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Rania starts Visit to South Africa

  March 27, 2009 at 4:36 am by

Queen Rania started a three-day working trip to South Africa by holding talks on Thursday with the South African statesman and Nobel Prize laureate Nelson Mandela. During the meeting, Members of the Nelson Mandela organizations briefed the Queen on the various legacy projects currently underway, including the planned Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, which will be one of three such facilities in the African continent. Queen Rania also visited the Phefeni … Continue reading

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Most Elegant Royals in Hola vote

  March 26, 2009 at 3:35 pm by

Each week Spanish magazine Hola (sister of the Britsh version Hello) runs a poll online to see which person their readers think has worn the most elegnat outfit. Winners of the weekly poll are then put into a monthly vote with those winners going forward to the Grand Finale at the end of year. This weeks vote includes a number of royals – Queen Rania, Crown Princess Mathidle, Infanta Elena … Continue reading

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Princess Haya meets with Sierra Leone Registrar of the Special Court

  March 26, 2009 at 5:32 am by

HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, Ruler of Dubai, met yesterday with the Registrar of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Mr. Herman von Hebel, as part of an advocacy tour in the region by representatives of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. During the meeting, Mr. Herman explained the Special Court’s unique model … Continue reading

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Haya attends closing ceremony of Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

  March 22, 2009 at 1:25 pm by

Under the patronage and in the presence of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) on Saturday March 21, marked the successful closing of its 2nd annual festival held under the theme ‘Together, We Add Colour to Life’. The closing ceremony which … Continue reading

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Abdullah & Rania at JRF charity event

  March 20, 2009 at 11:41 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al-Abdullah attended the annual charity event of Jordan River Foundation (JRF) on Thursday. Event was held at the King Hussein Convention Center at the Dead Sea area and dedicated to raise funds for JRF’s different childhood, rehabilitation and development programmes. The JRF was established in 1995 and is chaired by Queen Rania. It is a non-profit Jordanian non-governmental organization which seeks to … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Honored with Global Environmental Citizen Award

  March 19, 2009 at 2:42 pm by

On March 15, Her Majesty Queen Noor received the 2009 Global Environmental Citizen Awards from Harvard Medical School’s Center for Health and the Global Environment. The Global Environmental Citizen Awards are presented annually by the Center for Health and the Global Environment to individuals who have been world leaders in protecting the global environment. In accepting the award, Her Majesty said “Our health, our welfare, and our children’s future depends … Continue reading

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Princess Haya attends Special Needs Concert

  March 19, 2009 at 1:32 pm by

Wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein attended the Annual Concert “Message from the Past” which was presented by the Students and staff of Dubai Center for Special Needs. The concert started off with the Quran recital which was followed by several plays and musicals.

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King and Queen of Jordan end Portugal visit

  March 18, 2009 at 2:31 pm by

On Day two of the visit to Portugal, King Abdullah opened on Tuesday a drug factory affiliated to Amman-based Hikma Pharmaceuticals. During the opening, King Abdullah was briefed by Hikma Vice Chairman Mazen Darwazah on the manufacturing process in the factory which rely on using advanced technologies. Later that day, King Abdullah met with the Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates to discuss bilateral cooperation and efforts to launch serious negotiations … Continue reading

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Queen Rania awarded the Council of Europe’s North-South Prize

  March 17, 2009 at 3:36 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania on Monday received the Council of Europe’s (COE) North-South Prize in recognition of her concerted efforts to increase public awareness on global interdependence issues and foster inter-cultural dialogue between Eastern and Western cultures. Queen Rania gave a speech at the Portuguese parliament after beeing awarded the 2008 edition of the North-South Prize. The North-South Prize is awarded to those who contribute to the defense and promotion … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Jordan begin visit to Portugal

  March 16, 2009 at 1:45 pm by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania have arrived in the Portugal capital Lisbon on a two day official visit. King Abdullah and Queen Rania were received by Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva and first lady Maria Cavaco Silva at the Belem Presidential Palace for the welcome ceremony. After the welcome ceremony, King Abdullah and the Portuguese President held talks with King Abdullah saying The two countries wanted Israel and the … Continue reading

