Jordan

Queen Rania shares home videos to mark daughters' birthdays

Queen Rania of Jordan shared home videos of her two daughters, Princesses Iman and Salma, in celebration of their birthdays. The Queen of Jordan shared the videos on her Instagram account on 26 September – Princess Salma’s 21st birthday. Princess Iman marks her 25th birthday on 27 September. Her Majesty captioned the video, “Happy birthday to my sweethearts Iman and…
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The last King and Queen of Afghanistan

The last King and Queen of Afghanistan were exiled in 1973, and with the monarchy abolished, Afghanistan became a republic. The last King of Afghanistan was Mohammed Zahir Shah, who succeeded his father in 1933 at the age of 19, following the latter’s assassination. The young King had been educated at an English-language and later a French-language school in Kabul before being sent to…
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Royal Olympians: Princess Haya of Jordan

Coming from the Middle Eastern country of Jordan, Princess Haya is the only royal from the Hashemite kingdom that has competed in the Olympics. Haya is the daughter of the late King Hussein and late Queen Alia; her half-brother, King Abdullah, is currently Jordan’s…
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King Abdullah wants political reforms in Jordan

There may be political reforms in the Middle Eastern kingdom of Jordan after the King went public this week and said he supports a reform of the nation’s political system. King Abdullah of Jordan gave his support for the efforts of the Royal Committee to Modernise the Political System on Monday. The King said that the reform must strive to meet its objectives to fulfill the aspirations of…
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Queen Rania of Jordan meets US First Lady Jill Biden

Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan met with US First Lady Jill Biden on Monday evening at the White House; it was the first meeting between the two women since Mrs Biden became First Lady of the United States in January. After her meeting with Dr Biden, Queen Rania said…
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Queen Rania of Jordan meets local farmers and food producers

Jordan’s Queen Rania al Abdullah met with local farmers and food producers on Monday in Jabal Al-Weibdeh’s Dibeen Farmers Market to see how they have benefited from the Dibeen online market. Vendors are able to sell their products at Dibeen Farmers’ online store Dibeen.com, which was launched last year to help Jordanian farmers and food producers continue to sell and deliver…
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