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Abdullah II of Jordan at SOFEX conference opening in Amman, May 6, 2014. Credit: Ahmad A. Atwah/Shutterstock.

Jordan’s king reveals attack by Iranian drones amid push for more US support

Jordanian King Abdullah said that his country has been attacked by drones with an “Iranian signature” in the past year. The Jordanian leader made the revelation during an interview, “On GPS King Abdullah II of Jordan”...
Naharayim in northern Israel on the border with Jordan, Feb. 3, 2020. Photo by Anat Hermony/Flash90.

Report: Jordanian intelligence foils ISIS attack on IDF troops

Jordanian intelligence agents have thwarted a potential Islamic State attack on Israeli troops on the border the two countries share, Jordanian daily Al Ra’i reported on Tuesday. According to the report, Jordanian intelligence agents uncovered the plot...
A view of Tehran. Credit: Vanchai Tan/Shutterstock.

Balance of power moves in Iran’s favor in Gulf, Jordan, as America pulls back...

U.S. President Joe Biden met with Jordan’s King Abdullah on Monday amid concerns that Iran is gaining strategic ground in the Gulf area and Jordan as the United States pulls back from the region. “You’ve...
Jordan's King Abdullah in 2018. Credit: Alexandros Michailidis/Shutterstock.

Are Israel and Jordan ready to turn over a new leaf?

Jordan’s King Abdullah II has often described his country as being wedged between a “rock and a hard place,” referring to war-torn Iraq and the Israeli-controlled areas west of the Jordan River. And that...
King Abdullah II of Jordan addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Jan. 15, 2020. Credit: European Parliament via Wikimedia Commons.

Jordan sentences two officials to 15 years for alleged plot against monarchy

A Jordanian court sentenced two former officials to 15 years in jail for an alleged plot to overthrow the monarchy led by King Abdullah. “The two defendants held views that are against the political system and the...
Portraits of the late King Hussein of Jordan (left) and his son, King Abdullah. Credit: Amnat30/Shutterstock.

US, Israel appear moving to bolster Jordan amid concerns over economic, social stability

The United State and Israel appear to be moving to bolster relations with Jordan as part of an effort to shore up Jordan’s King Abdullah amid concerns over his country’s stability. Israeli Foreign Minister Yair...
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks during a faction meeting in the Knesset, June 21, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Israel and Jordan reach agreement on increasing water exports, trade

Israel and Jordan agreed to a deal on Thursday whereby Jordan would buy 50 million more cubic meters of water from Israel and increase its exports to the West Bank. The increase in Jordanian exports...
Table-tennis player Osama Abu Jame of Jordan. Source: Facebook/Jordanian Paralympic Committee.

Jordanian table-tennis player pulls out of match to avoid facing Israeli opponent

A Jordanian national table-tennis player recently withdrew from the World Para Table Tennis Championships in Slovenia to avoid playing against an Israeli athlete, confirmed the Jordanian Paralympic Committee. Player Osama Abu Jame pulled out of the championships...
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken with King Abdullah II of Jordan in Amman on May 26, 2021. Credit: U.S. State Department photo by Ron Przysucha.

Jordan is ‘the eastern security zone against Iran’

As the fallout from the latest Israeli conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip continues, Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz has spoken repeatedly in recent days of the need to strengthen a “coalition of...

Blinken visits Cairo and Amman to boost ceasefire, declare aid to Gaza

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken wrapped up his Mideast tour on Wednesday with visits to Cairo and Amman to solidify the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. “We’ve had in Egypt...