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15 Jan 2019
Jordan's state security court on Tuesday sentenced a top Salafist leader to nine years in prison for "sedition" during 2011 protests. Abed Shehadeh, known as Abu Mohammad Tahawi, was found guilty of "actions inciting opposition to the government" at the demonstrations in the northern Zarqa region. Clashes broke out on April 15, 2011 on the…
12 Nov 2018
Jordanian rescuers on Monday found the body of a five-year-old girl killed in flash floods that have left a total of 13 people dead in the kingdom, the civil defence said.
26 Oct 2018
At least 20 people, most of them school pupils, have been killed in flash floods in Jordan, the emergency services said Friday in an updated toll.
21 Oct 2018
King Abdullah II announced Sunday that Jordan has notified Israel that it wants to reclaim two small plots of territory leased under their 1994 peace deal.
31 Aug 2018
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrives Sunday for a visit to Israel and Jordan, pursuing a pivot away from his nation's long-time reliance on American military hardware and backing.
22 Jul 2018
Israel evacuated hundreds of White Helmets rescuers and their family members threatened by advancing Syrian regime forces to Jordan on Sunday for resettlement in Western countries. Jordan's foreign ministry announced in a statement that the kingdom received 422 Syrian citizens, after earlier saying it had given permission for 800 to arrive. Foreign ministry spokesman Mohammed…
22 Jul 2018
Syria's White Helmets rescue force said Sunday some of its volunteers had arrived in Jordan after being evacuated out of a southern region where rebels agreed to a regime takeover. Here is an overview of the group, whose volunteers are known for their white hard hats and work in opposition-controlled parts of the war-torn country.…
4 Jun 2018
Jordan's King Abdullah has summoned the prime minister for a meeting that could pave the way for his resignation, a government source said Monday, after another night of protests against austerity measures.
19 Dec 2017
Jordan's King Abdullah II and Pope Francis on Tuesday discussed the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as well as the former's role as custodian of the city's holy sites.
22 Mar 2017
Airlines impacted by Britain's cabin ban on electronic devices on flights from some Middle East and North Africa countries have until Saturday to implement the measure, officials said Wednesday.
10 Oct 2016
Jordan said Monday it will allow aid deliveries to tens of thousands of refugees on its border with Syria, which has been closed since a deadly attack on soldiers in June.
30 May 2016
The draw ceremony will hold at the King Hussein Cultural Centre, Amman, and will segment the 16 qualified nations into four groups of four teams each.

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