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  Abdullah II of Jordan Biography
His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn al-Hussein (born January 30, 1962) is the current King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Abdullah ascended to the throne on February 7, 1999 upon the death of his father King Hussein.
Abdullah is married to a Kuwait-born, Jordan-bred Palestinian, Rania Al-Yassin (now Queen Rania al-Abdullah), who is as praised for her philanthropic work as she is criticized for her frequent interviews to the Western press and her fondness for haute couture.
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  Abdullah I of Jordan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
King Abdullah I of Jordan (1882 - July 20, 1951), known as Abdullah bin Husayn, was, successively, Emir of Trans-Jordan (1921-1946) under a British Mandate, then King of Transjordan (May 25, 1946 - 1949), and finally King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (1949-1951).
Abdullah was in Jerusalem to give a eulogy at the funeral and was shot while attending Friday prayers at the Dome of the Rock in the company of his grandson, Prince Hussein.
Abdullah was succeeded by his son Talal; however, since Talal was mentally handicapped, Talal's son – the aforementioned Prince Hussein – became the effective ruler as King Hussein at the age of eighteen.
www.encyclopedia-1.com /a/ab/abdullah_i_of_jordan.html   (517 words)

  
 Abdullah I of Jordan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
King Abdullah I of Jordan (1882 July 20, 1951), also known as Abdullah bin Husayn, was, successively, Emir of Trans-Jordan (1921–1946) under a British Mandate, then King of Transjordan (May 25, 1946–1949), and finally King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (1949–1951).
Abdullah fought as a pro-British partisan in World War I, and received Trans-Jordan as a fief under British protection in 1921.
Abdullah was succeeded by his son Talal; however, since Talal was mentally ill, Talal's son – the aforementioned Prince Hussein – became the effective ruler as King Hussein at the age of seventeen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Abdullah_I_of_Jordan   (581 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Jordan
Jordan is a constitutional monarchy based on the constitution promulgated on January 8, 1952.
Jordan is a Middle Eastern country, bordered by Syria to the north, Iraq to the northeast, Saudi Arabia to the east and south and Israel and West Bank to the west.
Jordan is classified by the World Bank as a "lower middle income country." The per capita GDP was approximately $1,817 (€1,479) for 2003 and 14.5% of the economically active population, on average, was unemployed in 2003.
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 Abdullah II of Jordan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn al-Hussein (Arabic: عبدالله الثاني بن الحسين) (born January 30, 1962) is the current King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan since February 7, 1999.
Abdullah ascended to the throne on February 7, 1999 upon the death of his father King Hussein.
Abdullah is married to a Kuwait-born, Jordan-bred Palestinian, Rania Al-Yassin (now Queen Rania al-Abdullah), who is as praised for her philanthropic work as she is criticized for her frequent interviews to the Western press and her fondness for haute couture.
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 An in-depth look at your favourite celebrity personalities - hellomagazine.com, HELLO!
Abdullah himself had planned to follow a career "behind the scenes," as he put it, in the military.
A man of action, Abdullah is a scuba diving and automobile racing fan — he's a former Jordanian National Rally Racing Champion — plus a qualified frogman, pilot and freefall parachutist.
The young Army officer met his wife, Kuwait-born Palestinian Rania, at a dinner party given by one of his sisters in 1993 and, by all accounts, it was love at first sight.
www.hellomagazine.com /profiles/kingabdullah   (529 words)

  
 Hussein of Jordan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
He was assassinated by a gunman at the instigation of Colonel Abdullah Tell, ex-Military Governor of Jerusalem, and Dr Musa Abdullah Husseini, on the steps of one of the holiest shrines of Islam, the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Abdullah's eldest son, King Talal was crowned as King, but within a year was forced to resign because of mental illness.
King Hussein always believed that Jordan's people are its biggest asset, and he continued to encourage all—including the less fortunate, the disabled and the orphaned—to achieve more for themselves and their country.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/hussein_of_jordan   (1132 words)

  
 Lebanonwire.com | Abdullah steers Jordan through next phase
All in all, Abdullah showed that he was able to get on top of the new job, aided perhaps by the fact that no occasions arose at that time that would have tested his abilities to the limit.
Abdullah never viewed Iraq through the eyes of someone hoping to take over in Baghdad after the Saddam Hussein regime is overthrown ­ despite the fact that his uncle Prince Hassan met with the Iraqi opposition, thus giving the impression that the Hashemites still had their eyes on the Iraqi throne.
Abdullah clearly realized the importance of the role played by Egypt in the Middle East and was keen to strengthen ties with Cairo, taking the trouble to consult with Cairo on various issues.
www.lebanonwire.com /0302/03021315DS.asp   (1058 words)

