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King of Jordan names his policy adviser country's new PM

Oct. 7, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Wednesday designated his policy adviser to form a new government amid criticism of the previous government's handling of the virus pandemic. In a statement published by the Royal Court, the king said he appointed Bishr al-Khasawneh the country's new...

This undated 2018 photo shows Dr. Mohammed Ayesh and his family in Gaza. Ayesh is among several Gazans who are unable to return to the territory because of a dispute between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The PA stopped coordinating travel permits with Israel when it cut off all contacts in May 2020 to protest Israel's plans to annex up to 30% of the occupied West Bank. (Ayesh family via AP)

Gazans left stranded abroad by Israeli-Palestinian standoff

Sep. 30, 2020 2:11 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — For the last four months, Ahmed al-Kurdi, his wife and three children have been stranded in Jordan, where they traveled from their home in the Gaza Strip for life-saving medical treatment for his 2-year-old daughter. At a time when the coronavirus pandemic has led to border closures and...

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2018 file photo, Syrian refugees line up to register their names at an employment office, at the Azraq Refugee Camp, 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of Amman, Jordan. The U.N. agency for refugees said Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, that it has confirmed two coronavirus cases in the Azraq camp. They are the first infections to be detected among Syrians living in refugee camps in Jordan, which are home to more than 100,000 Syrians displaced by that country's civil war. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh, File)

UN finds 2 virus cases in Syrian refugee camp in Jordan

Sep. 8, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday it has confirmed two coronavirus cases in the Azraq camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan, which is home to more than 40,000 people who have fled their country's civil war. They are the first infections to be detected among Syrians living in refugee...

UN detects virus cases in Syrian refugee camp in Jordan

Sep. 8, 2020 8:16 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The U.N. agency for refugees said Tuesday it has confirmed two coronavirus cases in the Azraq camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan. They are the first infections to be detected among Syrians living in refugee camps in Jordan, which are home to more than 100,000 Syrians displaced by that...

UN reports first coronavirus cases in Syrian refugee camp in Jordan

Sep. 8, 2020 7:57 AM EDT
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — UN reports first coronavirus cases in Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.