House of Hashim http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/37054/all en http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302-10 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Netanyahu, King Abdullah II discussed Mideast peace in Jordan: diplomat</p> <p>jjm/srm</p> Asia House of Hashim AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 18:15:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771759 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Netanyahu, King Abdullah II discuss Mideast peace: diplomat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/urgent-netanyahu-king-abdullah-ii-discuss-mideast-peace-diplomat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordan's King Abdullah II met in Jordan last week and discussed the Middle East peace process, a diplomatic source told AFP on Saturday.</p> <p>"Last week, Netanyahu travelled to Jordan and met King Abdullah II," the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity. "In the meeting, they discussed the Middle East peace process."</p> <p>jjm/srm</p> Asia Field Marshals House of Hashim AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 18:31:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771774 at http://www.globalpost.com Jordan king hopes Obama visit revives Mideast peace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/jordan-king-hopes-obama-visit-revives-mideast-peace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>King Abdullah II of Jordan said on Saturday that he hoped the visit of US President Barack Obama to Israel and the West Bank later this month will offer a momentum to the Mideast peace process.</p> <p>"We are looking forward to welcoming President Obama in Jordan soon. And I hope to see real momentum in the peace process after his visit, a strategic national interest for both our countries," the king said in an address to Jordanian and American businessmen at a meeting in Amman.</p> <p>Palestinian-Israeli peace talks have been deadlocked for more than two years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/jordan-king-hopes-obama-visit-revives-mideast-peace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Entertainment Environment Field Marshals Health House of Hashim Politics Religion War AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 14:45:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778109 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama in Jordan on last leg of Mideast tour http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/obama-jordan-last-leg-mideast-tour <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Barack Obama arrived in Jordan on Friday to face scrutiny over his Syria strategy, on the last leg of a Middle East tour after visits to Israel and the Palestinian territories.</p> <p>The US presidential aircraft landed in Queen Alia Airport near Amman at 1445 GMT, and he was welcomed by Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh and other top officials.</p> <p>Obama headed immediately to the royal palace in west Amman for talks with King Abdullah II, a key US ally, on the agony of Syria's conflict in Jordan, which is hosting more than 450,000 refugees from the war-torn country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/obama-jordan-last-leg-mideast-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Barack Obama Fertile Crescent House of Hashim AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:47:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791150 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama in Jordan on last leg of Mideast tour http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/obama-jordan-last-leg-mideast-tour-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Barack Obama arrived in Jordan on Friday to face scrutiny over his Syria strategy, on the last leg of a Middle East tour after visits to Israel and the Palestinian territories.</p> <p>The US presidential aircraft landed in Queen Alia Airport near Amman at 1445 GMT, and he was welcomed by Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh and other top officials.</p> <p>Obama headed immediately for talks with King Abdullah II, a key US ally, on the agony of Syria's conflict in Jordan, which is hosting more than 450,000 refugees from the war-torn country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/obama-jordan-last-leg-mideast-tour-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Barack Obama Field Marshals House of Hashim AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 17:01:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791252 at http://www.globalpost.com US, Jordan troops hold desert war games http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130619/us-jordan-troops-hold-desert-war-games <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US and Jordanian F-16 fighter jets attacked dummy targets in the kingdom's southern desert on Wednesday, while Navy SEALs and other special forces rescued "hostages" and nabbed "terrorists" in mock exercises under major multinational manoeuvrers.</p> <p>Using live ammunition, six F-16s, two AV-8B Harrier jets, 28 tanks, 20 armoured personnel carriers and 800 US and Jordanian troops took part in a 45-minute drill in Quweira close to the Red Sea port of Aqaba as part of "Eager Lion 2013," which wraps up on Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130619/us-jordan-troops-hold-desert-war-games" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Field Marshals House of Hashim War AFP Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:01:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5861547 at http://www.globalpost.com US, Jordan troops hold desert war games http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130619/us-jordan-troops-hold-desert-war-games-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US and Jordanian F-16 fighter jets hit dummy targets in the kingdom's southern desert on Wednesday, while Navy SEALs and other special forces rescued "hostages" and nabbed "terrorists" in mock exercises under major multinational manoeuvrers.</p> <p>Using live ammunition, six F-16s, two AV-8B Harrier jets, 28 tanks, 20 armoured personnel carriers, 800 US and Jordanian troops took part in a 45-minute drill in Quweira close to the Red Sea port of Aqaba as part of "Eager Lion 2013," which wraps up on Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130619/us-jordan-troops-hold-desert-war-games-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Environment Field Marshals Health House of Hashim Politics War AFP Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:04:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5861711 at http://www.globalpost.com Jordan king in Egypt, first head of state after coup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130720/jordan-king-egypt-first-head-state-after-coup-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jordan's King Abdullah II arrived in Cairo on Saturday, in the first visit by a head of state to Egypt since its July 3 coup, state media reported.</p> <p>The monarch had been among the first leaders to congratulate Egyptians after the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi following mass protests calling for him to resign.</p> <p>Abdullah, who faces challenges at home from Islamists, was met at the airport by military-backed interim prime minister Hazem al-Beblawi, the official MENA news agency reported.