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Poverty a Threat to Stability in Jordan, Fueling Militancy
World  (tags: terrorism, society, desperation, unrest, extremism, Islamic extremism, Jordan, culture, world, middle-east, humanrights, children, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

- 244 days ago -
Poverty, isolation, feeling left out of development drives a lot of the grievances among the youth there
Isis Sets Sunset Deadline for Jordan to Free Bomber and Save Hostage
World  (tags: ISIS/ISIL/DAESH, Jordan, Japan, violence, terrorism, Human Rights, hostages, ethics, freedoms, government, middle-east, news, politics, humans, Human Rights )

Carrie No
- 252 days ago -
Islamic State has set a deadline of sunset on Thursday for the release of a failed suicide bomber after Jordan agreed to free her in return for a Jordanian pilot being held hostage by the group. The fate of the Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ...
Jordan Executes 2 Prisoners After ISIS Killing Of Pilot, Official Says (TEXT and VIDEO)
World  (tags: violence, crime, death, ISIS/ISIL/DAESH, world, Jordan, Al Qaida, prisoners, executions )

Carrie No
- 246 days ago -
Jordan executed two al-Qaida prisoners before dawn Wednesday, a government spokesman said, just hours after Islamic State militants released a video purportedly showing a captured Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a cage.
Instead of Seeking Revenge, We Must Fight ISIS By Advancing Ideologies of Human Solidarity
World  (tags: Jordan, 'Human Solidarity', ISIS/ISIL/DAESH, violence, world, war, ethics, government, politics, terrorism, conflict, society, news, freedoms, interesting )

Carrie No
- 238 days ago -
"Our approach to fighting such oppression must be founded on an ethic of human solidarity that is broader than Jordan. This attack on multiple targets must be made in conjunction with the support of network intelligence gathering from Boko Haram to ..."
Deal For ISIS Hostages In Limbo
World  (tags: ISIS/ISIL/DAESH, hostages, Japan, Jordan, terrorism, politics, interesting, government, violence, ethics, news )

Carrie No
- 253 days ago -
The self-proclaimed Islamic State appears to have reached a deal that could spare the life of a Jordanian pilot it had threatened to kill in a matter of hours, Jordan's information minister said on state television on Wednesday. The deal could also ...
Refugees Caught in Heavy Snow as Storms Lash Lebanon and Jordan
World  (tags: Weather, snow, cold, UNHCR, UN Agencies, middle-east, refugees, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Gaza )

- 271 days ago -
Lebanon's Bekaa Valley was blanketed in snow on Wednesday morning, cutting off roads and affecting tens of thousands of refugees - many of whom live in makeshift shelters in more than 850 informal settlements See video:
2014 Review (Part One) - Drone Wars: The New Normal
World  (tags: world, war, violence, conflict, drones, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), lethal UAVs, so-called ‘risk free’, US, UK, France, Israel, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Mali )

- 243 days ago -
Stimson Center report argues that the existence of armed drones has "enabled a significantly expanded US campaign of targeted cross-border strikes against suspected terrorists. We believe that this campaign of targeted killings raises numerous questions"
The Arab World's Wealthiest Nations Are Doing Next to Nothing for Syria's Refugees
World  (tags: Refugees&Relief, refugee crisis, syria, turkey, lebanon, egypt, iraq, jordan, saudi arabia, U.A.E., united arab emirates, kuwait, oman, bahrain, HumanRights, asylum seekers )

- 33 days ago -
As Amnesty International recently pointed out, the "six Gulf countries - Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain - have offered zero resettlement places to Syrian refugees." This claim was echoed by Human Rights Watch.
Who Is Bombing Whom in the Middle East?
World  (tags: Middle East, bombing, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Israel, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE, Kuwait., ISIS, Egypt, Libya, US, EU, France Robert Fisk )

- 157 days ago -
There are the really big winners in all this blood, the weapons manufacturers. Raytheon and Lockheed Martin supplied £1.3bn of missiles to the Saudis only last year.
Aid Cuts Driving Jordan's Syrian Refugees to Risk All
World  (tags: Jordan, Syrian refugees, Aid cuts, refugees to risk all )

- 26 days ago -
In a rented flat, in a poor district of Amman, it is playtime for Rana, a refugee from Syria. She is the same age as Alan Kurdi, the Syrian boy whose body washed up on a Turkish beach. Soon she will take her place in an overcrowded dinghy just as he did.

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