Canada extends anti-ISIS mission in Middle East by one year

The Liberal government has approved a slimmed-down extension of the Canadian military’s contribution to the ongoing fight against the remnants of ISIS. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan issued a statement Tuesday announcing an extension of the seven-year-old campaign, known as Operation Read More …

Deputy Secretary General addresses meeting of the Aqaba Process

The Deputy Secretary General spoke to the meeting of world leaders and representatives from international organisations about the security challenges of COVID-19 and NATO’s response to the pandemic. Mr. Geoană praised Jordan as a leader in countering violent extremism and Read More …

Jordan arrests five over West Bank suicide attack plot

Cell leader said to have received training in Gaza, planned to infiltrate West Bank and conduct bomb attacks Jordan is holding a trial for five suspects involved in an alleged plot to conduct suicide attacks against Israeli targets in the Read More …

NATO discusses regional security with the King of Jordan

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan to NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday (14 January 2020) for talks about the Alliance’s strong partnership with Jordan and the current situation in the Middle East. Mr. Read More …

The US has decided to stop sending bomb-sniffing dogs to two Middle Eastern countries after many of the animals died

The US has made the decision to temporarily stop sending explosive-detection dogs to Jordan and Egypt after discovering that a lot of the animals had died as a result of poor treatment, a report from the Department of State’s Office Read More …

US bomb sniffing dogs sent to Jordan dying from poor care

A new report from the State Department found that bomb-sniffing dogs sent from the United States to Jordan are not being cared for properly. In a lengthy analysis that included photos of dogs with bones protruding from thin bodies, the Office of Inspector General found that “the Department Read More …

Five Middle East States to share sensitive aviation security information

Following their presentation of working paper entitled “Sharing of Aviation Security Information Between States” at the Second High-level Conference on Aviation Security (HLCAS/2-WP/2), Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and United Arab Emirates have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) Read More …