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New pictures of King Abdullah, Prince Feisal, Prince Ali, and Prince Hussein

http://www.petranews.gov.jo/nepras/2...t/19/1506I.htm
http://www.petranews.gov.jo/nepras/2...t/19/1508I.htm
http://www.petranews.gov.jo/nepras/2...t/19/1510I.htm
http://www.petranews.gov.jo/nepras/2...t/19/1512I.htm
http://www.petranews.gov.jo/nepras/2...t/19/1514I.htm
http://www.petranews.gov.jo/nepras/2...t/19/1516I.htm

King Underscores Jordan will be Stronger than all Circumstances

His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday underlined that Jordan would be stronger than all circumstances by the determination of its people and its brave armed forces personnel. And Jordan would defeat all challenges and difficulties, King Abdullah said. King Abdullah's remarks were made during a meeting with large audience of Armed Forces personnel after iftar banquet hosted on the honor of His Majesty the King by the Arab Arm at Royal Military College today.

http://www.petra.gov.jo/nepras/2005/Oct/19/28316700.htm
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Old 10-19-2005, 07:56 PM
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Thank you, Humera; that link was most helpful! I like the fact both the King and Queen are out and about having iftars with the people of Jordan (as well as those in the countries KA has been visiting). Again, may have read it wrong or QN may have worded it in a somewhat confusing manner but I had the distinct impression iftars during KH's reign were held at the Palace--no exceptions. I think it makes the true meaning of Ramadan much more impactful when the King and Queen take time to move among their people and go to them to celebrate with them! I would think most people would find this quite an honor and are touched by the fact they do so. I would be. Perhaps this is yet another way they are living up to the fact they have stated they hope to achieve a more modern monarchy which is very in touch with the people. Anyway, it's very nice and seems to be something they have done in the past. I wasn't paying that much attention at the time but Queen Rania was attending iftars with widows and orphans in 2002--and perhaps before that. That was the first mention I could find. It's a lovely tradition.:)
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This is good news and I am eager to learn more about it, see the photos, of course, but also to hear about the dialogue. I still believe QR was taking extra time to stay closer to home after the birth of Prince Hashem as it might be her last child--and, let's face it; you can have all the help in the world but, ultimately, she is the one who is holding the family unit together as KA has been very busy internationally of late. Also, the introduction of a new baby into a family is a big event and a lot of care has to be taken to ensure the other children feel they are not losing out on time/attention. I think she is a very "hands on" mother and prioritizes accordingly. This may also speak to how close she is to other royals; she's the mother of four young children and they come first. Add to that her royal duties and I don't sense Queen Rania has a lot of time for socializing for the sake of socializing, if that makes any sense. I really do applaud her mothering skills. Clearly, she was raised in a family where she had good role models in her parents and is emulating that with her own approach to being a parent. Parenting takes a lot of time!!!!
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Finally a state visit!
There hasnt been one from Jordan to the Netherlands (not since KA has been King anyway)
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Old 10-19-2005, 08:11 PM
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I didn't recall one either but just looked at the book which chronicled King Hussein's life, "Hussein of Jordan," put out by his Foundation shortly after his death. It lists a visit to Amsterdam with QN in 1984 and one to Holland in 1992. There is also a photo without a date of a state visit in Jordan where KH/QN hosted Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus. In any event, it's been quite awhile since one occured.
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Old 10-20-2005, 07:01 AM
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:) http://www.petra.gov.jo/nepras/2005/Oct/19/28316700.htm

His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday underlined that Jordan would be stronger than all circumstances by the determination of its people and its brave armed forces personnel. And Jordan would defeat all challenges and difficulties

i was wrong he is back as a bodyguard , so i think he was spending some time with his baby ,

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"I didn't recall one either but just looked at the book which chronicled King Hussein's life, "Hussein of Jordan," put out by his Foundation shortly after his death. It lists a visit to Amsterdam with QN in 1984 and one to Holland in 1992. There is also a photo without a date of a state visit in Jordan where KH/QN hosted Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus. In any event, it's been quite awhile since one occured."

