Category Archives: Jordan

King Salman reaches Amman, to meet Jordan’s King Abdullah prior to Arab summit

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz arrived in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Monday and is scheduled to hold a summit meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan. The King was received by the King of Jordan at the

Saudi King Salman to meet Jordan’s King Abdullah ahead of Arab summit in Amman

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz is scheduled to meet with King Abdullah II of Jordan ahead of his participation in the 28th Arab Summit to be held in Amman. King Salman’s visit will involve the signing of 15 agreements

King Abdallah to depart for US days after Arab Summit

King Abdallah

Topics leading the agenda in King Abdallah’s meeting with Trump will include the Palestinian issue and Arab counterterrorism efforts, Jordan’s Minister for Media Affairs and Communications Mohammed Momani said Sunday. The minister said that the Arabs are at the forefront

Jordan’s king meets with Trump envoy on Mideast peace push

Jordan’s King Abdullah II and an envoy for President Donald Trump have held talks about reviving long-stalled efforts to reach an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. The king served as a key intermediary in previous US led negotiations on setting up a

Israel last country to talk about justice, says Jordanian official

Ahmed Ben Younes Al-Barrak

Israel is the last country to talk about justice, as its hands are full of Palestinian blood, Nabil Al-Sharif, Jordan’s former minister of information, told News Agency on Sunday following Israeli reaction to the release of Ahmed Dagamseh after serving

Jordanian soldier who shot Israeli schoolchildren freed after end of sentence

A Jordanian soldier who was convicted of killing seven Israeli school girls two decades ago has been released from prison after serving his sentence, family sources said on Sunday. They said Ahmad Daqamseh was now in his family home in

Jordan hangs 15 death row prisoners, mostly terror convicts

Jordan hanged 15 death row prisoners at dawn on Saturday, Information Minister Mahmud al-Momani said. The executions were a further break with the moratorium on executions the country had observed between 2006 and 2014. Momani told the official Petra news

Jordanian immigrant in Michigan elated over release from detention

A Jordanian immigrant who resided legally in the United States for 18 years rejoiced on Wednesday at being able to return home after a month in detention that might have ended in his deportation. “I’m happy to be back with

Smoke guided Saudi rescuer to crashed jet in Najran

The command of the Arab Coalition Forces supporting legitimacy in Yemen said in a statement Friday that a Jordanian F-16 fighter jet taking part in operations in Yemen crashed due to a technical glitch in Najran and the pilot survived

Jordanian F16 pilot survives crash in Saudi’s Najran

A Jordanian F16 fighter jet commander survived a crash that occurred on Friday in Saudi Arabia’s Najran, a military source from the Jordanian armed forces reported. The source reported that the pilot, Adnan Naim Abdulaziz Nabbas, was flying the jet

Shahrukh Khan movie Raees releases in Egypt, Jordan

Shahrukh Khan-starrer movie Raees, which opened to 3500 screens worldwide on January 25, is now releasing in Egypt and Jordan, beginning Wednesday, February 22. The announcement was made by the star himself in a tweet on Wednesday. The action crime

US used depleted uranium rounds in anti-ISIS air strikes: military

The United States used depleted uranium anti-tank rounds on two occasions in 2015 during devastating air strikes against convoys of ISIS tanker trucks, the Pentagon said Thursday. The military prizes depleted uranium munitions for their armor-piercing capabilities as well as

Trump discusses Syria safe zones with Jordan king

US President Donald Trump discussed with Jordan’s King Abdullah the possibility of establishing safe zones in Syria, the White House said on Thursday. Trump met with King Abdullah briefly in Washington on Thursday morning, the White House said in a

Jordan king to press Trump to step up war on Islamist militants

Jordan’s King Abdullah will hold talks with US President Donald Trump’s administration in Washington on Monday on how to bolster the kingdom’s domestic security amid the growing risk of ISIS attacks, officials and diplomats said. They said the monarch, who

Jordan’s King Abdullah to visit US from Monday

Jordan’s King Abdullah will begin a visit to the United States on Monday, the Jordanian embassy said on Thursday, the first Arab leader to hold talks with the new administration of President Donald Trump. “HM King Abdullah II will start

Jordan’s king reshuffles cabinet amid growing challenges

Jordan’s King Abdullah reshuffled his cabinet but retained Hani Mulki as prime minister on Sunday, granting him more scope to tackle the threat of militants and to press ahead with unpopular IMF-mandated reforms to cut spiraling public debt. The reshuffle,

12 taken to court in Jordan over online abuse of Istanbul attack victims

Amman’s State Security Court (SSC) on Monday referred to Prosecutor General 12 suspected of indulging in online abuse directed against Jordanian victims and their families of Istanbul New Year’s shooting. According to a report published in Petra, Amman Prosecutor General,

Jordanian forces clash with gunmen in Karak, 4 dead

A Jordanian military source told Al that four security men were killed during clashes between gunmen and security forces in the Wesya area in the city of Karak. The sources said that security forces carried out raids in the

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