Topic: Kingdom of Jordan
From Syria to Morocco, repressive leaders at least now admit the woes their regimes cause. That admission can lead to success for pro-democracy protests.
06/20/2011 03:12 pm
King Abdullah II: The monarch's remarks came in a meeting with young Jordanians two days after a nationally televised address in which he endorsed the idea of prime ministers and Cabinets elected from parliamentary majorities, conceding to a major demand raised in six months of pro-democracy street protests.
06/14/2011 01:32 pm
Syrian troops are attacking the northern town of Jisr al-Shughur, which has a history of rebellion against the regime. Increasingly, however, there are reports of dissent within the military.
06/12/2011 01:51 pm
Saudi Arabia isn't taking this whole democracy thing lying down. It's putting down uprisings, beefing up alliances with fellow autocrats, and distancing itself from the US.
06/06/2011 02:18 pm
Today is Jerusalem Day in Israel, the anniversary of the day in the 1967 war when Israel took the Old City and East Jerusalem from Jordan. More than 40 years later, Jerusalem remains one of the largest hurdles to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel insists Jerusalem is its ‘undivided and eternal’ capital while Palestinians insist on securing a capital in East Jerusalem. Here are three reasons why Jerusalem is so important to both sides.
06/01/2011 06:17 pm
While its neighbors are in turmoil, Lebanon has endured with relative calm throughout this Arab Spring. What's Lebanon's secret?
05/31/2011 11:28 am
05/25/2011 06:10 pm
Hollywood's decision to film several major movies in Jordan has made it harder for native filmmakers to afford making movies in the country.
05/25/2011 03:39 pm
Recognizing that the Israeli-Palestinian peace process exists in name only is a far cry from saying peace is impossible. Rather, it might actually allow rhetoric to focus more on making tough compromises.
05/25/2011 01:51 pm
Libya’s rebel government, the Transitional National Council, today accepted a US invitation to set up shop in Washington. But the offer did not come with US recognition of the council as Libya’s sole legitimate representative. Here’s how the US gesture compares with three other countries:
05/24/2011 03:31 pm