U.S. envoy Allen arrives in Iraq, to visit Jordan, Egypt, Turkey

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama's envoy charged with building the coalition against the Islamic State militant group arrived in Iraq on Thursday and will also visit Belgium, Jordan, Egypt and Turkey, the State Department said.

U.S. military says Gulf states, Jordan partnered against Islamic State

BEIRUT - The U.S. military said on Tuesday its partners in air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria included Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

World, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain 23 Sep 2014

Jordan signals took part in attacks on Islamic State

AMMAN - The Jordanian army said on Tuesday it had mounted air strikes against "terrorist groups" that were planning attacks in Jordan, an indication Amman had joined U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State in neighboring Syria.

World, 23 Sep 2014

Obama calls Saudi king ahead of speech on Islamic State

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama called Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah on Wednesday ahead of an evening speech in which the U.S. leader plans to lay out his strategy for defeating the militant group Islamic State.

World, Saudi Arabia 10 Sep 2014

Record 4.1 million in Syria got food aid in August, U.N. says

GENEVA - A record 4.1 million people in Syria received food rations in August due to more convoys being able to cross front lines and borders from Turkey and Jordan, the U.N.'s World Food Program (WFP) said on Tuesday.

World, Turkey, Syria 02 Sep 2014

U.S. works with Jordan, Europeans at U.N. on Gaza ceasefire draft

UNITED NATIONS - The United States has prepared its own draft outline for a U.N. resolution demanding a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and is now working with European powers and Jordan on a joint text, diplomats said on Monday.

World, United Nations, Israel 25 Aug 2014

Glad to be rid of Maliki, Saudi Arabia congratulates new Iraq PM

JEDDAH Saudi Arabia - Saudi King Abdullah congratulated Haider al-Abadi on his appointment as Iraq's new prime minister, the state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday, in a sign of Riyadh's eagerness to see the departure of his predecessor Nuri al-Maliki.

World, Iraq 12 Aug 2014

Muslim Brotherhood stages massive pro-Hamas rally in Jordan

AMMAN - More than 15,000 Muslim Brotherhood supporters gathered at a pro-Hamas rally in Jordan's capital on Friday, with many chanting "death to Israel" and urging the militant Palestinian group to step up rocket salvos against Israeli towns and cities.

World, Israel 08 Aug 2014

Ceasefire agreed in Lebanese border town battle

BEIRUT - The Lebanese army and Islamist militants agreed a 24-hour ceasefire on Tuesday after four days of fighting triggered by the rebels' seizure of a border town, in the most serious spillover of Syria's three-year civil war into Lebanon.

World, 05 Aug 2014

Jordan airline resumes flights to Iraq

AMMAN - Royal Jordanian , one of the main airlines serving Iraq, said on Sunday it had resumed flights to Iraq after a 24-hour suspension due to security concerns.

World, Aerospace & Defense, 03 Aug 2014