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  Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan
In Jordan, Queen Noor initiates, directs and sponsors projects and activities which respond to specific national needs in the areas of education, women and children’s welfare, integrated community development, human rights, environmental and architectural conservation, culture, and public architecture and planning.
In 1985 the Noor Al Hussein Foundation (NHF) was established to consolidate the administration of the Queen’s diverse and expanding development initiatives.
Queen Noor is an active patron of several national institutions working in the areas of women’s welfare, child development, health, humanitarian relief work, environmental and archaeological conservation and protection, the arts, aviation, and athletics.
www.kinghussein.gov.jo /queen_noor.html   (712 words)

  
  Noor of Jordan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Her Majesty Queen Noor (Arabic: الماكة نور) (born August 23, 1951) is the fourth wife and widow of the late King Hussein of Jordan.
Queen Noor was born Elizabeth Najeeb Halaby (but went by the name Lisa Halaby), a daughter of Najeeb Halaby, a former CEO of Pan-American World Airways, one time head of the Federal Aviation Administration, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, and his first wife, Doris Carlquist.
Queen Noor's paternal grandfather, Najeeb Elias Halaby, a Syrian immigrant of Lebanese descent, was an oil broker, according to 1920 census records.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Noor_of_Jordan   (428 words)

  
 Newswise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Queen Noor of Jordan was born Lisa Najeeb Halaby to a distinguished Arab-American family and received her bachelor's degree in architecture and urban planning from Princeton University in 1974.
Queen Noor is internationally recognized as a relentless promoter of education and the arts, a highly respected advocate of women's causes and an indefatigable champion for the well-being of children.
Queen Noor is a director on the global board of The Hunger Project, an honorary member of the General Assembly of the SOS-Kinderdorf International and a member of the International Council of the Near East Foundation.
www.newswise.com /articles/view?id=NOOR.UAR   (1738 words)

  
 Noor of Jordan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Her Majesty Queen Noor (born August 23 1951) is the fourth wife and widow the late King Hussein of Jordan (1935 - 1999).
Queen Noor was born Elizabeth Najeeb Halaby the daughter of Najeeb Elias Halaby a former CEO of Pan-American World Airways one time head of the Federal Aviation Administration and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of and his first wife Doris Carlquist.
She was born in Washington DC Queen Noor's paternal grandfather Najeeb Elias Halaby a Syrian immigrant of Lebanese descent was an oil broker according 1920 census records.
www.freeglossary.com /Queen_Noor   (622 words)

  
 Queen Noor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan HM Queen Noor's web site.
Noor, Queen Lisa Najeeb Halaby, born in 1951, married the king of Jordan, Hussein I, on June 15, 1978.
Crimes of Honor Press release from Queen Noor of Jordan decrying honor killings.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Queen_Noor.html   (367 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: After the Reign
Noor's memoir, published last spring, is an exhaustive history of Jordan and Hussein's role as peacemaker in the Middle East.
Noor believes her husband was not given sufficient credit for his efforts, placing the blame on "Zionist" lobbying organizations.
Noor says she was far more preoccupied with her dying husband than the succession.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A21209-2004Mar1?language=printer   (2726 words)

  
 Combating Subterranean Terror, by Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan (5.3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Over the past 25 years, driving past Jordan Valley mine fields fenced off by barbed wire, visiting with landmine victims, or tallying the grim statistics, I have grieved for the children and adults in the Middle East routinely maimed or killed by these weapons of mass destruction in slow motion.
Jordan was one of the first Middle Eastern States to join the Treaty in 1998.
Her Majesty Queen Noor is Patron and Honorary Chair of Landmine Survivors Network, Advisor to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, a member of the Advisory Boards of Adopt a Minefield and Marshall Legacy Institute, and a Patron of the Mineseeker Foundation.
maic.jmu.edu /journal/5.3/focus/Queen_Noor/Queen_Noor.htm   (1454 words)

  
 ABC News: AP: Queen Noor Appeals to Muslim Moderates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Queen Noor of Jordan speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at a hotel in downtown Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004.
Noor denounced the twisting of Islam preached by extremists, who are waging what they say is a holy war against the West.
Noor, 54, said she is trying to encourage various communities "to try to draw together and empower one another" to speak out against Muslim extremist violence.
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=196652   (591 words)

  
 Queen Noor
He named her Noor, the "light." This is a book about the joys and the struggles of being married to a beloved King.
She was very active in bringing children from all over the middle east to learn about their neighbors and promote tolerance and unity between the children who would hopefully remember the lessons they learn and become leaders in their own countries.
Jordan is a poor country in the middle east that relies on help from its wealthier neighbors.
www.nderf.org /queen_noor.htm   (489 words)

