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Jordan’s Crown Prince Graduates from Secondary School

  May 30, 2012 at 9:07 pm by

In the presence of his proud parents, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan graduated from King’s Academy High School last Tuesday. The nearly 18 year old Prince, who was born in the capital Amman, is the eldest among the King and Queen’s children, and was appointed Crown Prince in 2009. He recently joined his father for in several duties inside Jordan … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royals Celebrate Independence Day

  May 27, 2012 at 6:03 am by

Accompanied by their son, Crown Prince Hussein, and members of the Royal Family, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan attended on Friday the official ceremony celebrating the Hashemite Kingdom’s 66th independence anniversary. During the event, King Abdullah II granted various medals and orders to several Jordanian institutions and distinguished figures in recognition of their efforts in supporting the Kingdom’s development, as Petra News Agency reported. The ceremony … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Opens OECD Forum 2012 in Paris

  May 23, 2012 at 11:47 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah opened the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Forum 2012 in Paris on May 22, 2012. During the opening speech, Queen Rania highlighted the role that education plays around the world. “The solutions to addressing inequality are complex and multi faceted”, said Jordan’s Queen, “and I know that the shortest distance between inequality and shared prosperity is education.” The OECD Forum takes part … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royals Celebrate Mine-Free Jordan

  April 27, 2012 at 10:26 am by

On behalf of his father King Abdullah II, HRH Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan has patronized the celebration ceremony that announced his country officially the first in the Mideast free of all minefields. The event was held last Tuesday in presence of the Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon, and took place at the King Hussein bin Talal Convention Centre in the Dead Sea. It was also attended by a … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Attends “My Neighborhood” Premiere

  April 25, 2012 at 11:02 am by

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan attended the private screening of the documentary “My Neighborhood” at the Paley Center for Media in New York City on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. “My Neighborhood” is the tale of the forced eviction of Mohammed El Kurd, an eleven-year-old Palestinian from his home in East Jerusalem by Israeli settlers. The surprising friendship that evolves when Israeli Zvi Benninga and his family comes to support … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Hussein Regent For The First Time

  April 25, 2012 at 10:52 am by

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein Bin Abdullah II,  the eldest son of their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan, has taken the oath for the first time on Saturday afternoon as Regent during his father’s absence. The ceremony, which took place at the premier’s office in Amman, was held in presence of the Kingdom’s cabinet members and Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein, the Crown Prince’s uncle. … Continue reading

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Prince Hamzah attends Skydive Jordan

  April 22, 2012 at 2:57 am by

On April 19, 2012, HRH Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein, the eldest son of the late King Hussein and Queen Noor, participated in Skydive in Wadi Rum desert in the South of Jordan. The Prince, president of the Royal Aero Sports Club of Jordan, made a parachute jump at a media event to announce the launch the sport of skydiving in Jordan this summer. Prince Hamzah was accompained by his … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Prince Hashem visits Jerusalem

  April 6, 2012 at 1:42 am by

His Royal Highness Prince Hashem bin Al-Hussein of Jordan has paid a short religious visit to Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The youngest son of Their Majesties the Late King Hussein and Queen Noor performed prayer in the holy mosque and visited the tomb of his great-grandfather, the late Sharif Hussein Bin Ali of Mecca and King of Hejaz. During his visit, which is the first by a senior Arab … Continue reading

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Family Outing For Dubai’s Ruler

  April 1, 2012 at 7:25 pm by

It is not always that you get to see Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE, Ruler of Dubai and Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein at events with their 4-year old daughter, Sheikha Al Jalila. The young Sheikha accompanied her parents to a reception party held at the Burj Khalifa Boulevard on the occasion of Dubai World Cup 2012, with over 400 people attending. At … Continue reading

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Princess Amira Wins “Woman Personality of the Year 2012” Award

  March 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm by

Princess Amira Al-Taweel, chairwoman of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation that is chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, received the “Woman Personality of the Year 2012” at the 11th Middle East Women Leaders Awards which was held in Dubai, UAE. Princess Amira received the award from the UAE Minister of State, Reem Al Hashimy. After receiving the award, Princess Amira gave a speech where she said, “Connecting with other women is key … Continue reading

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February 9, 1977: Death of Queen Alia of Jordan

