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  • Obama promises more aid, loan guarantees to Jordan

    2 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama said on Friday that the United States and its allies are making slow but steady progress in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, and he pledged new aid to Jordan to grapple with Syrian refugees.

    Obama and Jordan's King Abdullah made...

  • Obama prepared to authorize air strikes in Syria against Islamic State

    September 10, 2014 | 3:59 pm

    President Barack Obama, who will set out a broad long-term strategy to defeat the Islamic State in a speech to Americans on Wednesday evening, is prepared to authorize air strikes against the group in Syria, U.S. officials said.

    Pursuing the Islamist radicals inside Syria would...

  • Islamic State’s appeal presents Jordan with new test

    August 29, 2014 | 10:47 am

    He had a good job and a loving family, but it wasn't enough for a 25-year old Jordanian who abandoned his life of privilege in Amman to join the Islamic State group that has seized swathes of neighboring Iraq and Syria.

    Handsome, courteous and highly regarded in his profession as...

  • Jordan gears up for parliamentary elections

    December 26, 2012 | 10:13 am

    Campaigning for Jordan's parliamentary elections kicked off this week with tribesmen, former army generals and businesspersons rushing to join the race.

    Early surveys predict less than a 50 percent voter turn-out due to growing anger against government policies and the absence of...

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  • Jordan’s King to address British Jewry

    September 12, 2012 | 3:22 pm

    King Abdullah of Jordan will address the Board of Deputies of British Jews at its annual dinner, the Jewish Chronicle reported. The November event’s theme is multiculturalism, interfaith and world peace, the newspaper said.

    King Abdullah’s father, the late King Hussein, attended the board’s annual dinner more than a decade ago.

    The Board of Deputies is the representative organization of British Jewry.

    Representatives of Britain’s Jewish community met in June with King Abdullah.

  • Iran stirring tensions in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province

    August 21, 2012 | 10:46 am

    In the restive city of Qatif in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, the older Shiites are quiet. They had once cheered the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran and had hoped their time had come for greater equality in the kingdom. But that dream has faded.

    The younger generation is...

  • Jewish leaders meet King Abdullah in Amman

    February 21, 2012 | 11:43 am

    Jordan’s King Abdullah in a meeting in Amman with a delegation of Jewish leaders praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for working to bring the Palestinians to the peace negotiating table.

    The delegation of nearly 100 Jewish leaders, participants in the Conference of...

  • Peres, Jordan’s King Abdullah meet in Amman

    November 28, 2011 | 11:15 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres met in Amman with Jordan’s King Abdullah, the President’s Office confirmed.

    Monday’s unannounced meeting comes amid tension between Jerusalem and Amman over recent developments in the region and the failing peace process.

    The two leaders discussed...

  • Jordan’s king backs Palestinian leader

    November 21, 2011 | 8:18 am

    King Abdullah of Jordan made a rare trip to the West Bank on Monday to display support for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who is seeking to make peace with his Islamist rivals Hamas, and push for a resumption of peace talks with Israel.

    In his first visit to the area...

  • Jordan’s king sees dim chance for peace in near future

    June 16, 2011 | 2:47 pm

    The United States’ failure to bring about renewed Middle East peace talks has doomed chances for peace in the near future, Jordan’s King Abdullah told The Washington Post.

    Abdullah also said that Israelis have moved steadily to the right and no longer are interested in a two-state...

  • Obama to meet Jordan’s King Abdullah

    May 10, 2011 | 10:26 am

    President Obama will meet with Jordan’s King Abdullah at the White House three days before Benjamin Netanyahu.

    The meeting on May 17 will discuss current events taking place in the Arab world, according to reports.

    “The president looks forward to discussing with King Abdullah the...

  • King Abdullah II of Jordan dismisses cabinet

    February 1, 2011 | 8:24 am

    Jordan’s King Abdullah II fired the sitting government and named a new prime minister in the wake of opposition protests.

    Abdullah on Tuesday named a former prime minister, Marouf al-Bakhit, to retake the post. The king charged Bakhit, who served briefly as an ambassador to Israel,...

  • Obama meets with King Abdullah

    April 12, 2010 | 2:47 pm

    President Obama and Jordan’s King Abdullah discussed Iran’s nuclear program during a bilateral meeting.

    At the meeting Monday, part of the two-day Nuclear Security Summit, the two leaders agreed on the importance of strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. Obama stressed...

  • Rabbi reports from Saudi interfaith conclave: We must seize the moment

    July 30, 2008 | 3:30 am

    MADRID (JTA) -- When King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia announced his intention some three months ago to reach out to the leaders of the main religions of the world to convene an interfaith dialogue and to work together to address major global challenges, there was no shortage of...
  • Paving the path to dialogue

    By Judea Pearl

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    First came an "Open Letter From Muslims to Jews," signed by dozens of leading Muslim scholars and intellectuals in the West, calling for "Peace, Dialogue and Understanding Between Muslims and Jews."

    The letter, which was initiated by American University professor Akbar Ahmed and...

  • It’s time to act on Saudis’ support of terror

    By Neal Sher

    December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was stunned at the hostile reception he received during a recent visit to London. It seems our British friends are much more attuned than we are to the nefarious role the Saudis continue to play in financing and fomenting terror.

    As Middle East...

  • Sharm summit talks expose the devil in the details

    By Leslie Susser

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    How to turn the disaster of the Hamas' capture of Gaza into a political opportunity was the main focus of this week's four-way summit in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheik.

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Jordanian King Abdullah, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and...
  • Saudis breathe new life into diplomacy

    By Leslie Susser

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    For the first time in years, serious Israeli-Arab peace moves seem to be afoot. The key mover is Saudi Arabia, and the key document is a 2002 peace initiative that it sponsored.

    The Saudis have quietly been exchanging ideas with Israeli leaders on changes in the document that would...

  • Briefs: West Bank withdrawals coming, Peres says; Israel wants U.S. to stay the course on P.A.

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    West Bank withdrawals coming, Peres says

    Israel plans to remove some West Bank settlements according to Shimon Peres.

    The Israeli vice premier said Saturday that, while Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's plan to "realign" the West Bank deployment was shelved after last year's Lebanon...

  • Nation and World Briefs

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Geiderman Named Holocaust Commission Vice Chair

    President Bush named Joel Geiderman as the vice chair of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. Geiderman, co-chair of the department of emergency medicine at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, previously served on the council,...

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