World Mar 29, 2020

Mideast anti-virus measures spark worries of setback in liberties

Armored vehicles in the streets, hundreds arrested, smartphone surveillance — sweeping measures to fight the coronavirus have raised concerns in the Middle East over the erosion of already threatened human rights. As the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 3 billion people are now ...

More Sports / Boxing Jan 25, 2020

Olympic boxing qualifiers moved to Jordan

The IOC has announced that Jordan will host 2020 Olympic boxing qualifiers for Asia and Oceania after an event in Wuhan, China, was canceled due to fears over the new flu-like coronavirus. The death toll from the virus rose to 41 on Saturday, with more ...

Japan and Jordan agree to boost security cooperation

National / Politics Nov 28, 2018

Japan and Jordan agree to boost security cooperation

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and King Abdullah II of Jordan agreed Tuesday in Tokyo to boost diplomatic and security cooperation between their two countries in the fight against terrorism and extremism. During their meeting, Abe and Abdullah agreed to launch a strategic dialogue involving the ...

National Nov 10, 2018

47 Japanese confirmed safe after flash floods in Jordan

A total of 47 Japanese have been confirmed safe in the historic city of Petra in Jordan after flash floods hit sightseeing spots in the area on Friday, Japanese officials there said. The 47 consist of 45 tourists and two tour guides, none of whom ...

Syrian regime forces and allies close to capturing entire southwest

World Jul 31, 2018

Syrian regime forces and allies close to capturing entire southwest

Government forces are on the brink of seizing the last part of southwestern Syria in insurgent hands, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday. Advancing government forces have seized all but three villages held by the Islamic State-affiliated faction, the Khalid Ibn al-Walid ...