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US says fighter jets, missiles will stay in Jordan after joint exercises

The Pentagon confirmed on Saturday that F-16 fighter jets and Patriot missile interceptors will remain in Jordan after the end of a joint military exercise this month.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 12:48pm

British government loses Abu Qatada deportation appeal

The British government on Wednesday vowed not to give up its fight to deport radical cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan after losing its latest court challenge to have him expelled.

Lawyers for Home Secretary Theresa May had appealed a decision by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) in November allowing the Jordanian to stay in Britain, but this was dismissed.

27 Mar 2013 - 9:01pm

Obama arrives in Jordan for talks on Syria conflict

Barack Obama arrived in Jordan yesterday to face scrutiny over his Syria strategy, on the last leg of a Middle East tour after challenging Israelis to embrace peace with Palestinians. The presidential aircraft landed at Queen Alia Airport near Amman and Obama was welcomed by Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh and other senior officials.

23 Mar 2013 - 3:40am

Briefs, January 30, 2013

Concerns have been raised about Twitter's iPhone video-sharing service Vine after pornography appeared in the "Editor's Picks". Twitter apologised for Monday's mistake, blaming "human error", but provided little detail.

30 Jan 2013 - 5:05am

Jordan, home to a battling Nepali community

Tourists and shoppers throng Nathan Road. But life is very different in the densely populated blocks down to the site of the former Jordan Road pier. In the day, elderly Chinese men lean on their canes, sitting in Jordan's small public parks, while shrieking children play.

7 Dec 2012 - 3:53am

Briefs, November 17, 2012

Two dead in oil rig fire in Gulf of Mexico

17 Nov 2012 - 2:22am

Iraq gears up to play for another soccer title

Iraq is gearing up to play for another global soccer trophy, five years after a surprising run to the Asian Cup title.

The Iraqis last week qualified for the next year Under-20 World Cup, which will be held in Turkey. They got there after reaching the semifinals of the Asian Football Confederation’s under-19 championship on Wednesday.

16 Nov 2012 - 8:43am

Briefs, November 12, 2012

Israel ready to escalate Gaza action: PM

12 Nov 2012 - 3:55am

Briefs, October 22, 2012

Beirut gunfight raises fears war may spread

BEIRUT - Lebanese troops and gunmen exchanged fire in Beirut's southern suburbs yesterday, wounding five people and deepening a political crisis following the assassination of a senior intelligence official. The violence heightened fears that the civil war in neighbouring Syria could be spreading into Lebanon. Reuters


23 Oct 2012 - 4:26am

Briefs, October 11, 2012

German press blasts Athens protesters

11 Oct 2012 - 3:43am