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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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Queen Rania visits JRF Projects and launches “Madrasati Phase III”

  April 8, 2010 at 8:10 am by

During the last days, HM Queen Rania of Jordan carried out several activities related to the Jordan River Foundation and her own school renovation initiative “Madrasati”. The Queen started her tour two days ago by opening of Ghor Al Mazraa Park and checking a map that showcases the Jordan River Foundation’s work in the area. Accompanied by government ministers, she visited a primary school in Southern Ghor, checking on the … Continue reading

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HRH Prince Faisal of Jordan Engaged to Sara Qabbani

  March 22, 2010 at 5:19 am by

King Abdullah II’s younger brother, HRH Prince Faaisal bin al Hussein of Jordan, announced last Saturday his engagement to Miss Sara Bassam Qabbani, a Syrian national. Miss Qabbani is the Managing Director of her future husband’s initiative “Generations for Peace” and worked also an advisor in his office. Accourding to the Royal Hashemite Court official statement, the ceremony took place at Miss Qabbani’s parents’ home in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It … Continue reading

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Queen Rania attends “Women in the World” Summit

  March 17, 2010 at 10:02 pm by

This week HM Queen Rania of Jordan paid a brief visit to the US, where she attended the “Women in the World” summit. At the Hudson Theatre in New York City, Queen Rania told the women attending the summit about girls’ education. She focused on the importance of educating of 600 million girls around the world “who are still left on the sidelines, lost in a world where nonsense prevails.” … Continue reading

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Princess Sabika Opens Bahrain International Garden Show

  March 1, 2010 at 9:16 pm by

Princess Sabika al Khalifa, the wife of HM King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa of Bahrain, attended the opening ceremony of the Bahrain International Gardens Show 2010 (BIGS) on Thursday February 25th. The event took place at the Bahrain International Exhibition Center. Princess Sabika, who is the Honorary President of BIGS was welcomed by Shaikha Maram bint Isa Al Khalifa, head of the BIGS Supreme Organising Committee. Shaikha Maram thanked … Continue reading

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Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s Rotana to Sell Stake to News Corp

  February 27, 2010 at 3:51 am by

News Corp has agreed to buy a 9.09% stake in Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s Rotana television and media empire for $70m (£45m), marking its first major investment in the Middle East. Rotana, which hosts News Corp’s Fox channels in Saudi Arabia, owns the rights to more than 2,000 Arabic movies and the world’s largest Arabic language music library. News Corp has the option to increase its holding to … Continue reading

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Saudi Prince in Court Charged with Murder

  February 25, 2010 at 7:53 am by

HRH Prince Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Nasir Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has been charged with murdering his aide at the five-star Landmark Hotel in London, Scotland Yard has said. The 33-year-old prince is accused of killing Saudi citizen Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz last week. The prince had been in London for a four-week sightseeing trip. A bail application was adjourned for the prince to give the defence team more time to … Continue reading

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Yemeni President Visits Saudi Arabia & Bahrain

  February 24, 2010 at 10:59 pm by

President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen arrived Tuesday, February 23rd in the Bahraini capital, Manama, on a two-day state visit. He was received by HM King Hamad Al Khalifa, Prime Minister Prince Salman Al Khalifa, Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and a number of Bahraini ministers and officials at the airport. Then, the two leaders held a talk session dedicated to discussing means of reinforcing the two … Continue reading

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