UN envoy for Yemen moves to Jordan

The United Nations has relocated its peace envoy for Yemen to Jordan and pulled its last 13 foreign employees from the conflict-torn country, a spokesman said Tuesday.

FIFA election: Lennart Johansson predicts easy win for old foe Sepp Blatter
FIFA election: Lennart Johansson predicts easy win for old foe Sepp Blatter

It is 17 years since Lennart Johansson lost an acrimonious FIFA presidential election to Sepp Blatter and he has a stark message to the three men standing against his old foe -- you have no chance.

Saudi Arabia's coalition against Yemen's Houthis

Saudi Arabia and allies launched air strikes in Yemen on Thursday to stop the advance of the Iran-allied Houthi militia towards President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi`s southern refuge of Aden.

Jordan says anti-IS coalition to train `Syrian tribes`

 Jordan and other members of the US-led coalition targeting the Islamic State jihadist group are to train fighters belonging to "Syrian tribes", the Jordanian government spokesman said on Monday.

Turkey says spy suspected of helping British school girls is Syrian

An alleged spy detained in Turkey for helping three British girls cross into Syria is a Syrian national working for a country in the US-led coalition against Islamic State, the Turkish foreign minister said on Friday.

Mideast peace needed to defeat extremists: Jordan King

King Abdullah II of Jordan warned Tuesday that an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal was essential for combating Islamic extremists, saying the conflict served as a rallying cry for jihadists.

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.

Drop 'I' from ISIS, nothing Islamic about them: Queen Rania of Jordan
Drop 'I' from ISIS, nothing Islamic about them: Queen Rania of Jordan

Urging the world to stop focussing on the religious character of the extremist group Islamic State, Queen Rania of Jordan asserted that there was “nothing Islamic” about the ISIS and hence the first 'I' from its name must be dropped.

Jordan`s King Abdullah, Queen Rania to visit Morocco on Tuesday

Jordan`s King Abdullah II and his wife Queen Rania will begin a two-day visit to Morocco on Tuesday at the invitation of King Mohammed VI, the Moroccan royal palace announced.


Iran open to regional cooperation 'against extremism'

Iran is ready to cooperate with other regional powers in the battle against extremism and terrorism, its foreign minister said on Saturday during a meeting with his visiting Jordanian counterpart.

France issues warrants for 3 suspects in 1982 Jewish restaurant attack

France has issued international arrest warrants for three men suspected of involvement in a deadly attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris in 1982, a judicial source told a news agency on Wednesday.

Jordan, Israel sign deal to help save Dead Sea

Jordan and Israel signed a deal today to build a pipeline to link the Red Sea with the shrinking Dead Sea and combat regional water shortages.

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.

Saudi executes Jordanian drug smuggler

 Saudi Arabia beheaded a Jordanian Wednesday for drug smuggling, bringing to 32 the number of death sentences carried out in the first two months of the year.

Japan to donate $6 mn to help displaced Syrians

Japan plans to donate $6 million more to help thousands of people displaced by the civil war in Syria, the Japanese foreign ministry announced Tuesday.

Indian accuses Jordanian woman of molesting him in UAE lift

A 23-year-old Indian has accused a niqab wearing Jordanian woman of allegedly molesting him in a lift before stealing USD 1,225 here, media reported on Tuesday.

Warnings after blizzards sweep across Middle East

Snow blanketed much of Israel, Jordan and Lebanon early on Friday, with many residents urged to stay in their homes because of blocked or icy roads.

Bahrain joins Emirates in sending fighter planes to Jordan

The Gulf island nation of Bahrain says it has deployed fighter planes to Jordan, a day after it announced plans to send troops to the kingdom.

Bahrain deploys warplanes to Jordan for war against IS

 Bahrain has deployed fighter jets to Jordan to support the US-led air campaign against the Islamic State (IS) group, Jordan`s information minister said on Monday.

Jordan sentences senior Brotherhood leader to 18 months

A Jordanian court on Sunday sentenced a senior leader of the Muslim Brotherhood to 18 months in prison for criticising a decision by the United Arab Emirates to blacklist his organisation.