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Jordan's Arab Bank lends Qatrana Cement SAR530mn.

Jordan's Arab Bank lends Qatrana Cement SAR530mn...

- MENAFN - JO

Jordan- Regent visits tomb of late King Abdullah I.

Jordan- Regent visits tomb of late King Abdullah I...

- MENAFN - JO

World reacts to Israel-Palestinian fallout over al-Aqsa.

US, Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon weigh in as protests continue over Israeli-led restrictions on Palestinians at holy site.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Jordan’s intel tags Hizballah for Temple Mt. terror.

July 20, 2017, 6:26 PM Israeli police published the video Thursday,July 30, ahead of Muslim Friday prayers as a reminder that the crime committed at Islam’s third most sacred site was a terrorist attack staged by Muslims – not the metal detectors Israel which installed for its safety. To drown this truth out, ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Hezbollah not concerned about cease-fire deal in Syria.

The cease-fire brokered by the United States, Russia and Jordan in south Syria does not seem to worry the Lebanese Hezbollah movement, which is widely involved in the Syrian war, like it worries its archenemy Israel.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Jordan, Israel trade barbs as tension over Al-Aqsa continues.

While Jordan and Israel are keen to preserve the peace treaty and maintain top intelligence and security coordination, the issue of Al-Aqsa Mosque remains a potential deal breaker.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Justice Served? Tribe of Jordanian Soldier Convicted of Killing Americans Protest 'Politically Driven' Verdict.

The lawyer of a Jordanian soldier, who earlier this week was sentenced to life in prison for killing three US officers at an army base in Jafer in November, on Wednesday contested the verdict at a higher military court. Maarek Sami Tawayha shot dead three US Special Forces instructors outside the King Faisal Airbase in ...

- Albawaba - UK

US urges 'good faith' effort to resolve Temple Mount controversy.

WASHINGTON, July 20 — The White House is urging Israel and Jordan to help reduce tension on the Temple Mount, the center of a dispute with Palestinians over access to a religious site in annexed east Jerusalem. The United States is very...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Trump administration urges calm on Temple Mount.

WASHINGTON , The Trump administrations said it was “very concerned” about tensions on Jerusalem's Temple Mount that erupted after terrorists shot dead two Israeli police officers, and called on Israel and Jordan to work together to restore calm. “The United States is very concerned about tensions ...

- JTA - US

Jordanians Protest Conviction of Sergeant Who Killed U.S. Troops.

In Amman on July 17, a Jordanian military court convicted 1st Sgt. Maarek Abu Tayeh of the premeditated killing of three U.S. Green Berets last November at Prince Faisal Air Base in al-Jafr, in the kingdom's south. He was sentenced to life in prison with hard labor, with the possibility of release in twenty years for good ...

- The Washington Institute - US

White House 'concerned' over Temple Mount.

White House urges Israel and Jordan to work to reduce tensions on the Temple Mount.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

The Difficult Calculus Of Giving Guns To Non-State Militias

The Pentagon insists that arming Kurdish fighters–as President Trump ordered in May–is essential to beating ISIS. But do the benefits outweigh the risks? In May, U.S. President Donald Trump authorized a plan to arm the YPG, a Kurdish militia in Syria. A month later, the YPG and their Arab partners in the ...

- Fast Company - US

Russia and Iran Battle to Build Bases in Syria as Islamic State Falls

Three of the leading international powers involved in Syria's war—the U.S., Russia and Iran—are looking to expand and fortify their military presence in the country by building and upgrading foreign bases, with some already in the works, according to NewsWeek. U.S. special operations forces have been involved in Syria ...

- Novinite - BG

Obstacles mount in fight to aid Syrians stranded near Jordan

Desperate to help Syrians stuck on Jordan's sealed border, U.N. agencies agreed late last year to an aid system that critics say handed much of the control over aid distribution to Jordan's military and a Jordanian contractor, and also involved armed men on the Syrian side.

- The Daily Star - LB

British Open field is wide open: Spieth

The notoriously unpredictable weather conditions and the lack of a dominant force in golf just now means picking a winner at this week's British Open is impossible in the eyes of Jordan Spieth.

- The Daily Star - LB

Prince Hassan of Jordan: Issues Surrounding Jerusalem Are 'Emotional, Spiritual — Ethereal and Legal'

On Friday, July 14, two Israeli police officers and three Arab Israeli gunmen were killed within Al Haram Al Sharif compound. This raises the eternal question of Jerusalem and the management of holy space. Sadly, religion, and the way we worship, is being politicised and used as a means of posture. Can the people of ...

