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Jordan crown prince contracts COVID

Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein has contracted coronavirus and his parents King Abdullah and Queen Rania, who tested negative, will protectively self-isolate for five days, the palace said on Monday. “His Highness Prince Hussein, who had received the vaccine against the coronavirus, showed mild symptoms and is in very good health,” …

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Jordan prosecutor says everything back to normal now

An investigation into recent events that threatened to undermine Jordan’s security and stability has ended, the kingdom’s public prosecution said on Tuesday. Brig. Gen. Hazem Al-Majali said: “The Public Prosecution of the State Security Court has completed its investigations relating to the events that the kingdom was exposed to recently.” …

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Power struggle in Jordan leads to security clamp down

Jordan’s military has told King Abdullah’s half-brother Prince Hamza bin Hussein to halt actions targeting “security and stability” in what people familiar with the matter said could be related to a plot to destabilise the country.https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.449.0_en.html#goog_2144912022  In a statement published by the state news agency, the military said the warning …

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Kuwait’s emir reappoints PM against parliament’s wishes

Kuwait’s emir reappointed Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah as prime minister on Sunday after the cabinet resigned last week in a standoff with parliament over its vote to question the premier on issues including his choice of ministers. Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed al-Sabah, facing his first big political challenge since taking …

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Watch: Female pilot from Dubai’s ruling family in action

A video about one of the female members from Dubai’s ruling family has become an internet sensation. Social media users across the region were ecstatic to see Shaikha Moza Bint Marwan Bin Mohammad Bin Hasher Al Maktoum flying an Emirates aircraft to Italy, as she addressed passengers via the aircraft …

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Saudi issues drone restrictions following palace incident

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry on Sunday instructed drone enthusiasts to obtain permission to fly the devices until regulations were finalised, a day after security forces shot down a recreational drone near the king’s palace in Riyadh. Amateur online videos of heavy gunfire in the capital’s Khozama district on Saturday sparked …

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Walkathon celebrates International Down Syndrome Day

Residents, families and shoppers took part in a walkathon on Thursday evening to celebrate International Down Syndrome Day, which falls on March 21. This is a day where everyone came together to show their support for those who have the condition and those that dedicate their lives to helping the …

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Spain’s King condemns Catalan leaders as thousands take to streets

Spain’s King Felipe VI on Tuesday accused Catalan secessionist leaders of shattering democratic principles and dividing Catalan society, as thousands took to the streets to protest against a violent police crackdown against the banned independence referendum held on Sunday. The televised speech, a rare intervention by the 49-year-old monarch who …

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Prince Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Passes Away

The Royal Court has announced that Prince Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, 86, passed away on Thursday. The funeral prayers will be performed following evening regular prayers at the Grand mosque in Makkah on Friday. The former deputy  defense minister passed away after a struggle with disease and a long journey in the …

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