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Abdullah & Rania at No 10

  June 22, 2009 at 4:47 pm by

His Majesty King Abdullah II held talks with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in London on July 22. They discussed efforts to launch serious negotiations to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of the two-state solution. His Majesty said “Failure to reach peace and the continuation of the conflict threaten Israel, the Palestinians, Arab states as well as world peace and stability.” King Abdullah and Prime Minister also talked … Continue reading

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Policing the World?

  June 20, 2009 at 11:04 pm by

After writing yesterday that Jordan’s King Abdullah was serious about finding a solution to the Israeli – Palestinian conflict, I was disappointed today to read that King Abdullah is putting the onus on the USA to head a solution to the conflict. King Abdullah, in speaking with US President Barack Obama today, told the US President that the US must take a more forceful role in spurring the peace process. … Continue reading

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Peaceful Hopes and Economic Dreams

  June 20, 2009 at 1:20 am by

HM King Abdullah is in Belgium this week, meeting with the heads of NATO in the hopes of finally finding a solution to the never ending Israeli – Palestinian Conflict. As head of the most forward thinking nation in the region, and one of the most respected and well known Heads of State in the Arab world, King Abdullah is serious about finding a peaceful solution to the conflict. Not … Continue reading

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Queen Rania launches the Tourism Paths Initiative

  June 17, 2009 at 4:38 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania on Tuesday launched the Tourism Paths Initiative and inspect community empowerment projects designed to take advantage of the area’s unique heritage and natural resources in the village of Rasoun in the Ajloun Governorate. During the visit, Queen Rania also toured the Tourism Path in Rasoun which is part of an initiative sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities which takes you through a thousand-year-old olive … Continue reading

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Rania opens Queen Rania Teachers Academy

  June 16, 2009 at 6:30 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania inaugurating the Queen Rania Teachers Academy (QRTA) on Wednesday at the US Columbia University Global Center in Amman. The academy will aim to train professionals in Jordan and the region through a partnership with Columbia University in the United States on modern and innovative teaching methods. Queen Rania in her speech said “Today, as boundaries blur and travel increases, a son of Jordan not only competes … Continue reading

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Queen Rania meets Young Entrepreneurs

  June 14, 2009 at 5:20 am by

On Wednesday June 10, Her Majesty Queen Rania met with young people participating in the Global Business Opportunities Programme from Jordan, Argentina and South Africa. She said that young people should practise teamwork and learn from other cultures to implement successful business projects. Queen Rania also said that people have to benefit from the experience and knowledge of global communities in order to implement their own projects. Queen Rania listened … Continue reading

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Jordan Royals attend 10th anniversary celebration

  June 10, 2009 at 3:11 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania were greeted with thousands of Jordanians who gathered on the Royal motorcade’s route, holding Jordanian flags and pictures of the King, singing national songs and dancing on the capital’s streets on Tuesday as their Majesties headed to Amman’s Stadium to attend a major event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the King’s accession to the Throne. Around 15,000 Jordanians from all ages attended … Continue reading

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Derby Day Fashion

  June 7, 2009 at 12:11 pm by

Royal Ascot may be just over a week away but royal watchers got a small taste of the high fashion and hats that will be on show when the Queen, Princess Alexandra of Kent and Princess Haya of Jordan attended Derby Day at Epsom on Saturday. The Queen wore a pretty pink herring-bone coat with a matching trilby shaped hat. image This outfit had been worn a number of times … Continue reading

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Dubai Ruler meets Queen Elizabeth at Epsom Derby

  June 6, 2009 at 8:03 pm by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and his wife HRH Princess Haya Bint Al-Hussain met with Queen Elizabeth II of England while attending the Epsom Derby race. Sheikh Mohammed and Queen Elizabeth talked about horse racing in England and in Dubai, as well as the horses owned by Sheikh Mohammed. Queen Elizabeth wished Sheikh Mohammed all the … Continue reading

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Jordan King holds talks with UAE President

  June 3, 2009 at 3:00 am by

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan held talks with His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations and means to develop and bolster them in all fields and views on current Arab and international developments. The meeting was attended by General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikkhs and senior officials. … Continue reading

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Abdullah & Rania Watch Daughter win Fourth Place

