GENEVA The U.N. special rapporteur on torture urged U.S. authorities to investigate and weigh criminal charges against jail officials in Ohio, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Arkansas for the “clearly gratuitous infliction of severe pain and suffering” from the use of Tasers on inmates, citing a Reuters report this week. | Video
BRUSSELS The EU's top diplomat pledged on Thursday to reinvigorate diplomacy with Russia, the United States, Jordan and others to ensure Palestinians have a capital in Jerusalem after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized the city as Israel's capital.
AMMAN Jordan on Wednesday rejected the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, calling it legally "null" because it consolidated Israel's occupation of the eastern sector of the contested city.
AMMAN Protests broke out on Wednesday in areas of Jordan's capital Amman inhabited by Palestinian refugees in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, witnesses said.
AMMAN Jordan's King Abdullah told U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday that any move by the United States to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel would have "dangerous repercussions" for regional stability, a Jordanian palace statement said.
AMMAN Jordan plans to convene emergency meetings of the Arab League and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation next Saturday and Sunday on how to face the "dangerous" consequences of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to move Washington's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the foreign minister said.
RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday urged the Pope and the leaders of Russia, France and Jordan to intervene against Trump's declared intention to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Abbas's spokesman said.
AMMAN Jordan has begun consultations on convening an emergency meeting of the Arab League and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation before an expected move this week by U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a senior Jordanian source said.
AMMAN Two Western-backed Syrian rebel groups fighting the Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias in southeastern Syria have been asked by their Western and Arab backers to pull out of the area and retreat into Jordan, rebels and diplomatic sources said on Sunday.
WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Jim Jordan, a leading House conservative, said on Sunday that fellow conservatives are not discussing replacing Speaker Paul Ryan despite unhappiness with the way Republican leaders handled last week's debt ceiling increase that included no fiscal reforms.
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