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Israel PM in first official trip to Egypt in over a decade

Sep. 14, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The leaders of Egypt and Israel met Monday as part of the first official trip to Egypt by an Israeli prime minister in over a decade, and rising tensions in the Gaza Strip were at the top of their agenda. Gaza is sandwiched between Israel and Egypt, and...

Over 100 world leaders to attend UN gathering in person

Sep. 13, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 100 heads of state and government are planning to attend the U.N. General Assembly’s annual gathering of world leaders in person next week, including U.S. President Joe Biden, King Abdullah II of Jordan and the presidents of Brazil and Venezuela, according...

Jordanian court upholds convictions in royal plot

Sep. 09, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian court on Thursday upheld the conviction of two former senior officials on sedition and other charges connected to an alleged plot against the kingdom involving the half-brother of King Abdullah II. Bassem Awadallah, who has U.S....

Jordanian soldier from 1967 war laid to rest in Jerusalem

Sep. 06, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Jordanian soldier killed in the 1967 Middle East war was given a military funeral and laid to rest in east Jerusalem on Monday, in an extraordinary scene that pointed to improved ties between Israel and Jordan after years of tensions. The soldier's...

Israel President meets Jordanian king to cultivate ties

Sep. 04, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's president met with the Jordanian king this past week, in a new sign of improved relations between the two countries, the president's office said Saturday. At the king's invitation, new President Isaac Herzog met King Abdullah II at his palace...

Leaders of Egypt, Jordan, Palestinians meet in Cairo

Sep. 02, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president held talks in Cairo on Thursday with the King of Jordan and the president of the Palestinian Authority aimed at reviving the Middle East peace process and strengthening a ceasefire that halted the Israel-Hamas war. Egypt's Abdel Fattah...

US raises concerns about treatment of ex-Jordanian official

Aug. 27, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.S. State Department has raised concerns with Jordan about the possible mistreatment of a former top official imprisoned for sedition in an alleged plot against the Western-allied monarchy involving the half-brother of King Abdullah II. ...

International conference on Lebanon raises $370 million

Aug. 04, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

SAULIEU, France (AP) — An international conference on Lebanon on Wednesday raised some $370 million in aid to meet the country's humanitarian needs, one year after the massive explosion at Beirut’s port, the French presidency said. The pledges, to be delivered over...

Seeking Mediterranean allies, Greece hosts Jordan's king

Jul. 28, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — King Abdullah II of Jordan was meeting Wednesday in Athens with the leaders of Greece and Cyprus as part of regular high-level contacts launched between the three Mediterranean countries in 2018. Greece is seeking to expand its economic and...

Biden says US combat mission in Iraq to conclude by year end

Jul. 26, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday the U.S. combat mission in Iraq will conclude by the end of the year, an announcement that reflects the reality on the ground more than a major shift in U.S. policy. Even before Biden took office, the main U.S. focus has...