Nov 11, 2014

Jordan airlifts aid to Iraq's Anbar province

Jordan has flown humanitarian aid to Iraq’s western Anbar province, where jihadists from the Islamic State group have seized ground and sown fear among the population, the royal court said Monday. “A Royal Air Force aircraft laden with huge quantities of humanitarian aid and ...

Battle against Islamic State creates new alliances

| Sep 30, 2014

Battle against Islamic State creates new alliances

On a recent evening, two of Jordan’s top pro-al-Qaida ideologues held court on the rooftop of a villa decorated with strings of lights. Sporting shaggy beards and clad in robes, the Muslim preachers whispered to each other and rose occasionally from plastic chairs to ...

Sep 25, 2014

Belgium to offer fighter jets for Islamic State strikes in Iraq

Belgium plans to send six F-16 fighter jets to join the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group but will limit their use to Iraq, the government said. The Belgian Parliament must still approve the move, which follows a formal request from Washington ...

Sep 25, 2014

Jordan bombed IS targets in Syria on Wednesday: U.S. officials

Jordanian warplanes carried out a bombing raid against the Islamic State group in Syria on Wednesday as part of a second day of U.S.-led airstrikes against the jihadists, two US defense officials told AFP. “Jordan conducted an airstrike overnight,” said one of the officials, ...

Aug 6, 2014

Jordan circulates revised, Palestinian-backed U.N. resolution on Gaza

Jordan circulated a revised U.N. resolution Tuesday calling for a permanent cease-fire in Gaza and condemning “all violence and hostilities against civilians.” Jordan’s new U.N. ambassador, Dina Kawar, said the draft resolution, backed by the Palestinians and Arab nations, was submitted to the Security ...

U.N. chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

Jul 23, 2014

U.N. chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his “hope and belief” that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel “in the very near future.” Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council by videoconference ...

Jordan militant leader says kingdom 'not immune' to regional chaos

Jul 6, 2014

Jordan militant leader says kingdom 'not immune' to regional chaos

An al-Qaida linked Jordanian militant leader warned Friday that the kingdom was “not immune” to the chaos befalling neighboring countries, although he acknowledged that a Sunni extremist group’s recent declaration of a caliphate spanning Syria and Iraq was threatening to divide the jihadi movement. ...

'Red-Dead' plan by Jordan, Israel worries experts

Aug 31, 2013

'Red-Dead' plan by Jordan, Israel worries experts

A plan to link the Red Sea with the shrinking Dead Sea could save it from total evaporation and bring desalinated water to thirsty neighbors Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians. But environmentalists warn that the “Red-Dead” project could have dire consequences, altering the unique ...