President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital looms large in Christmas festivities this year in the traditional birthplace of Jesus, biblical Bethlehem.
Two relatives say they have lost contact with a Jordanian-Palestinian tycoon after he flew to Saudi Arabia.
Pedestrians walk on a thick layer of soot from tires set ablaze in frequent clashes with Israeli troops.
A shiny new city is to arise from Jordan’s desert over the next three decades, potentially rivaling the kingdom’s capital of Amman, a rapidly growing and increasingly unwieldy metropolis of 4 million people.
Italian chefs taught Syrian refugee women to cook the Italian staple of gnocchi, or dumplings, helping to break the routine in perhaps the most restrictive of Jordan’s three camps for displaced Syrians.
From a hillside in northern Jordan, the Yarmouk River is barely visible in the steep valley below, reduced from a once important water source to a sluggish trickle overgrown with vegetation.
Zakariya al-Jawawdeh often visits the grave of his 16-year-old son Mohammed, watering plants and reciting a prayer.
A Jordanian official says Jordan is negotiating with Germany over the legal status of German troops to be stationed in the kingdom, amid reports that disagreements delayed deployment.
A senior government official says Jordan told Israel to “hold on” when asked to allow Israel’s ambassador to return to the kingdom, signaling continued tensions over a deadly shooting by an Israeli Embassy guard last month.
Married at 15 and divorced at 16, a Syrian teen says she regrets having said yes to a handsome suitor — a stranger who turned into an abusive husband.
The latest crisis over one of the most combustible spots in the Middle East has been defused for now, but has pushed the leaders of Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians into tougher positions that could trigger new confrontations.
Jordan’s King Abdullah II lashed out at Israel’s prime minister on Thursday, saying everyone in the kingdom was “infuriated” by what he called “unacceptable and provocative behavior” in connection with a deadly shooting at Israel’s Embassy in Amman earlier this week.
Desperate to help Syrians stuck on Jordan’s sealed border, U.N. agencies reluctantly agreed late last year to hand much of the control over aid distribution to Jordan’s military, a Jordanian contractor and a Syrian militia.
A truce in southern Syria, brokered by the U.S. and Russia, is meant to help allay growing concerns by neighboring Jordan and Israel about Iranian military ambitions in the area.
A government official says a Jordanian soldier faces murder charges in the shooting deaths of three U.S. military trainers at a Jordanian air base He says the soldier will be tried by a military court, starting Wednesday.