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  Queen Rania of Jordan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Queen Rania Al-Abdullah (Arabic: رانية العبدالله) (born Rania Al-Yasin on August 31, 1970), is the Queen of Jordan and wife of King Abdullah II.
Rania Al-Yasin was born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents.
Jordan itself was involved in women's rights struggles over honor killings and other issues.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Queen_Rania   (382 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Hussein of Jordan
His son Prince Hussein was proclaimed King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on August 11, 1952 at the age of 16 and was enthroned on May 2, 1953.
While it saw Jordan remain one of the more liberal states of the Middle East, it was also marked by the events of Black September when the king ordered the violent expulsion of the PLO from the country.
HRH the Prince Hamzah bin al Hussein of Jordan (Amman, Jordan, March 29, 1980) is the eldest son of the late King Hussein of Jordan from his American-born fourth wife, Queen Noor al-Hussein.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Hussein-of-Jordan   (2989 words)

  
 Queen Rania highlights Jordanian women's advancement
Jordan does, however, enjoy the legacy of a leadership which placed the utmost faith in the ability and resourcefulness of its people,” she said.
Her Majesty Queen Rania also announced today an upcoming conference in Jordan focusing on micro-enterprises, to be held at the end of the month as a joint effort with First Lady Hillary Clinton.
Queen Rania has lent her support to the idea of a regional meeting focusing on empowering the Arab businesswoman, to be held in Amman at the end of this year.
www.jordanembassyus.org /060599003.htm   (719 words)

  
 Hussein's Heir
Meanwhile Queen Rania pleasant personality and understanding heart is expected to heal the wounds fresh and old, for the fresh ones are rifts inherited from the first period of two queens in the court.
Rania al-Yassin was born on August 31, 1970, in Kuwait to a respected middle class Palestinian family.
Rania completed her secondary schooling in Kuwait, and went on to study management at the American University in Cairo, where she was graduated in 1991.
mideastnews.com /Rania.htm   (1469 words)

  
 CNN.com - Transcripts
She is in, of course, Amman, Jordan, the capital of her country.
Jordan is very heavily and actively engaged in the war against terrorism all over the world.
RANIA: Well, I don't think it's true in this case, because clearly the Palestinian people are living under occupation and that is the root cause of the problem.
transcripts.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0204/16/lkl.00.html   (6981 words)

  
 External Publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Queen Rania (formerly Rania Al-Yasin) was born in Kuwait on August 31, 1970 to a notable Jordanian family of Palestinian origin.
In 1995, Her Majesty established the Jordan River Foundation (JRF), a non-profit, non-governmental institution encompassing several projects with the overall objective of assisting vulnerable segments of Jordan's population.
Queen Rania is President of the JRF and adopts a hands-on approach in the daily running of its operations.
www.inweh.unu.edu /inweh/Newsletters/queenrania.htm   (856 words)

  
 The Observer | Special reports | Queen Rania of Jordan on women, Islam and the war
Perched on the sofa in her immaculately-cut scarlet skirt suit and heels, Queen Rania of Jordan is hardly the image of the downtrodden, burqa-clad Muslim women the West has come to expect.
Such is Rania's political surefootedness it is easy to forget that she was never expected to become queen: Prince Hassan, the late King Hussein's brother, was the heir until Hussein changed his mind shortly before his death.
Rania insisted that her tea with the Queen Mother was the highlight of her visit, but added: 'It was wonderful to see such dynamic women taking charge, entering into uncharted territory, sticking their necks out for what they believed in,' she said.
www.observer.co.uk /islam/story/0,1442,591498,00.html   (1049 words)

  
 Earth Day 2001 Speech Amman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Your Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah, excellencies, fellow ecologists, gardeners and botanists, honored guests, ladies and gentlemen: It is an exceptional honor and privilege to be here on the auspicious occasion of the public launch of the book Jordan in Bloom-Wildflowers of the Holy Land.
Jordan is at the extreme southwest of the Fertile Crescent, that incredible arc of land that birthed crops sustaining millions of people.
Jordan is the leader in the Middle East in considering the ethical framework for ecological care.
www.odu.edu /webroot/instr/sci/plant.nsf/pages/earthdayspeech   (1128 words)

  
 Middle East Online
AMMAN - Queen Rania of Jordan on Monday brought together thousands of Jordanians at a solidarity brunch and march in support of Palestinian human rights in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.
During the event Rania signed a petition called "Hand in hand with the Palestinian people" addressed to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan calling for "immediate intervention" to end Palestinian suffering at Israeli hands.
Rania, 32, is the world's youngest queen and of Palestinian origin like nearly half the five-million population of Jordan.
www.middle-east-online.com /English/Features?cat=features&page=1&id=807   (229 words)

