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Jordan's Prince Hamzah relinquishes title a year after plot

April 03, 2022 9:55 pm

Prince Hamzah posted the letter on his official Twitter account, saying he gave up his title because his values “are not in line with the approaches, trends and modern methods of our institutions.”

Archaeologists find 9,000-year-old shrine in Jordan desert

February 23, 2022 12:08 pm

The ritual complex was found in a Neolithic campsite near large structures known as “desert kites,” or mass traps that are believed to have been used to corral wild gazelles for slaughter.

Jordanian military kills 27 in shootout with Syria smugglers

January 27, 2022 8:00 pm

Jordan is home to more than 650,000 Syrian refugees who fled the civil war that has raged there for more than a decade.

Iran goalie hits back after Jordan FA accuses her of being a man

November 18, 2021 6:57 pm

Koudaei said emphatically, 'I am a woman. This is bullying from Jordan.' 'I will sue the Jordan FA,' she added.

Ex-queen: Jordan prince who feuded with king still not free

November 04, 2021 4:08 pm

The rift between Abdullah and Prince Hamzah erupted in April, when the king confined the popular younger royal to his home, alleging he had conspired with others to destabilize the kingdom. Hamzah denied the claims and alleged corruption at the highest levels.

Analysis: Arabs ease Syria President Assad's isolation as US looks elsewhere

October 11, 2021 9:42 am

Anticipating a more hands-off approach from Washington, now preoccupied by the challenge of China, Arab leaders are driven by their own priorities, notably how to rehabilitate economies hammered by years of conflict and Covid-19.

Jordan's Abdullah receives first call from Syria's Assad since start of conflict

October 04, 2021 9:32 am

Abdullah has been pressing Washington for months to engage Syria and back Russia's intervention in the war-torn country, saying this is needed to wean the country away from Iran's growing foothold, officials say.

Royal drama unfolds in court, but a prince at the center of it is absent

June 27, 2021 9:56 am

The trial has moved ahead despite intense pressure from Jordan’s more powerful neighbor, Saudi Arabia, to disrupt the proceedings.

Jordan: Two officials face trial over plot against king

June 13, 2021 9:52 pm

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.

Explained: Why the Jordan crisis has significance for the entire Arab region

April 08, 2021 9:46 am

Jordanian government statements have suggested there had been an attempted coup to destabilise the country, mentioning unnamed ‘foreign entities' involved in the plot.

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Jordan's King Abdullah II receives ceremonial welcome by PM Modi, President Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan

March 01, 2018 11:23 am

King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan, who is on the last leg of his three-day visit to the country, will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House on Thursday.

Travel Diaries: Finding peace in Jordan

August 26, 2014 11:22 am

Jordan is “an oasis of peace in a region otherwise in conflict” said Salah, something which has affected its tourist draw.

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