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US angers Palestinians with reversal on Israeli settlements

Nov. 19, 2019 2:58 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday said it no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be a violation of international law, reversing four decades of American policy and further undermining the Palestinians’ effort to gain statehood. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

The Latest: 8 die as Israeli planes hit Gaza

Nov. 12, 2019 3:52 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli airstrikes on Tuesday (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Israel has targeted two senior commanders from the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, killing one in the Gaza Strip and missing the second in Syria as it steps up its battle against Iran and its proxies across...

Jordan's king visits enclave day after reclaimed from Israel

Nov. 11, 2019 1:28 PM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's king visited one of two small areas of land that — until a day earlier — were leased to Israel as part of their 1994 peace agreement on Monday. King Abdullah II's toured Baqura, a 200-acre enclave along the Jordan River in the country's north, and tweeted that...

Jordan retakes lands leased by Israel in 1994 peace accord

Nov. 10, 2019 12:14 PM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's king announced Sunday that his country is retaking "full sovereignty" over two pieces of land leased by Israel, reflecting the cool relations between the neighboring countries as they mark the 25th anniversary of their landmark peace deal. King Abdullah II had said last year...

Jordan's king announces 'full sovereignty' over lands leased by Israel, ending a 25-year arrangement

Nov. 10, 2019 6:23 AM EST
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's king announces 'full sovereignty' over lands leased by Israel, ending a 25-year arrangement.

Jordan swears in new ministers following Cabinet reshuffle

Nov. 7, 2019 8:07 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan has sworn in new ministers after a Cabinet reshuffle, the fourth one in two years. A statement from the Royal Court Thursday said the 11 ministers were sworn in before King Abdullah II, who has the final say on key policies. Prime Minister Omar Razzaz ordered the resignations...

Attacker stabs 8 at popular Jordanian tourist site

Nov. 6, 2019 2:42 PM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A young man from a Palestinian refugee camp on Wednesday stabbed eight people, including four foreign tourists and their tour guide, at a popular archaeological site in northern Jordan, security officials said. The suspect's family identified him as Mustafa Abu Tuameh. They said the...

Israel frees 2 Jordanians held without charge

Nov. 6, 2019 7:35 AM EST

KING HUSSEIN BRIDGE, Jordan (AP) — Israeli authorities on Wednesday released two Jordanian citizens who'd been detained for two months and returned them to Jordan, easing a standoff that has soured relations between the countries just as they marked a chilly 25th anniversary of their historic peace deal....

Jordanian officials say several tourists have been stabbed by a lone attacker at a popular archaeological site

Nov. 6, 2019 5:43 AM EST
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian officials say several tourists have been stabbed by a lone attacker at a popular archaeological site.

Jordan Cabinet resigns for slated reshuffle

Nov. 4, 2019 12:53 PM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's Cabinet has resigned as part of a planned government reshuffle, the fourth in two years. Prime Minister Omar Razzaz ordered the resignations on Monday. There were no immediate announcements regarding new appointments, but Razzaz will remain prime minister. The resignations...