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‘Hashemite custodianship of Jerusalem’s Islamic and Christian holy sites is a sacred duty’

Sep 29,2015 – JORDAN TIMES Following is the full text of His Majesty King Abdullah’s speech at the 70th Plenary Session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Monday:  In the name of God, most Compassionate, most Merciful, Mr President, Mr Secretary General, Your Excellencies: Thank you. It is an honour to stand […]

‘UNRWA to continue serving Palestinian refugees despite regional turmoil’

By Laila Azzeh – Nov 16,2015 – Last updated at Nov 16,2015 JORDAN TIMES DEAD SEA — UNRWA continues to offer a safe haven for Palestinian refugees, despite operating at a time of regional turmoil that complicates its mission, the agency’s commissioner general, Pierre Krahenbuhl, said Monday. After surviving a “chronic” budget deficit this summer […]

World should not take Jordan’s generosity for granted — officials, relief workers

World should not take Jordan’s generosity for granted — officials, relief workers By Khetam Malkawi – Nov 15,2015 – JORDAN TIMES AMMAN — Economists and UN officials feel that the international community is taking Jordan’s generosity for granted and not supporting the Kingdom enough in sharing the unprecedented burden of hosting thousands of Syrian refugees. […]

Jordan: Muslims must lead the fight against terrorism

Jordan’s King Abdallah II speaks during the opening of the third ordinary session of the 17th Parliament in Amman, Jordan, on Sunday. (REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed) ASSOCIATED PRESS Published — Monday 16 November 2015 AMMAN/PARIS: Jordan’s King Abdallah II on Sunday said terrorism is the “greatest threat to our region” and that Muslims must lead the fight […]

Jordanian officer shoots dead two Americans, one South African at security training site

Jordanian officer shoots dead two Americans, one South African at security training site  Reuters International NOV 9, 2015 – 19:20 By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) – A Jordanian officer shot dead two U.S. government security contractors, a South African trainer and a Jordanian translator at a U.S.-funded police training facility near Amman on Monday before […]

Danger facing Syria and Iraq

Oct 06,2015 – JORDAN TIMES EDITORIAL Faced with similar threats from a common enemy, Daesh, Iraq and Syria are being drawn closer at rapid speed. Daesh occupies large swathes of territory in both Iraq and Syria, and continue to pose grave dangers to both countries. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi recently acknowledged that sharing intelligence […]

Terrorism is ‘greatest collective threat of our time’ — King of Jordan

By Jordan Times – Sep 30,2015 – His Majesty King Abdullah attends a UN anti-terror summit in New York on Tuesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court) Amman — His Majesty King Abdullah described violent extremism as “possibly the greatest collective threat of our time” and celebrated the achievements of a “coalition of the determined” in […]

King (of Jordan) proposes steps to counter extremism as he addresses world

King proposes steps to counter extremism as he addresses world By Rand Dalgamouni – Sep 29,2015 – JORDAN TIMES His Majesty King Abdullah addresses the UN General Assembly’s plenary meeting in New York on Monday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court) UNITED NATIONS — His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday proposed seven steps to promote values of […]


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