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Three US troops confirmed dead in Jordan shooting: US official

Washington - Three US troops were killed in a shooting attack outside a Jordanian training facility on Friday, a US official said, following earlier reports that one or two US personnel were dead.

World Bank releases $300 mn for Syrian refugees in Jordan

Washington - The World Bank announced it will release $300 million in loans to help facilitate the labor market for Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Anti-govt protest in Jordan over murder of writer

Amman - Protesters called on Monday for Jordan's government to resign over its failure to prevent the murder of Christian writer Nahed Hattar outside an Amman court."The people want the fall of the government... No security, they killed Nahed in Amman!

Jordan writer in anti-Islam case shot dead at court

Amman - A prominent Jordanian writer was shot dead Sunday on the steps of a court where he was facing charges for sharing an anti-Islam cartoon on Facebook.

Jordan votes in election tipped to see Islamist return

Amman - Jordanians voted Tuesday in an election that could see opposition Islamists re-emerge as a major parliamentary force in the key Western ally.

Jordan's Brotherhood eyeing greater clout in new vote

Amman - After years of self-imposed political exile, Jordan's influential Muslim Brotherhood is gearing up to compete in next week's general election aiming to reestablish its role as a major parliamentary force.

Rights group urges Jordan to get more Syrian children into school

Amman - Human Rights Watch urged Jordan on Tuesday to ease access to education for thousands of un-schooled Syrian refugee children ahead of the new academic year starting in September.

Jordan rejects calls to restore access to stranded Syrians

Amman - Jordan's King Abdullah II has rejected calls to restore access to a border area where tens of thousands of Syrians are stranded, local media reported on Monday.

Jordan agrees one-off aid for Syrians blocked at border: UN

Amman - Jordan has agreed to a one-off aid delivery to more than 100,000 desperate Syrians blocked in the desert no-man's land on its northeastern border, the United Nations said.

Istanbul airport attack death toll rises to 45

Istanbul - The death of a Jordanian child brought the toll from this week's Istanbul airport attack to 45, media reported Saturday, as a scare sparked fresh jitters in Turkey's biggest city.

Fears for stranded Syrian refugees as Jordan blocks access

Amman - Concern is growing for tens of thousands of refugees on the Syrian-Jordanian border after Amman blocked access to a makeshift refugee camp following last week's deadly jihadist attack at the frontier.

Jordan declares Syria border 'military zone' after bombing

Amman - Jordan declared the desert border regions with Syria and Iraq "military zones" barred to civilians after a suicide bomber killed six Jordanian soldiers near the Syrian frontier on Tuesday.

Jordanian soldiers killed in car bomb attack on Syria border

Amman - A car bomb outside a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan killed six soldiers on Tuesday in a remote desert area where hundreds have been held for screening for suspected links to the Islamic State group.

Suspect arrested over Jordan 'terror attack': Government

Amman - A suspect has been arrested for allegedly carrying out a gun attack Monday that killed five Jordanian intelligence agents at their office at a Palestinian refugee camp, an official said.

Suspect held over Jordan 'terror attack'

Amman - Jordanian authorities have arrested a suspect accused of gunning down five intelligence agents on Monday in their office at a Palestinian refugee camp.

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 queen calls for 'legal' refugee path to Europe

Kallon - Jordan's Queen Rania on Monday called for "legal" paths into Europe for refugees, criticising the EU's controversial deal with Turkey which she said endangers lives."The deep concern is that many of the refugees...

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.

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".

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.

Resettlement of 25,000 Syrians in Canada set in motion

Ginebra - An operation to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada has begun, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday, with 10,000 people due to depart for their new home by the end of the year.

Putin to meet Ayatollah Khamenei during Iran visit: Kremlin

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a visit to Tehran Monday, the Kremlin said, as Moscow goes on a diplomatic push over the Syria conflict.

King of Jordan warns of 'world war' against humanity

Pristina - Jordan's King Abdullah II warned Tuesday of a "third world war against humanity", describing the Islamic State group as "savage outlaws of religion" in the wake of the Paris attacks.

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.

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.
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The Great Temple of Petra.
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King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein during the World Economic Forum on the Middle East at the Dead Sea in Jordan, May 16, 2009.
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Little Jordan and Athena at the rehabilitation facility.
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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 helicopter
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The Evergreen Hotel serves a nice, reasonably-priced breakfast in its cafe
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Our hotel in the Jordan area of Kowloon, Hong Kong
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A restaurant that serves BBQ meat near our hotel in Kowloon
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The reception desk inside the Evergreen Hotel
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