The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.
By United Press International

Israel's airstrike and its border threats

TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Israel's airstrike against Syria underlines just how jumpy the Israelis are as they grapple with a range of threats on all their increasingly unstable borders.

Jordan unrest brews despite pro-king poll

AMMAN, Jordan, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Candidates loyal to King Abdullah II scored well in Jordanian parliamentary elections intended to quell discontent and criticism of the Hashemite monarchy.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.
By United Press International

Iraq oil cut fuels Jordan political unrest

AMMAN, Jordan, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Political unrest in Jordan, a key U.S. ally and Israeli peace partner, has been heightened by Iraq's closure of its border with the Hashemite Kingdom.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.
By United Press International

Jordan's king prepares for critical poll

AMMAN, Jordan, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- King Abdullah II is setting the scene for a political revolution in his desert nation with landmark parliamentary elections scheduled for 2013.
'Lawrence of Arabia' set for rerelease

'Lawrence of Arabia' set for rerelease

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- "Lawrence of Arabia" will be re-released in U.S. theaters to mark the Oscar-winning epic's 50th anniversary, Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Entertainment said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 25, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 13, 2012
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 14, 2011.
By United Press International

'Israeli hit' in Gulf may spark blood feud

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The assassination of a senior Hamas leader, apparently by Israel's Mossad intelligence service, on Jan. 19 may well trigger a surge of eye-for-an-eye bloodshed -- and not just in the Middle East.

Commentary: Billion-dollar boondoggle

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The Jordanian spy trusted by the CIA to disclose the whereabouts of al-Qaida’s No. 2 was a self-avowed Islamist “holy warrior” whose “ultimate aim in life is to die a martyr” who told a radical Islamic forum on the Internet the time had come to practice what he preached. John le Carre’s George Smiley, we never were. James Bond? Not since the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s. Where $1 trillion on intelligence since Sept. 11 has gone.
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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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