Wednesday, July 29
His Majesty receives cables of good wishes
King Hussein received cables from world leaders today, expressing their best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Tuesday, July 28
King Hussein says he will make a full recovery
In a live interview on Jordan Television, His Majesty explained that he has completed the first phase of a chemotherapy treatment that consists of six phases, each lasting four days with a break of three weeks in between. King Hussein added that his general condition is excellent and my mind is clear...I have no worry except that of being away from home. A statement by the Mayo Clinic said that the results after the first cycle of treatment have been very encouraging and that, plenty of relaxation, combined with good nutrition and exercise will be an integral part of the treatment.
Monday, July 27
King Hussein reacts positively to chemotherapy
His Majesty has undergone chemotherapy to treat the cancer in his lymph glands. Doctors in the US have said that the cancer is in its initial stage and is 100 percent curable. King Hussein will now leave the hospital for a few days before returning to commence the second phase of treatment.
Tuesday, July 22
His Majesty discloses that he may have cancer
In an open letter to his brother Crown Prince El Hassan, King Hussein wrote that although he is undergoing further tests, his symptoms indicate that he is suffering from lymphoma. If this is the case, His Majesty will undergo chemotherapy treatment. Doctors said that they are waiting for the full details of the histopathology reports before any decision is made.
Tuesday, July 14
Their Majesties leave the Kingdom to go to the Mayo Clinic in the United States
His Majesty receives Yemeni Interior Minister
Yemeni Interior Minister Hussein Mohammed Arab delivered a message from President Ali Abdullah Saleh to King Hussein today. Mr. Arab reassured the King on the internal situation in Yemen and discussed ways to further Jordanian-Yemeni relations.
His Majesty meets Israeli Labour leader Barak
Following talks with Isaeli opposition leader Ehud Barak, King Hussein warned that the window of opportunity for peace is closing and that we must concentrate on the time factor...fast and courageous decisions must be made to push the process forward.
Monday, July 13
Shimon Peres acknowledges Israels nuclear arsenal
Speaking to the U.N. International Leadership Academy in Amman, Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres acknowledged, prior to his meeting with King Hussein and Crown Prince El Hassan, that Israel possesses nuclear weapons. Turning to the peace process, the former Israeli Prime Minister said that, in order for Israel to remain a Jewish state, we need a Palestinian state...the choice is clear for the future, either you have a binational state or you have two states. A binational state will become a binational tragedy.
Wednesday, July 8
His Majesty telephones Libyan leader
King Hussein wished the Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Qadhafi a speedy recovery following his successful hip surgery today.
Thursday, July 2
Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad appointed to a new post
By Royal Decree, His Majesty appointed Prince Ghazi as his advisor on tribal affairs today. In a letter to Prince Ghazi, King Hussein stressed todays importance of the tribes as well as their historical role during the early days of the Kingdom. The tribes of Jordan have always been at the center of our confidence, a source of our pride and a target of our attention since the very beginning. The tribes of Jordan are our kinsmen who have served the Kingdom under the most severe conditions and circumstances, always performing their duty to the nation, the king wrote.
Wednesday, July 1
Iraqi Transport Minister briefs His Majesty
King Hussein and Crown Prince El Hassan were briefed today by Iraqi Minister Ahmad Murtadha and Jordanian Minister of Transport Sami Gammo on the Jordanian-Iraqi Land Transport Companys performance and ways to improve it.