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Jordan, Iraq set to reopen main border crossing after withdrawal of Daesh Takfiri terrorists

August 30, 2017 1:35 pm
Jordan, Iraq set to reopen main border crossing after withdrawal of Daesh Takfiri terrorists

The file photo shows the Tureibil border crossing between Iraq and Jordan. Jordan and Iraq are set to reopen their main border crossing after Iraqi forces recaptured a key highway connecting the two neighbors from Daesh Takfiri terrorists. On Tuesday, the governments in Amman and Baghdad said the Tureibil post, also […]

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Jordan’s King Abdullah II in occupied West Bank on rare visit

August 7, 2017 10:30 pm
Jordan’s King Abdullah II in occupied West Bank on rare visit

Jordan’s King Abdullah II has started an official visit to the occupied West Bank, the first trip in five years to the Palestinian territories by the custodian of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem al-Quds. Abdullah arrived in Ramallah on Monday as President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas welcomed […]

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Jordan soldier gets life for killing US troops

July 17, 2017 5:30 pm
Jordan soldier gets life for killing US troops

A military court convenes in the case of a Jordanian soldier accused of shooting to death three US military trainers at the gate of an air base, in Amman, Jordan, on July 17, 2017. (Photo by AP) A military court in Jordan has sentenced a soldier to life in prison […]

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US army relocates long-range rocket system from Jordan to Syria

June 15, 2017 2:30 am
US army relocates long-range rocket system from Jordan to Syria

A file photo of the US High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) The US army has relocated a new truck-mounted, long-range missile launcher from Jordan to a base in Syria’s al-Tanf, says an intelligence source. Reuters quoted the source as saying on Wednesday that the US High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) […]

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Jordan court rules out terrorism in death of 3 US troops

June 7, 2017 10:30 pm
Jordan court rules out terrorism in death of 3 US troops

The file photo shows US troops in Jordan. A court in Jordan has announced that the death of three US troops in the country was not related to terrorism. The military court in the Jordanian capital, Amman, said on Wednesday that the defendant, 1st Sergeant Marik al-Tuwayha, committed a criminal […]

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Syria deploys troops to border with Jordan, Iraq: Report

May 15, 2017 11:30 am
Syria deploys troops to border with Jordan, Iraq: Report

File photo of a Syrian Army tank Syria is reportedly moving troops to a desert region near its border with Iraq and Jordan amid reports that US and allied forces are consolidating positions in the area for a possible ground invasion.   Militant sources and commanders said Monday their intelligence showed that hundreds of […]

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Arab League chiefs begin annual summit in Jordan amid low expectations

March 29, 2017 2:55 pm
Arab League chiefs begin annual summit in Jordan amid low expectations

A picture taken on March 27, 2017 shows a general view of the preparatory meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers during the 28th Summit of the Arab League at the Dead Sea, south Amman, Jordan. (Photo by AFP) Arab League heads of state are meeting for an annual summit in Jordan to address […]

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Emirati court jails Jordanian journo for blasting UAE over Gaza war

March 15, 2017 10:30 pm
Emirati court jails Jordanian journo for blasting UAE over Gaza war

Jordanian journalist Tayseer al-Najjar (file photo) A court in Abu Dhabi has handed down a prison sentence of three years to a Jordanian journalist over a Facebook post critical of the United Arab Emirates, among other countries, over the 2014 Israeli offensive against the blockaded Gaza Strip. The UAE state news […]

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Rights groups condemn Jordan executions

March 5, 2017 8:05 pm
Rights groups condemn Jordan executions

The photo taken on October 18, 2005 shows the gallows at Swaqa prison, south of the Jordanian capital, Amman. Human rights groups have condemned Jordan’s recent execution of 15 people, saying the hanging had been carried out in “secrecy and without transparency.” Samah Hadid, the deputy director of Amnesty International’s […]

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Jordan executes 10 over links to terrorist groups

March 4, 2017 2:45 pm
Jordan executes 10 over links to terrorist groups

The photo taken on October 18, 2005 shows the entrance to Suaga (Suwaqa) prison, south of the Jordanian capital, Amman, where 15 people were executed on March 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Jordan has executed 10 people on terror convictions in the largest round of executions in the kingdom in […]

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Israel quietly selling gas to Jordan: Report

March 3, 2017 9:17 pm
Israel quietly selling gas to Jordan: Report

A gas platform operated by Israeli Tamar company is seen (background) off the shores of Palestinian territories. Israel has been quietly exporting natural gas to Jordan through an American intermediary firm, despite popular opposition in the Arab country to conducting business with Israel. Gas deliveries to two Jordanian companies, the […]

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Hundreds of Jordanians protest against recent tax, price hikes

February 24, 2017 10:30 pm
Hundreds of Jordanians protest against recent tax, price hikes

Hundreds of Jordanians have taken to the streets in the capital, Amman, and other areas to demonstrate against government measures to raise prices and taxes. Nearly 1,500 protesters staged a rally against recent economic measures and price hikes in the capital after Friday prayers. During the protest, which was organized […]

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Yemeni forces target Jordanian F-16 fighter jet over Saudi Arabia: Report

10:30 pm
Yemeni forces target Jordanian F-16 fighter jet over Saudi Arabia: Report

This file picture shows an F-16 fighter jet of the Royal Jordanian Air Force in flight. Yemeni air defense forces, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have reportedly intercepted and shot down a single-engine, supersonic and multirole F-16 fighter jet of the Royal Jordanian Air Force. An unnamed Yemeni […]

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No concessions on future Palestinian state: Jordan, Egypt

February 22, 2017 2:30 pm
No concessions on future Palestinian state: Jordan, Egypt

A handout picture released by the Jordanian Royal Palace on February 21, 2017, shows Jordan’s King Abdullah II (L) meeting and shaking hands with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Cairo. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and King Abdullah II of Jordan say there could be no concessions on the […]

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Israel, Jordan, Egypt, US held failed clandestine peace summit: Report

February 19, 2017 10:30 pm
Israel, Jordan, Egypt, US held failed clandestine peace summit: Report

File photo shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and former US Secretary of State John Kerry. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a secret meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah II in southwestern Jordan last year to hear a regional peace initiative plan regarding […]

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