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Created as a mechanism for maintaining British influence through a local patron, Jordan's future never looked certain. Nevertheless, under the leadership of the Hashemite monarchy led by Abdullah and then his grandson Hussein, the

Kingdom of Jordan

has become a permanent feature of the map of the modern Middle East.
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While US representatives are going to Middle Eastern countries to discuss American concerns, the region's leaders are visiting Russia. In the space of about two weeks, Russia has hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan's King Abdullah.
The Palestinian cause enjoys massive support in the Norwegian civil society as in many other countries, but given the military superiority of Israel and its ... the coordinator said: "Over the past few years, BDS campaigns have intensified in the Arab world, especially in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Kuwait, ...
Jordanian King Abdullah II on Wednesday met with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Amman to discuss the "strategic partnership" between their two countries and the latest regional developments. "The two sides discussed the ongoing crises in the Middle East region -- including the crisis in Syria ...
The downing of the f-16 had rattled Israel, which while remaining defiant, appeared to be taking stock of this latest qualitative development. Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu warned that Israel will not allow Iran to establish military bases or missile manufacturing sites in Syria. For Israel, Iran's proximity ...
It was nothing short of miraculous that Jordan managed to endure the heavy impact of the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe) and the influx of hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees into Jordan; the Suez war; the toppling of the Hashemite regime in Iraq when Jordan and Iraq had just formed a unity ...

