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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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Princess Lalla Salma at the UN Meeting on NCDs in New York

  September 25, 2011 at 6:21 am by

Princess Lalla Salma attended the opening of the high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), a meeting marked by the speeches of the President of the 66th General Assembly session, the UN Secretary General, the WHO Secretary General and Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, Director General of King Hussein Foundation, who addressed the meeting in her capacity as representative of the civil society. The meeting will address the means to prevent … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Celebrates her 60th Birthday

  August 23, 2011 at 4:27 am by

Queen Noor Al Hussein of Jordan turns 60 today. Her Majesty was born Elisabeth (Lisa) Najeeb Halaby on August 23, 1951 in Washington DC. She is the oldest daughter of Najeeb Halaby and Doris Carlquist. After receiving a B.A. in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University in 1974, she worked on international urban planning and design projects in Australia, the United States, Iran and Jordan, where she met the … Continue reading

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Busy Day For Abdullah & Rania

  August 17, 2011 at 4:53 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah II opened the new building of Al Hanan Orphanage in the northern governorate of Irbid, in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Rania and HRH Princess Iman. During the visit, the Jordan royals spend time talking to the orphans and checking up on their living conditions. King Abdullah, Queen Rania and their daughter Princess Eman toured the new facility where they were shown different parts of … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King Abdullah Receives Honorary Doctorate

  August 10, 2011 at 4:59 am by

During a ceremony at the Royal Court in Amman, His Majesty King Abdullah II received an honorary doctorate in humanitarian sciences from Al Quds University in recognition of the King’s “courageous stand towards Jerusalem, defending the city and its sacred sites, protecting its Arab identity and fostering the steadfastness of the Jerusalemites”, according to university officials. His Majesty received the doctorate from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. During a speech at … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Attends Najwa Karam’s Concert

  July 31, 2011 at 8:27 pm by

After a three year-absence, the Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts started on July 20, 2011 in the ancient ruins of Gerasa, one of the most important and best preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. On Thursday, July 28, 2011 between the 5000 people that attended the concert of Lebanese singer Najwa Karam at the southern amphitheatre was Queen Noor of Jordan accompanied by her friend, the Jordanian Senator … Continue reading

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Prince Rashid of Jordan Weds Miss Zeina Shaban

  July 24, 2011 at 6:05 am by

After a one year engagement, HRH Prince Rashid bin Al Hassan of Jordan married today his fiancée, the former Jordanian table tennis player Miss Zeina Shaban. The ceremony, which took place at Basman Palace, was followed by a reception held by the groom’s cousin, HM King Abdullah II of Jordan, in presence of his parents, Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath, Queen Rania, Queen Noor, members of the Royal Family and … Continue reading

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Princess Rym Ali Receives the Ischia Award

  July 10, 2011 at 10:00 am by

HRH Princess Rym Ali of Jordan received on Saturday the Ischia International Journalism Award during a gala celebrated at Piazza del Soccorso in the island of Ischia, Naples (Italy). Princess Rym (née Brahimi) worked as journalism for BBC World Service, Dubai TV, Bloomberg International, Radio Montecarlo, Moyen Orient and CNN before her marriage with Prince Ali bin Al Hussein in September 2004. Her Highness is the founder of the Jordan the … Continue reading

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Center for Community Empowerment Opened by Jordan’s Queen

  June 28, 2011 at 6:31 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah attended the launch of the Jordan River Foundation (JRF) Center for Community Empowerment, which has been named after Her Majesty, in Aqaba on Sunday June 26, 2011. On arrival, Queen Rania was welcomed by the Jordan River Foundation (JRF) director, the Deputy Director of the JRF and a number of locals. Queen Rania was taken on a tour on the newly opened center where … Continue reading

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Royal Fashion Highlights at Ascot 2011

  June 21, 2011 at 11:52 pm by

Day One: Ascot week started with the daily carriage procession, lead by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in the first carriage, and included the Duke of York, the Princesses of York, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Also been spotted that day were Princess Anne with Timothy Laurence, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Princess Haya of Jordan with her husband Sheikh Mohammed and Prince … Continue reading

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Dominican President Visits Jordan

  June 21, 2011 at 2:22 am by

The President of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernandez Reyna, paid an official visit to Jordan between June 18th and 20th, 2011. On the second day of their visit to Jordan the President and his wife, Margarita de Fernandez Cedeño, were welcomed by King Abdullah and Queen Rania at the Royal Offices in Amman. King Abdullah and Leonel Fernandez met behind closed doors and were later joined by senior officials from … Continue reading

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Mixed Reports About Jordan’s King Being Attacked

  June 16, 2011 at 3:12 am by

A few days ago, reports surfaced the net that King Abdullah II of Jordan was left unharmed after a young group of men attacked his motorcade with stones and empty bottles during his visit to the southern city of Tafileh. Other reports said that the King had a very warm welcoming to the town. Government spokesman Taher Edwan called the reports “totally baseless” after reports were online. “There was no … Continue reading

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