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Al-Sisi welcomes King Abdullah II of Jordan to Cairo

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received on Wednesday King Abdullah II of Jordan, who is on an official visit to Egypt. The Jordanian monarch and Al-Sisi will exchange views on regional and international issues. The discussions will also include improving bilateral relations in political, economic, and social fields.

Sarah Nazeer

With mosques under surveillance, IS turns to soccer for recruitment

Abu Otaiba, the nom du guerre of a self-taught imam and Islamic State (IS) recruiter in Jordan, uses soccer to attract recruits. “We take them to farms, or private homes. There we discuss and organise soccer games to bring them closer to us,” Abu Otaiba told The Wall Street Journal in a recent interview. Abu Otaiba …

James Dorsey

Aqaba to offer alternative to Sharm El-Sheikh?

Days after the Russian plane crashed in Sinai, the UK halted all flights to Sharm El-Sheikh until the results of the investigation were revealed. Russia shortly followed suit by cancelling all flights to and from Egypt. The Tourism Board in Jordan adopted new measures to encourage Russian tourists to visit Jordan, offering an alternative to …

Maya Nawar