JORDAN

  • India supports Russian resolution opposing benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff 4 days ago

    United Nations: At a time when there is a raging debate calling for decriminalising gay sex back home, India has supported a Russian-drafted resolution that opposed benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff but it failed to pass in the General Assembly committee. The Fifth Committee of the General Assembly, that...
  • EPL: Henderson's freak goal keeps Liverpool flying high March 17, 2015

    Midfielder Jordan Henderson's fluke second-half goal kept Liverpool firmly in contention for a Premier League top-four finish with a 1-0 win at Swansea City on Monday. Liverpool got lucky on 68 minutes when Jordi Amat slid in ahead of Henderson to try and clear but the ball ricocheted back off the...
  • Anger to fuel England against Afghanistan in Cricket World Cup: Chris Jordan March 11, 2015

    Sydney: England allrounder Chris Jordan said the anger the team felt at their early World Cup exit would fuel the side in their final pool match against Afghanistan in Sydney on Friday. Monday's 15-run loss to Bangladesh in Adelaide meant England were no longer able to qualify for the quarter-finals. It also...
  • EPL: Liverpool beat Burnley 2-0 to stay in touch with top four March 5, 2015

    Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge scored for Liverpool in a 2-0 win over Burnley that kept the Reds in the hunt for Champions League qualification on Wednesday. Henderson, standing in as captain for Steven Gerrard, slotted home in the 29th minute and Daniel Sturridge headed in the second in the 51st...
  • Jordan not intimidated by IS militants' action: King Abdullah II March 2, 2015

    The King of Jordan spoke publicly about a Jordanian pilot being killed burnt alive by Islamic State militants. King Abdullah II said that his nation is not intimidated by the Islamic State's action. ...
  • Jordan says it launched 56 airstrikes against Islamic State February 8, 2015

    Amman: Jordan has launched 56 airstrikes against Islamic State group weapons depots, training centers and military barracks since terrorists released a video of them burning a Jordanian pilot to death, Jordan's air force chief said on Sunday. Jordanian officials have said they would retaliate harshly for the slaying of the pilot,...
  • Jordan says pilot murder 'turning point' in Islamic State fight February 7, 2015

    Amman: The burning alive of a Jordanian pilot by the Islamic State group is a "turning point" in the kingdom's fight against the jihadists, a minister said in remarks published on Saturday. Air strikes carried out so far by Jordan's air force were "the beginning of an ongoing process to...
  • Jordan vows to 'eradicate' Islamic State as thousands march for pilot February 6, 2015

    Amman: Jordan vowed further retaliation against the Islamic State group for the burning alive of one of its pilots, as thousands rallied in Amman on Friday in solidarity with his grieving family. The Jordanian military said "dozens of jet fighters" struck IS targets on Thursday, hitting terrorist training camps as well...
  • PM Modi condemns killing of Jordanian pilot by ISIS February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday strongly condemned the "senseless" killing of Jordanian pilot by ISIS terrorists and said it calls for a concerted global response to the persisting menace of terrorism. Modi wrote to King of Jordan Abdullah-II Ibn Al-Hussein, saying he was "deeply shocked and saddened to...
  • Jordan launches new airstrikes after vowing harsh war on Islamic State February 5, 2015

    Amman: Jordanian fighter jets have carried out new air strikes, the military said on Thursday, a day after the country's king vowed to wage a "harsh" war against Islamic State terrorists who control parts of neighbouring Syria and Iraq. The army statement did not say which country was targeted. Jordan is...
  • Jordan executes two jihadists in response to pilot murder: AFP February 4, 2015

    Beirut: Jordan has said that it has executed two prisoners after the Isis (Islamic State) group released a video purportedly showing a Jordanian pilot being burned alive. A security official said that an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber on death row, Rishawi, and another jihadist was executed at dawn on Wednesday local...
  • Jordan committed to anti-IS coalition, despite hostage drama February 2, 2015

    Amman: Jordan remains "as committed as ever" to a US-led military coalition against the Islamic State group, the kingdom's foreign minister said on Sunday, amid heightened fears for the life of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the terrorists. Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh spoke a day after another Islamic State hostage,...
  • 'Fantastic Four' teaser: The future of mankind now rests on the shoulders of Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Michael B Jordan January 28, 2015

    This is a piece of fantastic news for all Marvel fans. 'Fantastic Four', a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team...
  • Father asks Islamic State to treat captured pilot son as 'guest' December 25, 2014

    Amman: The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State fighters after his plane crashed in Syria said he did not consider his son a hostage and called on his captors to treat him as a "guest". Jordan is one of several Arab countries participating in the US-led military mission...
  • Islamic State captures Jordanian pilot after warplane comes down in Syria December 24, 2014

