- The Latest: Aid group says over 100,000 have fled Aleppo Updated: Feb-12-16 3:29 pm
BEIRUT - The Latest on the conflict in Syria and international diplomatic efforts to end the violence (all times local):
- Jordan rejects French extradition request in 1982 attack Updated: Feb-10-16 10:49 am
AMMAN, Jordan - A Jordanian court has rejected a request by France to extradite two Jordanians sought in connection with a 1982 attack on a Jewish deli in Paris in which six people were killed, including two Americans, a Jordanian official said Wednesday.
- Jordan Spieth: the target inside and outside the ropes Updated: Feb-09-16 12:26 pm
PEBBLE BEACH, California - Jordan Spieth had to work his way through about 100 people who blocked his path to the first tee at Pebble Beach. They held out tournament tickets, caps, glossy photos and Masters flags for him to sign, and some asked him to stop for pictures.
- Syrian family flees war, finds refuge in Evansville Updated: Feb-08-16 8:56 am
EVANSVILLE, Indiana - When Razan heard an explosion rock her Syrian city in the summer of 2012, she felt a pang of terror.
- Jordan: Promised trade perks will help employ Syria refugees Updated: Feb-07-16 11:34 am
AMMAN, Jordan - Jordan's planning minister says his country has been promised easier trade terms by the international community, potentially generating large-scale investment and "hundreds of thousands of job opportunities."
- Donors face record request of $9 billion to aid Syrians Updated: Feb-03-16 7:05 am
AMMAN, Jordan - International aid to the victims of Syria's five-year war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organizers of Thursday's annual Syria pledging conference hope for greater generosity this time around, despite a record request of close to $9 billion for 2016.
- Scholarships, tutoring to save 'lost generation' of Syrians Updated: Feb-02-16 1:59 am
ZARQA, Jordan - Until recently, Syrian refugee Eyad Zoulghena only had bad options.
- Germany proposes short-term jobs for half a million Syrians Updated: Jan-26-16 2:53 pm
BAQAA REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan - Germany proposes creating up to 500,000 short-term jobs to help Syrian refugees survive in overburdened Middle Eastern host countries, the minister for economic cooperation said during a visit to Jordan on Tuesday.
- Jordan Spieth's international tour continues in Singapore Updated: Jan-26-16 12:05 am
SINGAPORE - Jordan Spieth's worldwide golf adventure continues this week at the Singapore Open, where he says the weather reminds him a bit of his home state of Texas.
- Cheap loans proposed to ease aid gap in Syria refugee crisis Updated: Jan-25-16 2:29 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - Faced with a chronic shortfall in Syria aid, the World Bank and other donors are promoting new ideas, including interest-free development loans for the hard-hit Middle Eastern countries that are hosting most refugees.
- Jordan says troops kill 12 suspected infiltrators from Syria Updated: Jan-23-16 2:58 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - The military says Jordanian border guards opened fire on three dozen suspected infiltrators from Syria, killing 12 and wounding several others.
- Animals at Gaza's zoos die of hunger, diseases Updated: Jan-22-16 7:41 am
RAFAH, Gaza Strip - The African tiger at the zoo in southern Gaza Strip was emaciated, its belly shrunken and its striped coat hanging loose. It strode nervously up and down its cage.
- UN General Assembly chief 'optimistic' about Syria talks Updated: Jan-20-16 12:55 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - The president of the U.N. General Assembly said Wednesday that he is "cautiously optimistic" about negotiations on a Syria peace deal because the main powers with a stake in the conflict share the goal of defeating Islamic State extremists.
- German think tank pulling out of Egypt over restrictions Updated: Jan-20-16 6:59 am
BERLIN - A well-known German think tank says it is moving its Mideast operations out of Egypt, maintaining that ever-stricter government restrictions have made it impossible to carry out its work.
- World Health Organization hopes to eradicate polio in 2016 Updated: Jan-17-16 1:12 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - An official says the World Health Organization hopes to eradicate polio in 2016, after containing outbreaks in conflict-ridden Syria, Iraq and Somalia by immunizing millions of children over two years.