Jordan king urges Egyptians to choose 'unity'

2013-10-09 10:08

Jordan's King Abdullah II has urged Egyptians to make choices about their future that will bring about unity, in remarks during talks with the troubled country’s interim president, the palace says.

'All issues' raised in Israel talks: Abbas

2013-08-16 07:12

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas says all key issues were discussed at a new round of peace talks with Israel, but he declined to elaborate because of an agreed news blackout.

US options limited after Syria arms report

2013-04-26 20:11

The White House disclosure that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons still leaves the US stuck with a limited choice of military options to oust President Bashar Assad.

Saudi king puts women on advisory council

2013-01-11 22:27

Saudi King Abdullah has appointed 30 women to the previously all-male consultative Shura Council in decrees, marking a historic first as he pushes reforms in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

Muslims challenge Obama on free speech

2012-09-26 11:01

Muslim leaders have demanded international action to stop religious insults in a challenge to US President Barack Obama's defence of freedom of expression at the UN General Assembly.

Jordan king pushes for polls

2012-05-09 12:00

Jordan's King Abdullah II is seeking to pave the way for crucial general polls before the end of 2012, a move seen by experts as "the last test" for reform.

Jordan's king calls for urgency in Mideast

2012-04-18 19:18

Jordan's King Abdullah II has called for "a quantum leap forward" in efforts to strike an Israel-Palestinian peace deal, warning time was fast running out.

Over 1 million pardoned in Jordan

2011-06-09 21:15

The embattled ruler of Jordan, King Abdullah II, has pardoned more than one million offenders to mark the 12th anniversary of his accession.

New Jordan govt may include opposition

2011-02-03 14:26

Jordan's premier and Islamists have met as part of efforts to form a new cabinet that could include opposition figures but pro-reform protests are set to continue, officials said on Thursday.


Pope: Only dialogue can end Syria strife

2013-08-29 20:37

Pope Francis and Jordan's king have stressed that dialogue and negotiations are the only way for ending Syria's civil war.

Jordanians suspicious about US deployment

2013-06-28 09:05

Jordanians are suspicious about US weapons and troops being deployed to the kingdom, even if Washington seeks to help its ally protect itself from Syria violence, experts say.

Polls open in Jordan parliament election

2013-01-23 09:01

Polling stations in Jordan have opened in a vote boycotted by Islamists behind protests who have already labelled as illegitimate what is expected to be an opposition-free parliament.

1 000s protest as Jordan calls early polls

2012-10-05 20:12

Thousands of Islamists have demonstrated in central Amman to call for reforms, just hours after King Abdullah II dissolved parliament and called early polls without any major political change.

Syria chemical weapons threat fears

2012-07-19 19:48

Fears are rising in the West after reports that Bashar al-Assad might be ready to use Syria's chemical weapon arsenal to save his embattled regime, although experts caution against speculation.

Jordan's prime minister resigns

2012-04-26 19:49

Jordan's Prime Minister Awn Khasawneh submitted his resignation to King Abdullah II, barely six months after he formed a government to bring in much-needed reforms.

Jordan 12 defame king, charged

2012-04-01 19:28

Jordan's state security prosecutor has charged 12 activists with defaming King Abdullah II.

Protesters support Jordan's king

2011-03-12 20:01

Thousands of Jordanians have taken to the streets of the capital to voice allegiance to their king in the biggest protest there in weeks.

Jordan king fires govt, Islamists unhappy

2011-02-01 18:43

King Abdullah II of Jordan has sacked the government after weeks of protests, but his choice of replacement premier failed to satisfy the powerful Islamist opposition.

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