Yemeni vice president: Iran’s dangers are a threat to our nation’s future

:: Yemeni Vice President Lt. Gen. Ali Mohsen Saleh has described Iran as a “source of danger” and said it poses a threat to Yemen’s future. The official Yemeni More »

Tunisia’s Grand Mufti ‘to appear before the judiciary on corruption charges’

:: Controversy is brewing in Tunisia after several media outlets began reporting that the judiciary is mulling charging the country’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Othman Battikh with corruption charges. Local More »

Abdullah Al-Thani hopes ‘Qatar will cooperate to facilitate Hajj pilgrims’

:: Qatar’s Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani has said he regrets the inability of pilgrims from Qatar to travel to Saudi Arabia directly from Hamad International Airport via Saudia More »

Russian jets kill more than 200 ISIS militants near Syria’s Deir al-Zor

:: Russia’s air force has destroyed a large column of ISIS fighters on their way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, killing over 200 militants, Russian news agencies More »

Pentagon’s Mattis again seeks to reassure US allies

:: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis travels to the Middle East and eastern Europe next week to play the increasingly familiar role of reassuring allies that the United States is More »


Category Archives: Jordan

Aid project helps Syria refugees feel at home in Jordan

:: Struggling to make ends meet, Syrian refugee Umm Iman and her family spent years moving from house to house in Jordan. Now, they have finally found a place to settle. The Norwegian Refugee Council, an NGO,

Jordan holds local elections in step to devolve powers

:: Jordan held local elections on Tuesday in a move officials say will help devolve some powers to larger cities and underdeveloped rural regions but which critics say falls short of promised wider political reform. The countrywide

Jordan issues new work permits to Syrian refugees

:: Jordan on Wednesday became the first Arab country to issue Syrian refugees with a new type of work permit that opens up the growing construction sector, the United Nations labor agency said on Wednesday. The International

Jordan’s King Abdullah discusses holy site tensions in Ramallah

:: Jordan’s King Abdullah met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Monday for the first time in five years to discuss tensions at a Jerusalem holy site and wider political developments. While the

Jordan’s King Abdullah II on rare visit to Ramallah

:: Egypt’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Amr Abul Atta responded to Qatar’s statement in which it accused Cairo of misusing its chairmanship of the Counter-Terrorism Committee for political purposes and settling old feuds. Egypt

Israel launches preliminary investigation of Amman embassy shootings

:: Israel said on Friday it would conduct a preliminary investigation into the July 23 shooting to death of two Jordanians by a guard at its Amman embassy who the kingdom says should face criminal prosecution. Citing

Jordan scraps controversial rape law

:: Jordan’s parliament on Tuesday scrapped a controversial article in the penal code that allowed a rapist to escape punishment if he married his victim. “Lawmakers agreed to remove the controversial Article 308, which stops the punishment

Jordan’s King Abdullah discusses Israeli shooting in call with Trump

:: US President Donald Trump spoke by phone with Jordan’s King Abdullah on Friday to discuss regional events of the past two weeks and both leaders said they were “encouraged by the efforts taken to de-escalate tensions

Jordan’s king demands Israel put guard on trial for killing Jordanians

:: Jordan’s King Abdullah demanded on Thursday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put on trial an embassy security guard who shot dead two Jordanians, and said relations between the neighboring states were at risk. Netanyahu gave

Jordan king calls for Israeli embassy shooter to face trial

:: Jordan’s king on Thursday called for Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to ensure a security guard who killed two Jordanians at the Israeli embassy in Amman at the weekend face trial. Abdullah II urged Netanyahu to

Israeli embassy staff in Jordan return to Israel

:: The staff of Israel’s embassy in Jordan, including a security guard involved in a shooting incident in which two Jordanians were killed, returned to Israel from Amman on Monday, an official from the Israeli prime minister’s

Jordanian killed in Israeli embassy incident in Amman

:: A Jordanian was killed on Sunday and an Israeli seriously wounded at Israel’s embassy in Amman, a security source said. “A Jordanian man was killed and an Israeli man wounded and is in a serious condition

Jordan hands life sentence to soldier who killed US trainers

:: A Jordanian military court sentenced a soldier to life imprisonment with hard labour on Monday for killing three US military trainers at the gate of a major air base last year, a judicial source said. The

Royal Jordanian lifts laptop ban on US flights

:: Jordan’s national airline has joined other Middle Eastern countries in lifting a ban on laptops in airplane cabins after complying with US security guidelines. Royal Jordanian said Sunday it has implemented “enhanced security measures” in line

Syria government airstrikes spill over into Jordan

:: Syrian activists and Jordan’s military say missiles have fallen inside Jordan amid intense fighting between Syrian forces and rebels near the border. The border crossing between Jordan and Syria is controlled by Syrian opposition fighters. In

Jordanian army kills five who tried to infiltrate from al-Tanf crossing

:: The Jordanian army announced that five people trying to cross al-Tanf crossing, between Syria and Iraq, were killed. An official military source in the Jordanian Armed Forces General Command said that the border guards dealt in

Jordan, Russia and US discuss efforts to create southern Syria safe zone

:: Officials from Jordan, the US and Russia have recently discussed the establishment of a safe zone in southern Syria, sources familiar with the matter have told Al Arabiya. Earlier this month, Iran and Turkey agreed to

Lebanon bans the new ‘Wonder Woman’ movie

:: A Lebanese security official says authorities have banned the new “Wonder Woman” movie following a campaign against its lead actress, who served in the Israeli army. Lebanon is officially at war with Israel. The ban is

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