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Kerry, Lavrov to Meet in Paris
Sergey Lavrov next week in Paris to discuss peace talks in Syria . U.S. officials say they want to advance efforts to start officials say Kerry will extend a seven-day trip through the Middle East and Africa by one day to dine Monday with Lavrov. The U
Clashes in Lebanon Feed Fear of Syria Spillover
have been killed in Syria in recent months network of sources in Syria . Hezbollah's growing press conference in Amman , Jordan . "That's exactly trying to avoid." In Amman , Kerry and U.S sought to convince Syria 's rebels of the
AP Interview: Syria Conflict Uproots Palestinians
Palestinians have been affected by Syria 's civil war. "Many of and several thousand to Jordan and Egypt, while others sought shelter elsewhere in Syria . "These are refugees that million Palestinians in Jordan , Syria , Lebanon, the
Winners of the 79th National Headliner Awards
Osher, Jennifer Brown and Jordan Steffen, "Failed to Death Manu Brabo, "Grief in Syria "; no third place award John Kooistra, "Inside Syria "; CNN, Tony Maddox, Parisa CNN's coverage Inside Syria 2012"; NBC Nightly News
Syrian Opposition Urges Rebels to Join Key Battle
activists on the ground in Syria , said at least 83 rebels regulations. In the Jordanian capital, Syria 's ambassador in Amman denounced a meeting of destroy his country. Jordan is hosting the "Friends of Syria " conference, which
Kerry: US, Allies, Ready to Step up Aid Rebels
European allies will step up their support for Syria 's opposition to help them "fight for the freedom He spoke ahead of an 11-nation conference in Jordan on Wednesday night. Kerry and Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh both stressed
Kerry: Iranian Fighters, Hezbollah Helping Perpetuate Assad's 'Campaign of Terror' in Syria
Kerry: Iranian fighters, Hezbollah helping perpetuate Assad's 'campaign of terror' in Syria .
Will Senate Bid Lure Rogers From His House Seat?
President Mohammed Morsi, to Jordan , which is grappling with the two-year civil war in Syria . There were stops in Saudi with Boston happening, this Syria crisis seems to be careening creation of a safe zone on Syria 's border with Turkey where
UN: Drop in Syrians Reaching Jordan , Unclear Why
number of Syrian refugees arriving in Jordan , but it's unclear why. Panos Moumtzis the top U.N. refugee official for Syria , says the usual exodus of up to about unable to observe the situation there. Jordanian officials could not immediately be
Jordan : Arab Spring Paved Way for Press Freedoms
Jordan 's prime minister says the Press Institute on Monday that Jordan has "come a long way" in to continue," he added. Jordanian participants at the conference annual World Congress meeting in Jordan on Monday.
Report: 23 Hezbollah Members Killed in Syria
people have been killed in Syria since March 2011. At least countries such as Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, while millions have been displaced inside Syria and are in urgent need of sanitation in Lebanon and Jordan . The Britain-based group
Kerry to Mideast to Advance Struggling Syria Plan
heading back to the Middle East this week to press He then goes to Jordan to gather with 10 years of bloodshed in Syria , before traveling on to Israel. For the Syria negotiations to succeed direct talks between Syria 's government and
Aid Group: Syrian Refugees Face Dire Health Risks
appealing for more funds to help Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan , saying warmer weather will increase health risks due to skin infections have already been noted among refugees in Jordan and Lebanon. The two countries host the bulk of 1.5 million
President Obama and British PM David Cameron Hold News Conference
shared commitment to Middle East peace and I updated transitions in the Middle East and North Africa forced from a news Syria 's history is being supporting Lebanon and Jordan to deal with the inclusive and peaceful Syria . Free from theempty podiums right there. They will be and they will be addressing Syria and the world economy however mr. Obama will likely also. Be facing some questions about the IRS scandal. Right now I'm gonnaissue that the two of them are talking about right now is Syria there are no good options right now for the international coalition is trying to get something done. We've got several weeks now since the President Obama has said publicly that he believes chemical weapons were used. We're not clear yet who use them and that was the Red Line note that once it was crossed it would. Ratchet things up into a nether realm of of the US response. That the British are key allies -- trying to figure out what to do about Syria . So the investigation continues into the use of these chemical weapons one -- exams. Yes that -- it's very much the casecan be totally critical on this and in the their relationship with Syria a lot different than. The other allies who were involved in this and it really seen is the breaking point potentially if
