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Jordan’s King Abdullah: ‘We are facing a Third World War’ against ISIL

King Abdullah II of Jordan

Special to The fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is a “Third World War” with ramifications that “bring us all together,” Jordan’s King Abdullah said. In a news conference during a visit to Kosovo, Abdullah said […]

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Five, including two U.S. contractors, dead after Jordan shooting incident

King Abdullah Training Center.  /Reuters

Special to Two U.S. government contractors were among four people killed by a Jordanian police officer near Amman on Nov. 9. A U.S. official said the police officer opened fire at a U.S.-funded security training facility, killing the two […]

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Oops: Jordan cleric said he misspoke about the killing of Jews

Sheikh Ali Halabi

Special to Are there do-overs on fatwas? A Jordanian sheikh who, in a video released on Nov. 1, issued a fatwa against killing Jews now wants a mulligan. Sheikh Ali Halabi, head of the Imam al-Albani religious studies center, […]

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Israel, Jordan plan joint industrial zone

A bridge over the Jordan River at the Jordanian-Israeli border.

Israel and Jordan plan to boost economic and trade ties with the development of a joint industrial zone on both banks of the Jordan River. “This is an important milestone between the two countries in promoting a large-scale economic project, […]

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Shocker: Jordanian cleric issues fatwa against killing Jews

Sheikh Ali Halabi

Special to Several videos in which clerics incite Palestinians to stab and murder Jews in Israel have been widely viewed on social media in recent weeks. In a new viral video, however, a Salafi sheikh in Jordan has issued […]

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‘Third World War’: Jordan’s king warns radical Islam thrives on ‘apathy of moderates’


Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Among the 193 Presidential and Ministerial speeches being made during the UN General Assembly debate, most will present politically pedantic and often droning restatements of the obvious; that war, terrorism, […]

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Memo to the West: Moscow’s increasing role in Syria and against the jihadist threat since 2012

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu meets Russia's Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Sept. 21. / Ria Novost i/ AFP / Getty

Special to By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs [Editor’s note: The following full-length report by Yossef Bodansky details Russia’s unambiguous response to the growing jihadist threat in Syria and the Middle East […]

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WORLD MATTERS: Flood of Refugees exposes America’s fatal flaw: Impatience and democracy

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Special to By Uwe Siemon-Netto The flood of Middle Eastern refugees into Europe exposes a fatal flaw of the current democratic system in the United States. The defect is the innate inability of the fast-paced American system to bring […]

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Key U.S. ally Jordan signs military deal with China

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with King of Jordan Abdullah II during a signing ceremony at The Great Hall Of The People on September 9, 2015 in Beijing, China. Invite by President Xi Jinping, King Abdullah II will be held on the September 15th to the 18th state visit to China.
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Special to Jordan, a leading Middle East ally of the United States, has signed a military cooperation deal with China. The accord was signed on Sept. 9 during King Abdullah’s visit to Beijing, officials said, adding that the deal […]

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Gen. Haftar: Libyan forces lack weapons to defeat ISIL in Sirte

Gen. Khalifa Haftar

Special to A lack of weapons has limited the ability of Libyan forces in their ongoing battle with Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in the city of Sirte, the military commander of Libya’s internationally-recognized government said. “Lack […]

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