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Jordanian protesters shout slogans before members of the gendarmerie and security forces during a demonstration outside the Prime Minister's office in the capital Amman, 3. June, 2018/ AFP.
June 20, 2018 - 13:49 GMT
Recent protests have led analysts to characterize Jordan as weak and going through destabilization but the Kingdom has pretty much schooled the entire Middle East on protests, civic engagement, and how government can and should respond. Jordan and its people have rightfully earned a tremendous amount of respect on how to deal with protests.
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres (Twitter)
June 20, 2018 - 11:29 GMT
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday voiced regret over the decision by the U.S. to unilaterally withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC).
Airstrikes in Gaza Strip (Twitter)
June 20, 2018 - 09:51 GMT
Israeli warplanes carried out airstrikes in the blockaded Gaza Strip following rocket fire from the Palestinian territory, according to the Israeli military on Wednesday.
Senior Adviser to US President Jared Kushner (Twitter)
June 20, 2018 - 09:47 GMT
King Abdullah on Tuesday received Senior Adviser to the US President Jared Kushner, Assistant to the President and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, and the accompanying delegation currently on a regional tour.
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (Twitter)
June 20, 2018 - 07:55 GMT
The U.S. on Tuesday announced its withdrawal from the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC), accusing the body of being hypocritical and biased against Israel.
A ball of fire is seen following an Israel air strike on Gaza. (AFP/ File)
June 19, 2018 - 13:11 GMT
The Israeli army killed on Monday a Palestinian and injured four others after they tried to approach the border fence, meanwhile, another Palestinian died from a sustained injury.
Israeli soldiers pepper spray a Palestinian as they crackdown on protest over land belonging to the West Bank. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
June 19, 2018 - 10:45 GMT
Israeli forces rounded up 13 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military announced on Tuesday.
Israeli soldiers arrest Palestinians who tried to approach the Gaza fence during clashes east of Gaza City on May 15, 2018. (AFP/ File Photo)
June 19, 2018 - 09:02 GMT
The Palestinian Authority has cautioned regional states against collaborating with Israel regarding an American “aid” plan for the Gaza Strip, saying the scheme is meant to sow discord among Palestinians and get concessions on occupied Jerusalem al-Quds.
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June 18, 2018 - 18:00 GMT
A Palestinian youth was killed Monday by Israeli troops near the Gaza-Israel security fence, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.
Seine River, Paris (Shutterstock/File Photo)
June 18, 2018 - 17:00 GMT
Police in France have prevented two boats from a Gaza Strip-bound flotilla from docking in Seine River, despite subjecting the vessels to extensive searches in advance.
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and the second-in-line to the throne will visit the region for the first time ever. (AFP/FIle Photo)
June 18, 2018 - 14:31 GMT
As Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is scheduled to visit the Middle East for his first time ever, the British royal family issued a statement on details of the visit that will include Jordan, Israel and the “Occupied Palestinian territories” where he will have “a short briefing on the history and geography of Jerusalem's Old City from a viewing point at the Mount of Olives”.
Israeli Air Force (Shutterstock/File Photo)
June 18, 2018 - 13:39 GMT
Israeli warplanes early Monday struck nine Hamas positions in the blockaded Gaza Strip, according to Israeli military sources.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (Shutterstock/File Photo)
June 18, 2018 - 13:38 GMT
U.N. chief Antonio Guterres will release a document that denounces Israel’s killing of Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip and criticizes Israeli officials for making “provocative and inflammatory statements.”
Mecca Summit, Riyadh, June 10th 2018 /AFP
June 18, 2018 - 13:27 GMT
Kuwait is not normally inclined to take front and centre on the stage of international relations. But as tension over the future of Israel-Palestine ratchets up, and the American-led “new deal” is soon to be unveiled, it has been left with little choice. And as a result, it has found itself going up against its closest allies - America, which sponsored Kuwait’s post-Gulf War recovery, and its partners in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
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June 18, 2018 - 08:34 GMT
Palestinians have fired three rockets towards Israel after warplanes bombed parts of the besieged Gaza Strip early Monday in an escalation which prompted warnings of a new war.
Smoke billows following an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City on August 19, 2014. (AFP/File)
June 17, 2018 - 10:16 GMT
At least two Palestinians have been injured after Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) carried out airstrikes in blockaded Gaza Strip, health sources said on Saturday.