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Daughter of Saudi King found guilty of ordering assault on French worker in Paris

Last week, a Paris court found Princess Hassa bint Salman Al Saud guilty of ordering her bodyguard to beat up a French worker in 2016. The Princess was not present at court, where she was found guilty of violence and complicity to hold someone against their will. Princess Hassa was handed a ten-month suspended sentence and fined €10,000. An international arrest warrant was issued for her in…
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Jordan

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…
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Monarchist party formed in Israel

The Republic of Israel has seen the formation of its first-ever royalist political party. The Royalist Party of Israel was created in Jerusalem in July 2019. On its website, the party says that they want to restore a moral authority upon the State of Israel, allowing harmony between modern vision and ancient views. Samuel Abucaya, in the newly formed party, says to Royal Central’s Senior…
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Jordan

Jordan's former Queen dies at the age of 89

Jordan’s former Queen, Dina bint Abdul-Hamid, died in the early hours of Wednesday morning at the age of 89. Dina was the first wife of the late King Hussein and like many children of Arab aristocratic families, she was sent to a boarding school in England. She…
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Emir of Kuwait recovers from health setback

The Emir of Kuwait, 90-year-old Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber al-Sabah, has recovered from his recent health setback according to the state news agency KUNA in Kuwait. They reported that he is “in a good condition now.” KUNA cited Kuwait’s acting Emir, Diwan Minister Mohammad Dhaifallah Sharar for the information that said Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad underwent a health checkup…
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A look at the Jordanian line of succession

Continuing our summer series on the lines of succession to the world’s monarchies, we are looking at the line of succession to the Jordanian throne, which operates under agnatic primogeniture. Specifically, the line of succession is governed by Article 28 of…
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Princess Haya seeks 'forced marriage protection order' in English court

Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, the wife of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, has applied for a “forced marriage protection order” in England’s High Court. This protection order helps if someone is being forced into marriage or has already been forced into marriage. Princess Haya requested the order for one of her children. She also applied for a…
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