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Queen Rania makes NY Times ‘Best Selling Author’ List

  May 8, 2010 at 4:14 am by

The New York Times has recently published their best-selling list of books which lists Queen Rania’s book “The Sandwich Shop”, as the children’s best-seller. Queen Rania was on a recent tour of America, to cities including Chicago and New York, to promote her book on cross-cultural understanding in schools and book stores. Her book is published by Disney, and can be purchased in two languages; Arabic and English.

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Queen Launches Madrasati Palestine

  April 19, 2010 at 8:03 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania launched the Madrasati Palestine Initiative of Education in East Jerusalem by renovating its schools under the supervision of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs. During her speech, the Queen said: “We launch Madrasati Palestine from Jordan today because Jordan has an historical role in preserving Jerusalem’s Arab identity and protecting its holy shrines.” She went on saying, “For the sake of keeping the Palestinian and … Continue reading

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HM King Abdullah II visits his Primary School with Queen Rania

  April 14, 2010 at 2:45 am by

Jordanian King Abdullah II and his wife Queen Rania visited the Islamic Scientific College, where HM King Abdullah (then Prince Abdullah) started his primary education in 1966. The royal couple toured the school last Tuesday and inaugurated it’s new premises of the co-ed kindergarten and primary school. They met with the students and teachers in class rooms. They were also briefed on the school’s teaching activities and on the society … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Urges More Cuts in Nuclear Arms

  April 9, 2010 at 5:14 am by

Jordan’s Queen Noor Al Hussein participated in Global Zero’s Conference at the National Press Club, in Washington D.C. on April 7, 2010. Her Majesty, a founding leader of the Global Zero movement, said “From my perspective, having grown up during the Cold War and living in one of the most volatile regions in the world, we are so encouraged by the leadership and courageous steps Presidents Obama and Medvedev are … Continue reading

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Jordanian Princesses Attend the 5th Congress of APOCP

  April 9, 2010 at 5:12 am by

HRH Princesses Ghida Talal and Dina Mired were invited, as guests of honor, to participate in the 5th Congress of the Asian Pacific Organisation for Cancer Prevention (APOCP) which was held on April 3-7, 2010 in Istanbul (Turkey). Under the title “Prevention of cancer: Time to move from fiction to action” Princess Ghida, the Chairperson of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF), presented the keynote opening speech of the 5th … Continue reading

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Queen Rania visits JRF Projects and launches “Madrasati Phase III”

  April 8, 2010 at 8:10 am by

During the last days, HM Queen Rania of Jordan carried out several activities related to the Jordan River Foundation and her own school renovation initiative “Madrasati”. The Queen started her tour two days ago by opening of Ghor Al Mazraa Park and checking a map that showcases the Jordan River Foundation’s work in the area. Accompanied by government ministers, she visited a primary school in Southern Ghor, checking on the … Continue reading

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Princess Aisha receives Distinguished Alumni Award

  March 31, 2010 at 6:55 pm by

Princess Aisha Al Hussein of Jordan, the daughter of late King Hussein I and Princess Muna, received on March 31, 2010 the Fisrt Distinguished Alumni Award by the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defence University in Washington DC. Princess Aisha received the award at a ceremony attended by HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for International Security Affairs … Continue reading

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Rania & Haya choose Armani Prive

  March 26, 2010 at 2:21 pm by

Armani Prive is Armani’s couture line which many A-lister celebrities choose for the red carpet, but Jordanian Queen Rania and her sister-in-law Princess Haya have both been spotted in Armani Prive for a few events. Queen Rania has been seen in two lovely floor length evening gowns both which were black and white. The first gown was worn on a state visit to Italy in October 2009 see here, the … Continue reading

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HRH Prince Faisal of Jordan Engaged to Sara Qabbani

  March 22, 2010 at 5:19 am by

King Abdullah II’s younger brother, HRH Prince Faaisal bin al Hussein of Jordan, announced last Saturday his engagement to Miss Sara Bassam Qabbani, a Syrian national. Miss Qabbani is the Managing Director of her future husband’s initiative “Generations for Peace” and worked also an advisor in his office. Accourding to the Royal Hashemite Court official statement, the ceremony took place at Miss Qabbani’s parents’ home in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Attends a Refugees International Discussion

  March 19, 2010 at 8:33 am by

HM Queen Noor of Jordan attended on Wednesday at Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. a discussion on one of the many realities of war: refugees. During this event hosted by Refugees International and titled “Seven Years of War in Iraq: The Future of Iraqi Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in the Wake of the U.S. Military Withdrawal”, the Queen said that the “violence is rife in the squatter camps in … Continue reading