  
 IOF > Queen Rania of Jordan, IOF Patron   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Queen Rania is already well known for her humanitarian efforts in aid of several national institutions serving the local community.
She has pledged to use her influence to generate public awareness and to raise funds for urgent research by lending her support in the launch of "The 206: A Bone Fund", a fund in which she is the first donor.
On October 12, 2001, Queen Rania was honoured at a ceremony in Rome, Italy for her achievement in the fight against osteoporosis.
www.osteofound.org /queen_rania   (1006 words)

  
 Jordan's Queen Rania visits Pakistan
Jordan's Queen Rania Al Abdullah visited Pakistan on Saturday (29.10.05) to deliver relief supplies and show solidarity in the wake of the devastating earthquake.
Jordan was one of the first few countries to have sent relief assistance to Pakistan.
Queen Rania of Jordan laid the cornerstone of the country's...
people.monstersandcritics.com /royalwatch/article_1058988.php/Jordans_Queen_Rania_visits_Pakistan   (416 words)

  
 GN Online: Rania thanks UAE for charity event
Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, founder and chairperson of the non-profit and non-governmental Queen Rania Jordan River Foundation, and former U.S. president, William Jeffersen Clinton, attended the event as guests of honour.
In her speech on the occasion, Queen Rania said Jordan thanked the emirates for organising such charity events and expected better performance of the Jordanian economy the current year.
Jordan has built a transparent platform for a private-public sector dialogue and formulated an actionable plan for the future, which is endorsed by the international community.
www.gulf-news.com /Articles/news.asp?ArticleID=38174   (1130 words)

  
 Phenomenal Woman: Queen works to help her country.
The new queen of Jordan is young, tall, beautiful, smart, and determined to right the wrongs of her country.
When, at age 22, Rania Al-Yasin married Prince Abdullah of Jordan — King Hussein's eldest son by a wife he had divorced years before — her new husband was simply one prince among many.
Rania was a commoner, from a Palestinian refugee family, no less.
www.oprah.com /rys/omag/rys_omag_200108_phenom.jhtml   (498 words)

  
 Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah (formerly Rania Al-Yasin) was born in Kuwait on August 31, 1970 to a notable Jordanian family of Palestinian origin.
Upon her graduation from university, Queen Rania returned to Jordan and pursued a successful career in private sector banking, followed by a brief career in the field of information technology.
In 1995, Her Majesty established the Jordan River Foundation (JRF), a non-profit, non-governmental institution encompassing several projects with the overall objective of assisting vulnerable segments of Jordan's population in improving their prospects in a felt and sustainable fashion.
www.kinghussein.gov.jo /queen_rania.html   (652 words)

  
 Embassy of Jordan (Washington, D.C.) - Jordan Information Bureau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Queen Rania is Honorary President of the Friends of Archeology in Jordan, and heads the Steering Committee of the National Museum Project, which aims to highlight Jordan’s history and heritage as well as the legacy of His Majesty the late King Hussein.
Queen Rania is also Chairperson of the International Jury of the UNESCO Prize for Children’s and Young People’s Literature in the Service of Tolerance, which aims to cultivate a global culture of tolerance and peace.
An active supporter of the tourism sector in the Kingdom, Her Majesty is the Honorary Chairperson of the Jordan National Committee for the Hanover World Exposition, and has taken an active role in the planning and implementation for Jordan’s participation at the biggest cultural event celebrating the new millenium.
www.jordanembassyus.org /new/jib/monarchy/hmqr.shtml   (999 words)

  
 HELLO! Profiles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Known for her business savvy, elegance and outspokenness, Queen Rania has divided opinion between those who feel she should take a more traditional role and those who see her as a shining example for Arab women.
Rania Yasin was born on August 31, 1970, in Kuwait to Palestinian parents.
Rania has pushed for education reform, fighting for better school facilities and mandatory English language training.
www.hellomagazine.com /profiles/queenrania   (602 words)

  
 Jordan News.Net
While Jordan has not been immune to terrorism, it has gone largely unscathed in 19 attack on a Jordanian naval ship docked in the port of Aqaba showed,...
Jordan's King Abdullah II said in a televised speech yesteray evening that his kingdom will not be & flmailed& by terrorism after three deadly...
Jordan News.Net is part of an international network of news sites, dedicated to the major regions, countries and cities of the world.
www.jordannews.net   (718 words)

  
 Jordan on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Jordan, the al-Aqsa intifada and America's "war on terror".
Jordan: situated on the eastern limits of the Levant, Jordan is a fledgling country in an ancient land.
RUWAYSHID, JORDAN-- Shafii Abrhim Ali, 35, of Sunar, Sudan, rests March 20, 2003, in a refugee Camp B in Ruwayshid, Jordan, after coming off a long bus trip from Baghdad, Iraq.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/J/Jordan.asp   (740 words)

  
 jordan
Jordan has also been making an effort to reduce its large implicit oil subsidy, since a marked reduction in grants from Saudi Arabia in May 2005 made the issue urgent, pointed out Moody's report.
Jordan's assets are underutilized due to institutional challenges faced in red tape, policy coordination, programming capacity and maintaining a serviceculture.
Some were flown to Jordan in 2003 and the rest are in storage in the United States.
www.usrom.com /Countries/jordan.htm   (3012 words)

