24 Jun 2022

Jordan’s King Backs ‘Middle East NATO’ With a Defined Mission

Jordan’s King Abdullah has announced his support for an alliance of the Middle East countries similar to that of NATO. Jordan is a major US ally and both countries have been looking to defend against Iranian attacks that have hit gulf oil exporters. As a result of the pressure on

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12 Jul 2021

Jordan jails two senior figures convicted of plotting coup

A court in Jordan has found a former royal court chief, Bassem Awadallah, and a relative of King Abdullah, Sharif Hassan bin Zaid, guilty of sedition and incitement against the monarchy. Both of the men, the latter of which denied the charges, have been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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05 Apr 2021

Jordan says prince liaised with ‘foreign parties’ over plot to destabilise country

According to the Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister, the half-brother and former heir of Jordan’s King Abdullah, Prince Hamza, is under investigation due to his involvement in coordinating with foreign parties to destabilize Jordan. On Saturday, the military stated that it had issued a warning to the prince due to security

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26 Mar 2020

Jordan eases lockdown after total curfew leads to chaos

On Wednesday, Jordan eased restrictions on the public after the lockdown rules were met with chaos in the country. A few days after the curfew went into effect in Jordan, people fought to receive bread distributions from government aid trucks and the emergency hotline set up by the country became

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16 Dec 2019

Jordan authorities reveal they foiled ISIS terrorist plot

The Saudi Press agency reported on Sunday evening that Jordanian authorities uncovered a terrorist attack plot created by a cell of four ISIS members and effectively prevented it. The group was planning to perform terrorist attacks across Jordan, including one at the General Intelligence building in the Ma’an governorate in

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18 Dec 2018

China is driving use of armed drones in Mideast, says British think tank

“The use of armed drones in the Middle East, driven largely by sales from China, has grown significantly in the past few years with an increasing number of countries and other parties using them in regional conflicts to lethal effects, a new report said Monday. The report by the Royal

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30 Jul 2018

US bids to revive ′Arab NATO′ alliance as part of measures against Iran

The Trump administration is working to promote a “Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA)” comprised of the six Gulf Arab states plus Egypt and Jordan that would “serve as a bulwark against Iranian aggression, terrorism, extremism, and…bring stability to the Middle East,” according to a National Security Council spokesperson. Saudi Arabia

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29 Jan 2015

Marine Corps Intelligence Activity Jordan Cultural Field Guide

The Jordan Cultural Field Guide is designed to provide deploying military personnel an overview of Jordan’s cultural terrain. In this field guide, Jordan’s cultural history has been synopsized to capture the more significant aspects of the Jordan cultural environment, with emphasis on factors having the greatest potential to impact operations.

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04 Sep 2012

Jordan’s Uncertain Future

Public protests erupted throughout Jordan in February of this year. While security officials in Amman are well accustomed to demonstrations within the city limits, the February protests also reached further out into the tribal regions, leading some to think that these small tremors of unrest are signs of a larger

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22 Apr 2010

Jordan investigating possible rocket attack

“An explosion struck an industrial area in the Red Sea port of Aqaba on Thursday, and authorities were investigating whether rockets had been fired toward the area, a senior Jordanian security official said Thursday. Government spokesman Nabil Sharif said only that a refrigerated warehouse was damaged in the Aqaba explosion

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