprofits”. Forbes noted that Queen Rania for example is “perhaps the most listened-to woman in the Middle … Continue reading

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Rania Helps in launching Education for All Campaign

  August 20, 2009 at 4:57 pm by

Queen Rania of Jordan helped launch the 1GOAL: Education for All campaign, along with football’s world governing body FIFA and footballers from across the globe, on Thursday. The campaign will try to ensure all children receive an education, the 1GOAL: Education for All is linked to next year’s World Cup in South Africa. 1GOAL has one purpose and that is to ensure that 75 million children out of school in … Continue reading

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Jordan Royal Family’s Summer Holiday

  August 19, 2009 at 4:42 pm by

King Abdullah of Jordan, Queen Rania and their four children have been enjoying Italy and the South of France according to Rania’s twitter enteries and pictures. Queen Rania was spotted shopping and walking around Porto Cervo, Sardenia. Speaking about Italy, Queen Rania said on her twitter page “In Italy…gosh I hadn’t realized how much I’d missed it!” After Sardenia, the royal family went to the South of France. Queen Rania … Continue reading

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These days in History – August 11-14

  August 15, 2009 at 12:57 am by

Many interesting historical events happened on August 11 – 14: legendary battles, death of the most famous woman in history, first and last days for a number of Monarchs… If you want to learn what important things happened in (royal) History on these August days, read on. August 11, 2492 BC – The defeat of Bel by Hayk and founding of the Armenian nation The legend of Hayk, as typical … Continue reading

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Princess Haya continues European Tour for Children’s Hospital

  August 14, 2009 at 7:41 am by

The wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Princess Haya bint Al Hussein has visited Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust and Evelina Children’s Hospital at Guys’ and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, which are two children’s hospitals in London. Princess Haya’s visit comes as part of a tour to visit children’s hospitals across … Continue reading

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Royals among the world’s 50 most influential Arabs

  July 17, 2009 at 1:49 pm by

Selecting the most influential people in the Middle East wasn’t easy, but so to were people from around the world approached and asked to name five people and explain in a couple of sentences why they chose them. The list isn’t about the rich or powerful, but about who has an influence. Making the list were Queen Rania of Jordan, who campaigns for children’s and women’s rights around the world; … Continue reading

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Queen Rania appointed Honorary Global Chair for the UNGEI

  July 15, 2009 at 11:12 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan has been appointed as Honorary Global Chair for The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI). Queen Rania will continue to advocate on behalf of the girls who are denied an education. The appointment comes after Queen Rania’s work and efforts in promoting access, quality, and innovation in education both in Jordan and across the globe in places such as Argentina, Brazil, China, India, … Continue reading

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Abdullah participates in an Economic Conference in the US

  July 11, 2009 at 6:25 pm by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah are in the United States on a few day visit. On Friday, King Abdullah participated in an economic conference held in US state of Idaho, which was attended by Queen Rania and Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah. At the conference, King Abdullah talked about the need a two-state solution to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the need to relaunch Palestinian-Israeli negotiations. “This … Continue reading

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New Crown Prince Named for Jordan

  July 3, 2009 at 2:30 pm by

Jordan’s King Abdullah II issued a decree on Thursday naming his eldest son, Hussein, 15 years old, as crown prince. In a palace statement that was released yesterday said “immediately assume the title and privileges of his post”. The post of heir apparent has been un-named since 2004 when King Abdullah removed the crown prince title from his half brother, Hamzeh. King Abdullah became King in 1999. Queen Rania is … Continue reading

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Abdullah and President of Turkmenistan hold talks

  June 30, 2009 at 4:12 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah II and Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov held talks in Amman, which continued over a lunch banquet which was held by His Majesty in honour of the Turkmenistan president and his accompanying delegation. King Abdullah and the Turkmenistan President discussed cooperation in the fields of education, culture, health, trade and investment. They also talked about efforts on how to achieve permanent and comprehensive peace in the Middle … Continue reading

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