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 resigned Thursday, the Jordanian Royal Court and state-run Petra news agency said.
"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.
Military brass shop for weaponry at a huge arms trade show in Amman, Jordan. VICE goes inside.
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 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.
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.
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.
A Jordanian official ordered an investigation Saturday to look into police officers' attacks on pro-reform demonstrators in Amman, state-run media reported.
Riot police attack demonstrators marching through Amman, Jordan. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
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 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.
King Abdullah II of Jordan dismisses his government and appoints a new prime minister following political protests.
CNN's Rima Maktabi reports on two brothers whose political cartoons have raised chuckles from Amman to Abu Dhabi.
Jordanian brothers Emad and Osama Hajjaj are creating waves with their political cartoons.
Police in Jordan's capital worked to separate pro- and anti-government demonstrators on Friday and avert the violence that erupted there last week.
CNN's Stan Grant on reports that pro and anti-government protesters had to be separated in Jordan's capital.
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.
Demonstrations turned violent in Amman, Jordan, Friday as government loyalists clashed with protesters who are pushing for reforms.
CNN producer Jomana Karadsheh explains how peaceful demonstrations for reform have heated up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Several people in Jordan's capital were injured in clashes between pro- and anti-government demonstrators on Friday, witnesses said.
MME takes a look at Jordan's economic realities of high poverty, unemployment and a large budget deficit.
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.
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.
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.
CNN's Rima Maktabi samples the mood in Amman, as Jordan's restive population faces a regional crisis.
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.
The-cat-and mouse game between protesters and governments in the Mideast and North Africa is not just taking place in the streets.
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.
Islamist leaders say they will go ahead with protests Friday here in the capital despite a meeting with King Abdullah II.
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.
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.
The king of Jordan dismissed his government Tuesday and appointed a new prime minister with orders to implement political reform.
Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan talked to CNN International about King Abdullah's decision to dismiss his government.
Islamists, leftists and union members marched Friday in downtown Amman, demanding more significant economic and political reforms to help struggling citizens.
CNN's Fareed Zakaria tells John King how the unrest in Egypt could impact the rest of the Arab world.
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 and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Tuesday in Amman, according to Jordan's state news agency and the prime minister's office.
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 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.
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."
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
In a podcast interview with TIME's Karen Tumulty, the candidate says Afghanistan will be a "tougher job than Iraq"
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 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.
The glare of the global spotlight on the Middle East this week almost outshone the shimmering sun reflecting off the Red Sea.
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
The U.S. reinforced its close ties with Jordan this week by increasing aid to the Kingdom by 48 percent.
Another weekend getaway, another romantic backdrop and now – a wedding date?
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.
Eleven officials in Jordan's royal court were fired Tuesday by King Abdullah II, Deputy Prime Minister Marwan Muasher said.
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.
Jordan's King Abdullah II has vowed that the perpetrators of Wednesday's suicide bombings will be brought to justice.
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.
A diplomatic huff between Jordan and Iraq which prompted them to withdraw their envoys shows signs of subsiding.
The Iraqi elections helped send a signal to the entire Arab world that democratic reforms are necessary, Jordan's King Abdullah II said Monday.
Jordanian King Abdullah II said forces in Iraq are "getting close" to capturing terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card refuted speculation Monday that he might become the next Treasury Secretary of the United States.
The eldest son of the late leader of the United Arab Emirates has been elected successor to his father, official sources have told CNN.
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 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.
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.
Former CNN correspondent Rym Brahimi is engaged to Jordanian King Abdullah II's half-brother, Prince Ali, the palace announced Friday.
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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