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Anti-govt protest in Jordan over murder of writer

Amman - Protesters called on Monday for Jordan's government to resign over its failure to prevent the murder of Christian writer Nahed Hattar outside an Amman court."The people want the fall of the government... No security, they killed Nahed in Amman!

Jordan writer in anti-Islam case shot dead at court

Amman - A prominent Jordanian writer was shot dead Sunday on the steps of a court where he was facing charges for sharing an anti-Islam cartoon on Facebook.

Women and Muslim Brotherhood make gains in Jordan elections

Amman - Women took 20 out of the 130 seats in the Jordanian parliament. The number of seats in the parliament had been reduced from 150 to 130 but women won two more seats than in the much larger parliament.

Jordan votes in election tipped to see Islamist return

Amman - Jordanians voted Tuesday in an election that could see opposition Islamists re-emerge as a major parliamentary force in the key Western ally.

Jordan's Brotherhood eyeing greater clout in new vote

Amman - After years of self-imposed political exile, Jordan's influential Muslim Brotherhood is gearing up to compete in next week's general election aiming to reestablish its role as a major parliamentary force.

Rights group urges Jordan to get more Syrian children into school

Amman - Human Rights Watch urged Jordan on Tuesday to ease access to education for thousands of un-schooled Syrian refugee children ahead of the new academic year starting in September.

Jordan rejects calls to restore access to stranded Syrians

Amman - Jordan's King Abdullah II has rejected calls to restore access to a border area where tens of thousands of Syrians are stranded, local media reported on Monday.

Jordan agrees one-off aid for Syrians blocked at border: UN

Amman - Jordan has agreed to a one-off aid delivery to more than 100,000 desperate Syrians blocked in the desert no-man's land on its northeastern border, the United Nations said.

Fears for stranded Syrian refugees as Jordan blocks access

Amman - Concern is growing for tens of thousands of refugees on the Syrian-Jordanian border after Amman blocked access to a makeshift refugee camp following last week's deadly jihadist attack at the frontier.

Jordan declares Syria border 'military zone' after bombing

Amman - Jordan declared the desert border regions with Syria and Iraq "military zones" barred to civilians after a suicide bomber killed six Jordanian soldiers near the Syrian frontier on Tuesday.

Jordanian soldiers killed in car bomb attack on Syria border

Amman - 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.

Satellites help with monumental find at Petra World Heritage site

Petra - 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.

Suspect arrested over Jordan 'terror attack': Government

Amman - A suspect has been arrested for allegedly carrying out a gun attack Monday that killed five Jordanian intelligence agents at their office at a Palestinian refugee camp, an official said.

Suspect held over Jordan 'terror attack'

Amman - Jordanian authorities have arrested a suspect accused of gunning down five intelligence agents on Monday in their office at a Palestinian refugee camp.

Over 60,000 Syrians 'stranded at Jordan border'

Amman - Around 64,000 Syrians are stranded at the border with Jordan after intensified violence around Aleppo, Jordanian border guards said on Thursday.

Jordan security services 'shut Muslim Brotherhood HQ'

Amman - Jordanian security services on Wednesday closed the Amman headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood, the country's main opposition force, a security source and lawyer for the movement said.

Op-Ed: British and Jordanian special forces operating together in Libya

Tobruk - The Guardian reports that British special forces (SAS) have been deployed in Libya alongside Jordanian special forces since the beginning of this year.

EU's Mogherini in tears over Brussels attacks

Amman - EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini broke down in tears Tuesday after talking about the deadly attacks in Brussels, cutting short a news conference in Jordan.

Jordan to install cameras at Jerusalem mosque compound 'in days'

Amman - Jordan said on Sunday it will set up security cameras around Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the coming days to monitor any Israeli "violations".

'Provisional agreement' on terms of Syria ceasefire: Kerry

Amman - US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that a provisional agreement had been reached with Russia on the terms of a ceasefire in Syria.
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