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Israeli held for illegally entering Jordan appears in court

Dec. 2, 2019 10:00 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — An Israeli man detained in Jordan has appeared before a state security court where he was charged with illegally entering the country and possessing drugs. The 35-year-old Israeli pleaded guilty on Monday to entering Jordan illegally but denied the other charge. Konstantin Kotov said...

Jordan says fire has killed 13 Pakistanis in farming village

Dec. 2, 2019 3:37 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian officials say a fire has killed 13 people in a farming community along the border with Israel and Syria. The Jordanian civil defense says in a statement that the fire broke out early Monday in a shack where two Pakistani families live in the village of al-Shuna al-Janobia....

US angers Palestinians with reversal on Israeli settlements

Nov. 19, 2019 2:58 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday said it no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be a violation of international law, reversing four decades of American policy and further undermining the Palestinians’ effort to gain statehood. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

The Latest: 8 die as Israeli planes hit Gaza

Nov. 12, 2019 3:52 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli airstrikes on Tuesday (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Israel has targeted two senior commanders from the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, killing one in the Gaza Strip and missing the second in Syria as it steps up its battle against Iran and its proxies across...

Jordan's king visits enclave day after reclaimed from Israel

Nov. 11, 2019 1:28 PM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's king visited one of two small areas of land that — until a day earlier — were leased to Israel as part of their 1994 peace agreement on Monday. King Abdullah II's toured Baqura, a 200-acre enclave along the Jordan River in the country's north, and tweeted that...

Jordan retakes lands leased by Israel in 1994 peace accord

Nov. 10, 2019 12:14 PM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's king announced Sunday that his country is retaking "full sovereignty" over two pieces of land leased by Israel, reflecting the cool relations between the neighboring countries as they mark the 25th anniversary of their landmark peace deal. King Abdullah II had said last year...

Jordan's king announces 'full sovereignty' over lands leased by Israel, ending a 25-year arrangement

Nov. 10, 2019 6:23 AM EST
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's king announces 'full sovereignty' over lands leased by Israel, ending a 25-year arrangement.

Jordan swears in new ministers following Cabinet reshuffle

Nov. 7, 2019 8:07 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan has sworn in new ministers after a Cabinet reshuffle, the fourth one in two years. A statement from the Royal Court Thursday said the 11 ministers were sworn in before King Abdullah II, who has the final say on key policies. Prime Minister Omar Razzaz ordered the resignations...

Attacker stabs 8 at popular Jordanian tourist site

Nov. 6, 2019 2:42 PM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A young man from a Palestinian refugee camp on Wednesday stabbed eight people, including four foreign tourists and their tour guide, at a popular archaeological site in northern Jordan, security officials said. The suspect's family identified him as Mustafa Abu Tuameh. They said the...

Israel frees 2 Jordanians held without charge

Nov. 6, 2019 7:35 AM EST

KING HUSSEIN BRIDGE, Jordan (AP) — Israeli authorities on Wednesday released two Jordanian citizens who'd been detained for two months and returned them to Jordan, easing a standoff that has soured relations between the countries just as they marked a chilly 25th anniversary of their historic peace deal....