Jordan http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20173/all en King of Jordan dismisses government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/jordan/111018/king-jordan-dismisses-government <p> Under growing pressure for political reform, King Abdullah II of Jordan dismissed his government on Monday.</p><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/jordan/111018/king-jordan-dismisses-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Jordan King Abdullah II World Leaders Politics Middle East Jordan Tue, 18 Oct 2011 15:32:52 +0000 News Desk 5678309 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria: EU to impose new sanctions, Jordan calls on Assad to resign http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/111114/syria-eu-impose-new-sanctions-jordan-calls-assad-resign <p> Jordan&rsquo;s king Abdullah spoke to BBC Monday, urging al-Assad to step down. Abdullah is the first Arab ruler to issue the Syrian president&rsquo;s resignation since the eight-month uprising began.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/111114/syria-eu-impose-new-sanctions-jordan-calls-assad-resign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Jordan Syria Conflict Zones Middle East Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:16:00 +0000 Kyle Kim 5681244 at http://www.globalpost.com Jordan talks on Abu Qatada deportation 'positive,' says home secretary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/120305/jordan-talks-abu-qatada-positive-says-home-secretary <p> UK Home Secretary Theresa May has said talks with senior officials in Jordan over the deportation of radical preacher Abu Qatada from the UK have been &ldquo;positive,&rdquo; although further assurances are needed regarding the use of evidence obtained via torture.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/120305/jordan-talks-abu-qatada-positive-says-home-secretary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Jordan Middle East United Kingdom Europe Middle East Jordan United Kingdom Mon, 05 Mar 2012 16:07:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5694604 at http://www.globalpost.com Jordan security forces arrest 12 for 'insulting the King' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/jordan/120331/jordan-security-forces-arrest-12-insulting-the-king <p> A police official said the 12 activists &ndash; 11 men and one woman &ndash; were also being interrogated for disturbing public order by blocking traffic in an area of the capital near the prime minister&rsquo;s office and foreign embassies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/jordan/120331/jordan-security-forces-arrest-12-insulting-the-king" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jordan Middle East Jordan Sat, 31 Mar 2012 22:03:38 +0000 Luke Browne 5698721 at http://www.globalpost.com Jordan starts training Libya police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120425/jordan-starts-training-libya-police <p> The 10,000 recruits &ndash; who are all members of the rebel forces that helped topple long-time Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi last year &ndash; will take part in a three-month course in security, public order and investigative work at the international police academy outside Jordan&rsquo;s capital, Amman.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120425/jordan-starts-training-libya-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jordan Libya Military Middle East Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:29:01 +0000 Luke Browne 5701783 at http://www.globalpost.com Jordan TV show turns violent as MP pulls gun on political opponent - live http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120707/jordan-tv-show-turns-violent-mp-pulls-gun-political-opponen <!--paging_filter--><p>Politics got intense on Friday in Jordan, where a member of Parliament<a href="http://www.timesofisrael.com/jordanian-mp-pulls-a-gun-on-his-critic-during-live-tv-debate/"> pulled a gun on an opposition activist</a> on live television.&nbsp;</p> <p>A heated debate between MP Mohammed Shawabka and political activist and former MP Mansour Sayf al-Din Murad over the Syrian regime, broadcast on the Jo Sat televison network, turned into a noisy, incensed shouting match <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFyqKzu2T1Y&amp;feature=player_embedded">before live audiences. </a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120707/jordan-tv-show-turns-violent-mp-pulls-gun-political-opponen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> arab Arab Spring gun Jordan member of parliament Middle East shoe Syria weird Middle East Jordan Sat, 07 Jul 2012 14:52:41 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5710886 at http://www.globalpost.com Jordan: Internet blackout protests censorship http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/jordan/120829/jordan-internet-blackout-protest It's SOPA in Jordan. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/jordan/120829/jordan-internet-blackout-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jordan Middle East Jordan Wed, 29 Aug 2012 16:24:00 +0000 Daniel DeFraia 5717612 at http://www.globalpost.com Jordanian Islamist demonstrate for greater reform after parliament is dissolved http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/jordan/121005/jordanian-islamist-demonstrate-greater-reform-after- Thousands of Jordanians marched in the streets of the capital Amman Friday calling for reform.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/jordan/121005/jordanian-islamist-demonstrate-greater-reform-after-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jordan Jordan Fri, 05 Oct 2012 22:52:37 +0000 Alexander Besant 5721766 at http://www.globalpost.com Abu Qatada extradition: Suspected terrorist wins appeal to stay in UK, gets bail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/121112/abu-qatada-extradition-appeal-jordan-uk-terrorism Britain cannot extradite radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan, after judge ruled that he would not get a fair trial there.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/121112/abu-qatada-extradition-appeal-jordan-uk-terrorism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> human rights Jordan United Kingdom Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:46:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5725669 at http://www.globalpost.com Abu Qatada released on bail as UK vows to pursue extradition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/121113/abu-qatada-released-bail-uk-extradition-jordan Abu Qatada, a radical Muslim cleric and suspected terrorist, has been freed from jail in Britain after a bid to extradite him to Jordan failed.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/121113/abu-qatada-released-bail-uk-extradition-jordan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jordan terrorism United Kingdom Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:05:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5725803 at http://www.globalpost.com