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Netanyahu meets Jordan's king in surprise trip amid tension

Jan. 24, 2023 10:22 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a surprise trip to Jordan on Tuesday to meet with King Abdullah II for the first time in over four years, seeking to shore up ties that have strained since he took office at the helm of Israel's most right-wing government in history....

Israel's Netanyahu flies to Jordan for surprise meeting with King Abdullah II amid tensions over far-right government

Jan. 24, 2023 08:56 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Netanyahu flies to Jordan for surprise meeting with King Abdullah II amid tensions over far-right government.

UAE top diplomat back in Syria as relations continue to thaw

Jan. 04, 2023 12:45 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' top diplomat met with Syrian President Bashar Assad on Wednesday, his second visit to Damascus as relations continue to thaw between the two countries. According to a statement from Assad's office, he and UAE's Foreign Minister Sheikh...

Jordan bans TikTok after police officer killed in protests

Dec. 16, 2022 11:13 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan on Friday announced it was imposing a “temporary ban” on the social media platform TikTok, a day after a police officer was killed during clashes with protesters that broke out over high fuel prices. Truck drivers launched a strike last week to...

Qatar opens World Cup with lavish half-hour ceremony

Nov. 20, 2022 15:50 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman extended one yellow-gloved hand to a FIFA World Cup ambassador suffering from a rare spinal disorder in an image meant to represent inclusion in a country facing international criticism over its human rights record. It wasn't...

Qatar's World Cup opener shows its reemergence after boycott

Nov. 20, 2022 14:09 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Qatar opened the Middle East’s first World Cup on Sunday with its ruler sitting next to the leaders of two Arab countries that only a year and a half earlier had been part of a boycott trying to bring the energy-rich nation to its knees. No leaders of major...