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Jordan's king calls Syria attack 'a tremendous blow' to al-Assad regimeupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 13:43:00

Jordan's King Abdullah II, one of the first Arab leaders to call for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, told CNN the attack on Wednesday that killed members of al-Assad's inner circle is a "tremendous blow to the regime."

Jordan's prime minister resignsupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 12:33:00

Jordan's prime minister resigned Thursday, the Jordanian Royal Court and state-run Petra news agency said.

Missiles, bombs hawked at massive arms trade showupdated: Thu Apr 05 2012 14:06:00

"You know, it's weird, man. It's like everybody's real cordial with each other. But, at the end of the day, we're, like, buying weapons to destroy each other. I don't want to, like, sound too liberal or anything. But it's really not glamorous. This s*** f***** kills people." Shockingly, the guy who said this wasn't some antiwar hippie who had just dropped acid. He was a 6'4" Marine Corps Force Recon sergeant who had recently returned from two tours in Afghanistan. We were both attendees at the 2010 Special Operations Forces Exhibition (SOFEX) in Jordan. His reaction was prompted by the trade-show floor -- a sea of displays and kiosks from weapons companies hawking missiles, machine guns, tanks, and bombs like they were next year's luxury sedans. Even more unsettling, the biggest dealers were from the U.S.

Bombs, guns hawked at arms trade showupdated: Thu Apr 05 2012 14:06:00

Military brass shop for weaponry at a huge arms trade show in Amman, Jordan. VICE goes inside.

U.N.'s Ban visits Jordan to move Mideast peace process forwardupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 02:25:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pays an official visit to Jordan on Tuesday, as part of a Middle East trip to help move the peace process forward.

'No one has any idea what to do about Syria,' Jordan's king warnsupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 12:19:00

No one has any idea how to deal with what's happening in Syria, Jordan's King Abdullah told CNN, saying he has "great concern" about how things will develop there.

Jordan's king dismisses prime minister and cabinetupdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 10:07:00

King Abdullah II dismissed Jordan's cabinet and prime minister on Monday, appointing a leading jurist to take over the government and undertake reforms leading to new election laws and government accountability, according to a statement from the Department of Information and Communication.

Jordan mulls constitutional reform to weaken king, boost protectionsupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 20:44:00

Jordanian authorities took a key step Sunday toward enacting sweeping changes to the country's constitution, initiatives that would decrease the king's authority, reinforce the separation of powers and bolster civil rights.

4 Jordanian police detained, probe promised after protesters attackedupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 22:43:00

A Jordanian official ordered an investigation Saturday to look into police officers' attacks on pro-reform demonstrators in Amman, state-run media reported.

Jordan police use batons on marchersupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 22:43:00

Riot police attack demonstrators marching through Amman, Jordan. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

Riot police attack demonstrators, journalists in Jordan's capitalupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 23:34:00

Riot police in Jordan attacked demonstrators Friday on the streets of Amman, in some cases punching, kicking and beating them with sticks.

Jordan's King Abdullah II announces sweeping reformsupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 06:00:00

Jordan's King Abdullah II announced sweeping reforms in a nationally televised address Sunday, promising to establish a parliamentary majority government -- a key demand of protesters calling for changes to the regime.

February: Jordan's king orders reformupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 06:00:00

King Abdullah II of Jordan dismisses his government and appoints a new prime minister following political protests.

Jordanian voices through cartoonsupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 07:39:00

CNN's Rima Maktabi reports on two brothers whose political cartoons have raised chuckles from Amman to Abu Dhabi.

Brothers' political cartoons break taboosupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 07:39:00

Jordanian brothers Emad and Osama Hajjaj are creating waves with their political cartoons.

In Jordan's capital, police separate loyalists, protestersupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 11:41:00

Police in Jordan's capital worked to separate pro- and anti-government demonstrators on Friday and avert the violence that erupted there last week.

Jordanian police separate protestersupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 11:41:00

CNN's Stan Grant on reports that pro and anti-government protesters had to be separated in Jordan's capital.

National unity can't be undermined, Jordan's King Abdullah saysupdated: Mon Mar 28 2011 07:59:00

Jordan's King Abdullah II has made a call for national unity and reform following bloody clashes between protesters and government loyalists late last week, the country's Petra News Agency reported.

