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Gulf Arab allies ask U.S. to stop talking about their role in war on ISIL

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has stopped providing details of Arab participation in the coalition against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Officials said Arab partners in the coalition against ISIL no longer wanted Washington to release […]

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Jordan bolsters northern border, arrests 100 ISIL suspects

Jordanian soldier at the northern border with Syria.

Special to WorldTribune.com AMMAN — Jordan has reported bolstering security along its northern border with Syria. The government said authorities were focusing efforts on protecting the border with Syria from insurgency infiltration. Officials said the northern frontier was regarded as […]

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‘Not our war’: Growing consensus in Jordan opposes fighting ISIL

Senators and deputies attend a joint Parliament session in Amman.

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com AMMAN — Jordan has come under increasing domestic pressure not to join the U.S.-led war against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. The Islamic opposition as well as parliamentarians have lobbied against the participation of Jordan […]

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Jordan concludes it would save on energy through deal with Israel

Israel's Tamar offshore field.

Special to WorldTribune.com from AMMAN — Jordan has disclosed plans to purchase natural gas from Israel. The government said Jordan would procure up to 300 million cubic feet per day of gas from Israel’s offshore fields. The gas, purchased from […]

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Israel plans high tech fence along Jordan border to degrade ISIL infiltration

Israeli guards near the Allenby Bridge across the Jordan River.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has prioritized a project to build a high tech barrier along the border with Jordan. Officials said the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was seeking resources to complete a barrier of some 400 […]

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Israel agrees on 15-year deal to supply Jordan with natural gas

Leviathan gas field platform. /Noble Energy

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Jordan has approved a long-term natural gas supply deal with Israel. Jordan has agreed to import gas from Israel’s Leviathan offshore field in the eastern Mediterranean. Under the accord, estimated at $15 billion, Leviathan operator, […]

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Close U.S.-Jordan intel ties revealed by NSA memo leaked by Snowden

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has developed a close intelligence relationship with Jordan. A classified memorandum by the U.S. National Security Agency disclosed an intimate relationship with Jordan’s intelligence community. The NSA memo, leaked by former CIA […]

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FLASHBACK — Kissinger on Israel’s coming demise: Senile, prophetic or merely pragmatic?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy, FreePressers.com Henry Kissinger’s recent statement, that in 10 years Israel will cease to exist, borders on senile. Although one of his staff members denied it, Cindy Adams from New York Post insisted: “Reported to […]

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Syrian drone shot down after entering Jordanian air space

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Special to WorldTribune.com AMMAN — Jordan’s military has shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle flying from neighboring Syria. The Jordanian military said anti-aircraft batteries intercepted a UAV that entered from Syria. The military said the UAV was detected by Jordan’s […]

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Jordan report blames Obama team for ISIL crisis, suggests rethinking U.S. ties

U.S. President Barack Obama and Jordanian King Abdullah

Special to WorldTribune.com AMMAN — Jordan has been revising its strategy amid Al Qaida’s takeover of much of neighboring Iraq, a report said. The Al Quds Center for Political Studies asserted that the Hashemite kingdom has been forced to draft […]

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