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Gen Bajwa discusses regional security with Jordanian King

AMMAN: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Jordan on Tuesday for a three days visit and called on His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussain. According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), regional security situation and bilateral cooperation were discussed. King Abdullah expressed earnest desire to enhance the cooperation between the two countries in multiple fields including security, defence production, education and investment opportunities. Gen Bajwa assured him that Pakistan has…

Jordan sees no Mideast peace without US role

WASHINGTON: King Abdullah II of Jordan has that the United States remains essential to any hope of a peaceful solution between Israel and the Palestinians, despite widespread criticism of the new US stance on Jerusalem.  "We cannot have a peace process or a peace solution without the role of the United States," the monarch said on the CNN program "Fareed Zakaria GPS," in an interview taped at the recent economic summit in Davos, Switzerland. He said this was true even after President Donald Trump decided to move the US…

Jordan’s King Abdullah tells Pence of concern over Jerusalem

AMMAN: Jordan's King Abdullah II on Sunday voiced concern over Washington's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as US Vice President Mike Pence visited Amman during an uncomfortable Middle East tour. Arab outrage over President Donald Trump's decision to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem had prompted the cancellation of several planned meetings ahead of Pence's trip, originally scheduled for December. Abdullah, a key US ally, said he had "continuously voiced over the past year...…

Syria attack ‘crossed a lot of lines,’ says Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime had crossed a line with its latest alleged chemical attack and faces a US response. Trump described the strike on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun as an "affront to humanity" and warned it had changed his view of the Russian-backed Syrian leader. Previously the White House has said its sole focus in Syria is defeating the Islamic State group, not on ending Assad's civil war against opposition fighters. But Trump and other…