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Sunday, July 7, 2013
Jordan on Sunday detained hardline Muslim cleric Abu Qatada, hours after his arrival from Britain, where he lost a decade-long legal battle to avoid extradition. The Military State Secur...
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Saturday, June 22, 2013
Jordan is hosting 900 U.S. military personnel to bolster its defence capabilities against potential threats from the Syrian civil war, its Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour has said.The first...
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Monday, June 17, 2013
Hotels serving Arabian food have sprung up in various parts of the city, and people who have a liking for Gulf cuisine make a beeline to such eating joints
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June 4, 2013
Jordan has blocked unlicensed news websites in a step toward regulating online media widely criticised by the government and readers for sensational reporting, said its Press and Publication Depart...
February 10, 2013
Jordan’s king has inaugurated the kingdom’s newly elected parliament with a pledge to press ahead with democratization, but added that he will help choose the next prime minister despite the choic...
November 11, 2012
A Jordanian criminal court sentenced the kingdom’s ex-intelligence chief on Sunday to 13 years and three months in prison for embezzlement of public funds, money laundering and abuse of office.»
August 20, 2012
Jordan’s government spokesman has sternly criticized Syria for artillery shelling on its northern border that injured a Jordanian girl and panicked other civilians.Sameeh Maaytah says the g...
November 14, 2011
Jordan’s King Abdullah has told the BBC that Syrian President Bashar Assad should step down, becoming the first Arab ruler to make such a call. “I would step down and make sure wh...
May 9, 2011
The official says the freeze took effect five weeks ago in line with a U.N. Security Council request. He says it was not acknowledged to the press earlier because authorities were trying to locate all targeted Libyan assets.
March 24, 2011
The 500 protesters appeared to be mostly university students or unemployed graduates unaffiliated with any political party. Many said they met through Facebook last month to launch a group called the Jordanian Youth Movement.
November 9, 2010
Twenty people armed with knives were arrested in a western Jordanian city on Tuesday when they tried to prevent people from voting in a general election, according to the kingdom’s Ele...
September 15, 2010
The U.S. Embassy in Jordan has warned Americans of a “possible imminent threat” in the country’s Red Sea port of Aqaba and has recommended avoiding the city for the next 48 hours....
September 1, 2010
The Jordanian antiquities department announced today the discovery of a 3,000 year-old Iron Age temple boasting a trove of figurines of ancient deities and circular clay vessels used in reli...
February 11, 2013
King touts it as a “milestone” in reforms he initiated two years ago to forestall large-scale Arab Spring unrest »
January 23, 2013
Jordanians voted Wednesday for a parliament touted to be the most powerful in the kingdom’s history, but with much of the opposition boycotting it is unclear how far the vote and its accompanying...
September 8, 2012
Jordanian anti-riot forces stormed a protest in the southern city of Tafileh on early Saturday after participants began chanting slogans reportedly criticizing King Abdullah II.
December 23, 2011
This Christmas, Lakshmi Sharath sheds light on the Arab kingdom’s close connection with early Christianity »
October 17, 2011
Jordan’s King Abdullah II designated a well-known international judge as his Prime Minister on Monday, a royal palace statement said, replacing a premier, who ran afoul of reformers. Awn al...
April 22, 2011
It was a lovely day with a perfect mild summer's morning, a bracing breeze coming off the Dead Sea and deep blue skies with puffy white clouds — the kind that are more decorative than rain-be...
February 1, 2011
Jordan's King fires Cabinet, Palestinians to hold elections
October 22, 2010
Stories of the Bible and reminders of a hoary past — welcome to Jordan! »
September 10, 2010
Jordan and Japan have signed a nuclear cooperation deal, potentially boosting the hand of a French—Japanese consortium bidding to build the Arab kingdom’s first nuclear plant.At...
July 18, 2010
Historical sites, eco-parks, art galleries, pleasant climate round the year… Jordan is sprinkled with surprises »
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