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JORDAN: THE GEOPOLITICAL SERVICE PROVIDER by Emmanuel Comolet

An interesting study on Jordan, by the Brookings Institute: (February 2014) http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/papers/2014/02/jordan%20geopoltical%20service%20provider%20comolet/arab%20econpaper4comolet%20v2.pdf Editor’s note: What the researchers did not realize: Why is Jordan ‘a island of peace’ among ‘troubled nations’?…

Religious leaders call for returning to religion as means of dialogue

AMMAN — HRH Prince Hassan has joined Christian and Jewish leaders in a joint appeal to “the leaders and brokers of power” in the Middle East and the world to…

Gaza: The Makings of a Modern Day Dystopia

Queen Rania of Jordan Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan dys·to·pia [ \dis-ˈtō-pē-ə\] noun: an imaginary place where people are unhappy and usually afraid because they are not treated…

Jordan proposes ceasefire resolution at UN Security Council

by Khetam Malkawi | Agencies | Jul 23, 2014 | JORDAN TIMES AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday called for an immediate ceasefire of the Israeli aggression in…

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…

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