  February 9, 2012 at 7:17 am by

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Alia Al Hussein. Queen Alia, born Alia Baha Uddin Toukan, was born in Cairo, Egypt on December 25th, 1948 where her father was the Ambassador of Jordan. She spent her childhood in Egypt, Turkey, United States, London and Rome. She attended the Church School in London and the Rome Center of Liberal Arts of Loyola. She graduated with … Continue reading

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King Abdullah II Turns 50

  January 31, 2012 at 6:15 am by

On Monday, His Majesty King Abdullah bin Al Hussein of Jordan celebrated his 50th birthday. Born in Amman on January 30, 1962, King Abdullah is the eldest son of the late King Hussein and his British second wife, Princess Muna. King Abdullah began his primary education at the Islamic Educational College in Amman, and later attended St. Edmund’s School in Surrey, England. During his secondary education, the King studied at … Continue reading

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Qatari Crown Prince in Jordan for Talks

  January 31, 2012 at 4:30 am by

Qatar’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, accompanied by Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal met with His Majesty King Abdullah II at the Royal Palace in Hommar. The meeting, which took place over a luncheon, King Abdullah said that he was keen on cementing ties between the Gulf and Arab countries and supported the Palestinian people’s for an independent state. Upon arrival, Sheikh Tamim and Khaled Meshaal were welcome … Continue reading

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Lalla Salma Hosts International Conference on Cancer Control

  January 17, 2012 at 8:58 pm by

Princess Lalla Salma chaired on Thursday in Marrakech, in the presence of Princesses and First Ladies from the the Middle East and Africa, a conference on Cancer Control in the Middle-East and Africa. Held by the the Lalla Salma Association for the Fight Against Cancer, in partnership with the Health Ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO), the conference was themed, “What strategy for preventing cervical cancer and facilitating cooperation … Continue reading

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Prince Hamzah & Basma Bani Ahmad Tie the Knot

  January 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm by

His Royal Highness Prince Hamzah Bin Al Hussein and Her Royal Highness Princess Basma have tied the knot in the presence of His Majesty King Abdullah II, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein. On the occasion of the signing of the marriage, King Abdullah II held a lunch banquet at Basman Palace in presence of the bride and groom’s families, along with senior … Continue reading

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It’s a Boy for Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid & Princess Haya

  January 7, 2012 at 3:00 pm by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and his wife Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan have welcomed their second child on January 7, 2012. The couple welcomed a baby boy who was named Zayed. The announcement of the birth of the little Sheikh was announced on twitter by Sheikh Mohammed: “Princess Haya and I were blessed … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Opens International Arab Children Congress

  November 14, 2011 at 4:53 am by

Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein of Jordan, founder and chairperson of the board of trustees of the King Hussein Foundation, opened on November 13, 2011 the 31st International Arab Children Congress (IACC) at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. This is the first time that the IACC is celebrated outside Jordan. The ceremony commenced with an opening address on behalf of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, delivered by Dr … Continue reading

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Queen Noor receives the Inspiration Award

  November 9, 2011 at 8:42 am by

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan received on November 2nd, 2011 the Inspiration Award, during the annual luncheon of the Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists in the Dining Room at the United Nations. Also receiving the Inspiration Award was US actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Mia Farrow. Both women were chosen for this prize for their work in humanitarian causes, human rights and peace issues. The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund was … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royals attend Opening of Parliament

  October 27, 2011 at 6:42 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan opened today the second ordinary session of the kingdom’s 16th parliament. The ceremony started with a 21-gun salute welcoming the arrival of King Abdullah and his son, Crown Prince Hussein to the parliament building in Amman. Then His Majesty delivered his speech from the throne to the Senators (“Majlis al-Aayan”) and Chamber of Deputies (“Majlis al-Nuwaab”) in presence of his wife Queen Rania, … Continue reading

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Queen Rania’s School and Charitable Tour

  September 28, 2011 at 9:12 am by

On September 27, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah paid a visit to Aysha Al Baounieh Elementary School for Girls and the Al Amani Charitable Society, during her tour of the town Anjara in the Governorate of Ajloun in Jordan. During the school visit, Her Majesty was welcomed by students and teachers. She also took sometime to talk with them and listen to their concerns about the school and changes … Continue reading

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