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White House Needs to Support Egypt and Jordan With a Consistent Anti-Terrorism Strategy

Michael Sharnoff | Posted 05.10.2015 | World
Michael Sharnoff

Some critics claim that the reason for President Obama's reluctance to support Egypt's fight against terrorism is that Washington does not want to reward a dictator that stifles freedom at home. However, this is a weak argument that could easily be applied to Jordan.

Jordan Bombs More ISIS Targets In Retaliation For Pilot's Death

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2015 | World

AMMAN, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Jordan carried out a third straight day of air strikes on Islamic State targets on Saturday, it said, in resp...

What's Happening in Jordan Today Shows How the Arab World's Strengths Are Also Its Weaknesses

Rami G. Khouri | Posted 04.08.2015 | World
Rami G. Khouri

BEIRUT -- The immediate emotional reaction -- including mass anger -- among Jordanians to the brutal killing of air force pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh by the Islamic State is totally understandable and justified; but behind the current wave of enraged sentiments and demands for revenge is a complex matrix of emotions, ideologies and state-building realities that reveal the deeper challenges that King Abdullah faces.

Jordan Launches New Airstrikes After Vowing Harsh War On ISIS

AP | KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 04.07.2015 | World

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Dozens of Jordanian fighter jets bombed Islamic State training centers and weapons storage sites Thursday, intensifying attacks...

Jordan To Execute Female Prisoner After ISIS Video Released

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.03.2015 | World

Jordan will execute Sajida al-Rishawi, the failed female suicide bomber whose release was sought by the Islamic State militant group, at dawn on Wedne...

Jordan Demands ISIS Deliver Proof Captured Pilot Still Alive

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH and KARIN LAUB | Posted 03.31.2015 | World

TOKYO (AP) — A deadline of sunset Thursday for a possible prisoner swap purportedly set by the Islamic State group holding a Japanese journalist and...

Queen Rania Speaks Out On Charlie Hebdo

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.23.2015 | Religion

Queen Rania al-Abdullah of Jordan stood with world leaders protesting terrorism in the Paris unity march on Jan. 11 -- but she does not stand with Cha...

Christians Flock To Jordan River, Reported Site Of Jesus' Baptism

Religion News Service | Dale Hanson Bourke | Posted 01.06.2015 | Religion

AMMAN, Jordan (RNS) For most Americans, Epiphany (Jan. 6) passes with little celebration. Traditionally, the 12th day of Christmas is marked by Eas...

Jordan Hangs 11 After Lifting Ban On Executions

AP | Posted 12.22.2014 | World

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's Interior Ministry says the kingdom has hanged 11 people convicted of murder, the first executions to take place in the...

Jordan's Prince Hassan: Recognition of Palestinian State Is a 'Gross Irrelevance.' The Issue Is Citizenship for All.

Alain Elkann | Posted 02.02.2015 | World
Alain Elkann

Shifting the emphasis from bombs and oil to citizens being the vector of stability or instability may be, just may be, the way to propose a stabilization architecture for the region. And the region I am talking about is West Asia to South Asia, East of Suez to Iran, Turkey and Iraq.

Syrian, Jordanian Forces Clash At Border

Reuters | Posted 10.11.2012 | World

By Hadeel Al Shalchi ALEPPO, Syria, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Syrian and Jordanian forces clashed along the border overnight in an incident t...