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Tag Archives: Jordan

Salman and Abdullah II: Summit of promising potentials

EVERYONE knows the importance of the strategic location of the Kingdom of Jordan and its pivotal role in issues concerning Arabs. Through this, Jordan can play a pioneering role in bringing together the Arab-international perspectives, due to the wide relations the Jordanian king shares with major Western countries, and his …

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Suspect of funding attack held – 4 policemen killed in new shootout

AMMAN, Dec 21, (Agencies): Jordanian security forces have arrested a man suspected of funding an attack by the Islamic State group that killed 10 people including a Canadian tourist, a security source said Wednesday. The suspect was detained in a raid on a house in Karak province on Tuesday by …

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Four policemen killed in new shootout in Jordan

Amman, Dec 20, 2016 (AFP) – Gunmen killed four Jordanian policemen in a new shootout Tuesday in Karak, where a weekend attack claimed by the Islamic State group left 10 people dead, a security source said. Security forces came under fire after launching a raid to track down suspects following …

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GUNMEN ATTACK MAJOR TOURIST TOWN IN JORDAN – Canadian woman among ten slain; Amir sends cable of condolences to King Abdullah

AMMAN, Dec 18, (Agencies): Gunmen killed ten people including a Canadian tourist and police officers on Sunday in southern Jordan where security forces were hunting down the unidentified attackers. The shootings took place in Karak, a tourist destination known for one of the biggest Crusader castles in the region, around …

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Jordan first line of defense

SINCE the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan joined the international coalition force to fight against DAESH and restrain the latter’s activities in Syria and Iran, various terrorist organizations have been striving to open the Jordanian front to reduce pressure on such groups. For the past two years, these groups have been …

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Jordan detains professor for criticizing anti-IS strikes – Hundreds of suspected IS supporters jailed

AMMAN, Jordan, June 15, (AP): An activist says Jordan has detained a prominent Islamic law professor after he criticized the kingdom’s participation in US-led airstrikes against the extremist Islamic State group. Prisoners’ rights activist Mohammed Hadid said on Wednesday that Jordan University professor Amjad Quorsheh was ordered held for 15 …

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Amir condoles Jordan on rare terrorist attack – 5 agents killed

KUWAIT CITY, June 6, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Monday a cable of condolences to King Abdullah II of Jordan in which he expressed his deepest condolences and sympathy on the victims of the terrorist attack on a headquarters of the Jordanian intelligence …

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Seven killed in Jordan IS raid

IRBID, Jordan, March 2, (Agencies): Seven men killed in armed clashes with Jordanian special forces had ties to the Islamic State extremist group and had planned attacks on military and civilian targets in the kingdom, the country’s intelligence service said Wednesday. The deadly confrontations, sparked by an arrest raid, took …

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Jordan ‘wins’ big at NAACP – ‘Mind-blowing’

LOS ANGELES, Feb 6, (Agencies): It was a total knockout for Michael B. Jordan at the NAACP Image Awards in a ceremony that took several jabs at Hollywood for the lack of racial diversity. The star of the boxing drama “Creed” was honored Friday as both the entertainer of the …

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