28 Nov 2021
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Ayman Safadi, Jordan’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister, said it was time to reassess Western policy vis-à-vis Syria and that the approach followed in recent years had failed. “The only end to the crisis is a political solution,” he added. The Jordanian minister also hinted that his country was favourable to bringing Syria back into the Arab League.
17 Oct 2021
Thirty-one-year-old Lina Fayyad jabs and sprawls with a male Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter as she prepares for her upcoming match in the UAE Warriors Arabia Championship. As the only professional female MMA fighter in Jordan, Fayyad is a member of an all-men's team, 'Gladiators', with whom she trains and competes in regional and international championships as she has no local counterparts. The young fighter, dubbed as the "fierce savage" has been engaging in combat sports since 2012 thanks to the support of her father - a former boxer - who encouraged her to pursue it.
20 Jul 2021
Jordan's King Abdullah II meets US President Joe Biden on Monday. An economic crisis, severe drought and an attempted coup make this meeting of allies more important than ever.
14 Jun 2021
Sharif Hassan Zaid and Bassem Awadallah were arrested in early April over an alleged plot against King Abdullah. The pair will stand trial accused of agitating to destabilize the monarchy
11 Apr 2021
Hamzah bin Hussein was the favored son of Jordan's late king. He was twice refused the throne by his brother Abdullah II, who took the crown. Now, Prince Hamzah will "place myself in the hands of His Majesty the King."
6 Apr 2021
The kingdom has barred all media from publishing content relating to an alleged plot involving ex-Crown Prince Hamzah. The order came after the prince pledged loyalty to his half-brother, King Abullah II.
6 Apr 2021
Jordan's King Abdullah II will entrust a family member to mediate with his half brother Prince Hamzah, the royal court has announced. Hamzah is accused of aiding a plot to "destabilize the kingdom's security."
4 Apr 2021
Investigations found that the former Crown Prince Hamzah bin Hussein was linked to "foreign parties" in a plot to undermine security, Jordan's deputy PM said.
20 Mar 2021
Protesters clash with police in Jordan's capital Amman amid a second night of demonstrations against health restrictions, even as the country posted a record-high number of coronavirus cases.
10 Mar 2021
It's been almost 10 years since the start of the Syrian conflict. A quarter of the population has been forced into exile – mostly to neighbouring countries like Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan. Few have returned to Syria. Jordan still hosts 1.5 million refugees, according to authorities. Until relatively recently, Syrian refugees were forbidden from working there legally. But under pressure from the international community, the kingdom changed its laws to allow Syrians to be employed in agriculture, construction, hospitality and industry. Our correspondents report.
25 Jan 2021
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24 Jan 2021
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