Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Tag Archives: Jordan

Jordan says Syria ties headed in ‘right direction’

:: Jordan has said its relations with the Syrian regime are heading in the “right direction” and looked forward to a reopening of the border crossings with its war-torn neighbor. “Our relations with the Syrian state and regime are going

Jordanian Iraqi border crossing to reopen after Eid Al Adha

:: Jordan and Iraq have agreed to reopen the Turaibil – al-Karamah border crossing shortly after Eid Al Adha. A Jordanian security official has told Al Arabiya English that the Karamah crossing will be opened for the public on the

When opposites attract: Jordan and Turkey have much in common

Osama Al-Sharif

By : Osama Al-Sharif :: The visit to Jordan this week by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signals a major improvement in relations between the two countries, who are celebrating 70 years of diplomatic ties this year. It is

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, is paying Jordanian

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 municipal vote –

Rebels say they shot down Syrian military jet in south

:: Western-backed Syrian rebels said they had shot down a Syrian military jet on Tuesday and captured its pilot in a desert area in southern Syria near the border with Jordan, where the army had recently advanced and seized border

Syrian army gains ground on Jordan border in southwest

:: The Syrian army and its allies seized control of at least 30 km of Syria’s border with Jordan from rebels in an attack on Thursday, two rebel groups and a Syrian military source said. A military media unit run

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 Labor Organization (ILO)

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 two leaders meet

Syrian army increases strikes on capital’s last rebel enclave

:: The Syrian army intensified shelling and air strikes on the last rebel enclave in the Syrian capital on Monday, its heaviest bombardment in a two-month military campaign, rebels and witnesses said. From the strategic Qasyoun Heights that overlooks Damascus,

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 responded with an

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 the guard’s diplomatic

Scrapping Jordan’s shameful law is only a start

Diana Moukalled

By : Diana Moukalled :: Amid chaos, wars and crises, it is satisfying to achieve human rights victories for the women of this region. In one week, the Jordanian Parliament repealed a law exempting rapists from punishment if they married

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 of a perpetrator

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 and by the

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 the guard a

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 “take responsibility and

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 office said. Sunday’s

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