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Jordanian officer dead after Syria border clash with gunmen

Jan. 16, 2022 11:28 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's military said Sunday that an army officer was killed in a shootout with smugglers on the country's northern border with Syria. A Jordanian military website said Capt. Muhammad Yassin Musa al-Khudayrat was killed and three others were injured when a...

Israeli defense chief meets Jordanian king in reset of ties

Jan. 05, 2022 08:24 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's defense minister met with the Jordanian king on Wednesday, both sides said, part of a reset of ties between the two countries. According to Benny Gantz' office, the two discussed “security and policy topics.” Gantz “welcomed the expansion of...

Jordan detects its first two cases of omicron variant

Dec. 10, 2021 04:07 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The Jordanian health ministry announced on Thursday evening it had identified its first two cases of the omicron variant of coronavirus. The health ministry's statement, announced by state-run Petra news agency, said the first case is a Jordanian national who...

Jordanian TV rejects German station's anti-Israel accusation

Dec. 06, 2021 13:24 PM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian broadcaster on Monday rejected accusations of publishing anti-Semitic content that led a German broadcaster to suspend a decade-long cooperation agreement. Amman-based Roya TV said in a statement that it “regrets the declared decision” of...

UN agency for Palestinian refugees faces funding crisis

Nov. 30, 2021 10:36 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees said Tuesday it was unable to pay its 28,000 employees on time this month because of a major funding crisis, warning of potential cuts in vital services to millions of people amid a global pandemic. ...

Britain's Prince Charles pays royal visit to Jordan

Nov. 16, 2021 11:27 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, kicked off a three-day visit to Jordan on Tuesday aimed at cementing a century of relations between the allied countries. It is part of the first royal tour since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Jordan says King Abdullah met with Israeli Islamist lawmaker

Nov. 09, 2021 11:17 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The head of the Islamist party in Israel's governing coalition met with Jordan's King Abdullah II in Amman on Tuesday, the latest sign of warming ties between the two countries. The Jordanian Royal Palace said in a statement that Abdullah and United...

Ex-queen: Jordan prince who feuded with king still not free

Nov. 04, 2021 05:57 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian prince who was put under house arrest by his half-brother, King Abdullah II, in the spring is still not free, his mother alleged, drawing new attention to a scandal that exposed the typically guarded royal family to rare public scrutiny. ...