US envoy in anti-ISIS battle: 'Perverse caliphate' shrinking

2016-05-15 21:00

The Obama administration's diplomatic point man in the international fight against ISIS says the extremists have been losing control over territory and that "this perverse caliphate" is shrinking.

Jordan says 50 000 Syrians stranded on border

2016-04-18 17:59

Around 50 000 Syrians are stranded in no-man's land along the border with Jordan, a three-fold increase since January because of increased security checks, state news agency Petra reports.

20 000 Syrian refugees stranded on Jordan border

2016-01-31 22:31

The head of the UN refugee agency in Jordan says the number of Syrian refugees stranded on the kingdom's border and waiting for permission to enter has risen to 20 000.

Sudanese refugee recounts forced deportation from Jordan

2015-12-21 09:36

A Sudanese refugee recounts forced deportation from Jordan, adamant on fleeing to Europe by sea.

Jordan disputes UN report of 12 000 Syrians stuck at border

2015-12-09 22:08

Jordan has disputed a UN report that said 12 000 Syrian refugees have amassed in a remote desert area on the kingdom's border, waiting to be let in.

Carson: Absorb Syrian refugees in Mideast

2015-11-28 20:30

US Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has visited a camp for Syrian refugees and suggested they should be absorbed by neighbouring Middle Eastern countries.

SA man killed in Jordan leaves behind fiancée, parents

2015-11-11 07:58

An American security company says Conrad Vaughn Whitehorn, the South African shot and killed in Jordan, was engaged to be married.

Fatal Jordan police compound shooting took place in canteen

2015-11-10 13:03

The Jordanian government spokesperson says a shooting spree at a police training centre that killed five people, including two American instructors, took place in a canteen in the compound.

Embassy in Jordan confirms death of SA citizen

2015-11-09 17:59

The South African embassy in Jordan has confirmed that a South African has been shot and killed, the Department of International Relations says.

Kerry: Israel, Jordan working to ease holy site tensions

2015-10-24 17:33

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that Israel and Jordan have agreed on steps aimed at reducing tensions at a holy site in Jerusalem that have fanned Israeli-Palestinian violence.


Jordan boosts animal welfare at Petra tourist

2016-05-10 23:15

Stables and a clinic have been installed at Jordan's famous Petra tourist site for overworked and sometimes mistreated horses and donkeys used to transport visitors.

Sudanese refugees nervous after deportation from Jordan

2016-02-03 11:58

In 2013, Nour Issa and Ahmed Hakim, both in their 20s, fled Sudan's war-torn Darfur region to Khartoum, and then flew to Jordan. But last December, hundreds of Sudanese refugees, including Issa and Hakim, were arrested and taken to Amman's Queen Alia International Airport for deportation.

UNHCR wants mass resettlement of Syrians

2016-01-19 05:28

The new chief of the UN refugee agency says the world should find a fairer formula for sharing the burden of Syria's crisis.

Jordan deporting Sudanese asylum seekers

2015-12-18 22:33

Jordan has begun deporting hundreds of Sudanese asylum seekers, despite warnings by the UN refugee agency that they could face danger and persecution in their troubled homeland.

UN says 12 000 Syrian refugees stranded at Jordan border

2015-12-09 09:38

Around 12 000 people who have fled the war in Syria are stranded at the Jordanian border, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees says, urging authorities to allow them into the country.

'Death to America' as Jodanian killer buried

2015-11-12 21:06

Thousands of mourners have chanted "Death to America, Death to Israel" during the funeral of a Jordanian police captain who killed five people in a shooting rampage at a police training centre.

SA man killed in Jordan identified

2015-11-10 16:36

The South African shot and killed in Jordan has been identified as 37-year-old Conrad Whitehorn.

US trainers killed in Jordan were State Dept contractors

2015-11-10 09:11

Two American police trainers shot dead in Jordan were employees of a firm contracted by the State Department to train Palestinian forces, a spokesperson says.

South African, two Americans killed in Jordan shooting - report

2015-11-09 14:40

A Jordanian policeman opened fire on foreign trainers at a police compound, killing two Americans and a South African before being shot dead, the government spokesperson says.

Egyptian waiter attack sparks Jordan outrage

2015-10-05 17:13

A video of men said to be brothers of a lawmaker assaulting an Egyptian waiter in a restaurant in Jordan's southern port city of Aqaba has sparked outrage.

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