- Albawaba - UK

Jordanian soldier sentenced to life for killing 3 US troops

AMMAN, Jordan " A military court convicted a Jordanian soldier Monday of killing three U.S. military trainers at a Jordanian air base and sentenced him to life in prison with hard labor.The defendant, who had pleaded "not guilty,"...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Putin's opening gambit in the new Great Game outfoxes Trump

The budding relationship between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg was the crowning image of a fractious gathering of world leaders. Yet the promise that an historic agreement has been reached over Syria is a hollow one. Negotiations between US and Russian officials ...

- The Conversation - UK

Obstacles Mount in Fight to Aid Syrians Stranded near Jordan

Desperate to help Syrians stuck on Jordan's sealed border, U.N. agencies agreed late last year to an aid system that critics say handed much of the control over aid distribution to Jordan's military and a Jordanian contractor, and also involved armed men on the Syrian side.   Since then, the system has broken down ...

- Voice of America - US

Jordanian soldier sentenced to life imprisonment for killing three US military trainers

, July 18 : A Jordanian soldier has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a military court for killing three U.S. trainers.Marik al-Tuwayha was convicted by the court on Monday of premeditated murder for opening fire on vehicles approaching a military base in al-Jafr, about 190 miles east of Amman in November.Jordanian ...

- Sify - IN

Obstacles mount in fight to aid Syrians stranded near Jordan

Desperate to help Syrians stuck on Jordan's sealed border, U.N. agencies reluctantly agreed late last year to hand much of the control over aid distribution to Jordan's military, a Jordanian contractor and a Syrian militia.

- FOX News - US

The Ceasefire and U.S. Interests on the Jordan-Syria Border

If the U.S.-Russia-Jordan ceasefire agreement announced July 7 for southwest Syria holds, it would be an important new development in the Syrian war. The area, which includes territory controlled by moderate rebels and the Assad regime, runs from Quneitra in the Golan southeast to Suwayda, including Deraa. In recent years, ...

- The Washington Institute - US

Obstacles mount in fight to aid Syrians stranded near Jordan

- Townhall.com - US

Jordanian soldier sentenced to life in prison in killing of three U.S. military trainers

A Jordanian soldier was convicted Monday in the slaying of three U.S. military trainers last year and sentenced to life imprisonment with hard labor, Jordan's official news agency said. A military court in Amman handed a guilty verdict to Maarek Abu Tayeh, a guard who in November shot and killed...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Anonymous Source: Half of Mosques in Jordan Without an Imam

The Kingdom has around 6,000 mosques, 3,000 of which do not have officially assigned imams , an official source, who preferred to stay anonymous, told The Jordan Times on Sunday. In some mosques, local residents volunteer to lead prayers, but without the salary an imam is usually paid, the source added. © Copyright The ...

- Albawaba - UK

Canada police issue warrant for imam for 'anti-Semitic hate speech'

The Jordanian cleric is accused of making several anti-Semitic statements at a Montreal mosque.

- BBC - UK

Jordan court to rule Monday in killings of 3 US troops

AMMAN, Jordan " A military court is expected to rule Monday in the murder trial of a Jordanian soldier accused of killing three U.S. military trainers in a shooting spree at a Jordanian air base.The high-profile case had caused...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Rebels meet US envoy in to cement ceasefire south Syria

Jordan chosen by US and Russia to monitor it in southwest Deraa

- ANSA - IT

Jordanian Parliament Praises Temple Mount Terror Attack

TEL AVIV - The Jordanian parliament on Sunday praised the Temple Mount terrorists, less than 24 hours after King Abdullah II condemned the attack in a call to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

- Breitbart - US

Jordanian soldier gets life for killing 3 US trainers

A Jordanian court on Monday sentenced a soldier to life imprisonment over the killing of three American military trainers outside an army base last year. The military court in Amman found 39-year-old Maarik Al-Tawaiha guilty of shooting the trainers as they waited to enter the King Faisal base at Al-Jafr in southern Jordan ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Israel: Syrian truce plan license for Iran foothold

July 17, 2017, 8:39 AM Israel waited 10 days from Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin’s announcement in Hamburg of their ceasefire plan for southwestern Syria along the borders with Jordan and Syria, before proclaiming its “total opposition” to the plan. After finding Hizballah was allowed to remain ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Jordanian soldier gets life in prison for killing 3 U.S. soldiers

A military court judge in Amman on Monday sentenced a Jordanian soldier who shot dead three U.S. trainers to life in prison, state-run media said.

