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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Jordanian Officer Kills Two Americans, One South African At Security Training Site

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.

November 9, 2015

U.S. Aims To Shift Israel Focus To Security Ties After Iran Deal

Ash Carter: “I’m not going to change anybody’s mind in Israel. That’s not the purpose of my trip.”

July 19, 2015

Chattanooga Shooting Suspect’s Mideast Travel Being Probed

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.

July 17, 2015

Number Of Syrian Refugees Tops Four Million: UN

More than 4 million Syrians have fled the civil war ravaging their country and become refugees in the surrounding region.

July 9, 2015

New Arab Coalition Coming Together To Intervene In Libya

Libya is now split between two governments, controlled by rival militias, and home to a blossoming Islamic State affiliate.

May 11, 2015
Jordanian Queen Rania (C) holds a sign during a demonstration on February 6, 2015 in Amman to express solidarity with the pilot murdered by the Islamic State group

IS Claims U.S. Woman Killed In Coalition Raid On Syria

IS claims that a coalition airstrike killed an American woman on Friday.

February 6, 2015
A pilot with the Royal Jordanian Air Force preparing to taking off after a scramble exercise, May 12, 2014 (AFP/Ssgt Brigitte N. Brantley)

Jordan Warplanes Strike IS After Pilot Murder

Jordan has launched new strikes against IS, after vowing ‘all-out war’ against the terrorists.

February 5, 2015

Jordan Envoy Freed By Libyan Militia After Handover Of Jailed Militant

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 […]

May 13, 2014

Jordanian Ambassador To Tripoli Is Abducted

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 […]

April 16, 2014

Gunmen Kidnap Jordan Envoy To Libya

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 […]

April 15, 2014

Israel Extends Regret, Sympathy To Jordan For Slain Judge

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 […]

March 11, 2014