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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.

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Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz

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updated Wed. January 17, 2018

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Amman -- His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday will participate in the Tripartite Summit hosted by Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, according to a Royal Court statement. During the three-way summit, the leaders will discuss prospects of joint cooperation ...
KAEC -- King Abdullah Port has announced a 21% increase in its annual throughput compared to 2016, reaching 1,695,322 TEU by the end of 2017 and becoming the second largest port in the Kingdom in terms of container handling. Since operations started in the final quarter of 2013, the cumulative ...
Haneen lies on a bed after she was separated from her sister Farah, at King Abdullah Specialist children hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia January 9, 2018. ... The surgery was conducted following the directives of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last Sunday at the King Abdullah Specialized children ...
"We have become used to the duality of the Qatari political discourse, which hosted al-Qaeda which bombed Iraq and supported Hamas and created warm relations with Israel," he tweeted. "And they communicated with Saudi Arabia where they conspired against King Abdullah," he wrote. Gargash said that ...

Peshawar: The King Abdullah Teaching hospital Mansehra has provided healthcare and treatment services to more than 0.7 million patients during year 2017, said an official on Wednesday. Dr Mohammad Javed Tanoli, the medical superintendent of the hospital, told reporters that the facility has been ...
Amman -- His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan armed forces-Arab army (JAF), on Sunday visited the General Command of JAF, according to a Royal Court statement. The Supreme Commander was received by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff Lt. Gen. Mahmoud ...
EFS Facilities Services has won a contract to launch an integrated facility management venture worth SR13 million at the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC). EFS will provide integrated ... "King Abdullah Economic City is a major social and economic growth driver for Saudi Arabia. As the city grows in ...
Rania, 47, and her husband King Abdullah II are the proud parents to Crown Prince Hussein, 23, Princess Iman, Princess Salma, 17, and 12-year-old Prince Hashem. Iman is currently studying at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., the same university that her older brother Hussein attended.
Amman has categorically rejected the claims that King Abdullah's decision to relieve his brothers Prince Ali and Prince Faisal and his cousin Prince Talal from top army positions was linked to rumors about a brewing coup d'etat, according to the official statement of the palace. The statement also reads that ...
Last week King Abdullah thanked the three princes on their retirement for their service. The monarch, who is the supreme commander of the Jordan armed forces. said he was restructuring the military to improve operational capability, trim expenses and reorganise its command structure. Part of the reform ...
"King Abdullah spared no time in arresting both his brothers and cousin... after Jordanian intelligence services alerted the king that there was communication between the brothers and cousin and Saudi and Emirati leaders Mohammed bin Salman and Mohammed bin Zayed," the website published.
Amman - King Abdullah of Jordan has dismissed three members of the royal family including two of his brothers from the army in a major shake-up in the powerful establishment to pave the way for a more prominent role for his eldest son, Hussein. The pro-west monarch has decided to retire his brothers ...
Saudi authorities have released two sons of late King Abdullah detained since November on corruption charges, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing a person with knowledge about the issue. Prince Meshaal bin Abdullah, former governor of the Mecca province, and Prince Faisal bin Abdullah have ...
King Abdullah Port has announced the signing of an agreement to sponsor the third edition of Breakbulk Middle East, which will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center in the UAE on Feb. 6-7, 2018. The event will be held in order to discuss the latest developments in the sector of maritime ...
Responding to a question by Arab News as to why they chose King Abdullah Economic City in particular to start their activities, despite the fact that KAEC is nearly 100 kilometers north of Jeddah, the chairman said that marine sports events to be held in Jeddah would be in different parts of the city, and ...

