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Stories with place: Amman
  • World Food Program cuts aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 1:02 pm

    AMMAN, Jordan - The World Food Program announced new cuts Friday in food aid for Syrian refugees in Jordan, highlighting a growing funding crisis of international agencies helping millions displaced by Syria's conflict.

  • Jordan court sentences 8 in alleged Hezbollah attack plot 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 1:37 pm

    AMMAN, Jordan - An official says Jordan's state security court handed down prison terms for eight defendants in an alleged plot by Lebanon's Hezbollah militia to attack U.S. troops and Israel's embassy in Jordan.

  • Jordan court sentences 12 in alleged Hamas plot 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 1:26 pm

    AMMAN, Jordan - A government official says Jordan's state security court sentenced 12 defendants to prison terms ranging from one to 15 years in what local media described as a plot by the Islamic militant Hamas group to carry out attacks in the West Bank.

  • Defense Secretary Carter meeting with Kurds in Iraq 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 7:35 am

    IRBIL, Iraq - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter held talks Friday with Iraqi Kurdish leaders in their regional capital of Irbil, seeking insights to their military successes against the Islamic State.

  • Carter, Netanyahu call it a day after discussing Iran deal 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 2:47 pm

    AMMAN, Jordan - In high-stakes talks aimed at calming U.S. allies' fears about the Iran nuclear deal, Defense Secretary Ash Carter appeared to change no minds among Israeli leaders fiercely opposed to the deal.

  • Jordanians question Chattanooga shooter's family in Mideast 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 9:53 am

    AMMAN, Jordan - Jordanian officials are questioning relatives of the shooter in last week's killing of five U.S. servicemen in Tennessee at a military recruiting office and a Navy-Marine operations center, a Jordanian official said Tuesday.

  • Iraq closes border crossing with Jordan until further notice 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 11:59 am

    BAGHDAD - Iraq closed its border with Jordan until further notice, in part to deprive Islamic State militants of taxes they impose on cargo trucks driving through their territory, a senior Iraqi military official said Thursday.

  • More than 4 million refugees have now fled Syria, UN says story has photos
    Updated: Jul-09-15 10:25 am

    ISTANBUL - More than 4 million Syrians have fled abroad since the 2011 outbreak of civil war, the largest number from any crisis in almost 25 years, the United Nations said Thursday.

  • State media: Jordan arrests terror suspect with explosives 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 9:14 am

    AMMAN, Jordan - Jordan's state media say the security forces have arrested a man with purported links to an Iranian group on suspicion he planned to carry out terror attacks in the kingdom.