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Princess Haya Not Seeking Third FEI Term

  September 27, 2013 at 7:32 am by

FEI President, Princess Haya of Jordan, has announced that she will not be seeking a third term as president of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI). Princess Haya’s term ends in November 2014, she was elected in 2006. Currently, the FEI Presidents can only run for two terms, each term lasting four years. A few months ago, the FEI body announced that they would request to extend the presidency for an … Continue reading

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Prince Faisal & Princess Sara Have Divorced

  September 14, 2013 at 9:44 am by

Princess Sara al-Faisal announced on her personal facebook page that she and husband, Prince Faisal bin al Hussein of Jordan, have divorced. Princess Sarah is Prince Faisal’s second wife, they married on May 24, 2010 in Amman, Jordan. The couple together have no children. Prince Faisal was previously married to Princess Alia Tabbaa and together they have four children.

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King Abdullah II To Start A State Visit & Working Visit Next Week

  September 8, 2013 at 12:11 pm by

Next week, His Majesty King Abdullah II will pay a state visit to China and then will head to New York on a working visit. In China, King Abdullah will hold talks with President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders on ongoing situations in the region and international issues. In New York, King Abdullah will lead a delegation to the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly. While attending the … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King & Queen Visit The Vatican

  August 30, 2013 at 3:31 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah arrived to the Vatican on Wednesday August 28 on a working visit. On August 29, King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al-Abdullah held talks with Pope Francis at the Vatican. The two leaders talked about efforts to bring about peace in the Middle East and the latest developments in the Middle East. King Abdullah also met with Cardinal Tarsiso … Continue reading

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Will Haya Get Another 4 Years As FEI President?

  July 18, 2013 at 5:12 am by

Princess Haya is yet to know come November 2013 if she is up for another four years as the President of the International Equestrian Federation. Currently the rules are that a President can only do two four year terms. HRH has been President since 2006. An FEI spokesman said “a formal unanimous request that the FEI statutes be modified so that the term of the president may include one additional … Continue reading

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Princess Ghida Celebrates 50th Birthday

  July 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm by

Princess Ghida Talal of Jordan, born Ghida Hani Salaam on July 11st, 1963 in Beirut to a distinguished Lebanese political family, celebrates today her 50th birthday. Ghida is the daughter of Hani Salaam and Rajaa Arab. She has one sister, Dalia, and two brothers, Mohammed and Yaser. She graduated with the French Baccalaureate degree in Lebanon before traveling to the United States to attend Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Washington … Continue reading

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Haya’s Fashion At Royal Ascot 2013

  June 28, 2013 at 5:28 am by

Every women attending the Royal Ascot race would pull out their best outfits and hats. This year, Princess Haya bint Al Hussein went for her not so typical look which is suits. Princess Haya attended 4 out of 5 days of the races. Day 1, Princess Haya wore a black fitted dress with what looked like painted flowers over it, she matched the dress with a wide black hat that … Continue reading

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King Abdullah II Visits The UK

  June 18, 2013 at 6:08 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah II is starting a working visit to the United Kingdom today. His Majesty is scheduled to hold talks with the Prime Minister David Cameron, Foreign Minister William Hague and with a few members of the British Parliament committees. On the agenda of talks is the latest developments in the Middle East, Syria and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. King Abdullah is also scheduled to give a lecture at the … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding Look-Back: King Hussein and Lisa Halaby

  June 15, 2013 at 6:00 am by

Today marks the 35th wedding anniversary of the late King Hussein I of Jordan with the American Elizabeth Halaby. Elizabeth (Lisa) Halaby was born in the United States into a prominent Arab-American family. She is the oldest daughter of Najeeb Halaby, former Pan American World Airways President, and Doris Carlquist. She has one sister, Alexa, and one brother, Christian. Lisa joined the first freshman class at Princeton to accept women, … Continue reading

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King Abdullah and Queen Rania Celebrate 20th Wedding Anniversary

  June 10, 2013 at 6:00 am by

The King and Queen of Jordan celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary today. The oldest son of the late King Hussein, Prince Abdullah, met Rania Yassin in August 1992 at a dinner held at the home of his sister, Princess Aisha. Six months later, on February 22, 1993 Prince Abdullah and Rania announced their engagement. Both families celebrated the Al Fatiha (engagement ceremony) at Rania’s parent’s house, and during the ceremony … Continue reading