Ah, thank you for that. I did think there must have been some sort of visit to Holland at some point. Were any of the Dutch Royals at Prince Hamzah's wedding? I've seen pictures of quite a few Royal families there but I cannot remember seeing the Dutch?
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It's interesting that Prince Hussein is taking a more active role with his father, he accompanied him on his trip to Russia as well. It does seem likely that he's being groomed for the position of Crown Prince.
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I wasn't paying that much attention at the time but Queen Rania was attending iftars with widows and orphans in 2002--and perhaps before that. That was the first mention I could find. It's a lovely tradition.:)
yes you're right. This goes way back to 1999, when Rania first became Queen.
There are tons of pictures on Corbis of her meeting the poor and have iftars with them.
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King donates JD50,000 to Zakat Fund

In 2004, the Fund carried out rehabilitation projects in various fields that benefited 107 needy families at the cost of JD46,500

By Mohammad Ghazal

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday donated JD50,000 to the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Zakat Fund to provide aid to underprivileged families.
http://www.jordantimes.com/fri/homenews/homenews2.htm

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King donates JD50,000 to Zakat Fund

In 2004, the Fund carried out rehabilitation projects in various fields that benefited 107 needy families at the cost of JD46,500

By Mohammad Ghazal

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday donated JD50,000 to the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Zakat Fund to provide aid to underprivileged families.
http://www.jordantimes.com/fri/homenews/homenews2.htm

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At least SOMEBODY is donating!
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Didn't know were to post this,but I thought it was worth looking at...
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King, Yemeni president seek to enhance ties

AMMAN (Petra) — His Majesty King Abdullah and Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Sunday held talks on bilateral relations and regional developments.

http://www.jordantimes.com/mon/homenews/homenews1.htm

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Queen calls for higher standards of care at orphanages

AMMAN (JT) — Her Majesty Queen Rania on Sunday reviewed the status of orphanages in the country with Social Development Ministry officials and the directors of these institutions.
Discussions covered the challenges faced by orphanages and paving the way towards new standards of orphan care in the Kingdom, with participants agreeing on the pressing need to raise existing standards of care. http://www.jordantimes.com/mon/homenews/homenews2.htm


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Interesting!

Bill Gates to visit Jordan next Wednesday</FONT></STRONG>

Pet0733 4 0542 Bill Gates to visit Jordan next Wednesday Amman/ Oct. 24/ (Petra)-- Chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corporation Bill Gates is expected to arrive in Amman next Wednesday on a visit to Jordan to get a first hand look on IT sector development in the Kingdom. Gates's visit to Jordan is especially important to give a clear evidence on the big opportunity for IT and communication investors in the country, said Minister of telecommunications and Information Technology Nadia al Said stated Monday. She said Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania will meet Gates for talks focusing on IT development that Jordan has seen over the past few years including the role of technology in updating and developing educational program and realizing the desired economic development. Gates will also meet IT leading experts and look into success stories and distinctive experiments of IT industries in the Kingdom. Gates, the richest man in the world is visiting Jordan for the first time and this is his second visit to an Arab country after his visit to Egypt. He runs Microsoft Corporation, the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft had revenues of US$36.84 billion for the fiscal year ending June 2004, and employs more than 55,000 people in 85 countries and regions. Speaking at a press conference, attended by Ministry Secretary General Heef Benyan and Microsoft Director in Jordan M Zeid Shbeilat, Said noted the closed session attended by Gates will focus on the role of the youth and education as Jordan is giving special attention to human resources development. Jordan is the first country in the world that has concluded a partnership agreement with Microsoft. The agreement was reached following King Abdullah's meeting with Gates during the World Economic Forum in Davos. During the visit Jordan will attempt to build on this agreement with regard to introducing Microsoft programs to Jordanian universities and higher institutions, Said added. Injadat/ Petra 242215 Local OCT 2005 
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Home > Johnson Urges UK Business Women To Enter Top Export Award To Inspire Women To Top Of Workplace Ladder.

