Oman

Oman to appoint its first ever Crown Prince

Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said has issued a royal decree to pave the way for a constitutional amendment which will allow him to appoint a Crown Prince. The Royal Decree No. 6/2021 promulgates a new Basic Law of the State which will “set up a specific and stable mechanism for the transfer of power in the sultanate,” according to state news channel Oman News Agency. The amendment will not…
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Jordan

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…
Middle East

Yearly Review: Arab royals

This year was not what anyone planned, and the COVID-19 pandemic impacted all of the royals across the globe. The Middle Eastern royals had a rough year with the deaths of two monarchs and forced virtual meetings instead of seeing their people in person. Let’s take a look back at 2020 for the Arab royals. January: Princess Salma of Jordan received her wings after her pilot training.
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Jordan

Queen Rania shares new family photo

Queen Rania of Jordan has shared a new photo of her family to mark 2020 coming to an end. The family photograph shows King Abdullah II and Queen Rania with their four children: Crown Prince Hussein (26), Princess Iman (24), Princess Salma (20) and Prince Hashem (15). The…
Jordan

King Abdullah meets distinguished people with disabilities

King Abdullah of Jordan digitally met with distinguished Jordanians with disabilities alongside Queen Rania, Prince Mired bin Raad and Royal Hashemite Court Chief Yousef Issawi on Monday. His Majesty commended his people for their determination and expressed his pride for their accomplishments. The King told those in attendance: “Each one of you is a success story.” He also…
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BhutanMiddle East

Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck travels to Kuwait to express condolences on death of late Emir

Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck of Bhutan was sent to Kuwait on behalf of his older half-brother, King Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, to convey the condolences of the King, Royal Family and Bhutanese people on the death of the late Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah died at the age of 91 on 29 September in a hospital in the United States where he had been…
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