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Saudi Arabia condemns coup attempt in Jordan as former head of Jordanian Royal Household is arrested

The Royal House of Saudi Arabia has condemned an apparent coup attempt against King Abdullah, saying they “stand by” Jordan’s monarch. Around 20 individuals have been attested in Jordan for “security reasons.” Among those arrested is Sharif Hassan bin Zaid, Jordan’s former royal envoy to Saudi Arabia. A Saudi royal spokesperson said: “The Kingdom stands…
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King Abdullah visits Al Karamah Battle memorial site

King Abdullah of Jordan visited the Al Karamah Battle memorial site on Sunday on the 53rd anniversary of the battle. The King was joined by his son, Crown Prince Hussein for the visit to honour the martyrs of Al Karamah Battle. The King and Crown Prince were received by…
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King Abdullah delivers address at Brookings Institution

Jordan’s King Abdullah II delivered a virtual address at “the Middle East and the new US administration” conference at the Brookings Institution on Thursday, 25 February. The conference focused on Middle Eastern relations in the new US President, Joe Biden’s administration. King Abdullah thanked those assembled for inviting him to speak and praised US leadership, saying…
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Queen Noor weighs in on missing Dubai Princess

Queen Noor of Jordan has waded in on the controversy regarding the missing Dubai Princess Latifa whose friends recently released secretly recorded videos of the royal in captivity. Queen Noor, who sits on the board of commissioners for the International Commission on…
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Queen Rania strongly criticises vaccination hoarding in rich countries

Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan strongly criticised the global coronavirus vaccination strategy in an interview this week. The Queen is clearly dissatisfied and makes the statements in connection with an interview with the American TV-channel CNN. Several small nations in hard-hit regions that need the vaccine simply cannot obtain it due to hoarding of supplied. Her Majesty says in the…
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King Abdullah opens new military University College

His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan opened on the new RJAF Technical University College for Aviation Sciences. The building will be a part of the King Hussein Air College. The Jordanian monarch is the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army. King Abdullah…
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King Abdullah directs government to reopen schools

On Tuesday, King Abdullah of Jordan directed the government to reopen schools and various sectors in a systematic manner that safeguards public health and the national economy. This was announced by the Jordanian government in a press release late Tuesday evening. King Abdullah of Jordan attended a meeting together with his son Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II with the National Policies…
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