A Jordanian police officer shot dead two American civilian contractors, a South African contractor and a Jordanian on Monday at a U.S.-funded security training facility near Amman before being killed in a shootout, authorities said.
U.S. authorities are investigating trips that the suspect in the fatal shootings of four Marines in Tennessee took to the Middle East, including at least one to Jordan and a possible visit to Yemen, a source close to the probe said on Friday.
By Laura King and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — Jordan’s ambassador to Libya, abducted by gunmen nearly a month ago in the Libyan capital, arrived safely home in Amman on Tuesday. But the case raised troubling questions about the Libyan government’s ability to resist the demands of armed groups that hold sway in […]
By Nehal El-Sherif and Taylor Luck, McClatchy Tribune News AMMAN, Jordan — Libyan gunmen seeking the release of an alleged al-Qaeda operative held in Jordan abducted Amman’s ambassador Tuesday in Tripoli, local media and Jordanian officials said. Ambassador Fawaz al-Aytan’s motorcade came under attack from masked gunmen in two cars without licence plates, Libya’s official […]
Tripoli (AFP) – Masked gunmen kidnapped Jordan’s ambassador to Libya as he rode to work in Tripoli on Tuesday, shooting at his car and wounding his driver, officials said. It was the latest targeting of Libyan leaders and foreign diplomats in the increasingly lawless North African country, three years after NATO-backed rebels ousted autocratic leader […]
By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM — In efforts to ease tension over Monday’s fatal shooting by Israeli troops of a Jordanian judge at a border crossing, Israel expressed regret and stressed its commitment to the two countries’ peace treaty. “Israel regrets the death of Judge Raed Zeiter yesterday … and expressed its sympathies […]