Jordan

Jordan jets pound Raqqa as pilot mourned

Jordanian fighter jets pounded ISIS hideouts in Syria Thursday and then roared over the hometown of a pilot killed by the militants, while below them King Abdullah consoled the victim’s family. Witnesses overheard the monarch telling the pilot’s father the planes were returning from the militant-held city of Raqqa. A security source told Reuters the strikes hit targets in the ...

The Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan was sentenced 18 months in prison for criticizing the UAE on Facebook

The deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan was sentenced on Sunday to 18 months in prison for criticizing the United Arab Emirates in a Facebook post. The state security court, a special body that has jurisdiction over Jordan’s internal and external threats, found the Brotherhood leader, Zaki Bani Rushaid, guilty of “acts harmful to the country’s relations with ...

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