Travelers stand at an AirAsia sales counter at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, Malaysia, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. AirAsia X said the flight heading from Malaysia to Saudi Arabia turned back shortly after takeoff due to a technical problem, circling for hours to burn fuel before landing safely in Kuala Lumpur.

AirAsia jet turns back to Malaysia due to technical problem

The incident came after an AirAsia plane crashed into the Java Sea on Dec. 28 while flying from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore…

In this image made from Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, video provided by Jordanian military via Roya TV, an air force pilot raises his arm as he taxis his jet at Mowafak Al-Salti airbase in Azraq, Jordan. The military carried out airstrikes on Islamic State weapons depots and training sites on Thursday and Friday. King Abdullah II has thrust Jordan to the center of the war against the Islamic State group with his pledge of relentless retaliation for the killing of one of his pilots.

Syria says it doesn’t need Jordan in Islamic State fight

Walid al-Moallem also told reporters that Damascus will not accept Jordanian or other foreign ground troops crossing into Syria to fight.