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All posts regarding King Abdullah's & Queen Rania's private trip to the USA has been move to the following thread; King Abdullah & Queen Rania's private visit to the USA

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Queen Rania of Jordan: a beautiful paradox

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She may talk passionately about freedom of speech and equal rights. Yet Jordan's own human rights record under the stewardship of her husband King Abdullah II has hardly been exemplary, and has included accusations of terrorist suspects being tortured, harsh laws to clamp down on public dissent and the arrest without trial of critics of the government.

Jordan also has one of the highest incidences in the Middle East of honor killings -- the practice of women being killed by male family members if they engage in pre-martial sex. To her credit, Rania is not burying her head in the sand over the problems of Jordan.

She acknowledges, for example, that unemployment rates among young people stand at 25 percent, double the global average, and that "creating jobs is one of the most important priorities for us."

The daughter of Palestinian parents, she is also acutely aware of the severe social problems that conflict has created in the wider region... (Full Article)
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:31 AM
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This is the second article in this sort of vein that has been posted o the forums and I am happy that at last people are starting to look behind the image projected by QA and KA.

I do not think QR is a bad woman but it is a fact that she represents a regime that has not got a good reputation to the extent that Britain has refused to deport Al Qaeda suspects there because they will not get a fair trial and be tortured. Even the US has produced quite damning evidence of what goes on in Jordan.

At long last a more balanced view is appearing about what goes on and people are starting to look past the glamour of the queen at the more important issues and questioning why her husband hasn't implemented change and isn't putting his money where his mouth is.
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Old 07-12-2008, 03:04 PM
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very intersting article thanks for posting dazzling.
I am for yamamah's opinion,I deeply think that neither rania or abdullah had magic wand to solve Jordan problems,sur it's not easy however I notice alot of ppl are so fascinated by the beautiful elegant and active queen when behind the glamorous image I think is a little or maybe far of what really goes on in Jordan.
run after media cover doesn't mean at all you are doing good job.
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Jordan's king to receive Obama on July 22

A senior Jordanian official said Saturday that Barack Obama, the U.S. Democratic presidential candidate, is due to visit Jordan on July 22 for talks with Jordan's King Abdullah II... (Full Article)
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:57 AM
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Hi can someone enlighten me as to why King Abdullah and Queen Rania didnt attend the summit in France? I thought all Middle eastern countries took part in the summit?
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:02 AM
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:17 PM
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cuz they are in the US.
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Queen Rania of Jordan: a beautiful paradox

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She may talk passionately about freedom of speech and equal rights. Yet Jordan's own human rights record under the stewardship of her husband King Abdullah II has hardly been exemplary, and has included accusations of terrorist suspects being tortured, harsh laws to clamp down on public dissent and the arrest without trial of critics of the government.

Jordan also has one of the highest incidences in the Middle East of honor killings -- the practice of women being killed by male family members if they engage in pre-martial sex. To her credit, Rania is not burying her head in the sand over the problems of Jordan.

She acknowledges, for example, that unemployment rates among young people stand at 25 percent, double the global average, and that "creating jobs is one of the most important priorities for us."

The daughter of Palestinian parents, she is also acutely aware of the severe social problems that conflict has created in the wider region... (Full Article)
The honor killings are a big shame for any country (and what happens to the man engaged in pre-marital sex? is he killed too? I suppose not). I remember Queen Noor has said something against honor killigs but have the Kings or Queens of Jordan ever really fought against this horrible habit?
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Jordan's King Abdullah II (L) and US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama greet each other upon Obama's arrival at Beit Al-Urdun, the King's residence in Amman. Obama stepped into the maelstrom of the Middle East Tuesday, warning the next US president could not just snap his fingers and make peace, as fresh violence rocked the region.(AFP/Paul J. Richards via yahoo news)

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King Abdullah II Holds Talks with Senator Barack Obama

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During the meeting, King Abdullah outlined Jordan’s position in support of the rights of the Palestinian people to liberation and independence through the establishment of an independent state that preserves the Palestinian identity. He also emphasized Jordan’s support for the Palestinians in negotiations with Israel on final status issues... - Full Article


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Nice ride (for Obama) if you can get it

After Barack Obama dined with Jordan's King Abdullah and Queen Rania at the royal Beit Al Urdun palace in Amman today, the king personally drove Obama to the airport in his Mercedes 600 -- with no one else in the car, Obama spokeswoman Linda Douglass said - Full Article
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Queen Rania of Jordan: More Than Just a Beautiful Face

...Queen Rania has her own website and her own YouTube channel. She has been a guest on "Oprah." Quite literally, Queen Rania is taking the world by storm... - Full Article
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Upcoming tv show

BBC World will air Rania: The YouTube Queen on Saturday, July 26th. I saw the ad for it today.
Here's more info. on the show: BBC World News - Rania: The YouTube Queen
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King Visits Army Headquarters
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King satisfied over govt efforts to ease on low-income citizens

Amman, July 24 (Petra) – His Majesty King Abdullah II expressed on Thursday satisfaction and support for the government efforts in protecting low-income people
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I've moved several posts on King Abdullah's & Queen Rania's upcoming official visit to Latin America to the following thread: King Abdullah & Queen Rania official visit to Latin America:October 2008
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Queen Rania goes online to challenge stereotypes

Queen Rania goes online to challenge stereotypes - Telegraph
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Queen Rania: Highlighting accomplishments and successes of Arab women is part of my job

..."You are kind of exposing yourself, you’re throwing yourself into the thick of things, you’re taking bullets from both sides but at the end of the day it’s been a steep learning curve and a very enlightening experience for me," she added.

The Queen said the latest video she uploaded on her YouTube channel affirms that terrorism affects all regardless if they were from the east or west, whether they were Christian or Muslims.... -
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:51 PM
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King patronizes ceremony on the occasion of Al Israa Wal Miraj
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King meets Lord Speaker of the British House of Lords Baroness Hayman
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King visits Army Headquarters
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JAFR (Petra) - His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday directed the government to exempt public school students from paying symbolic annual fees for the 2008-2009 academic year to mitigate the difficult economic conditions citizens are currently undergoing.

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what is Rania up to? She hasn't been seen doing anything in the past two weeks since she got back from holiday, or have I missed something? Is she on holiday again?
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