The award will be given out on 7th December 2005 at the Women in Business, annual conference. Now in its 9th year, the initiative aims to promote and encourage business networking and the exchange of knowledge and skills between businesswomen from around the world. Past speakers at its conferences and events have included: Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan, Bahia Hariri of Lebanon, Shaikha Hisah Saad Al Sabah of Kuwait, Shaikha Hanadi Al Thani of Quatar, Shaikha Lubna Al Qassimi and Mrs Zanele Mbeki.
The Government has delivered support for diversity in the boardroom through commissioning of the Higgs and Tyson reports, through the publication of Better Boards, through holding Roundtables, through commissioning the Cranfield Report on ethnic diversity in the FTSE 100 and through support of the Female FTSE Index.
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King Abdullah II receives Palestinian President</FONT></STRONG>


Pet0655 4 0534 King Abdullah II receives Palestinian President Amman, Oct. 24 (Petra)--His Majesty King Abdullah II on Monday stressed the importance of resuming dialogue between the Palestinians and Israelis on negotiations of final status solution issues. His Majesty , who was briefed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on his recent talks with American President George Bush , expressed Jordan's support to the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) to resume negotiations with Israel , and highlighted that withdrawal from Gaza should be followed by other withdrawals from the West Bank, in accordance with the international peace plan of the road map. His Majesty pointed out to Jordan's full support to PNA efforts to complete building institutions and enhance its security powers and afford better living for the Palestinian people. The King pointed out to the need to unify the Palestinian stand, and to the participation of all Palestinian political forces in the process of building a secure and promising future that fulfills the Palestinian people's aspirations. On his part, President Abbas briefed His Majesty on his talks with the American President George Bush, and his talks and meetings last week with French President Jack Chirac and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Zapatero. President Abbas hailed His Majesty's consistent support to the Palestinian people. He stressed that the King's efforts and contacts during the past few weeks enhanced the Palestinians political position. Abbas pointed out that the meeting with President Bush and the American officials was very significant, where he discussed the issues which the Palestinians seek a just solution for. We asked stopping settlement, building the wall and jewishizing Jerusalem, he said. He highlighted the need for more coordination and contacts with the Israeli side during the coming days in order to discuss the pending issues and prepare for resuming the peace process. Petra 241910 Local OCT 2005  #
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This is in keeping with Queen Rania's interest in children. She is a wonderful mother who clearly values and recognizes the importance of nurturing the next generation. How many orphans are there in Jordan roughly? Is it an ongoing problem? If there are many, what happened to their parents? Are these children who are abandoned or whose parents were killed somehow? I like the photo, too. She seems very much at ease leading meetings involving executives. She once said initially she found it "daunting" but I don't think I've ever once seen her looking timid or "out of her league." Now, I have seen photos of QN in early days looking a bit lost but QR seems to have made the transition beautifully.

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Queen calls for higher standards of care at orphanages

AMMAN (JT) — Her Majesty Queen Rania on Sunday reviewed the status of orphanages in the country with Social Development Ministry officials and the directors of these institutions.
Discussions covered the challenges faced by orphanages and paving the way towards new standards of orphan care in the Kingdom, with participants agreeing on the pressing need to raise existing standards of care. http://www.jordantimes.com/mon/homenews/homenews2.htm


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"Briefs: River City Brass to play D.C. benefit.......
Among the people expected at the black-tie event are Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan and Jean-David Levitte, the ambassador of France. "
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King Abdullah II arrived to Khartoum</FONT></STRONG>


Pet0526 4 0091 King Abdullah II arrived to Khartoum Amman, Oct. 25 (Petra)--His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday arrived to Khartoum in a several hours visit, where he is expected to hold talks with Sudanese President Hassan El-Basheer and first vice president Salva Kiir Mayardit , on bilateral relations between the two countries and the latest developments in the region. Petra 251633 Local OCT 2005 
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Pictures of the Khartoum trip
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http://www.petra.gov.jo/nepras/2005/Oct/25/1667I.htm
http://www.petra.gov.jo/nepras/2005/Oct/25/1669I.htm
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