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Jordan’s King tours Europe & US

  June 11, 2010 at 1:26 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah started a visit to the UK, which is the first stop on the begining of an official tour that will include Norway and Sweden, and a private visit to the US according to a Royal Court statement. In London, King Abdullah will hold talks with Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague on the current situation in the Middle East. In Norway King Abdullah … Continue reading

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Jordan Royals celebrate Independence Day

  May 29, 2010 at 4:19 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah, Queen Rania and HRH Crown Prince Hussein attended the celebration held by Prime Minister Samir Rifai on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the Jordanian Independence Day. Prime Minister Rifai praised the King’s efforts towards his country and citizens in his speech. He also spoke of when Jordan achieved its independence on May 25, 1946. Several members of the royal family attended the event along … Continue reading

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HM King Abdullah II visits his Primary School with Queen Rania

  April 14, 2010 at 2:45 am by

Jordanian King Abdullah II and his wife Queen Rania visited the Islamic Scientific College, where HM King Abdullah (then Prince Abdullah) started his primary education in 1966. The royal couple toured the school last Tuesday and inaugurated it’s new premises of the co-ed kindergarten and primary school. They met with the students and teachers in class rooms. They were also briefed on the school’s teaching activities and on the society … Continue reading

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King Abdullah and Prince Ali Visit the Tomb of Late Queen Alia

  February 10, 2010 at 7:15 am by

Yesterday, King Abdullah and Prince Ali visited the tomb of the late Queen Alia, on the anniversary of her death. At the tomb, they laid wreaths and recited verses from the Holy Quran. Queen Alia Al Hussein died in a tragic helicopter accident on February 9th, 1977. Queen Alia, born Alia Baha Uddin Toukan, married King Hussein in December 1972. They had two children: Princess Haya and Prince Ali. In … Continue reading

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Abdullah & Rania Inaugurate First Children’s Hospital in Jordan

  February 9, 2010 at 8:41 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania inaugurated the country’s first hospital for children with paediatric specialties, the Queen Rania Al Abdullah Paediatrics Hospital. The hospital will cater to children from the age of 1 day old to 16 years. The hospital will co-ordinate with other hospitals in the US and the UK for consultations and cooperation. Their Majesties also inaugurated the launch of the Al Hussein Medical Centre development … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Jordan attended WEF

  January 31, 2010 at 8:14 pm by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan attended the World Economic Forum 2010 in Davos, Switherland, which took place during 28-31 January. During the forum, managed by Fareed Rafiq Zakaria of the CNN, Jordan’s King said, “Jordan will not accept the replacement of the Israeli army in the West Bank by a Jordanian Army,” and he added that the solution is two-states living, and that if this is not … Continue reading

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King Abdullah in Spain, then to attend WEF

  January 27, 2010 at 8:08 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah is scheduled to visit Spain today and meet with Spain’s King Juan Carlos, as well as with Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodri­guez Zapatero. King Abdullah is to hold talks on developments in the Middle East and efforts to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. King Abdullah will then leave for Switzerland, where he and Queen Rania will participate in the annual World Ecomonic Forum in Davos.

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Bahraini King and King Abdullah II Attend Air Show

  January 23, 2010 at 4:21 am by

King Hamad of Bahrain opened the first International Air Show which he said “will benefit civil and military sectors, particularly tourism, media and economy”. The opening was attended by King Abdullah II of Jordan, Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander along with Sheikhs and officials. His Majesty, the Crown Prince and officials … Continue reading

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King and Queen Receive Bodies of Jordanian UN Peacekeepers

  January 21, 2010 at 5:56 am by

Bodies of three Jordanian UN Peacekeepers who died last week in Haiti’s earthquake arrived in Amman on Tuesday. King Abdullah II and Queen Rania were present during the official ceremony that took place at Queen Alia Airport in the Jordanian capital. After the funeral, with military honours, Their Majesties met with the families of the officers and offered their condolences to the victims’ families. Also attending the ceremony HRH Prince … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Jordan send wishes for 2010

  January 9, 2010 at 5:10 am by

As they do each year, King Abdullah and Queen Rania have sent a card to greet the New Year. This year they pose with their four children: Prince Hussein (15 years), Princess Iman (13 years), Princess Salma (9 years) and Prince Hashem (4 years). Also other members of Jordanian royal family sent their cards during these days. Princess Basma, the sister of late King Hussein, choose two pictures taken in … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Royal Family Receive the Body of Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

