This month, Inside the Middle East explores the stories of women throughout the region, highlighting Jordan in particular as a country whose constitution doesn't codify equal gender rights.
Rebel fighters killed 16 Syrian soldiers in a battle in the northern Syria town of Daret Azza on Sunday, the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Jordan's prime minister resigned Thursday, the Jordanian Royal Court and state-run Petra news agency said.
British authorities have arrested Abu Qatada, whom they describe as an inspiration to terrorists that include one of the hijackers who struck on September 11, 2001, the Home Office said Tuesday.
Military brass shop for weaponry at a huge arms trade show in Amman, Jordan. VICE goes inside.
A UK government official held "useful discussions" with authorities in Jordan over efforts to deport a freed radical from Britain to the Arab nation, the Home Office secretary said Friday.
Abu Qatada's release comes after the European courts ruled his detention was illegal. CNN's Nima Elbagir reports.
A British minister is traveling to Jordan as the United Kingdom seeks a way to deport a freed radical cleric described by authorities as an inspiration to a September 11 hijacker and other terrorists, the Home Office said Tuesday.
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.
The exiled leader of the Palestinian Islamic faction Hamas met with Jordan's King Abdullah II on Sunday in his first official trip to Jordan since his expulsion in 1999.
Jordan's King Abdullah talks with CNN's John Defterios about the formation of a new government and unrest in Syria.
Jordan's King Abdullah met Tuesday with U.S. President Barack Obama to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the conflict in Syria, which borders Jordan.
The United Kingdom cannot deport a radical cleric linked to al Qaeda to Jordan because evidence obtained by torture could be used against him there, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in a landmark case Tuesday.
Palestinian negotiators put forward proposals on security and borders during talks with Israeli representatives in Jordan, Palestinian media reported Tuesday.
Over a million visitors travel to the rock-cut architectural wonders of Petra, Jordan each year.
IME journey beyond the well-worn tourist paths, and meet the people who live, work and protect Petra.
Tensions flared Sunday at Syria's embassy in Jordan -- an incident an embassy official described as an attack on Syrian employees, while an activist deemed it a peaceful demonstration before the protesters themselves were attacked.
Jordan's King Abdullah made a rare visit to the West Bank Monday to hold talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as the Palestinian leader is expected to renew reconciliation talks with rival political faction Hamas later in the week.
IN FOCUS: Jordan's nuclear ambitions
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.
FACETIME: Mahmoud Jibril, former Libyan interim Prime Minister After the death of Colonel Gadhafi, Libya is looking towards a new and very different future. This week in a special edition from the shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan, MME sits down with the country's former interim prime minister Mahmoud Jibril to discuss a timeline for a new constitution and elections. IN FOCUS: Jordan's economic pressures Tensions have been high in Jordan, where King Abdullah dismissed his cabinet for a second time this year and appointed a new prime minister. Jordan is one of the smallest economies in the Middle East and suffers from high rates of poverty. Leone Lakhani takes a look at Jordan's most pressing issues. Marketplace Middle East airs weekly at the following times (all GMT): Fridays: 0845, 1645, Saturdays: 0615, Sundays: 0515, 1745, Mondays: 0045
Three gone (Gadhafi, Mubarak, Ben Ali), two holding on in the face of daily protests (al-Assad, Saleh), two more (Kings Abdullah of Jordan and Mohammed of Morocco) trying to stay ahead of the curve of protest: After 10 months of the Arab Spring, the region is still in the throes of a heady and unpredictable transformation.
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 took a step nearer qualifying for the World Cup finals for the first time with a 3-0 win over Singapore Tuesday to top Asian Group A with a 100 per cent record.
The Israeli ambassador to Jordan has returned to Amman a day after security concerns pushed officials to send much of the embassy staff home early, an Israeli foreign ministry spokeswoman said Friday.
The Israeli Embassy in Amman on Thursday sent home all but a skeleton staff due to security considerations, an Israeli Foreign Ministry official told CNN.
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.
Two of Syria's neighbors joined growing international calls Monday for Damascus to halt its violent crackdown on anti-government protesters -- calls that came even as the violence itself continued.
CNN's Rima Maktabi takes to the dunes of the Dubai desert in search of the fabled and endangered Arabian Oryx.
Forty years ago the Arabian oryx was extinct in the wild.
Riot police attack demonstrators marching through Amman, Jordan. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
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 in Jordan attacked demonstrators Friday on the streets of Amman, in some cases punching, kicking and beating them with sticks.
Clashes broke out between citizens and anti-riot police during a visit by King Abdullah to southern Jordan on Monday.
King Abdullah II of Jordan dismisses his government and appoints a new prime minister following political protests.
Jordan considers Libya's Interim National Council to be the legitimate representative of the Libyan people and will send a permanent envoy to the rebel-held city of Benghazi, Jordan's foreign minister said Tuesday, according to the state-run news agency Petra.