  
 King Abdullah bin Al-Hussein (1882-1951)
King Abdullah, the founder of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, will always be held in the pages of history as a unique and monumental figure during the newly emerging era of the contemporary Arab World.
Mentor to his grandson, the late King Hussein I of Jordan, Abdullah’s character constituted a blend of the traditionalist and the modern.
During the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, King Abdullah’s Jordanian Arab Legion was instrumental in the defense of Jerusalem and parts of Palestine.
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 Abdullah II on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Abdullah has attempted to improve Jordan's flagging economy and has supported an independent Palestinian state while maintaining relatively cordial relations with Israel.
Remarks prior to discussions with King Abdullah II of Jordan and an exchange with reporters.
Undated picture of King Abdullah II of Jordan with his third child, Princess Salma, born in September 2000.
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 BBC News | MIDDLE EAST | Profile: King Abdullah of Jordan
Abdullah is one of the new generation of Arab leaders
In the wake of 11 September, King Abdullah has emphasised to Washington the importance of finding a route to Middle East peace for the anti-terror campaign, while giving the least ambiguous backing to US military action in Afghanistan of any Arab leader.
These crises came after a long honeymoon period in which the king won praise for the sincerity of his efforts to improve the lives of Jordanians, who are still waiting for the economic bonanza that was promised after the historic1994 peace treaty with Israel.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/1632651.stm   (685 words)

  
 Station Information - Abdullah I of Jordan
Abdullah died at the hands of an assassin in Jerusalem while attending Friday prayers, while in the presence of then Prince Hussein.
He was succeeded by his son Talal who was actually menatally incapacitated, thus Talal's son at the age of eighteen became the effective ruler eventually becoming King Hussein.
He in turn was succeeded by half British son King Abdullah II.
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 King Abdullah Canal (Jordan) Water Quality Modeling
The King Abdullah Canal represents a significant source of water for the country; however, its quality and quantity is dependent on the neighboring countries, as most of the water originates from either Israel or Syria.
Since the King Abdullah Canal is the main municipal, industrial, and agricultural water supply for the Kingdom of Jordan, it is imperative that the causes and potential solutions for the eutrophication problem in the King Abdullah Canal be identified.
The King Abdullah Canal has experienced eutrophication that is typically associated with nitrogen levels in excess of 7 mg/l and phosphorous levels in excess of 1 mg/l.
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 Abdullah I of Jordan
The son of the Hashemite Husayn ibn Ali,He has two son and three daughters 1-H.M King Tala bin abdulla 2-H.R.H Prince Nayef Bin abdulla 2-H.R.H Princess Hayd bint abdulla 4-H.R.H Princess munera bint abdullah 5-H.R.H Princess maqbouleh bint abdulla.
On July 20, 1951, Abdullah was in state-visit in Jerusalem, when he was entering the Al Aqsa Mosque Abdullah was shot death by Haj Ami al-Husseini.
Abdullah was succeeded by his son Talal; however, since Talal was mentally handicapped, Talal's son – the aforementioned Prince Hussein – became the effective ruler as King Hussein at the age of seventeen.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Abdullah_I_of_Jordan   (599 words)

  
 King Abdullah 2
Abdullah was named crown prince less than 2 weeks before he was sworn in as regent of Jordan, following the declaration of the clinical death of his father, Hussein 1.
Through his adult life, Abdullah has been a career soldier, and was until the time he was declared crown prince, commander of the Special Forces of Jordan.
Abdullah has for years mainly been known for his interests in extreme sports.
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 Abdullah I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Abdullah bin Saud was leader of the House of Saud from 1814 to 1818.
Abdullah I of Jordan was emir of Transjordan (1921-46), then King of Transjordan (1946-49), then King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (1949-51)
This human name article is a disambiguation page — it may be an article about a human name, but it is a list of pages that might otherwise share the same title, whether or not they are about a person.
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 Al Qaeda warning by king of Jordan / Abdullah says his forces thwarted major bomb plot
The incident in Jordan is significant because of Abdullah's low-key yet crucial role as the most pro-American leader in the Arab world -- a role that puts him in a tight bind, squeezed between Washington's desires and the sentiments of his country's population.
Jordan is heavily dependent on U.S. aid, yet 60 percent of its population is Palestinian, and anti-American attitudes are widespread.
Abdullah sharply criticized the "de-Baathification" campaign in Iraq, saying the decision by U.S. and Iraqi authorities to disband the 500,000-man Iraqi Army and to ban tens of thousands of members of the former ruling Baath Party from government jobs was counterproductive.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/04/17/MNGLO66QRH1.DTL   (1430 words)

