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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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Jordan King Visits Family of Murdered Writer

Jordan's King Abdullah II on Thursday visited the home village of slain writer Nahed Hattar to pay condolences to his family, following his murder outside an Amman court.

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Anti-Govt. Protest in Jordan over Murder of Writer

Protesters called on Monday for Jordan's government to resign over its failure to prevent the murder of the writer Nahed Hattar outside an Amman court.

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Gunman Kills Jordanian Writer Charged over Anti-Islam Cartoon

A prominent and outspoken Jordanian writer on Sunday was shot dead in front of the courthouse where he had been on trial for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam.

There were no immediate details on the identity or motive of the gunman. But a witness described the shooter, who was immediately arrested, as wearing a long grey robe and long beard characteristic of conservative Muslims. The shooting was the latest in a string of deadly security lapses in Jordan.

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Jordan Rejects Calls to Restore Access to Stranded Syrians

Jordan's King Abdullah II has rejected calls to restore access to a border area where tens of thousands of Syrians are stranded, local media reported on Monday.

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Jordan Sentences Intelligence Agency Attacker to Death

A Jordanian court on Thursday sentenced a man to death for killing five intelligence agents in their office in a Palestinian refugee camp in June, state media reported.

Amman's state security court "sentenced the criminal Mahmud Masharfeh to death by hanging for his terrorist act against the intelligence agency," Petra news said.

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