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Stories with place: Amman
  • UNICEF: 40 percent school dropouts in Mideast conflict areas 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 10:47 pm

    AMMAN, Jordan - Forty percent of children from five conflict-scarred Middle Eastern countries are not attending school, the United Nations agency for children said Thursday, warning that losing this generation will lead to more militancy, migration and a dim future for the region.

  • New hospital in Jordan treats worst of Mideast's war-wounded story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 4:34 am

    AMMAN, Jordan - They are among the most tragically wounded from the Middle East's multiple wars. A 14-year-old Syrian girl whose lower legs were torn off by a shell. A 15-year-old Iraqi boy who was severely burned in a car bomb explosion.

  • Father: New Jersey man had no intent to join Islamic State 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 2:19 pm

    AMMAN, Jordan - A New Jersey man who allegedly plotted with others to fight alongside Islamic State extremists had "no serious intentions" to join the group, his Jordanian father said Tuesday.

  • Father: New Jersey man had no intent to join Islamic State 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 12:04 pm

    AMMAN, Jordan - The Jordanian father of a New Jersey man who allegedly plotted with others to fight alongside Islamic State extremists says his son had "no serious intentions" to join the group.

  • AP Interview: UN food aid chief says Syria funding 'bleak' story has photos
    Updated: Aug-11-15 3:37 am

    AMMAN, Jordan - Funding prospects are "bleak" and impoverished Syrian refugees face more cuts in food aid, the head of the World Food Program said in an interview, after inspecting the bare refrigerator of a refugee family and meeting boys forced to swap school for work to help their families survive.

  • Iraqi Christians who fled IS living in limbo while in exile 
    Updated: Aug-09-15 9:59 am

    FUHEIS, Jordan - A year after tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians fled communities overtaken by Islamic State militants, their lives are on hold in exile: They won't go back to Iraq, saying it's not safe for Christians, but as refugees they're barred from working in temporary asylum countries such as Jordan. Expectations of quick resettlement to the West have been dashed.

  • Jordan tries to stem IS-style extremism in schools, mosques story has photos
    Updated: Aug-07-15 2:24 pm

    AMMAN, Jordan - In pro-Western Jordan, a leader in the fight against Islamic State militants, school books warn students they risk "God's torture" if they don't embrace Islam. They portray "holy war" as a religious obligation if Islamic lands are attacked and suggest it is justified to kill captured enemies.