- UPI - US

'Jab Harry Met...' to release in UAE, Gulf countries on Aug 3

Imitiaz Alis upcoming film "Jab Harry Met Sejal" will hit the screens in UAE and other Gulf countries on August 3.The Shah Rukh Khan-Anushka Sharma starrer will arrive in cinemas in India on August 4.Shah Rukh, who enjoys a massive fan following in the Middle East, took to twitter to announce the news."Enjoy Jab Harry Met ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Inside Jordan: Life after the Syrian War

Aman MadanJordanian Identity is as ambiguous as it is rapidly evolving. After decades of championing coexistence, Jordanian identity remains an elusive social and political phenomenon.

- Pulitzer Center - US

Will Arab demands trump Israeli security on Temple Mount?

Palestinian Authority, Jordan pushing hard for removal of metal detectors, checkpoints established following last week's terror attack.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Jordanian parliament praises Temple Mount terror attack

'Our martyrs are watering the holy land', say Jordanian lawmakers after 3 Israeli Arab terrorists killed Israeli officers.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Jordan's King Abdullah condemns Temple Mount Attack

July 16, 2017, 6:44 AM Jordan's King Abdullah spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Friday's attack on the Temple Mount, in which two Israeli police officers were killed, the Prime Minister's Office said on Saturday. Speaking to Netanyahu by phone, the king condemned the attack and said that he opposes violence ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Jordan's King Abdullah Condemns Temple Mount Attack

July 16, 2017, 6:44 AM Jordan's King Abdullah spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Friday's attack on the Temple Mount, in which two Israeli police officers were killed, the Prime Minister's Office said on Saturday. Speaking to Netanyahu by phone, the king condemned the attack and said that he opposes violence ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Jordan- Minister warns of Israel's persistence in violating Al-Aqsa Mosque's sanctity

Jordan- Minister warns of Israel's persistence in violating Al-Aqsa Mosque's sanctity...

- MENAFN - JO

Jordanians: Cancel peace agreement with Israel

Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan holds protest calling on government to respond to Temple Mount closure by cutting ties with Israel.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Arab Countries Condemn Israel for Closing Temple Mount, Failing to Mention Terrorist Attack that Prompted Closure

JERUSALEM - The Arab League and Jordan both separately condemned Israel for temporarily closing the Temple Mount on Friday but failed to mention the deadly Palestinian terrorist attack at the Mount that prompted Israel to enforce the closure for national security reasons.

- Breitbart - US

Japan pledges ¥1.4 billion to Jordan to bolster water infrastructure stressed by Syrian refugees

Japan will fund a new water infrastructure improvement project in Jordan to help the country manage the influx of Syrian refugees, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Why Trump's Syrian Ceasefire Makes Israel Nervous

Israel has done all it could over the last six years to stay out of the maelstrom next door in Syria, where Bashar Assad's regime has struggled for six years to beat back a peaceful uprising that became a bloody civil war. So I was struck during a recent visit by how nervous so many senior Israeli officials were about what ...

- The Washington Institute - US

'Precarious calm' in southwest Syria amid cease-fire

In an interview with Al-Monitor, the spokesman for the Southern Front, Maj. Issam al-Rayes, talks about the recent cease-fire brokered by the United States, Russia and Jordan in southern Syria, the regime's violations and the boycott of the Astana talks.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Israel outraged by Jordan's reaction to terror attack

Jordanian government demands Israel immediately re-open the Al-Aqsa Mosque to worshipers. Israel: Jordan escalating the situation.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Researchers find hundreds of stone tombs in the 'land of dead fire'

In a desert region in Jordan known as Jebel Qurma, hundreds of ancient stone tombs have been discovered. Josh King has the story .         

- USA TODAY - US

Jordan urges Israel to reopen Al-Aqsa after deadly attack

Jordan on Friday urged Israel to "immediately reopen" the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem which Israeli security forces closed after a Arab Israeli gunmen killed two Israeli policemen in the Holy City.

- The Daily Star - LB

A ceasefire in Syria has begun – this is how to make it last

Britain's contribution should be humanitarian aid.  Russia, the United States and Jordan agreed a ceasefire for southern Syria at the G20 last week. It is also likely that Israel is supportive, as this area stretches to the Golan Heights, where Israel has launched punitive air strikes on the Syrian regime for incursions. ...

- New Statesman - UK

For Syrian Refugees Living in Jordan, Journalism Offers Hope and Opportunity to Rebuild Their Homeland

For Syrian refugees in Jordan, Syrians Between Us provides the skills they need to tell their own stories.

- Global Voices - US

Jordan- Hot weather expected across Kingdom

Jordan- Hot weather expected across Kingdom...

- MENAFN - JO

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