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Jordan gears up for papal visit

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 20:43

Jordan is gearing up to welcome Pope Francis who is scheduled to visit the Arab nation May 24, his first visit since he was elected to the post.

Jordan king to hold Syria talks in Russia on Wednesday

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 05:37

Jordan`s King Abdullah II is to travel to Moscow on Wednesday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the Syrian conflict, after visits to the Vatican and Austria, the palace said.

Will press ahead with reforms: Jordan King

Last Updated: Sunday, November 03, 2013, 14:26

Jordan`s King Abdullah II says he will press ahead with a wide-ranging package of reforms.

Will press ahead with reforms: Jordan King

Last Updated: Sunday, November 03, 2013, 14:26

Jordan`s King Abdullah II says he will press ahead with a wide-ranging package of reforms.

Jordan king in Egypt, first head of state after coup: MENA

Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 21:46

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.

Jordan`s King inaugurates new Parliament

Last Updated: Sunday, February 10, 2013, 19:36

Jordan`s King has inaugurated the kingdom`s newly elected Parliament with a pledge to press ahead with democratisation.

Jordan`s Islamists rally for elections boycott

Last Updated: Friday, October 05, 2012, 23:58

Thousands of Jordanians rallied to call for a boycott of upcoming legislative elections, a challenge to King Abdullah II.

Jordan king dissolves Parliament, orders polls

Last Updated: Friday, October 05, 2012, 09:22

King Abdullah II of Jordan has dissolved the lower house of parliament and ordered new elections, state-run Petra news agency reported.

Jordan king swears in new reform-mandated govt

Last Updated: Monday, October 24, 2011, 22:46

Jordan`s King Abdullah II on Monday swore in a new 30-strong cabinet led by Prime Minister Awn Khasawneh.

Israel fuels instability: Jordan`s king

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 22:02

Abdullah II warned that Israel`s stance in peace talks with the Palestinian is fuelling instability in the Middle East.

Jordan King pledges parliamentary reform

Last Updated: Monday, June 13, 2011, 09:38

King Abdullah II warned against "chaos" and the media creating a climate of "hatred”.

Dozens hurt in Jordan protest clash

Last Updated: Friday, March 25, 2011, 12:45

About 300 supporters of King Abdullah II threw rocks at the demonstrators.