Abdullah II


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Abdullah II

(äbdo͝ol`lä), 1962–, king of Jordan (1999–), b. Amman, educated at Sandhurst and Oxford in England and Georgetown Univ., Washington, D.C. He joined (1984) the Jordanian military, rose swiftly, became (1994) head of Jordan's Special Forces, and attained (1998) the rank of major general. He succeeded to the crown upon the death of his father, Hussein IHussein I
, 1935–99, king of Jordan; educated in England at Harrow and Sandhurst. He ascended the throne (1953) after his grandfather Abdullah I had been killed (1951) by a Palestinian extremist and after his father was declared (1952) mentally unfit to serve as king.
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, whose moderate policies he has continued. Abdullah has publicly supported political and economic reform, but major changes have not been made. He also has supported an independent Palestinian state while maintaining relatively cordial relations with Israel and generally has continued Jordan's status as an American ally.
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It is a matter of great urgency to bring situation at Al-Aqsa Mosque back to normal as early as possible, King Abdullah II said in press remarks ahead of his meeting with Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Bohuslav Sobotka.
Jeddah, Dhu-AlHijjah 20, 1436, October 04, 2015, SPA -- Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Ambassador to the United Kingdom, received on Sunday evening a phone call from King Abdullah II Bin Al-Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
5 (Petra) -- The Royal Hashemite Court said that any statements, opinions, stances or comments expressed by members of the Royal family - other than those issued by the Royal Hashemite Court or via the social and media channels of His Majesty King Abdullah II and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II - reflect the stances and points of view of those who expressed them only.
Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has sent a cable of congratulations to King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein of Jordan on the occasion of his accession to the throne of the kingdom.
BAGHDAD / Nina / Vice President of the Republic Iyad Allawi and the Jordanian King Abdullah II stressed that confronting the Daash organization requires the adoption of a clear strategy and with the participation of all powers of moderation in the region and the world.
Muscat, Jan 29 (ONA) His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said has sent a cable of greetings to King Abdullah II Ibn al-Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the occasion of his Birthday.
4 (BNA):His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, today met with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A Mexican official said a helicopter carrying King Abdullah II of Jordan had to make an emergency landing in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz because of bad weather.
Summary: His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan received here today UAE Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, which was held at the Dead Sea region.
Royal Jordanian and King Abdullah II Center for Excellence signed a cooperation agreement today under which Royal Jordanian grants preferential benefits to the award-winning institutions of the King Abdullah II Award for Excellence for the private sector.
My letter to King Abdullah II of Jordan] "Well, this is not the first time for King Abdullah II to go for close meetings with Jordanian youth, or for personal visits around the kingdom, but this time I was personally involved and sensed the spirit through my participation in King Abdullah II's meeting with 15 Jordanian youth last week, August 2, 2011.
HM King Abdullah II stressed on Tuesday that religious preachers, imams and guides need capacity-building to be able to clearly present Islam's message of tolerance and promote the values of justice and good among social groups.