On Monday, Jordanian King Abdullah II visited Iraq for the first time in over a decade. The visit by the king of Jordan is the latest in a string of top-level diplomatic encounters in Iraq in recent weeks.The two countries share a 179-kilometer border, and Jordan is a major importer of Iraqi crude oil.
On Monday, King Abdullah of Jordan and Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, met with Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to discuss further cooperation in providing services to Syrian refugees in the country, as the strain is taking a toll on the host countries 'vital sectors’
Tima Kurdi, aunt of Alan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler whose body washed up lying face down on a beach in Turkey, tells her family’s painful story. Tima is currently going on publicity tours across Canada to sell her book which discusses her family's escape from Syria.
King Abdullah II of Jordan expected to meet Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki later on Monday as protests in Amman continue over tax increases. The tax increases came after an IMF-backed tax reform bill was sent to parliament last month.