UN says nearly 50 000 stranded at unsafe Jordan-Syria border

2017-08-15 08:49

The United Nations says nearly 50 000 people - mainly women and children - are stranded at Syria's southern border with Jordan where air strikes have been reported and the area is reported to be increasingly unsafe.

Jordan activists celebrate repeal of 'marry the rapist' law

2017-08-02 08:27

The repeal of Jordanian law that allowed a rapist to escape prison by marrying his victim has been hailed as a milestone by women's rights activists in the kingdom

Clashes as Palestinians end boycott of Jerusalem holy site

2017-07-27 21:19

Clashes erupted between Israeli police and Palestinians at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site as thousands of Muslim worshippers entered to end a boycott of the compound over new Israeli security measures.

Israel removes railings, overhead bridge near holy site

2017-07-27 08:42

Israel removed railings and an overhead metal bridge it had recently installed near a contested Jerusalem holy site, meeting a demand by Muslim protesters and causing thousands of Palestinians to celebrate in the streets

Jordan mourners chant 'death to Israel' after embassy shooting

2017-07-25 19:03

Thousands of Jordanians have chanted "Death to Israel" as they attended the funeral of a teenager shot dead by an Israeli embassy security guard.

Israel under pressure over holy site, deadly shooting at Amman embassy

2017-07-24 09:03

Israel faced mounting pressure over tougher security at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site after a shooting at its embassy in Jordan raised further concerns following a weekend of deadly unrest.

Fathers of slain US soldiers attend trial in Jordan

2017-06-19 05:12

The fathers of two of the three American soldiers who were shot dead at a Jordanian military base are attending the latest hearing in the trial of the Jordanian serviceman accused of killing them.

Arab leaders meet to address conflicts and 'terror'

2017-03-29 14:05

Arab leaders are set to meet in Jordan for their annual summit with no expected breakthrough on resolving conflicts or "terrorism" in the region.

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.

Jordan parliament repeals law protecting rapists

Jordan's lower house of parliament has repealed a 57-year-old law that has protected rapists - which allowed them to marry their victims as a means to avoid punishment. Watch.

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Jordan parliament urged to repeal 'marry the rapist' clause

2017-08-01 14:05

Rally urges Jordan's parliament to repeal provision allowing rapist to escape punishment if he marries his victim.

Netanyahu wants to expel Al-Jazeera for 'inciting violence'

2017-07-27 11:30

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he wants to expel Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera from Israel amid tensions over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site.

1000s join Muslim prayer protests in Jerusalem

2017-07-25 22:02

Thousands of Palestinian Muslims have prayed in the streets near Jerusalem's most contested holy site as clerics called for continued protests.

Israel, Jordan: Ex-Mossad chief offers to mediate

2017-07-24 17:46

A former head of Israel's Mossad intelligence agency who was at the centre of the last major crisis with Jordan, says a deal could be reached to pacify Amman as well as cool tensions at a major Jerusalem shrine.

Jordan army site: Violent incident near Israeli Embassy

2017-07-23 21:29

A news site linked to Jordan's military has reported a violent incident near Israel's embassy in the kingdom's capital of Amman.

Libyan premier calls for dialogue between rivals

2017-03-29 21:02

Libya's UN-backed prime minister has called for dialogue between political rivals to resolve crisis in the north African country.

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.

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