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The Mouse That Roars

Barack Obama's administration says that more than three dozen countries have pledged to join its new fight against the Islamic State, from Saudi Arabia, one ...


Israel’s Leviathan Captures Another Gas Deal

Israel has found another nearby customer for its abundant offshore supply of natural gas, a sign that the region's endless turmoil has not derailed energy ...

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U.S. Presses Israel to Wind Down Gaza Offensive

The United States ratcheted up pressure on Israel to wind down its military offensive in Gaza, arguing that the more than 630 Palestinians who have ...

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No Time to ‘Study Options’ for Jordan

Jordan's King Abdullah, one of America's most reliable friends in the Middle East, faces what is perhaps the most serious threat of his reign. The ...


The Real Red Line in the Middle East

There is a Sarajevo somewhere in Jordan. It lies well outside Amman, somewhere in the hostile terrain to the east or the north. Were the ...


The Scandal of Ambassador Zeid

On June 16, the 193 member states of the United Nations General Assembly unanimously approved Prince Zeid Raad Zeid al-Hussein of Jordan as the new ...

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Exclusive: Israel Is Tending to Wounded Syrian Rebels

Israel is quietly cultivating ties with moderate Syrian rebel groups operating along the country's U.N.-monitored cease-fire line with Syria, providing medical care and other unidentified ...

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The Human Rights Prince

Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein, a member of Jordan's royal family and its ambassador to the United Nations, has been tapped as the U.N.'s next ...

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

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