Category Archives: Jordan

US used depleted uranium rounds in anti-ISIS air strikes: military

The United States used depleted uranium anti-tank rounds on two occasions in 2015 during devastating air strikes against convoys of ISIS tanker trucks, the Pentagon said Thursday. The military prizes depleted uranium munitions for their armor-piercing capabilities as well as

Trump discusses Syria safe zones with Jordan king

US President Donald Trump discussed with Jordan’s King Abdullah the possibility of establishing safe zones in Syria, the White House said on Thursday. Trump met with King Abdullah briefly in Washington on Thursday morning, the White House said in a

Jordan king to press Trump to step up war on Islamist militants

Jordan’s King Abdullah will hold talks with US President Donald Trump’s administration in Washington on Monday on how to bolster the kingdom’s domestic security amid the growing risk of ISIS attacks, officials and diplomats said. They said the monarch, who

Jordan’s King Abdullah to visit US from Monday

Jordan’s King Abdullah will begin a visit to the United States on Monday, the Jordanian embassy said on Thursday, the first Arab leader to hold talks with the new administration of President Donald Trump. “HM King Abdullah II will start

Jordan’s king reshuffles cabinet amid growing challenges

Jordan’s King Abdullah reshuffled his cabinet but retained Hani Mulki as prime minister on Sunday, granting him more scope to tackle the threat of militants and to press ahead with unpopular IMF-mandated reforms to cut spiraling public debt. The reshuffle,

12 taken to court in Jordan over online abuse of Istanbul attack victims

Amman’s State Security Court (SSC) on Monday referred to Prosecutor General 12 suspected of indulging in online abuse directed against Jordanian victims and their families of Istanbul New Year’s shooting. According to a report published in Petra, Amman Prosecutor General,

Jordanian forces clash with gunmen in Karak, 4 dead

A Jordanian military source told Al that four security men were killed during clashes between gunmen and security forces in the Wesya area in the city of Karak. The sources said that security forces carried out raids in the

Jordan: Police storm castle after shooting kills 10

Gunmen ambushed Jordanian police in a series of attacks Sunday, including at a Crusader castle popular with tourists, killing seven officers, two local civilians and a woman visiting from Canada, officials said. At least 27 people were wounded in one

Jordan to allow aid to refugees stuck on border

Jordan said Monday it will allow aid deliveries to tens of thousands of refugees on its border with Syria, which has been closed since a deadly attack on soldiers in June. “In the coming weeks we will resume allowing humanitarian

Jordanians protest writer’s assassination

Protesters in Jordan demanded that the government resign on Monday for its failure to protect a Christian writer shot dead outside a court where he was to stand trial after sharing on social media a cartoon image seen as insulting

Jordan’s PM reappointed after elections, asked to form new government

Jordan’s King Abdullah II re-appointed Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki on Sunday to form a new government following elections in which the Muslim Brotherhood made its return as a parliamentary force. “The king has accepted the resignation of Hani al-Mulki’s government

Jordanians head to polls to elect new parliament

Jordanians go to the polls Tuesday in a vote that could see opposition Islamists re-emerge as a major parliamentary force in the kingdom, following boycotts in two previous elections. Around 4.1 million voters – from a population of 6.6 million

ISIS attacks Syrian rebel camp near Jordan

ISIS launched a bomb and gun attack on a Western-backed Syrian rebel camp near the Jordanian border on Wednesday, according to the rebels who said they had killed at least 30 of the attackers and suffered at least three casualties

ISIS claims deadly suicide attack on Jordanian soldiers

ISIS on Sunday claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing this week that killed seven Jordanian soldiers on the Syrian border, the extremist-linked news agency Amaq said in a statement on its website. Tuesday’s blast, which also left 13 soldiers wounded,

Jordan court charges 21 with ‘terrorism’

A Jordanian court on Sunday charged 21 people with carrying out “terrorist acts” after their arrest in an operation against jihadists in the country’s north in March, a prosecutor said. The State Security Court accused them of committing “terrorist acts

Jordan king vows to hit back against border attackers

Jordan’s King Abdullah vowed to hit back “with an iron fist” against attackers who killed six army border guards with a car bomb near the frontier with Syria on Tuesday, a palace statement said. The kingdom’s army chief of staff

‘Terror attack’ kills five Jordan intelligence agents

Three Jordanian intelligence officers and two employees were killed in an armed attack on a security office in a Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of the Jordanian capital, Al Arabiya News Channel reported on Monday. Jordanian television quoted a

Saudi Arabia and Jordan united to face challenges

Saudi Arabia and Jordan signed an agreement Wednesday to set up a joint body that will oversee bilateral relations, which include political issues, terrorism and other challenges facing the region. The Saudi-Jordanian Coordination Council pact was inked after a meeting

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