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Israel builds 'missile net' on border to protect airport

Jerusalem - Israel has built a unique "missile net" to defend a new airport, as part of a newly-completed segment of its eastern border barrier, a military official said Friday.

Israel's Netanyahu to discuss Iran deal with Pompeo

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he plans to discuss the Iran nuclear deal and Tehran's "growing aggression" when he meets visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo later Sunday.

Pompeo talks tough on Iran in first trip to Mideast allies

Apo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out at Iran during a rapid tour of Middle East allies on Sunday ahead of a crucial White House decision on whether to quit the nuclear deal with Tehran.

Jordan woos back nervous tourists after years of regional turbulence

Petra - With its rock-hewn ancient city of Petra, lunar-like landscape of Wadi Rum and a medical tourism drive, Jordan is luring back foreign visitors scared off by regional upheaval and jihadist attacks.

Pompeo briefs Saudi, Israel on Trump plans for Iran deal

Apo - Washington's new chief diplomat was to meet Saudi and Israeli leaders on Sunday to rally coordinated opposition to Tehran and brief them on President Donald Trump's threat to end the Iran nuclear deal.

Work starts to clear mines from traditional site of Jesus's baptism

Jerusalem - Israeli and international experts have started clearing thousands of wartime landmines and explosive devices from one of Christianity's holiest sites, in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli defence ministry said Tuesday.

Dead Sea's revival with Red Sea canal edges closer to reality

Apo - Israel and Jordan have long pursued a common goal to stop the Dead Sea from shrinking while slaking their shared thirst for drinking water with a pipeline from the Red Sea some 200 kilometres away.

Prince William to visit Palestinian Territories, Israel

London - Prince William will be the first senior British royal to make an official visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, as part of a tour announced Thursday by Kensington Palace which will also take in Jordan.

Prince William to visit Palestinian Territories, Israel

London - Prince William will be the first senior British royal to make an official visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Kensington Palace announced on Thursday, as part of a tour which will also take in Jordan.

Jordan 3D lab prints limbs for war wounded, disabled kids

Amman - Iraqi soldier Abdullah lost his left hand fighting the Islamic State group but now he has a prosthetic one -- thanks to a 3D printing lab in Jordan.

Tillerson heads to Mideast amid new Syria carnage

Washington - Washington's top diplomat will make a five capital tour of the Middle East and Turkey next week, rallying allies as Syria's multi-front civil war rages unabated.

Israel names new Jordan envoy after diplomatic row resolved

Jerusalem - Israel named a new ambassador to Jordan on Thursday, the foreign ministry announced, bringing to an end a months-long spat sparked by a deadly shooting.

Israel reopening Jordan embassy after diplomatic row

Jerusalem - Israel said Tuesday it was reopening its embassy in Jordan which has been shut for six months, after the countries resolved a diplomatic dispute over a deadly shooting.

Jolie urges UN Security Council to solve Syria war

Mafraq - UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie urged the UN Security Council to "find a way" to solve Syria's nearly eight-year war during a tour Sunday of a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.

Pence meets Sisi on Mideast tour amid Arab anger over Jerusalem

Cairo - US Vice President Mike Pence held talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Saturday at the start of a delayed Middle East tour overshadowed by Arab anger over Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Pence heads to Mideast amid Israel embassy storm

Washington - US Vice President Mike Pence set off for the Middle East on Friday for a trip overshadowed by controversy over plans to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

Pence still to head to Mideast despite govt shutdown threat

Washington - US Vice President Mike Pence will still head to the Middle East late Friday for a high-stakes trip, despite the threat of a federal government shutdown looming over Washington, his spokeswoman said.

Jordan to increase fuel, bread prices: reports

Amman - Jordan is to increase the price of fuel and bread as it seeks tax revenues to redress a debt-riddled economy rattled by the war in neighbouring Syria, press reports said on Tuesday.

In Jordan, Iraqi Christians dream of fresh start abroad

Amman - Inside a church in Jordan, a displaced Iraqi Christian mother dreams of a brighter future for her children far from the war-torn country they were forced to flee.

Pope to meet Jordan King Abdullah

Vatican City - Pope Francis will meet Jordan's King Abdullah II at the Vatican next week, the Holy See announced Friday, as Palestinians continue to clash with Israeli forces over US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

EU, Jordan voice backing for Palestinian state

Brussels - The EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and her Jordanian counterpart Aymane Safadi said Friday that they would not abandon the two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Erdogan says US Jerusalem move 'plays into hands' of terrorists

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday strongly warned the United States against recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, saying the move would help terror groups.

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.
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Two Syrian boys collect food for their family from a WFP food distribution centre in the Zaatari ref...
Two Syrian boys collect food for their family from a WFP food distribution centre in the Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan. On July 4, 2013, the camp population was estimated at 144,000 refugees
WFP / Reem Nada
The Evergreen Hotel serves a nice  reasonably-priced breakfast in its cafe
The Evergreen Hotel serves a nice, reasonably-priced breakfast in its cafe
Traditional decorations in the Evergreen Hotel of Hong Kong
Traditional decorations in the Evergreen Hotel of Hong Kong
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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The Great Temple of Petra.
The Great Temple of Petra.
Bernard Gagnon
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
The Royal Special Forces of the Jordanian military are the counter-terrorism team of that nation. Th...
The Royal Special Forces of the Jordanian military are the counter-terrorism team of that nation. The team is tasked with carrying out operations against terrorists both in Jordan and abroad
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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
El Deir   The Monastery   in Petra  Jordan.
El Deir, "The Monastery," in Petra, Jordan.
Diego Delso
King Abdullah II of Jordan
King Abdullah II of Jordan
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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
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
World Economic Forum
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Jebel Qurma Archaeological Landscape Project
The reception desk inside the Evergreen Hotel
The reception desk inside the Evergreen Hotel
Jordan Weber
Jordan Weber
Jordan Weber
Our hotel in the Jordan area of Kowloon  Hong Kong
Our hotel in the Jordan area of Kowloon, Hong Kong
Little Jordan and Athena at the rehabilitation facility.
Little Jordan and Athena at the rehabilitation facility.
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A restaurant that serves BBQ meat near our hotel in Kowloon
A restaurant that serves BBQ meat near our hotel in Kowloon
The rocks also tell a story of the people and wildlife who once flourished in this region.
The rocks also tell a story of the people and wildlife who once flourished in this region.
Jebel Qurma Archaeological Landscape Project