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.

July 22, 2018
July 22, 2018

‘White Helmets’ evacuated to Jordan

Jordan says 800 people including members of Syria's "White Helmets" civil defence group had been evacuated from southwest Syria where Damascus' forces are advancing against rebels, with Israeli officials saying they facilitated the mission.

July 24, 2017
July 24, 2017

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.

August 19, 2016
August 19, 2016

Rio Olympics: Abughaush wins Jordan's first medal

Ahmad Abughaush makes history by winning Jordan's first ever Olympic medal, claiming gold in the men's under 68kg taekwondo division in Rio.

June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016

Dead Sea drying: A new low-point for Earth

The Dead Sea, the salty lake located at the lowest point on Earth, is gradually shrinking under the heat of the Middle Eastern sun. For those who live on its shores it's a slow-motion crisis - but finding extra water to sustain the sea will be a huge challenge.

June 10, 2016
June 10, 2016

Huge monument found under sands in Petra

Archaeologists using satellite imagery discover a huge, ceremonial monument at the Petra World Heritage site in southern Jordan.

February 2, 2016
February 2, 2016

Jordan at ‘boiling point’ over refugees

King Abdullah says people in Jordan are at "boiling point" due to the suffering caused by the influx of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees.

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.