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Britain’s Prince Charles in Cairo, first visit since 2006

Nov. 18, 2021 14:31 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrived in Cairo on Thursday for the first time in 15 years, hoping to promote tolerance and cement bilateral ties. The visit is part of the royal couple’s first tour since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Britain's Prince Charles pays royal visit to Jordan

Nov. 16, 2021 11:27 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, kicked off a three-day visit to Jordan on Tuesday aimed at cementing a century of relations between the allied countries. It is part of the first royal tour since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

UAE's embrace of Syria could lead to more Arab overtures

Nov. 10, 2021 16:27 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A visit by the United Arab Emirates' top diplomat this week may have turned a page for Syria's embattled autocratic president, enabling more Arab countries to re-engage with Bashar Assad. That would be a major shift in a region that for a decade ostracized...

UAE FM visit signals Arab world willing to engage with Syria

Nov. 09, 2021 17:04 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates met with Syria’s once widely shunned president in Damascus on Tuesday, sending the clearest signal yet that the Arab world is willing to re-engage with strongman Bashar Assad. The visit by Sheikh...

Jordan says King Abdullah met with Israeli Islamist lawmaker

Nov. 09, 2021 11:17 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The head of the Islamist party in Israel's governing coalition met with Jordan's King Abdullah II in Amman on Tuesday, the latest sign of warming ties between the two countries. The Jordanian Royal Palace said in a statement that Abdullah and United...

Tension rises in Iraq after failed bid to assassinate PM

Nov. 07, 2021 15:55 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The failed assassination attempt against Iraq’s prime minister at his residence on Sunday has ratcheted up tensions following last month’s parliamentary elections, in which the Iran-backed militias were the biggest losers. Helicopters circled in the...

Ex-queen: Jordan prince who feuded with king still not free

Nov. 04, 2021 05:57 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian prince who was put under house arrest by his half-brother, King Abdullah II, in the spring is still not free, his mother alleged, drawing new attention to a scandal that exposed the typically guarded royal family to rare public scrutiny. ...

Israeli, Jordanian economic ministers meet, talk trade, ties

Nov. 03, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Jordan's economy ministers met in Jordan on Wednesday, the first meeting of its kind in more than a decade and another sign of warming relations between the neighboring countries in recent months. Israel's Foreign Ministry said in a...

Poland's president discusses security with King of Jordan

Oct. 26, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — King Abdullah II of Jordan visited Poland on Tuesday for talks with President Andrzej Duda on security issues and further defense cooperation. The two leaders met at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw. “Jordan is a valued...

Syria, UAE leaders discuss closer relations in rare call

Oct. 20, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The United Arab Emirates’ crown prince received a rare telephone call from Syrian President Bashar Assad in which they discussed strengthening relations and cooperation, Syria’s state media reported Wednesday. The call between Assad and...