Jordan’s King Abdullah on Sunday met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, with both leaders expressing high hopes that US President-elect Joe Biden would revive peace talks over a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, officials said. In a palace statement after meeting with Abbas in the Red Sea port of Aqaba,[…]
A series of massive explosions rocked the Jordanian city of Zarqa early on Friday, but there were no initial reports of casualties and authorities said the blasts were probably caused by an electrical short circuit at a nearby military munitions depot. Huge orange flames lit the desert night sky after[…]
Jordan’s King Abdulllah II warned on Tuesday that Israel’s planned annexation of large parts of occupied West Bank would threaten stability in the Middle East, news agencies reported. King Abdullah “warned that any unilateral Israeli measure to annex lands in the West Bank is unacceptable and undermines the prospects of[…]
Jordan’s king warned Israel of a “massive conflict” if it proceeds with plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank, as European Union foreign ministers agreed to step up diplomatic efforts to try to head off such a move. Israel has promised to annex Jewish settlements and the[…]
In a statement released on Thursday, Amnesty International called on the Jordanian authorities to provide medical care to the refugees in Rukban camp, located on the border with Jordan in the Syrian Desert, in anticipation of a possible outbreak of the coronavirus in the area. Lynn Maalouf, director of Middle[…]
Jordan’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorised physicians to use hydroxychloroquine along with an antiviral medicine as a treatment for COVID-19 in patients in an advanced stage of the disease. A recent French study has shown hydroxychloroquine, a malaria treatment that has been in use around the world for decades,[…]
A countrywide round-the-clock curfew has come into effect in Jordan as the country doubles down on efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus, barring people from moving except for in emergencies, the government said. Sirens in the early hours of Saturday marked the beginning of the curfew, the exact[…]
By Anees Teladia A Capetonian family has undertaken an exciting journey recently, travelling across Africa by car, with the niyaat (intention) to perform their Hajj (Islamic pilgrimage). Marwaan Jabaar, his wife and two children, left Cape Town on 13 June and have just recently arrived in Jordan. The journey has[…]
At least 18 people, mostly children, were killed when torrential rains swept away a bus carrying students and teachers touring near the Dead Sea, according to sources in the country’s civil defence directorate. Most of the dead are reported to be schoolchildren under the age of 14. Officials said the[…]
Jordanian search teams pulled the bodies of three attackers from the rubble of their hideout, hours after they opened fire and set off explosions that killed four security force members trying to storm the building. Officers also made five arrests on Sunday following the shoot-out, according to government spokeswoman Jumana[…]
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