Gunmen have ambushed Jordanian police in a series of attacks, including one at a Crusader castle popular with tourists.Read the full story ›
Business Secretary Sajid Javid is leading a delegation to Jordan to encourage stronger links with the UK.
Mr Javid will visit an area hosting Syrian businesses to explore their investment potential and representatives from firms including Mott MacDonald, JCB and George by Asda will join him on the trip.
He said: "It is obvious that Jordan faces significant regional uncertainty but by building greater business connections and strengthening the economic ties between our two countries we can help to bring economic and national security.
"I am excited to be here with some great businesses looking at the growing opportunities in Jordan and meeting the future of Jordan's small business community."
A Jordanian police officer has killed two U.S. government security contractors, a South African trainer and two Jordanians in a shooting at an American-funded police training centre.
The officer was killed in a shootout at the centre near Amman, Jordanian authorities said.
U.S. President Barack Obama said he was treating the attack, in which three Jordanians and one Lebanese citizen were also wounded, very seriously and a full investigation was under way.
Six people are now thought to have died in a shooting at Jordanian International Police Training Centre near Amman.
U.S. sources told Reuters the victims were three Jordanians, two Americans and one South African. The American victims worked for the U.S. State Deparment training Palestinian security forces.
Six other people are said to have been wounded. The shooter, who was dressed in Jordanian uniform, was killed.
In a statement, the U.S. Embassy said it was "premature" to speculate on a motive.
A Jordanian police officer who killed two Americans and a South African national at a security training camp was a senior co-trainer with the rank of captain, a security source has told Reuters.
The US Embassy in Jordan says it is aware of a "security incident" at the Jordanian International Police Training Centre, where three people are said to have been shot dead.
A spokesperson told NBC News that US officials were in contact with local authorities.
A Jordanian security official has told NBC News that a gunman opened fire in a cafeteria at a US-funded training facility in Jordan, killing two Americans and their South African colleague.
A gunman who killed two Americans and a South African at a security training facility in Jordan has been shot dead by Jordanian security forces, officials say.
Earlier reports suggested the suspect had killed himself.
A third person has died following a shooting at a police camp in Jordan.
As well as two Americans, a South African was also killed in the compound, according to Jordanian officials.
A gunman has shot dead two Americans at a police training camp near Jordan's capital Amman, a security source has told Reuters.
The incident is said to have taken place at the Jordanian International Police Training Centre.