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 King Abdullah

Born in 1924 to Fahda, the eighth of Ibn Saud's 16 wives, Abdullah has two sisters but no full brothers. Abdullah himself has four wives, seven sons, and 15 daughters.



A devout Muslim, he is said to conduct weekly meetings with top members of the religious establishment to listen to their counsel. In addition, he is commander of the 60,000-man Saudi National Guard, a tremendously important institution in the kingdom. He was appointed commander in 1962 - at age 38 - by the much revered King Faisal. Abdullah has held the post ever since.

Born in 1924 to Fahda, the eighth of Ibn Saud's 16 wives, Abdullah has two sisters but no full brothers. Abdullah himself has four wives, seven sons, and 15 daughters.

A devout Muslim, he is said to conduct weekly meetings with top members of the religious establishment to listen to their counsel. In addition, he is commander of the 60,000-man Saudi National Guard, a tremendously important institution in the kingdom. He was appointed commander in 1962 - at age 38 - by the much revered King Faisal. Abdullah has held the post ever since.

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Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz

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Whilst a lot of diplomatic eyes around the world have been looking to the increasingly positive situation between North Korea and the United States, or concerning situations with Russia and the West, King Abdullah of Jordan met with Palestinian leaders on Monday. The meeting between the King and ...
Jordanian King Abdullah II appears stuck between implementing an agreement reached in January to end a months-long stand-off with Israel and satisfying the will of his government and public, which both hold overwhelmingly negative views of Israel and oppose the restoration of bilateral ties. The issue ...

King Abdullah-II has just concluded a short but substantive official visit to India. This was the monarch`s second visit to India. The first was in 2006. 12 memoranda of understanding and agreements were signed covering defence cooperation, setting up a Centre of Excellence in Jordan by CDAC, ...
AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), on Tuesday handed in the Supreme Commander's Colours to the Prince Muhammad Mechanised Battalion/9, affiliated with the Hashemite Mechanised Brigade/51, which was established in ...
Arnie Weissmann. AMMAN, Jordan -- Sitting in a modest office in his palace, Jordan's King Abdullah II sounded like a prophet of old describing a divine encounter from the Bible as he revealed his vision. ... King Abdullah II of Jordan, left, and Travel Weekly's Arnie Weissmann talk travel at the royal palace.
LONDON - Jordanian King Abdullah II has approved a cabinet reshuffle, replacing ministers in key domestic portfolios such as interior, labour and the economy at a time of continued economic downturn. King Abdullah has the final say on key policies but frequent cabinet personnel changes are considered ...

Every religion promotes human values, the prime minister said in his address at a conference on 'Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding & Moderation', where Jordan's King Abdullah II was also present. India, the prime minister added, had been a "cradle of all major religions in the world".
Two powerful speeches were delivered recently against the forces of extremism in present times: one by King Abdullah II of Jordan in New Delhi on 1 March and the other by Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai on the 9th anniversary of 26/11 terror attacks. These two might be the only prominent ...
Two powerful speeches were delivered recently against the forces of extremism in present times: one by King Abdullah II of Jordan in New Delhi on 1 March and the other by Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai on the 9th anniversary of 26/11 terror attacks. These two might be the only prominent ...
Leaders of Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre have thanked King Abdullah II of Jordan for the support he showed them during a tax dispute with Israel. The church, which is considered to be one of the holiest sites in Christianity, closed its doors on Sunday in protest at Israeli authorities' plans to ...
Inclusion is path to co-existence we need, we need to build strong successful countries,our strongest defence against turmoil: King Abdullah. 12:05 PM (IST), ... However different our countries and people are we have shared responsibility to each other as well as future: King Abdullah II of Jordan in Delhi.
NEW DELHI: Jordan's King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, who arrived in India on Tuesday, will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House today. The key areas ... Yesterday, King Abdullah visited the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi to explore collaboration with Jordanian technical institutes.
A day ahead of meeting between visiting King Abdullah II and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Jordan today announced visa on arrival facility for Indians. The King of Jordan is on a state visit to India. The decision announced today is expected to boost tourism and business ties between the two countries.
King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, who arrived here on Tuesady on a three-day visit, was accorded a grand welcome with Prime Minister Narendra Modi ... According to Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), King Abdullah will then visit IIT Delhi today to explore collaboration with Jordan technical institutes.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan in Amman on February 9, 2018. (AFP) ... Announcement of His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein's visit to India on His Majesty official website. https://t.co/VOjdEAOu6H@IndianDiplomacy @MEAIndia @PMOIndia.
This will be King Abdullah's second visit to India after his visit along with Queen Rania in 2006. ... According to an External Affairs Ministry statement, King Abdullah will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the course of which the two sides will discuss the entire gamut of bilateral relations as ...
King Abdullah is popular locally and internationally for maintaining Jordanian stability and is known for promoting interfaith dialogue. The third longest serving Arab leader, he was regarded by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center as the most influential Muslim in the world in 2016. Abdullah is the ...

