Jordan demands halt of `barbaric` Israel Gaza assault

Jordan, one of just two Arab countries to have signed a peace treaty with Israel, today demanded an immediate halt to deadly Israeli air raids against the Gaza Strip.

Syria expels Jordan envoy in tit-for-tat move: Ministry

Syria is to expel Jordan`s charge d`affaires, in a tit-for-tat move hours after Amman gave the Syrian ambassador 24 hours to leave the kingdom, state-run television said on Monday.

Pope to start delicate Middle East trip in Jordan

Pope Francis arrives in Jordan on Saturday to start an intense three-day trip to the Middle East, bringing hope to the dwindling Christian population and an appeal to members of all religions to work together for peace.

Jordan says Hamas-Fateh unity crucial for peace

Jordan`s Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour Saturday said unity among the Palestinian factions is crucial to render peacemaking efforts a success.

Jordan amends anti-terror law to face Syria fallout

Controversial amendments to Jordan`s anti-terrorism law seek to curb the influence of homegrown al Qaeda affiliated jihadists fighting the regime of the kingdom`s northern neighbour Syria, analysts said.

Jordan ready to train Iraqi troops on its territory

Jordan is ready to host a US training programme for Iraqi troops to help counter a resurgence of al Qaeda-linked militants in its neighbour, a minister said in remarks published on Sunday.

Pope to visit Jordan May 24

Pope Francis I will pay an official visit to Jordan May 24 at the invitation of Jordan`s King Abdullah II.

Jordanian child hangs himself after school bullying

An eight-year-old Jordanian boy hanged himself in his home in the northwestern city of Zarqa after bullies at his school taunted him about his deformed hand, police said.

Jordan to begin trial of radical Muslim preacher

A Jordanian military court official says the trial of a radical Muslim preacher deported from Britain to face terrorism charges will start Tuesday.

Smuggling of weapons rises sharply at Jordan borders

Smuggling of weapons across the Jordanian-Syrian borders rose by 300 percent in 2013 compared to 2012, according to the Jordan Border Guards department.

Pope to visit Jordan during Holy Land trip: State media

Pope Francis will visit Jordan during a trip to the Holy Land next year, the state Petra news agency reported on Saturday, citing a senior Vatican source.

Will press ahead with reforms: Jordan King

Jordan`s King Abdullah II says he will press ahead with a wide-ranging package of reforms.

Jordan MPs approve extradition deal with Britain

Jordan`s Parliament has approved an agreement with Britain on the extradition of suspects wanted by Amman, including radical cleric Abu Qatada.

Jordanian dies after setting himself ablaze

A young Jordanian man died in hospital after setting himself on fire outside the Ministry of Social Development last week.

Jordan: 304 national news websites blocked

Jordan says it has blocked unlicensed news websites in a step toward regulating online media widely criticised by the government and readers for sensational reporting.

Syrian hostage crisis: All 21 UN peacekeepers freed, arrive safe in Amman

Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights on Saturday released the 21 Filipino peacekeepers they had held hostage for past three days.

Jordan`s King inaugurates new Parliament

Jordan`s King has inaugurated the kingdom`s newly elected Parliament with a pledge to press ahead with democratisation.

UK, Jordan discuss radical cleric`s deportation

Britain has attempted since 2001 to remove Abu Qatada, allegedly a key al Qaeda operative in Europe, to stand trial in Jordan.

Nine Syrian judges defect: Activists

Syrian activists say nine state judges and prosecutors have defected to the opposition.

Jordan home to over 180,000 Syrian refugees

Jordan will continue to provide services to the Syrians who fled their country into the Kingdom in the fields of health and education.