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Jordan to activate Defence Ministry

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 18:49

Jordan`s King Abdullah II on Wednesday ordered the activation of a Defence Ministry to support the military, which is under increasing pressure from the wars in neighbouring Syria and Iraq as well as a massive influx of Syrian refugees.

Old Trafford Test: Rain plays spoilsport but England take 85-run lead

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 09:28

England consolidated their position by taking a handy 85-run lead as they reached 237 for six before heavy rain washed away nearly two sessions of play on the second day of the fourth cricket Test against India, here Friday.

Jordan in fresh push for UN action on Gaza

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 01:45

Jordan has presented a new resolution on the Gaza crisis to the UN Security Council and hopes for action on the measure in the coming days, its ambassador said.

Jordan in fresh push for UN action on Gaza

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 01:35

Jordan has presented a new resolution on the Gaza crisis to the UN Security Council and hopes for action on the measure in the coming days, its ambassador said on.

Jordan downs drone near Syria border: Security official

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:33

Jordan shot down a drone on Friday as it flew over the northeastern region of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, a security official said.

Protect Palestinians in Gaza: Jordanian King

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 11:43

Jordan`s King Abdullah II called on the international community to protect Palestinian civilians in Gaza and stop Israel`s ongoing offensive on the coastal enclave.

Jordan`s Abu Qatada says caliphate declaration `void`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 15:39

Radical cleric Abu Qatada, who is being tried on terror charges in Jordan, on Tuesday denounced as "void" the declaration of a caliphate by Sunni jihadists in Iraq and Syria.

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.