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Jordan demands halt of `barbaric` Israel Gaza assault

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 14:05

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.

Jordan halts truck transportation to Iraq

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 20:34

Jordan Tuesday said transporting goods and commodities to Iraq via Jordanian trucks has been completely halted due to the worsening security condition.

Israel ready to help Jordan fend off Iraq insurgents if asked

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 20:01

Israel is ready to meet any Jordanian request to help fight off Islamist insurgents who have overrun part of neighbouring Iraq, an Israeli official said on Friday, although he believed Jordan was capable of defending itself.

Netanyahu calls for Jordan support, Kurdish autonomy

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 05:53

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked the international community to support Jordan in the fight against "Islamic extremism" and to back the independence of Iraq`s Kurds.

Jordanian court acquits radical cleric Abu Qatada of conspiracy

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 15:03

Jordan`s state security court on Thursday acquitted radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada, who was extradited from Britain last year, of charges of conspiring to commit acts of terrorism.

Militants seize Iraq-Syria border crossing: Officers

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 19:46

Sunni Arab militants have seized the Al-Waleed border post between Iraq and Syria, officers said today, meaning that all crossings between the neighbouring countries are now outside government control.

Iraq crisis: After capturing border crossings to Syria, Jordan, militants seize Tal Afar town

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 18:06

Sunni militants on Monday captured Tal Afar town and its airport after two days of heavy clashes, said local official and witnesses on the condition of anonymity.

Jordan beefs up Iraq border defences as frontier post falls

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 09:50

Jordan beefed up its border defences with Iraq on Sunday after Sunni gunmen seized territory close to its border in Anbar province and appeared to have also taken control of the only land crossing with its large eastern neighbour, officials and witnesses said.

Jordan beefs up Iraq border defenses as frontier post falls

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 04:39

Jordan beefed up its border defenses with Iraq on Sunday after Sunni gunmen seized territory close to its border in Anbar province and appeared to have also taken control of the only land crossing with its large eastern neighbor, officials and witnesses said.

Jordan on alert over Iraq violence

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 11:07

Jordan`s Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said the security forces are on alert to protect the country from effects of the ongoing violence in Iraq, media reported Tuesday.

Jordan`s Prince Zeid to be next UN rights chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 04:19

Prince Zeid al Hussein of Jordan, a veteran diplomat and campaigner for international justice, will become the first UN human rights chief from the Muslim and Arab worlds following his unanimous election by the UN General Assembly.

Jordan: 4 vehicles destroyed on Syria border

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 13:14

Jordanian border guards opened fire on four vehicles trying to enter illegally from Syria after they ignored orders to stop, the state-run news agency reported today, without saying whether anyone was killed or wounded in the incident.