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Image from November 28th, 2006, of Prince Hamzah Bin al-Hussein (R) and Prince Hashem Bin al-Hussein, half-brothers of King Abdullah II of Jordan, at the opening of the parliament in Amman. File photograph: AP Photo/Mohammad abu Ghosh

Employees and associates of a Jordanian prince accused of plotting to undermine the government were still being held incommunicado by security forces (...)

Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein raised the suspicions of Jordan’s security forces by taking part in meetings where Herak tribesmen have criticised the king. Photograph:  Khalil Mazraawi/AFP via Getty Images

Former crown prince Hamzah bin Hussein has deepened the unprecedented rift in Jordan’s ruling family by rejecting a military order to remain under hou(...)

Jordan’s prime minister, Omar Razzaz. Photograph: Khalil Mazraawi/AFP via Getty Images

Jordan’s prime minister has said his country could view positively a “one-state democratic solution” to the Israel-Palestine dispute, as he warned tha(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu meeting US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Photograph:  Kobi Gideon/GPO via getty Images

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo discussed Israel’s plans to annex large parts of the West Bank during talks in Jerusalem on Wednesday with Israeli p(...)

Boys unload food provided by the World Food Programme at an aid centre in Sanaa. More than 24 million desperately need humanitarian aid. Photograph: Photograph: Yahya Arhab

After more than a year of battling and bickering, Yemen’s Houthi rebels and the Saudi-sponsored government have decided to implement a large-scale pri(...)

Sesame scientific director Giorgio Paolucci points out one of the magnetic devices used to accelerate electrons around the synchrotron’s ring at the facility in Jordan. Photograph: GeekWire/Alan Boyle

The road to Sesame climbs through the hills on the outskirts of the Jordanian capital Amman, past suburban villages, small farms and fields of olive t(...)

 People walk near a burnt-out bank after protests in Tehran last month. Photograph: Nazanin Tabatabaee/West Asia News Agency via Reuters

Iranian state television has acknowledged that security forces killed “rioters” in several cities during the protests that convulsed the country last (...)

Palestinian children play outside their dwelling in al-Eizariya town with the Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim in the background, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Photograph: Raneen Sawafta/Reuters

Palestinians have condemned the US announcement that Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem are not illegal. Secretary of st(...)

Ryanair  has booked two lines at the Jordanian company’s facility from next month through to March 2020, where the Boeing aircraft will be checked

Ryanair has hired Jordan-based Joramco to carry out detailed maintenance checks on aircraft. Safety regulators require all airlines to carry out regu(...)

Benny Gantz, leader and candidate of the Israel Resilience party that is part of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) political alliance, shakes hands with supporters in Tel Aviv. Photograph:  Gali Tibbon/AFP

The Palestinians and Arabs are hoping and praying Israel’s next coalition will not be headed by the right-wing Likud’s Binyamin Netanyahu. “Anyone b(...)

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