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Saudi crown prince concludes Egypt visit, heads to Jordan

Jun. 21, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman departed for Jordan after wrapping up a visit to Egypt on Tuesday following talks with President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi. The two leaders discussed a wide range of topics, including ties between the two regional...

Lebanon, Syria and Egypt sign deal to supply Beirut with gas

Jun. 21, 2022 09:00 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon, Egypt and Syria signed an agreement Tuesday to import Egyptian gas to a power plant in northern Lebanon through Syria. The deal would increase badly needed electricity supplies in Lebanon, which is suffering under a severe energy crisis and chronic outages. ...

Saudi crown prince visits Egypt ahead of Biden Mideast trip

Jun. 20, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Cairo on Monday on the first leg of a Middle East tour that comes ahead of U.S. President Joe Biden’s trip to the region next month. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi of Egypt received bin Salman at the...

UN: Yemen's warring sides resume talks on ending Taiz siege

Jun. 05, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s warring parties resumed talks Sunday on reopening roads in Taiz and other provinces, the United Nations said, after they agreed to renew a nationwide cease-fire. The U.N. mission to Yemen said delegations from the internationally recognized government and the...

2 Jordanian Air Force pilots killed in plane crash

Jun. 05, 2022 10:00 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Two Jordanian Air Force pilots were killed Sunday when their training aircraft crashed, the military said. The two-seater aircraft crashed at 9:00 a.m. local time in the northern town of Ramtha near the border with Syria, it said in a statement. ...

UN has `positive indications' for extending truce in Yemen

Jun. 01, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations said on the eve of Thursday’s expiration of a two-month truce in Yemen that it has received “preliminary, positive indications” from the warring parties about extending the nationwide cessation of hostilities. U.N. spokesman Stephane...

UN says Yemen warring sides meet on reopening Taiz roads

May. 25, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s warring sides began talks Wednesday on reopening roads in Taiz and other provinces as the United Nations pushes to extend a two-month cease-fire ahead of a looming deadline, the U.N. mission said. The discussions between representatives from Yemen's...

Jordan offers to station firefighting aircraft in Cyprus

May. 19, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Jordan’s King Abdullah II has offered to station firefighting aircraft in Cyprus through the summer fire season, the Cypriot foreign minister said Monday. Minister Ioannis Kasoulides thanked the Jordanian monarch following talks with his Jordanian...

Jordan king places 'erratic' half-brother under house arrest

May. 19, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jordan's king has gone public with a royal rift with his half-brother and formalized the former crown prince's house arrest, calling him “erratic” in an unprecedented harshly worded letter published Thursday. King Abdullah II said in the letter that he had...

Jordan king goes public with royal rift, formalizes brother's house arrest, calls him erratic

May. 19, 2022 10:04 AM EDT
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan king goes public with royal rift, formalizes brother's house arrest, calls him erratic.