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In Jordan sedition trial, U.S. defendant alleges torture

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A U.S. citizen and former top aide to Jordan’s King Abdullah II alleged he was tortured in Jordanian detention and fears for his life, his U.S.-based lawyer said Sunday, on the ev...

Israeli, Jordanian leaders meet amid push to improve ties

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Israel's new prime minister met secretly with the Jordanian king last week, an Israeli official confirmed Thursday, as the two countries announced new agreements on water and trad...

Jordan tribes, bedrock of monarchy, on edge as economy tanks

KARAK, Jordan (AP) — Jordan has drawn a curtain of secrecy on the unprecedented public rift within its royal family, but the social tensions laid bare by the palace drama that unfolded in April — part...

2 plead not guilty in trial linked to Jordan's royal rift

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A former top adviser to King Abdullah II and a relative of the monarch pleaded not guilty Monday to sedition and incitement charges linked to an unprecedented public rift in Jorda...

Women, Islamists suffer setbacks in election in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The already small number of female legislators in Jordan's parliament dropped even further on Thursday, while Islamist opposition parties also lost seats as officials announced re...

With virus spiking, Jordan's king swears in new Cabinet

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's King Abdullah II on Monday swore in a new prime minister and Cabinet, tasking the new government to manage the country through an economic and health crisis as it faces a...

Explosions occur at Jordanian military munitions depot

ZARQA, Jordan (AP) — Several explosions occurred early Friday in a Jordanian military base warehouse where unsuitable mortar bombs were being dismantled, authorities said. The wareho...

Jordan halts Israeli farmers' access to border enclave

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's Foreign Ministry on Thursday announced that Israeli farmers will no longer be allowed to work their fields in an enclave of southern Jordan, ending a more than 25-year ar...

Jordan releases travelers quarantined at Dead Sea hotels

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan on Monday began releasing releasing thousands of travelers who were quarantined for the last two weeks at five-star hotels on the Dead Sea in order to prevent the spread of...

Jordanians protest gas deal with Israel

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 yea...

Lebanese women march in Beirut against sexual harassment

BEIRUT (AP) — Scores of women marched through the streets of Beirut on Saturday to protest sexual harassment and bullying and demanding rights including the passing of citizenship to children of Leban...

Israel, Jordan mark 25 years of imperfect peace

NAHARAYIM PARK, Israel (AP) — The Naharayim park was established 25 years ago as a symbol of the landmark peace agreement between Israel and Jordan. Now, as the two countries mark a quarter century of...

Trapped in Jordan, Syrian refugees see no way home

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Seven years after fleeing the civil war in his homeland, Zahir Hamshari's life is filled with questions and doubts: How to pay the rent? How to cover the electricity bill? How to ...

Syria's key border crossings with Jordan, Israel to reopen

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Jordan and Syria have agreed to reopen a vital border crossing between the two countries, three years after the commercial lifeline fell to rebel groups and traffic was halted. ...

Saudi Arabia prepares for the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is preparing to host the annual hajj pilgrimage beginning Sunday, as over 1.6 million Muslim faithful from abroad have arrived in the ultraconservative kingdom....