Report: Netanyahu rejected Obama administration’s peace plan in secret talks

Report: Netanyahu rejected Obama administration’s peace plan in secret talks

by WorldTribune Staff, February 19, 2017 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shot down a regional peace initiative presented by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a secret meeting last year that included Egypt and Jordan, a report said. The meeting was held on Feb. 21, 2016 in the Egyptian resort town of Aqaba and […]

Jordan hits ISIS targets inside Syria

Jordan hits ISIS targets inside Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, February 5, 2017 Jordan on Feb. 3 carried out airstrikes on Islamic State (ISIS) targets in southern Syria. The Jordanian army confirmed the attacks targeted an arms depot, a facility in which car bombs were being made, and a barracks used to house ISIS jihadists. The attack in southern Syria occurred just […]

Heard in London: Europe-wide anxiety on post-Nov. 8 U.S. policy

Heard in London: Europe-wide anxiety on post-Nov. 8 U.S. policy

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct When those in London are not fixated on the U.S. presidential election, they are immersed in their own set of controversial political issues. In late October a Geostrategy Direct editor was in the city to chair a multilateral cyber security conference and to participate in a series […]

Gas deal positions Israel at ‘center of the regional energy map’

Gas deal positions Israel at ‘center of the regional energy map’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 28, 2016 Partners in Israel’s largest natural gas reservoir have signed a $10 billion deal to export gas to Jordan for the next 15 years. Noble Energy Inc. and Delek Drilling-LP will supply a gross 1.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas from the Leviathan field to Natural Electric Power Co. […]

Anti-ISIL Jordanian writer, on trial for posting offensive cartoon, shot dead outside courthouse

Anti-ISIL Jordanian writer, on trial for posting offensive cartoon, shot dead outside courthouse

by WorldTribune Staff, September 26, 2016 A Jordanian writer and long outspoken critic of Islamic terrorist organizations was shot dead on Sept. 25 in front of the courthouse where he was on trial for posting a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed deemed offensive to Islam. Nahed Hattar, 56, was preparing to enter the courthouse for […]

Muslim Brotherhood wins 15 seats in Jordan’s parliament

Muslim Brotherhood wins 15 seats in Jordan’s parliament

by WorldTribune Staff, September 23, 2016 The political arm of Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood wound up winning 15 seats after votes were tallied in this week’s parliamentary elections. Analysts say the Islamic Action Front won enough seats in the 130-member parliament to be a vocal opposition but not enough to challenge establishment legislators. The Muslim Brotherhood’s […]

Muslim Brotherhood scrambles to remain politically relevant in Jordan

Muslim Brotherhood scrambles to remain politically relevant in Jordan

by WorldTribune Staff, September 21, 2016 The Muslim Brotherhood has forged some unlikely political alliances in its bid to remain relevant in Jordan. For the Sept. 20 parliamentary elections, the Brotherhood, which saw government security forces shut down its offices around the country in April, nominated 19 women and its political wing, Islamic Action Front, […]

Some 75,000 refugees stranded on Syria-Jordan border reported starving

Some 75,000 refugees stranded on Syria-Jordan border reported starving

by WorldTribune Staff, August 5, 2016 Some 75,000 Syrian refugees trapped on the border with Jordan received emergency food supplies on Aug. 4 from UN aid agencies. Heads of the World Food Program, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the children’s agency UNICEF and the International Organization for Migration said the delivery of the […]

Jordan’s king vows strong action after second terror attack

Jordan’s king vows strong action after second terror attack

by WorldTribune Staff, June 21, 2016 An angry King Abdullah II said Jordan would respond with “an iron fist” after a car bomb killed six Jordanian security personnel on June 21. There has been no claim of responsibility for the bombing which killed four border guards, one member of the security services and one member […]

Jordan arrests suspect in killing of intelligence officers at Palestinian camp

Jordan arrests suspect in killing of intelligence officers at Palestinian camp

by WorldTribune Staff, June 7, 2016 Security forces in Jordan have arrested a suspect in the June 6 attack on a Palestinian refugee camp that killed five people, including three Jordanian intelligence officers. After a major manhunt, the suspect was tracked down and taken into custody following the attack at the Baqa’a camp, Jordanian state […]

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