Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Jordan

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Jordan

Article excerpt

See also Iraq. Libya. Syria

Apr. 25: Jordan increased arrests of Islamists and strengthened antiterrorism legislation in response to rising concern about militants returning to the country from Syria. Authorities arrested 120 and tried 90 suspected militants. A draft bill gave authorities powers to detain suspected terrorists without trial, and criminalized the intent or act of joining, recruiting, funding, or arming groups listed as terrorist organizations. An estimated 2,000 Jordanians were believed to be fighting in Syria. [WP, 4/25]

Apr. 30: The government opened Azraq, a major refugee camp, to house Syrian refugees fleeing the civil war. The camp was designed to house up to 130,000 people and was Jordan's third refugee camp. Jordan hosted 600,000 registered Syrian refugees, comprising 10% of the country's population. [AP, 4/30]

May 11: A Jordanian man died from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Coronavirus. The death brings the total number of Jordanian fatalities from the virus to five since its emergence in Saudi Arabia in 2012. The MERS Coronavirus causes lung infection and rapid kidney failure, with cases reported in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Lebanon, and the United States. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.