Pope convenes Mideast envoys amid Islamic threat

Pope Francis has convened his ambassadors from across the Middle East for three days of meetings to try to better protect Christians targeted by Islamic militants.

Asian Games: Last-gasp goal puts North Korea into football semis
Asian Games: Last-gasp goal puts North Korea into football semis

Jong In-Gwan scored in the third minute of injury time Sunday as North Korea beat United Arab Emirates to secure a place in the Asian Games football semi-finals.

Anti-IS strikes put Jordan in `danger zone`: Analysts

 Already grappling with homegrown Islamists, Jordan has kicked the "hornet`s nest" by joining the US-led war on jihadists in neighbouring Iraq and Syria, analysts say.

Abu Qatada cleared of terror charges in Jordan, leaves jail
Abu Qatada cleared of terror charges in Jordan, leaves jail

Radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada was cleared of conspiring terror attacks on US and Israeli citizens by a Jordan's state security court.

FIFA executive member wants ethics investigation made public
FIFA executive member wants ethics investigation made public

The public has a "full right to know" the contents of the ethics investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, FIFA executive committee member Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan said on Tuesday.

`World is united` in fighting Islamic State: Obama

US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that air strikes the United States and its Arab allies unleashed against the Islamic State group in Syria send a clear message that the world is united in confronting the jihadists.

US military says Gulf states, Jordan partnered against Islamic State

The US military said on Tuesday its partners in air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria included Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Jordan signals took part in attacks on Islamic State

The Jordanian army said on Tuesday it had mounted air strikes against "terrorist groups" that were planning attacks in Jordan, an indication Amman had joined US-led air strikes against Islamic State in neighbouring Syria.

Jordan signals took part in attacks on Islamic State

The Jordanian army said on Tuesday it had mounted air strikes against "terrorist groups" that were planning attacks in Jordan, an indication Amman had joined US-led air strikes against Islamic State in neighbouring Syria.

Scientists get ready for mock on-site nuclear inspection

Some 40 scientists and technicians from around the world will descend on Jordan in November to take part in a simulated on-site inspection of a suspected nuclear test site on the banks of the Dead Sea.

Jordan to activate Defence Ministry

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.

Japan, Iran sign `partnership` deal

Asian champions Japan and rival Iran have struck a deal to cooperate in promoting football at home, with a focus on the women`s game, the Japan Football Association (JFA) announced Wednesday.

Jordan in fresh push for UN action on Gaza

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

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

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

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.

India go down to Jordan in placings match

India suffered their second successive defeat in as many days after squandering a first- half lead to go down 65-69 to higher ranked Jordan in the 5-8 placings match of the 5th FIBA Asia Cup basketball tournament in Wuhan, China on Friday.

Jordan`s Abu Qatada says caliphate declaration `void`

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

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

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