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Israel protests image of Jordanian minister stepping on flag

2018-12-31 08:41

Israel's Foreign Ministry says its embassy in Jordan has filed a strong condemnation with the kingdom over a picture of a Jordanian government minister stepping on an image of the Israeli flag.

FIRST DRIVE: Hyundai's next-gen Sante Fe - Korean SUV pioneer reloaded for SA

2018-09-25 08:22

"Hyundai’s Santa Fe breaks new ground… again," writes Ferde de Vos as he drives the new fourth-generation Hyundai Sante Fe in Jordan.

UK's Prince William begins politically delicate Mideast trip

2018-06-25 05:35

Britain's Prince William has kicked off a politically delicate five-day tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Jordan PM resigns after anti-austerity protests

2018-06-05 06:48

Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulki resigned after he was summoned by King Abdullah II over growing protests against his government's austerity measures, a government source says.

Jordan referred to UN for not detaining Sudan leader

2017-12-11 15:35

War crimes judges has delivered a slap to Jordan, referring the Arab country to the United Nations for action for failing to arrest the visiting Sudanese president wanted on genocide charges.

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Jordan's lower house of parliament has repealed a 57-year-old law that has protected rapists - which allowed them to marry their victims as a means to avoid punishment.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

 

WATCH: Floods sweep away students, teachers near Dead Sea, 18 dead

2018-10-26 09:03

Flash floods unleashed by heavy rains have swept away middle school students and teachers visiting hot springs near the Dead Sea, killing 18 and injuring 35 as rescue operation continued into night.

4 Jordanian troops, 3 suspected militants dead in clash

2018-08-12 13:28

Jordanian official: Bodies of 3 suspected militants pulled from rubble after shootout that killed 4 troops

Jordan protests resume despite resignation of embattled PM

2018-06-05 12:34

Anti-government protests resume in Jordan despite resignation of prime minister who led push for austerity measures

Israeli pilots 'refuse to fly deported African asylum seekers' - report

2018-01-24 14:21

Pilots from Israeli's national airline, El AI, are reportedly refusing to fly African asylum seekers, who are being deported from the Middle East country, saying that they disagree with Israel's strict new laws.

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.

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