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  • UN envoy: IS poised to become 'serious threat' in Libya 
    Updated: May-23-15 10:41 am

    SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan - Islamic State extremists can pose "a very serious threat" to divided Libya if rival governments there fail to reach a unity deal quickly, the United Nations envoy to the North African country said Saturday.

  • AP Interview: Top UN official says Europe must open borders 
    Updated: May-23-15 8:10 am

    SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan - Borders must be "open to Syrians everywhere," including in Europe, to help ease the burden of Middle Eastern countries that have absorbed close to 4 million Syrian refugees, the head of the U.N. refugee agency said Saturday.

  • Analysis: At Mideast forum, hopes for future amid chaos story has photos
    Updated: May-22-15 3:30 pm

    SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan - Against a backdrop of Iraq and Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political and business leaders sought to focus on a future of growth and investment for a region that for long has lagged behind. But present-day reality proved rather difficult to ignore, with the Islamic State group wreaking havoc not far from these Dead Sea shores.

  • Abbas: Israeli settlement expansion blocks any peace deal 
    Updated: May-22-15 8:05 am

    SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday said Israel is blocking peace by continuing to expand settlements on occupied territory, but reaffirmed his support for a two-state solution based on the pre-1967 border.

  • Iraq deputy PM appeals for more help 
    Updated: May-22-15 7:32 am

    SOUTHERN SHUNE, Jordan - Iraq's deputy prime minister is appealing for greater international help in fighting the Islamic State group, saying its recent takeover of the key city of Ramadi was a "big disaster" and that the country's own forces could not adequately fight back.

  • Mideast youth unemployment rises amid post-Arab Spring chaos story has photos
    Updated: May-21-15 3:40 pm

    KITTEH, Jordan - Fawziyeh Sharif and dozens of other young women who make jeans for the U.S. market in a factory in this village in northern Jordan consider themselves lucky - even though they spend 48 hours a week bent over sewing machines for minimum wage.