Middle East

Emir of Kuwait awarded US Legion of Merit

The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, has been awarded the Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander by US President Donald Trump in recognition of the role he plays in the Middle East and the world. The private ceremony took place on Friday at the White House, and the Emir’s son, Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, accepted the award on his father’s behalf.
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Queen Rania at 50: 50 facts about the Queen of Jordan

As Queen Rania of Jordan celebrates her 50th birthday today, learn more about Jordan’s queen with the 50 facts below: Rania al-Yassin was born, with Jordanian citizenship, on 31 August 1970 in Kuwait City, Kuwait. 2. Rania’s father is Faisal Sedki Al-Yassin, and her mother is Ilham Yassin. 3. Queen Rania’s family are of Palestinian origin. 4. Queen…
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Queen Rania of Jordan marks 50th birthday

Queen Rania of Jordan is marking her 50th birthday today in Jordan as the world still battles the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Queen has undertaken events recently in Jordan since the lockdown in the country was lifted. She has been visiting areas to help promote…
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Queen Rania at 50: Her online presence

Queen Rania of Jordan is one of the most visible royals online with an official website and various social media channels. The Queen has her own website, a Flickr account, YouTube account, as well as social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. She is…
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Queen Rania at 50: Her charitable initiatives

The health, wellbeing, and education of the next generation of Jordanians are at the forefront of many of Queen Rania’s initiatives, whether it’s focusing on improving schools, protecting at-risk children and families, or providing young women with the skills to earn a living. Ahead of her 50th birthday on 31 August, we’re taking a look at five of the Jordanian queen’s…
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Queen Rania: Our fashion favourites

When it comes to style, Jordan’s Queen Rania manages to look edgy and modest at the same time, which isn’t an easy thing to do. A fan of solid colours and elegant workwear, this queen mixes traditional Jordanian looks with very modern fashion. As she is set to…
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Queen Rania at 50: Her best tiara moments

Ahead of Queen Rania’s 50th birthday, we are taking a look at her best tiara moments. She joined the Jordanian Royal Family in 1993 and became the Queen consort of Jordan in 1999. Since then, she has not had as many opportunities to dust off the tiaras as her European counterparts, but when she has, she’s looked stunning. Let’s take a look at her best moments. King…
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