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• 1916: The Hashemites launch the Great Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire. • 1922: The League of Nations recognizes Transjordan as being under British mandate. • 1946: The British Mandate ends and Transjordan becomes a sovereign nation with Abdullah I as king. • 1950: Jordan annexes the West Bank and East Jerusalem. • 1951: King Talal succeeds his brother to the throne of Jordan. • 1952: Hussein Bin Talal becomes king following his father’s abdication due to illness. • 1957: Jordan terminates the Anglo–Jordanian treaty. • 1967: Jordan fights Israel in the Six-Day War. It loses control of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. • 1970: Open fighting begins between King Hussein’s forces and PLO Fedayeen in what becomes known as Black September. • 1971: The PLO is expelled from Jordan. • 1973: Jordan joins the Yom Kippur war against Israel and recognizes the PLO as the sole representative of the Palestinian people. • 1988: Jordan relinquishes claims to the West Bank. • October 1994: The Israeli–Jordanian peace treaty is signed. • 2011: In response to protests, King Abdullah installs a new prime minister telling to take practical steps to launch a genuine political reform process.



Official Name: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Capital: Amman
King: Abdullah II
Prime Minister: Abdullah Ensour
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Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

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