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 […]

Jordanian intelligence officers killed in ‘terrorist attack’ north of Amman

Jordanian intelligence officers killed in ‘terrorist attack’ north of Amman

by WorldTribune Staff, June 6, 2016 Three Jordanian intelligence officers were killed in what officials said was a “terrorist attack” on a Palestinian refugee camp near Jordan’s capital of Amman. Jordanian government officials said the attack took place at an office of the General Intelligence Department at the Baqa’a refugee camp. The three intelligence officers and two […]

Arab media report new Jordan PM is pro-Israel

Arab media report new Jordan PM is pro-Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, May 31, 2016 The newly-appointed prime minister of Jordan has “strong Israeli ties”, according to reports in Arab media. Prime Minister Hani Mulki, who was appointed by King Abdullah II on May 29 after the king dissolved parliament, is being described as “pro-Israel”. Husam Abdallat, a former senior government aide at the […]

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