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United States | Under Secretary Hale Travel to Tampa

United States (STL.News) – Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to Tampa, March 18–19, to deliver remarks at the U.S. Central Command GCC+2 Chiefs of Defense Conference. The Under Secretary will address military leaders from the GCC member states, Egypt, and Jordan, highlighting U.S. policy objectives in the Middle East. … Continue reading United States | Under Secretary Hale Travel to Tampa

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

United States – The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan in Washington, DC. During the meeting, Secretary Pompeo reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.-Jordan bilateral relationship and discussed several matters of mutual interest, including Jordan’s commitment to … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

United States | Middle East Strategic Alliance Political and Security Pillar Consultations

United States – The United States hosted consultations on the political and security pillars of the Middle East Strategic Alliance today in Washington. Senior officials from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and the Gulf Cooperation Council came together to discuss the alliance, a whole-of-government initiative … Continue reading United States | Middle East Strategic Alliance Political and Security Pillar Consultations

United States | The Ministerial To Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East

United States – Tackling the Region’s Most Challenging Problems There is no shortage of challenges in the Middle East. From weapons proliferation and humanitarian crises, to terrorism and energy security, these issues and others pose serious threats to stability in the region and to security around the world. The ministerial will reinvigorate efforts to address … Continue reading United States | The Ministerial To Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to the Gulf: Advancing Partnerships, Support for the Iran Pressure Campaign, and new Solutions to Regional Challenges

ADVANCING STRONG PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN AMERICA AND THE GULF United States – The United States is committed to its partnerships with Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. These Gulf partnerships are critical to achieving shared regional objectives: defeating ISIS, countering radical Islamic terrorism, protecting global energy supplies, and rolling back Iranian … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to the Gulf: Advancing Partnerships, Support for the Iran Pressure Campaign, and new Solutions to Regional Challenges

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With King Abdullah II of Jordan

United States – The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with King Abdullah II of Jordan and Foreign Minister al-Safadi in Amman. During the meeting, Secretary Pompeo reaffirmed the United States’ steadfast support for Jordan. Secretary Pompeo underscored the importance of the bilateral relationship between our two … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With King Abdullah II of Jordan

United States | Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo And Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi At a Press Availability

United States – FOREIGN MINISTER SAFADI: (In Arabic.) It is a tremendous pleasure – (in Arabic) – it’s a tremendous pleasure to welcome my dear friend, the Secretary, here in Jordan. If I may, I’ll speak in Arabic, and there is going to be translation. (In Arabic.) (Via interpreter) Welcome, Mike, to Jordan, which comes … Continue reading United States | Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo And Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi At a Press Availability

United States | Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations Denise Natali Travel to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan

United States – Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations Denise Natali will travel to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan December 8-19. She will speak on a panel at the UAE Security Forum 2018 in Abu Dhabi on stabilization approaches in Yemen. The forum, hosted by the Arab Gulf … Continue reading United States | Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations Denise Natali Travel to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan

United States | The Secretary’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement To Deliver Remarks to the Media in the Press Briefing Room

United States – The Secretary’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement Ambassador James F. Jeffrey and Syria Envoy and Deputy Assistant Secretary Joel Rayburn will brief the media at 3:00 p.m. today in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State on the results of the Syria Small Group meetings held earlier on Monday in … Continue reading United States | The Secretary’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement To Deliver Remarks to the Media in the Press Briefing Room

AMMAN, Jordan | Floods kill 9 in Jordan, visitors seek high ground in Petra

AMMAN, Jordan— Flash floods caused by heavy rain across Jordan killed nine people Friday and forced hundreds of tourists to seek higher ground in the kingdom’s ancient city of Petra, the government spokeswoman said. About two dozen people were hurt and dozens more evacuated from their homes in several locations in the kingdom, as flood … Continue reading AMMAN, Jordan | Floods kill 9 in Jordan, visitors seek high ground in Petra

AMMAN, Jordan | Floods kill 4 in Jordan, visitors seek high ground in Petra

AMMAN, Jordan — Flash floods caused by heavy rain across Jordan killed four people Friday and forced hundreds of tourists to seek higher ground in the kingdom’s ancient city of Petra, government officials said. About two dozen people were hurt and dozens more evacuated from their homes in several locations in the kingdom, as flood … Continue reading AMMAN, Jordan | Floods kill 4 in Jordan, visitors seek high ground in Petra

United States | Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L Thompson Travels to Iceland, Estonia, Poland, and Jordan

United States – Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L Thompson will travel to Iceland, Estonia, Poland, and Jordan October 29 – November 8, 2018. In Iceland, the Under Secretary will conduct bilateral meetings in Reykjavik and will participate in the annual NATO Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) … Continue reading United States | Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L Thompson Travels to Iceland, Estonia, Poland, and Jordan

