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Her Majesty's articles

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Op-ed by Queen Rania; Financial Times Supplement: This is Africa
Now, before you reach for your red pens, or tut that the Queen of Jordan can’t do math, let me explain. I’m talking about the sum of...

Queen Rania of Jordan: Hardliners are now the face of Israel

Gaza blockade: By attacking criticism as part of an anti-Israel, anti-Semitic propaganda war, they yet again fail tounderstand that the problem is policy, not PR
What do chocolate, cookies, A4 paper, potato chips, cumin, toys, jelly, nuts, dried fruit, nutmeg, and goats have in common? It's a tricky one. If...

Israel’s 2006 Invasion of Lebanon

Newsweek
On-off negotiations, limp handshakes, violated agreements, starts and stops, hopes dashed. This, the landscape of the Middle East peace process in...

Another Divisive Wall

Huffington Post
The fall of the Berlin Wall: what a testament to the power of peaceful revolution. Even as a high school student in Kuwait, it was impossible not to...

Queen Rania: Stop Ignoring The Girls!

The Daily Beast
Global leaders are overlooking one of their most valuable weapons in the fight against everything from climate change to economic turmoil. Jordan's...

Our Humanity is Incomplete

Statement for Press Conference on Gaza
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” ... Article one, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “...

The World in 2009

The Economist
The first day of school. Waleed trudges through the gates, head down and shoulders slumped. But as he enters the school yard, he notices something...

Madeeha Hasan Odhaib

Queen Rania's contribution to the 2008 TIME 100 list of the world's most influential people
It's not every day that success stories echo out of Iraq into the halls of power, but Madeeha Hasan Odhaib defies the norm. Armed with her sewing...

Crushed Childhoods; Cruel Choices

Project Syndicate
Ayman is a soft-spoken 14-year old boy from Jabalia City, Gaza. His family is poor, as his father has been unemployed since March 2006. Ayman’s...

Salhoub bus crash victims’ commentary

Somebody once said that “To lose a child is to lose a piece of yourself.” Last weekend, road accidents in Jordan claimed the lives of...