Jordan to secure 5-year US aid pledge: Jordanian official

AMMAN: Jordan will secure a promise of five more years of US financial aid in a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to be signed in Amman on Wednesday during a visit by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a Jordanian official said. The previous such MoU was for three years. The new,

Palestinians seeking support for multi-national mediation

AMMAN: The Palestinian leadership is conducting a wide-ranging campaign to replace US-sponsored mediation with a multi-national effort. Veteran Palestinian leader Nabil Shaath told Arab News that the days of dealing solely with the Americans are over. Shaath, a senior adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, was dispatched to Russia and China

Pope to meet Jordan’s King Abdullah

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis will meet Jordan’s King Abdullah II at the Vatican next week, the Holy See announced on Friday, as Palestinians continue to clash with Israeli forces over US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Demonstrations and violence broke out across the Palestinian territories for

US embassies warn Americans to exercise caution in wake of Trump speech

US embassies in the Middle East and Europe issued warnings to Americans traveling or living there of the potential for violent protests after US President Donald Trump’s Wednesday decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Within minutes of Trump’s announcement, the embassies in Turkey, Jordan, Germany and Britain issued