UN will take time to decide on Palestinian resolution

Negotiations on a draft UN resolution that sets terms for a final Israeli-Palestinian peace deal will take time, Jordan said Thursday, indicating that a Security Council vote was not imminent.

Palestinian UN draft calls for Israel occupation end by 2017

 Jordan formally submitted to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday a draft resolution calling for peace between Israel and the Palestinians within one year and an end to Israel`s occupation of Palestinian territories by the end of 2017.

Jordan, Saudi kings in talks as they battle IS

Jordan's King Abdullah II met his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh for talks as both nations participate in a US-led bombing campaign against Islamic State group extremists in Syria.

Jordan, Egypt call for strategic approach to fight terrorism

Jordan and Egypt Thursday called for a strategic approach and cooperation to combat terrorism, media reported.

Obama boosts aid to Jordan amid fight against Islamic State

President Barack Obama pledged Friday a sizable increase in aid to Jordan, as he met with King Abdullah II to discuss tensions in Jerusalem and the fight against the Islamic State group.

Jordanian jailed over Australia embassy attack threat

 A Jordanian man was jailed for a year on Wednesday for threatening on Facebook to blow up the Australian embassy in Amman and to kill tourists from the country.

Jordan in push at the UN for Palestine resolution

Jordan has launched a bid to win backing for a UN resolution on a final Israeli-Palestinian settlement that could be presented to the Security Council in the coming weeks.

Obama to host Jordan's King at White House

US President Barack Obama will host King Abdullah II of Jordan at the White House Dec 5 to discuss issues of the Middle East, the White House said Wednesday.

French jets in Jordan to join fight against IS group: PM

Six Mirage fighter jets have arrived in Jordan to join France's operations against the Islamic State group in Iraq, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Sunday.

France to deploy six Mirage jets against IS group: Defence minister

France will deploy six Mirage fighter jets to Jordan as it steps up attacks against the Islamic State group in Iraq, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday. 

Jordan urges restraint after Jerusalem synagogue attack

Jordan on Wednesday called for self-restraint in Jerusalem after four Israelis were killed and eight injured in an attack at a synagogue in west Jerusalem on Tuesday, media reported.

Jordan king urges measures to preserve status quo in Jerusalem

 King Abdullah II of Jordan Thursday urged Israel to take immediate and practical measures to preserve the status quo in Jerusalem, especially regarding al-Aqsa Mosque and its compound, media reported.

France mulls military deployment in Jordan for Islamic State fight

France will decide in the coming weeks whether to send fighter jets to Jordan to strike Islamic State militants in Iraq in an effort to increase the number of missions and reduce the cost, the army spokesman and officials said on Thursday.

Doors closing for Syrians seeking refuge abroad: Humanitarian agencies

Syria`s neighbours Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq are cutting back sharply on the number of Syrians they allow onto their soil as they can no longer cope with the influx of refugees, two prominent humanitarian agencies said on Thursday.

Jordan warns of repeated Israeli violations in Jerusalem

 King Abdullah II of Jordan Wednesday warned of repeated and provocative Israeli violations in Jerusalem and against Al Aqsa Mosque, media reported.

US top diplomat Kerry heading to Jordan, UAE

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to hold talks with Jordan`s King Abdullah II in Amman on Wednesday to discuss simmering tensions in Jerusalem and the fight against Islamic State Jihadists, a statement said Tuesday.

Stielike hoping to lead Koreans to first win in Iran
Stielike hoping to lead Koreans to first win in Iran

South Korea coach Uli Stielike hopes a tough trip to the Middle East to face Jordan and Iran will be the perfect opportunity to sharpen his squad ahead of January`s Asian Cup.

Jordan airlifts aid to Iraq`s Anbar province

Jordan has flown humanitarian aid to Iraq`s western Anbar province, where jihadists from the Islamic State group have seized ground and sown fear among the population, the royal court said Monday.

Jordan jails four over links with IS group

A Jordanian court on Monday sentenced four men to jail on charges of membership of the Islamic State group and for promoting the jihadist organisation on the Internet.

Syria rebels, Qaeda capture key southern town: Monitor

Syrian rebels and Al-Qaeda seized the southern town of Nawa Sunday from troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad after months of intense fighting, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.