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King Abdullah and Queen Rania reunite in New York to receive a special award

Queen Rania travelled to New York City and joined her husband to receive the Path to Peace Award, which the homonym foundation granted them for their work in promoting interfaith harmony and dialogue. The ceremony took place on Monday evening in Manhattan, one of the most upscale areas of the Big Apple, in the presence of 370 guests, which included Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, the Permanent…
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Queen Rania calls for optimism on climate crisis

Queen Rania of Jordan has called for optimism on the climate crisis in a virtual foreign policy climate summit. The Queen spoke to climate leaders through a pre-recorded video at Foreign Policy Virtual Climate Summit. Queen Rania said there is an “alarming…
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Jordanian princess gets FAO Goodwill Ambassadorship

Princess Basma Bint Ali of Jordan was named FAO Goodwill Ambassador for her role in the fight for conservation of her country’s native flora.  During a virtual ceremony for the awarding of this prestigious position, the Princess remarked how important the steps Jordan has taken are. “We are concerned with maximising achievements in the agricultural sector and the environment […]…
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King Abdullah undergoes successful back surgery

Jordan’s King Abdullah has undergone a successful back surgery. The King of Jordan, 60, underwent the surgery in Frankfurt, Germany, on Tuesday, 12 April, at a specialist clinic. The surgery was to treat a thoracic herniated disc, which was the result of extreme physical activities from military duties, according to state media. King Abdullah will undergo a period of rest before he…
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Queen Rania has Iftar with women from Al Karak

Queen Rania of Jordan has had Iftar with women from Al Karak during Ramadan. The Queen of Jordan travelled to the Al Karak Governate on 5 April to take part in Iftar (meal eaten after sunset by Muslims during Ramadan) and show her support for the women and their…
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Princess Haya releases statement after judge grants her full custody of children

Princess Haya of Jordan has released a lengthy statement after a judge has granted her the full responsibility of raising her two children with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, after declaring she was a victim of “exorbitant” domestic abuse. In her statement released on her social media and website, the Princess shared her hope that the decision from the judge…
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