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Syrian army sends reinforcements toward border with Iraq: rebels

AMMAN The Syrian army aided by Iranian-backed militias was moving troops to a desert region near its border with Iraq and Jordan just as U.S. backed rebels are consolidating control in an area from which Islamic State militants had recently pulled out, rebel sources and commanders said on Monday.

Jordanian stabs Israeli police officer, shot dead: police

JERUSALEM A Jordanian citizen stabbed and wounded an Israeli police officer who then shot him dead in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday, Israeli police said, the latest in a string of street attacks.

World, Israel, May 13 2017

Jordan says U.S. strike on Syria was 'necessary response': Petra

CAIRO Jordan said on Friday a U.S. air strike on a Syrian air base was a "necessary and appropriate response" to a chemical weapons attack this week which the United States and its allies blamed on Syria's government.

Politics, Election 2016, World, Apr 07 2017

Abdullah welcomes Trump engagement in Israel-Palestinian peace

WASHINGTON Jordan's King Abdullah praised U.S. President Donald Trump's commitment to addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and said he had hope for the Arab League peace initiative proposed for the region.

Politics, Election 2016, World, Apr 05 2017

U.S. top court to weigh Jordan-based bank's liability for militant attacks

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider reviving litigation seeking to hold Arab Bank Plc financially liable for militant attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories that accused the Jordan-based bank of being the "paymaster" to militant groups.

Trump to host Jordan's King Abdullah on April 5: White House

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will Host Jordan's King Abdullah at the White House next week to discuss the fight against Islamic State militants, the Syria crisis and advancing peace between Israelis and Palestinians, the White House said in a statement.

Politics, Election 2016, Mar 31 2017

Arab leaders seek common ground at summit on Palestinian state

Dead Sea, JORDAN Divided Arab leaders arriving in Jordan for a summit on Wednesday are seeking common ground to reaffirm their commitment to a Palestinian state, a longstanding goal that U.S. President Donald Trump last month put into doubt.

World, Mar 28 2017

U.S. to ban some airline passengers from carrying larger electronics

WASHINGTON Passengers on some U.S.-bound foreign airline flights will have to check electronic devices larger than a cell phone once U.S. authorities formalize a new ban in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday. | Video

U.S., Aerospace & Defense, Mar 21 2017

Trump budget preserves aid for Israel, other countries being evaluated: State Dept.

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department said on Thursday that President Donald Trump's proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year would not reduce U.S. aid to Israel but that assistance levels to other nations, including Egypt and Jordan, were still being evaluated.

Politics, Election 2016, Egypt, Mar 16 2017

Jordanian soldier who shot Israeli schoolgirls walks free from jail

AMMAN A Jordanian soldier who killed seven Israeli schoolgirls has been freed after serving 20 years in prison, with many Jordanians celebrating his release and calling him a national hero, witnesses and family sources said on Sunday.

World, Israel, Mar 12 2017