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Time for action, not words on aid to Syria refugees: Oxfam

Amman - British charity Oxfam on Monday said it was time for concrete action on stumping up aid and not just words and pledges to help the millions of refugees from Syria's conflict.

Jordan queen hits back at cartoon of drowned Syria boy

Amman - Jordan's Queen Rania has hit back at a cartoon in French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo depicting drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi as a grown-up committing sexual harassment in Germany.

Syrians fleeing war take chances at remote Jordan crossing

- Abdelhadi Zarara, six children in tow, juggles with his emotions as he crosses into Jordan, as thousands of other Syrian refugees wait in no-man's land hoping their turn will come.

French jets strike IS oil sites in Syria: Minister

- French warplanes bombed Islamic State group oil installations close to its Syrian stronghold of Raqa on Friday, as France's defence minister visited the Jordanian air base where the jets took off.

Jordan policeman kills US, S. African instructors

Amman - A Jordanian policeman shot dead two US instructors, a South African and two fellow Jordanians at a police training centre Monday before being gunned down, officials said.

Israel to take steps to calm holy site unrest: Kerry

Amman - 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.

Kerry meets Abbas on Palestinian-Israeli unrest

Amman - US Secretary of State John Kerry met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Saturday as part of an international diplomatic push to quell a wave of deadly Israeli-Palestinian violence.

France's Syria strikes 'may have killed French jihadists'

Amman - 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.

Growing numbers of refugees are returning to their homeland

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.

Jordan MP's son 'carried out Iraq suicide attack'

Amman - A Jordanian parliamentarian's son died carrying out a suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State militant group in Iraq this week, Jordanian media said Friday.

Iraqi asylum seekers in Jordan hesitant to travel to Europe

Amman - Hanna Yussef dreams of following thousands of fellow Iraqi Christians to refuge in Europe, abandoning a precarious existence in Jordan, where he has lived since fleeing Islamist violence at home.

British PM visits Syria refugee camps in Mideast to pledge aid

Amman - British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan on Monday, pledging increased aim which he said would help stem the migration crisis in Europe.

Wealthy Gulf nations face questions over Syria refugees

Amman - As hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees languish in camps or risk their lives to reach Europe, questions are being asked about why wealthy Gulf states have accepted so few.

UN text message to Syrian refugees — Food aid completely cut

Amman - The U.N.'s Cash-strapped World Food Program sent out a text message on Friday to Syrian refugees in Jordan, telling them the agency was cutting out food rations. With no major donors coming forward, there was little else the agency could do.

13 million children denied education by Mideast wars: UN

Amman - More than 13 million children are being denied an education by Middle East conflicts, the UN said Thursday, warning "the hopes of a generation" would be dashed if they cannot return to classrooms.

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...
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