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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.

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.
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