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Jordan rejects 'Most Wanted' woman's extradition to US

2017-03-20 20:44

Jordan's Supreme Court has ruled against the extradition of a woman placed on the FBI's "Most Wanted Terrorist" list.

Jordan frees soldier who killed 7 Israeli schoolgirls

2017-03-12 15:45

A Jordanian soldier who killed seven Israeli schoolgirls in a 1997 shooting rampage, has been released after serving 20 years in prison.

Jordan, Egypt back 2-state solution for Israel, Palestinians

2017-02-21 20:58

Jordan and Egypt are reasserting support for a Palestinian state, days after US President Donald Trump said that peace in the Middle East does not necessarily depend on a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Jordan needs billions for Syria refugees

2017-01-13 06:14

Jordan seeks $7.6bn through 2019 to deal with Syria crisis' fallout, including hosting 655 000 refugees.

UN: World population grows, young girls struggle

2016-12-01 20:14

The UN population agency says the world's population grew to 7.4 billion in 2016, with a substantial youth bulge challenging political and social systems across the planet.

Amnesty urges long-term solution for trapped Syrians

2016-10-12 07:28

Amnesty International has welcomed Jordan's move to allow aid deliveries to thousands of Syrians trapped on its desert border, but called for a long-term solution to the crisis.

Jordanians rally against Israeli gas deal

2016-10-02 12:30

Hundreds of Jordanians have taken part in a demonstration in the centre of Amman to protest a deal signed to import natural gas from Israel.

Jordanian writer in anti-Islam case shot dead at court

2016-09-25 14:14

A prominent Jordanian writer has been shot dead on the steps of a court where he was facing charges for sharing an anti-Islam cartoon online, in an attack condemned as "heinous".

Arab beer brewers take on multi-nationals

2016-09-11 15:51

A growing group of brewers in Jordan - an overwhelmingly Muslim country - want to nurture local beer-drinking cultures and break into the US market.

30 000 Syrian children 'starving' on Jordan border

2016-07-02 11:45

More than 30 000 Syrian children are facing starvation in Jordan after authorities in Amman suspended life-saving food and medical aid to refugees living along its northeastern border with Syria.

 

Israeli schoolgirls' killer: Israelis are human garbage

2017-03-12 21:35

A Jordanian soldier who killed seven Israeli schoolgirls in a 1997 shooting rampage has been unrepentant after his release from prison, lashing out at Israelis with harshly derogatory remarks.

Jordan hangs 15 convicts at dawn, most in years

2017-03-04 22:35

Jordan hanged 15 death row prisoners at dawn, its information minister says, in a further break with the moratorium on executions it had observed between 2006 and 2014.

Egypt prevents rights lawyer from travelling

2017-01-26 19:56

Egyptian authorities prevented a prominent lawyer under investigation for receiving foreign funding from leaving the country, in the latest travel ban for a regime critic.

Jordan says moving US Embassy to Jerusalem is 'red line'

2017-01-06 08:01

Jordanian spokesman warns of 'catastrophic' repercussions if Trump moves US Embassy in Israel to contested Jerusalem

Morocco quits Africa-Arab summit over presence of Polisario

2016-11-23 16:00

Morocco and several Arab countries have walked out of an Africa-Arab nations summit in Equatorial Guinea to protest the presence of a delegation from the Polisario Front, says media reports.

Rescued tigers, bear get new life in Jordan wildlife refuge

2016-10-02 21:05

An animal rescue group, Four Paws, says two tigers and a bear are spending their first day in a new wildlife reserve in northern Jordan.

Jordan imposes media blackout after writer killed

2016-09-26 18:46

Jordan's judiciary has slapped a media blackout on the murder of a Christian writer who was gunned down outside an Amman court where he faced charges over an anti-Islam cartoon.

Disease rife as 75 000 still trapped on Syria-Jordan border - AI

2016-09-15 19:36

Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees remain stranded in worsening humanitarian conditions at the border with Jordan, where "food is running out and disease is rife", according to Amnesty International.

Aid dropped by crane reaches 75 000 Syrians on Jordan border

2016-08-04 17:07

Aid agencies say they have delivered a month's worth of food and supplies to more than 75 000 Syrians stuck on Jordan's sealed border, using cranes to lift bags from the Jordanian side over an earthen barrier along the frontier.

Jordan court jails man for 15 years for 'terrorism'

2016-06-19 22:20

A Jordanian court has sentenced a Norwegian man of Iraqi descent to 15 years in prison for planning "terrorist acts".

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