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(VIDEO) News Regarding Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan.

On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan met with the Director-General of the Arab Reading Challenge, Ms. Najla Al Shamesi, in Amman.

During their meeting Her Majesty was informed about the Arab Reading Challenge initiative which “…supports for efforts to increase awareness on the importance of reading among students in the Arab world…” writes the Jordan Times.  

Established in September 2015 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai the Arab Reading Challenge is noted to be largest project aimed at encouraging students in the Arab world to read, with more than a million students committing to read 50 million extracurricular books every academic year.

Overall, the initiative aims to encourage reading on a continuous basis through a comprehensive system of incentives and follow-up mechanisms throughout the academic year.  The Emirates News Agency notes that the “…challenge also includes several rounds of evaluation and qualification at the level of each school, educational zone, country, and finally the Arab world. The challenge seeks to create a new generation with excellent reading skills and a thirst for knowledge.”

(VIDEO) HM Queen Rania of Jordan Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Royal Health Awareness Society.

On Monday, November 23, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Royal Health Awareness Society(RHAS) in Amman.

During today’s celebrations Her Majesty viewed an exhibition which represents all programs implemented by RHAS such as the the Donors’ Zone, Youth Zone, where volunteers shared their stories, Community Zone, which highlights clinics with beneficiaries, and the Schools Zone.

(VIDEO) TMs King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan Welcome the President of Cyprus to Jordan.

On the morning of Wednesday, November 11, 2015, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan welcomed the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, and his wife, First Lady Andri Moustakoudes, to Amman, Jordan.

After the official welcoming ceremony at Al-Husseiniya Palace His Majesty and President Anastasiades held a meeting where discussions focused on strengthening bilateral as well as economic ties between Jordan and Cyprus.

(VIDEO) TMs King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan Attend a Memorial Service in Amman.

On Monday, November 9, 2015, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan attended a memorial service, held at the Amman Martyrs Garden, for the victims of the November 9, 2005 Amman bombings.

At least 53 people innocent lives were lost and 120 people were injured in “…blasts that rocked three hotels in the Jordanian capital…” according to AFP News.

(VIDEOS) HM King Abdullah II of Jordan Meets with the President of Tunisia.

On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan met with the President of Tunisia, Mr. Beji Caid Essebsi, at the royal palace in Amman.  The purpose of today’s visit was to strengthen bilateral and economic relations between Jordan and Tunisia.

Petra News writes that during today’s meeting His Majesty stated that:

“…Jordan and Tunisia are facing common challenges, particularly economic, and specifically the fight against poverty and unemployment, in addition to dealing with the refugee problem in both countries.

The King congratulated President Essebsi on the international appreciation and recognition Tunisia’s democratic experience has won, through awarding the Nobel Prize for peace for the Tunisian national dialogue quartet.

King Abdullah said Jordan and Tunisia share common characteristics that should pave the way towards greater cooperation in addressing challenges and building stronger partnerships in various fields.”

(VIDEOS) HM Queen Rania of Jordan Attends the Women in the World Summit.

On Thursday, October 8, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan attended day 1 of the 2015 Women in the World Summit held at Cadogan Hall in London.  The focus of the two-day summit will “…highlight a new Generation Girl platform that will amplify the authentic voices of young women leaders and showcase role models for girls…” according to a press release.

During the gathering Her Majesty gave a one-on-one interview with the founder of Women for Women International, Ms. Zainab Salbi.

(VIDEO) HM Queen Rania of Jordan Visits a Retirement Home.

On October 6, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited the Home of the Human Care in Fuhais, Jordan.

According to Petra News during today’s visit Her Majesty:

“…toured the home, which consists of three floors; the ground floor includes the reception area, offices, kitchen, laundry and the nuns’ rooms. Each of the first and second floors include 30 rooms for the elderly, a common room, a dining room, and other multipurpose rooms.

Her Majesty also visited and checked on one of the residents, a 96-year-old woman. She also thanked the team running the home and commended the quality of service and care provided.

The home — run by the Franciscan Sisters of the Cross Congregation of Lebanon — is built on a plot of land donated by Late Father Yousef Ne’mat, whose daughter is currently a nun at the Home. Father Ne’mat also contributed the cost of construction. Services provided by the home are considered of high standard and include nursing, spiritual and human care in addition to entertainment services. Father Hikmat Haddadin contributed a seed fund to start the building of a new extension.”

(VIDEO) HM Queen Rania of Jordan Receives an Award.

On the evening of September 24, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan arrived at the Plaza Hotel in New York City to attend the World Childhood Foundation’s Thank You Gala 2015.

During last Thursday’s event Her Majesty received the 2015 Childhood Thank You Award from Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden.  Her Majesty Queen Rania received the award “…in recognition of her support for the rights of children…” according to Petra News.

(VIDEOS) HM Queen Rania of Jordan Receives an Award.

On Thursday, September 17, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan received the Walther  Rathenau Prize from the Chancellor of Germany, Ms. Angela Merkel, at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, Germany.

Her Majesty received the award for her commitment to peace and understanding between peoples, religions, and between the East and West.   Dr. Werner Hoyer, CEO of the Rathenau Institute, noted that Her Majesty is a “…courageous builder of bridges, her voice internationally is heard against violence and for tolerance across cultural and religious boundaries [which] is needed more than ever, especially in this day and age.”

(VIDEO) News Regarding Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan.

On the morning of September 8, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan met with the German Ambassador to Jordan, Ms. Birgitta Siefker-Eberle, and Dr. Michaela Baur, Country Director of German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) Office in Jordan and Lebanon at the royal palace in Amman.

According to Petra News, today’s meeting:

“…came in recognition of GIZ donation to Madrasati Jordan.  During the meeting, Her Majesty noted the importance of this cooperation, which contributes to education and schools that bear additional burdens as a result of the Syrian exodus to Jordan. The Queen also praised Germany’s position in supporting key sectors in Jordan.”

(VIDEO) News Regarding His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan.

On Thursday, July 23 2015, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan visited the General Headquarters of the Armed Forces, The Arab Army, in Amman.

During today’s visit His Majesty “…checked on the level on readiness of formation and units of the Armed forces, voicing his pride and confidence in the armed forces…” according to Petra News.

His Majesty King Abdullah II is Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces.

(VIDEO) News Regarding TMs King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan.

On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan presided over the opening of the King Abdullah II Fund for Development annual ceremony in Amman, Jordan.


(VIDEOS) TMs King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan Celebrate Independence Day.

On Monday, May 25, 2015, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah and other members of the Jordanian royal family attended a ceremony in Amman to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the independence of Jordan (aka Independence Day).

According to Petra News, during’s ceremony His Majesty “…bestowed medals and orders of various types upon several institutions and a group of distinguished figures in recognition of their efforts in supporting the Kingdom’s ongoing development.”