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U.S. Firm Denied Request to Market Drones to Jordan

Republican congressman Duncan Hunter from Californian wants the decision reversed.


Just Because You Quote Clint Eastwood Doesn’t Make You a Cowboy

Jordan’s King Abdullah may be talking tough about revenge against the Islamic State, but don't expect the cavalry to follow.

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The Islamic World Versus the Islamic State

The new U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights has been calling for an intellectual war against the Islamic State. After the group's latest gruesome execution, it looks like he's finally going to get it.


The Men Who Love the Islamic State

It may not be the vicious killers hundreds of miles away who pose the greatest threat to Jordan, but the angry young men cheering on the jihadis in the country’s own towns and cities.​


Can the Islamic State’s Last Hostages Be Saved?

The brutal killing of a missing Jordanian pilot means that military force may be the only way of freeing captives in Syria -- including a 26-year-old American aid worker.


Fate of Missing Pilot Unknown as Deadline for Hostage Swap Passes

The negotiations over a pair of Islamic State hostages have played out in public to an unprecedented degree.


‘Whatever the Islamic State Wants, We Should Give Them’

As the crisis heats up over a captured Jordanian pilot, a father begs for his release, Islamist politicians want to pull back from the Syrian conflict, and a country questions its role in the war.


Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots

In a dusty Jordanian border town, the "wives of martyrs" struggle to care for their families and rebuild their lives.

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