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Sweet smell of success for Syrian refugee in Jordan

Irbid - Aromas of orange blossom, almond and coconut waft from the northern Jordan shop of Mazen Obeido, a 42-year-old Syrian who never imagined he would prosper again far from home.

Jordan says hosting Syrian refugees has cost $10 billion

Amman - Authorities in Jordan on Tuesday estimated at more than $10 billion the cost of hosting thousands of refugees displaced from neighbouring Syria since the civil war broke out there in 2011.

Germany redeploys anti-IS surveillance jets to Jordan

Berlin - Germany on Wednesday moved four Tornado jets flying surveillance missions against the Islamic State group to Jordan after withdrawing them from Turkey amid a bilateral dispute, the defence ministry said.

HRW accuses Jordan of 'summarily deporting' Syrian refugees

Amman - Human Rights Watch on Monday accused Jordan of "summarily deporting" Syrian refugees despite possible risks of harm to them in their war-torn country.

Palestinians need Trump two-state pledge before peace: officials

Ramallah - Donald Trump's team must commit to the two-state solution and opposing settlement construction before the US president's peace push will move forward, Palestinian officials said Wednesday.

Rescued Aleppo lion gives birth after Jordan move

Istanbul - A charity has successfully transferred 13 animals to a new home in Jordan via Turkey from a neglected Syrian zoo, including a lioness who gave birth to a healthy cub just hours after arriving, it said Monday.

Jordanian king backs Palestinian leader in rare visit

Ramallah - Jordan's King Abdullah II offered support to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas during a rare visit Monday to the occupied West Bank following tensions with Israel over a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site.

Jordanian king starts rare visit to Palestinian president: AFP

Ramallah - Jordan's King Abdullah II began a rare visit to the occupied West Bank to meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Monday, AFP journalists said, amid shared tensions with Israel over a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site.

Israeli leader bans MP from squaring up to Jordanian rival

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had to step in on Wednesday to prevent tensions with Jordan spiralling into a brawl between two lawmakers who agreed to meet on the border.

Jordan says to bar Israel envoy until shooting probed

Amman - Jordan will not allow the return of Israel's ambassador until the shooting of two Jordanians by an embassy security guard has been properly investigated, a government official said on Friday.

Jordanian killed and Israeli wounded at Amman embassy

Amman - A Jordanian was killed and an Israeli seriously wounded in a shooting Sunday at the Jewish state's embassy in Amman, a security source and the police said.

Jordanian soldier gets life for killing 3 US trainers

Amman - A Jordanian court on Monday sentenced a soldier to life imprisonment over the killing of three American military trainers outside an army base last year.

Royal Jordanian Airlines says US laptop ban lifted

Amman - Royal Jordanian Airlines said on Sunday it has won an exemption from a US ban on passengers carrying laptops and tablet computers on flights from its hub in Amman.

Jordan has 'hit limit' hosting Syrian refugees

Amman - Jordan said Monday it has hit the limit of its ability to host Syrian refugees as Washington's United Nations envoy Nikki Haley visited on her first overseas trip.

Open SESAME: science centre inaugurated in Jordan

Amman - Jordan's King Abdullah II on Tuesday formally launched an international research centre whose members include experts from around the world including arch-rivals Iran and Israel.

Britain's May begins Mideast trip focused on security, trade

Amman - British Prime Minister Theresa May met Jordan's King Abdullah II Monday at the start of a three-day trip to the kingdom and Saudi Arabia focused on security and post-Brexit trade efforts.

Britain's May begins Mideast trip focused on security, trade

Amman - British Prime Minister Theresa May met Jordan's King Abdullah II Monday at the start of a three-day trip to the kingdom and Saudi Arabia focused on security and post-Brexit trade efforts.

Britain's May begins Mideast trip focused on security, trade

Amman - British Prime Minister Theresa May landed in Amman on Monday for a three-day trip to Jordan and Saudi Arabia focused on security and post-Brexit trade efforts.

Britain's May begins Mideast trip focused on security, trade

Amman - British Prime Minister Theresa May landed in Amman on Monday for a three-day trip to Jordan and Saudi Arabia focused on security and post-Brexit trade efforts.

UN chief urges Arabs to unite against Syria war

Mafraq - UN chief Antonio Guterres called on Arab leaders Tuesday to set aside their differences to confront Syria's six-year conflict, as he toured a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.

UN chief urges Arabs to unite against Syria war

Mafraq - UN chief Antonio Guterres called on Arab leaders Tuesday to set aside their differences to confront Syria's six-year conflict, as he toured a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.

UN chief urges Arabs to unite against Syria war

Mafraq - UN chief Antonio Guterres called on Arab leaders Tuesday to set aside their differences to confront Syria's six-year conflict, as he toured a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.

