Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Jordan

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Jordan

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Oct. 21: Security officials in Jordan announced the arrest of 11 suspected militants with ties to al-Qa'ida for their involvement in a plot to target locations in the capital frequented by Western diplomats. The militants - all Jordanian - began planning the attack in June, intending to smuggle weapons and other materials from Syria. [Reuters, 10/21]

Oct. 22: The Jordanian army sustained its first casualty from the Syrian conflict during a night skirmish with Salafimilitants of an undetermined nationality near the border with Syria. In their attempt to cross into Syria from Jordan, the heavily-armed militants fired on Jordanian forces, killing one corporal. [NYT, 10/22]

Nov. 7: Meeting with refugees in Jordan, British prime minister David Cameron became the first G20 leader to visit the Syrian opposition. He declared that UK humanitarian aid should increase by 14 million pounds, exceeding 50 million pounds. With the US elections over and 2.5 million Syrians needing humanitarian assistance, the British PM called on President Obama to strengthen his commitment to resolving the crisis. [BBC, 11/7]

Nov. 15: An Irbid man died and hundreds were injured in protests that flared up in towns across Jordan after the kingdom raised fuel prices. The protester was reportedly involved in the storming of a police station in Irbid. The towns of Ma'an, Tafila, and Karak also witnessed demonstrations. [Reuters, 11/15]

Nov. 16: Over 3,000 demonstrators gathered at al-Husayni Mosque in 'Amman after Friday prayers for a third and final day of protests against economic conditions and a rise in fuel prices in the kingdom. …

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