The country's health minister stepped down after the incident, while Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh ordered an investigation into the deaths at the hospital in Salt, 20 kilometres north of the capital Amman.
In Yemen, fierce clashes in the last major northern stronghold for the internationally recognized government could mark a turning point in the deadly six-year conflict. The oil-rich city of Marib is now at the center of a military escalation by Iran-backed Houthi rebels attempting to extend their control of the country further east with a devastating campaign of drone and missile attacks on both Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Saudi-backed government forces say US president Joe Biden’s decision to reverse Trump’s widely criticized designation of the Houthis as a terrorist group has only emboldened the rebel group. CNN’s Nic Robertson gained access to Marib’s frontline, where the battle for control in the ancient desert city is raging on.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated King Abdullah II and the people of Jordan on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the state of Jordan. In his video message, the Prime Minister expressed his heartiest congratulations and warm greetings to His Majesty King Abdullah II and the people of Jordan. “India and Jordan are united in the belief that moderation and peaceful co-existence were essential for peace and prosperity. The two sides will continue to walk side by side in their joint efforts for a greater future for all humanity,” said PM Modi. Watch the full video for more.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended greetings on 100th anniversary of the founding of the state of Jordan. He said India and Jordan will continue to walk side by side to work together for better future of all humanity. "India and Jordan are united in belief that moderation and peaceful co-existence are essential for peace and prosperity. We will continue to walk side by side in our joint efforts for a better future for all humanity," said PM Modi.
Hussein Majali, Senator and former Jordanian Interior Minister, speaks to Becky Anderson about the royal rift between Jordan’s Prince Hamzah and King Abdullah II, the reported leaked audio recordings, and what he thinks may happen next.
Jordan's Prince Hamza pledged allegiance to King Abdullah on Tuesday after mediation by the royal family, two days after he was placed under house arrest and accused of trying to destabilize the country. Emily Wither reports.
Jordan's Deputy Prime Minister Ayman Safadi said on Sunday that King Abdullah's half-brother and former heir Prince Hamza had liaised with foreign parties over a plot to destabilize the country and had been under investigation for some time. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
Turkey raised the issue of Uighur Muslims during talks with China's foreign minister in Ankara on Thursday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, as hundreds of Uighurs protested against the treatment of their ethnic kin in China. Edward Baran reports.