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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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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) ...
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said that three-way talks with Jordan's King Abdullah II and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras aimed to jointly ... Abdullah said his country is working with others to close off all routes for extremists and that there can be no let-up despite successes in Iraq and Syria.

On Wednesday, dozens of media employees gathered in front of the headquarters of the Jordan Press Association (JPA) in Amman to protest the arrest of Zinaty and Mahrama and denounce sections of the law that make it easy to detain journalists. They held a banner featuring a quote by Jordan's King ...
This map illustrates shelters in the area of the Rukban border crossing on the Syrian-Jordanian border. Using a satellite image collected by the Deimos-2 satellite on 10 January 2018, UNOSAT located 10,418 probable shelters along the Jordanian side of the border, 25 kilometers southwest of the Al ...
True to form, Israel wants the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) "liquidated" and its functions transferred to ... What UNRWA provides to the Palestinians, numbered around 5 million and scattered in Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the West Bank, are strictly ...
Jordan's King Abdullah II talks to the media and looks at Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades and the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras during a ... Abdullah said his country is working with others to close off all routes for extremists and that there can be no let-up despite successes in Iraq and Syria.
Amman, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Jordan on Monday condemned the deadly terrorist attack in Baghdad, voicing support to the neighboring country in confronting terrorism, state-run Petra news agency reported. Jordan's Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani reiterated Jordan's support to Iraq in ...
The CIA in 1959 played a key role in setting up Jordan's King Hussein with Jewish Hollywood actress Susan Cabot, with whom he would later father a child, according to new files. Documents made public show that the agency sought to please the Middle Eastern monarch by setting him up with women ...
US Vice President Mike Pence will face flaring tensions between Saudi Arabia and Jordan over Amman's alleged ouster of royals close to Riyadh during ... Prince Mohammed bin Salman (4th R) review Bedouin honor guards upon their arrival to meet Jordan's King Abdullah at the Royal Palace in Amman, ...
King Hussein of Jordan and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin King Hussein of Jordan, left, holds light for Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's cigarette after the signing ceremony of the Israeli Jordanian peace treaty, October 26, 1994. AP Photo/pool/IGPO ...
Ed Carpenter Racing's newest driver Jordan King is a relative unknown to IndyCar. Get to know 23-year-old British driver Jordan King. Team owner Ed Carpenter of Ed Carpenter Racing decided to go international to find his IndyCar street/road course partner for the 2018 season. He decided on a ...
Since the Syrian conflict started in 2011, more than 5.4 million people have fled the country in search of safety in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and other nations. Millions of others are displaced inside Syria, where 13.1 million people are in need, according to UNHCR, the U.N. refugee Agency. Nearly 3 million ...

