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A First For Both Parties: Queen Noor Speaks at Judson University

  April 19, 2016 at 7:49 am by

Queen Noor of Jordan attended Judson University’s sixth annual World Leaders Forum in Elgin, Illinois, on Monday. King Hussein’s widow is the first leader from the Middle East to speak at Judson’s forum. Her Majesty was the keynote speaker and in her hour-long speech focused on topics including refugees and her work to support humanitarianism. Queen Noor, who is on the board of RefugeesInternational, reminded the auditorium that refugees constitute a third … Continue reading

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Queen Noor’s Mother Passes Away

  December 25, 2015 at 6:51 pm by

The Royal Hashemite Court announced on Friday the death of Mrs Doris Halaby, the mother of Queen Noor of Jordan and grandmother of her four children, Prince Hamzah, Prince Hashem, Princess Iman and Princess Raiyah. The statement offered condolences to the Queen and her children; it did not contain any information about the late Doris or the details of her burial and funeral. Mrs Doris Carlquist Halaby, who died in the United States, … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Attends The Suffragette Premiere In New York

  October 13, 2015 at 12:54 am by

Queen Noor of Jordan attended on Monday the movie premiere of Suffragette in New York City. Queen Noor walked the red carpet, posed for a few pictures and joined many famous actors and actresses at the premiere. To the event, Queen Noor wore a sky blue dress with an overcoat, she matched her outfit with a Bottega Veneta bag and pointy pumps. View image | gettyimages.com Queen Noor at the … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Receives Woodrow Wilson Award

  February 23, 2015 at 8:07 am by

Queen Noor of Jordan received during Alumni Day on Saturday February 21, the Woodrow Wilson Award at Princeton University. Her Majesty, a member of the Class of 1973, was selected for this award for her humanitarian work around the world. Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson Award is given annually to an alumnus or alumna who embody the ideals of the former University President. During her speech, Her Majesty recalled her time at … Continue reading

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Queen Noor and Princess Alia Attend Takreem Annual Awards

  November 13, 2014 at 11:28 pm by

On Saturday November 9th, Queen Noor Al Hussein of Jordan and Princess Alia Tabbaa attended the Takreem Annual Awards ceremony which took place in Marrakesh, Morroco. Her Majesty, who was choosed as member of the award jury board in May, attended the ceremony accompanied by Princess Alia Tabba. The Princess handed out the award to the Jordanian social entrepreneur Kamel Al-Asmar, founder and CEO of Nakhweh, the first development and … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding Look-Back: King Hussein and Lisa Halaby

  June 15, 2013 at 6:00 am by

Today marks the 35th wedding anniversary of the late King Hussein I of Jordan with the American Elizabeth Halaby. Elizabeth (Lisa) Halaby was born in the United States into a prominent Arab-American family. She is the oldest daughter of Najeeb Halaby, former Pan American World Airways President, and Doris Carlquist. She has one sister, Alexa, and one brother, Christian. Lisa joined the first freshman class at Princeton to accept women, … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Visits Azerbaijan

  May 10, 2013 at 8:49 am by

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, the widow of the King Hussein, visited Azerbaijan on 6th May, 2013 to participate in the First South Caucasus Forum. The Queen attended an official reception hosted by the President of Azerbaijan in honor of the participants of the Forum. She was also received by the Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev, at the Presidential Palace in Baku. During the meeting they noted the significance of … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Celebrates Atlantic College’s 50th Anniversary

  September 20, 2012 at 9:26 pm by

The President of United World Colleges, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, visited on Wednesday the St Donat’s Castle School in Wales. The visit was to celebrate the castle’s 50th anniversary as a location for an international college. Queen Noor had the opportunity to meet with students and alumni, and she helped to bury a time capsule containing students’ stories on Wales’ effect on their world.

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Queen Noor Patronizes the International Arab Youth Conference

  July 15, 2012 at 7:13 am by

On Friday, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan attended the opening ceremony of the 32rd International Arab Youth Conference in the rose-red city of Petra. She was accompanied by her daughter, Princess Raiyah, and Princess Dana Firas. The meeting, held under the theme “Modern Media and Development”, discusses a number of media-related topics, including social networks and economic development, online media and freedom of expression, cultural exchange and ethics and … Continue reading

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30th Anniversary of the Marianne & Sigvard Bernadotte Art Awards

