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Jordan Justice Bans Publishing Information on Alleged Plot

The prosecutor general in Jordan's capital Amman on Tuesday banned the publication of any information about an alleged plot said to involve the king's half-brother, Prince Hamzah, state television said.

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Jordan's Prince Hamzah Strikes Defiant Tone over Palace Turmoil

Jordan's Prince Hamzah, accused of plotting against his half-brother King Abdullah II, has struck a defiant tone, insisting he will not obey orders restricting his movement.

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Palace Turmoil, Wave of Arrests over Plot to 'Destabilise' Jordan

Jordan said Sunday it had foiled a plot against the kingdom involving a half-brother of King Abdullah II, arresting at least 16 suspects it accused of "sedition" and alleging foreign complicity.

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Jordan Launches Covid Vaccination Campaign

Jordan launched a Covid-19 vaccination campaign on Wednesday, beginning with jabs for healthcare workers, people with chronic illnesses and those over the age of 60.

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Jordan, Israel Top Diplomats in Rare Meeting on Palestinian Issue

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi has held a rare meeting with his Israeli counterpart to press for the restart of stalled negotiations between the Palestinians and the Jewish state.

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Jordan Votes in Election Clouded by Pandemic

Jordanians voted Tuesday in a parliamentary election overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic which has dealt a heavy blow to the Arab country's already debt-ridden economy.

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Huge Blast Rocks Jordan Military Arms Depot

A huge explosion rocked a Jordanian military munitions depot early Friday sparking a large fire, but the army said there were no casualties at the base located in an uninhabited area. 

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Jordan Takes Home Thousands of Hotel-Quarantined Returnees

Jordanian authorities Monday started to take home about 5,000 people quarantined in hotels to guard against the spread of coronavirus since their return to the country two weeks ago.

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Jordan Goes on Virus Lockdown as Iran's Death Toll Mounts

Air raid sirens echoed across Jordan's capital on Saturday to mark the start of a three-day curfew, the latest mass lockdown in the Middle East aimed at containing the coronavirus, which has claimed another 123 lives in Iran, home to the region's worst outbreak.

The latest deaths bring Iran's overall toll to 1,556 amid 20,610 confirmed cases, according to figures released by the Health Ministry. Iran has faced widespread criticism for its lagging response to the outbreak, which has even infected and killed some senior officials.

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King of Jordan Warns Islamic State on Rise Again

King Abdullah of Jordan on Monday warned that the Islamic State group was regrouping and was once again on the rise in the Middle East.

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