The issue of Jerusalem (rather than the Palestine issue) appears to have brought all sectors of Jordanian society together. Jordanians of Palestinian origin as well as East Bank Jordanians have shown unity of purpose and goal. The fact that His Majesty King Abdullah and the Jordanian people have taken ...
Jordan King isn't setting any lofty expectations for his first season in IndyCar with Ed Carpenter Racing, but wants a full-time drive in the future. ... Jordan King says he will treat his debut season in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2018 as a "learning year" before setting his sights on a full-season drive in the ...
Amman -- social media users have criticised Israeli travel agencies for instructing tourists of Israel-Jordan combo trips "not to buy anything from Jordan". During trips organised by Israeli inbound travel agencies, which include a short stay in Jordan, tourists are often told not to "spend a penny" while in ...
Bab al-Hawa (Turkey - Syria), Al Yarubiyah (Iraq - Syria) and Al-Ramtha (Jordan - Syria) to deliver humanitarian assistance, including medical and surgical supplies, to people in need in Syria. The government of Syria is notified in advance of each shipment and a UN monitoring mechanism has been ...
Amman -- During trips organised by Israeli inbound travel agencies, which include a short stay in Jordan, tourists are often told not to "spend a penny" while in Jordan, stakeholders said. Some package trips to Jordan and Israel are promoted and organised by Israeli agencies, in some Jordanian agencies ...
Pence will hold talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Jordan's King Abdullah and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Pence, a strong supporter of Trump's decision on Jerusalem, will also visit the city's Western Wall and give a speech at the Israeli parliament. Pence postponed a ...
As the Sunni Arab world grows increasingly polarized, Jordan will find it harder to promote regional stability in the wake of the Islamic State's defeat in Iraq and Syria this past year. This will be due to the growing unrest and anger directed at the United States and Israel over the Palestinian issue, which has ...
This is to share with you that Israel has effectively banned me from traveling to Amman, Jordan to accompany my mother during her upcoming critical surgery. My mother, Wafieh Barghouti, is 75 years old. She was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago, and has been fighting it every since with bravery, ...
Amman -- Six Arab foreign ministers will convene in Amman on Saturday to look into progress made in response to the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a source said Wednesday. In addition to Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, the top diplomats of Egypt, Palestine, Saudi ...
As in Israel, in Palestinian Authority areas immunization against peste is not obligatory. But now, once high mortality of lambs was discovered in several flocks, the Palestinian agriculture Ministry immunized at least 17,000 animals in the northern Jordan Valley. The ministry has issued instructions about ...
Jordan's King Abdullah (R) walks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif before their meeting at the Royal Palace, Amman, Jordan, Jan. ... deal" at the expense of both Jordan and the Palestinians, and most recently the fallout from Trump's unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Jordan has allocated 1.5 million dinars (around $2.1 million) in the 2018 national budget for a gas pipeline linking the Hashemite Kingdom with Israel. According to Al-Ghad newspaper on Sunday, the cost of the joint Jordanian-Israeli project is expected to rise to 3 million dinars ($4.2 million) in 2019, and to ...
"It was an attempt by the Qataris to rally the Jordanian street to exert pressure on the Jordanian regime in an attempt to undermine its ties with the Saudis," said Zaid Nawaiseh, an independent political analyst based in Amman. Saudi Arabia -- along with the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain -- severed diplomatic, ...
The Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi was in Delhi for bilateral talks ahead of a planned visit by Jordanian King Abdullah II, his first since 2006. In an exclusive interview to The Hindu during his visit, Mr. Safadi says India can play an important role in the Middle East (Israel-Palestine) peace ...
Amman -- Dreadlocked university student Suhaib Attar clutches a can of spray paint as he sets to work on the latest gloomy corner of Jordan's capital that he has turned into his canvas. The leading light of a tiny group of graffiti artists, the 25-year-old is on a mission -- daubing flowers, faces and patterns ...
On Thursday, the Israeli Broadcasting corporation stated that Amman and Tel Aviv are conducting secret negotiations and that technical teams from both ... The "Bahrain Canal" project, which is shared by Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan, aims at digging canals linking the Red Sea with the ...
Amman - King Abdullah of Jordan has dismissed three members of the royal family including two of his brothers from the army in a major shake-up in the ... The pro-west monarch has decided to retire his brothers prince Faisal and Alifrom the army, citing a 'restructuring' plan, Petra news agency reports.
The two countries have been embroiled in conflicts over repeated incursions on Haram al-Sharif (which Israel calls the Temple Mount) by Jewish settlers and the July 23 killing by a guard of two Jordanian citizens at the Israeli Embassy in Amman. Since then, Amman has refused to allow the Israeli ...
Two Palestinians were shot and killed by Israeli forces in clashes along the Gaza-Israel border, the Palestinian health ministry said. The pope and King Abdullah, the custodian of the Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem's Old City, are likely to discuss the situation, though the Vatican never indicates topics of ...
On Thursday, the Israeli Broadcasting corporation stated that Amman and Tel Aviv are conducting secret negotiations and that technical teams from both ... The "Bahrain Canal" project, which is shared by Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan, aims at digging canals linking the Red Sea with the ...
Jordan's King Abdullah II will visit India next year to boost ties between the two countries, especially in the areas of intelligence and security cooperation, its Foreign Affairs Minister Ayman Safadi said on Thursday. Safadi said the relations between India and Jordan go back many decades, adding that these ...
OCCUPIED Jerusalem -- Israel wants to name a train station after Donald Trump to thank him for recognising Jerusalem as its capital, but the site of the planned building could be as divisive as the US president's declaration. Transport Minister Israel Katz said on Wednesday he had chosen a proposed ...
Amman - King Abdullah of Jordan has dismissed three members of the royal family including two of his brothers from the army in a major shake-up in the powerful establishment to pave the way ... His cousin prince Talal has also been dismissed after a long service as a commander in the special service.
Jordan's King Abdullah II will visit India next year to boost the existing ties between the two countries, especially in the areas of intelligence and security cooperation, its foreign affairs minister Ayman Safadi said on Thursday. Safadi said the relations between India and Jordan go back many decades and ...
These demonstrations included calls to cancel the agreements signed by Jordan and Israel, including the peace treaty.[1] ... On the following day (December 11), the committee met with Justice Minister 'Awad Abu Jarad to request all the material on the signed agreements with Israel,[2] and one day later it ...
For one, "Get Out" is a satirical thriller about a white woman bringing home her black boyfriend for the first time to meet her upper-class white family. Her family ends up being wildly racist and homicidal, among other things. So, based on the fact that Prince Harry is white and Markle is a woman of color, there ...
A boy holds the Jordanian national flag during a protest near the US Embassy in Amman, Jordan, Dec. ... But Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and to move the American embassy there has added a new twist to the strained relations between the two neighbors who signed a peace ...
With the generous contributions received so far, UNHCR will provide support for up to 2.8 million Syrians and Iraqis during the winter months. The winterization programme covers the period from September 2017 to March 2018. As of 30 November 2017, over 1.8 million Syrians and Iraqis have been ...
The Saudi detention of Masri was a crude but brutal political message to Jordan's King Abdullah and Palestine's President Mahmoud Abbas on how to ... Jordan and Palestine - like Qatar, Yemen, Syria, and Lebanon before them - instantly rejected Riyadh's wishes, defied its threats and intimidation, and ...
Nine deaths and 3,500 Palestinian injuries have been reported all over the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip at the hands of the Israeli ... Until this day, 50 years since the 1967 war, Israel remains in control of all Palestine, the Golan Heights, parts of Lebanon and although Gaza was ...
Amman -- His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday visited Expedia Inc.'s headquarters, which specialises in software development. His Majesty was briefed on the company's operations in Amman by company's Director Aman Botani, about its future plans that would benefit from Jordan's skilled labour in the ...
Amman -- Jordan on Monday rejected as groundless reports that fighters of the terrorist Daesh group are fleeing Syria into the country or through the Kingdom ... A main target for terrorists, Jordan has enhanced its military and surveillance capacities to keep a tight control of borders with Syria and Iraq and ...
It has been seven years and the conflict in Syria continues -- devastating, displacing, and destroying lives and forcing millions to flee from their homes. Despite the generous response and support that has been provided by host countries, international and national NGO'S, faith-based organizations, and ...


 

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