More than 100 people injured as demonstrators clash in Jordanupdated: Sat Mar 26 2011 11:18:00

Demonstrations turned violent in Amman, Jordan, Friday as government loyalists clashed with protesters who are pushing for reforms.

Protests in Jordan turn violentupdated: Sat Mar 26 2011 11:18:00

CNN producer Jomana Karadsheh explains how peaceful demonstrations for reform have heated up.

Jordan's youth push for changeupdated: Thu Mar 24 2011 06:57:00

Young Jordanians have been taking to the streets of their capital, inspired by revolutions they have witnessed in Egypt and Tunisia, and keen to make their own voices heard.

Obama works to shore up Arab support for Libyan airstrikesupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 05:45:00

President Obama and his national security team worked behind the scenes Sunday to try to shore up support within the Arab world for the military mission in Libya, with top White House aides reaching out to officials of the Arab League to insist the bombing does not exceed the scope of a U.N. mandate, according to senior administration officials.

It's not a Shiite-Sunni divideupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 10:32:00

The roots of the sectarian division between Sunni and Shiite Muslims go back to early history and relate to Muslims' disagreement on the succession to Muhammad's prophetic authority. Throughout the medieval era, hostility has flared between Sunnis and Shiites.

Activists demand change in peaceful Jordan protestupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 02:04:00

A large demonstration in downtown Amman on Friday ended peacefully a week after clashes erupted between pro-government and anti-government demonstrators near the Al Husseini Mosque.

In Jordan, some injured in scufflesupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 14:26:00

Several people in Jordan's capital were injured in clashes between pro- and anti-government demonstrators on Friday, witnesses said.

Jordan's economic hard timesupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 14:26:00

MME takes a look at Jordan's economic realities of high poverty, unemployment and a large budget deficit.

Jordan's king calls for 'real and quick reform'updated: Sun Feb 20 2011 13:31:00

Jordan's King Abdullah II told his new government to enact "real and quick reform" Sunday amid growing protests around the Middle East, promising to root out corruption and give lawmakers a bigger role in government.

Opposition figures join ex-general in Jordan's new governmentupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 08:01:00

Jordan's King Abdullah II swore in a new government Wednesday with a mandate for political reform, a former general at its head and several opposition and media figures among its ranks.

Jordanian tribal figures criticize queen, demand reformupdated: Sun Feb 06 2011 19:27:00

In unprecedented criticism of Jordan's royal family, three dozen prominent Jordanian tribal figures issued an urgent call for reform Sunday and warned that the country may follow Tunisia and Egypt into turmoil without it.

Jordan feels economic pinchupdated: Sun Feb 06 2011 19:27:00

CNN's Rima Maktabi samples the mood in Amman, as Jordan's restive population faces a regional crisis.

Low key protests in Jordan pass off without incidentupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 09:24:00

Several hundred protesters braved rain and cold temperatures here in the capital to protest against Jordan's new prime minister Friday. The demonstration, called by the Islamic Action Front, passed off without incident amid a low-profile police presence.

Digital revolutionaries change Arab regionupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 01:44:00

The-cat-and mouse game between protesters and governments in the Mideast and North Africa is not just taking place in the streets.

Protesters hit Yemeni streets, despite concession from presidentupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 20:58:00

What seemed like thousands of anti-government protesters gathered near Sanaa University in Yemen's capital early Thursday morning, a clear indication that many in the country were not satisfied with President Ali Abdullah Saleh's recent announcement that he would not seek re-election.

Jordanian Islamists meet king but say protests will continueupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 14:32:00

Islamist leaders say they will go ahead with protests Friday here in the capital despite a meeting with King Abdullah II.

King's prime minister choice steams Jordanian oppositionupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 19:19:00

Opposition groups in Jordan are upset with King Abdullah II's choice for a new prime minister, saying the decision should have been made in a different way.

The domino effect of Arab unrestupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 11:03:00

Bowing to the massive pressure of demonstrators, Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak said Tuesday he will step down in September after 30 years in power. King Abdullah II dismissed his government in Jordan as calls for reform swept across North Africa and the Middle East. Analysts offer their views on what this wave of unrest means for the region and the world.

