Jordan

King Abdullah's Message to Al-Qaeda and ISIS: Don't Mess with Jordan

Nehad Ismail | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK
Nehad Ismail

The otherwise taciturn King has emerged suddenly as a terrifying foe to organized terror.

Russell Brand Is Really Angry At Prince Charles Over Muslim Radicalisation Remarks

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK

Russell Brand has taken aim at Prince Charles after he voiced concerns over the “alarming” extent at which young people are becoming radicalised. ...

Parents Appeal To Islamic State Despite Reports Of Death

AP | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK

The parents of a 26-year-old American who Islamic State extremists say was killed in an airstrike in Syria said in a statement addressed to group lead...

In the Name of Morality

Robin Lustig | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

After the brutal murder of its captured pilot, Jordan says it intends to step up its air strikes against IS targets and to defeat "this terrorist organisation [that] is not only fighting us, but also fighting Islam and its pure values." The most useful role for the UK and other foreign powers would be to assist, with logistical, training and intelligence support, the efforts of Jordanian, Iraqi and Kurdish forces to defeat IS... Not only because it is a brutal, murderous sect threatening vital UK interests by infecting British-born fighters and others with the virus of its perverted ideology but equally because it is bringing misery to tens of thousands of people in both Iraq and Syria who now live in areas controlled by the sect.

Jordan Releases Slick Footage Of F-16 Jets Bombing Islamic State

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK

The Jordanian government has released a highly choreographed video shows its fighter jets preparing to bomb Syria. State TV showed footage of aeri...

No, Piers Morgan: You Don't Need to Watch Isis Execution Videos to Feel Enraged by Their Actions

Shehnaz Khan | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Shehnaz Khan

We know what happened, we know who did it, and we know what we should do- and that on its own should quite frankly be enough. By watching ISIS's videos, we're playing a part in their game, but we shouldn't. We should play ours...

When Jordan's Sharia Court Allows a Minor to Convert to Islam

Rana sabbagh | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Rana sabbagh

n Jordan, a moderate yet socially-conservative country and for long a beacon for religious co-existence in a turbulent region where intolerance and hate speech is on the rise, a Sharia court has allowed a minor to convert to Islam.

Jordanian King 'Quoted Clint Eastwood' In Vow For Revenge On Islamic State

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK

Upon being told of the horrific death of a Jordanian fighter pilot at the hands of Islamic State, the county’s monarch expressed furious anger and p...

Video Of Pilot's Fiery Death A 'Show Of Islamic State Weakness, Not Strength'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK

The Islamic State's burning to death of a Jordanian pilot locked in a steel cage, captured in high-definition film, is a show of weakness not strength...

Jordan Kills 2 In Retribution For Burning Of Pilot

AP | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK

A Jordanian government spokesman says Jordan has executed two prisoners, including a would-be female suicide bomber from al-Qaida. The executions a...

My Moment Meeting Jordan

James Christie | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
James Christie

The two Katies are feuding on Celebrity Big Brother re the costs incurred by the local authority of transporting Harvey to school. Katie H. thinks Katie P. should foot the bill herself. Katie P. responded that said bill would be "up to a grand a day."

Jordan 'Ready' To Give Islamic State What It Wants To Save Hostages

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK

The Jordanian government has said it is ready to agree to Islamic State's demand that it frees a failed suicide bomber in exchange for two hostages th...

New Islamic State Video Claims Just Hours Left To Save Hostages

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK

Japan has condemned the threat by Islamic State (IS) to murder one of its citizens within hours as "extremely despicable". Shinzo Abe, the country'...

The Eco-Socio Revolution in Jordan's Second Largest City

One Young World | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK
One Young World

Ayah is a One Young World Ambassador from Jordan. In the lead up to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week she entered a blogging contest called 'Describe the Ideal City in 2030'.

Katie Price Superfan To Spend £16,000 To Look Like His Idol

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

A Katie Price mega-fan from Stoke-on-Trent has spent £6,500 on a nosejob to look like the former glamour model, and wants to spend more. Nathan Th...

'Suggest A Way To Kill The Jordanian Pilot Pig'

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK

A picture of the Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State last week has been released showing the hostage wearing an orange jump suit, similar to...

'We Are All Muslims': Father Of Jordanian Pilot Captured By Islamic States Begs For His Safe Return

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK

The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria has pleaded for his son's release, asking for him to be treated well...

Pilot Captured As Islamic State Shoot Down Coalition Warplane

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK

UPDATE 'We Are All Muslims': Father Of Jordanian Pilot Captured By Islamic States Begs For His Safe Return The Islamic State group claims it has sh...

Boarding Without Borders in Jordan

Dimple Vijaykumar | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dimple Vijaykumar

The skateboarding scene in the Arab world is spreading far and wide. Now, dedicated skaters are close to building Jordan's first crowdfunded skatepark for refugees and local communities.

A Different Middle East

Miriam Brown | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Miriam Brown

Out of the 300 million odd people living in the region, I understand my small sample of friends cannot be taken as a final representation of the Middle East. Nor do I want to gloss over the fact that thousands have been killed and millions have been made homeless. This we cannot forget and maybe, quite rightly, the media aren't letting us.

Jessica Elgot

iPhone Photos From Syria's Teen Refugees Show Both How Normal And Strange Their Life Is

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK

The pictures from the refugee camps of Jordan tend to show just the crying babies, the ragged tents and handouts stamped with the names of foreign gov...

Diplomats in Robes

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

New York federal courts have rattled nerves around the globe with recent decisions that impact far beyond US borders. Last month, an Eastern District jury verdict found a Jordanian bank responsible for terrorist financing.

Jessica Elgot

The Secret Gardens Of Syria's Refugee Camps

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK

The tales from Syria's refugee camps are mostly of horror, poverty, trauma and distress. But in Jordan's Za’atari camp, there are some green shoots ...

The Hebrew-Speaking Bedouin I Met in the Middle of the Jordanian Desert

Ellis Shuman | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

I traveled to the stunning ancient Nabatean city of Petra in southern Jordan, across the border from the kibbutz where I had lived for seven years.

Sara C Nelson

The Bedouin Western That Made Stars Of Jordan's Last Nomads

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

As a child, Naji Abu Nowar would catch the train from his hometown of Oxford to London’s West End to soak up all that his beloved film industry had ...