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Jordan Agrees to Host Yemen Talks about Prisoner Exchange

Jordan says it has agreed to host U.N-brokered negotiations between Yemen's warring sides about a prisoner exchange.

The kingdom's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that Jordan accepted a request by the special U.N. envoy for Yemen to host the talks but did not say when they would be held.

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Floods in Jordan Kill 11, Force Tourists to Flee Petra

Flash floods killed 11 people in Jordan and forced nearly 4,000 tourists to flee the famed ancient desert city of Petra, emergency services said on Saturday.

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Jordan Flood Death Toll Rises to 20, Most of Them School Pupils

At least 20 people, most of them school pupils, have been killed in flash floods in Jordan, the emergency services said Friday in an updated toll.

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Jordan Wants Israel to Return Lands Leased under 1994 Peace Deal

King Abdullah II announced Sunday that Jordan has notified Israel that it wants to reclaim two small plots of territory leased under their 1994 peace deal.

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Embattled Jordan PM Submits Resignation to King

Official media say Jordan's embattled prime minister has submitted his resignation amid mounting anti-government protests over a planned tax increase and recent price hikes of fuel and other basic goods.

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Jordan, Iraq Reopen Only Border Crossing

Jordan and Iraq on Wednesday reopened their only border crossing, saying security had been restored three years after the Islamic State group seized control of frontier areas.

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Jordan Scraps Controversial Rape Law

Jordan's parliament on Tuesday scrapped a controversial article in the penal code that allowed a rapist to escape punishment if he married his victim.

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Jordan Says Will Not Invite Syria to Arab Summit

Jordan said Wednesday it would not invite Syria to an Arab summit next month, five years after the bloc suspended Damascus over a harsh crackdown against protesters.

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Four Policemen Killed in New Shootout in Jordan's Karak

Gunmen killed four Jordanian policemen in a new shootout Tuesday in Karak, where a weekend attack claimed by the Islamic State group left 10 people dead, a security source said.

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Jordan Police Find Suicide Belts after Deadly Attack

Jordanian police said Monday they found suicide belts and other explosives in the hideout of suspected Islamic State group jihadists behind an attack that killed 10 people, including a Canadian tourist.

Another 34 people were wounded in Sunday's shooting spree, including a second Canadian. Four gunmen were shot dead by police during the course of a siege lasting several hours.

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