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Islamic State takes control of half Iraqi town near Jordan-Syria border: sources

BAGHDAD Islamic State fighters expanded the area under their control in a remote western Iraqi town near the borders with Syria and Jordan from a third to about half, security sources said on Tuesday.

Connecticut plane crash likely deliberate, motive unclear: officials

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Federal investigators on Wednesday were trying to determine why a Jordanian flight student may have deliberately crashed a small plane in East Hartford, Connecticut, killing himself and badly injuring an instructor but narrowly avoiding more casualties. | Video

U.S., Oct 12 2016

Jordanian writer shot dead outside court before trial over cartoon

AMMAN A gunman shot dead Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar on Sunday outside the court where he was to stand trial on charges of contempt of religion after sharing on social media a caricature seen as insulting Islam, witnesses and state media said.

World, Sep 25 2016

Russia says to discuss extending Syria ceasefire with U.S.

MOSCOW The head of Russia's ceasefire monitoring center in Syria will talk to his counterpart at a U.S. facility in Jordan later on Wednesday about extending the Syrian ceasefire, Viktor Poznikhir, a military official, told Russian news agencies.

World Sep 14 2016

CIA weapons for Syrian rebels sold to arms black market: NYT

Weapons shipped into Jordan for Syrian rebels by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia were stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, the New York Times reported, citing American and Jordanian officials.

World, U.S., Saudi Arabia, Syria Jun 26 2016

Islamic State claims deadly Jordan border attack on Tuesday: statement

BEIRUT Islamic State claimed a suicide bomb attack launched from inside Syria on Tuesday that killed seven Jordanian border guards, its news agency Amaq said on Sunday.

World, Jun 26 2016

Suicide attacker kills six Jordanian troops at Syria border

AMMAN Six Jordanian border guards were killed by a suicide bomber who drove a car at speed across the border from Syria and rammed it into a military post on Tuesday, security officials said. | Video

World, United Nations Jun 21 2016

Attack on Jordanian troops was launched from Syria: official source

AMMAN A deadly attack on Jordanian troops at the country's border with Syria on Tuesday was launched from Syrian territory, a Jordanian official source said.

World, Jun 21 2016

Three Jordanian intelligence officers killed in attack in Palestinian camp

AMMAN Three Jordanian intelligence officers and two other security personnel were killed in an attack on their security office in a Palestinian refugee camp outside the Jordanian capital, Amman, and one suspect was arrested, officials said on Monday, saying it appeared to be an "individual and isolated act."

World, Jun 07 2016

Israel's settlement drive is becoming irreversible, diplomats fear

MITZPE YERICHO, West Bank In the hills east of Jerusalem, overlooking the Palestinian city of Jericho and the Jordan Valley, stands a religious Jewish settlement whose red-tile roofs, neat gardens and brightly colored playgrounds give the sense of permanence.

World, Jun 01 2016