UN chief heads to Arab summit after row over Israel 'apartheid' report

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres travels to Jordan next week to attend an Arab summit following a row over the release of a UN report accusing Israel of being an apartheid state.

Jordan releases soldier who killed 7 Israeli schoolgirls

Amman - A Jordanian soldier who shot dead seven Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 was released from prison Sunday after serving out his life sentence, sparking outrage from the families of those killed.

Jordan releases soldier who killed 7 Israeli schoolgirls

Amman - A Jordanian soldier who shot dead seven Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 was released from prison Sunday after serving out his life sentence, sparking outrage from the families of those killed.

Jordan releases soldier who killed 7 Israeli schoolgirls

Amman - A Jordanian soldier who shot dead seven Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 was released from prison Sunday after serving out his life sentence, sparking outrage from the families of those killed.

Jordan hangs 15 convicts in rare mass execution

Amman - Jordan hanged 15 death row prisoners including convicted "terrorists" at dawn on Saturday, its information minister said, in a further break with a moratorium on executions it observed between 2006 and 2014.

Jordan hangs 15 convicts in rare mass execution

Amman - Jordan hanged 15 death row prisoners including convicted "terrorists" at dawn on Saturday, its information minister said, in a further break with a moratorium on executions it observed between 2006 and 2014.

Jordan hangs 15 convicts in rare mass execution

Amman - Jordan hanged 15 death row prisoners including convicted "terrorists" at dawn on Saturday, its information minister said, in a further break with a moratorium on executions it observed between 2006 and 2014.

Egypt, Jordan say no concessions on a Palestinian state

Cairo - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and King Abdullah II of Jordan agreed Tuesday there could be no concessions on establishing a Palestinian state, the presidency said after talks in Cairo.
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Professor David Gilbertson  UW student Manual Arab and Dr. Keith Haylock examine upper sections at T...
Professor David Gilbertson, UW student Manual Arab and Dr. Keith Haylock examine upper sections at Tell Wadi Faynan.
University of Waterloo/Sue Haylock
Zaatari is a refugee camp in Jordan  to host Syrians fleeing the violence in the ongoing Syrian civi...
Zaatari is a refugee camp in Jordan, to host Syrians fleeing the violence in the ongoing Syrian civil war that erupted in 2011. On July 4, 2013, the camp population was estimated at 144,000 refugees
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Little Jordan and Athena at the rehabilitation facility.
Little Jordan and Athena at the rehabilitation facility.
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El Deir   The Monastery   in Petra  Jordan.
El Deir, "The Monastery," in Petra, Jordan.
Diego Delso
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Jebel Qurma Archaeological Landscape Project
The remains og aa tower tomb in the Jebel Qurma desert region of Jordan.
The remains og aa tower tomb in the Jebel Qurma desert region of Jordan.
Jebel Qurma Archaeological Landscape Project
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Jordan Weber
Jordan Weber
Samir Al Rifai  Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan captured during the session  Rethi...
Samir Al Rifai, Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan captured during the session 'Rethinking the Balance of Power in the Middle East' at the Congress Centre at the Annual Meeting 2010 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
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A close-up view of the Za atri camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan  as seen on July 18  2013  from a ...
A close-up view of the Za'atri camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan, as seen on July 18, 2013, from a helicopter
U.S. State Department
The Evergreen Hotel serves a nice  reasonably-priced breakfast in its cafe
The Evergreen Hotel serves a nice, reasonably-priced breakfast in its cafe
King Abdullah II of Jordan
King Abdullah II of Jordan
Marcello Casal Jr./ABr
A restaurant that serves BBQ meat near our hotel in Kowloon
A restaurant that serves BBQ meat near our hotel in Kowloon
Our hotel in the Jordan area of Kowloon  Hong Kong
Our hotel in the Jordan area of Kowloon, Hong Kong
King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein during the World Economic Forum on the Middle East at the Dead Sea i...
King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein during the World Economic Forum on the Middle East at the Dead Sea in Jordan, May 16, 2009.
Nader Daoud
The reception desk inside the Evergreen Hotel
The reception desk inside the Evergreen Hotel
Traditional decorations in the Evergreen Hotel of Hong Kong
Traditional decorations in the Evergreen Hotel of Hong Kong
The Great Temple of Petra.
The Great Temple of Petra.
Bernard Gagnon
Jebel Qurma  a desert region in Jordan that is so desolate that one early explorer called it a land ...
Jebel Qurma, a desert region in Jordan that is so desolate that one early explorer called it a land of "dead fire."
Jebel Qurma Archaeological Landscape Project
Aerial photo of a   pendant burial   in the Jebel Qurma range. The chain consisting of about twenty ...
Aerial photo of a " pendant burial " in the Jebel Qurma range. The chain consisting of about twenty small, individual cairns leads to the left of the large cairn at the head.
Jebel Qurma Archaeological Landscape Project