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(E) Croatians are currently presidents of 3 countries
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  04/21/2004 | Trivia | Unrated
(E) Croatians are currently presidents of 3 countries

 

Croatians are currently presidents of 3 countries

 

I think this story is interesting - Croatians are currently presidents of 3 countries (Croatia, Argentina and now Slovakia)(sometimes 4 with Bosnia-Herzegovina). And I guess we now have someone who's in line to the Jordanian throne (how far down the line is another question).

John


As for Rym Brahimi there is a transcript on CNN.com where she says she's half Croatian:
http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0309/19/lad.04.html


-Marko


CNN correspondent to wed Jordanian prince
Friday, April 23, 2004 Posted: 1846 GMT (0246 HKT)

The couple were engaged in Paris.

(CNN) -- CNN correspondent Rym Brahimi is engaged to Jordanian King Abdullah
II's half-brother, Prince Ali.

An engagement ceremony was held Friday in Paris and the wedding is set for
September 7.

After the marriage, the well-known TV reporter will become a princess.

The Jordanian royal palace issued an announcement Friday and congratulated
the couple, wishing them success and happiness.

The head of a special force in command of protecting the monarch, Ali is the
son of the late King Hussein from his third marriage to Queen Alia. She died
in a helicopter crash in 1977.

Brahimi has Algerian and Croatian heritage. Her father is Lakhdar Brahimi,
the U.N. envoy leading the team that is helping the interim Iraqi government
develop a political infrastructure as it approaches sovereignty.

She began her career at CNN in 1998.

She has covered major events of the era such as the Iraqi war, the Saudi
response to the 9/11 attacks, the Kosovo war, the haj pilgrimage, and the
bombing of the USS Cole.

She is fluent in English, French, Italian and Arabic.

The engagement ceremony was aired on Jordanian state-owned media.

Among those shown in attendance, in addition to the couple, were the king,
the palace sheikh, Jordan's ambassador to France, and Brahimi's family.

Queen Rania, King Abdullah's wife, was not present. Prince Ali's sister
recently married the crown prince of Dubai.

CNN Arabic.com editor Caroline Faraj contributed to this report
 

 

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