King Abdullah

Why Jordan Will Be Key to Any Mideast Peace Deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must show that he is committed to maintaining the status quo at Jerusalem's holy sites as he declared after meeting …

Benjamin Netanyahu

U.S. Ambassador to Israel: 'Great Meeting' with Netanyahu

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman stated that the meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, …

Israel

Jordan king heads to US for Trump meeting

AMMAN (AFP) -<p>Jordan's King Abdullah II set off for the United States on Thursday for talks with President Donald Trump on Middle East issues including the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the palace said.<p>Accompanied by his wife Rania, the monarch is also scheduled to meet with senior …

Donald Trump

Clashes at Yemen’s Hodeidah Corniche that Leads to Port

Yemeni military sources asserted on Wednesday that clashes between Joint Yemeni forces backed by the Arab Coalition and rebels in the city of …

Middle East

Merkel pledges $100 million loan for troubled Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday promised a $100 million loan to troubled Jordan, where mass protests over austerity measures forced the prime minister to resign earlier this month.<p>She arrived later in the Lebanese capital Beirut, another major Middle Eastern refugee …

Middle East

Merkel: Iran's 'aggression' in Middle East must be countered

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>AMMAN - Measures are needed to counter Iran's "aggressive tendencies" in the Middle East, German Chancellor …

Middle East

Trump's Mideast team arrives in Egypt

Egyptian airport officials say President Donald Trump's Mideast team has arrived in Cairo on the latest stop in a regional tour to discuss a …

Donald Trump

Exclusive: Malaysia's Najib explains why he had so many luxury handbags, lots of cash, jewelry

LANGKAWI, Malaysia (Reuters) - Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak says he shouldn't be blamed for the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal, and declares he knows nothing about money from the state fund appearing in his personal account.<p>He does, though, have explanations for the vast sums of …

Asia

Jordan's king tells Kushner: Mideast peace requires two state solution

The White House "Peace team" — senior advisor Jared Kushner and special envoy Jason Greenblatt — met with King Abdullah of Jordan today in Amman and …

Israel

Jordan’s King Abdullah meets Kushner in Amman

King Abdullah II of Jordan has met with Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and senior aide of US President Donald Trump, in Amman, <i>Thenewkhalij.org</i> …

Middle East

White House says Kushner met Jordan's Abdullah about Israeli-Palestinian peace | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, who is also President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, met on Tuesday with Jordan’s King Abdullah about the humanitarian situation in Gaza and the Trump administration’s efforts on creating peace between Israel and the Palestinian …

Donald Trump

Netanyahu meets with Jordan's King Abdullah in Amman

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Amman on Monday, in what was their first encounter since a diplomatic spat …

Israel

Netanyahu meets Jordan's King Abdullah II

<b>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met Jordan's King Abdullah II during a surprise visit to Amman.</b><p>According to a statement released by the …

Israel

King Abdullah II Stresses to Netanyahu Need to Achieve Progress Based on Two-State Solution

Jordan’s King Abdullah II underlined the need to achieve progress in resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict based on the two-state solution …

Middle East

Trump advisor applauds meeting between Netanyahu and King Abdullah

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>Jason D. Greenblatt stated his support of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and King Abdullah of Jordan's …

Donald Trump

KSRelief Sends 18 Aid Trucks to Yemen’s Hodeidah

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) announced Monday that it was dispatching 18 trucks loaded with relief to …

Middle East

Nano-infused black goo is incredibly stretchy and self-repairs

Silly putty just got smart, in the form of a viscous black gel that can stretch, self-repair and detect facial expressions.<p>A team led by Yizhou Zhang …

Science

Trump Salute to North Korean General Raises Eyebrows

U.S. President Donald Trump saluted a North Korean general on the sidelines of this week's summit in Singapore, an unusual show of respect for a …

North Korea

In response to economic upheaval, King Abdullah swears in a new cabinet

The broad-based popular protests were led by middle class professionals, unemployed graduates and youth who feel alienated and …

World News

Trump faces backlash after saluting North Korean general

Donald Trump is facing some heat Thursday after he went against presidential norms by saluting a North Korean general.<p>“I’m not trying to be gratuitous or unfair but isn’t saluting a General from an enemy military sort of a big deal?” tweeted Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii).<p>North Korea's state news …

Donald Trump

New Jordan Govt. Sworn in before King

The new Jordanian government, headed by Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz, was sworn in before King Abdullah II on Thursday. The new cabinet includes 28 …

Middle East

King holds talks with Kuwait, Bahrain leaders

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah and Emir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah held talks in Kuwait on Tuesday, focusing …

House of Saud

Qatar promises Jordan jobs and $500M in investments

Jordan's royal court says Qatar's foreign minister has promised to invest $500 million in infrastructure projects in the kingdom and provide 10,000 …

Economic Reform

Kuwaiti-Jordanian Summit to Discuss Regional Developments

Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah and King Abdullah II of Jordan discussed Tuesday a number of issues and the latest …

Middle East

Jordanian tribe threatens to 'shake' country unless jailed figurehead freed

LanguageUndefined Beni Sakhr tribal leaders give authorities 24 hours to free Fares al-Fayez, arrested on Saturday on charges of seeking to …

Middle East

3 Gulf Arab states pledge $2.5B to Jordan after protests

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Three Gulf Arab states pledged $2.5 billion in aid to Jordan on Monday in an effort to stabilize the U.S.-allied kingdom as it faces its worst protests in years over government austerity plans that include tax increases.<p>The money from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United …

Business

Jordan pins hopes on billion dollar Gulf aid package - officials | Reuters

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan is pinning hopes on oil-rich Gulf states led by Saudi Arabia committing to a multi-billion dollar aid package to help it weather an economic crisis that sparked rare street protests over austerity plans, officials said.<p>FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators chant slogan during a protest …

Foreign Aid

Makkah Summit Pledges $2.5 Billion to Support Jordan

A Saudi-hosted summit held in the holy city of Makkah on Sunday pledged $2.5 billion in aid to help Jordan overcome its economic crisis. The aid will …

Middle East

Happy 25th wedding anniversary to King Abdullah II and Queen Rania – take a look back at their wedding

On 10 June 1993, then-Prince Abdullah married Rania al Yassin in a traditional Muslim ceremony in Amman. The 31-year-old Prince and his 22-year-old …

Royal Family

Frenchman commits suicide in Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mosque in Makkah

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Saudi Arabia