  
 PCI :: Public Communications Inc. :: Newsroom :: Queen Noor Of Jordan To Receive Catholic Theological Union's ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Queen Noor, widow of the late King Hussein of Jordan, has had an active public role in a wide range of national issues, including education, women and children's welfare, integrated community development, human rights, environmental and architectural planning and conservation and culture.
Queen Noor was entrusted with the establishment and chairmanship of the King Hussein Foundation in 1999 following her the death of her husband.
Queen Noor was at her husband's side at the signing of the Jordan-Israeli peace treaty in October, 1994.
www.pcipr.com /newsroom_archive/CTU/20010425_ctu_noor.asp   (774 words)

  
 LSN - Landmine Survivors Network - News
Noor said they also discussed the rebel army's practice of using child soldiers and the plight of millions of Colombians who have been displaced by the 37-year old conflict.
Noor is the honorary chairwoman of the Land Mine Survivors Network, an international organization that helps land mine victims.
Noor was married to King Hussein of Jordan, who died in 1999.
www.landminesurvivors.org /news_article.php?id=50   (313 words)

  
 noor-peace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Queen Noor of Jordan in conversation with Marina Ruperti from the German television channel ZDF (Mona Lisa) on April10, 2003 in Berlin
Berlin/Washington (bpb) The Jordanian ex-Queen Noor has described as her greatest wish at this time that the war in Iraq should end soon, and the reconstruction would begin for a future of peace and freedom.
Queen Noor continued her public life after the tragic death of her husband due to cancer.
www.meaus.com /noor-peace.htm   (403 words)

  
 National Press Club -- Queen Noor
American-born Queen Noor of Jordan may have withdrawn to the sidelines since the death in 1999 of her husband, King Hussein, but she remains active in the life of her adopted country.
Wife of the king for 21 years and now mother of Jordan’s Crown Prince Hamzah, she has long straddled two cultures, sometimes in the face of criticism that she was too American or too outspoken.
She has put a stamp on many aspects of life in Jordan, especially in areas of particular interest to her: mother and child health care, education, women’s development, environmental protection, culture, and public architecture and planning.
www.npr.org /programs/npc/2001/010308.qnoor.html   (360 words)

  
 Noor of Jordan - Term Explanation on IndexSuche.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Queen Noor was born Elizabeth Najeeb Halaby the daughter of Najeeb Elias Halaby (1915-2003), a former CEO of Pan-American World Airways, one time head of the Federal_Aviation_Administration, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, and his first wife, Doris Carlquist.
She is not the Queen Mother of Jordan, being King_Abdullah_II's stepmother, but no apparent titular distinction has been made between Queen Noor and Abdullah's wife, Queen_Rania.
Queen Noor and King Hussein had four children: #Prince Hamzah (born March 29, 1980) #Prince Hashim (born June 10, 1981) #Princess Iman (born April 24, 1983) #Princess Raiyah (born February 9, 1986) In 2003, Queen Noor published a memoir, ''Leap of Faith'', which became a bestseller.
www.indexsuche.com /Noor_of_Jordan.html   (380 words)

  
 Noor of Jordan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Queen Noor was born Elizabeth Najeeb Halaby the daughter of Najeeb Elias Halaby (1915-2003), a former CEO of Pan AmPan-American World Airways, one time head of the Federal Aviation Administration, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, and his first wife, Doris Carlquist.
She has a younger brother, Christian Halaby, a composer and guitarist, and a younger sister, Alexa Halaby (a University of Pennsylvania squash (sport)squash champion who was a bridesmaid at the 1986 wedding of Maria Owings Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger).
Queen Noor's paternal grandfather, Najeeb Elias Halaby (1878-1928), a Syrian immigrant of LebanonLebanese descent, was an oil broker, according to 1920 census records.
www.infothis.com /find/Noor_of_Jordan   (483 words)

  
 International Poetry Forum - Poets-in-Public Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan is an international humanitarian activist and an outspoken voice on issues of world peace and justice.
Queen Noor is the founder and chair of the King Hussein Foundation (KHF) established in 1999 to preserve and build upon the late King's lifelong commitment to education and leadership, human rights and peace.
Her Majesty Queen Noor has been awarded numerous honorary doctorates in recognition of her efforts to advance democracy and peace and is the author of Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life.
www.thepoetryforum.org /queennoor.html   (352 words)

  
 Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein Of Jordan
Queen Noor initiates, directs and sponsors projects and activities which respond to specific national needs in the areas of social welfare, mother and child health care, education, culture, women's development, environmental protection, public architecture and planning, and international understanding.
In 1985, the Noor Al Hussein Foundation(NHF) was established to consolidate the administration of the Queen's diverse and expanding development initiatives since 1978.
Queen Noor is a trustee of the Concord Academy in Massachusetts.
www.angelfire.com /hi2/Royaltyandstuff2   (934 words)

  
 Queen Noor of Jordan speaks in Dearborn
Before Sept. 11, Queen Noor of Jordan often spoke out against land mines and tried to help women with business opportunities.
Thursday night she was the guest speaker at the annual banquet of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, a civil-rights group that has taken a leading role as the government began to look closely at Arab-American men in recent months.
Born a Christian in the United States to a Syrian-American father and Swedish mother, Noor converted to Islam when she married King Hussein of Jordan, who died in 1999.
www.freep.com /news/locway/noor21_20011221.htm   (210 words)

