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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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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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