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Jordan- King attends Independence Day celebration, honours achievers.

Jordan- King attends Independence Day celebration, honours achievers...

- MENAFN - JO

Damascus, Amman exchange threats as border tensions flare.

Recent military exercises hosted by Jordan increased the Syrian regime's suspicion about activity on its southern border, while the opposition accuses the regime and Iran of trying to create a land route from Iran to Lebanon, through Syria and Iraq.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Patricia Heaton meets Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Heaton and her co-star on "The Middle," Wirick, spent time at a refugee camp.

- ABC News - US

Jordan Independence Day: 'We Are Turning Challenges into Opportunities'.

His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday said that independence is a continuous process of building and achieving, urging for instilling the spirit of initiative in the country's youth to continue the path towards the envisioned future. © Copyright The Jordan Times. All rights reserved.

- Albawaba - UK

Jordanian arrested for growing marijuana in Kuwait.

Investigators are probing whether or not the man was working alone or had partners

- GulfNews - AE

Syrian army advances south towards rebel-held area.

The Syrian army said it had retaken a swathe of territory from ISIS in southern Syria Thursday in a rapid advance near areas held by U.S.-backed Syrian rebels at the border with Jordan and Iraq

- The Daily Star - LB

Cannes Film Review: 'West of the Jordan River'.

In West of the Jordan River,' controversial Israeli director Amos Gitai returns to the occupied territories for the first time since his 1982 Field Diary' to observe how Israelis and Palestinians could together overcome the consequences of occupation. By appearing on-camera at times himself, the 66-year-old helmer delivers ...

- Variety - US

Syrian army advances south toward rebel-held area.

BEIRUT - The Syrian army said it had retaken a swathe of territory from Islamic State in southern Syria on Thursday in a rapid advance near areas held by U.S.-backed Syrian rebels at the border with Jordan and Iraq.

- Reuters - US

Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel.

On this day, Israel is celebrating what it calls “Jerusalem Day”, when it occupied East Jerusalem at the end of the 1967 war with Syria, Egypt and Jordan. The annual celebration is a day when right wing, mostly young Israelis, rampage around East Jerusalem's Old City, carrying Isra...

- The Raw Story - US

Jordan: 'Settlers defile Al-Aqsa, Israel responsible'.

Kingdom condemns Jerusalem Day events, defines them 'desecration of place's sanctity harming feelings of Muslims throughout world'.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

IDF Brig. Gen. Hazut named new commander of 'Edom' division.

May 24, 2017, 4:51 PM IDF Brig. Gen. Guy Hazut, who previously served as commander of the Kfir Brigade, was appointed Wednesday as commander of the 'Edom' division that provides security on Israel's southern borders with Egypt and Jordan. Brig. Gen. Hazut served as head of the Kfir Brigade when one of its soldiers, Elor ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Iran's nat'l security adviser in Moscow to discuss US involvement in Syria

May 24, 2017, 6:12 PM The secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkani, arrived in Moscow on Wednesday and met with Russian National Security Adviser Nikolai Patrushev. The two senior officials discussed the war in Syria but mainly the growing US military involvement in the country alongside what Iran ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

US Airdrops Forces in Eastern Syria, Launching 'Operation Desert Volcano'

The US-led international coalition forces have conducted an airdrop of forces in east Syria against ISIS, killing eight militants, as the Free Syrian Army kicked off its desert volcano' battle to remove Iranian militias' from the so-called triangle area where the borders of Jordan, Syria and Iraq meet. Copyright © Saudi ...

- Albawaba - UK

Saving Israel from itself: Gitai's nostalgic but uplifting ode to peace

In West of the Jordan River', which screens at the Cannes Directors' Fortnight this week, veteran Israeli director Amos Gitai looks to grassroots movements for reasons to remain hopeful about peace in the Middle East.

- France24 - FR

A Sunni Anti-Extremism Coalition Headed by the Saudis?

In his speech at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh on Sunday, President Trump endorsed the idea of an Arab Sunni coalition to confront Iranian aggression and fight extremism. The coalition, as sketched, would encompass Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Egypt and other Sunni states. This coalition is ...

