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Special Forces soldier from Tucson killed in Jordan attack

A Tucson soldier was among the members of a U.S. Army Special Forces team who were killed Friday in an attack on a convoy in Jordan. Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnroe, 30, was one of three Airborne soldiers killed as they entered a military base in Jafr.... Read more»

Prescott mourns Kayla Mueller death

Residents of Prescott mourned the death of Kayla Mueller, the aid worker imprisoned by the Islamic State group and reported killed last week in an airstrike. Her captors claim that Mueller was killed in an airstrike by Jordan. ... Read more»

Family confirms death of Az woman held hostage by ISIS

The family of Kayla Mueller, the Prescott, Ariz., woman held in Syria, confirmed her death in a statement Tuesday. Last week, the Islamic State claimed Mueller had been killed in a Jordanian airstrike against the group in Syria. "Kayla was a compassionate and devoted humanitarian. She dedicated the whole of her young life to helping those in need of freedom, justice, and peace," her family said.... Read more»


After a series of defeats, the Islamic State resorts to shock tactics

The killing of hostage Maaz al-Kassasbeh by the Islamic State was different from others that came before it, but the motivation was the same. There is a reason that al-Kasaesbeh was killed in such a theatrical and sadistic manner. ... Read more»

ISIS claims Arizona aid worker killed in airstrike

McCain, Kirkpatrick issue statements on the possible death of Prescott, Ariz., aid worker Kayla Mueller during airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria. ... Read more»

Grim torture tales from Syria

Civilians face torture as part of a systematic attack by the Syrian government, said Amnesty International.... Read more»


The fruits of diplomacy

King Abdullah of Jordan visited the White House. Matters were discussed. Diplomatic matters.... Read more»

North Africa & Middle East: Region in upheaval

First it was Tunisia. Then it was Libya, Algeria, Jordan, Yemen, Albania, Lebanon and Egypt. Suddenly, civil unrest has erupted in countries, some of which have been under authoritarian rule for decades, all over the Middle East and North Africa. Confused about all the protests? Here's what you need to know.... Read more»3

Jordan weighs sterilization of disabled women

Though they’ve been close allies for sometime now, Jordan and the United States have an unlikely common ground. Groups in both nations are working to stop the sterilization of intellectually disabled women.... Read more»


A right to lampoon Arab leaders

The kings of Morocco, Jordan and Saudi Arabia could speak more freedom into the law with a single royal statement.... Read more»

Political chess

High stakes in waiting game for Iraq election results

The official results of Iraq's election could be months away, but there is a lot riding on what happens in the coming weeks as the vote tallies seep out and the still pooling allegations of fraud are investigated.... Read more»