Jordanian security forces killed seven Islamist militants overnight in the northern border city of Irbid, a security source said on Wednesday, in one of the country`s largest sweeps in years against hardline sleeper cells.
A Florida-based woman has filed a lawsuit against the micro-blogging site Twitter, accusing the firm of supporting the global spread of Islamic State (IS) by enabling its followers to recruit on its social media platform.
Donors have pledged USD 250 million to educate over one million Syrian children this year but an additional USD 500 million is urgently needed to fund the program in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, the UN envoy for global education has said.
A Jordanian woman who came close to joining the Islamic State group described a sophisticated 14-month recruitment process by the extremists that she said landed her in a secret IS compound in Turkey with dozens of other women.
Israeli and Jordanian officials said on Tuesday that new surveillance cameras should be installed within days at the walled Jerusalem shrine at the epicenter of Israeli-Palestinian violence, with the goal of streaming the footage live on the Internet for maximum transparency.