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A look at the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development

Ahead of her 50th birthday, we are taking a look at Queen Rania of Jordan’s namesake foundation: the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development. The Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development (QRF) was established in 2013 by Queen Rania to improve education outcomes within Jordan and the Middle East. The foundation organises and implements programmes that address…
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Crown Prince Hussein opens military retirees club

Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan stood in for his father, King Abdullah II, on Thursday and opened a military retirees club in the Maan Governorate. The 26-year-old Crown Prince wore a mask as he reaffirmed his father’s desire to continue to follow up on the…
Saudi Arabia

King of Saudi Arabia undergoes gallbladder surgery

The King of Saudi Arabia, 84-year-old Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has undergone gallbladder surgery after being admitted to King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre earlier this week for inflammation of the organ. The state news agency, SPA, reported that the surgery was successful, and the King is recovering well. He will remain in the Riyadh hospital for some time to recover…
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Queen Rania pays visit to Ajloun Forest Reserve

Queen Rania of Jordan visited the Ajloun Forest Reserve in Ajloun on 21 July to learn more about tourist experiences in the area. The Queen was able to see the experiences “offered by Reef Spring Resorts and the Ajloun Forest Reserve through the sustainable tourism…
Saudi Arabia

Saudi King Salman, 84, admitted to hospital

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has been admitted to hospital. The 84-year-old monarch was admitted to a hospital in the capital of Riyadh after suffering from gall bladder problems. Saudi Arabia’s state news agency, SPA, said on Monday that His Majesty was…
Saudi Arabia

Saudi Princess Reema elected to International Olympic Committee

Saudi Arabia’s Princess Reema bint Bandar al-Saud has been elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Her inclusion was approved during the IOC’s 136th session. The IOC made the announcement of her election on Friday. She is one of four new members to the organisation that has 105 members. Her Royal Highness posted about her new role on her official…
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Jordan

Queen Rania and Princess Iman visit Umm Qais

As the world slowly reopens after the COVID-19 outbreak, the royals are getting back to undertaking more public duties. On Monday, Queen Rania and her daughter, Princess Iman visited Umm Qais in the Irbid Governorate to learn about their sustainable tourism efforts. The…
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King Abdullah participates in Special Operations Forces Industry conference

Conferences around the world have been cancelled or otherwise adapted due to the coronavirus pandemic, and King Abdullah II participated in such an event Tuesday with special operations leaders from 57 countries. The annual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) moved to a virtual format for 2020 and the Jordanian king took part along with more than 200 other representatives from…
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