  
 On Point : HM Queen Noor of Jordan - 4/17/2003
Queen Noor of Jordan, wife of former King Hussein of Jordan, at the presentation of her book "Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life" in Berlin, Germany
She made headlines in 1978, when as a 26-year-old American, she married King Hussein of Jordan.
Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, her new book is: "Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life"
www.onpointradio.org /shows/2003/04/20030417_b_main.asp   (206 words)

  
 Times Community Newspapers - Local News - 12/11/2003 - Queen Noor of Jordan visits Little Washington   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
This special abbreviated performance of the famous ballet for Queen Noor's visit tells the story of "the sugar Plum Fairy and her journey through the enchanted snow-kissed forest." It will be seen in its entirety at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D. Dec. 12 to Dec. 18.
Queen Noor is the widow of the late King Hussein of Jordan who made peace in the Middle East his never-ending quest during his long reign.
Queen Noor is widely admired for using her position to advance projects and activities in Jordan to address specific national development needs in the areas of education, women and children's welfare, human rights, conflict resolution, community development and urban planning.
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 queen noor of jordan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Queen Noor (born August 23, 1951) is the fourth wife and widow of the late King Hussein of Jordan.
Queen Noor's paternal grandfather, Najeeb Elias Halaby (1878-1928), a Syrian immigrant of Lebanese descent, was an oil broker, according to 1920 census records.
Retail panjandrum Stanley Marcus, however, recalled that in the early 1920s, Halaby opened Halaby Galleries, a rug boutique and interior-decorating shop, at Neiman-Marcus in Dallas, Texas, and ran it with his Texas-born wife, Laura Wilkins (1889-1987, later Mrs.
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 Queen Noor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Queen Noor was born Lisa Najeeb Halaby to an Arab-American family.
Queen Noor said her journey took a different route than was expected, but her goals never wavered.
Queen Noor serves on the advisory board of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, is the president of the United World College and chair of the United Nations University International Leadership Academy in Jordan.
student.elon.edu /jguarino/queen_noor.html   (613 words)

  
 Noor_of_Jordan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Image:Kinghussein.jpgthumb250pxrightHer Majesty Queen Noor with her late husband, King Hussein.
Queen Noor was born '''Elizabeth Najeeb Halaby''' (but went by the name '''Lisa Halaby'''), a daughter of Najeeb Halaby (1915-2003), a former CEO of Pan-American World Airways, one time head of the Federal Aviation Administration, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, and his first wife, Doris Carlquist.
Reportedly, Queen Noor was extremely disappointed that her son, Prince Hamzah, was not named as her husband's successor and thus become king upon the death of King Hussein.
q-basic.xodox.de /Lisa_Halaby   (461 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Programmes | Breakfast with Frost | Jordan's Queen
QUEEN NOOR: What grieves me today, truly, is the fact that not only in the United States but also in Europe we've seen the rise, over the last few years, of Islamophobia.
QUEEN OF JORDAN: His response to the, the second Gulf War would have been to insist on exhausting all diplomatic alternatives, and I imagine also to exhaust the UN, the weapons inspectors process as well, until its logical conclusion, before taking any military action.
QUEEN OF JORDAN: I've always felt it was entirely consistent with genuine, authentic Muslim tradition, which is the emphasis on consensus building and on consultation.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/programmes/breakfast_with_frost/4365853.stm   (774 words)

  
 Official Website of Her Majesty Queen Noor - Personal Profile
Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan is an international humanitarian activist and an outspoken voice on issues of world peace and justice.
Queen Noor also chairs the King Hussein Foundation (KHF), and its partner, the King Hussein Foundation International (KHFI) founded in 1999 to promote and build on King Hussein’s humanitarian vision and legacy in Jordan and abroad The foundations promote cross-cultural dialogue and understanding and are advancing social, economic and political opportunity throughout the region.
In 2004 and 2005 Queen Noor, an expert advisor to the United Nations traveled to Central Asia to advocate for adoption and implementation of the Ottawa Treaty throughout the region and for multi-sectoral commitment to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in Tajikistan.
www.noor.gov.jo /personal_profile.htm   (1069 words)

  
 - Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, Pop Singer Ricky Martin, High Profile International Dignitaries Support ...
PALM BEACH, FL—Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan will be among the latest high profile dignitaries attending The International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children’s inaugural gala fundraiser being held at The Breakers Hotel, January 29, 2005.
Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, the widow of the late King of Jordan (1935-1999), is an international humanitarian activist and an outspoken voice on issues of world peace and justice.
Since 1978, she has initiated, directed, and sponsored projects and activities in Jordan to address specific development needs in the areas of education, culture, women and children’s welfare, sustainable community development, environmental conservation, human rights, and conflict resolution.
www.icmec.org /missingkids/servlet/NewsEventServlet?LanguageCountry=en_X1&PageId=1862   (623 words)

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