Obama, King Abdullah Press Conference 2013: Leaders Discuss Mideast Peace in Jordan
Aviv and salute to Jordan where now we expecting they go east into Jordan without going through president is in Amman and he is meeting juncture in the Middle East . But we expect territories. Namely Syria . And it's the domestic reforms in Jordan to the last two the city's. In Jordan and so that's its hole on the Jordanian economy. On thePalestinians can't come into Israel and nor can they go east into Jordan without going through Israeli security. So many Palestinians feel like -- trapped net and so even though. -- a President Obama barely scratched the surface of this very complex system by just going through one checkpoint. Palestinians were in fact quite happy that he at least got to see some of it. Now what we mentioned earlier and that the president is in Amman and he is meeting with King Abdullah. The second what do we expect they will be discussing today. -- King Abdullah and his father before him king Hussein -- some of the closest allies Arab allies. That the US has had so it's very important for President Obama to sit down with King Abdullah it is very important juncture in the Middle East . But we expect them to not just talk about now in this press conference but in the meetings that will follow tonight. There's some of the same issues that were discussed here in Israel the Palestinian territories. Namely Syria . And it's the the Palestinian Israeli peace process -- were also expecting him to touch on domestic reforms in Jordan to the last two years of the Arab Spring there has been unrest in Jordan not nearly on the same level as we've seen in places like. Yemen Tunisia. Libya Egypt Syria but there has been unrest which was unprecedented we have heard calls. For the -- to step down since he has undertaken some reforms we expect the President Obama. Will speak with him about that as the US has been urging him to undertake these reforms loosen up. His grip on power and and make it more of a constitutional monarchy. More. Alex yesterday the president gave his statements on how the ongoing conflict in Syria and Bashar Al Asad regime is hurting Israel. Cool in Jordan is supporting who is Jordan supporting in Syria . Jordan and King Abdullah are firmly on the side of the United States Europe Turkey. Allied with the opposition against a president Bashar Al Assad of Syria -- King Abdullah said this week that he believes president decides. Days are numbered he has said that if he were -- side that she would step down. Jordan's intelligence service has been one of the most valuable assets the United States. Jordan borders Syria so that they've got great visibility. Into Syria monitoring Syria there are also American forces military forces. Court training Syrian rebels -- recently there was a small group of several hundred rebels who receive training. From American forces they most recently went back into Syria -- ago -- It's in Jordan is really best interest to make sure that this conflict comes to an end soon there's a lot of trade that goes on. Between Syria and Jordan but perhaps more urgently -- somewhere between 500000. And a million Syrian refugees. We're living in refugee camps and in the city's. In Jordan and so that's really taking its hole on the Jordanian economy. On the Jordanian infrastructure. And remember Jordan Jordan's population is only six million people so when you've got somewhere -- half million a million refugees that's that's a significant portionstate solution for an independent Palestine in Gaza and the West Bank. Jordan's king in recent days specifically in an interview a recently with the Atlantic magazine has expressed skepticism. That's -- that a two state solution can even come about but they will keep working towards it. Now when the president goes back to Washington tomorrow secretary of state John Kerry is actually gonna stay in the region. Continue talks in Jordan in Israel. In the Palestinian territories one of the first things that he's doing since taking over from Secretary Clinton is toit is stripped with the Israelis and Palestinians. The -- -- reiterated Jordan's commitment to the peace process and the crucial importance. -- the US leadership in resuming the Palestinian Israeli negotiations. Based on the two state solution. There is simply. No other -- no other alternative. Two state solution is the only way to go. And if you compare that also with the -- -- radicalization. Of Syria together with the impasse in the peace process. This is going to be a serious threat. Two enormity what. Each. I believe
