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Aid-starved Syria refugees desert Mideast for Europe

Amman - After escaping a devastating war, frustrated Syrian refugees in aid-starved neighbouring states say they must now choose between joining an exodus to Europe or "returning home to die".

Pentagon chief tries to calm Mideast jitters over Iran deal

Amman - US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter sought to reassure anxious Middle East allies Tuesday over the Iran nuclear deal during a regional tour that includes stops in Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

Jordan battling to rescue its key earner tourism

Amman - Natural wonders it has in abundance, but natural resources are lacking. And now one of Jordan's main money-earners -- tourism -- is being killed off by regional conflicts.

Watch the powerful trailer for 'Creed,' a 'Rocky' spinoff

The first trailer of 'Creed,' a spinoff of the Rocky franchise, was released by Warner Bros. Michael B. Jordan, a breakout star, plays the next generation boxer.

France urges Jordan 'respect' in Paris attack suspect extradition

Amman - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius asked Jordan Sunday to comply with international procedures as it seeks the extradition of the suspected mastermind of a deadly attack on a Paris Jewish restaurant in 1982."I have asked our Jordanian friends...

Op-Ed: FIFA scandal — Challenge to Blatter from a Jordanian prince

Zurich - Amid a slew of corruption allegations FIFA is due to elect its President today. Incumbent Sepp Blatter, whose position seemed impregnable just days ago, is challenged by Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, vice-president of the Asian soccer confederation.

Celebrities speak up about Jade Helm

The Jade Helm military training exercise has caused quite a media frenzy. From conspiracy theorists to the Governor of Texas, everyone is on high alert. Now celebrities have begun to speak up about the mysterious military operation.

Op-Ed: Walter Isaacson on U.S. media and public diplomacy

American writer Walter Isaacson, in a Broadcasting Board of Governors conversation about U.S. public diplomacy and news outreach abroad, did not get web and social media coverage from Voice of America.

Dutch bikes given to Syrian refugee camp in Jordan

- The Dutch city of Amsterdam on Sunday donated 500 second-hand bicycles for Syrian refugees to use in the huge Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan.

Jordan pounds IS as Iraqi ground offensive looms

Amman - Jordan announced it has carried out dozens of air strikes on the Islamic State group, as a top US envoy said Iraqi troops would begin a major ground offensive against the jihadists in the weeks ahead.

Op-Ed: Congress must approve force, with ground troops, against ISIS

President Barack Obama wants Congress to vote to authorize U.S. military force against ISIS, and may ask for it as early as Friday, February 6. Why Congress must approve this request, including the use of boots on the ground.

Jordan's Abdullah II: The king who vowed to crush IS

Amman - King Abdullah II of Jordan, a member of the US-led coalition battling the Islamic State group, faces the toughest challenge of his 16-year reign after IS murdered a downed pilot.

Jordan: Torture, arbitrary detention, accepted honor killings

Washington - US lawmakers from both parties are calling for increased aid to Jordan's authoritarian monarchy following the horrific burning alive of a Jordanian pilot by Islamic State militants.

Jordan warplanes strike IS after pilot murder

Amman - Jordan said its warplanes launched dozens of new strikes Thursday against the Islamic State group, after vowing a harsh response to the burning alive of a pilot captured in Syria.

Jordan weighs options against IS after pilot murder

Amman - Jordan weighed its next move Thursday against the Islamic State group after vowing a harsh response to the burning alive of a fighter pilot, whose family called for the jihadists to be "destroyed".

Jordan executes terrorists in wake of pilot's murder

Jordan has executed two prisoners with ties to the Islamic State Wednesday morning. This move came following the release of a video by the terrorist group showing the brutal murder by of a Jordanian fighter pilot.

Jordan executes jihadists after IS murder of pilot

Amman - Jordan executed two death-row Iraqi jihadists, including a woman, on Wednesday after vowing to avenge the burning alive of one of its fighter pilots by the Islamic State group.

Jordan vows 'earth-shattering' response to pilot murder

Amman - Jordan vowed to begin executing death-row Islamic extremists at dawn on Wednesday, an "earth-shattering" response to the burning alive of one of its fighter pilots by the Islamic State group.

IS claims pilot burned alive, angry Jordan vows revenge

Amman - The Islamic State group released a video Tuesday purportedly showing a Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a cage, in the jihadists' most brutal execution yet of a foreign hostage.

Syria air strikes kill 44

Ramtha - Syrian government air strikes on opposition-held towns across the country killed at least 44 people on Monday and wounded more than 100, a monitoring group said.
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