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A year ago, Israel, Jordan and Egypt secretly met for peace: report


JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met secretly a year ago with the leaders of Egypt and Jordan in a failed attempt by the Obama administration to convene a wider regional summit on Israeli-Palestinian peace, Israel's Haaretz daily said on Sunday.

Royal Jordanian gets U.S. instructions lifting travel ban

AMMAN Jordanian airline Royal Jordanian received instructions from the U.S. authorities on Saturday allowing travelers from Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Sudan, Somali and Iran to board its flights to the United States if they have the necessary visa.

Trump discusses safe zones in Syria with Jordan's king: White House

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump discussed with Jordan's King Abdullah the possibility of establishing safe zones in Syria, the White House said on Thursday.

Politics, Election 2016, World, Feb 02 2017

Trump visits with Jordan's King Abdullah in Washington

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump met on Thursday with Jordan's King Abdullah ahead of an annual prayer breakfast in Washington, a White House spokeswoman said.

Politics, Election 2016, Feb 02 2017

Ban sparks panic among refugees awaiting urgent medical care in U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, Al Ameen, a 33-year-old Iraqi refugee with hemophilia A, a genetic disorder that prevents proper blood clotting, has been living in Jordan awaiting medical care in the United States for two years. His condition is so advanced, his doctors have told him, that only a handful of facilities in the world can treat him.

Pence, Jordan's Abdullah discuss Islamic State, Syria, U.S. embassy in Israel: White House

WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Jordan's King Abdullah on Monday discussed a range of issues from speeding up the fight against Islamic State, the crisis in Syria, and efforts to reach an agreement between Israelis and Palestinians, the White House said.

Politics, Election 2016, World, Jan 30 2017

Putin thanks Jordan's King Abdullah for support on Syria talks

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Jordan's King Abdullah on Wednesday for supporting a round of Syria peace talks this week in the Kazakh capital of Astana.

World, Jan 25 2017

Gunmen and security forces exchange heavy gunfire near city of Karak: security forces

AMMAN Jordanian security forces clashed with unidentified gunmen after a raid on a house in a village on the outskirts of the southern city of Karak where suspected militants were believed to be hiding, security sources said.

World, Dec 20 2016

Islamic State claims responsibility for shootout at Jordanian castle: statement

AMMAN Islamic State militants claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a shootout at a Crusader castle in the southern Jordanian city of Karak in which at least nine people including a Canadian tourist were killed.

World, Dec 20 2016

Jordanian gunmen planned wider attacks: minister

AMMAN Four gunmen who shot dead nine people in Jordan on Sunday had stored suicide vests and other weapons that indicated they planned wider attacks across the country, Interior Minister Salamah Hamad said.

World Dec 19 2016