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Disinformation and misinformation

An Iraqi defector seeking to reunite with his girlfriend and a Jordanian banker fleeing corruption allegations duped the United States into invading Iraq.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
By United Press International
Commentary: Middle East: Bloody quicksands

Commentary: Middle East: Bloody quicksands

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad moves from arch-villain to a new status: The lesser of two evils as thousands of young Islamists flood the country,

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.
By United Press International

Report: Israel eyes anti-Iran security pact with gulf states

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Alarmed at the prospect of a U.S.-Iranian rapprochement, Israel is reported to be discussing the possibility of an anti-Iran alliance with longtime Arab adversaries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, a project that could have immense ramifications in the Middle East.

Syrian chemical arms saga raises questions about Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S.-led drive to force Syria's beleaguered regime to surrender its chemical weapons has raised questions about the arsenal of chemical and biological arms Israel has reportedly stockpiled and the activities of the secretive Israel Institute for Biological Research near Tel Aviv.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 25, 2013.
By United Press International

Commentary: Mideastern potpourri

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- Wars, revolutions, assassinations, betrayals covered by Arnaud de Borchgrave in the Middle East since 1952

Energy-poor Jordan faces explosive electricity hikes

AMMAN, Jordan, July 11 (UPI) -- Jordan's government says it will introduce much-postponed and politically explosive electricity price hikes shortly as it battles with disruptions to its supply of Egyptian natural gas.

Jordan seeks energy security with shale oil plant

AMMAN, Jordan, June 27 (UPI) -- Jordan is pushing ahead with plans to build the Middle East's first shale oil-fired power plant, a major step toward achieving energy security by the resource-poor Hashemite kingdom.

Jordan scrambles to secure energy resources

AMMAN, Jordan, April 11 (UPI) -- Jordan wants to build an $18 billion oil pipeline from southern Iraq to beat the kingdom's crippling energy shortage, but it's also looking to built two nuclear reactors, a step the United States doesn't want its Arab ally to take.

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Obama arrives in Jordan after Israel visit

Obama arrives in Jordan after Israel visit

JERUSALEM, March 22 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Jordan Friday after a visit to Israel that included with a stop Friday at the Holocaust Memorial at Yad Vashem.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
By United Press International
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King Hussein
King Hussein of Jordan waves as he arrives at Brown University to attend the graduation of his son Prince Faisal on May 27, 1985 in Providence, RI. (UPI Photo/Mark Cardwell/Files)

Hussein bin Talal (Arabic: حسين بن طلال‎, Ḥusayn bin Ṭalāl; 14 November 1935 – 7 February 1999) was the third King of Jordan from the abdication of his father, King Talal, in 1952, until his death. Hussein's rule extended through the Cold War and four decades of Arab-Israeli conflict. He recognized Israel in 1994, becoming the second Arab head of state to do so.

Hussein's family claims to descent from the Islamic prophet Muhammad and his clan.

Hussein was born in Amman on 14 November 1935 to Talal bin Abdullah and Princess Zein al-Sharaf bint Jamil. After completing his elementary education in Amman, he was educated at Victoria College in Alexandria. He proceeded to Harrow School in England, where he befriended his cousin Faisal II of Iraq. He pursued further study at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

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