• The League of Nations grants mandate of Jordan to Britain

  • The United Nations recognizes Jordan as an independent sovereign kingdom and British troops begin to pull out.  

  • British forces complete their withdrawal from Jordan.  

  • The Gulf War caused major economic setbacks in Jordan.

  • After a 46-year official state of war, Jordan signed a peace treaty with Israel.

  • King ABDALLAH II, King HUSSEIN's eldest son, assumed the throne following his father's death in 1999.

  • The Islamic Action Front, which is the political arm of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood, returned to the National Assembly with 15 seats after boycotting the previous two elections in 2010 and 2013.

  • Jordan and Iraq reopen their main border crossing for the first time in 2 years.

  • Massive street protests after recent tax hikes.


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