Jordan

Jordan’s former counter-terror chief Habis Al-Hanini shot dead

  • Posted on: 24 October 2018

On October 23, 2018, Jordan's former counterterrorism chief General Habis al-Hanini was shot dead outside his home, according to medical and security sources. Al-Hanini was killed around 7 pm (16:00 GMT) on Tuesday in the city of Madaba, around 30km Southwest of the Jordanian capital, Amman.

According to the spokesperson of the Jordanian public security directorate, the gunman fled the scene successfully which drove the Jordanian security and intelligence forces to form an investigative team to follow up on the case.

Jordan: Four Security Officers killed in Police Raid

  • Posted on: 12 August 2018

On Saturday, August 11th, 2018, four members of the Jordanian Security Forces (JSF) were killed and at least 20 civilians were injured during a raid in the Jordanian town of Salt 30 km (18 miles) west of Amman. This came a day after a police officer was killed in a vehicle explosion that targeted a police patrol stationed in the predominantly Christian town of  Al-Fahis 6.03 km SE as-Salt where security forces were deployed to guard the town’s annual music festival. The bomb which was planted at the location of the incident was homemade the interior ministry reported.

Earthquakes Rattle Jordan and Israel; Israelis Prepare for Larger Quake

  • Posted on: 10 July 2018

Residents of Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon and Syria have been shaken, quite literally, during the past week by a series of earthquakes and aftershocks beginning in Jordan on Wednesday, July 4, and most recently experienced in Israel on Monday, July 9. Seismic activities are not abnormal for the area, occurring primarily in the Great Rift Valley, which extends from northern Syria to Mozambique. The area lies on the Dead Sea Transform fault system, a boundary that separates two major plate systems.

Could Tribal Law be Taking Over in Jordan?

  • Posted on: 24 May 2018

RedCrow Reviews the Timeline of Incidents & Path Toward Tribal War Settlement

Tribal law seems to be taking over civil law in Jordan, as the country witnesses what could be described as tribal war in the district of Madaba. The initial cause: a May 7, 2018, dispute between the country’s two major clans, the Shawabka and the Bani Sakhr. Beginning as a relational dispute between a Royal Guard and a married woman, the situation quickly escalated into large-scale rioting, roadblocks and shooting incidents, many of which have been broadcast on social media.