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Jordan's King Abdullah II looks on as U.S. President Joe Biden speaks following a meeting in Washington on Monday. Biden said he's pushing for a six-week pause in fighting between Israel and Hamas to allow for the release of hostages, saying those conditions could lay the groundwork for a broader peace.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 13, 2024
Biden pushes for six-week pause in Israel-Hamas hostage deal
Biden’s comments were his most detailed yet about the ongoing negotiations between Israel and Hamas, which the U.S. is helping to facilitate.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Nov 1, 2020
Malaysia’s once-peripheral king emerges as major political force
For Malaysia, where one coalition ruled for six straight decades until the 2018 election, it's relatively new for the monarch to play such a prominent role in politics.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Sep 30, 2019
Afghan polls set to see big drop in voter numbers amid Taliban threat and lack of interest
At least 2.2 million people voted in Afghanistan's presidential election with more votes to come, the election commission head Maulana Abdullah said on Sunday, indicating a very low turnout that could mar the result.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 24, 2019
IOC chief 'to confirm Japan's food products are safe,' Foreign Ministry says
The IOC's support comes after Seoul said that it would double the number of samples and frequency of inspections for radioactive substances on some products from Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2019
Bangladeshi asylum-seeker's cuffed visit to Japanese hospital sparks online debate
Mahruf Abdullah agreed to have the images shared, saying he hopes to let people know how people like him are being treated.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 28, 2018
Japan and Jordan agree to boost security cooperation
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and King Abdullah II of Jordan agreed Tuesday in Tokyo to boost diplomatic and security cooperation between their two countries in the fight against terrorism and extremism.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 26, 2018
At least 18, mostly children, killed in Jordan flash flood near Dead Sea
At least 18 people, mainly schoolchildren and teachers, were killed on Thursday by a flash flood during a school outing near Jordan's Dead Sea in one of the worst disasters in the kingdom in years, rescuers and hospital workers said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 2, 2018
Abe nixes embassy move to Jerusalem, says Japan will bolster contribution to Middle East peace
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday that Japan will actively contribute to helping realize peace in the Middle East, and that it has no intention of moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Nov 25, 2017
Urawa Reds clinch Asian Champions League title on late goal against Al Hilal
Urawa Reds claimed the Asian Champions League title for the first time in a decade after Rafael Silva scored in the 88th minute to seal a 2-1 aggregate win over Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal with a 1-0 final second-leg win on Saturday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 1, 2017
Yemen Houthi forces shoot down U.S. surveillance drone over the capital, Sanaa
Yemen's Houthi forces shot down a U.S. surveillance drone in the capital, Sanaa, on Sunday, the Houthi-controlled state news agency SABA reported.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 11, 2015
Saudi-proposed five-day truce starting Tuesday in Yemen gets conditional Houthi nod
Yemen's dominant Houthi group accepted a five-day humanitarian cease-fire proposed by its adversary, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday but said it would respond to any violations of the pause.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 10, 2015
Why Jordan is the Islamic State's next target
Jordan and the Islamic State group are enmeshed in an extended, dynamic, repeat-play game in which the rules are just now being set.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 25, 2015
Mass protests occur after Yemen leader quits
Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets on Saturday in the biggest demonstrations yet against the Houthi group that dominates the country, two days after President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's resignation left the country in political limbo.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 23, 2015
Ex-Prime Minister Fukuda to be dispatched to pay respects to Saudi Arabia
Japan offered condolences to Saudi Arabia on Friday following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe saying, "Great sadness never ceases."
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 18, 2015
Abe meets Jordanian king, agrees to help counter Islamic State threats
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Jordanian King Abdullah agree to counter the threat posed by the Islamic State group.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 21, 2014
Abe vows ¥2 billion in aid for waterworks in Jordan
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe praised Jordan's efforts to cope with threats posed by the Islamic State group and pledged a fresh grant aid worth more than ¥2 billion to help the country cope with its difficulties.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 30, 2014
An imperfect Afghanistan
Afghanistan is a strikingly imperfect society in almost every respect: politics, economy, security and human rights. Nor does the two-headed potential monster of a government now being created in Kabul make it an entirely lost cause.
WORLD
Sep 21, 2014
Afghan presidential rivals Abdullah, Ghani sign up to power-sharing deal
Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates on Sunday signed a deal to share power after months of turmoil over a disputed election that destabilized the nation at a crucial time as most foreign troops prepare to leave.
WORLD
Aug 11, 2014
Saudi Arabia jails four for seeking to fight in Syria
Saudi Arabia's Specialised Criminal Court has sentenced four men to prison for travelling abroad to fight in Syria's civil war, local and state media reported on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
May 12, 2014
Front-runner Abdullah wins key ally in Afghan presidential race
Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah received a boost in the race for the Afghan presidency on Sunday when one of the pre-election favorites dropped out and backed his team ahead of next month's expected run-off.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world