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Old 06-25-2005, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by florawindsor
is it a wedding or an engagement?
It's the wedding

Here's the thread Princess Badiya of Jordan & Khalid Blair June 24, 2005

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were is Princess RYM en Princ Ali? I don't see them in the wedding

Old 06-25-2005, 03:32 PM
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Thanks for the photos. Couple seems to be very happy. It is nice to see Jordanian Royal Family together.
Old 06-25-2005, 09:53 PM
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Rym is there--she's pregnant.
Old 06-25-2005, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Iman
were is Princess RYM en Princ Ali? I don't see them in the wedding
yes she's not in any of the wedding photos, not even the picture of the entire family.
She did make a public appearance today (Saturday) though. I wonder why she wouldn't be at the wedding.
Old 06-26-2005, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by La la
thanks La la, it's weird that the petra website said it's an engagement on the picture, but i recall another case when they use the word engagement on a case of wedding, wonder if in their language wedding&engagement are the same .
i'm not from an english speaking country, plz forgive me if i made any stupid mistakes in my post

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Old 06-28-2005, 02:01 PM
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Queen urges Young Global Leaders to become force of change

Her Majesty Queen Rania delivers an address at the Forum of Young Global Leaders Inaugural Summit, in Zermatt, Switzerland, on Sunday (Photo courtesy Aqaba Railway Corporation)AMMAN (JT) — Her Majesty Queen Rania on Sunday called on the world's young movers and shakers to claim their stake in how the future unfolds, challenging them to become the dynamic engine of change and global progress.

“For all of us here,” Queen Rania said, “the next 15 years have immediate, urgent relevance — in all our roles, as business leaders... politicians... public figures... or perhaps as parents.”

The Queen was addressing a group of 238 young leaders who gathered at the Forum of Young Global Leaders (YGLs) Inaugural Summit in Zermatt, Switzerland, to formulate a vision for the world in 2020.

Speaking during the awards ceremony, Queen Rania stressed that YGLs have a moral responsibility and obligation towards the making of the future.

The Queen encouraged the leaders to work together towards the realisation of their goals, irrespective of their individual differences, as only then could they achieve what they have set out to do.

“... Although you come from around the world, and each have different agendas,” she said, “you're linked by a shared commitment to make tomorrow better for all... In order to fulfil this commitment, it is imperative that you demand and promote a high level of ethical integrity and social responsibility in all you do,” she added.

Queen Rania said the reason the Young Global Leaders initiative is unique is because it gathers distinguished individuals from the four corners of the world, regardless of their differences, to engage within one unified platform.

“You are special, and the vision, drive and determination that have made you successful individuals can be combined to lift the lives of millions around the world,” she continued.

The 2005 YGLs, all aged 40 or younger, represent 68 countries: 71 from Europe, 63 from North America, 49 from Asia, 19 from the Middle East and North Africa, 19 from sub-Saharan Africa and 17 from Latin America.

They include four heads of state and four future monarchs, 80 CEOs and founders/entrepreneurs and 12 chairpersons. Women make up 30 per cent of the group.

The Queen urged YGLs to act as a “network that enables collaboration across boundaries of culture and concern.”

The Forum of Young Global Leaders, spearheaded by the World Economic Forum, is a newly formed, unique, multi-stakeholder community of exceptional young leaders, who share a commitment to shaping the global future. Each year, the forum brings together 200-300 young leaders, selected out of 8,000 candidates, who are currently internationally prominent, to serve for a period of five years, and eventually becoming part of a 1,111-member community by the year 2009.

The 238 leading entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, journalists, economists, politicians and NGO representatives who have been selected, launched the 2020 Initiative, during the annual WEF meeting in Davos, in January of this year.

The group gathered in the Swiss mountain resort under the theme The World in 2020, to draft strategies to address the most pressing challenges facing the world today, with a specific focus on five main areas of concern: Poverty, health, environment, education, global governance and security.

The four-day summit will work on the identification of concrete actions, both short- and long-term, to translate the aspired vision, and the results will feed into WEF 2006 in Davos.

As the head of the YGL Nomination Committee, and the only Arab member of the WEF Foundation Board, Queen Rania also encouraged the YGLs to guide the leaders of tomorrow in their quest for success.

“I hope you'll extend your influence down as well as up — mentoring and coaching the young men and women who want to grow up to be you.”

Among the attendees were HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway; Prince Bandar Ben Khalid Al Faisal of Saudi Arabia and Prince Zeid Raad, ambassador and permanent representative of Jordan to the UN, amongst other leading representatives.

Earlier on Sunday, Queen Rania attended the YGL Foundation Board meeting, chaired by WEF Founder and Executive Chairman Professor Klaus Schwab.

The eight-member board discussed the role of the YGLs in global affairs, and means to involve them in the formulation of policies on the national, regional and international levels. They also discussed the foundation's governance system and the signing of statutes.

The Queen also attended the feedback session, where five YGLs briefed the board members on key outcomes and proposed actions discussed during each workshop conducted throughout the past four days.

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum of Young Global Leaders is an independent, nonprofit organisation, supervised by the Swiss government and established by Professor Klaus Schwab in 2004. It acts in close cooperation with the World Economic Forum.

