King Abdullah

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Did Jordan’s closest allies plot to unseat its king?
Alleged sedition and a royal family feud may have been driven by a broader plan to reshape the Middle East

Martin Chulov in Amman and Michael Safi

26, May, 2021 @11:45 AM

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Jordan’s King Abdullah describes ‘shock and pain’ over alleged coup plot
Monarch says authorities foiled an act of sedition with arrests of former crown prince and others

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

07, Apr, 2021 @6:54 PM

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SAS deployed in Libya since start of year, says leaked memo
King Abdullah of Jordan indicates US was briefed about plans for Jordanian special forces to operate alongside British

Randeep Ramesh

25, Mar, 2016 @12:43 PM

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Saudi Arabia and Iran need each other
Since 1929, Riyadh and Tehran have severed relations three times, only to recognise that their ties needed to be repaired

Banafsheh Keynoush for Tehran Bureau

06, Jan, 2016 @11:18 PM

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The Guardian view on the Saudi execution: unjust, and an unwise provocation | Editorial
Editorial: The execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr could deepen the confrontation between Iran and Saudi Arabia


03, Jan, 2016 @7:48 PM

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John Kerry confirms meeting with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas
US secretary of state says he will meet Abbas and the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, separately in bid to quell violence

Kate Shuttleworth in Jerusalem and agencies

18, Oct, 2015 @1:18 PM

Prince Charles asks why radicalised UK Muslims have failed to integrate
Heir to throne blames growing number of Britons joining extremist organisations on ‘search for adventure and excitement’

Shiv Malik

08, Feb, 2015 @2:09 PM

Jordanians turn their minds to revenge after Isis killing of pilot
Muadh al-Kasasbeh’s death galvanises Amman locals, as mood changes in favour of war against Isis

Martin Chulov in Amman

04, Feb, 2015 @7:05 PM

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Jordan’s King Abdullah vows ‘relentless’ war against Isis
Abdullah cuts short US trip after Isis video released showing captured pilot being burned alive

Ian Black, Middle East editor

04, Feb, 2015 @5:36 PM

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David Cameron defends flag tributes to late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
Prime minister says kingdom provided intelligence that saved British lives after criticism of decision to fly union flags at half mast

Nicholas Watt, chief political correspondent

03, Feb, 2015 @12:13 AM

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Saudi Kremlinology: what does King Salman's reshuffle mean for the future?
One week into his rein, Saudi Arabia’s new king announced a major government shakeup, catching insiders by surprise and consolidating his hold on the throne

Martin Chulov

30, Jan, 2015 @7:12 PM

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Iranian commentators warn of the 'vultures of Riyadh'
Rouhani’s government expresses good will, but the Tehran media ring alarm bells over the Saudi succession

Behnam Gholipour for Tehran Bureau

30, Jan, 2015 @1:15 PM

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