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Mustafa Abu Ruwais, 24, was sentenced to 'death by hanging for the terrorist knife attack on tourists,' the Jordanian court said.

Amman has also approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for emergency use.

Gulf crisis: Will reconciliation reshape the region's power balance?

Ali Bakeer

Gulf crisis: Will reconciliation reshape the region's power balance?

Analysis: The breakthrough in resolving the Gulf crisis will have geopolitical implications, creating both new opportunities and challenges.

Palestinian foreign minister urges Israel to return to talks

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Palestinian foreign minister urges Israel to return to talks

Palestinian foreign minister called on Israel to return to talks based on a two-state solution, saying the Palestinian Authority is ready to ...

Bleak Christmas for Iraqi refugees stuck in Jordan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bleak Christmas for Iraqi refugees stuck in Jordan

Up until 2014, when the Islamic State group swept the Nineveh Plain in northern Iraq, Christians pulled out the stops over Christmas, with ...

Natasha Tynes

The future is bright for the Arabic audiobooks industry

As the world celebrates Arabic Language Day, its 390 million speakers are becoming an important market for the growing popularity of audiobooks.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan opens first Covid-19 field hospital

The 300-bed hospital was erected in two weeks in the northern Zarqa province, around 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the capital Amman, ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Yemen ‘on edge of precipice’: UNICEF

Yemen, which plunged into chaos and civil war after Iranian-backed Houthi rebels captured the capital in 2014, may be the most challenging area ...

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Women, Islamists lose seats in Jordan vote

The election for the 130-seat parliament - 15 of which are reserved for women - was marked by low turnout and overshadowed by the novel ...

Jordan reports poor turnout for election amid peak Covid-19

The New Arab Staff

Jordan reports poor turnout for election amid peak Covid-19

The elections took place amid the peak of Covid-19 in the kingdom.

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Jordan votes in election clouded by pandemic

On the eve of polling day, the kingdom had confirmed around 115,000 infections.

Jordan's parliamentary elections: New challenges, old expectations

Victoria Silva

Jordan's parliamentary elections: New challenges, old expectations

In-depth: Amid a raging pandemic, campaign restrictions have allowed a new generation of candidates to enter the fray. For most Jordanians, ...

Amman's unique jazz festival improvises with virtual celebrations

Zainab Mehdi

Amman's unique jazz festival improvises with virtual celebrations

This year's Amman Jazz Festival is forgoing international performers and showcasing local talent in a variety of genres, with ...

Jordanian mother and son shot dead in Nevada

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Jordanian mother and son shot dead in Nevada

Police officers arrived at the property to find the perpetrator hiding behind a vehicle holding a gun to the the young boy's head.

'We are still here': Documenting Palestine's lost history

Abeer Ayyoub

'We are still here': Documenting Palestine's lost history

Tarek Bakri was determined to tell Palestine's history. His work is now one of the largest visual documentation projects tracing personal ...

The New Arab Staff

Jordan is Saudi Arabia's largest trade partner: ambassador

Saudi ambassador to Amman Nayef bin Bandar Al-Sudairy said trade relations between Riyadh and Amman have been growing in recent years.

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Turkey's Erdogan calls for boycott of French goods

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called to boycott French-labelled goods after supermarket shelves in Qatar and Kuwait pulled French ...

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Kuwait supermarkets pull French products over Prophet Muhammad cartoons

The NGO Union of Consumer Co-operative Societies, which groups more than 70 firms, issued the boycott directive in an October 23 circular.

Palestinian president hosts talks with World Jewish Congress head

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Palestinian president hosts talks with World Jewish Congress head

Mahmoud Abbas invited Ron Lauder to Ramallah for talks on 'a range of issues regarding Palestine and the Middle East'.

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Yemenis return home after 'mercy flight' to Jordan

The UN organised two evacuation flights to Amman in February, the first carrying seven children and the second with 24 other patients.

<em>Amman</em> denies links with EU-sanctioned shipping company

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Amman denies links with EU-sanctioned shipping company

A shipping company that has been slapped with EU sanctions for breaching a UN arms embargo on war-ravaged Libya is not Jordanian, authorities ...

Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood to take part in elections

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Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood to take part in elections

The political wing of Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood, the country's main opposition party, said it would take part in parliamentary elections in ...

Huge blast rocks Jordan military base

The New Arab Staff

Huge blast rocks Jordan military base

A huge ball of flames was seen rising into the sky after an explosion ripped through an arms depot near the Jordanian city of Zarqa at dawn on ...

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