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Queen Rania attends “Women in the World” Summit

  March 17, 2010 at 10:02 pm by

This week HM Queen Rania of Jordan paid a brief visit to the US, where she attended the “Women in the World” summit. At the Hudson Theatre in New York City, Queen Rania told the women attending the summit about girls’ education. She focused on the importance of educating of 600 million girls around the world “who are still left on the sidelines, lost in a world where nonsense prevails.” … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Receives the Steiger Award

  March 16, 2010 at 1:20 am by

Princess Haya bint Al Hussein received on Saturday the Steiger Award in the category ‘Sport’ during a gala dinner hosted by TV presenter Cherno Jobatey in Bochum, Germany. The Princess was presented the Steiger Award for her various roles in the field of sport, including her work as president of the International Equestrian Federation, as a member of the International Olympic Committee and as president of the Dubai Organising Committee … Continue reading

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Queen Rania in Egypt

  March 2, 2010 at 12:07 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah has delivered a speech/lecture at the American University in Cairo (AUC). The speech was to encourage people to look beyond themselves and find inspiration in the principles of civic engagement to work towards the good of their communities and transform the future of the Middle East. “Often, social progress doesn’t come from governments looking down, directing change. It comes from communities, families and individuals … Continue reading

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Queen Rania and Prince Talal Inaugurate AOU New Building

  February 26, 2010 at 7:41 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud inaugurated the new building of the Arab Open University (AOU) on Wednesday in Tareq area in Amman. Queen Rania, co-chair of AOU’s board of trustees, along with Prince Talal, unveiled the plaque next to the new building which has been equipped with the latest technologies. During the ceremony, a short video about the University was shown … Continue reading

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Queen launches Youth: Work Jordan (YWJ)

  February 24, 2010 at 10:47 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Rania attended the launch of the Youth: Work Jordan (YWJ) programme, which is an initiative to support the long-term development of young Jordanians. Launched under the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania, the program is a community-based initiative which is aimed at improving livelihoods and bridging the gap with the labour market by providing life, technical and entrepreneurial skills to young Jordanians. Queen Rania and about 300 … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Attends San Remo Festival

  February 22, 2010 at 1:37 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah attended the San Remo Music Festival at the Ariston Theater in San Remo, Italy on February 17, 2010 to rally support for the 1GOAL global education campaign. Looking fabulous in a evening gown in black and white designed by Giorgio Armani Privé, Jordan’s Queen Rania was the guest of honour of the Festival. During an exclusive live interview with San Remo host Antonella Clerici, … Continue reading

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King Abdullah and Prince Ali Visit the Tomb of Late Queen Alia

  February 10, 2010 at 7:15 am by

Yesterday, King Abdullah and Prince Ali visited the tomb of the late Queen Alia, on the anniversary of her death. At the tomb, they laid wreaths and recited verses from the Holy Quran. Queen Alia Al Hussein died in a tragic helicopter accident on February 9th, 1977. Queen Alia, born Alia Baha Uddin Toukan, married King Hussein in December 1972. They had two children: Princess Haya and Prince Ali. In … Continue reading

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Abdullah & Rania Inaugurate First Children’s Hospital in Jordan

  February 9, 2010 at 8:41 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania inaugurated the country’s first hospital for children with paediatric specialties, the Queen Rania Al Abdullah Paediatrics Hospital. The hospital will cater to children from the age of 1 day old to 16 years. The hospital will co-ordinate with other hospitals in the US and the UK for consultations and cooperation. Their Majesties also inaugurated the launch of the Al Hussein Medical Centre development … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Jordan attended WEF

  January 31, 2010 at 8:14 pm by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan attended the World Economic Forum 2010 in Davos, Switherland, which took place during 28-31 January. During the forum, managed by Fareed Rafiq Zakaria of the CNN, Jordan’s King said, “Jordan will not accept the replacement of the Israeli army in the West Bank by a Jordanian Army,” and he added that the solution is two-states living, and that if this is not … Continue reading

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King Abdullah in Spain, then to attend WEF

  January 27, 2010 at 8:08 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah is scheduled to visit Spain today and meet with Spain’s King Juan Carlos, as well as with Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodri­guez Zapatero. King Abdullah is to hold talks on developments in the Middle East and efforts to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. King Abdullah will then leave for Switzerland, where he and Queen Rania will participate in the annual World Ecomonic Forum in Davos.

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