Tensions brew in Jordan over Muslim Brotherhood rift

 Jordan`s authorisation of a breakaway wing of the Muslim Brotherhood has sent tensions soaring between the decades-old organisation and the government, accused of exploiting the rift to weaken the kingdom`s main opposition force.

Key Jordan trade route cut after Syria border closure

When security fears forced Jordan to close its last border crossing with Syria this month, it severed its most important trade route to the outside, further straining an economy already hit by fallout from war.

Suicide bombers kill 4 at Iraq-Jordan border crossing

Three suicide bombers attacked a border crossing between western Iraq and Jordan on Saturday, killing at least four Iraqi security personnel and wounding eight others, officials said.

Feeling left out drives youth to Islamic State, experts tell UN council

Most European youth who travel to Iraq and Syria to fight with Islamic State militants do so because they do not feel at home in Europe, academics told a United Nations Security Council meeting chaired Thursday by Jordan`s 20-year-old crown prince.

Jordan's crown prince at UN takes on jihadist 'dark world'

Jordan's 20-year-old crown prince on Thursday called for measures to prevent the world's youth from being "lured into the dark world" of Islamic extremists as he became the youngest person ever to chair a Security Council meeting.

UN chief nominates new special envoy to Yemen amid chaos

The UN chief has nominated a new special envoy to Yemen, who will be tasked with guiding talks meant to end the violent chaos in the Arab world's poorest country, the Security Council president said on Thursday.

Lebanon truckers trapped in Syria crossing return home

More than a dozen Lebanese truck drivers trapped for almost two weeks in a Syria-Jordan border crossing after it was seized by rebels have returned home, Lebanese authorities said Monday.

Jordan raises safety concerns over Israeli airport near Aqaba

Jordan expressed concerns over air traffic safety Sunday as it restated its opposition to the construction of an Israeli international airport near the coastal city of Aqaba.

Arab states want UN to blacklist former Yemen president's son

 Gulf Arab countries and Jordan want the United Nations Security Council to blacklist the son of Yemen`s former president and a Houthi militia leader and effectively impose an arms embargo on the rebels that rule most of the poor Arabian peninsula country. 

Jordan military plane crash kills pilot, trainee

A Jordanian pilot and an Iraqi trainee were killed when a light training aircraft crashed during a routine military exercise on Monday, the Jordanian army said.

Syrian aircraft bomb area near captured Jordan crossing

Syrian military aircraft bombed areas close to its main crossing into Jordan on Thursday, witnesses and a group monitoring the conflict said, hours after insurgents captured the border post.

Rebels seize Syria-Jordan border as IS storms Damascus

Rebels backed by Syria`s Al-Qaeda affiliate seized control Wednesday of the last border crossing with Jordan that had been under regime control, dealing a major blow to President Bashar al-Assad.

Syria says Jordan shuts main border crossing: Report

Syria`s state news agency said Jordanian authorities had closed the main border crossing between the two countries on Wednesday, after a monitoring group reported clashes between insurgents and Syrian government forces in the area.

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.