JordanMiddle East

King Abdullah of Jordan gives extensive interview with France 24

King Abdullah of Jordan gave an extensive interview to France 24’s Marc Perelman. France 24 is a state-owned news network that is wholly owned by the French government. The interview covered many complex foreign relations issues from the recent developments in Iraq to the refugee situation to the recent death of the Sultan of Oman. Abdullah described the Sultan as an…
Read more
Middle EastOman

World leaders send condolences upon the death of Sultan of Oman

Sultan Qaboos of Oman, who died on 10 January 2020, at the age of 79 after almost five decades on the throne. Since the news broke around the world, condolences have been pouring in. The King of Bahrain issued a statement: “HM the King paid homage to late Sultan Qaboos who spent a life full of achievements in serving his people as well as the Arab and Islamic nations. The Royal Court…
Read more
Middle East

New Sultan of Oman chosen by Royal Family Council

The new Sultan of Oman was chosen today by the family council, following the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said yesterday at the age of 79 after almost five decades on the throne, according to Al Jazeera TV. The new Sultan is his cousin Haitham bin Tariq Al Said. The new 65-year-old Sultan is a graduate of the Oxford University Foreign Service Programme. He has reportedly already taken the…
Read more
Jordan

Queen Rania of Jordan takes part in Christmas festivities

Queen Rania of Jordan took part in the Christmas festivities in Fuheis, Jordan, on Wednesday. She visited the town’s annual Christmas market where she was able to browse the shops and speak to community members. She also watched a group of school children perform different Christmas tunes. The Queen heard children sing “Jingle Bells,” “Santa Claus is Coming to…
Read more