His Majesty King Abdullah II is in his 19th year of glorious reign; distinguished years that have witnessed exemplary leadership abilities, skillful political expertise, widely recognised wisdom and seasoned diplomatic prowess resulting in momentous accomplishments in the midst of the most troubling times ...
Amman: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Jordan's King Abdullah II in Amman and said he had “wonderful” meeting that would further boost India-Jordan ties. Modi arrived Amman on the first leg of his tour of three West Asian countries, including Palestine. “Had a wonderful meeting with His ...
Pakistan and Jordan enjoy extremely close and brotherly relations, besides sharing common perceptions on regional and international issues and matters concerning the Muslim Ummah. The visit of King Abdullah II is expected to give a new impetus to the existing fraternal bonds between the two countries, ...
Jordan's King Abdullah II said that President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has caused issues, but that the Middle East peace process still hinges on America's as-yet-unseen proposal. Speaking in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS," ...
Queen Rania and her husband King Abdullah II embarked on a whirlwind, two-day state visit to the Netherlands to spend some time with their royal friends Queen Maxima and King Alexander-Willem. From museum visits to panel discussions to an official state dinner, the queens put their best sartorial feet ...
King Abdullah on Wednesday in the presence of Queen Rania, King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands and Queen Maxima, addressed 300 students from Dutch ... During the speech, King Abdullah focused on the need to empower all the world's communities to live together on basis of mutual respect.
THE two-day visit of King Abdullah-II of Jordan to Pakistan after eleven years was a welcome development for both the brotherly countries as it afforded an opportunity to leadership of the two States to discuss all aspects of bilateral relations, situation in South Asia and the Middle East and discussion on ...
Amman: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Jordan's King Abdullah II in Amman and said he had “wonderful” meeting that would further boost India-Jordan ties. Modi arrived Amman on the first leg of his tour of three West Asian countries, including Palestine. “Had a wonderful meeting with His ...
Previous. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi received King Abdullah II at the Prime Minister's House. ... On Friday morning, hours before leaving Islamabad, King Abdullah also met President Mamnoon Hussain and agreed to hold a Pakistan-Jordan Joint Ministerial Commission next month. President ...
King Abdullah voiced his profound appreciation for the constant support provided by the UAE to Jordan under the leadership of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in various domains. Shaikh Mohammad underlined that the UAE would put its potential and expertise in the fields of ...
Jordan's King Abdullah received the government achievements report for 2017 from Prime Minister Hani Mulki, the Royal Court announced on Sunday. Among the highlights were a 15 percent reduction in the budget deficit compared to 2016 and healthier government revenues, which were 7.7 per cent ...
ISLAMABAD: King Abdullah II of Jordan accompanied by a high-level delegation including senior officials will visit Pakistan on invitation of President Mamnoon Hussain, the Foreign Office said on Wednesday. During his stay here, the King of Jordan will hold talks with President Mamnoon Hussain and ...
King Abdullah Port, the first fully privately owned, developed and operated port in the Kingdom and the Middle East, welcomed a delegation from the National Industrial Committee (NIC) at the Council of Saudi Chambers. The delegation included NIC Chairperson Osama A. Al-Zamil and its members.
Washington - King Abdullah II of Jordan said in an interview aired on Sunday that the United States remains essential to any hope of a peaceful solution between Israel and the Palestinians, despite widespread criticism of the new US stance on Jerusalem. "We cannot have a peace process or a peace ...
WITHIN the framework of promoting a strategy of cooperation with the participants in the country's industrial system, King Abdullah Port, the first fully privately owned, developed and operated port in the Kingdom and the Middle East, welcomed a delegation from the National Industrial Committee (NIC) in the ...
Plans are in place to grow King Abdullah Port's capacity from 3m teu to 5m teu and create new logistics services. Fahd Al Rasheed, managing director and chief executive officer of King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), told Al Arabiya the plan, part of the company's goal to drive to grow the city's economy, ...
Jordan's King Abdullah II (R) welcomes Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to the Royal Palace in Amman on January 29, 2018. (AFP Photo/Khalil Mazraawi). Amman - Mohammad Daamah. Jordan King Abdullah II called on the international community “to safeguard the rights of Palestinians, ...
