Jordan

Princess Alia Bint Al Hussein of Jordan thanks the public for their support after the death of her mother

Princess Alia Bint Al Hussein of Jordan has released a statement thanking everyone for their support and condolences after the death of her mother, Jordan’s former Queen, Dina bint Abdul-Hamid who died at the age of 89 on 21 August 2019. Alia is the eldest child of the late King Hussein and half-sister of Jordan’s current monarch, King Abdullah. Dina was buried, as part of Muslim…
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Jordan

Jordan's former Queen dies at the age of 89

Jordan’s former Queen, Dina bint Abdul-Hamid, died in the early hours of Wednesday morning at the age of 89. Dina was the first wife of the late King Hussein and like many children of Arab aristocratic families, she was sent to a boarding school in England. She…
Middle East

Emir of Kuwait recovers from health setback

The Emir of Kuwait, 90-year-old Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber al-Sabah, has recovered from his recent health setback according to the state news agency KUNA in Kuwait. They reported that he is “in a good condition now.” KUNA cited Kuwait’s acting…
FeaturesJordan

A look at the Jordanian line of succession

Continuing our summer series on the lines of succession to the world’s monarchies, we are looking at the line of succession to the Jordanian throne, which operates under agnatic primogeniture. Specifically, the line of succession is governed by Article 28 of the Constitution of Jordan. Only mentally sound men who are Muslim who were born to Muslim parents and are legitimate descendants of…
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Saudi Arabia

Saudi King's older brother dies

King Salman of Saudi Arabia’s older half-brother, Prince Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud died yesterday evening in Jeddah at the age of 96, the Saudi Press Agency confirmed late Sunday quoting the Saudi Royal Court. Prayers will be held today after the Isha prayers at the Grand Mosque in Mecca. The Prince was not an active political member of the Royal Family, and as such, was a bit…
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Saudi Arabia

King Salman approves hosting US troops in Saudi Arabia for regional security

King Salman of Saudi Arabia has approved hosting the United States military in his country to bolster both stability and security, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The SPA quoted a Ministry of Defence official who said US troops would enter the kingdom “to increase joint cooperation in defence of regional security and stability and to preserve its peace.” The Saudi Foreign…
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