Jordan will receive $2.5 billion in aid from Gulf neighbors

(AFP and Reuters) JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates agreed on Monday to provide an economic aid package worth $2.5 billion for Jordan, which is facing an economic crisis following anti-austerity protests. The package, announced at a summit of the four nations in the holy city of Makkah, will include

Turkey, Iran, Russia pledge to work toward stability in Syria

By Middle East Affairs After a joint summit Wednesday, Turkey, Iran and Russia pledged to work toward stabilization in Syria, Reuters reports. In a statement after the meeting, the countries said they would "speed up their efforts to ensure calm on the ground" in Syria. Russia and Iran back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad,

Turkey, Iran meet before a Syria summit with Russia

By Middle East Affairs Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who support opposing sides in the Syrian conflict, held talks Wednesday in Ankara before their upcoming summit with Russia. The three countries will discuss strategies to reduce the violence among them and their coalitions. Russia and Iran back Syrian