Syria’s key border crossings with Jordan, Israel to reopen

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Jordan and Syria have agreed to reopen a vital border crossing between the two countries, three years after the commercial lifeline fell to rebel groups and traffic was halted. Israel also said on Sunday that the Quneitra crossing with Syria will reopen on Monday to U.N. observers, four years after it … Continue reading Syria’s key border crossings with Jordan, Israel to reopen

DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria says vital border crossing with Jordan to reopen

DAMASCUS, Syria — Preparations to reopen a vital border crossing between Syria and Jordan have been completed, setting the stage for its reopening next month, Syria’s state-run news agency said Saturday. Earlier, the agency reported that the Naseeb crossing had reopened and that the flow of trucks and transit across the border had begun. But … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria says vital border crossing with Jordan to reopen

United States | Joint Statement on Syria

United States – The text of the following statement on Syria was released by the Governments of Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Begin text: We, the Foreign Ministers of Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and … Continue reading United States | Joint Statement on Syria

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

Syria | The Secretary’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement, Ambassador James Jeffrey, and Special Envoy for Syria, Joel Rayburn, Travel to Israel, Jordan, and Turkey

Syria – The Secretary’s newly appointed Special Representative for Syria Engagement, Ambassador James Jeffrey, will travel to Israel, Jordan, and Turkey, September 1–4. Ambassador Jeffrey will be accompanied by Near Eastern Affairs Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) and Special Envoy for Syria, Joel Rayburn. Ambassador Jeffrey looks forward to meeting with key allies and partners on … Continue reading Syria | The Secretary’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement, Ambassador James Jeffrey, and Special Envoy for Syria, Joel Rayburn, Travel to Israel, Jordan, and Turkey

United States | On U.S. Assistance to UNRWA

United States – The Administration has carefully reviewed the issue and determined that the United States will not make additional contributions to UNRWA. When we made a U.S. contribution of $60 million in January, we made it clear that the United States was no longer willing to shoulder the very disproportionate share of the burden … Continue reading United States | On U.S. Assistance to UNRWA

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today in Washington with Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi. The Secretary and Foreign Minister Safadi discussed regional developments, including efforts to bring peace and stability to Syria and … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi.  Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Safadi discussed regional developments.  The Secretary also thanked the Foreign Minister for Jordan’s continued role in helping to alleviate humanitarian … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi

SALT, Jordan | 4 Jordanian troops, 3 suspected militants dead in clash

SALT, Jordan — Jordanian search teams pulled the bodies of three suspected militants from the rubble of their hideout, a government official said Sunday, hours after assailants opened fire and set off explosions that killed four members of the security forces trying to storm the building. The clash late on Saturday was among the deadliest … Continue reading SALT, Jordan | 4 Jordanian troops, 3 suspected militants dead in 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

U.S. Department of State News: Department of State Antiterrorism Assistance Program Graduates First All-Female Iraqi Police Class

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: On July 26, the Department of State’s Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) program graduated its first class of all-female Iraqi law enforcement officers at a training facility in Jordan. U.S. representatives from U.S. Embassy Amman and Embassy Baghdad joined Jordanian and Iraqi officials at the graduation … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Department of State Antiterrorism Assistance Program Graduates First All-Female Iraqi Police Class

U.S. Department of State News: Evacuation of the White Helmets From Southwest Syria

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The United States welcomes the safe evacuation of more than 400 members of the Syrian Civil Defense, otherwise known as the White Helmets, and their families from southwest Syria.  We are glad that these ‎brave volunteers, who have saved thousands of lives, are now … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Evacuation of the White Helmets From Southwest Syria

BEIRUT  | Syrian troops celebrate recapture of border crossing

BEIRUT  — Syrian soldiers are celebrating the recapture of the main border crossing with Jordan, raising portraits of President Bashar Assad and tearing down rebel flags. Troops captured the Naseeb border crossing a day earlier, after rebels announced they had reached an agreement with Russian mediators to end the violence in the southern province of … Continue reading BEIRUT  | Syrian troops celebrate recapture of border crossing

JABER AS-SARHAN, Jordan | Syrian troops recapture vital border crossing with Jordan

JABER AS-SARHAN, Jordan — Syrian government forces recaptured a vital border crossing with Jordan on Friday and raised the national flag for the first time in years, restoring sovereignty over a key region and potentially reopening a gateway for Syrian exports to Arab countries. Weakened by a crushing government offensive backed by Russia and abandoned … Continue reading JABER AS-SARHAN, Jordan | Syrian troops recapture vital border crossing with Jordan

BEIRUT | Syrian troops reach border crossing with Jordan

BEIRUT — Syrian government forces on Friday reached a vital border crossing with Jordan and raised the national flag for the first time in years, state media reported, reinstating sovereignty over a key region that potentially reopens the way for Syrian exports to Arab countries. State news agency SANA said the capture of the Naseeb … Continue reading BEIRUT | Syrian troops reach border crossing with Jordan