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HOT SPOTS: Jordan remains, for the time being, a quiet island surrounded by ongoing conflicts in the neighboring countries. They key question for king Abdullah II and his key advisers is how to best protect the Hashemite kingdom. Photo: SHUTTERSTOCK

Region explores taking on ISIL

Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey are secretly trying to negotiate a coordinated air and ground campaign targeting ISIL in Syria and Iraq. Kjetil Stormark /Twitter: @kjetilstormark Intelligence and security officials from Jordan, Saudi […]

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The cover of one of the books downloaded by the younger Tsarnaev brother.

Boston bombers’ reading list

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev,  the younger of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, downloaded and read  variety of literature held in high regard by extreme Islamists before the Boston bombings. The indictment against Tsnarnaev – whose […]

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