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Abdullah and Rania in Morocco

  March 16, 2009 at 3:48 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah arrived in Fez, Morocco on a working visit that will be followed by an official visit to Portugal. Their Majesties were were welcomed by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, who was accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and SAR Princess Lalla Salma at the international airport Fez Saiss. After the welcome ceremony at the airport, King Abdullah II … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Jordan begin trip to Morocco and Portugal

  March 15, 2009 at 3:19 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah II and Queen Rania will start today a working trip to the Kingdom of Morocco and then to Portugal. During their visit to Morocco, King Abdullah will hold talks with the Moroccan King Mohammad VI on joint cooperation ties, Mideast developments and efforts to achieve stability, security and peace in the region. On King Abdullah’s first official visit to Portugal which will take place on March … Continue reading

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Queen Rania wins the European Council on Human Rights Award

  March 12, 2009 at 2:43 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah has won the European Council on Human Rights award. The award will be awarded to Queen Rania in a ceremony which will be held in the premises of the Portuguese Parliament in Lisbon on March 16. Winning the award along with the Queen Rania was the former Portuguese President, Jorge Sampaio.

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Protest over site in Greenwich for the Olympic equestrian events in 2012

  March 11, 2009 at 9:50 am by

A high-profile crusade has been launched to stop the Olympic equestrian events taking place at Greenwich in 2012. NOGOE accuses the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) of being “inconsistent and inept” and says that to close Greenwich Park for six to eight weeks while the cross-country course and a 23-seat arena are being built is “socially unjust in a relatively deprived inner-city area” and would cost £17 … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Reviews Early Childhood Development strategy

  March 11, 2009 at 9:28 am by

During a visit on Tuesday to the Ruseifa Secondary School for Girls, Her Majesty Queen Rania reviewed the Early Childhood Development (ECD) strategy at the Ruseifa Secondary School for Girls. Her Majesty discussed how efforts exerted in the area of ECD benefit children, improve their learning process and raise ECD policies and standards at a meeting with 26 officials from the ministries of social development and education, UNICEF and the … Continue reading

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Abdullah To Attend Qatar Arab Summit

  March 11, 2009 at 3:46 am by

King Abdullah of Jordan accepted an invitation to the attened the Qatari 21st Summit of the Arab League when he received a letter from the Emir, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, which was delivered by the Qatar Head of State Abdullah Ben Khalifa Atiyeh. The Jordan sovereign also told Atiyeh of his hopes that the meeting will contribute to a position that takes into account the urgent challenges and threats … Continue reading

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Pope to visit Jordan in May

  March 9, 2009 at 10:02 am by

Upon an invitation by His Majesty King Abdullah II, Pope Benedict XVI will start a four day visit to Jordan starting May 8. This will be the Pope’s first trip to the region as head of the Catholic Church. During the visit, King Abdullah will discuss the relations between the Kingdom and the Vatican as well as issues related to promoting inter-faith dialogue and Muslim-Christian coexistence. The visit will be … Continue reading

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Haya at Rugby Finals

  March 9, 2009 at 3:31 am by

An estimated of over 30,000 rugby fans turned out to watch the final matches of the womens and mens rugby World Cup Sevens 2009. The trophies were presented to the winning teams by Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Australia won the women’s World Cup when they beat New Zealand … Continue reading

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Haya to award winners at rugby finals

  March 7, 2009 at 6:04 am by

Princess Haya will hand out the trophies in the finals of the first Ladies Rugby championship which is held in Dubai. The event is held Under the patronage and attendance of Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, wife of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. 16 women team and 24 men’s team took part in the championship at … Continue reading

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Queen Noor at the Women’s World Awards in Vienna

  March 6, 2009 at 4:43 am by

On March 5, Queen Noor of Jordan attended the Women’s World Awards in Vienna, Austria. This year’s awards was presented to the winners by Queen Noor of Jordan in the “Style” category. Queen Noor who was the recipient of the foundation’s Tolerance Award in 2006. The Women’s World Awards are presented by the World Award foundation in 12 different categories to “extraordinary women from throughout the world whose achievements contribute … Continue reading

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