Latest Amman News

Thousands of Jordanians join annual protest against Israel

Mar. 29, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Thousands of Jordanians have protested against the U.S. decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights and against the escalation of hostilities between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. Three thousand demonstrators poured through the streets of Jordan's capital, holding...

Jordan king cancels Romania trip over Jerusalem remarks

Mar. 25, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's King Abdullah II has canceled a visit Monday to Romania to protest its prime minister's support for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The Royal Hashemite Court said the decision came "in solidarity with Jerusalem." Abdullah was scheduled to visit Romania later in the...

Jordanian suspects appear in court over August attack

Mar. 25, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Fourteen suspected militants have appeared in a Jordanian court to face charges linked to an attack on security forces last August. They were also charged with conspiring to commit terrorism and manufacturing explosives "for use in terrorist acts." Judge Mohammad Afif announced the...

Jordanian king vows to protect Jerusalem holy sites

Mar. 21, 2019 3:53 AM EDT

ZARQA, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's King Abdullah II is vowing to keep protecting Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, calling it a "red line" for his country. Abdullah said Wednesday, during a visit to the Zarqa governorate outside Amman, that he's under pressure to alter his country's historic role...