Jordan

Jordan and Turkey sharply critical of Israel's 'muezzin law'

Jordan and Turkey have each separately condemned an Israeli law restricting the use of loudspeakers to announce the Muslim call to prayer, with Amman explicitly saying it violates its peace deal with the Jewish state.

Jordan hangs 15 men, including murderer of prominent leftist writer

Jordan hanged 15 men at dawn on Saturday, the largest number of executions carried out by the country in a single day in more than a decade.

Monitor: 11 killed in bombing at Syrian refugee camp on Jordan border

At least four people were killed in a car bombing at a Syrian refugee camp near the border with Jordan on Saturday, a monitoring group reported.

Jordan sentences five to death on terrorism charges, state media says

Five Jordanians were sentenced to death by a State Security Court on charges of having ties to the Islamic State group and planning terrorist acts in the kingdom, state media reported. 

Islamic State claims Jordan attack on police and tourists

The Islamic State extremist group Tuesday claimed a series of attacks by gunmen who killed ten people and fought police from a Crusader-era castle two days earlier.

Canadian tourist among ten dead in Jordan attack

A Canadian tourist was among ten people killed in Jordan on Sunday in a series of attacks by gunmen who holed themselves up in a Crusader-era castle.

North Korea wins under-17 Women's World Cup, again

North Korea has become the first nation to win the Women's under-17 football World Cup for a second time, after beating Japan on penalties in Amman on Friday night.

Anti-Islamist Jordanian writer shot dead outside court in Amman

Anti-Islamist Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar, charged last month for posting a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam, was shot dead in the capital Amman on Sunday, the country's state news agency Petra reported.

Islamists win 15 seats in Jordan's parliament after long absence

Jordan's Islamist factions collected 15 of 130 parliamentary seats, which marks a major victory for the Islamists who had been absent from parliament for 10 years, a local newspaper reported on Friday, citing preliminary results.

Jordanians cast their ballots for parliamentary polls

Just under 1.5 million Jordanians cast their ballots Tuesday in the country's 18th round of parliamentary polls, the first contested by all opposition groups under a new electoral law, the Independent Elections Commission said.

Rights group warns of refugees' dire situation at Jordanian border

Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees stranded at the Jordanian border are living in increasingly dire conditions, Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned on Wednesday. 

Watchdog praises Jordan for steps taken to educate Syrian children

Human Rights Watch (HRW) praised in a statement Monday Jordan's education minister for instructing public schools to allow Syrian refugee children to register in the autumn term.

Abughaush wins taekwondo final for Jordan's first Olympic medal

Ahmad Abughaush won Jordan its first-ever Olympic medal and maiden gold on Thursday in the men's 68-kilogram taekwondo, while Britain's Jade Jones secured herself a back-to-back victory in the women's 57kg class.

Jordan court hands death sentence to attacker of intelligence office

A Jordanian court sentenced a man to death by hanging after convicting him of a deadly attack on an intelligence services office two months ago, state news agency Petra reported Thursday.

Report: Russian jets attacked a base used by US special forces

Russian military jets attacked a remote base near the Jordanian border used by US and British special forces, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday citing military and intelligence sources.

US-backed Syrian rebels advance on Islamic State-held border town

US-backed Syrian rebels have made more advances towards a key Islamic State-held town on the border with Iraq, a monitoring group said Wednesday.

Jordan declares northern, north-eastern borders closed military zones

Jordan declared the north-eastern and northern borders closed military zones on Tuesday, hours after a suicide attack claimed the lives of six people, local al-Rai newspaper reported on its website, citing an official army source.

At least six killed in suicide attack near Jordanian-Syrian border

At least six people were killed and 14 others injured in a suspected terrorist attack Tuesday near the Jordanian-Syrian border, almost two weeks after a similar assault targeted a post of the intelligence services in Jordan, the Jordanian army said.

Security forces shut down Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Jordan

Jordan's security forces shut down Wednesday the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood's main faction in the capital Amman, a spokesman for the Islamist group confirmed.

Temporary refuge becomes permanent home for Syrians in Jordan camp

The Zaatari camp in northern Jordan opened in 2012 as a temporary refuge of tents for Syrians fleeing the civil war. Today, this camp alone is home to nearly 80,000 people. The tiny kingdom with a population of 8 million struggles to cope with its 2 million migrants.

Grabar-Kitarovic invites King Abdullah II of Jordan to visit Croatia

Their meeting was a continuation of their talks on the margins of the Syria donor conference in London in mid-February.

Croatian president to pay working visit to Jordan over weekend

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic will pay a working visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan over the weekend, her office announced in a press release on Friday.

EU mulls trade perks for Jordan to help support Syrian refugees

Germany and Britain are pushing for the European Union to consider granting Jordan trade benefits that could help support Syrian refugees in the Middle Eastern country, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Monday.

Abbas makes first public appearance since rumours of hospitalization

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday made his first public appearance since weekend rumours that he was in a Jordanian hospital for treatment.

Passengers on the flight Frankfurt - Belgrade stopped a Jordanian who tried to enter the cockpit

Passengers quoted by Belgrade media said the man banged on a cockpit door threatening to bring down the plane while it was flying over Austria if he was not allowed inside.