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United States | Senior State Department Officials Previewing Secretary Pompeo’s Upcoming Trip to the Middle East

United States – MODERATOR: Thank you and good morning, everyone. Thank you for joining us today for this background call to preview Secretary Pompeo’s upcoming trip to Amman, Cairo, Manama, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Riyadh, Muscat, and Kuwait City. We are joined today by [Senior State Department Official One]. He will be referred to as Senior … Continue reading United States | Senior State Department Officials Previewing Secretary Pompeo’s Upcoming Trip to the Middle East

United States | Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch Travels to United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan

United States – Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch will travel to United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan September 15-22 to meet with counterparts to discuss a range of consular issues, including international parental child abduction. While in the region, the Assistant Secretary also plans to review consular operations at our … Continue reading United States | Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch Travels to United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan | 5 suspected militants in custody in Jordan after fatal clash

AMMAN, Jordan — A Jordanian official says five suspected militants are in custody after opening fire and setting off explosions that killed three members of the security forces and collapsed a multi-story building. The clash late Saturday in the town of as-Salt raised new concerns about militants’ attempts to carry out large-scale attacks to destabilize … Continue reading AMMAN, Jordan | 5 suspected militants in custody in Jordan after fatal clash

AMMAN, Jordan | 3 Jordan policemen killed in storming of militants’ hideout

AMMAN, Jordan— Three members of Jordan’s security forces were killed Saturday when they stormed a hideout of suspected militants that had been rigged with explosives, the government spokeswoman said. The officers had been chasing suspects in an explosion a day earlier in which a policeman was killed. Prime Minister Omar Razzaz portrayed Friday’s bombing as … Continue reading AMMAN, Jordan | 3 Jordan policemen killed in storming of militants’ hideout

AMMAN, Jordan | The Latest: Jordan official says 3 police killed in raid

AMMAN, Jordan — The Latest on developments in Jordan (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Jordan’s government spokeswoman says the number of police officers killed in the storming of a suspected militants’ hideout has risen to three. Police had been chasing suspects in a bombing attack Friday in which a police officer was killed. The government … Continue reading AMMAN, Jordan | The Latest: Jordan official says 3 police killed in raid

AMMAN, Jordan | Supreme Court nod to travel ban crushes Syria refugees’ hope

AMMAN, Jordan — A Syrian refugee who had been tapped for possible resettlement to the United States says his hopes have been squashed for good by the Supreme Court decision to uphold a Trump administration travel ban for Syria and four other Muslim-majority countries. Mahmoud Mansour, 44, a father of four, said Wednesday that “this … Continue reading AMMAN, Jordan | Supreme Court nod to travel ban crushes Syria refugees’ hope

AMMAN, Jordan | Prince William on historic Mideast trip, praises Jordan ties

AMMAN, Jordan — Britain’s Prince William on Sunday praised “historic ties and friendship” with Jordan and the kingdom’s commitment to Syrian and Palestinian refugees, as he began a historic five-day tour that also includes Israel and the Palestinian territories. Though billed as non-political, it’s a high-profile visit for William, 36, second in line to the … Continue reading AMMAN, Jordan | Prince William on historic Mideast trip, praises Jordan ties