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Princess Ayah of Jordan Engaged to Mohammad Halawani

  June 10, 2013 at 4:00 am by

The Royal Hashemite Court announced on June 8th the engagement of Princess Ayah bint Faisal bin Al Hussein, niece of King Abdullah II, to Mr Mohammad Talal Halawani. According to the statement, the ceremony took place at the bride’s father’s house in Amman and was attended by her uncle, royal family members as well as Halawani’s family. Princess Ayah was born on February 11th, 1990 as the eldest child of … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royals Celebrate 67th Independence Day

  May 27, 2013 at 11:18 am by

Accompanied by his elegant wife and children, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan attended on Saturday the official celebration marking his kingdom’s 67th Independence Day. As in previous years, the ceremony took place at Raghdan Palace, the Royal Court, and was attended by royal family members and senior officials. During the ceremony, the King granted medals to several citizens with distinguished track records and remarkable achievements, as Petra News … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King Abdullah II Opens WEF 2013

  May 26, 2013 at 4:54 am by

King Abdullah II opened on Saturday the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa which was held at the King Hussein Convention Center, in the Dead Sea. The ceremony was attended by the King’s wife, Queen Rania, and their son, Crown Prince Hussein, as well as royal family members, government officials and participants from all over the world. In his remarks to the audience during the opening … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Visits Azerbaijan

  May 10, 2013 at 8:49 am by

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, the widow of the King Hussein, visited Azerbaijan on 6th May, 2013 to participate in the First South Caucasus Forum. The Queen attended an official reception hosted by the President of Azerbaijan in honor of the participants of the Forum. She was also received by the Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev, at the Presidential Palace in Baku. During the meeting they noted the significance of … Continue reading

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Princess Iman bin Al Hussein Celebrates her 30th Birthday

  April 24, 2013 at 2:46 am by

Princess Iman bint Al Hussein celebrates today her 30th birthday.  Princess Iman was born on April 24, 1983 at 3.30h in the King Hussein Medical Centre in Amman. She is the third children of the late King Hussein I of Jordan and his fourth wife, Queen Noor. Princess Iman has two brothers, Prince Hamzah and Prince Hashim and one sister, Princess Raiyah. Princess Iman received her elementary education in Amman … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King, the Emir of Qatar & UAE’s Crown Prince To Visit The United States

  April 14, 2013 at 5:22 am by

It is a busy month for the President of the United States Barack Obama as he is scheduled to meet with a number of Middle Eastern leaders. On April 16, General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, will meet with President Obama according to the White House press secretary’s official statement which said, “The President looks forward to discussing with the Crown Prince the strong … Continue reading

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Princess Iman Weds Zaid Mirza

  March 25, 2013 at 2:52 pm by

The Royal Court in Jordan announced on Friday the marriage of HRH Princess Iman bint Al Hussein to her fiance, Mr Zaid Azmi Mirza. The couple, who got engaged last December, tied the knot in a private ceremony (Nikah) held at the Bab Al-Salam Palace in Amman. It was followed by a wedding reception which was attended by King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, the bride’s mother Queen Noor, along … Continue reading

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Princess Haya’s Life Inspires New Novel

  March 21, 2013 at 10:45 am by

The Princess and the Foal by author Stacy Gregg is based on Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein’s life story. The novel is about the Princess losing her mother in a helicopter crash when she was only three years old. Her father, the late King Hussein of Jordan, gives her an orphaned foal for her sixth birthday. Publishing director Rachel Denwood said: “We’re delighted to be publishing The Princess and the … Continue reading

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Queen Rania’s Printed Outfits On Visit To Turkey

  March 11, 2013 at 9:00 am by

When the visit of His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan to Turkey was announced, one couldn’t have guessed that Her Majesty would step out in only printed looks. Arriving at the Presidential Palace in Ankara at the start of the trip, Queen Rania choose a Dolce & Gabbana black printed dress see here. The dress was matched with a white long jacket … Continue reading

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King Abdullah & Queen Rania To Visit Turkey

  March 4, 2013 at 5:32 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan are to start a two day official visit to Turkey. Talks with President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be held. King Abdullah II will meet Cemil Cicek who is the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. The visit will also include a meeting with the Jordanian-Turkish business community which is … Continue reading

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