U.N. completes food distribution in remote Syria food near Jordan

The United Nations has finished distribution of aid to thousands of Syrians, mostly women and children, stranded in the desert close to the border with Jordan, an aid official said on Wednesday. A U.N-led convoy of more than 70 trucks arrived on Saturday under Russian army protection after months of delay

Jordan says Israel wants to discuss border land deals

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan said on Sunday Israel had asked for consultations on a special land deal agreed in their peace treaty that the Jordanian government wants to end. Under the peace treaty, two border areas were recognised to be under Jordanian sovereignty but gave Israel special provisions to use the

Jordan ministers resign over Dead Sea flood deaths

Jordan's education and tourism ministers resigned on Thursday after an investigation into the deaths of 21 people, mainly school children who were swept away in flash floods on a school outing in the Dead Sea region, state media said. A parliamentary committee formed to investigate the Oct. 25 disaster found negligence