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More Jerusalem clashes on eve of contentious Israeli parade

May. 09, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police faced off with Palestinian protesters Sunday in another night of clashes in east Jerusalem, a day before Israeli nationalists planned to parade through the Old City in an annual flag-waving display meant to cement Israeli claims to the contested area. ...

Jordanian prince, brother of late King Hussein, dies at 80

Apr. 29, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's Prince Mohammad bin Talal, the younger bother of the late King Hussein who served as his crown prince for 10 years, died on Thursday at the age of 80, the royal palace said. The prince had held several senior positions in Jordan's monarchy,...

Jordan releases alleged plotters following king's appeal

Apr. 22, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan released 16 people detained earlier this month over an alleged foreign-backed conspiracy linked to a former crown prince after King Abdullah II requested they be let go in honor of the holy month of Ramadan. The 16, including tribal leaders...

Jordanian prince makes first public appearance since arrest

Apr. 11, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's Prince Hamzah on Sunday made his first public appearance since he was placed under house arrest last week, reciting Quranic verses together with King Abdullah II at the graves of their forefathers. The gesture appeared to be an attempted show of unity on a...

Jordanian state TV: King Abdullah II and Prince Hamzah make first public appearance since palace feud

Apr. 11, 2021 07:34 AM EDT
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian state TV: King Abdullah II and Prince Hamzah make first public appearance since palace feud.

US resumes funding to UN agency for Palestinian refugees

Apr. 08, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday announced a resumption of U.S. assistance to the Palestinians, including to the U.N. agency that deals with Palestinian refugees, nearly all of which had been eliminated under President Donald Trump. The State...

US resumes funding to UN agency for Palestinian refugees

Apr. 07, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday announced a resumption of U.S. assistance to the Palestinians, including to the U.N. agency that deals with Palestinian refugees, nearly all of which had been eliminated by former President Donald Trump. The State...

Jordan king doubles down on sedition claims against brother

Apr. 07, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Jordan's King Abdullah II addressed the unprecedented public rift within the royal family for the first time Wednesday, portraying it as an attempted sedition involving his half-brother that had been “nipped in the bud," but caused him anger, pain and shock. ...

Jordan issues gag order as new audio backs prince's claims

Apr. 06, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jordan imposed a sweeping gag order on coverage of its palace feud Tuesday after a recording indicated that authorities tried to silence a former crown prince over his meetings with critics, a sign officials are increasingly nervous about how the rare public rift in the...

Statements on defusing public feud in Jordan's royal family

Apr. 05, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Jordan’s palace and a confidant of a senior royal have issued statements saying that mediation has successfully resolved an unprecedented public feud between King Abdullah II and Prince Hamzah, his half-brother: ___ ...