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Israel plans high tech fence along Jordan border to degrade ISIL infiltration

Israeli guards near the Allenby Bridge across the Jordan River.

Special to TEL AVIV — Israel has prioritized a project to build a high tech barrier along the border with Jordan. Officials said the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was seeking resources to complete a barrier of some 400 […]

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Israel agrees on 15-year deal to supply Jordan with natural gas

Leviathan gas field platform. /Noble Energy

Special to WASHINGTON — Jordan has approved a long-term natural gas supply deal with Israel. Jordan has agreed to import gas from Israel’s Leviathan offshore field in the eastern Mediterranean. Under the accord, estimated at $15 billion, Leviathan operator, […]

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Close U.S.-Jordan intel ties revealed by NSA memo leaked by Snowden


Special to WASHINGTON — The United States has developed a close intelligence relationship with Jordan. A classified memorandum by the U.S. National Security Agency disclosed an intimate relationship with Jordan’s intelligence community. The NSA memo, leaked by former CIA […]

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FLASHBACK — Kissinger on Israel’s coming demise: Senile, prophetic or merely pragmatic?

Special to By Alexander Maistrovoy, Henry Kissinger’s recent statement, that in 10 years Israel will cease to exist, borders on senile. Although one of his staff members denied it, Cindy Adams from New York Post insisted: “Reported to […]

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Syrian drone shot down after entering Jordanian air space


Special to AMMAN — Jordan’s military has shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle flying from neighboring Syria. The Jordanian military said anti-aircraft batteries intercepted a UAV that entered from Syria. The military said the UAV was detected by Jordan’s […]

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Jordan report blames Obama team for ISIL crisis, suggests rethinking U.S. ties

U.S. President Barack Obama and Jordanian King Abdullah

Special to AMMAN — Jordan has been revising its strategy amid Al Qaida’s takeover of much of neighboring Iraq, a report said. The Al Quds Center for Political Studies asserted that the Hashemite kingdom has been forced to draft […]

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Rebel chief who deployed CIA-trained fighters to Syria is assassinated in Jordan

Syrian rebels claim their fighters are being given sophisticated weapons training organized and authorized by the U.S. at a camp in Jordan.

Special to AMMAN — A Syrian rebel commander has been assassinated in Jordan.   Security sources said a leading Western-backed rebel was shot dead in the Jordanian capital of Amman. They identified the dead man as Maher Rahel, a commander […]

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Jordan orders U.S. anti-tank missiles as U.S. tanks captured by ISIS pose threat


Special to WASHINGTON — Jordan has ordered tactical anti-tank missiles from the United States as Al Qaida’s Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant presses attacks in the region with U.S.-origin tanks captured in Iraq. The Defense Department has […]

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Jordan sends armored forces to face down ISIL ‘and their pickup trucks’

A Jordanian soldier sits atop a tank near the border with Iraq.

Special to AMMAN — The Jordanian Army has deployed heavy combat platforms near Iraq in an effort to stop Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Officials said the Army was deploying a range of main battle tanks and […]

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Jordan recruits 3,000 border guards in response to ISIL ‘emergency’

Jordanian soldiers stand guard near their military vehicles at the Al-Karameh border point with Iraq on June 25.

Special to AMMAN — Jordan, threatened by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, plans to recruit thousands of officers to secure the borders with Iraq and Syria. Officials said the government has decided to recruit at least 3,000  […]

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