A car bomb outside a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan killed six soldiers on Tuesday in a remote desert area where hundreds have been held for screening for suspected links to the Islamic State group.
At Jordan's famous Petra World heritage site, archaeologists have discovered a large new monumental platform about half-a-mile from the city center, using satellite imagery, Google Earth, drone photography, and ground work.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday that Israel had agreed on steps to calm tensions over Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, at the centre of Palestinian unrest, including 24-hour security cameras.
French air strikes in Syria may have killed French jihadists, a source close to Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Monday, although the defence ministry said the information could not yet be confirmed.
In a strange turn of events, growing numbers of Syrian refugees in Jordan are opting to return to their war-torn homeland because they can't survive in exile after big aid cuts, and can't afford the high prices human smugglers want to get them to Europe.