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 Violence at al-Aqsa mosque   erupted despite Israel having suspended Jewish visits during the last 10 days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty

Israeli police in riot gear clashed with Palestinians in al-Aqsa mosque compound on Friday morning after youths threw stones at the gate where officer(...)

The cash will help cover the cost of the Government’s  Passport Reform Programme, which aims to meet expected increases in applications for documents not renewed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Efforts to tackle the passport backlog and open new diplomatic missions in Senegal, Canada and other countries top the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (...)

 Bassem Awadallah: holds dual Jordanian-Saudi citizenship and served as economic adviser to Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, the de facto ruler of his country. File photograph: Joseph Barrak/AFP

The two main figures in the alleged plot to destabilise Jordan in collaboration with unnamed “foreign entities” are set to go on trial in Amman in a m(...)

US secretary of state Antony Blinken is greeted by Israeli foreign minister Gabi Ashkenazi as he steps off the plane at Tel Aviv airport on Tuesday. Photograph: Alex Brandon/Pool/AP

US secretary of state Antony Blinken has pledged to reopen the country’s consulate in Jerusalem – the diplomatic mission that engages with the Palesti(...)

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(...)

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