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Pompeo launches Mideast tour vowing no IS return

Pompeo in Middle East: U.S. ‘Doubling’ Efforts ‘to Put Real Pressure on Iran’

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Jordan on Tuesday, marking the first stop on a tour of eight predominantly Middle Eastern countries to sustain support against Iran’s nefarious activities in the region and assuage allies’ concerns over the White House’s plan to pull American troops from Syria.

Mike Pompeo (Mark Wilson / Getty)

Pompeo Set for Mideast Tour to Assure Arab Allies Amid Syria Pullout

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to depart on a tour of the Middle East next week in a bid to galvanize regional leaders to confront Iran and remind allies that the United States is not disappearing from region amid the Trump administration’s decision to pull American troops out of Syria and possibly Afghanistan, according to senior State Department officials.

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Jordan Jails 10 for Islamic State-Claimed Karak Attack

AMMAN, Jordan — A Jordanian court on Tuesday sentenced 10 people to prison terms of between three years and life in connection with a deadly 2016 attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

Jordan king seeks urgent funding for Palestinian refugees

Jordan’s King Urges U.N. to Declare War on ‘Islamophobia’

Jordanian King Abdullah II Bin Al-Hussein, while addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, called on the international community to combat “Islamophobia,” deeming it a threat that fuels terrorism along with jihadi ideology.

ordan's newly appointed ambassador to Israel Walid Obeidat speaks during his meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres (unseen) upon presenting his credentials on October 17, 2012, at the presidential compound in Jerusalem. AFP PHOTO/GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)

Jordan Submits Candidate to Fill Vacant Israel Ambassador Post

Jordan has submitted to Israel for approval its preferred candidate to serve as the next ambassador to the Jewish state, but has yet to receive a response from Jerusalem, a source in the Jordanian capital said on Wednesday.

Israeli flags fly near the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on December 5, 2017. The EU's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said that the status of Jerusalem must be resolved 'through negotiations', as US President Donald Trump mulls recognising the city as the capital of Israel. / …

Jordanian Columnist Unhinged: Israel Causing Earthquakes to Topple Al Aqsa Mosque

TEL AVIV – Israel is to blame for the recent spate of minor earthquakes felt in the region, an article in a Jordanian daily claimed this week, saying that the low-magnitude tremors were either the result of the Jewish state’s underground nuclear weapons testing or an attempt to topple the al-Aqsa Mosque on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.