  June 3, 2009 at 1:24 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania attended the King Abdullah II Award for Physical Fitness awards which took place on Sunday evening. Their daughter, 12 year old Princess Iman, took part in the competitions and won fourth place overall in her age group. King Abdullah and Queen Rania’s youngest son, Prince Hashem, was watching his eldest sisiter participate while sitting on his mother’s lap throughout the ceremony. Over 305,000 … Continue reading

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Haya hosts Derby Party in London

  June 2, 2009 at 4:03 pm by

HRH Princess Haya of Jordan hosted a Derby Festival in support of the Starlight Children’s Foundation on May 12th. The event took place at the Kensington Roof Gardens with 350 people attending. The party is one of the most prestigious events in the summer sporting and social calendar. It was also held in support of this year’s official Investec Derby Festival charity The Starlight Children’s Foundation. Starlight is the UK’s … Continue reading

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Princess Haya is Patron of WSPCCA

  June 1, 2009 at 2:49 pm by

HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, United Nations Messenger of Peace, has accepted to become the global patron for the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa (WSPCCA). WSPCCA is a charity organisation that facilitates life-saving heart surgery for underprivileged children from across Africa who suffer from congenital heart conditions. Princess Haya said, “The WSPCCA is an organisation that reflects the values and beliefs that I hold dear. In addition, … Continue reading

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Royals in Valentino: from Wedding Dresses to Daytime Suits

  June 1, 2009 at 11:11 am by

Italian designer Valentino has been designing wedding dresses for future Queens to daytime suits worn by varioues royals in Europe and the Middle East. Valentino’s creations are worn by Queens, Crown Princesses and Princesses. Most of his creations worn by royals have been shown on either the Haute Couture runway or on the pret-a-porter runway and altered. Valentino designed Princess Máxima’s pre-wedding dress which was made out of orange embroidered … Continue reading

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Haya accepts new Honorary Presidency role

  May 29, 2009 at 1:44 am by

From TRF avatar gallery HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, accepted the Honorary Presidency of the Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) said Raja Easa Al Gurg, President of the DBWC who expressed deep thanks and appreciation. DBWC role is to raise awareness of the importance of participation of women … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King: Undercover Visit to a Patients’ Affairs Department

  May 28, 2009 at 10:07 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah made an undercover visit to the Health Ministry’s Patients’ Affairs Department on Wednesday. King Abdullah arrived at the department located in Shmeisani behind Le Meridien at about 10:00am, sat in the waiting area for a form which then was given to him by a front desk official. The king was dressed in a black traditional dress red and white kuffiyah and was sporting a black beard. … Continue reading

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‘Women Empowerment in Jordan’ Conference Starts Today

  May 27, 2009 at 3:58 am by

Under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania, a two-day event on women empowerment in Jordan will start today. Business and professional women from across the Kingdom will take part in the conference to discuss the challenges of women empowerment in Jordan. The conference will also address several issues including professional and labour legislations, difficulties that face businesswomen and their participation in the decision-making process.

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Jordanian Royals Attend Air Show

  May 21, 2009 at 3:09 pm by

His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and their children, Prince Hussein, Princess Salma and Prince Hashem attended on Wednesday an air show which was organized by the military in cooperation with the British Embassy. The air show was to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the King’s accession. The royals watched the Jordanian Red Falcons and the British Red Arrows. After the show, King Abdullah … Continue reading

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Haya Addresses Disaster Risk Reduction Conference

  May 18, 2009 at 9:18 am by

UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon launched a report on ‘2009 UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction’ which talks about Gulf countries face the risk of natural disasters such as Tsunamis, earthquakes and cyclones and that the countries have to be prepares if anything happenes. The report also explains natural disaster trends and strategies and how to reduce if happened. Speaking at the launch of the report was UN … Continue reading

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King Abdullah of Jordan Gives Speech at WEF Opening

  May 15, 2009 at 1:11 pm by

His Majesty King Abdullah opened today, at the Dead Sea in Jordan, the 2009 World Economic Forum on the Middle East which is being held for the fifth time in Jordan. The forum is held from May 15-17 with more than 1,400 participants of leaders from business, politics and civil society. In his opening speech, His Majesty said on the anniversary of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war “The Arab Peace Initiative … Continue reading

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