Today in History for June 15th

Highlights of this day in history: England’s King John signs the Magna Carta; A deadly steamboat fire in New York City; Jordan’s King Hussein weds American Lisa Halaby; Arlington National Cemetery created; Singer Ella Fitzgerald dies. (June 15)

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Lions, other animals, to be saved from failing Gaza zoo

Forty animals including five lions are to be rescued from squalid conditions in the Gaza Strip, animal welfare group Four Paws says. The animals are to be taken out of a zoo in the Palestinian enclave and relocated to sanctuaries in Jordan.

France’s Macron meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron welcome King Abdullah II of Jordan and Queen Rania to the Elysee palace. The two leaders are expected to discuss the situation in Syria, and in Israel and the Palestinian territories. IMAGES

Today in History for February 8th

Highlights of this day in history: Funeral of Jordan’s King Hussein; Premiere of ‘The Birth of a Nation’; a South Carolina civil rights protest turns deadly; the Boy Scouts of America is incorporated; actor James Dean born. (Feb. 8)

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Today in History for February 7th

Highlights of this day in history: the Beatles arrive in America; Ramzi Yousef arrested for the 1993 blast at New York’s World Trade Center; Jordan’s King Hussein dies; author Charles Dickens and country singer Garth Brooks born. (Feb. 7)

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Pompeo reassures Jordan amid Syria drawdown plans

(8 Jan 2019) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday held face to face meetings with Jordan’s King Abdullah II amid confusion over conflicting Trump administration statements about a planned US troop withdrawal from Syria. (Jan. 8)

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UK spends £200,000 of taxpayer money to protect hate preacher… after deporting him

Britain has spent almost 200,000 pounds protecting the welfare of hate preacher Abu Qatada after he was deported to his native Jordan to face terror charges.

The sum, revealed by The Times newspaper, has sparked anger among both MPs and the public.

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Leaders from around the world bid farewell to George H.W. Bush

International dignitaries, including Britain’s Prince Charles, King Abdullah of Jordan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, gathering with US leaders inside Washington’s National Cathedral ahead of the state funeral service for George H.W. Bush.