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Queen Rania honours winners of 2019 Queen Rania Award for Excellence in Education

Queen Rania joined some inspiring Jordanian educators on Monday at the Royal Cultural Palace in Amman to present the 2019 Queen Rania Award for Excellence in Education (QRAEE). “Empowering the winners to serve as role models for their peers, the awards aim to motivate educators to strengthen the educational sector by reinforcing a culture of excellence,” according to the office of…
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Queen Rania visits Irbid’s Bani Kinanah district

Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan visited the Irbid Governorate’s Bani Kinanah district on Wednesday north of the capital in Amman. The Queen met representatives from the Kufrsoum Agricultural Cooperative Association for Pomegranate Producers to discuss the group’s projects and support services to small farmers. Her Majesty spoke to the board of directors and was briefed on these…
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New royal baby in Jordanian Royal Family

The Jordanian Royal Family has just gotten a little bigger. King Abdullah and Queen Rania have become an uncle and an aunt once again as the King’s younger half-brother, Prince Hashim’s wife, Princess Fahdah gave birth to their fifth child. The Royal Hashemite…
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Crown Prince Haakon meets Alec Baldwin and King Abdullah in New York

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway is one of several royals who is attending the high-level week of the United Nations in New York. The Crown Prince arrived on Sunday; on Monday, the Crown Prince had a hectic programme, and this continued on Tuesday. His Royal Highness the Crown Prince is a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Development Fund, UNDP, and on Tuesday, he attended the summit on the global…
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King of Jordan addresses UN General Assembly

King Abdullah II of Jordan addressed the UN General Assembly’s 74th session yesterday in New York City. The King focused on Palestine, saying that the continued occupation of the territory is a moral tragedy. “No occupation, no displacements, no acts of…
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Who is Queen Rania of Jordan?

Rania Al-Yassin was born in Kuwait City, Kuwait, on 31 August 1970, to Faisal Sedki al-Yassin, a pediatric doctor, and Ilham Yasmin, both of whom were Palestinian. Her parents moved from the West Bank to Kuwait just before the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. She has one older sister, Dina and one younger brother, Magdi. The family regularly visited their family in the West Bank. For her education, she…
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