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Queen Rania receives first humanitarian award from Foreign Press Association

During the Foreign Press Association’s (FPA), seventeenth annual FPA Media Awards ceremony in London on Tuesday, Queen Rania Al Abdulla of Jordan was the first recipient of the Humanitarian Award created by the organisation. The FPA has been in existence for nearly 130 years. It is apolitical and independent and the only organisation of its kind in the UK. Funding is paid by membership dues…
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Jordan's King Award German Peace Prize

It is not often we get the chance to report good news from the Middle East, but King Abdullah II of Jordan has been awarded a Peace Prize in Germany. He was awarded the Westphalian Peace Prize for 2016, and has just received the award in the German city of Muenster from the German President Joachim Gauck. He was accompanied to the ceremony by his wife, Her Majesty Queen Rania, after the award the…
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Jordan's Queen Rania visits refugees on Greek island of Lesbos

Queen Rania of Jordan has met with refugees at the Kara Tepe refugee camp on the Greek Island of Lesbos last Monday. Speaking of the refugees, Queen Rania said they had, “seen unspeakable horror and experiences unthinkable tragedy”. Queen Rania was enthusiastically received by the refugees, who clapped and cheered as she walked through the camp. The refugees at the Kara Tepe camp are…
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