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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Floods kill 9 in Jordan, visitors seek high ground in Petra

Flash floods caused by heavy rain across Jordan killed nine people Friday and forced hundreds of tourists to seek higher ground in the kingdom’s ancient city of Petra, the government …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 9:52 a.m.

Governor’s race offers a study in contrasts

In their own way, each of the major party candidates running for governor in Idaho this year is a living embodiment of the state they seek to lead.


In first meeting, Idaho governor candidates talk taxes, schools, roads & groceries

Idaho’s major-party candidates for governor got together Tuesday evening to talk tax and fiscal policy.


Jordan calls DMV contract a ‘boondoggle,’ Little is ‘frustrated’

Paulette Jordan blasted the “Otter-Little Administration” for the problems with state Division of Motor Vehicles services that forced shutdowns this week and have frustrated county sheriffs and motorists for two …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 8:54 a.m.

Syrian troops celebrate recapture of Jordan border crossing

Syrian soldiers fanned out across towns and villages in southern Syria on Saturday, celebrating the recapture of the main border crossing with Jordan by raising portraits of President Bashar Assad …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 12:19 p.m.

Syrian troops reach border crossing with Jordan

Syrian government forces recaptured a vital border crossing with Jordan on Friday and raised the national flag for the first time in years, restoring sovereignty over a key region and …


Jordan’s king appoints new prime minister as protests resume

Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Tuesday appointed a new prime minister, the royal palace said, naming a leading reformer as head of government in hopes of quelling the largest anti-government …


Jordan PM quits over mass protests against tax increases

Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Monday accepted the resignation of his embattled prime minister and reportedly tapped a leading reformer as a successor, hoping to quell the largest anti-government protests …


Balukoff vs. Jordan

With Idaho’s 2018 primary election just around the corner, Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidates A.J. Balukoff and Paulette Jordan spoke in separate interviews with the Daily News in the past two …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

Jordan urges Pence to ‘rebuild trust’ after Jerusalem pivot

Jordan’s king appealed Sunday to Vice President Mike Pence to “rebuild trust and confidence” in the possibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, following fallout from the Trump …


Britain PM courts key Arab ally, amid Trump anti-Muslim row

Britain is making a “new, ambitious and optimistic offer” of closer security and economic ties with Arab allies, the country’s prime minister said Thursday, the last day of a Mideast …


Israel intercepts drone headed toward Golan Heights

The Israeli military says it has shot down a drone that attempted to enter the airspace above the Golan Heights.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 10:10 a.m.

Lions, tigers, bears from war-torn Syria evacuated to Jordan

Thirteen animals that had been trapped in harsh conditions in a zoo in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo were evacuated on Friday to a wildlife reserve in Jordan.


UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 9:51 p.m.

Jordan court to rule Monday in killings of 3 U.S. troops

A military court is expected to rule Monday in the murder trial of a Jordanian soldier accused of killing three U.S. military trainers in a shooting spree at a Jordanian …


Head of Anglican church visits Christian refugees in Jordan

The head of the Anglican Church met with Iraqi Christian refugees during a visit to Jordan in which he called on the region’s embattled Christians to remain in the Middle …


UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:46 p.m.

Arab leaders ready to work with Trump on Mideast peace deal

Arab leaders on Wednesday relaunched a peace plan that offers Israel full ties in exchange for Palestinian statehood, signaling to President Donald Trump that they are ready to engage if …


Jordan says moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem is ‘red line’

Jordan’s government spokesman has warned of “catastrophic” repercussions if President-elect Donald Trump makes good on a campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to contested Jerusalem.


Four Jordanian police killed in clash with gunmen during raid

Four policemen were killed Tuesday in an exchange of fire with wanted men in a central Jordanian province where assailants had killed 10 people in a series of ambushes earlier …


Gunmen kill 10, including Canadian, in attacks on police in Jordan, top news

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, …


Swimmers complete 7-hour crawl across shrinking Dead Sea

A multinational group of swimmers swam seven hours through the salty, soupy waters of the Dead Sea on Tuesday in a bid to draw attention to the environmental degradation of …


Soldiers from Kansas, Texas, Arizona killed in Jordan

The Defense Department has identified three soldiers killed in a shooting this week outside a military base in Jordan.


Pentagon: 3 US military members killed at Jordanian base

Three U.S. military members were killed in a shooting outside a military base in southern Jordan on Friday, U.S. officials said.


Jordan: 2 American trainers killed in shootout at air base

AMMAN, Jordan – Two American trainers were killed and a third was wounded on Friday in an exchange of gunfire at the gates of an air base in southern Jordan, …


Aid dropped by crane reaches 75,000 Syrians on Jordan border

Cranes hoisted huge white bags with rice, lentils and dates from Jordan into tent camps on the Syrian side of a border berm – an unprecedented way of delivering U.N. …


Iraq’s border with Jordan to open soon, after year of closure

Iraq’s border crossing with Jordan is expected to open in about two weeks, after an almost yearlong closure, allowing for a resumption of vital trade and a return of Iraqi …


Jordan laughs at Bryant’s boast of current Olympians

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Michael Jordan said there’s no way Kobe Bryant and this year’s USA Olympic basketball team could’ve beaten the 1992 Dream Team. Jordan told the Associated Press Thursday …