Latest Amman News

Jordanians protest gas deal with Israel

Jan. 17, 2020 12:12 PM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Hundreds of Jordanians demonstrated in downtown Amman on Friday, calling on the government to cancel an agreement in which Israel began pumping natural gas to the kingdom this year. Jordanian security forces prevented the protesters from reaching symbolic Al-Nakheel Square in the...

A protester waves the national flag while demonstrators set fire to close streets near Tahrir Square during a demonstration against the Iranian missile strike in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Iran struck back at the United States early Wednesday for killing a top Revolutionary Guard commander, firing a series of ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq that house American troops in a major escalation between the two longtime foes. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

The Latest: Iran says it doesn't want war, but will respond

Jan. 14, 2020 8:50 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on U.S.-Iran tensions after the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's top general (all times local): 2:10 a.m. Iran is informing the United Nations that it took “a measured and proportionate military response” to the U.S. airstrike that killed its top military...

Israeli who crossed into Jordan sentenced to 4 months

Jan. 13, 2020 6:12 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian court sentenced an Israeli man on Monday to four months in prison and fined him $1,450 for illegally crossing into the country and possessing drugs, the state-run Petra news agency reported. Konstantin Kotov, 35, crossed into Jordanian territory on Oct. 29. He pleaded...

Israeli Konstantin Kotov stands in the defendant's cage during an appearance before a state security court where he was charged with illegally entering the country and possessing drugs, in Amman, Jordan, Monday Dec. 2, 2019. Kotov pleaded guilty on Monday to entering Jordan illegally but denied the other charge. The judge rejected his argument that possessing a small amount of marijuana is legal in Israel. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

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....