Cash aid for Jordan`s refugees an iris scan away

Cash aid for Jordan`s refugees an iris scan away

Syrian refugees in Jordan will get faster access to United Nations cash aid through an iris-scanning ATM network, removing the need for bank accounts and cards.

US woman sues Twitter for helping Islamic State spread globally

US woman sues Twitter for helping Islamic State spread globally

A Florida-based woman has filed a lawsuit against the micro-blogging site Twitter, accusing the firm of supporting the global spread of Islamic State (IS) by enabling its followers to recruit on its social media platform.

Five killed, 20 injured in Jordan truck explosion

 Five Jordanians were killed and 20 others injured when a truck laden with fireworks caught on fire and exploded in Amman.

Israel, Jordan working to ease holy site tensions: John Kerry

Israel, Jordan working to ease holy site tensions: John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that Israel and Jordan have agreed on steps aimed at reducing tensions at a holy site in Jerusalem that have fanned Israeli-Palestinian violence.

Terrorism from India's neighbourhood major security threat: President

Terrorism from India's neighbourhood major security threat: President

 President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday made a veiled reference to Pakistan when he said terrorism emanating from "our neighbourhood" remains a major security threat to India and that addressing this challenge should be a major priority of the international community.

President inaugurates Mahatma Gandhi Street in Amman

President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday inaugurated a street in the capital city of Jordan named after Mahatma Gandhi.

President Mukherjee in landmark visit to Jordan

President Pranab Mukherjee arrived here on Saturday in what he termed a landmark visit to push ties with Jordan. It is the first visit by an Indian head of state to this Hashemite kingdom.

Jordanian MP says son joined Islamic State, carried out suicide attack

A Jordanian parliament member says his son carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq just three months after the family failed to prevent him from joining the Islamic State extremist group.

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Jordan bans publishing information on alleged terror plot

Jordan`s State Security Court decided on Monday to forbid the publishing of information regarding an alleged Iranian plot to carry out terrorist attacks in Jordanian territory.

Islamic State suicide bombers attack Hasaka, 10 killed

Islamic State suicide bombers killed at least ten people and injured dozens in two coordinated attacks on Tuesday in the heart of the northeastern Syrian city of Hasaka, a monitor and a resident said.

Diego Maradona baptised in Jordan River

Diego Maradona baptised in Jordan River

Legendary Argentina footballer Diego Maradona has got baptised in the West Asian river Jordan here on the same place where Jesus Christ is believed to have been baptised.

Italy and Spain revive idea of overseas "39th game"

Italy and Spain revive idea of overseas "39th game"

Italian and Spanish League clubs could play a regular league match overseas even though the idea proved hugely unpopular with English fans when the Premier League investigated the idea of doing the same thing seven years ago.
 

Key Jordan trade route cut after Syria border closure

When security fears forced Jordan to close its last border crossing with Syria this month, it severed its most important trade route to the outside, further straining an economy already hit by fallout from war.

Jordan raises safety concerns over Israeli airport near Aqaba

Jordan expressed concerns over air traffic safety Sunday as it restated its opposition to the construction of an Israeli international airport near the coastal city of Aqaba.

Syrian aircraft bomb area near captured Jordan crossing

Syrian military aircraft bombed areas close to its main crossing into Jordan on Thursday, witnesses and a group monitoring the conflict said, hours after insurgents captured the border post.

Amman city cleaners to bin orange jumpsuits over IS videos

Jordan`s capital Amman said Tuesday it is replacing the orange jumpsuits worn by its city cleaners because of their similarity to those of hostages murdered in Islamic State group videos.

US warns of possible attacks on Jordan malls

The US embassy in Amman warned Wednesday that it has received credible information about potential attacks against upmarket shopping malls in the Jordanian capital.

Islamic State in Syria abducts at least 150 Christians

Islamic State militants have abducted at least 150 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria they had raided, Christian Syrian activists said on Tuesday.

Monitor says Syrian army and allies killed 48 in Aleppo offensive

A monitoring group said on Saturday Syrian government forces and allied militants killed 48 fighters and family members during last week`s offensive against opposition-held areas in Aleppo province, but the army denied it.