KING ABDULLAH II

  • Obama warns of 'Enclave for extremism' in Syria March 23, 2013

    Amman: President Barack Obama warned on Friday that an "enclave for extremism" could fill a leadership void in wartorn Syria, a chilling scenario for an already tumultuous region, especially for Jordan, Syria's neighbor and a nation at the crossroads of the struggle for stability in the Middle East. In a significant...
  • Supporters of Jordan's king take to streets March 27, 2011

    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 when...
  • Jordan Islamists demand freedom for alQaida men March 6, 2011

    Amman: Islamic extremists staged a rare demonstration in Amman on Sunday, demanding release of suspected alQaida 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 changes...
  • I want speedy and real reform: Jordan's King February 20, 2011

    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 the...
  • Memoir by Jordan's king coming out on schedule February 3, 2011

    New York: A memoir by Jordan's King Abdullah II is coming out as scheduled, despite the antigovernment 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 be...