11 February 2011
TUNISIA: Ben Ali ruled Tunisia from 1987 until brought down by a mass uprising on 14 JanuaryEGYPT: Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt for 30 years. He was toppled on 11 February.JORDAN: King Abdullah has ruled since 1999. The regime is a staunch ally of the US. Protests swept Jordan after the Tunisian revolution, and as a result the King swore in a new government. But it is headed by former general Marouf Bakhit—a puppet of the regime.YEMEN: President Ali Abdullah Saleh has ruled since 1978.
31 August 2010
‘Jordan has seen one of the great national uprisings of modern times. The overwhelming majority of the population, led by the guerrilla organisations and the units of the popular militia, have fought to overthrow Hussein’s reactionary government.
29 December 2009
The Gaza-bound Viva Palestina convoy is now on route via Syria after the Egyptian government blocked it in Jordan.
22 July 2008
Late on the evening of 13 July 1958, the 20th Infantry Brigade of the Royal Iraqi Army broke camp at Jalawla and headed south, supposedly bound for Iraq’s border with Jordan.
16 July 2008
US presidential candidate Barack Obama arrives in London to meet Gordon Brown next week. It’s part of his tour of key US allies, including France, Germany, Israel and Jordan.
09 October 2007
The rising cost of food is hitting the poorest hard, creating shortages and kicking off a wave of protests.
20 June 2007
2.2million Iraqis have fled their country, and approximately 1.9 million have been displaced internally.50,000 Iraqis are forced to flee their homes each month.100 civilians were killed every day from February to May this year. The number of attacks on both US forces and Iraqis have risen to an average of over 1,000 a week.200,000 Iraqi children are refugees in Jordanian. But only...20,000 Iraqi children are able to attend Jordanian schools.43 percent of Iraqi refugee children in Jordan witnessed violence in Iraq, and 39 percent said th