Aldaradreh scores four times as Jordan routs Palestine

Jan 16, 2015

Aldaradreh scores four times as Jordan routs Palestine

Hamza Aldaradreh’s dominating four-goal performance against Palestine has given Jordan coach Ray Wilkins a selection dilemma ahead of his team’s must-win final group match against Japan. Man of the match Hamza became just the fourth player to score four goals in an Asian Cup ...

Dec 23, 2014

Iraq says Jordan to begin training Iraqi troops soon

Jordan will begin training the first group of army troops from neighboring Iraq in the next few weeks as part of the international effort to fight the Islamic State group, according to Iraq’s defense minister. Speaking after meeting Jordanian King Abdullah on Monday, Khaled ...

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, ...