- Candidate for next UN chief asks to meet Security Council Updated: May-05-16 2:34 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Croatia's former foreign minister, who is campaigning to be the next secretary-general of the United Nations, said she has asked to meet members of the U.N. Security Council who will make the final decision.
- Some 59,000 Syrians, a new high, stranded on Jordan border Updated: May-04-16 2:40 pm
HADALAT, Jordan - The number of Syrian refugees gathered in remote desert areas on the Jordanian border and waiting to enter the kingdom has risen to a new high of 59,000, the commander of Jordan's Border Guard Forces said Wednesday.
- Global gender gap in politics wide, women legislators say Updated: May-04-16 2:07 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - Encouraging women to enter local politics, setting quotas in parliaments and pushing legislation on gender equality help narrow gender gaps in politics, participants at a conference of women lawmakers said Wednesday.
- In Jordan's spring desert bloom, hints of human history Updated: May-04-16 10:04 am
WADI EL-QATTAFI, Jordan - For a brief time, Jordan's eastern desert blooms. The dozens of mesas commanding the bleak horizons are now skirted with vegetation.
- Survey finds bribery runs highest among courts in Mideast Updated: May-03-16 1:44 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A new report released on Tuesday by an anti-corruption watchdog shows that on average, almost a third of the people in nine countries surveyed in the Middle East have had to pay a bribe to access some kind of public service.
- Jordan lifts ban on performance by popular Lebanese band Updated: Apr-29-16 5:07 am
AMMAN, Jordan - Jordan is permitting a popular Lebanese rock band to perform, lifting an earlier ban imposed amid claims the group's songs promoting religious and sexual freedom violate local customs and religious beliefs.
- Israel tells Jordan it is acting responsibly at major shrine Updated: Apr-25-16 1:07 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - Jordan has urged Israel to keep Israeli "settlers" from a Muslim-run shrine that also ranks as Judaism's holiest site.
- French leader worried about suspension of Syria talks Updated: Apr-19-16 1:07 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - French President Francois Hollande expressed concern over the suspension of Geneva peace talks on ending Syria's civil, saying Tuesday the development was "very worrying."
- Jordan halts plan to install cameras at Jerusalem holy site Updated: Apr-18-16 6:27 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - Jordan's prime minister on Monday said his government has decided to call off a plan to install surveillance cameras at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site, derailing a U.S.-brokered pact to ease tensions at the volatile hilltop compound.
- Jordan recalls its ambassador from Iran for consultations Updated: Apr-18-16 5:46 am
AMMAN, Jordan - Jordan says it is recalling its ambassador to Iran for consultations, suggesting the decision is linked to continued tensions between Tehran and Jordan ally Saudi Arabia.
- Brotherhood office raided in Jordan due to police 'mix up' Updated: Apr-17-16 11:19 am
AMMAN, Jordan - Jordanian security forces mistakenly raided the headquarters of the kingdom's largest Muslim Brotherhood group on Sunday after confusing it with the offices of an outlawed organization, the government said.
- Georgians travel to front lines of refugee crisis Updated: Apr-16-16 11:23 am
ATLANTA - The blank expressions on the Syrian refugee children's faces have stayed with Bill Hampton.
- Jordan raids headquarters of Muslim Brotherhood group Updated: Apr-13-16 8:50 am
AMMAN, Jordan - Jordan raided and shut down the headquarters of the country's original Muslim Brotherhood group on Wednesday.
- Jordan to fund Jerusalem church restoration Updated: Apr-12-16 11:14 am
JERUSALEM - Jordan's king has announced that he will fund the renovation of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - the Jerusalem holy site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.
- Syrian father surprised by fast move from Jordan to Missouri Updated: Apr-11-16 4:22 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The patriarch of the first Syrian family to be moved to the U.S. under a "surge" program designed to quickly resettle refugees said Monday he was surprised and grateful that his family was approved for resettlement so soon.
- First Syrians arrive in US under surge resettlement program Updated: Apr-07-16 12:18 am
AMMAN, Jordan - The first Syrian family to be resettled in the U.S. under a speeded-up "surge operation" for refugees left Jordan on Wednesday and arrived in Kansas City, Missouri, to start a new life.