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Jordan renews support for Gaza, condemnation of Israeli assault

by Khaled Neimat | Petra | Jul 22, 2014 | 23:27 JORDAN TIMES AMMAN — Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh on Tuesday discussed with the Japanese Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign…

Jordanian volunteer doctors denied entry to Gaza via Rafah

by Merza Noghai | Jul 21, 2014 | 23:35 AMMAN — Egyptian authorities have refused to allow a Jordanian medical delegation to enter the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border…

What the West Can Do If It’s Really Serious About Middle East Peace

by HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal A member of the Hashemite Royal Family working to address issues such as regional integration, inter-faith dialogues, water, energy and the human environment…

How our region is preparing for suicide

Summary It was obvious several years ago, when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was Iran’s president and the Islamic Republic was expanding its power in Iraq, Lebanon, the Palestinian areas and Yemen, that…

Jordan ‘cool to Syria rebel training plan’ US sources say kingdom reluctant to host expanded programme proposed by President Obama for fear of violent retaliation.

Jordan, where the US Central Intelligence Agency has been covertly training Syrian rebels for more than a year, is reluctant to host an expanded rebel instruction programme, US officials say.…

Jordan does not fear ISIL militants — interior minister

by Khaled Neimat | Jun 30, 2014 | 23:49 AMMAN — A security buffer zone of around 400 kilometres separates Jordan’s border from the military operations in Iraq, an MP…

Mideast church leaders urge immediate int’l support for Iraq

AMMAN — Presidents of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) have warned of the “deteriorating situation” in Iraq, calling for immediate international measures to support the Iraqi people. “The…

Mideastern stability requires a new security consensus

June 19, 2014 12:11 AM By David Ignatius The Daily Star STORY SUMMARY Let’s look at the reality on the ground in the Middle East: Iraq and Syria are effectively…

Al Rai supplement addresses extremism, region’s future

AMMAN — The Jordan Press Foundation will issue a supplement with Al Rai Arabic daily on Tuesday that focuses on sectarianism, extremism and the future of the region. The 12-page…

JORDAN: Protesters demand full citizenship rights for children with foreign fathers

Rana Hussaini, Jordan Times AMMAN — Around 20 men and women protested in front of the Interior Ministry on Monday demanding full citizenship rights for children of Jordanians women married…

Jordan summons Australian envoy over Jerusalem move

AMMAN — Jordan on Monday expressed concern over an Australian government decision to stop using the term “occupied” when referring to East Jerusalem. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Sabah Al Rafie said…

Jordanian diplomat tapped to be new UN rights chief

Source: The Daily Star :: Lebanon News UNITED NATIONS, United States: Jordan’s ambassador to the United Nations has been nominated as UN high commissioner for human rights, to replace South…

Jordan, Syria bar envoys in tit-for-tat diplomatic row

May 26, 2014 – 16:49 By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) – U.S. ally Jordan said on Monday it was expelling Syria’s ambassador for accusing the kingdom of backing Syrian rebels,…

Pope Francis travels to the Holy Land with a rabbi and a Muslim cleric

Epigraph: Say, ‘O People of the Book! come to a word equal between us and you — that we worship none but Allah, and that we associate no partner with…

Religious extremism is exception, not norm in all faiths — Prince Hassan

by Rula Samain | May 12, 2014 | JORDAN TIMES AMMAN — As long as there is no equality between humans, it will be impossible to put an end to…

Jordanian Christian kills daughter for converting to Islam

World Bulletin / News Desk The woman was killed by her father on Wednesday a short time after she converted to Islam when she attended a lecture by prominent Saudi…

Syria neighbours want more from world to handle refugee burden

by Khetam Malkawi | May 04, 2014 | ZAATARI — Neighbours of Syria on Sunday called on the international community to help hosts of Syrian refugees shoulder the humanitarian burden…

Azraq Refugee Camp officially opened

by Elisa Oddone | Apr 30, 2014 | 23:50 Syrian refugees are seen at the Azraq Refugee Camp, which was officially opened on Wednesday (Photo by Muath Freij ) AZRAQ…

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