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130720/jordan-king-egypt-first-head-state-after-coup-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia House of Hashim Middle East War AFP Sat, 20 Jul 2013 13:09:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5888954 at http://www.globalpost.com Jordan king in Egypt, first head of state after coup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130720/jordan-king-egypt-first-head-state-after-coup-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jordan's King Abdullah II visited Cairo briefly on Saturday in the first visit by a head of state to Egypt since its July 3 coup, state media reported.</p> <p>The monarch had been among the first leaders to congratulate Egyptians after the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi following mass protests calling for him to resign.</p> <p>Abdullah, who faces challenges at home from Islamists, was met at the airport by military-backed interim prime minister Hazem al-Beblawi, the official MENA news agency reported.</p> <p>He left several hours later, an airport official said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130720/jordan-king-egypt-first-head-state-after-coup-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia House of Hashim Middle East Politics War AFP Sat, 20 Jul 2013 14:32:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5888983 at http://www.globalpost.com Jordan king in Egypt, first head of state after coup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130720/jordan-king-egypt-first-head-state-after-coup-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jordan's King Abdullah II visited Cairo Saturday to meet interim president Adly Mansour in the first visit by a head of state since Egypt's July 3 coup, state media reported.</p> <p>The monarch had been among the first leaders to congratulate Egyptians after the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi following mass protests calling for him to resign.</p> <p>Abdullah and Mansour "agreed on strengthening bilateral ties" during the brief visit, the presidency said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130720/jordan-king-egypt-first-head-state-after-coup-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia House of Hashim Politics War AFP Sat, 20 Jul 2013 15:02:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5889002 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry in Jordan to meet with king: State Department http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140307/kerry-jordan-meet-king-state-department-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Jordan on Friday for talks with King Abdullah II on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, a US spokeswoman travelling with him said.</p> <p>The short stop in the Red Sea port of Aqaba, where he was to meet the king, had not been previously announced.</p> <p>nr-akh/jk</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Asia Fertile Crescent House of Hashim John Kerry AFP Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:55:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6089450 at http://www.globalpost.com Jordan king visits family of 'martyr' judge killed by Israel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140316/jordan-king-visits-family-martyr-judge-killed-israel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>King Abdullah II on Sunday visited the family of a Jordanian judge killed by Israeli soldiers to offer his condolences, the palace said on Twitter.</p> <p>A picture on Twitter showed the king hugging the father of 38-year-old Raed Zeiter.</p> <p>"His majesty King Abdullah II offers condolences to the family of martyr judge Raed Zeiter," reads the caption.</p> <p>Israeli troops shot Zeiter, a Palestinian Jordanian, at a border crossing last Monday, saying he attacked them, igniting a diplomatic row between Israel and the kingdom and causing furore among Jordanians.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140316/jordan-king-visits-family-martyr-judge-killed-israel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Field Marshals House of Hashim Human Interest AFP Sun, 16 Mar 2014 18:01:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6096945 at http://www.globalpost.com Equestrian: FEI rule change to allow third term for Princess Haya http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140429/equestrian-fei-rule-change-allow-third-term-princess-haya <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) have voted overwhelmingly to change their statutes to allow Princess Haya Al Hussein of Jordan to run for a third term as president.</p> <p>A total of 103 national federations voted in favour of the ammendment with just three against during a general assembly of the FEI in Lausanne on Tuesday.</p> <p>Princess Haya, daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan, had herself been behind the introduction of two four year terms as the limit on the FEI president's term in office in 2006.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140429/equestrian-fei-rule-change-allow-third-term-princess-haya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> House of Hashim Military personnel United Arab Emirates AFP Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:35:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6133984 at http://www.globalpost.com 1st LD Writethru: Ban nominates new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140606/1st-ld-writethru-ban-nominates-new-un-high-commissioner-huma <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UNITED NATIONS, June 6 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Friday nominated Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan as the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.</p> <p>"The secretary-general, following consultations with the chairmen of the regional groups of member states, today informed the General Assembly of his intention" to appoint Prince Zeid Al- Hussein of Jordan as the new UN human rights chief, said a statement issued here by Ban's spokesperson.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140606/1st-ld-writethru-ban-nominates-new-un-high-commissioner-huma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia House of Hashim Technology United Nations Xinhua News Agency Fri, 06 Jun 2014 22:04:59 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6169262 at http://www.globalpost.com Jordan's U.N. envoy appointed new U.N. human rights chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140616/jordans-un-envoy-appointed-new-un-human-rights-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The 193-member U.N. General Assembly approved Jordan's U.N. ambassador, Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein, as its human rights chief based in Geneva on Monday, making him the first Muslim and Arab to hold the job.</p> <p>U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon nominated Prince Zeid earlier this month to replace Navi Pillay, a South African jurist who in 2012 was given an abbreviated second term of only two years due to pressure the United States, which disliked her criticism of Israel, U.N. diplomats said at the time.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140616/jordans-un-envoy-appointed-new-un-human-rights-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foreign relations of Jordan House of Hashim Prince Zeid bin Ra'ad War Thomson Reuters Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:35:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6178395 at http://www.globalpost.com