When America was great

A Syrian woman gestures through her tent window at an informal refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese town of Marj on Jan. 28, the day after President Trump temporarily banned entry of refugees from Syria and six other predominantly Muslim countries. Daoud Kuttab, an award-winning Palestinian journalist, is a former Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, a columnist for Al-Monitor and the director of the Community Media Network in Amman, Jordan.

ISIS Wants To Gas The UK, And It May Have The Means To Do So

Soldiers wear mask sas they take part in a military exercise simulating a chemical weapons attack during the international Eager Lion military event on June 2, 2014 at Prince Hashem Bin Abdullah II training center, in Zarqa, 30 km east of Amman, Jordan. The US and the Kingdom of Jordan are conducting Exercise Eager Lion, which has been conducted annually since 2011, and includes countries from five different continents and more than 12,500 participants.

Just How Much Of An Ally Is Jordan Against ISIS?

Protesters hold up pictures of Jordanian King Abdullah and pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh with national flags, as they chant slogans during a rally in Amman to show their loyalty to the King and against the Islamic State, February 5, 2015. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed When the Islamic State burned a Jordanian pilot to death in a cage in February 2015, King Abdullah of Jordan vowed to crush ISIS until his military runs "out of fuel and bullets."

World Briefs: U.S. assists Venezuela in political crisis

A senior U.S. diplomat met with Venezuela's socialist president Wednesday, apparently hoping to prevent a humanitarian disaster and ease a political crisis in this deeply polarized nation. Although he is one of the world's most vociferous critics of the United States, President Nicolas Maduro was all smiles as he posed for photos at the presidential palace with Thomas Shannon, the U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs.