CARROLLTON, Georgia: The flag-draped casket of Staff Sgt. William Jerome Rivers stood at the front of a church Tuesday as Georgiaâs governor joined the Army Reserve soldierâs family, uniformed military officers and his pastor from New Jersey who made the trip to say farewell.
More than 100 mourners gathered at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Carrollton west of Atlanta as funerals began for three Georgia reservists killed last month in a drone attack on a US base in Jordan. Two more funeral services will he held this weekend.
Source: Army Reserve soldier killed in Jordan mourned by family and Georgia governor at funeral
LONDON: During meetings with top US officials in Washington on Tuesday, King Abdullah of Jordan repeated his countryâs calls for an end to the war in Gaza and for greater efforts to address the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the territory.
He also urged the international community to live up to its responsibilities by doing more to prevent the conflict from spreading to other parts of the region.
Source: King of Jordan calls for end to Gaza war during meeting in Washington with US secretary of state
WASHINGTON: Jordanâs King Abdullah II appealed for a full ceasefire to end the war in Gaza after talks with Joe Biden, striking a discordant note with the US president who is seeking a shorter six-week pause to allow Israel time to defeat Hamas.
Speaking at the White House with Abdullah by his side, Biden said civilians in the southern city of Rafah must be protected as Israel considers a ground incursion, while the Jordanian warned against any offensive at all.
Source: Jordan king urges âlastingâ Gaza ceasefire in talks with Biden
LONDON: About 25 percent of humanitarian aid delivered to Gaza has passed through Jordan, Interior Minister Mazen Faraya has said, Jordan News Agency reported.
The statistic, which shows Jordanâs significant role as a conduit for relief to the enclave, was announced by Faraya during a ceremony for civil service awards in Balqa.
Faraya highlighted King Abdullahâs role in mobilizing Jordanian diplomatic efforts to halt Israelâs aggression against Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.
Source: 25% of Gaza aid passed through Jordan, minister says
WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden met Jordanâs King Abdullah at the White House on Monday, coming face-to-face with a longtime ally who has been vocal in calling for a Gaza ceasefire.
Biden greeted the king warmly on arrival at the White House. The two leaders proceeded inside the residence for their discussions. They were to make statements to the news media later.
Source: Biden meets Jordanâs king, who wants Gaza ceasefire
DUBAI: Jordan has warned against potential Israeli military action in Rafah, an area in the southern Gaza Strip that is densely populated by Palestinian refugees.
Sufyan Qudah, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, reiterated Jordanâs firm rejection of Palestinian displacement, emphasizing the imperative of ending hostilities, protecting civilians, and facilitating their safe return to their homes.
Source: Jordan warns against Rafah offensive, probes death of citizen in Ramallah
LONDON: Jordanâs King Abdullah set off on Thursday on an international tour during which he will attempt to mobilize international support for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, and for efforts to ensure the safety of Palestinian civilians and a mechanism to provide sustainable humanitarian aid to the territory.
His trip, which will include visits to the US, Canada, France and Germany, comes as attempts continue by the US and regional powers to broker a ceasefire agreement and secure the release of hostages, with the wider aim of achieving a long-term solution.
Source: King of Jordan embarks on tour of US, Canada and Europe to lobby for Gaza ceasefire
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and Jordan have signed an agreement to enhance economic, commercial and investment cooperation in the small and medium enterprise sector.
They will work together to increase the exchange of expertise, and organize business visits and training programs, as part of their efforts to improve trade relations and infrastructure for SMEs, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Source: Saudi Arabia and Jordan sign cooperation deal to support SMEs
AMMAN: Jordanian armed forces killed three individuals Wednesday morning, after foiling an attempt to smuggle narcotic substances across the border from Syrian territory.
During the stand-off with the smugglers and the enforcement of rules of engagement, a member of the border guard forces sustained injuries and was reportedly in a critical condition, state news agency Petra reported, quoting a military source.
Source: Jordanian army kill three in drug smuggling attempt near Syria border
AMMAN: Officials from Jordan and China recently met to discuss ways to boost investment in the Red Sea port city of Aqabaâs special economic zone.
During talks, Naif Fayez, chairman of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority, and Chen Chuandong, the Chinese ambassador to Jordan, considered initiatives to bolster the zoneâs tourism, economic, and industrial sectors, the Jordan News Agency reported on Tuesday.
Their discussions also focused on further strengthening Jordanian-Chinese relations in a range of fields, including trade.
Source: Jordanian, Chinese officials discuss investment in Aqaba economic zone