JORDAN claims to have thwarted one of the largest terrorist attacks ever planned in the Middle East after foiling an al-Qaeda plot to kill diplomats and detonate a series of bombs in Amman.
Ending a four-month surveillance operation, the Jordanian intelligence service arrested 11 suspected militants with links to al-Qaeda.
Officials in Amman said the suspects had aimed to dwarf the bombing of three hotels in the city in 2005, an attack that claimed more than 60 lives.
Using arms smuggled in from Syria, the militants aimed to bring death and destruction across the capital, according to Jordan’s General Intelligence Department.
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A 41-year-old Palatka man who doused his first wife with lighter fluid and set her on fire two years ago faces life in prison when he is sentenced in August.
Khalid Abeljawwad Mohd was found guilty Tuesday of various charges related to the attack on Rema Jamel in March 27, 2010 after she asked him to help extend her visa.
“Mohd told her he would not help her and that he intended to bring his second wife from Jordan, where it is legal to have multiple wives, to live in Palatka,” the State Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
The King of Jordan’s sister has been asking Australia’s Agriculture Department to stop the slaughter of conscious animals for halal meat.
Princess Alia bint al-Hussein of Jordan, the sister of King Abdullah II of Jordan, wants Australia to make the stunning of animals mandatory before they are slaughtered.
Because being religious doesn’t mean inflicting as much suffering as possible on all around you.
Elected governments … eventually.
KING ABDULLAH of Jordan has become the first Middle Eastern leader to hand over substantial power voluntarily since the start of the ”Arab Spring”.
In a televised address on Sunday, the king, who has faced repeated demonstrations this year, announced the country would move to constitutional, elected government.
But the statement did not generate immediate excitement among pro-democracy campaigners in Jordan, largely because it failed to specify any timetable for the change.
Labib Kamhawi, a political analyst, said the speech was ”good on some points and weak on others”. He emphasised that the king had committed himself only to elected governments eventually.
Jordan’s 17th case of ‘honour killing’ this year alone.