Jordan: Two journalists nabbed for ‘defamatory’ article on finance minister

Two journalists of local news website Jfranews have been arrested for the publication of an alleged defamatory article accusing finance minister of tax evasion. The portal’s editor-in-chief, Shadi al-Zinati, and editor Omar Sabra al-Mahrama were rounded up Tuesday after an Read more

King Abdullah, President Abbas to set up joint crisis committee on Al-Aqsa

King Abdullah of Jordan and president of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas agreed on Monday to establish a joint crisis committee that would follow up the Israeli violations at Al-Aqsa Mosque. According to PA Foreign Minister Riyadh Al-Maliki, Abbas and Read more

Jordanian justice charges Israeli guard with murder, King Abdullah urges Israel to observe justice

The Jordanian justice has charged with murder the Israeli guard who killed two Jordanians at a residence in the Israeli diplomatic mission in Amman, as Jordan asked Israel to honor justice by trying the killer. Ziv, only known by his Read more

Jordan summons Ambassador for “unacceptable” Iranian comments

The Jordanian Foreign Ministry summoned Iran’s Ambassador to protest against what government spokesman Mohammed Momani said was Tehran’s interference in the “internal affairs of neighboring countries, especially Gulf States.” The ministry said Ambassador Mojtaba Ferdosipour was summoned to protest against Read more

Jordan: Muslim Brotherhood Returns to Parliament

The parliamentary election partial results released by the Jordanian electoral committee have shown that the Muslim Brotherhood is returning to the parliament as a significant opposition force, after it boycotted elections since 2007. The movement’s political arm, the Islamic Action Read more

Palestine: Abbas, Kerry Discuss Tensions in West Bank and Jerusalem

US Secretary of Statemet the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Jordan on Sunday to discuss the tensions in the West bank and Jerusalem that has led to the death of around 28 Israelis and 176 Palestinians since October 1. Before Read more