Jordan charges man with 'terrorism' in German tourist stabbing

Jordan's military court charged a Jordanian man Sunday for committing a "terrorist act" by stabbing a German tourist in the capital city earlier this month, said a judicial official. Mohammed Mahdi Barham stabbed a 63-year-old German tourist as he walked with his wife near the al-Husseini mosque in downtown Amman on March 14. The man, whom police did not identify, was wounded but later released from a local hospital in stable condition. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media, said Barham was charged Sunday with "carrying out a terrorist attack." The official said that the full motives behind the attack were still unclear and police were continuing their investigation. He said the prosecutor for the State Security Court took the testimony of the German tourist and his wife last week.