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Stories with place: Jordan
  • 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.

  • US same-sex marriage ruling likely to impact other countries story has photos
    Updated: Jun-27-15 8:47 pm

    LONDON - The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States, but gay rights activists in many parts of the world believe the court ruling will help their cause.

  • Israel, Jordan discreetly foster ties amid regional chaos 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 3:26 am

    AMMAN, Jordan - A new Jordanian think tank that focuses on Israel is tucked away on the seventh floor of a glass-fronted Amman office building, without a sign announcing the presence of the Center for Israel Studies.

  • US soldier gets 26 years for killing comrade in Jordan 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 2:31 pm

    FORT CARSON, Colorado - A U.S. Army infantryman has been sentenced to 26 years' confinement and a dishonorable discharge for the shooting death of a fellow soldier while they were guarding a Patriot missile site in Jordan.

  • France: Top suspect in 1982 attack on Paris arrested story has photos
    Updated: Jun-17-15 3:55 pm

    PARIS - A man considered the "supervisor" of an attack nearly 33 years ago on a deli in the heart of Paris' Jewish quarter has been arrested in Jordan, the Paris prosecutor's office announced on Wednesday.

  • AP names Muhammed Muheisen as chief Mideast photographer 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 11:22 am

    CAIRO - The Associated Press has named award-winning photographer Muhammed Muheisen, frequently honored for his striking photos of people in their everyday environment, as its chief photographer for the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

  • Jordan signs Paul Put as new national coach 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 9:05 am

    AMMAN, Jordan - The Jordanian Football Association says it has contracted Paul Put for one year to coach its national team.

  • Ramadan fast imposes difficult choice on diabetic Muslims 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 4:20 am

    AMMAN, Jordan - For years, diabetic Shawkat al-Khalili ignored his doctor's orders not to fast during the holy month of Ramadan when most of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset.

  • UN agency for Palestine refugees in worst-ever cash crunch 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 12:03 pm

    AMMAN, Jordan - A top official says the U.N. aid agency for Palestinian refugees faces the worst financial crisis in its 65-year history, coming up short hundreds of millions of dollars in 2015, including for emergency operations in war-ravaged Gaza and Syria.

  • Body of Saddam deputy Tariq Aziz buried in Jordan 
    Updated: Jun-13-15 12:26 pm

    AMMAN, Jordan - Tariq Aziz was laid to rest Saturday after a ceremony in his honor at a church in the Jordanian capital, Amman, eight days after the debonair Iraqi diplomat died in prison of a heart attack.

  • Body of Tareq Aziz still at Baghdad airport 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 7:59 am

    BAGHDAD - An Iraqi official says the body of Tareq Aziz, Saddam Hussein's former top aide who died last week in prison, is still at Baghdad International Airport under heavy security and due to be flown to Amman.

  • Cincinnati to become sister city of Amman, Jordan 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 7:17 am

    CINCINNATI - The mayor of Amman, Jordan is visiting southwest Ohio this week to launch a new sister-cities agreement between his home city and Cincinnati.

  • Jordan military unveils border surveillance with Iraq, Syria story has photos
    Updated: Jun-08-15 12:32 pm

    BORDER GUARD FORCES COMMAND, Jordan - Jordan's military on Monday unveiled a new phase of a border surveillance system that U.S. officials say provides an effective defense against infiltration attempts, including by Islamic State militants.

  • Family of Tariq Aziz, top Saddam aide, seeks Jordan burial 
    Updated: Jun-07-15 5:02 am

    AMMAN, Jordan - A government official says Jordan has approved a request by the family of former Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz to bury him in the kingdom.

  • AP Analysis: Fair to boycott Israel? Global momentum grows story has photos
    Updated: Jun-06-15 5:52 am

    In boardrooms and campuses, on social media and in celebrity circles, momentum seems to be growing for a global pressure campaign on Israel. The atmosphere recalls the boycotts that helped demolish apartheid South Africa a quarter century ago.

  • Tariq Aziz, top aide to Saddam Hussein, dies in hospital story has photos
    Updated: Jun-05-15 1:29 pm

    BAGHDAD - Tariq Aziz, the debonair Iraqi diplomat who made his name by staunchly defending Saddam Hussein to the world during three wars and was later sentenced to death as part of the regime that killed hundreds of thousands of its own people, has died in a hospital in southern Iraq, officials said. He was 79.