King Abdullah also received similar cables from senior officers and officials, including Prime Minister Hani Mulki, Senate President Faisal Fayez and Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. Born in Amman on January 30, 1962, King Abdullah is the eldest son of His ...
Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi has rejected remarks made by the Jordanian monarch on the country's foreign policies, describing them as contrary to the reality on the ground. On Sunday, Ghassemi said in a statement that King Abdullah II's comments on Iran's regional influence ...
On Thursday, His Majesty King Abdullah spoke to CNN's Fareed Zakaria during a session held at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, which was also attended by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II. They spoke about ...
It hanged two jihadists affiliated with Al Qaeda and broadcast images of Jordan's monarch, King Abdullah II, wearing military fatigues to highlight Jordan's participation in an American-led coalition that engaged in bombing raids against the terror organization. The Jordanian press office also publicized the ...
AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday met with King Philippe of Belgium in the first of a series of meetings planned on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, a Royal Court statement said. Her Majesty Queen Rania and HRH Crown Prince Hussein were due to ...
Alex Soros is not only the son-of Democratic mega-donor George Soros. He is also an up-and-coming philanthropist on his own, known for supporting Jewish progressive causes. This week, the 32-years old Soros is in Davos, Switzerland, hobnobbing with other billionaires, business people, and heads of ...
Davos: PM Barzani builds on 'excellent' Kurdistan-Jordan ties with King Abdullah II. By Rudaw 6 hours ago. KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan on sidelines of WEF in Davos. Photo: KRG prime ministry. DAVOS, Switzerland — KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met on Wednesday with ...
AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday continued a series of planned meetings on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, a Royal Court statement said. Her Majesty Queen Rania attended some of these meetings, according to the statement. His Majesty met ...
Political scientist John Mearsheimer wrote a book on the tragedy of great power politics. While that subject is indeed shockingly depressing, imagine the tragedy of small power politics. Poor King Abdullah II of Jordan was forced to host Trump's vice president Mike Pence, the world's biggest Christian Zionist ...
On the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum in a frigid and snowy Davos, Switzerland, His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan and His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium held a meeting to discuss bilateral ties. Director of the Office of His Majesty, Jafar Hassan was also present during the discussion.
AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah and Her Majesty Queen Rania, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, are due to participate in the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, which begins on Monday. On the sidelines of the forum, themed "Creating a shared future in a fractured world", His ...
Saudi Arabia's economy is entering a post-oil era in which the kingdom's mega-cities, a number of which are under construction, will provide the country's future growth, Riyadh officials told CNBC on Tuesday. Fahd al Rasheed, managing director and chief executive of King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), ...
King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia is seeking to develop its debt markets as part of wide-ranging reforms. (Reuters). Related Articles. Saudi Arabia could issue $20bn of bonds in regional debt boom, predicts US bank · Saudi Ministry of Finance issues local bonds in Riyadh ...
Will Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordan's King Abdullah have a face-to-face meeting in Switzerland this week? By Margot Dudkevitch, World Israel News. With ties between Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan back on track, efforts are in motion to organize a telephone conversation ...
A two-state solution is the only possible answer to the Israel-Palestine conflict, Jordan's King Abdullah II has told US Vice President Mike Pence in a meeting in Amman. The king said on Sunday he hoped Pence's visit, the second leg of his regional visit, would "rebuild trust and confidence" after the US ...
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is in Jordan, where he and his wife, Karen, are scheduled to have lunch with King Abdullah and Queen Rania. Jordan is the second stop on the vice president's four-day Middle Eastern tour. Later Sunday, Pence travels to Israel. In Cairo Saturday, the vice president pledged ...


 

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