Jordan en King of Jordan dismisses government <p> Under growing pressure for political reform, King Abdullah II of Jordan dismissed his government on Monday.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Jordan King Abdullah II World Leaders Politics Middle East Jordan Tue, 18 Oct 2011 15:32:52 +0000 News Desk 5678309 at Syria: EU to impose new sanctions, Jordan calls on Assad to resign <p> Jordan&rsquo;s king Abdullah spoke to BBC Monday, urging al-Assad to step down. Abdullah is the first Arab ruler to issue the Syrian president&rsquo;s resignation since the eight-month uprising began.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Jordan Syria Conflict Zones Middle East Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:16:00 +0000 Kyle Kim 5681244 at Jordan talks on Abu Qatada deportation 'positive,' says home secretary <p> UK Home Secretary Theresa May has said talks with senior officials in Jordan over the deportation of radical preacher Abu Qatada from the UK have been &ldquo;positive,&rdquo; although further assurances are needed regarding the use of evidence obtained via torture.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Jordan Middle East United Kingdom Europe Middle East Jordan United Kingdom Mon, 05 Mar 2012 16:07:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5694604 at Jordan security forces arrest 12 for 'insulting the King' <p> A police official said the 12 activists &ndash; 11 men and one woman &ndash; were also being interrogated for disturbing public order by blocking traffic in an area of the capital near the prime minister&rsquo;s office and foreign embassies.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jordan Middle East Jordan Sat, 31 Mar 2012 22:03:38 +0000 Luke Browne 5698721 at Jordan starts training Libya police <p> The 10,000 recruits &ndash; who are all members of the rebel forces that helped topple long-time Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi last year &ndash; will take part in a three-month course in security, public order and investigative work at the international police academy outside Jordan&rsquo;s capital, Amman.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jordan Libya Military Middle East Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:29:01 +0000 Luke Browne 5701783 at Jordan TV show turns violent as MP pulls gun on political opponent - live <!--paging_filter--><p>Politics got intense on Friday in Jordan, where a member of Parliament<a href=""> pulled a gun on an opposition activist</a> on live television.&nbsp;</p> <p>A heated debate between MP Mohammed Shawabka and political activist and former MP Mansour Sayf al-Din Murad over the Syrian regime, broadcast on the Jo Sat televison network, turned into a noisy, incensed shouting match <a href=";feature=player_embedded">before live audiences. </a></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> arab Arab Spring gun Jordan member of parliament Middle East shoe Syria weird Middle East Jordan Sat, 07 Jul 2012 14:52:41 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5710886 at Jordan: Internet blackout protests censorship It's SOPA in Jordan. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jordan Middle East Jordan Wed, 29 Aug 2012 16:24:00 +0000 Daniel DeFraia 5717612 at Jordanian Islamist demonstrate for greater reform after parliament is dissolved Thousands of Jordanians marched in the streets of the capital Amman Friday calling for reform.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jordan Jordan Fri, 05 Oct 2012 22:52:37 +0000 Alexander Besant 5721766 at Abu Qatada extradition: Suspected terrorist wins appeal to stay in UK, gets bail Britain cannot extradite radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan, after judge ruled that he would not get a fair trial there.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> human rights Jordan United Kingdom Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:46:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5725669 at Abu Qatada released on bail as UK vows to pursue extradition Abu Qatada, a radical Muslim cleric and suspected terrorist, has been freed from jail in Britain after a bid to extradite him to Jordan failed.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jordan terrorism United Kingdom Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:05:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5725803 at