  
 Rania of Jordan biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah (born Rania Al-Yasin on August 31 1970), is the Queen of Jordan and wife of King Abdullah II.
Queen Rania was born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents.
As another mark of breaking traditional female roles in the Middle East, she was awarded the honorary rank of colonel in the Jordanian Armed Forces on June 9, 2004.
queen-rania.biography.ms   (151 words)

  
 BBC News | MIDDLE EAST | Profile: Jordan's Queen Rania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Queen Rania al-Abdullah is one of the most visible first ladies in the Arab world, and has become a regular fixture on the society pages of London magazines.
But to most people, Queen Rania is a glamorous figure and a champion for women and children's rights.
While her husband is known for mingling with his subjects in disguise, Queen Rania prefers to visit remote villages in the kingdom.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/1632614.stm   (384 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Honour killing in Jordan hospital
The main suspect is to be charged with premeditated murder and his brothers with being accessories to premeditated murder, the source said.
Jordan Times says this is the third case of so-called "honour" killing in the country this week.
Last year, the Jordan Times reported that a man received a four-month prison sentence for murdering his younger pregnant sister "in a fit of rage".
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/3773449.stm   (309 words)

  
 Jordan on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It flows through the northern section of the Jordan trough, a part of the Great Rift Valley ; between the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea, the Jordan valley is called the Ghor.
The Jordan is fed by many small streams, with headwaters in Syria and Lebanon.
Deep and turbulent during the rainy season, the Jordan is reduced to a sluggish, shallow stream during the summer.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/j/jordanr1.asp   (882 words)

  
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Jordan is hoping to gather one million pledges.
Queen Rania is spearheading the campaign along with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and South African statesman Nelson Mandela.
The 30-year-old wife of Jordan's King Abdullah II is a patron for several organisations that protect women and children's rights and has lent her support to several groups that encourage the development of Jordan's youths.
www.aegis.com /NEWS/AFP/2001/AF010574.html   (428 words)

  
 Jordan's Queen Rania visits quake-hit Bam, southeast Iran
Jordanian Queen Rania arrived Wednesday at the airport of the quake-hit city of Bam, southeast Iran, IRNA reported.
Queen Rania, accompanied by some officials with Jordanian rescue organizations, was welcomed by deputy of provincial governor general.
During her one-day visit, the queen is scheduled to visit a Jordanian field hospital, to see the remains of the Citadel of Bam, Arg-e Bam and natural disasters headquarters of the city which was rocked by a killer earthquake on December 26, killing tens of thousands of people.
www.payvand.com /news/04/jan/1034.html   (224 words)

  
 CNN.com - Transcripts
Jordan has also sent in a field hospital that they're setting up right now on the outskirts of Baghdad in order to contribute to that humanitarian relief effort.
RANIA: Because they view America as a powerful country with many resources at its disposal, and therefore, the ability to bring about quick changes puts its mind to it.
And also Jordan is in a strategic situation, but it's also in a very fragile position in many ways, because it is -- there's a huge Palestinian population.
cnnstudentnews.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0304/23/lt.03.html   (818 words)

  
 CNN.com - Transcripts
She's the wife, of course, of King Abdullah II of Jordan, accompanying him on a three- day state visit to the United Kingdom.
RANIA: I think it is a very important concept to get across to everybody.
RANIA: I think it's very important to realize that the main issue in our part of the world, the main source of anger, frustration, is the Middle East conflict.
transcripts.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0111/09/lkl.00.html   (6621 words)

  
 Jordan’s Queen Rania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Queen Rania Al-Abdullah, formely Rania Al-Yasin, was born in Kuwait on August 31, 1970 to a Jordanian family of Palestinian origin.
Queen Rania is also known for her charitable activities.
She is warm, likes challenges, and is tremendously knowledgeable,'' one of Queen Rania's colleagues at the Jordan River Foundation said of her.
www.aljazeera.com /cgi-bin/review/people_full_story.asp?service_id=7282   (455 words)

  
 Rania of Jordan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Beautiful, philanthropic and stylish, Queen Rania of Jordan brought to mind the late Princess Diana when she was crowned alongside her husband King Abdullah two years ago, and it wasn’t long before she was being dubbed the new Queen of Hearts.
It was an obvious parallel to draw, but one that never went more than skin deep, firstly because Rania is the world’s youngest queen, a role Princess Diana was never to assume, and secondly because all the challenges facing Rania are a world away from those wrestled with by Diana.
Lacking in natural resources and with a divided tribal and Palestinian population, Jordan has its share of problems, both economically and socially, and she has made it her job to spearhead at least some of the initiatives for change.
www.hellomagazine.com /2001/04/02/rania   (428 words)

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