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Farah, Last Empress of Iran

Early Life Born on 14 October 1938, Empress Farah Pahlavi was the only child of Sohrab Diba and Farideh Diba Ghotbi in Tehran. Less than ten years later, in 1947, she would lose her father at an early age; as Farah was very close to her father, his death deeply troubled her. From this point, she was educated at the Italian School in Tehran. Later on, she would enrol at the French language…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja to make state visit to Jordan

The Norwegian Royal Court announced on Thursday afternoon that His Majesty King Harald and Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway would make their first state visit to the Middle East in March. A press release stated that King Harald and Queen Sonja have accepted the invitation of His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan. The visit will take place from 2 to 4 March. The visit is the King’s first…
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King Willem-Alexander and the Prince of Wales travel to Oman to offer condolences

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and the Prince of Wales have travelled to Oman to offer their condolences upon the death of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos of Oman. King Willem-Alexander is accompanied by Stef Blok, the Minister of Foreign Affairs. There will be three full days of condolences at the Al Alam Palace in Muscat. They will also meet with the new Sultan, Haitham bin Tariq Al Said…
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Royal Court of Oman issues statement following Sultan's death

The Diwan of Royal Court has issued a statement with the following text this morning: “To the people of the beloved homeland in all its districts, to the Arab and Islamic nations and to the world at large. It is with hearts filled with faith in Allah and his Providence, and with great sorrow and deep sadness— yet with complete satisfaction and absolute submission to the will of the Almighty…
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