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Number of Syrian refugees rises above 2 million, UN agency says




CIA ramping up covert training program for moderate Syrian rebels




Islamist Syrian rebels claim to capture crossing on Jordanian border




Al Nusrah Front, Free Syrian Army seize border crossing to Jordan

Al Qaeda's Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant teamed up with the Free Syrian Army's Yarmouk Brigade to take control of the Daraa border crossing to Jordan.


Jordan Islamists denounce Egypt's brotherhood ban




Private donations give edge to Islamists in Syria, officials say




US weapons reaching Syrian rebels




As Syria deteriorates, neighbors fear bioweapons threat




Prime Minister Ensour said Jordan would take no part in a military intervention in Syria, and that Jordan supports a peaceful resolution to the Syrian conflict. He stated that Jordan's cooperation with the US has been limited to training Jordanian troops to confront operations that may involve chemical weapons. The terrorism trial of al Qaeda-linked cleric Abu Qatada begins next week.




Middle East - Christian figures to hold coordination talks over growing threat




Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees stranded on Jordanian border




Abu Qatada's Jordan trial to start within ten days




Syria crisis: Where key countries stand




Proliferation of armed groups in Syria points to long war




Information Minister Momani said that "Jordan will not be a launching pad for any military action against Syria," and called for a consolidated effort by the international community to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis. The Islamic Action Front, the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm in Jordan, denounced US plans for a military intervention in Syria. The head of Jordan's Salafi jihadists also criticized the plans, and vowed resistance from Islamist groups to any attempt at interference in Syria. More than 1,000 Jordanians are believed to be fighting with Islamist groups in Syria, with about 80 percent of them in the Al Nusrah Front, an al Qaeda affiliate.




What are the West's military options in Syria?




Jordan king urges Muslim clerics to fight Syria sectarian strife




Jordan Asks for Assistance in Securing Syrian Border




World leaders condemn Egypt violence; Islamists back showdown




US eyeing Syrian opposition alliances, chemical weapons moves