  January 3, 2010 at 7:51 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan, accompanied by other members of royal family, received the body of Captain Ali bin Zeid Al Oun, who was killed in an attack in Afghanistan on Wednesday December 30th, on Saturday January 2nd upon its arrival at the Queen Alia International Airport aboard an aircraft of the Royal Jordanian Air Force. After the ceremony King Abdullah II, the Crown Prince, … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King & Queen Check on Latest Development

  December 16, 2009 at 9:50 pm by

On Tuesday, Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania visited the Jabal Al Qalaa, which houses the Amman Citadel, the capital’s ancient heritage site. Jabal Al Qalaa is one of the oldest areas in Amman which has recently undergone rehabilitation by the Amman Municipality as part of its plans to revive the city centre. King Abdullah issued directives to provide the site with the infrastructure services needed to preserve its … Continue reading

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3 Day Visit from Turkey

  December 4, 2009 at 6:05 am by

Turkish President Abdullah Gul and his wife visited Jordan on a 3-day official visit where the couple were received by King Abdullah II and Queen Rania. Turkish President held talks with King Abdullah II on bilateral ties and ways of bolstering them in various feilds. On another hand, Queen Rania and Turkish First Lady Hayrunnisa Gul visited the Children’s Museum which took part one the day 1 of the visit. … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King Performs Eid Al-Adha Prayer

  November 27, 2009 at 9:28 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah II joined worshippers in performing the Eid Al Adha prayer Friday morning at the King Hussein bin Talal Mosque in Amman. Also performing the Eid prayer along with the King was Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah, Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein, Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein and Prince Ra’ad bin Zeid. King Abdullah congratulated the Jordanians on this special day this past Thursday. The speech was … Continue reading

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King Abdullah Dissolves Parliament

  November 25, 2009 at 7:55 am by

King Abdullah of Jordan dissolved on Monday the lower house of Parliament and called for early elections. The 110-seat parliament had completed half of its four-year term after elections held in November 2007 under a controversial electoral law that reduced the representation of the main cities in favour of rural and bedouin areas. During these two years the Jordanian press has criticised the ineffectiveness of Parliament and has denounced cases … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King opens New Deaf Institute Premises

  November 17, 2009 at 8:37 pm by

King Abdullah of Jordan opened on Tuesday the new premises of The Holy Land Institute for the Deaf in Salt (northwest of Amman). The Institute, which was opened by the late King Hussein in 1964, is a residential school providing education, rehabilitation and vocational training for hearing and visually impaired children and young people. During a tour of the new premises the Monarch met with students and he was briefed … Continue reading

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King Abdullah’s Interview in London

  November 9, 2009 at 7:41 pm by

His Majesty King Abdullah II was interviewed by the London-based Al Hayat Newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief, Ghassan Charbel, on Monday where the King talks about peace, the Israeli occupation and the Palestinian state. The interview is being published in two parts. The first part was published today and the second will be published tomorrow. To read the full interview click here.

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King and Queen of Jordan Start Working Visit to UK

  November 9, 2009 at 10:38 am by

The Royal Court announced yesterday that the King and Queen of Jordan flew to London on Sunday for a working visit to Britain, which is due to last several days. During the visit His Majesty, accompanied by Queen Rania, will meet with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. According a Royal Court statement the two leaders will talk about “latest developments in the Middle East, particularly efforts being made to establish … Continue reading

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Abdullah II Meets President Nazarbayev

  November 5, 2009 at 6:29 pm by

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev arrived in Amman on Tuesday for two-day official visit to Jordan upon the invitation of His Majesty King Abdullah II. Nazarbayev was welcomed by King Abdullah at Royal Offices at the King Hussein Bin Talal Mosque in Amman. At the meeting the two leaders discussed about ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries. They also touched on efforts to relaunch peace talks between Palestinians and … Continue reading

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King Abdullah Inaugurates Power Plant

  October 31, 2009 at 3:35 am by

King Abdullah of Jordan inaugurated on Monday Jordan’s first independent power plant in Amman. The $300 million Amman East Power Project was constructed on a site located at Almanakher, which is approximately 14 kilometers east of Amman, and about 1 km from the Arab Gas Pipeline. The project’s main goal is to meet the electricity needs of the country in an economically and environmentally sustainable way, in order to contribute … Continue reading

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