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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.


Is the Jordanian Pilot Still Alive?

Amman says it’s willing to trade a jihadi bomber for the life of a pilot held by the Islamic State. It may already be too late.

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