Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsJordan Security
IN THE NEWS

Jordan Security

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
August 26, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All is quiet on Israel's eastern front. Well, not quite. Huge Merkava (Chariot) tanks of the crack 7th Armored Brigade fired their main guns with echoing explosions as the vehicles maneuvered in an easterly direction toward the Syrian border. But it was only a training exercise by the armored unit that once faced the entire Syrian tank onslaught during the 1973 Yom Kippur War and staved off invasion. Otherwise, the Israeli border with Syria from Mt.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
August 21, 1995 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 300 Marines from Camp Pendleton were scheduled to leave for the Persian Gulf early this morning to join U.S. troops trying to ward off perceived Iraqi military threats to Jordan and Kuwait, officials said. After exchanging hugs, handshakes and some tears with family members, the Marines boarded buses Sunday that took them to March Air Force base in Riverside for the flight to the Persian Gulf region. The Marines were expected to depart from the Riverside base at 1 a.m.
Advertisement
NEWS
August 21, 1995 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 300 Marines from Camp Pendleton were scheduled to leave for the Persian Gulf early this morning to join U.S. troops trying to ward off perceived Iraqi military threats to Jordan and Kuwait, officials said. After exchanging hugs, handshakes and some tears with family members, the Marines boarded buses Sunday that took them to March Air Force base in Riverside for the flight to the Persian Gulf region. The Marines were expected to depart from the Riverside base at 1 a.m.
NEWS
August 20, 1995 | From Reuters
The Iraqi government Saturday gave the United Nations fresh data on its ballistic missile program and scoffed at Washington for sending troops to the Persian Gulf to forestall a perceived Iraqi threat to Jordan and Kuwait. At the same time, comments by the press and officials in Jordan and Kuwait tended to support Iraq's view that the United States was overreacting. In Baghdad, Rolf Ekeus, head of the U.N.
NEWS
August 20, 1995 | From Reuters
The Iraqi government Saturday gave the United Nations fresh data on its ballistic missile program and scoffed at Washington for sending troops to the Persian Gulf to forestall a perceived Iraqi threat to Jordan and Kuwait. At the same time, comments by the press and officials in Jordan and Kuwait tended to support Iraq's view that the United States was overreacting. In Baghdad, Rolf Ekeus, head of the U.N.
WORLD
September 8, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Jordan's state security court sentenced five Palestinians to prison terms of up to four years for trying to infiltrate Israel to attack Jewish settlements, judicial sources said. The five men were arrested in November. Security sources said the Palestinians belonged to an unnamed Muslim fundamentalist group sympathetic to Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network.
WORLD
December 8, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Jordan's state security court sentenced three Syrians and an Iraqi to death for their role in firing rockets at the U.S. warships Ashland and Kearsarge while they were docked at the Red Sea port of Aqaba in 2005. The rockets killed a Jordanian soldier and also struck the Israeli port of Eilat. Three were sentenced in absentia. The militant in custody, Syrian Mohammed Hassan Sehli, 53, denied involvement in the attack on Aqaba, which handles supplies for U.S. forces in Iraq.
NEWS
June 4, 1985 | United Press International
A bipartisan Senate coalition, ignoring protests from the White House, today called for a ban on the sale of sophisticated weapons to Jordan until King Hussein begins face-to-face peace talks with Israel. "That's no way to treat a friend," a White House aide said, noting that the coalition--more than two-thirds of the Senate--was acting even though President Reagan has not yet proposed the sale of new military hardware to Jordan. Sens. John Heinz (R-Pa.) and Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.
NEWS
October 22, 1985 | United Press International
President Reagan, facing a bruising battle on Capitol Hill, formally notified Congress on Monday of the Administration's intent to sell Jordan up to $1.9 billion worth of advanced weapons. The Administration justified the proposed sale on grounds that Jordan cannot not be expected to enforce any peace agreement with Israel "without the political and military support of the United States."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1991 | JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Edna Wise was one of dozens turned away last winter when one of the city's few emergency shelters for women closed because of lack of funds. The 35-year-old homeless woman took to sleeping in front of the warehouse that had been the shelter. When she awoke, she waited for social workers to feed her and other women who, out of habit and need, continued to gather at the closed shelter during the day. After a simple lunch, Wise roamed Skid Row.
NEWS
August 26, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All is quiet on Israel's eastern front. Well, not quite. Huge Merkava (Chariot) tanks of the crack 7th Armored Brigade fired their main guns with echoing explosions as the vehicles maneuvered in an easterly direction toward the Syrian border. But it was only a training exercise by the armored unit that once faced the entire Syrian tank onslaught during the 1973 Yom Kippur War and staved off invasion. Otherwise, the Israeli border with Syria from Mt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1997
Government contracts are a proven engine of growth for jobs and communities. Defense spending has helped to build communities across California. Ross Perot turned lucrative contracts for processing Medicare claims into a fabled fortune and a couple of campaigns for the presidency. So why not use government contracts as a vehicle to create badly needed jobs and businesses in poor communities? That's precisely what the Los Angeles Housing Authority is attempting to do.
WORLD
November 13, 2005 | Ashraf Khalil, Times Staff Writer
The team of four Iraqis who committed last week's coordinated hotel bombings crossed the border days earlier with ready-made suicide belts, a Jordanian official said Saturday. A senior Jordanian security officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that a woman was among the bombers in Wednesday's attacks, which left 57 people dead in three Amman hotels. He said the attacks were ordered by Abu Musab Zarqawi, the Jordanian-born militant who leads Al Qaeda in Iraq.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|