As the What Works Cities program, funded by the Bloomberg Philanthropies, celebrates its first year, municipal leaders and experts are looking at ways to make the results of their data efforts “so essential that nobody can take it away.”
Jordanian officials say they have disrupted a plot by al-Qaida-linked operatives that would have launched attacks on both civilian and government targets -- including a U.S. embassy -- in Amman, Jordan, The Washington Post reported.
Jordan’s government said on Sunday that 11 people with connections to al-Qaida's affiliate in Iraq had been arrested. Officials in Jordan said that the plotters had “amassed a stockpile of explosives and weapons from Syrian battlefields and devised a plan to use military-style tactics in a wave of attacks across Amman,” according to The Post.
U.S. officials declined to comment on the alleged plot.