- The Washington Institute - US

In Jordanian city hit by ISIS, old lessons on Christian-Muslim coexistence

Muslim and Christian residents of Karak, Jordan, say putting community first, and respecting each other's religious sensitivities, are key to more than coexistence. They call it interdependence.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

In Jordanian city hit by ISIS, old lessons on Christian-Muslim coexistence

When Islamic State jihadists seized the Crusader castle in the heart of this southern Jordanian city in December, Maher Habashneh had just one thing in mind. Braving stray bullets from a firefight playing out in the city center between ISIS and an alliance of security forces and city residents, Mr. Habashneh rushed to the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

The Six-Day War at 50

The world is about to mark the 50th anniversary of the June 1967 war between Israel and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria – a conflict that continues to stand out in a region with a modern history largely defined by violence. The war lasted less than a week, but its legacy remains pronounced a half-century later.

- Project Syndicate - US

Jordan- King Receives Cypriot Defence Minister

Jordan- King Receives Cypriot Defence Minister...

- MENAFN - JO

US ambassador assures Syrian refugees more help is coming

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan " His skull and jaw wrapped in bandages, the young Syrian refugee stared nonchalantly into a small black box at a supermarket in this sprawling, dust-swept refugee camp. The box scanned his iris to...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

AP Interview: WFP chief says 600,000 kids risk famine death

AMMAN, Jordan " A tough-talking former Republican governor with friends in the Trump administration has become the unexpected booster of one of the United Nations agencies facing the threat of U.S. funding cuts.David Beasley,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Drowned City: Jordan to Search for Ancient Site's Underwater Remains

This July, archaeologists in Jordan will begin an underwater search for remains of an early Islamic city. Located at the northern tip of the Red Sea, modern-day Aqaba is Jordan's only port. In the Middle Ages, the city was known as Ayla.

- Yahoo! News - US

Haley wants U.N. to shift aid focus to nations hosting Syrian refugees, building infrastructure

President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador called Monday for the U.N. and aid agencies to shift focus in how they support Syrians in need by boosting support for roads, schools and hospitals in neighboring countries that have been overwhelmed by millions of refugees. Speaking in Jordan, host to some 660,000 Syrian refugees, ...

- The Japan Times - JP

At refugee camp, Trump envoy Haley vows more aid for Syrians

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan " His skull and jaw wrapped in bandages, the young Syrian refugee stared nonchalantly into a small black box at a supermarket in this sprawling, dust-swept refugee camp. The box scanned his iris to...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Jordan says has hit limit hosting Syrian refugees

Jordan said Monday it has hit the limit of its ability to host Syrian refugees as Washington's United Nations envoy Nikki Haley visited on her first overseas trip.

- The Daily Star - LB

U.S. envoy assures Syrian refugees in Jordan more help is coming

His skull and jaw wrapped in bandages, the young Syrian refugee stared nonchalantly into a small black box at a supermarket in this sprawling, dust-swept refugee camp.

- The Daily Star - LB

At refugee camp, Trump envoy Haley vows more aid for Syrians

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan " America's ambassador to the United Nations is getting a firsthand look at the refugee crisis spilling over from Syria's civil war.Nikki Haley visited a refugee camp in Jordan on Sunday. She says...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Jordan has 'hit limit' hosting Syrian refugees

Jordan said Monday it has hit the limit of its ability to host Syrian refugees as Washington's United Nations envoy Nikki Haley visited on her first overseas trip.

- The Daily Star - LB

Nikki Haley, ignoring Trump's budget, promises Syrian refugees continued U.S. financial support

As President Trump was in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, being treated like royalty, his United Nations ambassador, Nikki Haley, was touring the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan, home to about 80,000 Syrian refugees, half of them children. "We're the No. 1 donor here through this crisis. That's not going to stop. We're not going to ...

- The Week - US

Video: Can Israeli-Palestinian talks succeed under Trump?

FRANCE 24, on Sunday, hosted a debate between former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat during the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in Jordan. Livni and Erekat expressed the need to restart negotiations and the prospect of peace amid President Donald ...

- France24 - FR

Saudi Clinics provide vaccines for 72 Syrian children in Al-Zaatari camp, Jordan

Saudi Clinics provide vaccines for 72 Syrian children in Al-Zaatari camp, Jordan...

- MENAFN - JO

Trump's speech draws mixed reaction, including plenty of anger, in the Muslim world

Even before Jordan's King Abdullah II took the microphone, moments after President Trump had finished his address at the summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, reactions were already flooding social media. Bravo President Trump,' tweeted Anwar Gargash, the United Arab Emirates' foreign minister, who...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Russian paratroops move to Syrian border triangle

May 21, 2017, 5:07 PM Military tensions on Syria’s borders with Iraq, Jordan and Syria jumped another notch Monday, May 21, on Day 2 of Donald Trump’s foreign trip, with the arrival of the first Russian ground troops in southern Syria. The included paratroops and Spetsnaz fighters, who took up position opposite ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Nikki Haley visits refugee camp, reaffirms Trump's message

American ambassador to the U.N. is traveling to Jordan and Turkey for her first trip overseas since taking on the role

- CBS NEWS - US

U.S. UN Ambassador Haley Visits Jordan Refugee Camp, Says Funding To Continue

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley visited a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, saying U.S. funding for such facilities will continue.