On the website of Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs there is a map -- with a message. The map itself is a basic display of how regional borders looked before the Six Day War in 1967. The message is in the distances drawn from those borders to major Israeli cities.
CNN's Matthew Chance takes a look at how Palestinians, frustrated by peace process, are poised to go it alone
About 6,000 Palestinian refugees gathered Friday near Jordan's border with Israel to mark the founding of the Israeli state and to demand to be allowed to return to their ancestral homes.
Most recently the question is being asked about Syria. Before, we wondered about the rebels in Libya. Before that, Egypt. The U.S. is winging it.
Israeli officials said they will seek an immediate solution after a pipeline that sends natural gas from Egypt to Israel and Jordan exploded early Wednesday morning.
Palace aides stay mum, saying that the couple's post-wedding break will be private
Several civilians and scores of police officers were injured Friday when pro-monarchy supporters clashed with hard-line Islamic activists in this city a half hour northeast of the capital.
A Syrian scholar and political activist was arrested Wednesday by Syrian security forces, an opposition activist told CNN on Thursday.
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 producer Jomana Karadsheh explains how peaceful demonstrations for reform have heated up.
Demonstrations turned violent in Amman, Jordan, Friday as government loyalists clashed with protesters who are pushing for reforms.
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.
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.
Egypt's children of the revolution
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.
In focus: Saudi's economic woes
The turmoil that's roiled Arab states from Tunisia to Yemen is also creating a headache for those entrusted with reviving economies hard hit by rising energy and food prices, growing public debt and the prospect of more expensive borrowing on the international markets.
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.
CNN's Rima Maktabi samples the mood in Amman, as Jordan's restive population faces a regional crisis.
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.
A pipeline that sends natural gas to Jordan was set on fire in the Egyptian Sinai town of El Arish on Saturday, and the suspected act of sabotage has forced its temporary closing, officials said.
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.
CNN's Jim Clancy explains the rioting in Egypt and what that means for the US.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said Thursday he will soon end a two-decades-long state of emergency in that county, according to a news report.
The popular uprisings against longtime strongmen in Tunisia and now Egypt have triggered aftershocks around the Middle East and North Africa as authoritarian rulers move to head off similar uprisings in their own nations. Here's a summary of what has happened elsewhere:
Yemen's president says he will not seek to extend his term. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.
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 director of Middle East studies at Fordham University looks at the unrest in Egypt and beyond.
Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan talked to CNN International about King Abdullah's decision to dismiss his government.
The king of Jordan dismissed his government Tuesday and appointed a new prime minister with orders to implement political reform.
The protests that have spread through parts of the Arab world led to dramatic change in another country Tuesday, as Jordan's king dismissed 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.
The U.N. high commissioner for refugees announced an inter-agency appeal Wednesday for $280 million to support Iraqi refugees.
Nearly everyone you talk to in this little desert kingdom reacts the same way. They break into a broad smile at the mention of Tunisia.
The rising cost of living in Jordan is causing citizens to draw inspiration from Tunisia. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
A hat-trick from Shinji Okazaki helped Japan to a 5-0 thumping of Saudi Arabia to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup as Group B winners.
Saudi Arabia's quest for a fourth Asian Cup title, and first since 1996, is over after they slumped to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Jordan in Doha on Thursday.
Saudi Arabia and Japan made stuttering starts to their bids to win a record fourth Asian Cup title on Sunday.
Egyptian comedy promoter Maha Hosny is driving through the traffic-clogged streets of Cairo while talking to CNN on her cell phone, when there's a terrifying screech of tires and the line goes dead.
It's not the sheep he uses to keep his grape vines tidy that make Omar Zumot's wines unusual. Nor is it the fish he uses as a source of fertilizer.
Arwa Damon introduces us to a vintner aspiring to compete in international circles with his eco-friendly organic wines.
Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based satellite TV network, claims its live broadcasts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup were jammed from a location inside Jordan.
Jordan's King Abdullah II tells the U.N. that Israeli-Palestinian negotiations are critical to world peace.
The U.S. Embassy in Jordan warned Wednesday that "credible information" has been received about a possible imminent threat in the region of the Gulf of Aqaba, the branch of the Red Sea that lies between Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.
Traffic comes to a standstill as Iraqis living in Jordan line up to receive money from Iraq's Dept. of Immigration.
What was supposed to be an act of charity for Iraqis living in Jordan turned into a bureaucratic nightmare this week.
One person was killed and five others injured when a rocket landed in front of a hotel Monday in the city of Aqaba, Jordan, the official Jordanian news agency, Petra, reported.
Three women who worked for the Iraqi government were killed a bus accident in Jordan on Thursday, an official with Iraq's Ministry of Science and Technology announced Saturday.
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.
In focus -- Quenching Jordan's Thirst
Dogs are being deployed in larger numbers to detect explosive devices in Iraq, as CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
Violence has dropped in Iraq, but millions of civilians who fled their homes because of warfare in that country remain "uprooted," a refugee-advocate group said in a report released Wednesday.
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