  
 Robert J. Bookmiller, Abdullah's Jordan: America's Anxious Ally
Jordan took a prominent role in developing this convention and Queen Noor was one of the major international actors highlighting the catastrophic impact of landmines.
Jordan was among a handful of countries which opposed these exemptions claiming they undermine the work of the court.(45) Amman's stance could cost it US military aid because of a new congressional law that terminates all such assistance to states that have not agreed to these exemptions.
Jordan's active involvement in the humanitarian law field is also evidenced in the election of its citizens to key positions.
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 Abdullah I of Jordan -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
He would actually have signed a separate peace agreement with Israel, but for the (An international organization of independent Arab states formed in 1945 to promote cultural and economic and military and political and social cooperation) Arab League's militant opposition.
Because of his dream for a Greater Syria comprising Jordan, Syria, and Iraq under a Hashemite dynasty, many Arab countries distrusted Abdullah, and the rivals of the Hashemites, the (A native or inhabitant of Saudi Arabia) Saudis most of all.
Abdullah's grandson, (Click link for more info and facts about Prince Hussein Ibn Talal) Prince Hussein Ibn Talal was at his side and grappled with the assailant until he was shot himself.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/A/Ab/Abdullah_I_of_Jordan.htm   (483 words)

  
 The Arab World's Can-Do Guy - Abdullah II's Jordan is a model for the Middle East. By Lee Smith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Jordan's Palestinian population, comprising roughly 50 percent of the country, runs the private sector.
The king's great-grandfather, Abdullah I, was assassinated by a Palestinian radical in 1951, and in 1970 his father Hussein crushed a Palestinian rebellion that threatened to overthrow the state.
Whether or not King Abdullah II agrees with most Arabs that the security fence separating Israel from the West Bank is an "apartheid wall," his government is worried it's going to cause security problems for Jordan.
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 Jordan
Taken from the Turks by the British in World War I, Jordan (formerly known as Transjordan) was separated from the Palestine mandate in 1920, and in 1921, placed under the rule of Abdullah ibn Hussein.
Jordan was swept into the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, however, and lost the old city of Jerusalem and all of its territory west of the Jordan River, the West Bank.
Vernon Jordan, - Vernon Jordan, close friend and adviser of President Clinton, was accused of aiding in a cover-up...
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 Jordan's King Abdullah warns against partition of Iraq
King Abdullah referred to "calls for the establishment of an autonomous region in southern Iraq that clearly amount to a suspect invitation to partition".
Jordan's king said his comments had been "exaggerated or misinterpreted" when he warned in an earlier interview that Iran was using the Shiite majority in Iraq to try to create a Shiite "crescent" stretching to Lebanon.
King Abdullah, who turns 43 on the day of the Iraqi elections, said the polls were "the only path to security and stability" in the country.
www.turkishpress.com /news.asp?ID=36528   (612 words)

  
 Event Archive: King Abdullah II of Jordan - Commonwealth Club
Invited by INFORUM, King Abdullah II of Jordan delivered an address on the challenges the Middle East faces in the 21st century.
Jordan has a workforce that is now, per capita, more computer-literate and entrepreneurial and better educated than most of the developing countries.
Jordan is the first Arab country to sign a free-trade agreement with the United States of America.
www.commonwealthclub.org /archive/04/04-04abdullah-speech.html   (1760 words)

  
 CNN.com - Transcripts
ABDULLAH: Well what we hope in Jordan, and I believe has been articulated by President Bush and Tony Blair, would be that the Iraqis have a substantial say as quickly as possible and their substantial presence in an interim and then leading on to a future government.
ABDULLAH: Unfortunately, I think just the necessities on the ground, it's longer than everybody would like, simply because order needs to be restored and you're going to have to find the right Iraqi's to be able to move into that position as quickly as possible, as well as getting the international community involved.
ABDULLAH: No, I mean there is an anxiety definitely in the Arab street and a lot of suspicion and frustration, but I don't believe that there's going to be somebody who's next on the list.
www.studentnews.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0304/27/sm.01.html   (2738 words)

  
 List of Kings of Jordan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The sons of Sherif Hussein ibn Ali, were set up as kings of Iraq and Jordan.
In Jordan, Abdullah I of Jordan was made the first king of the new Hashemite dynasty.
The dynasty originates in the Hejaz and is actually alien to Jordan, but it continues to rule Jordan with general popular support.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kings_of_Jordan   (137 words)

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