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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 Court made the announcement on Tuesday. Prince Hashim and Princess Fahdah welcomed a baby boy, their second son, who they…
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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 force, can erase people’s history, hopes, or rights, or change the true heritage of shared values among the three…
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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…
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Princess Alia Bint Al Hussein of Jordan thanks the public for their support after the death of her mother

Princess Alia Bint Al Hussein of Jordan has released a statement thanking everyone for their support and condolences after the death of her mother, Jordan’s former Queen, Dina bint Abdul-Hamid who died at the age of 89 on 21 August 2019. Alia is the eldest child of the late King Hussein and half-sister of Jordan’s current monarch, King Abdullah. Dina was buried, as part of Muslim…
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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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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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Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya say court case concerns their children, not divorce

The court battle between Princess Haya of Jordan, 45, and her 70-year-old multimillion-dollar husband, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum – the Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai is regarding their children. After international publicity over a rumoured divorce and Haya fleeing Dubai to seek asylum in the UK, the couple released a statement through the high court on Thursday…
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