Talking With Jordan's Queen Noor

Jordan's Noor speaks about King Hussein's death and her future

Her white lace scarf is an emblem of the nation's sorrow. Day after day, as she received the thousands of Jordanians who came to pay their condolences, the yanis, as it is called in Arabic, framed a spirit for which her husband was renowned: courage with an admixture of warmth and charm.

On Friday the yanis still adorns Queen Noor al Hussein, 47, as she steps into the sitting room of her family home, Bab al Salaam (Door of Peace), to speak with a reporter for the first time since her husband's death. Jordan's official 40-day mourning period ended a day...

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