Jordan’s king thanks Trump for help in ‘containing’ Temple Mount crisis

Jordan’s king thanks Trump for help in ‘containing’ Temple Mount crisis

by WorldTribune Staff, July 31, 2017 Jordan’s King Abdullah II expressed his gratitude to President Donald Trump for the U.S. administration’s “active engagement” in “containing” the Temple Mount crisis. Muslims returned to pray at the Temple Mount on July 27 after nearly two weeks of boycotting prayers at the holy site, the Jerusalem Post reported. […]

Rights group hits Gulf states’ ban on powerful Qatar media, including Al Jazeera

Rights group hits Gulf states’ ban on powerful Qatar media, including Al Jazeera

by WorldTribune Staff, June 14, 2017 Arab states that have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar went too far when they blocked Qatari media outlets, a human rights group said. Human Rights Watch said that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates blocked Qatari media outlets, including Al Jazeera, while Egypt blocked 62 websites favorable to […]

A Palestinian state already exists, and its name is Jordan

A Palestinian state already exists, and its name is Jordan

Special to WorldTribune.com By Moshe Dann, Ynetnews.com The problem with “the two-state solution” — creating a sovereign independent Palestinian state west of the Jordan River — is that a Palestinian state already exists east of the Jordan River; it’s called Jordan. Its population is predominantly “Palestinian” and it is located in the eastern part of […]

Jordanian official on U.S. embassy being relocated to Jerusalem: Not a problem

Jordanian official on U.S. embassy being relocated to Jerusalem: Not a problem

by WorldTribune Staff, May 2, 2017 Despite the hue and cry in the international arena, the former Jordanian minister of culture said there is no need for Arabs to oppose the United States moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Tareq Al-Masarwa, writing for the government daily newspaper Al Rai, and translated by […]

Report: Netanyahu rejected Obama administration’s peace plan in secret talks

Report: Netanyahu rejected Obama administration’s peace plan in secret talks

by WorldTribune Staff, February 19, 2017 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shot down a regional peace initiative presented by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a secret meeting last year that included Egypt and Jordan, a report said. The meeting was held on Feb. 21, 2016 in the Egyptian resort town of Aqaba and […]

Jordan hits ISIS targets inside Syria

Jordan hits ISIS targets inside Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, February 5, 2017 Jordan on Feb. 3 carried out airstrikes on Islamic State (ISIS) targets in southern Syria. The Jordanian army confirmed the attacks targeted an arms depot, a facility in which car bombs were being made, and a barracks used to house ISIS jihadists. The attack in southern Syria occurred just […]

Heard in London: Europe-wide anxiety on post-Nov. 8 U.S. policy

Heard in London: Europe-wide anxiety on post-Nov. 8 U.S. policy

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct When those in London are not fixated on the U.S. presidential election, they are immersed in their own set of controversial political issues. In late October a Geostrategy Direct editor was in the city to chair a multilateral cyber security conference and to participate in a series […]

Gas deal positions Israel at ‘center of the regional energy map’

Gas deal positions Israel at ‘center of the regional energy map’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 28, 2016 Partners in Israel’s largest natural gas reservoir have signed a $10 billion deal to export gas to Jordan for the next 15 years. Noble Energy Inc. and Delek Drilling-LP will supply a gross 1.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas from the Leviathan field to Natural Electric Power Co. […]

Anti-ISIL Jordanian writer, on trial for posting offensive cartoon, shot dead outside courthouse

Anti-ISIL Jordanian writer, on trial for posting offensive cartoon, shot dead outside courthouse

by WorldTribune Staff, September 26, 2016 A Jordanian writer and long outspoken critic of Islamic terrorist organizations was shot dead on Sept. 25 in front of the courthouse where he was on trial for posting a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed deemed offensive to Islam. Nahed Hattar, 56, was preparing to enter the courthouse for […]

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