Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

Category Archives: Jordan

Jordan and Syria reopen Nassib border crossing

:: The border crossing between Jordan and Syria officially opened to civilians and trade on Monday after being closed for three years. The Nassib crossing opened an 8 a.m. (0500 GMT), a border official on the Jordanian side in Jaber

Why Jordan rejects a confederation with Palestine

:: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told a group of Israeli lawmakers and activists on Sunday that US President Donald Trump’s negotiating team had asked whether he would agree to a confederation with neighboring Jordan. According to Shaqued Morag, Peace

Jordan to hold talks with Russia over Syria

:: Jordan will hold talks with Russia this week over a ceasefire in southwestern Syria and alleviating the humanitarian situation there, the Jordanian foreign minister said on Monday. Ayman Safadi, speaking in Amman, said he would travel on Tuesday to

Jordan foils militant pipeline smuggling plot: army

:: Jordan’s army said Saturday it has foiled a plot to smuggle arms, drugs and “terrorists” through a disused oil pipeline along its border with Syria. “The Jordanian armed forces were able… to thwart a plan to smuggle weapons, drugs

King says Jordanians ‘let down’ by international community

:: Jordan’s King Abdullah II says that “life for Jordanians today is very, very tough” as a result of a large refugee influx and that he feels the international community has “let down our people.” He spoke to Russia’s TASS

Jordan gets US Black Hawk helicopters to bolster defenses

:: The United States delivered eight Black Hawk helicopters to Jordan on Thursday to help its regional ally defend itself against the threat of ISIS militants, Jordanian and US officials said. They said another eight Black Hawks would begin arriving

Jordan’s king says East Jerusalem must be capital of Palestinian state

:: Jordan’s King Abdullah told US Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday he looked to Washington to rebuild “trust and confidence” in moving toward a two-state solution in Israel after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the country’s capital. With

Jordan says Israel apologizes for deaths of two Jordanians at embassy

:: Jordan said on Thursday that Israel had formally apologized for the deaths of two of its citizens killed by an Israeli security guard last July in an incident that soured ties and led to the closure of the Israeli

Japan declares no Jerusalem embassy move in Jordan visit

:: Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Tuesday held talks with his Jordanian counterpart, who said Jerusalem’s fate should be decided in talks after Washington recognized the city as Israel’s capital. The status of the city should be decided “through

Turkey’s Erdogan tells Muslim summit Jerusalem is capital of Palestine

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on world powers to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine on Wednesday and said the United States should reverse a decision recognizing the city as Israel’s capital. Addressing a summit of Muslim leaders

Saudi King, Crown Prince discuss Jerusalem issue with Jordanian King

:: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman held a session of official talks with King Abdullah of Jordan at his palace in Riyadh on Tuesday. They discussed the latest developments in the region, particularly those related to Jerusalem

British PM May embarks on visit to Saudi Arabia, Jordan

:: Prime Minister Theresa May left London late Tuesday for a three-day visit to the Middle East, where she will meet Saudi and Jordanian leaders in a bid to bolster regional ties. The British leader will hold talks on issues

Thousands return from Jordan to south Syria as ceasefire holds

:: Around 1,000 Syrians who sought refuge in Jordan have been returning home each month since July when a ceasefire for southern Syria took force, the UN said Monday. The ceasefire brokered by Jordan, Russia and the United States for

Jordan’s king endorses Palestinian reconciliation deal

:: Jordan’s king has endorsed a fledgling Palestinian reconciliation agreement that is meant to end a decade-old political and ideological split between rivals Hamas and Fatah. King Abdallah II expressed support for the Egyptian-brokered deal after meeting Sunday with Palestinian

Royal Jordanian eyes operating profit this year, CEO says

:: Royal Jordanian Airlines expects to make an operating profit this year as it pushes ahead with a turnaround plan, its chief executive told Reuters on Friday. “I am pretty confident that after the first five months of this year,

Two women charged with recruiting, promoting ISIS in Jordan

:: Two women charged by a Jordanian State Security Court with recruitment for and promotion of a terrorist organization appeared in court on Wednesday. The two women stand accused of attempting to recruit members within Jordan to ISIS and promoting

Germany redeploys anti-ISIS surveillance jets to Jordan

:: Germany on Wednesday moved four Tornado jets flying surveillance missions against ISIS to Jordan after withdrawing them from Turkey amid a bilateral dispute, the defense ministry said. Berlin decided in June to pull out the contingent after Ankara repeatedly

Jordan’s young crown prince makes global debut in UN speech

:: Just a year out of college, Jordan’s crown prince has made his debut on the world’s biggest stage, addressing the UN General Assembly – the clearest sign yet that he is on a fast track to a prominent public

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