Jordan

2 killed in shooting at Israeli embassy in Jordan

Two Jordanians are killed and an Israeli is wounded by gunfire Sunday in a residential building at the Israeli embassy compound in Jordan’s capital, the kingdom’s Public Security Directorate said.

January 6, 2016
January 6, 2016

Saudi wants 2 lakh female workers

Saudi Arabia has sought two lakh female workers from Bangladesh, says Nurul Islam, minister for expatriates' welfare and overseas employment ministry.

October 25, 2015
October 25, 2015

Israel and Jordan strike deal on Jerusalem holy site

Israel and Jordan have agreed on moves aimed at reducing tensions surrounding a prominent holy site in Jerusalem.

October 10, 2015
October 10, 2015

Fifa calls crisis meeting

Fifa is discussing delaying the election for its next president, two sources told Reuters, a move that could give Michel Platini more time to appeal against his ban.

September 30, 2015
September 30, 2015

‘Assad must go’ to ensure IS defeat: Obama

US President Barack Obama has said defeating Islamic State in Syria would only be possible if President Bashar al-Assad stepped down.

September 15, 2015
September 15, 2015

Clashes rock Al-Aqsa mosque for third day (video)

Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound for a third straight day on Tuesday.

June 9, 2015
June 9, 2015

Jihadists' slave markets sell girls at any price: UN envoy

Teenage girls abducted by Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria are being sold in slave markets "for as little as a pack of cigarettes," the UN envoy on sexual violence said Monday.

May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015

Saudi Arabia advertises for 8 new executioners

Saudi Arabia advertises for eight new executioners, recruiting extra staff to carry out an increasing number of death sentences, usually done by public beheading.

March 16, 2015
March 16, 2015

Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood breakup

Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood has formally split after 70 years — a breakup blamed on long-running ideological disputes, but also on a government attempt to further weaken what was once the...