- Radio Free Europe - US

At odds with Trump, envoy Haley vows more aid for Syrians during visit to Jordan refugee camp

America's ambassador to the United Nations is getting a firsthand look at the refugee crisis spilling over from Syria's civil war. Nikki Haley visited a refugee camp in Jordan on Sunday. She says the Trump administration wants to step up help for the millions of people displaced. Yet Haley's message is at odds with ...

- The Japan Times - JP

What's behind Damascus' claim of 'invasion from Jordan'?

The Russian media has been closely following Damascus' claims on military movement on the Jordanian-Syrian border, looking at the goals behind certain claims and how they may impact a political settlement.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Trump's speech draws mixed reaction from Muslim world

Even before Jordan’s King Abdullah took the microphone, moments after President Trump had finished his address at the Riyadh summit, reactions were already flooding social media. “Bravo President Trump,” tweeted Anwar Gargash, the United Arab Emirates’ foreign minister, who described the speech...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Trump's speech draws mixed reaction, including plenty of anger, from around the Muslim world

Even before Jordan's King Abdullah took the microphone, moments after President Trump had finished his address at the Riyadh summit, reactions were already flooding social media. Bravo President Trump,' tweeted Anwar Gargash, the United Arab Emirates' foreign minister, who described the speech...

- Los Angeles Times - US

German sees Jordan base as potential replacement for Turkey's Incirlik

, May 21 : The German Defence Minister has said that the Jordanian airbase, among the eight locations, is a possible alternative to relocate soldiers from Turkey's Incirlik base as it has showed a "lot of potential.""There is a lot of potential in this airbase and we were very grateful for a very positive reception and a ...

- Sify - IN

Germany's Social Democrats target Merkel in Turkey airbase row | Reuters

BERLIN Germany's Social Democrats raised pressure on conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday, saying if she could not resolve a row with Turkey over access to the Incirlik air base, German troops should move.Merkel's defence minister, tacitly admitting the possibility said she had been looking for other locations ...

- Firstpost - IN

Germany's Social Democrats Target Merkel in Turkey Airbase Row

Germany's Social Democrats raised pressure on conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday, saying if she could not resolve a row with Turkey over access to the Incirlik air base, German troops should move. Merkel's defense minister, tacitly admitting the possibility said she had been looking for other locations and ...

- Voice of America - US

Two men injured in argument

Two men were grievously injured in an argument in St Julian's this morning. The police said the two men - a 29-year-old Syrian who lives in Marsascala and a 33-year-old Jordanian, argued in Triq San Ġorġ at 7am. They were taken to Mater Dei Hospital by ambulance.

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Veteran negotiators optimistic about Trump's Mideast bid

DEAD SEA, Jordan " Two veteran Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, who logged many hours together in failed efforts to strike a deal, said Saturday they are optimistic about President Donald Trump's Mideast bid.Senior Palestinian...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The Latest: Negotiators optimistic on Trump Mideast bid

DEAD SEA, Jordan " The Latest developments at the World Economic Forum in Jordan :10:40 a.m.A pair of veteran Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, who endured repeated failures, expressed rare optimism about...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Syria & allies push back at US-held border post

May 20, 2017, 6:50 PM The Syrian-pro-Iranian-Hizballah force in southern Syria renewed its advance on the Iraqi border on Saturday, May 20, two days after sustaining heavy casualties from a US air strike on its convoys. Syrian military sources report the capture Saturday of the Suweida region and another 60 square ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Jordan- Trump visit seen as long shot to revive Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking

Jordan- Trump visit seen as long shot to revive Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking...

- MENAFN - JO

Jordan- Syrian sides agree to new UN process on constitution

Jordan- Syrian sides agree to new UN process on constitution...

- MENAFN - JO

Syria says US airstrike killed several soldiers near Jordan

BEIRUT " A Syrian military official says an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition on a government military position near the border with Jordan has killed several soldiers and caused material damage.The unnamed official's comments...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Drowned City: Jordan to Search for Ancient Site's Underwater Remains

Archaeologists will search for offshore remains of Ayla, an early Islamic city in modern-day Aqaba, Jordan.

- Livescience.com - US

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