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Memoirs of His Majesty next May

Amman, April 20 (Petra)-His majesty King Abdullah II will publish his memoirs in May of next year where peace making efforts in the Middle East will figure high in the book. Jordan News Agency - Petra - Memoirs of His Majesty next May
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'Normal' Queen Rania - Monsters and Critics
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Amman, April 20 (Petra)-His majesty King Abdullah II will publish his memoirs in May of next year where peace making efforts in the Middle East will figure high in the book. Jordan News Agency - Petra - Memoirs of His Majesty next May
isn't he a little too young for the write of his memoirs?
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His father published his (first) memoirs when he was only 26 years old.
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Never seen this video (from 2007): Her Majesty Queen Rania | STARS
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Amman, April 20 (Petra)-His majesty King Abdullah II will publish his memoirs in May of next year where peace making efforts in the Middle East will figure high in the book. Jordan News Agency - Petra - Memoirs of His Majesty next May
Penguin Group (USA) will release a memoir in 2010 by Jordan's King Abdullah II. The book is called "The Last Best Chance: An Intimate Account of the Pursuit of Peace in a Time of Peril." In a statement Monday, Penguin called the book a "personal narrative rich with human drama" by "an active participant in major events."

The Associated Press: Books coming from Prince Charles, Jordanian king
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Queen Rania wrote a short story "Maha of the Mountains" for the "Big Read" campaign.
http://www.campaignforeducation.org/...ia%20story.pdf
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Thanks Asturiana por this video Her Majesty Queen Rania looks very pretty, what she talks about is very interesting and she seems to be an actress facing the camera
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i saw this video before but thanks for re-post it Asturiana,i have to say QRania handel it well infront of a camera,it's not easy if you are not use to
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His father published his (first) memoirs when he was only 26 years old.

Yes but to be fair, Hussein had been King for 8 years by then, survived assassination attempts, seen his grandfather murdered in front of him, the 1948 arab israeli war, had to deal with his father's mental health problems, been married twice, seen the British mandate of Jordan end, the Suez crisis and was living through extremely turbulent times. Abdullah has had nothing like the problems his father had. His father's steel was forged in the hottest fire which is why he was a great king. Abdullah is not the man his father was and his personal life and reign haven't seen the immense challenges in 10 years that his father had in his first decade.
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26 was nevertheless a bit young for publishing "memoirs" (and at this stage King Hussein had still to mature a lot to become the great king he was at the end). Concerning his son's upcoming book, it's to early to review it (before knowing more about its contents).
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26 was nevertheless a bit young for publishing "memoirs" (and at this stage King Hussein had still to mature a lot to become the great king he was at the end). Concerning his son's upcoming book, it's to early to review it (before knowing more about its contents).
I was just pointing out that by age 26 and within 8 years of his reign, King Hussein had already had a lifetime's worth of experience crammed into a very short space of time. In fact in the first 10 years of his reign, he had more to deal with in those years than alot of leaders have in a lifetime.
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Queen Rania wrote a short story "Maha of the Mountains" for the "Big Read" campaign.
http://www.campaignforeducation.org/...ia%20story.pdf
Thanks a lot Litlle Star.... I am going to read it as soon as possible
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King, Queen receive Prime Minister of German state of North Rhein Westphalia
Jordan News Agency - Petra - King, Queen receive Prime Minister of German state of North Rhein Westphalia

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April 28, 2009 - King lays foundation stone of tourism project in Dibbin

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Click on the red lettering to see bigger pictures: April 2009 (website of NRW)
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Thanks for the photos. I like the fact that the new tourism project is intended to be eco-friendly. It's good to see Jordan pursuing projects with such a positive message.
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article that goes with the above pictures

Construction work begins on major resort

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It is considered the first investment tourism project in the north of the Kingdom.
King Abdullah and Her Majesty Queen Rania, who was also present at the ceremony, watched a documentary on the phases of the project, which is expected to promote tourism in the Kingdom.... - Article
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