Jordan's king dismisses government, appoints new PMupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 21:05:00

The king of Jordan dismissed his government Tuesday and appointed a new prime minister with orders to implement political reform.

King's uncle reacts to Jordan shake upupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 21:05:00

Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan talked to CNN International about King Abdullah's decision to dismiss his government.

Protesters in Jordan demand political, economic reformsupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 09:35:00

Islamists, leftists and union members marched Friday in downtown Amman, demanding more significant economic and political reforms to help struggling citizens.

Middle East to follow Egypt's lead?updated: Mon Jan 31 2011 09:35:00

CNN's Fareed Zakaria tells John King how the unrest in Egypt could impact the rest of the Arab world.

Jordan's king sees war if Mideast talks failupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 07:46:00

Jordan's King Abdullah II warned that the Middle East may see another war if the issue of settlements is not resolved as part of the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

Jordan's King Abdullah II, Israeli PM Netanyahu meetupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 12:02:00

Jordan's King Abdullah II and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Tuesday in Amman, according to Jordan's state news agency and the prime minister's office.

Jordan releases suicide bomber's brotherupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 16:47:00

The brother of the man named as the suicide bomber who killed eight at a U.S. base in Afghanistan last week was released by Jordanian authorities Friday after having been held since shortly after the attack, his family said.

Al Qaeda claims responsibility for CIA attackupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 08:53:00

Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing in Afghanistan last month that killed seven CIA employees and contractors and a Jordanian military officer, according to a statement posted on Islamist Web sites.

Suicide bomber's actions 'out of character,' says brotherupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 03:42:00

The brother of the suicide bomber who killed eight people at a U.S. base in Afghanistan last week told CNN his sibling's actions were "out of character" and that the man was "under pressure."

Jordanian doctor called double agent behind CIA attackupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 16:52:00

The man identified as the double agent who killed eight people at a U.S. base in Afghanistan was a Jordanian doctor recruited as a counterterrorism intelligence source, a senior Jordanian official said Tuesday.

Fortune: Can Jordan build on its relative success?updated: Thu Aug 13 2009 10:53:00

"We live in a bad neighborhood," one of King Abdullah's top advisors is telling me. "Sometimes, no matter how hard we try or how much progress we make, political events in this part of the world overwhelm them." Actually, it's even tougher than that for Jordan. They say oil and water don't go together, but sadly here they do. Jordan happens to be severely lacking in both: it currently imports 96% of its energy needs and is the fourth-poorest country in the world in terms of water resources.

Obama condemns Iranian leader's comments about Israelupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 15:27:00

President Obama said Tuesday that Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's recent characterization of the Israeli government as "racist" was part of a disappointing pattern that threatens to undermine the prospect of warmer relations between Washington and Tehran.

Gifts to U.S. officials include jewels, pillows, Abs Exerciserupdated: Wed Dec 24 2008 13:59:00

Anti-American sentiment in Arab nations may be at a historic high, but Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was the honorary recipient of more than a quarter of a million dollars in jewelry from an Arab leader over the past year.

Queen Rania most inspirational leader of 2008updated: Thu Dec 18 2008 13:54:00

She is one of the world's most likeable and photogenic leaders, has her own YouTube channel, and is determined to change the face of learning in the Middle East.

Time.com: Obama: 'We Have a Daunting Task'updated: Tue Jul 22 2008 20:00:00

In a podcast interview with TIME's Karen Tumulty, the candidate says Afghanistan will be a "tougher job than Iraq"

Queen Rania of Jordan: a beautiful paradoxupdated: Tue Jul 15 2008 11:02:00

Beautiful and intelligent, and balancing a modern outlook with a deep concern for her people, Jordan's Queen Rania seems in many ways to represent the optimistic face of the Middle East's future.

Jordan's king to visit Iraqupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 14:46:00

Jordan's King Abdullah II will travel to Iraq soon, a top Iraqi official said Wednesday, becoming the first monarch of an Arab country to visit Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion more than five years ago.

