By Sarah Dadouch BEIRUT, Aug 20 – Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila’s blend of indie rock and lyrics about social and political injustice has won a passionate following among fans seeking an alternative to Arab pop with its romantic themes. But securing a firm footing in the Middle East has been difficult for the band. Jordanian
BEIRUT, July 17 – A Jordanian military court sentenced a soldier to life imprisonment with hard labour on Monday for killing three U.S. military trainers at the gate of a major air base last year, a judicial source said. The soldier had been charged with premeditated murder and had pleaded not guilty, the source said.
By Irene Hell in Amman Jordan is getting ready for one of its most important conferences in recent years. The World Economic Forum on Middle East and North Africa (WEF MENA) will be held betwee May 19-21, 2017. Jordanian Armed Forces are preparing road blocks around the King Hussein bin Talal Convention Centre at the Dead
King Abdullah II of Jordan, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Niger’s Mahamadou Issoufou are among leaders invited by Saudi King Salman for a summit with US President Donald Trump. The Arab-Islamic-American Summit will be among a series of talks expected to be held in Riyadh between May 20-21, Saudi officials said. Trump has frequently been accused
By Lin Taylor ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan, Dec 15 – In a crowded maternity clinic at a refugee camp in Jordan near the Syrian border, Elhem cradled her crying 11-month-old son, bounced him on her knee and then handed him to her mother to help calm him down. “When I had the baby I felt
By Lin Taylor AMMAN, Dec 5 – As soon as the bombs exploded outside his house in the Iraqi town of Falluja, Rachid Jassam rushed onto the street to rescue the injured. As the teenager ran out, another plane swooped overhead and dropped more bombs, the shrapnel tearing his right leg so severely local doctors
EXCLUSIVE: HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein talks of her humanitarian efforts, family and memories. Leila Hatoum I feel good when we are able t0 bring in the aid to those in need says HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, when asked about her humanitarian initiatives and her interest in helping people from all four corners of the
HRH Princess Haya Addresses a Heartfelt Letter to her Father HM Late King Hussein of Jordan on his Birthday
By HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein Dear Baba, I decided to write to you directly today, because I am trying to figure out how to celebrate your birthday. And I am not sure that I know how, but I know that if I write to you, somehow the answer will come into my head.
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, Nov 5 – Three U.S. military trainers were shot dead in Jordan on Friday when their car failed to stop at the gate of a military base and was fired on by Jordanian security forces, a Jordanian military source said. The incident occurred at the Prince Faisal air base in the
BAGHDAD, Oct 25 – Daesh fighters expanded the area under their control in a remote western Iraqi town near the borders with Syria and Jordan from a third to about half, security sources said on Tuesday. The insurgents attacked the town of Rutba on Sunday in a bid to relieve pressure on the northern city