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Arab world ‘embracing extremism’, says audience at New Arab Debates

AMMAN — More than half (59 per cent) the audience at Sunday’s New Arab Debate voted for the motion: “The Arab world is embracing extremism not fighting it.” A vote…

Prince Ali to stand for FIFA presidency

Reuters 14 hrs ago © REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed Jordan’s Prince Ali bin Al Hussein (C) arrives for the opening of the 17th Parliament’s second ordinary session in Amman November 2, 2014.…

UNHCR chief due in Jordan to ‘mobilise int’l help’

by Khetam Malkawi | Jan 05, 2015 | 23:47  JORDAN TIMES UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres speaks at an event during a previous visit to Jordan (Photo courtesy…

Palestinians to ‘fully coordinate’ with Jordan on future moves

AMMAN — Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour on Sunday discussed with his Palestinian counterpart Rami Hamdallah issues of mutual concern, mainly the failure of the Arab push to obtain a UN resolution setting…

Jordan’s diplomacy made significant win in pro-Jerusalem campaign — analysts

by Saeb Rawashdeh | Jan 03, 2015 | 22:12 Palestinian scouts play music during a ceremony commemorating the birth of Prophet Mohammad outside the Dome of the Rock at Al…

ISIS releases interview with captive Jordanian pilot

Associated Press BEIRUT: ISIS published Monday an interview with the Jordanian pilot captured last week after his plane crashed in northern Syria. First Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh’s F-16 went down near ISIS’s de…

Jordan vows ‘every effort’ to save pilot

AMMAN: Jordan vowed Thursday to make every effort to save a pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria as Washington denied claims the terrorists shot his warplane out…

Queen Rania: Extremism’s Innocent Victims: Children and Islam

Source: Huffington Post Queen Rania of Jordan, Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Yesterday morning, all over the world, mothers kissed their children and waved them off to school,…

Jordan’s Palestinian draft calls for peace with Israel in a year

UNITED NATIONS: Jordan formally submitted to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday a draft resolution calling for peace between Israel and the Palestinians within one year that “fulfills the…

Islam condemns the killing of children — Queen Rania

AMMAN — “When did children become legitimate targets for radicals? When did global human rights treaties designed to protect children cease to matter?” Her Majesty Queen Rania asked in an opinion…

Jordan: House speaker urges restraint as MPs reject projected gas deal with Israel

by Raed Omari | Dec 16, 2014 | 23:49 MP Mahmoud Kharabsheh (second left) is among signatories to a memo calling for a no-confidence motion in the government (Photo by…

Jordan’s King Says Fight Against ISIS Is ‘a Third World War, a Muslim Problem’

Jordan’s King Abdullah II, who is in Washington to meet with President Barack Obama, described the battle against the Islamic State, or ISIS, terror group in Iraq and Syria as…

Prince Hassan calls for encouraging interfaith dialogue

ROME — HRH Prince Hassan has called for encouraging interfaith dialogue as a way to celebrate religious diversity and culture, and focus on similarities rather than differences. In an address…

Jordan makes $2.87b appeal under response plan to refugee crisis

by Khetam Malkawi | Dec 04, 2014 JORDAN TIMES AMMAN — Jordan on Thursday stressed its commitment to supporting Syrian refugees on its territory, but warned that the same level…

Jordan needs 72 new schools to accommodate refugee children — Majali

AMMAN — Minister of Interior Hussein Majali emphasised at a meeting with Japan’s Ambassador to Jordan Shunichi Sakurai on Monday that Jordan and Japan are bound by strategic and distinguished…

Jordan must not become a bankrupt refugee state

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 Chris Doyle Two brothers faced each other in wheelchairs. Only by sheer accident of fate did these two Syrian refugees find themselves reunited in a small…

Region’s security hinges on Mideast peace — King

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday asserted that the Palestinian issue is the core and essence of the conflict in the Middle East, noting that the region will…

King meets Kerry, Netanyahu for talks on Jerusalem tension

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday hosted a trilateral meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cool tempers arising as…

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