Jordan

Israeli farmers sweat as land they worked for decades to be given back to Jordan

Jerusalem will soon have to cede control of two parcels of land after Amman refused to extend lease outlined in peace accord; tenants say the government has failed them Dozens of Israeli farmers are facing an uncertain future after being informed that the land that they have been working for decades will soon be handed back to Jordan. The area ...

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Basketball legend Michael Jordan lists modern Utah retreat for $7.5 million

Up in the mountains of Utah, Michael Jordan is shooting his shot. The NBA legend has listed a scenic retreat in the affluent ski community of Park City for sale at $7.5 million. Built in 2006, the hillside mansion is owned through a limited liability company tied to Jordan and his associates, records show. The Park City spread is a ...

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Israel and Jordan’s Secret Security Ties Aren’t Enough

This month, Israel and Jordan will mark the 25th anniversary of their peace agreement, but the bilateral relationship is only getting more complicated. Security and intelligence cooperation has improved over the years, but civilian projects that were supposed to nurture peace between peoples have been stuck. Amman has been waiting more than 20 years for Israel to keep its promises ...

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Rep. Jordan on Hunter Biden’s Ukraine dealings: ‘The American people knew right from the get-go this was wrong’

Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings are something “the American people knew right from the get-go this was wrong,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said Tuesday on “Fox & Friends.” Jordan’s remarks come as Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, was breaking his silence in his first nationally televised interview since his relationship with companies in Ukraine and China ...

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A look at the Jordan Valley Israeli PM has vowed to annex

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s last-minute vow to annex the Jordan Valley if re-elected next week has sparked Arab condemnation and injected the Palestinians into a political campaign that had almost entirely ignored them. Netanyahu has made similar promises before but hasn’t followed through. His current pledge to annex the Jordanian Valley was widely regarded at home as a campaign ...

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King Abdullah of Jordan fears that old allies are ditching him

“WE ARE ALL King Abdullah.” So said the official campaign to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the king’s accession to the throne in Jordan. But the turnout on February 7th suggested that few agreed with the sentiment. Even trays heaped with mansaf, lamb stewed in yogurt, could not rouse large crowds. Two months later the World Economic Forum on the Middle ...

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UN secured only 20% of 2019 Jordan operation costs

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in Jordan has received only 20 per cent of its financial requirements for 2019, according to its operational update for May. The UNHCR reported on Tuesday that as of 21 May, it had received only $74 million of the $371.8 million needed for refugee assistance and protection this year. Jordan is one of the countries most heavily ...

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King delivers Jordan’s address at emergency Arab Summit in Mecca

His Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday affirmed Jordan’s support for its Arab brothers in defending their interests and safeguarding their security and stability, expressing the Kingdom’s firm rejection of any attempts to meddle in the internal affairs of Arab states or threaten their sovereignty or security in any way. In an address delivered at the emergency Arab Summit in Mecca, ...

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Jordanians kidnapped in Syria return safely to Kingdom

AMMAN — Two Jordanians who were reportedly kidnapped in Syria earlier this week returned safely to the Kingdom on Thursday evening, following their release earlier in the day, the Foreign Ministry said. The Jordanian Embassy in Damascus was notified on Thursday morning that the two kidnapped Jordanians were located by the Syrian authorities, and their return was arranged through the ...

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Brotherhood calls on Jordan to boycott Bahrain ‘peace conference’

The Islamic Action Front (IAF), the largest opposition party in Jordan, yesterday called on the kingdom not to take part in the US-brokered economic conference in Bahrain. Mounir Rashid, IAF official, said in a statement that the forthcoming conference was being organised within the framework of “the so-called US-led deal of the century that aims to liquidate the Palestinian cause.” “Jordan’s ...

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