Latest Amman News

Jordanian PM: Economic plan no substitute for Mideast peace

Jul. 7, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's prime minister says an economic deal cannot be a substitute for a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, echoing concerns by critics of the U.S. peace summit in Bahrain last month. Prime Minister Omar Razzaz said Sunday that the "road to peace is clear" and must...

Netflix's first Arabic original sparks backlash on home turf

Jun. 19, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — On a high school trip to Jordan's ancient city of Petra, a group of teenagers sneak out at night to drink beer, smoke weed and gossip around a bonfire. A girl asks her frisky boyfriend to take things slow. By global Netflix standards, its first original Arabic series "Jinn" hardly...

Netflix's first Arabic original causes controversy in Jordan

Jun. 14, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Netflix's first Arabic original series, the supernatural teen drama "Jinn," has debuted worldwide with much fanfare, but sparked uproar in Jordan where it is set. State-run media reported that the thriller's release prompted condemnation from several government officials who vowed to...

Jordan says still undecided on Mideast peace conference

Jun. 13, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan says it has not decided whether to attend the Trump administration's Mideast peace conference, appearing to contradict White House claims. Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi told state-run TV channel al-Mamlaka on Thursday that Jordan "did not announce an official position" on this...

Jordan stands by 2-state Israel-Palestinian solution

May. 29, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan on Wednesday stood by a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, exposing a rift with the United States as the Trump administration tries to rally Arab support for a peace conference next month in Bahrain. Presidential advisers Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt...