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Jordan: Nationwide activities ‘to counter extremist ideologies’

by Mohammad Ghazal | Feb 22, 2015 | 21:08 Updated: Feb 22, 2015 | 21:08 AMMAN — Jordan will soon launch a plan to fight extremist ideologies and raise awareness…

Petra-born archaeologist wants to restore spirituality, simplicity of new world wonder

Petra-born archaeologist wants to restore spirituality, simplicity of new world wonder by Saeb Rawashdeh | Feb 19, 2015 | 16:31 A sketch of a projected eco-village that archaeologist Shaaban Nyazi…

Six Banned Middle Eastern Books You Should Read

Six Banned Middle Eastern Books You Should Read September 23, 2014, By Alexia Underwood, From the column ‘The VICE Reader’ Photo via Wikimedia Since the dawn of the written word,…

Two of US shooting victims are Jordanians

by Laila Azzeh | Feb 12, 2015 | Jordan Times A makeshift memorial is on display, Wednesday, at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, North…

Don’t take Jordan lightly 

ABDULATEEF AL-MULHIM Published — Thursday 12 February 2015 Sometimes during a war, one picture changes the flow of events and put an end to the war. Observers may recall the…

Extremism is alien to our values — Queen Rania

AMMAN — Her Majesty Queen Rania on Monday said extremism in all its guises is “alien to our values” and “has no place among us”. Queen Rania made the remark…

King of Jordan, Prince Charles discuss better cooperation

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah met on Sunday with Prince Charles, who is currently on a working visit to the Kingdom as part of a regional tour. During a…

British troops sent in to help Jordan fight Islamic State

BRITAIN is set to send troops to Jordan to boost an Arab push against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Published: 00:20, Sun, February 8, 2015 By MARCO GIANNANGELI GETTY/IG…

Jordanian General: ‘We Are Defending Not Only Our Country But Our Faith’

BY KEIR SIMMONS NBC NEWS The head of Jordan’s Air Force on Sunday said that his country’s fighters have done 56 bombing raids on ISIS in the past three days,…

Prince Charles arrives in Jordan

AMMAN — Prince Charles of Wales arrived in the Kingdom on Saturday for an official two-day visit during which he is scheduled to meet with His Majesty King Abdullah to…

Jordan’s strength is also its weakness

Summary Rami G. Khouri, Daily Star, Lebanon Jordan’s public opinion, political leadership and regional and international dynamics today offer very useful insights into the current condition of the Arab world,…

Video: Queen Rania joins thousands at Amman rally against ISIS

6 February 2015 Last updated at 15:51 GMT Thousands have rallied in Jordan’s capital, Amman, in support of their government’s military response to the killing of a Jordanian fighter pilot…

Muslims primary target of war waged by terrorists — King

by JORDAN TIMES | Feb 06, 2015 AMMAN – His Majesty King Abdullah has said that the global Muslim community is the primary target of the war waged by terrorists…

Scholar examines Jordan’s role in interfaith dialogue

by Rula Samain | Feb 05, 2015 | 23:49 AMMAN — Jordan is a pioneer in international faith-based and faith-driven dialogue initiatives, and the Kingdom’s Christian-Muslim dialogue is a daily…

Moaz al-Kasasbeh and ISIS’ fatal misjudgment

The turnaround is extraordinary. I have only been in Amman for little more than two weeks, but it was very clear that there was a strong current of Jordanian public…

Ground assaults against IS not likely, spec-ops are — pundits

by Khetam Malkawi | Feb 05, 2015 | 00:49 AMMAN — Ground military operations against the so-called Islamic State (IS) terrorist group are a highly unlikely option for Jordan now,…

Prince Ali taking on Blatter, FIFA ‘culture of intimidation’

LONDON — Seeking to clean up scandal-scarred FIFA would seem a comparatively straightforward mission for HRH Prince Ali compared with one of his current roles in Jordan. “I work right…

Opinion: Will Jordan lead ISIL to the ‘gates of hell’? The Jordanian government must shift its stance on ISIL from containment to confrontation.

About the Author: Afzal Ashraf is a consultant fellow at Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) and served in the UK Armed Forces. He was involved…

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