Jordan

Jobs for Syrians: Paul Collier’s advice for the Prime Minister

20 January 2016 10:16

David Cameron is today expected to urge leaders to ease trade rules between Jordan and the EU to help with the Syrian…

The Christian communities helping to heal Iraq’s wounds

2 June 2015 17:22

Iraq remains a dangerous and difficult place for everyone there but especially for its religious and ethnic minorities.  Assassinations, kidnappings…

Jordanian anti-riot police guard the American embassy in Amman in 2011. Picture: Getty

Jordan risks unrest with subsidy cuts

24 January 2013 16:40

Keep an eye on Jordan next week where King Abdullah is set to announce further subsidy cuts to water and…

Jordanians protest against King Abdullah

16 November 2012 17:11

Large protests have gripped parts of the Jordanian capital, Amman, today in a country where criticism of the king is…

Abu Qatada and the problem of freedom-stomping friends - Spectator Blogs

12 November 2012 16:13

And so, once again, the judges are in the dock for insisting that due process be followed even when, as…

Abu Qatada evades deportation, again

12 November 2012 13:39

On any normal day, the fact that Abu Qatada has won his appeal against deportation would be a major news…

A Victory for the ECHR

18 April 2012 13:21

As Pete said yesterday, the arrest and presumed deportation of Abu Qatada to Jordan is worth a cheer or two.…

After Abu Qatada

17 April 2012 18:05

It has been a mixed news day so far as Britain’s relationship with the ECHR is concerned. There’s been the…

Cameron’s ECHR problems won’t end with a Qatada deal

17 February 2012 15:11

The news that Theresa May will fly to Jordan to continue talks about Abu Qatada shows how close the government…

Making a call on Qatada

9 February 2012 13:33

The Prime Minister, we are told, has been trying to reach the King of Jordan to see if some kind…

Ignore the European Court and deport Abu Qatada tonight

7 February 2012 13:24

The Al-Qaeda preacher Abu Qatada is a Jordanian national who is in the UK illegally (having come here in 1993…

Queen’s gambit

3 March 2011 10:56

Is Queen Rania of Jordan turning into the Marie Antoinette of Jordan? She is loved in the West, and seen…