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Old 08-27-2006, 09:16 PM
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King Abdullah & Queen Rania: Current News, Part 19

Welcome to Part 19 of Current News and Pictures for King Abdullah and Queen Rania.

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Old 08-29-2006, 05:53 AM
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Amman, 28 Aug. (Petra)--His Majesty King Abdullah II on Monday phoned Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, who reassured His Majesty on the situation in Sudan following the floods during the past days which lead to damaging a lot of houses and displacing thousands of people.
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Amman, 28 Aug. (Petra)--His Majesty King Abdullah II on Monday gave orders to send urgent aid to brotherly Sudan to help ease the consequences of the floods there, which lead to displacing thousands of people and damaging a lot of houses.
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Old 08-30-2006, 12:28 PM
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From Petra:

Malaysian King to Visit Jordan Next Month

Amman, Aug. 30 (Petra)-- In response to an invitation from their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, their Majesties King Seyd Sirajjudin and Queen Fawzeyah Ben Abdul Rashid will arrive in Amman on Septemebr, 10, on a 3-day official visit.

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Old 08-30-2006, 12:44 PM
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From Gulfnews.com:

Rania asks for peace in Middle East

Amman: Jordan's Queen Rania asked for "peace" in the Middle East as she turns 36 on Thursday.
"As I turn 36, my hopes echo those of the people of our region," she said. "More than anything, we need peace." ...

http://www.gulf-news.com/region/Jordan/10063787.html
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Old 08-30-2006, 01:10 PM
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Rania asks for peace in Middle East

Amman: Jordan's Queen Rania asked for "peace" in the Middle East as she turns 36 on Thursday.
"As I turn 36, my hopes echo those of the people of our region," she said. "More than anything, we need peace." ...

http://www.gulf-news.com/region/Jordan/10063787.html
Oh dear, this has shades of a Miss World contestants interview response

For those that don't know, Miss World contestants usually say the two things they want are to work with children and world peace
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Old 08-30-2006, 05:09 PM
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Peace is not just an abstract wish this specific time at Middle East, is always in Middle East's peoples's mind, they are going to suffer first if they don't have peace.
I don't believe Rania's wishes were hypocritical.The best wishes are the simplest. The beauty is in the simplicity, an ancient greek phrase says.
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How funny! I wonder what context the remarks was made - was it an interview or a public statement?

It does sound like a Miss World interview and also a bit self-centered when she starts off by "As I turn 36..."

That said, though it is very easy for someone to say "we need peace" rather than to actually work out what needs to be done to acheive it, I guess the Middle East does need someone who says these sorts of things from time to time and Rania has chosen to fill that role. I think she can be more productive but hey, at least she is doing something.
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I am not quite sure about the "As I am 36..." part of the statement, but I don't believe that her wish for peace is a "MissUniverse" type answer. She is Palestinian, so she has known war and the high cost of the "unrest" in the Middle East. She is also effected by the wars because she is Jordanian and also the wife of a King who acts as a sort of mediator between the East and the West. It is a tough position to be in. If there were no conflict in the Middle East, HM Queen Rania could have more time with her husband. Who could want anything more?
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I am not quite sure about the "As I am 36..." part of the statement, but I don't believe that her wish for peace is a "MissUniverse" type answer. She is Palestinian, so she has known war and the high cost of the "unrest" in the Middle East. She is also effected by the wars because she is Jordanian and also the wife of a King who acts as a sort of mediator between the East and the West. It is a tough position to be in. If there were no conflict in the Middle East, HM Queen Rania could have more time with her husband. Who could want anything more?
I just don't think someone who worked for less than two years as a bank teller at Citibank and as a marketing secretary at Apple is the best person to listen to about the subject of world peace as she has no more moral authority than any other woman on the street and I think praise should be given where praise is due, not just for words uttered in public.
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The beauty is in the simplicity, an ancient greek phrase says. what a lovely phrase godiva, thanks i wrote it in my thoughts journal.
happy birthday to the queen she is beautiful inside as well as outside.
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Queen Rania with Prince Rashed al Hassan on the pictures. It s about helping people in Libanon and Palestina.

http://pdf.lahamag.com/pages/08-2006/310People01.pdf
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Happy Birthday Queen Rania, may you have many more

1-2. This image released by the Jordanian Royal Palace in Amman shows Jordan's King Abdullah II, right, welcomes U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, left, in presence of the Jordanian Foreign Minister Abdul Elah Al-Khatib, center, at the shores of the Dead Sea, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006. (AP Photo/Yousef Allan, Royal Palace via Yahoo)
3. Jordan's King Abdullah II, right, meets with U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, left, at the shores of the Dead Sea. (AP Photo/Nader Daoud via Yahoo)
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Queen Rania didn't make the list of Forbes of most influential women in the world like the two past years,I wonder what's the difference between her work of this year and the two past years when she deserved to make the list

Oprah, L. Bush made the list as usually,but the big winner is Angela Merckel German chanceller.

http://www.forbes.com/lists/2004/08/18/04powomland.html
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Salome, Rania did make the list - she is number 81.

I think last year she was also in the 80s and before that I think she ranked number 15 or something (but that was clearly a fluke on the part of Forbes because how in the world can somone go from 15 on the list to 80?)
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Thanks Madonna ,you are right,it was in the end of list at page 4 that I didn't see it.

http://www.forbes.com/lists/2006/11/...en_Rank_4.html

And I agree for the 15th to 80's thing,there's a big difference,does that mean a difference in the quality of her work between (before 2004) and (last year 2005 and this year 2006),or does that mean that she's not that powerful as some thought?

Queen Noor also disappeared from the list.
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I don't think it's so much a difference in her quality of work - I just think someone at Forbes got overenthusiastic about her or something.

Too bad Noor didn't make the list...and also I think they should have included other Middle Eastern first ladies such as Suzanne Mubarak maybe or Sheikha Mozah who's pretty powerful herself.
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Madonna,I was being sarcastic of course when I said that Queen Rania went from 15th to 81th because maybe there's a difference in the quality of her work,in my opinion,i think that being ranked 81th in the world is also very overrated,there's out there a lot of women who are really more influent and are changing things,and you are right about Sheikha Mouza thing in the ME area,when I think about an arab powerful woman,I think of her,she really changed the face of the Qatari royalty ,(which influenced the quality of life and the politics in Qatar),even if she's only the second wife,and also made her son the crown prince.

Also about Queen Noor,maybe she's not considered not that powerful since her son is not anymore a crown prince
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Sorry Salome - I'm not so good at spotting sarcasm :) :)

But yeah, I think the whole Forbes list is a little weird and not necessarily accurate...for one thing, they look at media listings to rate how powerful a woman is when someone can be extremely powerful behind the scenes (i.e. if Dick Cheny were a woman, he wouldn't rank that high on the Forbes list but obviously he's very, very powerful). i think i read an article once about how the sister of bashar assad is supposed to be extremely powerful in syria.
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