Dec 29, 2016

Jordan condemns five Islamic State 'terrorism' cell members

A court in Amman on Wednesday sentenced to death five Jordanian members of a cell linked to the Islamic State group for “terrorism. The state security court also handed down jail terms of between three and 15 years to another 16 Jordanians in the ...

Gunmen kill at least 10 in attacks on popular tourist site in Jordan

Dec 19, 2016

Gunmen kill at least 10 in attacks on popular tourist site in Jordan

Gunmen assaulted Jordanian police in a series of attacks Sunday, including at a Crusader castle popular with tourists, killing seven officers, two local civilians and a woman visiting from Canada, officials said. Several armed men were barricaded inside the castle for hours, hemmed in ...

Sep 17, 2016

Japan knocked out of Asia Challenge

Japan’s hopes of a FIBA Asia Challenge title ended Friday in Tehran with an 87-80 quarterfinal loss to a rampant Dar Tucker and his Jordan team. The United States-born Tucker had a 33-point, nine-rebound, seven-assist outing against Japan, proving why he has been the ...

Suicide blast prompts Jordan to shut last entry point for Syrian refugees

Jun 22, 2016

Suicide blast prompts Jordan to shut last entry point for Syrian refugees

Jordan sealed its last entry point for Syrian refugees Tuesday after a cross-border suicide attack killed six members of the Jordanian security forces, wounded 14 and exposed the pro-Western kingdom’s growing vulnerability to spillover from conflict next door. The closure raised questions about the ...

Cate Blanchett tapped as UNHCR goodwill ambassador

May 3, 2016

Cate Blanchett tapped as UNHCR goodwill ambassador

Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett said Monday she’s proud to have been named a global goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency. Filippo Grandi, the U.N. high commissioner for refugees, said the Australian actress “has already demonstrated great commitment to the cause,” having just ...