And we have to work in what we in Jordan term the holistic approach, where we're tackling it from all different angles. So, if you see success against ISIS or Daesh in Iraq or Syria, it doesn't mean that -- you know you've defeated, but not necessarily destroyed these people. They will move out; we're seeing ...
Despite Trump's repeated threats to cut assistance to such nations, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi ... for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and criticized the U.S. last month for withholding tens of millions of dollars in funding for Palestinian refugees, ...
The downing of the f-16 had rattled Israel, which while remaining defiant, appeared to be taking stock of this latest qualitative development. Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu warned that Israel will not allow Iran to establish military bases or missile manufacturing sites in Syria. For Israel, Iran's proximity ...
It was nothing short of miraculous that Jordan managed to endure the heavy impact of the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe) and the influx of hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees into Jordan; the Suez war; the toppling of the Hashemite regime in Iraq when Jordan and Iraq had just formed a unity ...
Prime Minister Modi could thus either opt for a road journey through the King Hussein Bridge or the helicopter ride to Ramallah. Both required transiting through Jordan and, after landing in Amman, Modi was ferried to Ramallah by a Jordanian army helicopter. Thus, even if he managed to de-hyphenate Israel from Palestine ...
In 2017, WFP reached more than 3.5 million people across Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey through various food and cash assistance programmes under the Regional Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) 200987. • For 2018, the regional response is now covered by one Country ...
Jordan's King Abdullah speaks during a news conference at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Cyprus January 16, 2018. ... was commenting on an announcement by Jordan, which said the monarch would visit Russia on Thursday and hold talks with President Vladimir Putin about the situation in Syria.
The farm is less than 5 kilometres from the border with Israel and is close to Jericho in the West Bank. It's an area with a long, sometimes bloody history, including the 1967 Six Day war between Israeli, Egypt, Jordan and Syria. ... "The Palestinian farmers - they are learning a lot from the Israeli farmers.".
OCCUPIED Jerusalem/Beirut -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israeli forces would press ahead with Syria operations ... Lebanon's Iran-backed Hizbollah group, which fights in support of Assad in Syria, spoke of the "start of a new strategic phase" that would limit Israel's ...
Amman -- Jordan is committed to implementing the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project despite repeated Israeli signals that it was withdrawing from the regional scheme, a source said on Sunday. "It is clear that Israel is no longer interested in the Red-Dead Project given repeated news reports ...
Jordan's King Abdullah II has discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and his role as custodian of major Muslim and Christian shrines in contested Jerusalem with Indian Prime Minister ... His visit comes at a time of tensions over President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Israel's Foreign Ministry announced the appointment of a new ambassador to Jordan on Feb. 8, ending a six-month dispute between the two countries, The Daily Star reported. The Israeli Embassy in Amman has been closed since July after an Israeli guard shot and killed two Jordanians, reportedly in ...
Amman -- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected in Amman, as part of a regional tour that will also take him to Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt and ... a new Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral assistance, and discuss key regional issues such as the ongoing crisis in Syria and Jordan's support for ...
Razzaq al-Haidari, member of the Iraqi Parliament, publicly threatened Jordan, saying that Amman is "playing with fire" if it refuses to cooperate on the issue. But the Iraqi media, who are, according to Al-Quds Al-Arabi, loyal to former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's bloc, a movement aligned with Iran, ...
In this photo released by the Associated Press of Pakistan, Pakistani president Mamnoon Hussain, left, receives the visiting Jordan's King Abdullah II at Islamabad airport in Pakistan, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Pakistan's foreign ministry says King Abdullah II has arrived in the capital, Islamabad, to meet top ...
Jordan refused to allow Schlein to return to the embassy, and expressed indignation over how Israel depicted the incident and the warm reception that ... Commenting last month on the shooting incident in Amman, Prime Minister Netanyahu said: "I am certain that the two sides are drawing lessons [from the ...
Jerusalem remains at the heart of the Middle East conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem -- occupied by Israel since 1967 -- might eventually serve as the capital of a Palestinian State. With regard to the region's current political situation, the two men urged their fellow Arab leaders to step up ...
In 1991, King Hussein played a pivotal role in convening the Madrid peace conference, providing an "umbrella" for Palestinians to negotiate their future as part of a joint Jordanian-Palestinian delegation. The 1994 peace treaty between Jordan and Israel was a major step towards achieving a just, ...
THE war FOR dominance in the Middle East, following the crushing of ISIS, appears about to commence in Syria--with NATO allies America and Turkey on ... Are we prepared for a shooting war with a Syrian Army, backed by Russia, Iran, Hezbollah and Shi'i militias from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, to hold onto a ...
In December, refugees Deeply published an investigative report on the response to the Syrian refugee crisis, with a focus on the Jordan Compact and a similarly constructed Lebanon Compact. The report put a spotlight on the complex and nuanced challenge of responding to protracted displacement, and ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Jordan approved an agreement with Iraq to build a twin oil and gas pipeline from Iraq's city of Basra to Aqaba that will help to ... The International Monetary Fund has said that the prolonged conflicts in Iraq and Syria were weighing on Jordan's debt ridden economy and that the ...
Israel conquered the rest of the city, including the Western Wall, in 1967. King Hussein of Jordan and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin made peace in 1994, shaking hands before President Bill Clinton on July 25, but the issue of Jerusalem has never been resolved. Asked about Trump's past comments ...
