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Free concert, other celebrations in Jordan ahead of kingdom's first major royal wedding in years

May. 30, 2023 05:16 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Several thousand cheering and flag-waving Jordanians packed a sports stadium for a free concert in the capital of Amman as part of celebrations leading up the kingdom's first major royal wedding in years. Crown Prince Hussein, 28, is to marry Saudi architect...

Jill Biden to promote women, youth on trip to Mideast, North Africa, Europe

May. 26, 2023 13:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden will promote empowerment for women and young people, and attend Jordan's royal wedding, during an upcoming trip to the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. The first lady was scheduled to depart Wednesday on a six-day trip that will also take her to...

Jordanian lawmaker is charged with smuggling guns into occupied West Bank

May. 17, 2023 13:29 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian lawmaker has been indicted on charges that he illegally smuggled scores of rifles and handguns into the occupied West Bank through an Israeli-controlled crossing, his lawyer said Wednesday. The alleged gun-running scandal that gripped headlines last...

Saints in extension talks with sack leader Jordan, add receiver Washington

May. 15, 2023 20:04 PM EDT

KENNER, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have been in talks with franchise all-time sack leader Cameron Jordan about a multi-year extension and have signed veteran receiver James Washington. Jordan's agent, Doug Hendrickson of Wasserman, told The Associated Press on Monday he has...

Saudi Arabia invites Syrian president to Arab summit

May. 10, 2023 10:13 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Saudi Arabia has invited Syrian President Bashar Assad to the upcoming Arab League summit in the oil-rich kingdom, the Syrian president's office said on Wednesday. The news comes as Damascus continues to slowly return to the Arab fold, following a 12-year-period of political...

A's rookie Jordan Diaz hits 3 homers at Yankee Stadium

May. 10, 2023 00:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Diaz picked the perfect place to make a name for himself: Yankee Stadium. The little-known Oakland Athletics rookie launched three home runs Tuesday night in a 10-5 loss to the New York Yankees, joining Héctor López as the only second basemen in franchise...

Airstrikes kill well-known Syrian drug kingpin

May. 08, 2023 09:24 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes over southern Syria early Monday killed one of the country’s most well-known drug dealers, an opposition war monitor and a pro-government radio station reported. The rare attack came days after Jordan warned it would use force inside Syria to eliminate...

Pariah no more? Arab League reinstates Bashar Assad's Syria

May. 07, 2023 14:59 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Arab League agreed Sunday to reinstate Syria, ending a 12-year suspension and taking another step toward bringing Syrian President Bashar Assad, a long-time regional pariah, back into the fold. Some influential league members remain opposed to reinstating Syria,...

Israel releases Jordan lawmaker said to have smuggled guns

May. 07, 2023 05:50 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli authorities released a Jordanian lawmaker to his home country on Sunday, Israel's domestic security agency said, after he allegedly tried smuggling dozens of rifles and handguns through an Israeli-controlled border crossing. Legislator Imad...

Italian conductor Muti to visit Syrian refugee camp

May. 04, 2023 09:56 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italian conductor Riccardo Muti plans to visit Syrian musicians living in the vast Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan on the sidelines of his annual Roads of Friendship concert series that aims to use music to build bridges and help those affected by war. Muti will conduct...