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German minister discusses Mideast conflict on Jordan visit

Aug. 19, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Germany's defense minister has reaffirmed its support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during a visit to neighboring Jordan. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said Monday that such an agreement would be a "good basis for living together." She also spoke of the...

Jordan summons Israeli envoy over holy site clashes

Aug. 18, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan has summoned Israel's ambassador to protest "Israeli violations" at a Jerusalem holy site sacred to Muslims and Jews. Jordan's Foreign Ministry said Sunday that Amman delivered a "decisive letter" to the ambassador, including a call "to immediately cease all Israeli violations...

Jordan halts film that refers to historical Jewish presence

Aug. 14, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A fictional caper about an antiquities heist set in an ancient Jordanian city has stirred widespread outrage over the film's portrayal of historical Jewish ties to Jordan, shining a light on the tenuous peace with neighboring Israel and prompting the government to suspend the...

UN official says war in Yemen knocked country back 20 years

Jul. 30, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A top U.N. official warned Monday that Yemen's devastating five-year civil war has knocked the country back 20 years in terms of development and access to education. Yemen was already the Arab world's poorest nation before the war, which has killed tens of thousands of people. In 2014,...

Jordan king backs Palestinian state ahead of Kushner visit

Jul. 24, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's king is standing by a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ahead of a meeting in Amman with White House's Mideast adviser Jared Kushner. King Abdullah II met on Wednesday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and restated his position that the creation of...

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...