Amman -- Amman was ranked as the 7th most expensive city in the Arab world, according to the 2018 Cost of Living Index, which placed Dubai at the top ... Salaries in Amman are much lower than anywhere else in the gulf so certainly Amman is more expensive," she told the Jordan Times over the phone.
Amman -- Jordan's boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS Jordan) movement urged Jordanians not to sell their lands to the government as part of a plan to build a pipeline to bring gas from Israel to Jordan under the gas deal signed in 2016. Meanwhile, landowners gave mixed reactions to the issue ...
They are neither citizens of Palestine, Israel nor Jordan, but are allowed to carry Jordanian travel documents. ... Palestinians in Jerusalem needing to renew a travel document or file a birth or marriage certificate had to travel across the King Hussein Bridge to Jordanian Interior Ministry offices in Amman.
King Abdullah II had on July 27 demanded that Israel put on trial the Israeli guard whom Jordan accused of killing the two Jordanians before allowing the embassy to reopen. "We demand that the Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin Netanyahu] abides by his commitment and takes all measures to ensure the ...
Jordan is one of the two Arab countries, along with Egypt, that have diplomatic relations with Israel, however, they were undermined by last year's ... The Israeli embassy in Jordan's capital Amman will be reopened after six months of closure, Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said on ...
King Abdullah also received similar cables from senior officers and officials, including Prime Minister Hani Mulki, Senate President Faisal Fayez and Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh, the Jordan news agency, Petra, reported. Born in Amman on January 30, 1962, King Abdullah is the eldest son of His ...
Jordan's King Abdullah II (R) welcomes Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas at the Royal Palace in Amman on January 29, 2018. ... chief of the royal court and former deputy prime minister, told Arab News that the optics around this meeting reflected an important issue that the king wanted to highlight.
"It has been 50 years of suffering [for Palestinians], especially in terms of travel and the [King Hussein] bridge, and therefore any help to ease the life of Jerusalemites is a duty and a responsibility of all Arabs." Since capturing and occupying East Jerusalem in 1967, Israel has separated the city from nearby ...
United Nations refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie holds a press conference during a visit to Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan, Jan. ... Jolie, a special envoy for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said Syria's neighbors Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq now host ...
"The Saudi policy is to say: the red lines are here," King Abdullah II said during the World Economic Forum in Davos. "We believe in Jordan that dialogue is the best way to solve problems, but the policy of Iran poses major challenges in Syria, Lebanon and Yemen." Iran's influence in the region has ...
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, second left, meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan and their delegations in Amman, Jordan, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. The king raised with Steinmeier the case of Jerusalem in the wake of the U.S. decision to declare the city the capital of Israel. Steinmeier said "we ...
"Choice" is an innovative modality introduced by WFP Jordan allowing beneficiaries to redeem the assistance they receive through food-restricted vouchers ... distribution took place from 13 to 17 November, targeting 75,928 beneficiaries (73,228 Syrian refugees and 2,700 Palestinian refugees from Syria).
This week I had quite a unique experience speaking with art therapists. In Cairo, Carol Hammal is a pioneer in the field. She is the only art therapist in Egypt. Even though Carol is the sole art therapist, she works at a hospital and also with other Psychologists at the Wellness Hub, a holistic treatment center ...
It hanged two jihadists affiliated with al Qaeda and broadcast images of Jordan's monarch, King Abdullah II, wearing military fatigues to highlight Jordan's ... (Al-Mughrabi, whose speech was captured and translated by Palestinian Media Watch, was arrested by Israel and the following month, charged with ...
This week, after tumultuous shuttle diplomacy between King Abdullah's palace in Amman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office in Jerusalem, ... Abdullah made clear to Pence Jordan's grave concern over the freeze in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's ...
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump's move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a decision that has touched off uneasiness among Arab nations on his first tour of the region. Pence was to meet Sunday with Jordan's King Abdullah II for discussions that are expected to ...
Amman, Jordan (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump's move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a decision that has touched off uneasiness among Arab nations on his first tour of the region. Pence was to meet Sunday with Jordan's King Abdullah II for ...
Amman, Jan 21 (KUNA) -- King Abdullah of Jordan said Sunday Jerusalem was the key to peace, stability and resolution of conflicts in the Middle East, ... He said the Palestinian cause was a central issue and urged the international community to find a political prospect to re-launch peace efforts aimed to ...
Amman -- Vice President Mike Pence met with King Abdullah II of Jordan on Sunday, telling reporters afterward that they had "agreed to disagree" on the American recognition of .... "Trump and Israel want to end the Palestinian cause; they want to erase the idea of Palestinian refugees," he said.
This diplomatic crisis has halted the planned Jordanian-Israeli-Palestinian Red Sea-Dead Sea Canal (RSDSC) project, which the Jordanian ... Jordanian-Israeli peace treaty as a way to support regional cooperation, interdependency, and normalisation of the relations between Jordan, Israel and Palestine.
Egypt's elder statesman, Amr Moussa, warned Arab leaders against altering their longstanding objective: A Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital. ... given to fund humanitarian assistance and help Jordan shoulder the burden of hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria and Iraq.
Amman -- His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday attended a ceremony to honour HRH Prince Raad for his enormous efforts and contributions for the service of persons with disabilities at Al Husseiniya Palace, according to a Royal Court statement. President of the Jordanian Olympic Committee (JOC) ...


 

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