Queen Ranias interview with Oprah tomorow on mbc4 at 9 pm
__________________ "All what we hope for is that a day will come, when we have all gone, when people will say that this man has tried, and his family tried. This is all there is to seek in this world." HM King Hussein I of Jordan
Amman, June 5 (Petra) -- Over 1000 scholars, researchers and experts on the Middle East will gather in Amman on June 11, 2006, at the Second World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES-2) held under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah. LINK
Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania offer condolences to the family of Khalid Radaideh, a Jordanian employee at the country’s Representation Office in Gaza who was killed last month, when he was caught in crossfire between Hamas activists and Palestinian police. Radaideh’s body was flown home on board a helicopter dispatched upon King Abdullah’s directives and he was laid to rest in the Tabarbour cemetery. Jordan Times
AMMAN — Marking the National Day for Child Safety, 12 governmental and non-governmental entities on Tuesday signed a memorandum of commitment to launch a toll-free hotline for families and children around the country.
During a ceremony held under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania yesterday, the partners signed the memo to launch the Family Support Line (FSL), a national initiative by the Jordan River Foundation (JRF) to orchestrate all entities involved in family and child welfare.
“We are proud that we, in Jordan, are dealing with child abuse issues transparently,” the Queen said during the event.
She added that at first the line would be manned by 11 employees, answering phone calls from children and families, while noting that more people will need to be trained, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
The FSL seeks to raise awareness on age-appropriate practices, and provide emotional support to parents in dealing with everyday struggles. It will also provide support and guidance to children, according to JRF Director General Maha Khatib. http://www.jordantimes.com/wed/homenews/homenews7.htm
King Abdullah II, Prince Hamza, Princess Aisha and Prince Faisal attend the graduation of the 19th batch of Jordanian army and police cadets of Mu'ta University in Kerak in southern Jordan, 07 June 2006
Riyadh, June 7 (Petra)-- His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday held talks with His Majesty King Abdullah Ben Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia on means of enhancing bilateral ties in addition to the latest political developments in the region http://www.petra.gov.jo/nepras/2006/Jun/07/125.htm
AMMAN: Jordan’s King Abdullah II will foot the bill to set up 23 big screens across the kingdom to allow fellow football fans in impoverished areas to get live World Cup coverage, officials said on Wednesday. LINK
Amman, June 7 (Petra)— Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit affirmed Jordan keenness to develop historical relations with Yemen in the various fields under the leaderships of His Majesty King Abdullah II and Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. LINK
imo this princely couple are some of the hardest working people on the planet. i know the queen is a fashion icon and i like her for that, but seeing her at the heart breaking meeting with the family of the murdered man and involved in the family hotline just bring home what a wonderful human being she is. The king is filling some very big shoes of his father, who i feel sure is very proud of him.