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Old 06-28-2005, 05:31 PM
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Queen Rania in Switzerland
and a picture of her youngest baby Prince Hashem
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Old 06-28-2005, 05:38 PM
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Nice pics, thanks.
Old 06-28-2005, 08:07 PM
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Whose carrying him in that picture?
I think he looks like Princess salma and Iman,or is it too early to tell...
Old 06-28-2005, 10:00 PM
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Whose carrying him in that picture?
I think he looks like Princess salma and Iman,or is it too early to tell...
I have no idea...must be one of the people greeting the Queen.
I think Hashem looks like P. Hussein when he was a baby, they've got the same nose, mouth, eyes..
Both boys looks like their dad.
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Old 06-28-2005, 10:31 PM
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Red face

Thanks Humera.
I always thought that salma and Iman look blonde like their dad (and to PMuna and so do PFaisal twin daughters, very blonde) and Hussein looks like QRania who's brunette.
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Jordan's King lauds ties with KuwaitCorrected Repeat of
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MDA-JORDAN-KUWAIT-TIES Jordan's King lauds ties with Kuwait (With photos) AMMAN, June 28 (KUNA) -- Jordan's King Abdullah II commended on Tuesday the strong brotherly ties with Kuwait.

While receiving Amman's Director of Kuwait Information Office (KIO) Falih Al-Mteiri, the monarch expressed appreciation for the role played by KIO in supporting and enhancing overall Kuwaiti-Jordanian relations.

In statements to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Al-Mteiri said that King Abdullah II demonstrated further interest in constantly developing bonds with Kuwait. (end) mms.


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Old 06-30-2005, 12:22 AM
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This is from the Jordan Times

Queen joins students in promoting Jordan, welcoming overland visitors

By Mohammad Ghazal

Her Majesty Queen Rania chats with students from the Hashemite University Queen Rania Institute for Tourism and Cultural Heritage (right) and greets visitors at the checkpoint (left) during a visit to the Jaber border crossing on Wednesday (Photo by Nasser Ayoub)JABER CROSSING — Her Majesty Queen Rania joined Hashemite University students in promoting Jordan and welcoming arrivals to the Kingdom at the Jaber crossing on Wednesday.

During a tour of the border crossing with Syria yesterday, to take a firsthand look at the facilities and services offered at the checkpoint, Queen Rania launched a programme of coordination between the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) and the Hashemite University.

Under an agreement signed between the university and the JTB last week, 40 students from the Queen Rania Institute for Tourism and Cultural Heritage, have been assigned to assist visitors coming overland to the country.

The students, half of them assigned at Al Emari entry point on the border with Saudi Arabia, were trained to answer tourist inquiries and hand out brochures about cultural activities and historical sites in the Kingdom.

At the crossing, Queen Rania met with several visitors, border staff and officials, and enquired about the procedures.

During a meeting with the students, attended by several senior officials, the Queen commended the efforts of all those concerned in promoting Jordan, noting that what has been achieved thus far reflects the true Jordanian spirit of generosity and hospitality.

She added that such an initiative is important as it enhances students' practical experiences, reflecting realities on the ground, alongside their academic experiences.

Addressing the students, the Queen said: “You reflect the spirit of Jordan marked by hospitality, generosity and a warm welcome for the visitors.”

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Alia Hattough-Bouran underlined the importance of the programme, which is designed not only to acquaint visitors with the Kingdom's tourism sites but also with other facilities such as hotels and restaurants.

She said the Tourism Ministry had already taken the necessary measures to facilitate visa procedures at entry points with the concerned authorities and expects a large number of tourists this year.

During the summer, the Kingdom is a major destination for Gulf and Arab tourists who come here to escape the sweltering heat in their own countries. Around 850,000 visitors from the Gulf countries travelled to Jordan last year.

Observers in the industry expect their numbers to rise this year as unstable conditions in neighbouring countries are expected to divert many tourists to the Kingdom.

JTB Managing Director Mazen Hmoud said the initiative was part of the JTB's strategy for the summer, which started with coordination between tourism agencies in Jordan and their counterparts in the Gulf countries.

This was followed by a media campaign in the Gulf states showcasing the Kingdom's tourism sites.

Announcing new measure taken to encourage tourists, Hmoud said visitors' purchases from the Kingdom would be exempted from Sales Tax.

Sultan Maani, dean of the Queen Rania Institute, said the students are trained on all tourism-related subjects and receive a bachelors degree when they graduate.

Dressed in uniforms provided by the JTB, the students are paid a monthly stipend and work under the direction of a supervisor.

Omar Qaqish, one of the students assigned at the Jaber crossing, told The Jordan Times that most of the tourists he met were not aware of the diverse cultural activities and historical sites available in the Kingdom. “They think the only thing we have is the Jerash Festival,” he said.

“But we tell them about the different religious and therapeutic tourist sites like the Dead Sea, Maain, Mount Nebo and the Baptism Site, among others,” he added.

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Old 06-30-2005, 12:32 AM
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This pic is from alrai
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Old 06-30-2005, 02:18 AM
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now why didnt we see any of pictures of that visit on Petra?
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Old 06-30-2005, 11:51 AM
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Does anyone know how to get in the archives of alrai. My arabic is a bit limited.
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INTERVIEW: Jordan's Queen Rania on U.S.-Arab relations
NBC Today show, June 3, 2005
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