Iraq Sunni leader urges Baghdad road opened to Ramadi displaced

Iraq`s Deputy Prime Minister Saleh Mutlaq, a leading Sunni politician, on Saturday urged authorities to open the road to Baghdad for thousands of displaced from the rebel-seized city of Ramadi.

Islamic State poised to become 'serious threat' in Libya: UN envoy

The United Nations envoy on Libya says that Islamic State extremists can "become a very serious threat" in the country within months if rival governments fail to reach a unity deal.

Change strategy to defeat IS: Iraq to US-led coalition

Iraq called on the US-led coalition on Friday to change its strategy against the Islamic State (IS) in its bid to defeat the terror group.

Jordan rejects Syria charge of training `terrorists`

 Jordan on Tuesday rejected Syrian accusations that "terrorists" were being given military training on its soil, insisting Amman favoured a political solution to its neighbour`s conflict.

Jordanian interior minister resigns

Jordanian interior minister Hussein Majali resigned on Monday following criticism of a heavy-handed police crackdown in the southern tribal city of Maan, the scene of frequent unrest, the government said.

Jordan rules out deploying troops in Yemen

 King Abdullah II of Jordan has said that his country will not join a ground offensive in Yemen, although the kingdom remains part of the Saudi-led military coalition intervening in the war-torn Arab country, Efe news agency reported.

Diego Maradona baptised in Jordan River
Diego Maradona baptised in Jordan River

Legendary Argentina footballer Diego Maradona has got baptised in the West Asian river Jordan here on the same place where Jesus Christ is believed to have been baptised.

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.