Two Swedish hostages held in Syria fly home

Apr 27, 2015

Two Swedish hostages held in Syria fly home

Two Swedish men held hostage by Syrian jihadists have been reunited with their families in Sweden, the country’s foreign ministry said on Sunday. The hostages, named in the Swedish media as Thomas Olsson, 50, and Martin Reen, 33, were freed with the help of ...

Apr 14, 2015

Jordan sentences six for waving IS flags at wedding

A Jordan court on Monday jailed six men for waving the Islamic State group’s flag and singing jihadi slogans at a wedding. The state security court sentenced two defendants to five years in prison for “carrying out acts that expose the kingdom to the ...

Mar 25, 2015

Jordan signs $10 billion nuclear power plant deal with Russia

Jordan signed an agreement with Russia on Tuesday worth $10 billion that sets the legal basis for building the kingdom’s first nuclear power plant with a total capacity of 2,000 megawatts. Jordan imports nearly 98 percent of its energy from oil products and crude ...

In Islamic State backlash, Amman cleaners swap orange for turquoise

Mar 10, 2015

In Islamic State backlash, Amman cleaners swap orange for turquoise

After the grisly execution videos, including one of a Jordanian national, the country’s 5,000 sanitation workers are getting a new color for their uniforms. The Jordanian capital decided to swap the workers’ orange uniforms for turquoise ones because the old garb was too reminiscent ...