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Syrian, Jordanian defense officials discuss border security

Sep. 20, 2021 01:36 AM EDT

AMMAN (AP) — Syria’s defense minister met on Sunday with Jordan's army chief in Amman, the Jordanian capital, after Syrian troops captured several rebel-held areas near Jordan’s border, state media reported. The Hala Akhbar news site, which is linked to Jordan’s...

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....

Ministers say Egyptian gas to reach crisis-hit Lebanon soon

Sep. 08, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

AMMAN (AP) — Egyptian natural gas should reach Lebanon through Jordan and Syria soon after maintenance of pipelines and the review of a deal interrupted 10-years ago are finalized by early October, ministers of the four countries said Wednesday. There is no date yet...

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...

Iraq brings together Mideast rivals in bid to ease tensions

Aug. 28, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Arab heads of state and senior officials from the region including archenemies Iran and Saudi Arabia held a rare meeting Saturday at a conference hosted by Iraq. The meeting is aimed at easing Mideast tensions and underscored the Arab country’s new role as mediator. ...

Board says RFK assassin Sirhan changed man; grants parole

Aug. 28, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — For 15 years, Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin was denied parole by a California parole board that maintained Sirhan Sirhan did not show adequate remorse or understand the enormity of his crime that rocked the nation and the world in 1968. But on Friday,...

RFK assassin moves closer to freedom with help of 2 Kennedys

Aug. 27, 2021 23:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California’s parole board voted Friday to free Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin after two of RFK’s sons went against several of their siblings' wishes and said they supported releasing him and prosecutors declined to argue he should be kept behind bars. But the governor...