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Global Zero: This is how we’ll get President Obama’s attention

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 23, 2013

Dear friends,

Thanks to you, R.E.M., Pearl Jam and major organizations like MoveOn.org have jumped on board to support Global Zero, and the media is buzzing about our biggest campaign ever to set the world’s course to zero. But we need you to build on this momentum if we’re going to get President Obama’s attention.

Earlier this month, we sent you an incredible video that shows how this unstoppable global movement can bring about the end of nuclear weapons. More than 50,000 people have already watched it. We know that the more people who see it, the more likely it is to get in front of President Obama — so this week let’s double that number. Have you shared it with friends and family yet?

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The Spirit of Sisterhood

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 22, 2013

By Queen Rania of Jordon, Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Queen-RaniaThis post is part of the Global Mom Relay. Every time you share this blog, $5 will go to women and girls around the world. Scroll to the bottom to find out more.

Today is Mother’s Day across the Arab world, so this baton goes out to every Arab mom, grandmother, and guardian.

They are the selfless women who love their children in ways they never knew possible and sacrifice so much for their happiness. They are the tireless women who work so hard to give their children opportunities they never had and instill in them the confidence to try new pursuits. They are the compassionate women who teach their children values so that they grow up as kind and engaged citizens.

With this baton comes a message of gratitude and respect for all that they do, every day, to nurture a healthy, happy and creative generation of children. Especially now.

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Her Majesty Queen Rania visits school girls in Amman, Jordan

In the last few years, we’ve witnessed seismic shifts in the political, economic and social landscape of the Middle East and North Africa.

Through it all, Arab women did what women everywhere do best: they multi-tasked. They raised their voices and joined the call for reform; they cared for their families in testing circumstances and they opened their doors to those in need. Women helped men. Women helped women. And, as the dust settles in many countries, women are critical to the urgent process of rebuilding. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aisha, Gaddafi’s only daughter

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 23, 2011

Aisha Gaddafi lives up to her reputation in the Arab press of being the “Claudia Schiffer of North Africa”, says Cassandra Jardine.

You would think that Aisha Gaddafi had nothing else to think about these days apart from shaping her eyebrows. While

Aisha al-Gaddafi, the daughter of Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi, pictured at her home in Tripoli, Libya. Photo: JULIAN SIMMONDS

her elder brother Saif looks dishevelled and sounds almost as crazed as his father, she stands amid the crowd in her father’s compound, Bab al-Azizia, looking immaculate. Apart from the fact that she has stopped dying her hair blonde and now wears a veil, she lives up to her reputation in the Arab press of being the “Claudia Schiffer of North Africa”.

Given her glamour and Gaddafi’s need to present an attractive face to the world, his favourite child and only daughter should be as familiar an inhabitant of the pages of Hello as Queen Rania of Jordan. In January there was a brief and tantalising rumour that she had had an affair with Silvio Berlusconi which turned out to be no more than flippant speculation by an Italian newspaper. But apart from one widely reproduced picture in which she sports acres of tumbling blonde locks and a trout pout, she rarely ventures into the public eye. Read the rest of this entry »

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Personality: The Youngest and Beautiful Queen Rania – Very Good with Dance as well

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 1, 2011

 

Michelle Obama hosts Queen Rania in the Yellow Oval Room

Rania Al Abdullah is Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan The world’s youngest queen, Her Majesty has become a leading international voice for cross-cultural dialogue and understanding, and a global advocate for universal access to education and children’s health care. She is also actively engaged in the empowerment of women, youth and underprivileged communities across Jordan and around the world. With her husband, King Abdullah, she is helping to lead Jordan’s long-standing efforts to promote peace in the Middle East.

Rania Al-Yassin was born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents from Tulkarm. She attended school at New English School in Jabriya Kuwait, then earned a degree in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo. Upon her graduation from university, Queen Rania returned to Jordan and pursued a career in banking, working for Citibank, followed by a brief career in the field of Information Technology, atApple Computers in Amman.

Although her husband ascended on 7 February 1999, Rania did not become Queen immediately. She was proclaimed Queen of Jordan by her husband on 22 March 1999. Without proclamation, she would have been a princess consort, just like her mother-in-law, Princess Muna al-Hussein.

Queen Rania is not only beautiful and talented world humanitarian activist, but also very good with dance. Let’s see her dance and her expertise:

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Youngest Queen Rania – World’s Leading Female Activist

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 25, 2010

Rania Al Abdullah is Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan The world’s youngest queen, Her Majesty has become a leading international voice for cross-cultural dialogue and understanding, and a global advocate for universal access to education and children’s health care. She is also actively engaged in the empowerment of women, youth and underprivileged communities across Jordan and around the world. With her husband, King Abdullah, she is helping to lead Jordan’s long-standing efforts to promote peace in the Middle East. Queen Rania has played a significant role in reaching out to the global community to foster values of tolerance and acceptance, and increase cross-cultural dialogue.

Regionally and internationally, Queen Rania has campaigned for a greater understanding between cultures in high profile forums such as the Jeddah Economic Forum, the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and the Skoll Foundation in the UK.

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