Middle East snow and cold leaves several people dead
The region has been brought to a standstill.
2,012 words of 2012
Here are the buzzwords, the keywords, or just plain words, that were uttered time and again in 2012. This was an absurd amount of work. So please click on it.
Angelina Jolie visits refugees on Syria-Jordan border
Angelina Jolie visited refugees on the Syria-Jordan border in her capacity as the UNHCR Special Envoy.
Jordan protesters call for King Abdullah's removal as demonstrations escalate
Sparked by fuel price hikes, thousands protested for a fourth straight day, calling for the ouster of Jordan's King Abdullah II.
In skirmish, Israel confronts a newly confident Hamas
Since the Arab Spring, Hamas boasts stronger regional ties.
Gaza’s economic boom
A looming war with Israel could undo economic gains made by Hamas.
Jordan: Jordanians protests fuel price hikes, targeting King Abdullah
Jordan's move to raise fuel prices has sparked nationwide protests, with Jordan's King Abdullah reportedly drawing much of the anger.
Jordan's former spy chief, Mohammed al-Dahabi, gets 13 years on corruption charges
Heavy sentence for Jordan's Mohammed al-Dahabi.
How Syria's conflict stretches beyond its borders
As civilian casualties mount and refugees flood adjacent nations — and more actors enter the fray — the Syrian conflict threatens to engulf the entire region.
US Embassy in Jordan target of foiled Al Qaeda terror plot
Jordan security forces arrest 11 linked to Al Qaeda planning terrorist attack in Amman.
Britain seeks pardon for suspected terrorist Abu Qatada
A Home Office minister has asked Jordan to pardon Qatada over claims that evidence was obtained by torture.
US security task force sent to Jordan amid escalating tensions between Turkey and Syria
Signs of escalation continue as Turkey warns Syria of stronger military response over shelling, and the US sends 150 planners to Jordan.
Jordanian Islamist demonstrate for greater reform after parliament is dissolved
The protest came at the heels of the Jordanian king, Abdullah II's decision to dissolve parliament and call for elections at the end of the year.
Jordan: King Abdullah II dissolves parliament, calls early elections
King Abdullah II of Jordan dissolved parliament and called for early elections, in order to head off anti-government protests.
Anti-American unrest creates a '1979 moment' for Obama
Fury within the Muslim world creates an opportunity for fundamentalists and requires a skillful response from US and Egyptian leaders.
Protest in Amman
Focus of anti-US protests in the Middle East evolves
Analysis: While anti-Islam film was a trigger, longstanding grievances against US influence and deep, unaddressed socioeconomic problems appear to be fueling the unrest.
Protesters take to the streets in Amman, Jordan
GlobalPost's Senior Correspondent Erin Cunningham entered the mix in Amman, Jordan during a protest headed towards the US Embassy.
Anti-American protests grip Middle East and beyond
Anger sparked by US-made video critical of Islam takes the region by storm.
Angelina Jolie in Jordan: Syrian refugees telling me 'horrific' stories
Angelina Jolie shaken by meeting with Syrian refugees in Jordan.
Al-Qaeda linked militant in Jordan to Syria's Assad: attacks 'coming'
Threats speak to concerns of a growing, imported Islamic militant presence in Syria.
Cheryll Harvey, American teacher, stabbed to death in Jordan
Boy, 17, faces life in jail after killing Cheryll Harvey during botched robbery.
Egypt joins the debate over Syria
Syria’s conflict, already beset by meddling from foreign powers like Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and others, appears to have garnered yet another external player.
Jordan: Internet blackout protests censorship
Websites in Jordan go dark to protest legislation that may restrict Internet freedom.
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Jordan taking 'all necessary measures' in event of Syria chemical attack: report
Move reveals mounting concerns that Syria's chemical weapons will get yanked out of storage.
Mohammed Shawabka, Jordan MP, under fire for drawing pistol during TV debate
Is this the Wild Wild East? Jordanian MP Mohammed Shawabka pulls out a gun after being called a "mafia thief" on live TV.
Jordan TV show turns violent as MP pulls gun on political opponent - live
Jordan discriminating against Palestinians fleeing Syria: rights group
Rights group wraps Amman over Palestinian refugee issue.
Syrian air force pilot defects to Jordan
A Syrian fighter pilot has flown his plane to a military air base in northern Jordan and asked for asylum, in what is believed to be the first defection by a Syrian air force pilot since an uprising against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad broke out 16 months ago.
Abu Qatada, radical Muslim cleric, denied bail by UK judge
Abu Qatada has been in jail or under forms of house arrest for more than seven years, and is fighting deportation to Jordan.