  June 10, 2012 at 4:58 am by

On June 7, 2012 the Marianne and Sigvard Bernadotte Art Awards celebrated their 30th anniversary with a gala at the winter garden of Grand Hôtel in Stockholm. On this special occasion, Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Princess Christina, Mrs Magnusson, the Duke and Duchess of Bragança, Queen Noor of Jordan and Empress Farah of Iran attended the ceremony. The Marianne and Sigvard Bernadotte Arts Fund was created in 1982 to … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Attends “My Neighborhood” Premiere

  April 25, 2012 at 11:02 am by

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan attended the private screening of the documentary “My Neighborhood” at the Paley Center for Media in New York City on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. “My Neighborhood” is the tale of the forced eviction of Mohammed El Kurd, an eleven-year-old Palestinian from his home in East Jerusalem by Israeli settlers. The surprising friendship that evolves when Israeli Zvi Benninga and his family comes to support … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Opens International Arab Children Congress

  November 14, 2011 at 4:53 am by

Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein of Jordan, founder and chairperson of the board of trustees of the King Hussein Foundation, opened on November 13, 2011 the 31st International Arab Children Congress (IACC) at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. This is the first time that the IACC is celebrated outside Jordan. The ceremony commenced with an opening address on behalf of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, delivered by Dr … Continue reading

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Queen Noor receives the Inspiration Award

  November 9, 2011 at 8:42 am by

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan received on November 2nd, 2011 the Inspiration Award, during the annual luncheon of the Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists in the Dining Room at the United Nations. Also receiving the Inspiration Award was US actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Mia Farrow. Both women were chosen for this prize for their work in humanitarian causes, human rights and peace issues. The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund was … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Celebrates her 60th Birthday

  August 23, 2011 at 4:27 am by

Queen Noor Al Hussein of Jordan turns 60 today. Her Majesty was born Elisabeth (Lisa) Najeeb Halaby on August 23, 1951 in Washington DC. She is the oldest daughter of Najeeb Halaby and Doris Carlquist. After receiving a B.A. in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University in 1974, she worked on international urban planning and design projects in Australia, the United States, Iran and Jordan, where she met the … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Attends Najwa Karam’s Concert

  July 31, 2011 at 8:27 pm by

After a three year-absence, the Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts started on July 20, 2011 in the ancient ruins of Gerasa, one of the most important and best preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. On Thursday, July 28, 2011 between the 5000 people that attended the concert of Lebanese singer Najwa Karam at the southern amphitheatre was Queen Noor of Jordan accompanied by her friend, the Jordanian Senator … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Raises Awareness for Pakistan Flood

  November 16, 2010 at 8:52 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan hosted on November 15th, 2010 the event: “Pakistan: Hopes Submerged, Resilience Remains” at the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association in New York. The reception, organized by Refugees International, raised awareness for Pakistan, a country which lives a crisis after the devastating floods that started in August. Queen Noor, who is a board member of Refugee International, called for more support for Pakistan and she … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Opens Arab Children’s Congress

  July 15, 2010 at 11:11 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein opened on July 12nd, 2010 at the Palace of Culture at Al Hussein Sports City in Amman the International Arab Children’s Congress (IACC) under the theme “Safeguarding our Environment”. During the opening ceremony, Queen Noor was accompanied by Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram and Jordanian actor Musa Hijazeen as guests of honor. The opening ceremony featured a dance performance and music by the Brass Band … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Urges More Cuts in Nuclear Arms

  April 9, 2010 at 5:14 am by

Jordan’s Queen Noor Al Hussein participated in Global Zero’s Conference at the National Press Club, in Washington D.C. on April 7, 2010. Her Majesty, a founding leader of the Global Zero movement, said “From my perspective, having grown up during the Cold War and living in one of the most volatile regions in the world, we are so encouraged by the leadership and courageous steps Presidents Obama and Medvedev are … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Attends a Refugees International Discussion

  March 19, 2010 at 8:33 am by

HM Queen Noor of Jordan attended on Wednesday at Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. a discussion on one of the many realities of war: refugees. During this event hosted by Refugees International and titled “Seven Years of War in Iraq: The Future of Iraqi Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in the Wake of the U.S. Military Withdrawal”, the Queen said that the “violence is rife in the squatter camps in … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Chairs Annual Meeting of Tamweelcom

  December 22, 2009 at 8:06 am by

Her Majesty Queen Noor presided on November 19 the annual meeting of Tamweelcom’s Board of Directors. During the meeting, Queen Noor honoured former Tamweelcom Chairman, His Highness Al-Sharif Shaker Bin Zaid, and former board members, Amer al-Salti and Rateb Al-Wazani, for their distinguished efforts and continued support to the company during the past years. The Jordan Micro Credit Company (Tamweelcom) was established by the Noor Al Hussein Foundation in 1999 … Continue reading

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