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King Harald and Queen Sonja conclude Jordanian State Visit in historic Petra

King Harald and Queen Sonja have concluded a three-day long state visit to Jordan that began on Monday. That first day consisted of a welcome ceremony and focus on business and economics before it ended with a grand banquet at the Jordanian royal palace. The second day focused on peace and prosperity in the Middle East. The Norwegian royals have been in Jordan since Wednesday last week on a…
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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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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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Jordan's Queen Rania visits refugees on Greek island of Lesbos

Queen Rania of Jordan has met with refugees at the Kara Tepe refugee camp on the Greek Island of Lesbos last Monday. Speaking of the refugees, Queen Rania said they had, “seen unspeakable horror and experiences unthinkable tragedy”. Queen Rania was enthusiastically received by the refugees, who clapped and cheered as she walked through the camp. The refugees at the Kara Tepe camp are…
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