    Amman: Islamic State fighters took a Jordanian pilot captive after his warplane came down in northeast Syria on Wednesday, the first captive taken from the US-led coalition battling the jihadi group. Jordan's armed forces said one of its pilots had been captured after a coalition air raid over the province of...
  • Golf: Jordan Spieth wins World Chellenge title, Tiger Woods joint 17th December 8, 2014

    Jordan Spieth became the youngest champion of the Hero World Challenge with a six-under 66 on the final round that took him to a tournament record 26-under 262 and gave him a victory by 10 shots at Isleworth Golf and Country Club Sunday. The win took Spieth once again into top-10...
  • Golf: Spectacular Spieth walks away with Australian Open November 30, 2014

    Rising American talent Jordan Spieth shot the round of his life for an eight-under-par 63 as his rivals laboured in the Sydney wind to claim his second professional title by six strokes at the Australian Open on Sunday. The Texan, who shared second place on his US Masters debut in April,...
  • Jordan Spieth among 3rd-round leaders at Australian Open November 30, 2014

    Sydney: American Jordan Spieth was one of few players to master a wind-swept course at the Australian Open on Saturday, shooting a 2-under 69 to move into a three-way share of the lead. Adam Scott stayed close while defending champion Rory McIlroy dropped five shots in two holes and shot 76. Spieth,...
  • Asian Games: India survive Jordan scare in Ghosal's absence September 23, 2014

    Incheon: India, sans singles silver medallist Saurav Ghosal, scraped through Jordan 2-1 in their opening Pool B match of the Asian Games squash competition here on Tuesday. Kush Kumar and the experienced Harinder Pal Sandhu won their singles matches to take India home in the absence of Ghosal, who sat out...
  • Indian men bow out of Asian Games football September 22, 2014

    Incheon: India U23 men's campaign in Asian Games football ended on Monday as they went down 02 to a superior Jordan side in the final Group G encounter at the Munhak Stadium. India earlier lost their opening encounter to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 05. Jordan, who fielded their U21 side...
  • Jordan arrests 11 alleged IS members over 'terror plan' September 21, 2014

    Amman (Jordan): Jordan has arrested 11 members of the Islamic State (IS) group who it said confessed to planning "terrorist operations" in the kingdom, a security official said today. IS jihadists have seized swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, both of which border Jordan, declaring a "caliphate" and imposing a...
  • Michael Jordan joins Federer fan club at US Open August 27, 2014

    New York: Michael Jordan was a special guest in Roger Federer's courtside box at the US Open on Tuesday night, the rare spectacle of an alltime great in one sport cheering on an alltime great from another. "I know nothing about tennis," Jordan said in an interview with ESPN, adding that...
  • India humiliated yet again as England decimate Dhoni & Co. to win Test series 31 August 17, 2014

    England wrapped up the fivematch Test series 31 with a huge innings and 244run victory on day three at The Oval on Sunday. Team India's win at Lord's seemed a distant memory as they were humiliated once again and had no answer to England's pace attack. India, faced with a...
  • 5th Test: England in a commanding position after bowling out India for 148 August 15, 2014

    After a humiliating defeat at Old Trafford, Indian batting saw another collapse at The Oval. England pacers toppled the Indian batting with wickets at regular intervals and India were all out for a mere 148 in the first innings of the fifth and final Test on Friday. In reply, openers...
  • Liverpool players confident despite loss of Suarez August 11, 2014

    Liverpool's players oozed confidence in the postLuis Suarez era as they began their final countdown to the start of the Premier League season. England midfielder Jordan Henderson and defenders Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren, of Slovakia and Croatia respectively, all said they had completed an excellent preseason preparation with Sunday's...
  • Team should not get carried away after win over India: Chris Jordan August 5, 2014

    Manchester: Still savouring his first taste of Test success, England pacer Chris Jordan has said he and his teammates should not get too carried away with their emphatic victory over India at Southampton and must stay grounded. England can go from "strengthtostrength" after finally returning to winning ways in Test cricket,...
  • LeBron James dethrones Jordan as most popular US athlete poll July 18, 2014

    LeBron James has overtaken Michael Jordan as the United States' most popular athlete, according to a Harris poll. Almost from the moment James exploded onto the NBA scene as the number one overall pick in the 2003 draft a debate has raged over who was the better of the two basketball...
  • UN Security Council authorises crossborder aid access in Syria July 15, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Monday authorised humanitarian access without Syrian government consent into rebelheld areas at four border crossings from Turkey, Iraq and Jordan, even though Syria has warned it deems such deliveries incursions into its territory. "The consent of the Syrian authorities will no longer be...