updated Thu. January 5, 2023
April 11, 2018
What could possibly go wrong for this thriller about a CIA operative hunting down a Bin Laden-esque terrorist in the “towelhead monarchy” of Jordan (to quote Crowe's corpulent cynic)? Well, try middling reviews and U.S. box office that was barely half of what the film cost to make. And of course, this oneÃâÃÂ ...
Middle East Eye
March 12, 2018
It has allowed us to withstand all the turmoil of the Arab spring, because the monarchy in Jordan is not threatened in the way that the systems in Egypt and Tunisia were. People want reform within the system rather than outside it. Jerusalem plays a big part in this. MEE: A new generation of autocrat hasÃâÃÂ ...
March 8, 2018
King Abdullah-II has just concluded a short but substantive official visit to India. This was the monarch`s second visit to India. The first was in 2006. 12 memoranda of understanding and agreements were signed covering defence cooperation, setting up a Centre of Excellence in Jordan by CDAC,ÃâÃÂ ...
February 4, 2018
Jordan's King Abdullah II said that President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has caused issues, but that the Middle East peace process still hinges on America's as-yet-unseen proposal. Speaking in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS,"ÃâÃÂ ...
The Media Line
December 18, 2017
By contrast, the Jordanian monarchy was quick to condemn Trump's decision, with King Abdullah II publicly vowing to protect the holy city and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. He immediately reached out to Turkey, which has long been viewed as a leader in the region, and called for a meeting of the Organization ofÃâÃÂ ...
Middle East Eye
November 20, 2017
On the same day the interview was published and reported in the Israeli English language publication Haaretz, MEE reported exclusively that the Jordanian monarchy was extremely concerned that the Saudis were rushing to make peace with Israel and normalise relations with it at the expense of both theÃâÃÂ ...
July 25, 2017
On Sunday night, during the meeting of the security cabinet, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his advisers, and senior Foreign Ministry officials realized that the crisis over the shooting in the Israeli Embassy in Jordan was getting increasingly complicated. Jordanian security forces had surrounded theÃâÃÂ ...
The New Arab
March 2, 2017
Comment: Though the Jordanian regime survived the mass protests of 2011, the fundamental economic problems it faces have not been resolved at all, writes Yousef Khalil. Tags: Jordan, monarchy, austerity, IMF, tax, oil, Israel. The Hashemite Monarchy is a regime that has been mired in a protracted crisisÃâÃÂ ...
January 8, 2013
... like dominos only to be replaced by inimical Islamist regimes. But the monarchy red line will not last forever, and Washington will face a series of new strategic challenges when and if this threshold is crossed. The end of the monarchy in Jordan would constitute a particularly serious blow to U.S. interests.
July 28, 2012
Bordering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the turmoil in Syria, and with internal pressure for greater reforms, how will Jordan's monarchy respond? ... an organisation that advocates a constitutional monarchy in Jordan; Lina Shanak, a blogger who writes for Hiber.com in tackling the contentious issue ofÃâÃÂ ...
March 1, 2011
Calls for a constitutional monarchy in Jordan are growing as the government tries to clinch a vote confidence, while the Islamist opposition plans a pro-reform demonstration on Friday. Nationalists and independent Islamists have formed a commission for what they call a "Constitutional Monarchy Initiative"ÃâÃÂ ...
February 6, 2011
Amman, Jordan (CNN) -- 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. The statement from 36 members of the country's major tribesÃâÃÂ ...