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Stories with place: Jordan
  • new storyJordan court sentences 12 in alleged Hamas plot 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 1:26 pm

    AMMAN, Jordan - A government official says Jordan's state security court sentenced 12 defendants to prison terms ranging from one to 15 years in what local media described as a plot by the Islamic militant Hamas group to carry out attacks in the West Bank.

  • Defense Secretary Carter meeting with Kurds in Iraq 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 7:35 am

    IRBIL, Iraq - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter held talks Friday with Iraqi Kurdish leaders in their regional capital of Irbil, seeking insights to their military successes against the Islamic State.

  • Unarmed troops scrambled to get away from Chattanooga gunman story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-23-15 3:43 pm

    CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - Three to five minutes was all it took 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez to punch through a gate with his rented Ford Mustang and blast his way into a Navy-Marine reserve center, killing four Marines and mortally wounding a sailor.

  • Carter, Netanyahu call it a day after discussing Iran deal 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 2:47 pm

    AMMAN, Jordan - In high-stakes talks aimed at calming U.S. allies' fears about the Iran nuclear deal, Defense Secretary Ash Carter appeared to change no minds among Israeli leaders fiercely opposed to the deal.

  • Jordanians question Chattanooga shooter's family in Mideast 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 9:53 am

    AMMAN, Jordan - Jordanian officials are questioning relatives of the shooter in last week's killing of five U.S. servicemen in Tennessee at a military recruiting office and a Navy-Marine operations center, a Jordanian official said Tuesday.

  • Iraq closes border crossing with Jordan until further notice 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 11:59 am

    BAGHDAD - Iraq closed its border with Jordan until further notice, in part to deprive Islamic State militants of taxes they impose on cargo trucks driving through their territory, a senior Iraqi military official said Thursday.

  • Malala: 'Stingy' world must boost aid to Syrian refugees 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 11:06 am

    AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan - Rich countries should spend less on weapons in the Syrian civil war and more on education, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai said Monday, calling world leaders "quite stingy" as she toured a camp for the conflict's refugees.

  • More than 4 million refugees have now fled Syria, UN says story has photos
    Updated: Jul-09-15 10:25 am

    ISTANBUL - More than 4 million Syrians have fled abroad since the 2011 outbreak of civil war, the largest number from any crisis in almost 25 years, the United Nations said Thursday.

  • State media: Jordan arrests terror suspect with explosives 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 9:14 am

    AMMAN, Jordan - Jordan's state media say the security forces have arrested a man with purported links to an Iranian group on suspicion he planned to carry out terror attacks in the kingdom.

  • Pair of lions kept as pets by Gaza family arrive in Jordan story has photos
    Updated: Jul-05-15 3:28 pm

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Two young lions that had been kept as pets in a Gaza refugee camp traveled Sunday to Jordan where their final destination will be a wildlife sanctuary.

  • Lion cubs en route to Jordan sanctuary check into Gaza hotel story has photos
    Updated: Jul-03-15 2:28 pm

    RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Gaza's militant Hamas rulers on Friday allowed a pair of lion cubs en route to a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan back into the Palestinian coastal strip after the animals and their entourage had been stuck for several hours on no-man's land at a Gaza-Israel border crossing.

  • Food aid to Syrian refugees cut in half amid funding crisis 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 7:45 am

    AMMAN, Jordan - The World Food Program says it had to cut in half food aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon because of a funding crisis and may soon have to halt all food support for most refugees in Jordan.

  • Jobs program needed for Syrian refugees, UN official says 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 1:53 pm

    AMMAN, Jordan - The head of the U.N. refugee agency in Jordan has called for jobs programs for Syrian refugees to deal with the fallout from the protracted Syria crisis and dwindling funding for aid programs.

  • Israel to build fence along part of border with Jordan 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 7:46 am

    JERUSALEM - Israel's Cabinet has approved funding for a fence to be built along part of the country's eastern border with Jordan.