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Jordan says it foiled a 'massive' IS-linked terror plot

08 January, 2018

Jordan's intelligence say they have foiled a plan by IS militants for simultaneous attacks on military installations, shopping centres and other targets in the kingdom.

Jordan agrees to 'one-off' aid drop to stranded Syrians

08 January, 2018

Jordan sealed its border with Syria in 2016, after Islamic State group extremists killed seven Jordanian border guards, leaving thousands of Syrian refugees stranded in no man's land without supplies.

Israel bans 20 international NGOs under anti-BDS law

07 January, 2018

Israel's parliament passed a law in March barring entry into the country for those supporting a boycott of Israel with the names of the banned organisations announced today.

Netanyahu calls for closure of UN Palestinian refugee agency

07 January, 2018

UNRWA provides education, health and other social services to around five million Palestinian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Gaza, and the West Bank.

Israel supports 'gradual' US funding cut for Palestinian refugees

07 January, 2018

Israel favours slowly cutting US funding to UNRWA, agency that provides education, health and social services to around five million Palestinian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Gaza, and West

Arabs seek recognition for Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem

06 January, 2018

Jordan said on Saturday the Arab League would seek international recognition of the Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital after Washington recognised the Holy City as Israel's capital.

Palestinians mark Orthodox Christmas amid boycott calls

06 January, 2018

Palestinians called for the boycott of the Greek Orthodox church on Saturday, after it allowed controversial sales of its property in mainly east Jerusalem to groups aiding Jewish settlement.

Israel prevents BDS co-founder from travelling with cancer-stricken mother

05 January, 2018

Israel stopped the co-founder of the BDS movement Omar Barghouti from accompanying his critically ill mother to Jordan for cancer surgery and treatment.

Basra: The epicentre of Iraq's drug problem

02 January, 2018

The city of Basra in southern Iraq is at the forefront of a nationwide spike in drugs sales and consumption, with arrests nearly doubling since late 2014.

Jordan denies rumours of coup attempt against King Abdullah

31 December, 2017

Jordan has issued a statement rejecting rumours that King Abdullah had detained his two brothers for allegedly plotting a coup against the monarch.

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