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Syrian rebels say U.S. allies push for retreat from southeast Syria

AMMAN Two Western-backed Syrian rebel groups fighting the Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias in southeastern Syria have been asked by their Western and Arab backers to pull out of the area and retreat into Jordan, rebels and diplomatic sources said on Sunday.

No talk of ousting U.S. House Speaker Ryan, says key conservative

WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Jim Jordan, a leading House conservative, said on Sunday that fellow conservatives are not discussing replacing Speaker Paul Ryan despite unhappiness with the way Republican leaders handled last week's debt ceiling increase that included no fiscal reforms.

Politics, Election 2016, Sep 10 2017

Oosthuizen completes runner-up grand slam

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina While Jordan Spieth failed in his bid to become the youngest player to win all four majors, South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen completed a somewhat unwelcome career grand slam of his own on Sunday with his second-place finish at the PGA Championship.

Sports, Aug 13 2017

Jordan's King Abdullah discusses holy site tensions in Ramallah

RAMALLAH, West Bank Jordan's King Abdullah met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Monday for the first time in five years to discuss tensions at a Jerusalem holy site and wider political developments.

World, Israel Aug 07 2017

Jordan says Israel's backtracking on Jerusalem "calms" situation

AMMAN Jordan said on Thursday Israel's removal of security measures installed on a Muslim holy site in Jerusalem would pave the way to calm the situation in Palestinian territories and defuse tensions.

World Jul 27 2017

Jordanians protest against Israel at funeral of shot teenager

AMMAN Several thousand Jordanians urged their government on Tuesday to close the Israeli Embassy in Amman and scrap an unpopular peace treaty during the funeral of a young Jordanian shot dead by an Israeli security guard in the embassy.

World, Israel, Jul 25 2017

Israeli embassy staff in Jordan returned to Israel

JERUSALEM/AMMAN The staff of Israel's embassy in Jordan, including a security guard involved in a shooting incident in which two Jordanians were killed, returned to Israel from Amman on Monday, an official from the Israeli prime minister's office said.

World, Israel, Jul 24 2017

Israeli embassy staff in Jordan return to Israel: Israeli PMO

JERUSALEM The staff of Israel's embassy to Jordan, including a security guard involved in a shooting incident in which two Jordanians were killed, returned to Israel from Amman on Monday, an official from the Israeli prime minister's Office said.

World, Jul 24 2017

Trump aide Greenblatt heading to Jordan for talks after Israel visit

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East envoy, Jason Greenblatt, is heading to Jordan for talks about the Mideast peace process after meetings in Israel, a senior administration official said on Monday.

World, Politics, Election 2016, Jul 24 2017

Monday Morning Briefing

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said on Monday that he "did not collude" with Russia and had roughly four meetings with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign and presidential transition. In a written statement released ahead of his appearance before lawmakers in closed-door sessions, Kushner said his initial security clearance form had been submitted prematurely in error and had omitted all foreign contacts.

Cuba, Russia, Japan, Israel Jul 24 2017