Iran, US Show Diplomatic Triumph in Wrestling Exposition
end syria 's civil war, vowing he would never step same stage as the iranians. In the corner jordan burrows. He beat iran for the gold. Even great. Reporter: That american wrestler jordan was right there. It's a mutual respectinvited to share the same stage as the iranians. In the corner jordan burrows. He beat iran for the gold. Even still when his name was called there -- chanting his name. Soon after, thelike iran and the u.S. Together, it's great. Reporter: That american wrestler jordan was right there. It's a mutual respect between us and iranian wrestlers. Reporter: His message reminding us of a photo and a
'This Week' Panel: Syria and Boston
not want to go into syria and is looking for leadership with them in syria ? Why? The conventional they get loose from syria , and there are a destabilizing to the middle east and southern europe israel is concerned. Jordan is concerned. Turkeydo you have the arab league to show leadership with them in syria ? Why? The conventional weapons, if they get loose from syria , and there are a bunch of them, it's incredibly destabilizing to the middle east and southern europe. That's why israel is concerned. Jordan is concerned. Turkey is concerned. Because they see that, in chaos, when he falls, you have hezbollah in the north trying to
Oct. 26, 1994: Israel-Jordan Peace Agreement
Israel and Jordan enthusiastically grandfather was a Jordanian officer who died in Jordan 's civil war Israel and Jordan and President thinking in the Middle East perhaps but visited the Jordanian capital of Amman . He was therepointed message from the king. This young flower girl's grandfather was a Jordanian officer who died in Jordan's civil war with the Palestinians in 1970. There were important documents to sign full diplomatic relations Jordan will get more water. And the Israelis have not been generous in recent years. Jordan office out of the Arab economic boycott against Israel. The two peoples will be free to come and go. There were enormous maps to initial. In the middle of the signing ceremony President Clinton got something nasty in his the -- was stiff today and sandstorms here are common. The United States has been -- friend to both Israel and Jordan and President Clinton has been very warmly received in the area. Listen to the -- Normally have a little bit this day.
White House Acknowledges Evidence of Chemical Weapons in Syria
consider military action in syria . It is a stunning assessment flow-fly zone, stopping syria 's air force from attacking 250 soldiers right now in jordan to dealing with planning taking any military action in syria . It is a complicated placethey be considering? David, you could set up a flow-fly zone, stopping syria's air force from attacking its people. You could attack syrian military targets. And there are pleant of fire power in the region. We also have 250 soldiers right now in jordan to dealing with planning, to secure chemical weapons if that becomes necessary. But I think the u.S. Would think long and hard before taking any military action in syria . It is a complicated place. All right, martha, thank you.
Obama in Middle East
Democrat Barack Obama it's the Middle East this week. To beef up his foreign term Illinois senator was in Jordan earlier today where He met with Tapper filed this report from Amman Jordan . Greetings from Amman Jordan where senator Barackfor the White House -- it's taken Democrat Barack Obama it's the Middle East this week. To beef up his foreign policy credentials the first term Illinois senator was in Jordan earlier today where He met with the country's president. Spoke to reporters about yesterday's trip to rock. ABC's senior political correspondent Jake Tapper filed this report from Amman Jordan . Greetings from Amman Jordan where senator Barack Obama flew today after visiting Afghanistan. And Iraq -- burst out today what's on top the mountain out howthe Iraq War has meant roughly 600000 refugees coming into border country Jordan After that. King Abdullah hosted Senator Obama and two other senators who accompanied him on his trip to Iraq and Afghanistan and a royal bank wet and then Senator Obama flew. To Israel. Jake Tapper ABC news Amman Jordan .