Jordan's king in Egypt visit discusses Mideast issues

2017-05-17 22:03

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Jordan's 'anti-terror' law cracks down on journalists

2015-08-28 13:07

Last January, Jordan's King Abdullah II and Queen Rania marched alongside world leaders in Paris following the Charlie Hebdo attacks to stand for freedom of expression.

Jordan king visits grieving family of executed pilot

2015-02-05 18:05

Jordanian King Abdullah II has personally paid his condolences to the family of the fighter pilot burned to death by the Islamic State group, after promising harsh revenge for his execution.

Obama, King Abdullah vow not to let up against ISIS

2015-02-04 09:01

President Barack Obama and Jordanian King Abdullah have vowed not to let up in the fight against ISIS, as Jordanians mourned the death of a military pilot held captive by the militants.

Jordan king warns ISIS fight is WW3

2014-12-05 22:36

Jordan's King Abdullah II has warned that the fight against Islamic State (ISIS) militants is the third world war.

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.


Kerry: Israel, Jordan working to ease holy site tensions

2015-10-24 17:33

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that Israel and Jordan have agreed on steps aimed at reducing tensions at a holy site in Jerusalem that have fanned Israeli-Palestinian violence.

Middle Eastern leaders flood to Moscow for Syrian talks

2015-08-25 10:43

Russian President Vladimir Putin is to host the Jordanian King and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in Moscow to discuss the Syrian crisis and take part in a showcase of Russia's military industry.

Jordan's king vows 'harsh' war against ISIS

2015-02-05 11:09

Jordan's king has vowed to wage a ‘harsh’ war against the Islamic State group after the militants burned a captive Jordanian pilot in a cage and released a video of the killing.

ISIS hostage swop hopes fading

2015-01-30 08:33

A possible prisoner swap deadline reportedly set by the Islamic State group holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian military pilot has passed with no sign of whether the two men are still alive.

Jordan protesters attempt to storm Israel embassy

2014-07-10 09:22

Demonstrators have clashed with Jordanian security forces as hundreds attempted to storm the Israeli embassy in Amman in protest of ongoing Israeli military strikes in the Gaza Strip.

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.

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