Saudi Arabia’s AlUla airport welcomes first direct flight from Jordan News

‘Imagine Picasso’ brings art to light in new dimensions at Riyadh’s Laysen Valley RIYADH: “Imagine Picasso,” an interactive art exhibition organized by the Visual Arts Commission, is being showcased at Laysen Valley in Riyadh until March 3. By employing the latest display techniques, the exhibition explores Pablo Picasso’s world from a new creative perspective. It … Read more

King of Jordan calls for end to Gaza war during meeting in Washington with US secretary of state News

GAZA STRIP, Palestinian Territories: Israel faced growing international pressure Tuesday to agree to a ceasefire with Hamas, as it prepared for an incursion into the crowded southern Gaza city of Rafah where more than a million Palestinians are trapped.CIA director William Burns met Mossad chief David Barnea in Cairo for a new round of talks … Read more

Jordan king urges ‘lasting’ Gaza ceasefire in talks with Biden News

WASHINGTON: Jordan’s King Abdullah II appealed for a full ceasefire to end the war in Gaza after talks with Joe Biden, striking a discordant note with the US president who is seeking a shorter six-week pause to allow Israel time to defeat Hamas. Speaking at the White House with Abdullah by his side, Biden said … Read more

We have chance to ‘write history’ in AFC Asian Cup final, says Jordan goalkeeper Yazeed Abulaila News

Jabeur exits Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, Rybakina and Samsonova set to meet in semifinal ABU DHABI: Ons Jabeur exited the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open following a straight-sets defeat at the hands of Beatriz Haddad Maia in the quarter-finals, while Elena Rybakina and Lidmila Samsonova will meet in the semifinals, having both won on Friday. World … Read more

Ammouta’s back-to-basics approach sets Jordan up for a shot at Asian Cup glory against Qatar News

In international football the teams that handle pressure well are the most successful. Playing at the FIFA World Cup for the first time, as host nation no less, Qatar felt that pressure more than most. The level of expectation after 12 long years of preparation was intense, and in that moment, with the international glare … Read more

Jordan will never be a resettlement destination for Syrian refugees, interior minister says News

About 13 children die each day at a camp in Sudan for displaced people, medical charity MSF says NAIROBI, Kenya: Thirteen children are dying each day of severe malnutrition at the Zamzam camp in Sudan’s northern Darfur as a consequence of the 10-month war in their country, a medical charity said Monday.The head of the … Read more

Jordan end Tajikistan run to reach first Asian Cup semifinal News

Cristiano Ronaldo is ‘visionary’ that changed Saudi football, says Al-Nassr CEO Guido Fienga JEDDAH: On Jan. 19, 2023, Cristiano Ronaldo played his first match on Saudi soil since his sensational move to Riyadh in a friendly match between a combined Al-Nassr-Al-Hilal XI and French champions Paris Saint-Germain. As fate would have it, facing him was … Read more

Biden says he has decided how to respond to attack on US troops in Jordan News

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he has made up his mind on how to respond to a drone attack that killed US service members in Jordan, as he weighs punishing Iran-backed militias without triggering a wider war.Biden, speaking to reporters as he left the White House on a campaign trip to Florida, … Read more

Joy and controversy as Jordan defeat Iraq in Asian Cup’s most dramatic match News

Heartbroken Lebanese fans once again looking on as AFC Asian Cup knockout stage kicks off As eight Arab nations continue into the AFC Asian Cup’s round of 16, two have been left wondering what could have been. Oman’s exit was a surprise. The other was a heartbreakingly familiar occurrence. Lebanon’s experience at the 2023 AFC … Read more

Don’t punish UNRWA for alleged actions of 12 workers: Jordan FM News

LONDON: The international community should continue to support UNRWA in its efforts to provide vital aid to Palestinians in Gaza regardless of the allegations made against some of its workers, Jordan’s Foreign Minister said. According to the Jordan News Agency, Ayman Safadi said in a telephone call to Philippe Lazzarini, commissioner-general of the UN Relief … Read more