Pope Francis will meet with Jordan's King Abdullah II at the Vatican next week in talks which will likely focus on Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
CAIRO - Jordan's King Abdullah on Wednesday rejected any attempt to change the status of Jerusalem or its holy sites and said peace would not come to the region without a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "All violence... is a result of a failure to find a peaceful solution to the Palestinian issue," ...
Amman -- His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan armed forces-Arab army (JAF), on Sunday visited the General Command of JAF, according to a Royal Court statement. The Supreme Commander was received by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff Lt. Gen. Mahmoud ...
Manama, Jan. 4 (BNA): The Arabian gulf University (AGU) has signed the first of the contracts for the construction of the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Medical City with the Saudi Fund for Development on Thursday. The signing ceremony was attended by the Bahrain Minister of education HE Dr Majid bin Ali ...
Amman - King Abdullah of Jordan has dismissed three members of the royal family including two of his brothers from the army in a major shake-up in the powerful establishment to pave the way for a more prominent role for his eldest son, Hussein. The pro-west monarch has decided to retire his brothers ...
Responding to a question by Arab News as to why they chose King Abdullah Economic City in particular to start their activities, despite the fact that KAEC is nearly 100 kilometers north of Jeddah, the chairman said that marine sports events to be held in Jeddah would be in different parts of the city, and ...
King Abdullah reiterated the need to respect history and international law pertaining to Jerusalem, reported the state-run Petra news agency. He also urged the international community to increase efforts to protect the rights of Palestinians, Muslims and Christians in Jerusalem, which, he added, represents ...
Amman -- His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday visited Expedia Inc.'s headquarters, which specialises in software development. His Majesty was briefed on the company's operations in Amman by company's Director Aman Botani, about its future plans that would benefit from Jordan's skilled labour in the ...
Vatican CITY: Pope Francis on Tuesday received King Abdullah II of Jordan in an audience at the Vatican.In a communique following the audience, the Holy See Press office said the "cordial conversations focused above all on the theme of the promotion of peace and stability in the Mideast, with ...
The former British ambassador to Saudi Arabia says the reforms introduced by Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman "are what Saudi needs" and what the late King Abdullah wanted for his country. Sir John Jenkins, who was ambassador in Riyadh until 2015, said the British government had been urging the ...
Amman -- His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday received Japanese House of Councillors President Chuichi Date who is currently visiting Jordan, according to a Royal Court statement. During the meeting, attended by Senate President Faisal Fayez, His Majesty and Date stressed the strong relations and ...
Amman, Dec. 10 (Petra)--His Majesty King Abdullah II and Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon held talks at At Husseiniya Palace on Sunday that focused on means to forge closer cooperation between the two countries in various fields as well as the latest regional and international developments.
The Ports Development Company, owner and developer of King Abdullah Port, has announced the appointment of Rayan Qutub as the Chief Executive Officer. The board of directors welcomed the new CEO who will contribute to supporting and developing the port's activities as well as fostering the port's ...
The news of the United States' intention to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel dominated talks Wednesday between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and King Abdullah II of Jordan. In statements to the media at the presidential palace, both leaders voiced concern. "If the wrong step is ...
Amman, Dec.6 (Petra)-- His Majesty King Abdullah II, accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, left Amman on Wednesday, heading to Turkey, to hold talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on bilateral relations and current regional developments. His Royal Highness, Crown ...
Amman -- His Majesty King Abdullah is scheduled to visit Turkey on Wednesday, at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. During the visit, King Abdullah will hold talks with President Erdogan on bilateral relations and the latest regional developments. The visit to the Muslim country and major ...
4(Petra)-His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday accepted the credentials of a number of newly-appointed ambassadors to Jordan, during a ceremony held at ... King Abdullah accepted credentials of the ambassadors of Libya, Mohammed Hassan Al-Barghathi, Afghanistan, Abdullah Habibi, Nigeria, Haruna ...
Jordan's King Abdullah II will visit Turkey on Wednesday on an invitation from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to the presidential press office of Turkey, the king's visit will mark the 70th anniversary of the start of diplomatic relations between Turkey and Jordan. During his meetings, the king will ...
The Vice President had a productive meeting with his Majesty King Abdullah II this morning. The meeting provided the Vice President the opportunity to thank the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for its steadfast leadership in the region, and its efforts in defeating ISIS and countering Iranian influence.
The first phase of the King Abdullah Financial District project is due to be launched next year with plans to host the G-20 meeting there in 2020, ...
The city's King Abdullah Port is one of the world's top 100 container ports and feeds a growing logistics and manufacturing hub. The city is also ...
Faisal bin Abdulrahman Bin Muammar, Secretary General of the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and ...
Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, the son of the late King Abdullah who was once considered a future crown prince, was beaten and tortured, along ...
The first sign of how serious this was came on November 4 with the removal of Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah, eldest son of the late King Abdullah ...
Amman, Nov. 14 (Petra) -- His Majesty King Abdullah II sent a cable to Slovenian President, Borut Pahor, to congratulate him on his re-election for a second term ...
Manama, Nov 14 (Petra) -- His Majesty King Abdullah II and Bahrain's Monarch Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa Tuesday held talks in Manama on ...
On Sunday, His Majesty King Abdullah addressed the Jordanian National Assembly marking the inauguration of the second ordinary session of ...
EFS Facilities Services has been awarded a contract to launch an integrated facility management (IFM) venture at King Abdullah Economic City ...
One of the developments under construction is the King Abdullah ... Saudi Arabia is building the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) north ...
King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), Saudi Arabia's multifaceted industrial zone overlooking the Red Sea, will court investors this week for 7 ...
Jeddah: King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) will host the third edition of the Time Forum on Wednesday. The investment forum will take ...
Prince Miteb bin Abdul Aziz, son of the late Saudi King Abdullah, was ... in Western companies, as well as two of the late King Abdullah's sons.
Riyadh: Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, born in 1953, headed the Saudi Arabian National Guard, an elite internal security force originally based on traditional tribal ...


 

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