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(Hussein Ibn Talal Ibn Abdullah Ibn Hussein). Born Nov. 14, 1935, in Amman. King of Jordan since 1952 (from August 1952 to May 1953, under the trusteeship of a regency council). Member of the Hashemite dynasty.

Hussein received his initial education at an Islamic college in Amman and Victoria College in Alexandria; he also studied at Harrow College and at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, both in Great Britain.

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1. 1935--99, king of Jordan (1952--99)
2. Saddam . born 1937, Iraqi politician: president (1979--2003) and prime minister (1994--2003) of Iraq. He led Iraq into the Iran-Iraq War (1980--88) and the Gulf War (1991) but was deposed and captured in the US-led invasion of 2003
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AMMAN: Jordan's Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah surprised children at the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) in Amman by attending a screening of Aladdin and fulfilling their dreams of meeting the people who played their favourite characters.
A short time before Hussein's capture, American forces arrested a close confidant of the dictator named Muhammad Ibrahim, who was turned over to the Mossad to be interrogated about the whereabouts of Hussein.
Hussein's tale of betrayal and friendship captures a complexity of emotions, including a migrant's sense of limbo, and employs metaphor to great advantage, including Maya's fascination for a black swan which inhabits a lake in a nearby park and which she names Silkie.
Hussein was accused of causing bodily harm to Mayasa Hassan at Majengo area in Mvita, Mombasa county.
According to a press release, in the references filed in 2001 and 2004, an officer of Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP), Ministry of National Health Services and Regulations, Akhtar Hussein was declared dead in connivance with NAB officials.
Newcastle Crown Court heard Hussein, who lived in Newcastle's West End after moving from Iraq in 2014, chatted to the 'girl' for seven days, during which time he asked to meet up and for her to send him pictures.
In December 2003, after one of the largest, most aggressive manhunts in history, US military forces captured Iraqi president Saddam Hussein near his hometown of Tikrit.
In building her thesis, Hussein claims that the single-state movement--as opposed to the two-state solution proposed by the Oslo Accords (2)--endeavors to critically and publically evaluate Zionist discourse.
Summary: Dozens of clothing stores in Nabatieh, also known as the city of Hussein, have replaced their usual colorful displays with mannequins draped all in black as the 10-day Ashoura begins.
Mahmoud Hussein -- known as the anti-torture t-shirt detainee -- began his fifth day of illegal detention, after being held in remand for more than 730 days consecutively.
26 (BNA): The Royal Hashemite Court has mourned the death of the mother of HM Queen Noor Al Hussein, Doris Halaby, who passed away on Friday in the US.