Oil at top of World Economic Forum agendaupdated: Fri May 23 2008 08:16:00

The glare of the global spotlight on the Middle East this week almost outshone the shimmering sun reflecting off the Red Sea.

Time.com: A Blow to Bush's Mideast Peace Hopes updated: Wed Apr 23 2008 18:00:00

The President plans to meet next month with Arab leaders to pursue an agreement by year's end. But Israeli Prime Minister Olmert may be a no-show

U.S. increases aid to Jordanupdated: Sun Jan 20 2008 15:28:00

The U.S. reinforced its close ties with Jordan this week by increasing aid to the Kingdom by 48 percent.

People.com: Wedding Bells for French Prez and Carla Bruni?updated: Mon Jan 07 2008 13:23:00

Another weekend getaway, another romantic backdrop and now – a wedding date?

King Abdullah: 'Last opportunity' for Mideast peaceupdated: Sun Feb 25 2007 02:40:00

The current juncture in Middle East diplomacy presents a golden but final opportunity to resolve the longstanding Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to Jordan's King Abdullah.

In wake of hotel blasts, 11 officials firedupdated: Tue Nov 15 2005 19:19:00

Eleven officials in Jordan's royal court were fired Tuesday by King Abdullah II, Deputy Prime Minister Marwan Muasher said.

Jordan confirms al Qaeda behind hotel blastsupdated: Sat Nov 12 2005 07:12:00

Jordan's King Abdullah II on Saturday vowed to back a crackdown on al Qaeda after confirming that four people from the terror group carried out the Amman hotel attacks -- three suicide bombers and the wife of one of the attackers.

King: Jordanians 'get mad, get even' updated: Fri Nov 11 2005 05:38:00

Jordan's King Abdullah II has vowed that the perpetrators of Wednesday's suicide bombings will be brought to justice.

Quake relief in 'race against time'updated: Mon Oct 17 2005 00:04:00

More than a week into the relief effort after the South Asia earthquake, a U.N. official says the situation remains grave and the effort is facing daunting problems.

Iraq, Jordan diplomatic tiff dying downupdated: Tue Mar 22 2005 07:13:00

A diplomatic huff between Jordan and Iraq which prompted them to withdraw their envoys shows signs of subsiding.

Jordan's Abdullah: Iraq election sets 'good tone'updated: Mon Jan 31 2005 11:09:00

The Iraqi elections helped send a signal to the entire Arab world that democratic reforms are necessary, Jordan's King Abdullah II said Monday.

Jordan's king says troops tracking al-Zarqawi 'getting close'updated: Tue Dec 07 2004 19:16:00

Jordanian King Abdullah II said forces in Iraq are "getting close" to capturing terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

CNNMoney: Card: Not replacing Snowupdated: Mon Dec 06 2004 12:39:00

White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card refuted speculation Monday that he might become the next Treasury Secretary of the United States.

Son takes UAE leadership roleupdated: Wed Nov 03 2004 22:19:00

The eldest son of the late leader of the United Arab Emirates has been elected successor to his father, official sources have told CNN.

Jordan willing to send Iraq troopsupdated: Thu Jul 01 2004 18:18:00

King Abdullah of Jordan said Thursday he would be willing to send troops to Iraq if asked to do so by the country's new interim government.

Jordan's king calls for Middle East reformsupdated: Sat May 15 2004 13:44:00

Jordan's King Abdullah II called on fellow Arab leaders Saturday to unite against a "culture of terror and destruction" and enact sweeping changes to bring democracy to the Middle East.

President Bush says Rumsfeld will stay in Cabinetupdated: Thu May 06 2004 17:04:00

With Jordan's King Abdullah II at his side in the White House Rose Garden, President Bush came a step closer to formally apologizing to the Iraqi people on Thursday.

CNN correspondent to wed Jordanian princeupdated: Fri Apr 23 2004 13:58:00

Former CNN correspondent Rym Brahimi is engaged to Jordanian King Abdullah II's half-brother, Prince Ali, the palace announced Friday.

Jordan thwarts 'massive attack'updated: Wed Apr 14 2004 00:59:00

Jordan's King Abdullah has praised his nation's security services for thwarting a terrorist plot he said would have killed thousands of civilians.

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