King Abdullah Ii

  • Supporters of Jordan's king take to streets 27-03-2011 08:07 AM

    Amman: Thousands of supporters of Jordan's King Abdullah II took to the streets of the capital to express their loyalty, as a resilient opposition protest movement demands political reforms and new elections. The 7,000 people on Saturday sought to put on a display that would counterbalance scenes a day earlier...
  • Jordan Islamists demand freedom for al-Qaida men 06-03-2011 11:50 PM

    Amman: Islamic extremists staged a rare demonstration in Amman on Sunday, demanding release of suspected al-Qaida leaders now on trial. The protest by the group of about 300 Salafi Muslims, whose ultraconservative sect is banned in Jordan, was only indirectly tied to weeks of demonstrations in Jordan, calling for significant...
  • I want speedy and real reform: Jordan's King 20-02-2011 09:48 PM

    Amman: Jordanian King Abdullah II pledged to pursue swift and effective reforms on Sunday in a rare meeting with personnel of the country's three branches of government. "I want speedy and real reform. Barring that, the situation will remain as it was in the past, when those who were assigned...
  • Memoir by Jordan's king coming out on schedule 03-02-2011 05:28 PM

    New York: A memoir by Jordan's King Abdullah II is coming out as scheduled, despite the anti-government uprisings in his country and elsewhere in the Middle East. Carolyn Coleburn, a spokeswoman for Viking, said Wednesday that 'Our Last Best Chance: The Pursuit of Peace in a Time of Peril' will...