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Four killed in attempt to smuggle drugs from Syria

The Jordanian armed forces did not specify who killed or wounded the people involved.

By REUTERS
22/05/2022
Jordan's Crown Prince Hamza bin Hussein delivers a speech in Amman

Jordan’s King Abdullah imposes severe restrictions on half-brother

Prince Hamza was accused of trying to destabilize the monarchy in a foreign-inspired plot.

Iran filling vacuum left by Russians in Syria, says Jordan's king

Jordan's ruler complained about attacks on the country's borders, saying "we know who's behind that."

19/05/2022

Experts laud US recognition of Jordanian responsibility for Temple Mount

US President Joe Biden confirmed that the US sees Jordan as the custodian of Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem and the need to maintain the status quo.

By DAOUD KUTTAB/THE MEDIA LINE
15/05/2022

Jordan is key to deepening Abraham Accords, calming West Bank - opinion

Israelis and Jordanians no longer hide their willingness to cooperate, but King Abdullah’s complex internal situation and mounting tensions at Al-Aqsa Mosque may impede rapprochement.

By KSENIA SVETLOVA/THE MEDIA LINE
15/05/2022

Biden assures Abdullah US recognizes Jordan as custodian of holy places

“The President recognized the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’s crucial role as the custodian of Muslim holy places in Jerusalem,” the White House says.

The attempts to degrade Israel’s Temple Mount sovereignty - opinion

The nation of Israel’s history at and identification with the Temple Mount is longer and more ancient than others. It must exercise its sovereignty accordingly.

By Ilan Pomeranc
13/05/2022

Stop Jordan’s false claims of control in Jerusalem - opinion

It doesn’t have custodianship over Muslim and Christian holy sites.

'Israel has no sovereignty in Jerusalem's al-Aqsa,' Jordan FM says

"It is a place of Muslim worship and only the Jordanian Wakf has full authority over the management of the compound," Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said.

US President Joe Biden shakes hands with Jordan's King Abdullah II in the Oval Office at the White H

What to expect from the Biden-King Abdullah meeting

"Jordan is a critical force for stability in the Middle East and strategic partner and ally of the United States,” the White House said.

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