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October 04, 2015
Jordanian MP says son joined IS, carried out suicide attack
A Jordanian parliament member said he learned from Islamic State-linked media that his son carried out a suicide attack in ...
September 16, 2015
Syrian refugees seek new passports as a ticket to Europe
A months-old Syrian government decision to start issuing passports to Syrians who fled their war-ravaged country is quietly ...
September 10, 2015
AP Interview: Refugee chief links aid crisis, Europe exodus
The influx of refugees to Europe was triggered in part by donors taking the "cheap option" and not giving enough aid to ...
September 03, 2015
UNICEF: 40 percent school dropouts in Mideast conflict areas
Forty percent of children from five conflict-scarred Middle Eastern countries are not attending school, the United Nations ...
August 27, 2015
New hospital in Jordan treats worst of Mideast's war-wounded
They are among the most tragically wounded from the Middle East's multiple wars. A 14-year-old Syrian girl whose lower legs ...
August 11, 2015
Father: New Jersey man had no intent to join Islamic State
A New Jersey man who allegedly plotted with others to fight alongside Islamic State extremists had "no serious intentions" ...
August 11, 2015
AP Interview: UN food aid chief says Syria funding 'bleak'
Funding prospects are "bleak" and impoverished Syrian refugees face more cuts in food aid, the head of the World Food Program ...
August 09, 2015
Iraqi Christians who fled IS living in limbo while in exile
A year after tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians fled communities overtaken by Islamic State militants, their lives are on ...
August 07, 2015
Jordan tries to stem IS-style extremism in schools, mosques
In pro-Western Jordan, a leader in the fight against Islamic State militants, school books warn students they risk "God's ...
July 31, 2015
World Food Program cuts aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan
The World Food Program announced new cuts Friday in food aid for Syrian refugees in Jordan, highlighting a growing funding ...
July 24, 2015
Defense Secretary Carter meeting with Kurds in Iraq
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter held talks Friday with Iraqi Kurdish leaders in their regional capital of Irbil, seeking ...
July 21, 2015
Carter, Netanyahu call it a day after discussing Iran deal
In high-stakes talks aimed at calming U.S. allies' fears about the Iran nuclear deal, Defense Secretary Ash Carter appeared ...
July 21, 2015
Jordanians question Chattanooga shooter's family in Mideast
Jordanian officials are questioning relatives of the shooter in last week's killing of five U.S. servicemen in Tennessee at ...
June 25, 2015
Aid groups say funds for Syrian refugees 'dangerously low'
More than 200 groups helping 3.9 million Syrian war refugees are calling on international donors to send promised aid, saying ...
June 22, 2015
Israel, Jordan discreetly foster ties amid regional chaos
A new Jordanian think tank that focuses on Israel is tucked away on the seventh floor of a glass-fronted Amman office ...
June 16, 2015
Ramadan fast imposes difficult choice on diabetic Muslims
For years, diabetic Shawkat al-Khalili ignored his doctor's orders not to fast during the holy month of Ramadan when most of ...
June 15, 2015
UN agency for Palestine refugees in worst-ever cash crunch
A top official says the U.N. aid agency for Palestinian refugees faces the worst financial crisis in its 65-year history, ...
June 13, 2015
Body of Saddam deputy Tariq Aziz buried in Jordan
Tariq Aziz was laid to rest Saturday after a ceremony in his honor at a church in the Jordanian capital, Amman, eight days ...
June 11, 2015
Tariq Aziz family says his body has gone missing in Iraq
The body of Tariq Aziz, Saddam Hussein's former top aide who died last week in prison in Iraq, went missing on Thursday after ...
June 05, 2015
Tariq Aziz, top aide to Saddam Hussein, dies in hospital
Tariq Aziz, the debonair Iraqi diplomat who made his name by staunchly defending Saddam Hussein to the world during three ...