September 1, 2014 -- Updated 4:10 pm GMT

Articles from category: "Jordan"

Queen Rania Al Abdullah visits childrens museum

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In celebration of His Majesty King Abdullah II’S birthday on 30th January, Her majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah joined youth from the Voluntary Initiatives Network (VIN) and joined children with disabilities to spend a fun filled day at the Children’s Museum-Jordan. The Queen joined children as they toured the museum and played with different exhibits including the human body exhibit, the imagination playground, and the construction areas. VIN organised the day for the children at the museum and is part of a series of events they have organised to celebrate His Majesty’s birthday by bringing joy to the vulnerable and wanting to give back to the society. The director of the

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Critic of Jordan’s monarchy faces Jail term

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A Jordanian-Palestinian critic of Jordan’s monarchy has been charged with insulting the king after calling for revolt on social media, a security official said on  Tuesday. Mudar Zahran, who currently lives in Britain, “is accused of inciting hatred against the regime, sectarian strife and insulting the king as well as security services,” said an official “In his social media writings, Zahran has described Jordan’s anti-riot police as the king’s ‘terrorist militia,’ claiming that they attacked pro-reform protesters, targeting Jordanian demonstrators of Palestinian origin.” The kingdom is home to more than two million Palestinian refugee

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Queen Rania Al Abdullah chairs meeting of Arab Open University

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Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, co-chair of the Arab Open University led the 20th meeting of its board of trustees held today in Cairo. The meeting, which was also attended by HRH Prince Turki Bin Talal Head of the Consultative Committee for Campus Affairs at AOU, they discussed the university’s academic achievements. Dr. Moudi Al Humoud, Rector of the AOU gave a presentation about accomplishments of all university branches in Kuwait, KSA, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon, and Egypt. Queen Rania praised the university and its staff for their work and stressed the need to build a database that could allow them to evaluate the quality of learning as well as graduates’ skill

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Pope Francis bows to Queen Rania

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Pope Francis showed that he isnt one to follow tradition when Queen Rania of Jordan visited the Vatican with her husband King Abdullah II on Thursday where the Pope bowed to her on arrival. As head of state at the Vatican, protocol states that visitors bow to the Pope when they meet him. A Vatican official said  that “up until the 19th century visitors would kiss the pope’s shoes, and the tradition is still that all visitors, women included, bow to him, but Francis behaves as he did before he became pope and is not interested in protocol.” This is not the first time the pope has done this when meeting his guests. When Cristina Kirchner, Argentina’s president, met

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Pope Francis meets to discuss Syrias issues.

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The use of arm’s in Syria’s civil war has so far killed 100,000 people, the Pope Francis and Jordans King and Queen met to discuss resloving the issues on Thursday, a unusual twist on Vatican protocol as normally the Pope would only meet with the nations leader and after would have a brief meeting with the spouse and other members of the delegation instead he met with both of them for around 20 minutes. The Vatican said in a statement after the meeting that the “path of dialogue and of negotiation among all components of Syrian society, with the support of the international community, is the only option to put an end to the conflict” King Abdullah II, whose country

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Princess Sumaya stresses need for Arab cooperation.

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Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya while speaking at the launch of ‘The Atlas of Islamic-World Science and Innovation: Jordan Case Study.’ at the Royal Scientific Society has called on government , academia and industry to  cooperate in creating the necessary enviroment for innovation to flourish in Jordan. She said that they must in there current situation be aware of the future. “We must challenge ourselves to work harder and with more unity for progress and development.” “Jordan has made great efforts to develop a roadmap for development through science, technology and innovation.” “We are committed to strengthening our STI capabilities through

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