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Jordan arrests over 1,600 for breaking virus curfew

Apo - More than 1,600 people have been arrested in Jordan in three days for violating a curfew aimed at stemming the spread of coronavirus, a security official said Tuesday.

Jordan announces round-the-clock curfew from Saturday

Apo - Jordan will impose a round-the-clock curfew from Saturday morning until further notice to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, the government announced.

UK police review probe into abduction of Dubai ruler's daughter

London - British police said Saturday they were reviewing an investigation into the disappearance of the ruler of Dubai's daughter after a court found that she had been abducted by her father.

UK police review probe into abduction of Dubai ruler's daughter

London - British police said Saturday they were reviewing an investigation into the disappearance of the ruler of Dubai's daughter after a court found that she had been abducted by her father.

Israeli farmers shut out as Jordan enclave deal expires

Israeli farmers were shut out from two Jordanian border enclaves Sunday after a 25-year-old deal allowing them to work the land there expired amid souring ties with Amman.

Israeli farmers shut out as Jordan enclave deal expires

Israeli farmers were shut out from two Jordanian border enclaves Sunday after a 25-year-old deal allowing them to work the land there expired amid souring ties with Amman.

Israeli farmers shut out as Jordan enclave deal expires

Israeli farmers were shut out from two Jordanian border enclaves Sunday after a 25-year-old deal allowing them to work the land there expired amid souring ties with Amman.

Israeli farmers shut out as Jordan enclave deal expires

Israeli farmers were shut out from two Jordanian border enclaves Sunday after a 25-year-old deal allowing them to work the land there expired amid souring ties with Amman.

Farmers blocked as Israel-Jordan enclave deal expires

Israelis were prevented from entering Jordanian border enclaves on Sunday after a deal allowing farmers to work land there expired, 25 years after a landmark peace treaty.

Farmers blocked as Israel-Jordan enclave deal expires

Israelis were prevented from entering Jordanian border enclaves on Sunday after a deal allowing farmers to work land there expired, 25 years after a landmark peace treaty.

Farmers blocked as Israel-Jordan enclave deal expires

Israelis were prevented from entering Jordanian border enclaves on Sunday after a deal allowing farmers to work land there expired, 25 years after a landmark peace treaty.

Farmers blocked as Israel-Jordan enclave deal expires

Israelis were prevented from entering Jordanian border enclaves on Sunday after a deal allowing farmers to work land there expired, 25 years after a landmark peace treaty.

UN report finds Jordan, Turkey, UAE violated Libya arms embargo 

New York - Jordan, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates have regularly violated the UN arms embargo imposed on Libya since 2011, according to a confidential report by UN experts seen Thursday by AFP.

UN report finds Jordan, Turkey, UAE violated Libya arms embargo 

New York - Jordan, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates have regularly violated the UN arms embargo imposed on Libya since 2011, according to a confidential report by UN experts seen Thursday by AFP.

Three tourists among 5 wounded in Jordan stabbing: security official

Apo - Five people, including three tourists, were wounded in a knife attack in Jordan on Wednesday, a security spokesman said, adding that the assailant had been apprehended.

Jordan's 25-year peace with Israel 'cold and getting colder'

Apo - Twenty-five years after the signing of a landmark peace treaty, ties between Jordan and Israel mirror the ebbs and flows of a turbulent region, while many Jordanians still regard the Jewish state as an "enemy".

Pelosi leads 'bipartisan' US group for meetings in Jordan

Washington - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a group of US lawmakers arrived in Jordan for talks with King Abdullah II, her office said Saturday, just days after the speaker clashed with President Donald Trump in a meeting on Syria policy.

Cramped Gaza zoo reopens, only months after closure

Rafah - A lioness is beaten with sticks while her cubs are dragged away -- a Gazan zoo closed after a long campaign has reopened, with conditions seemingly as bad as ever.

Jordan Princess Haya receives brother's backing on Twitter

Apo - Princess Haya of Jordan, embroiled in a bitter legal battle with her husband the ruler of Dubai, has received support from her brother in the form of a photo on Twitter.

Kushner meets Jordan king for talks on Mideast peace plan

Apo - US President Donald Trump's advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner met with Jordan's King Abdullah II in Amman on Wednesday, for talks on a controversial US plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Princess Haya: champion for women's rights

London - An Olympic horse rider and a trailblazer for women's rights, Jordanian royal Princess Haya has long championed causes close to her heart including youth and education.

Dubai ruler's wife seeks UK forced marriage protection order for children

London - The estranged wife of the ruler of Dubai has applied for a UK forced marriage protection order relating to their children, a London court heard Tuesday.

US peace plan rings alarm bells in Jordan: analysts

Apo - A controversial US plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace could spell the demise of Jordan and turn it into a "Palestinian state", Jordanians and analysts warn.

Egypt, Jordan, Morocco to attend US Mideast peace conference

Washington - Egypt, Morocco and Jordan have agreed to attend the unveiling of the economic component of a new US peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the White House said on Wednesday.

Russia's Lavrov calls for closure of Syria camp near US base

Apo - Russia's top diplomat called Sunday for the immediate closure of a desert camp near Syria's border with Jordan housing tens of thousands of displaced people in dire conditions.

US approves companies' nuclear work in Saudi Arabia

Washington - The United States has given the green light to companies to work on six nuclear projects in Saudi Arabia, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Thursday, despite lawmakers' worries that the kingdom could seek weapons.

Jordan's king cancels Romania trip over Jerusalem row

Apo - Jordan's King Abdullah II cancelled a visit Monday to Romania after its prime minister vowed to move her country's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, his office said.

Lions, other animals to be saved from Gaza zoo: welfare group

Gaza - Forty animals including five lions are to be rescued from squalid conditions in the Gaza Strip, an animal welfare group said on Wednesday.

Jordan MPs call for expulsion of Israel ambassador

Apo - Jordanian lawmakers on Monday sought to expel the Israeli ambassador from the kingdom in response to "ongoing Israel aggression" at holy sites in Jerusalem.

Mine blasts kill farmer, 3 security personnel in Jordan

Apo - A Jordanian farmer and three members of the security forces were killed Thursday when two old mines exploded, a security source said.
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The Great Temple of Petra.
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The remains og aa tower tomb in the Jebel Qurma desert region of Jordan.
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A restaurant that serves BBQ meat near our hotel in Kowloon
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King Abdullah II of Jordan
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The Evergreen Hotel serves a nice, reasonably-priced breakfast in its cafe
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