Hussein o Jordan
Hussein bin Talal (Arabic: حسين بن طلال, Ḥusayn bin Ṭalāl; 14 November 1935 – 7 February 1999) wis the third Keeng o Jordan frae the abdication o his faither, King Talal, in 1952, till his daith. Hussein lead Jordan through the Cauld War an fower decades o Arab-Israeli conflict. He recognized Israel in 1994, becomin the seicont Arab heid o state tae dae so.
Hussein's family claims a line o descent frae the Islamic prophet Muhammad. "We are the family o the prophet an we are the auldest tribe in the Arab warld," the keeng ance said o his Hashemite ancestry.
- "King Hussein is dead", CNN, 1999-02-07.