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Israel under pressure over holy site, shooting at Israeli embassy in Amman

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Israel under pressure over holy site, shooting at Israeli embassy in Amman

- Jordanian security forces deployed at the Israel embassy in Amman Israel faced mounting pressure on Monday over tougher security at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site after a shooting at its embassy in Jordan raised further concerns following a weekend of deadly unrest. Two Jordanians were killed and an Israeli wounded in the shooting on Sunday. The two Jordanians, working for a furniture firm, had entered the embassy compound before the shooting, the police said
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Israel Embassy shooting in Jordan complicates Al Haram Al Sharif crisis

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Israel Embassy shooting in Jordan complicates Al Haram Al Sharif crisis

- Occupied Jerusalem: A deadly shooting at Israel’s Embassy in Jordan further complicated Israeli regime efforts on Monday to find a way out of an escalating crisis over occupied Jerusalem’s Al Haram Al Sharif, including mass Muslim prayer protests and Israeli-Palestinian violence. The shooting, in which an Israeli security guard killed two Jordanians after being attacked by one of them with a screwdriver, came as a US envoy headed to the region to try to defuse the crisis over the shrine
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Jordanian man killed, two people wounded at Israeli embassy in Jordan - police

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Jordanian man killed, two people wounded at Israeli embassy in Jordan - police

- AMMAN: One Jordanian was killed and two people, a Jordanian and an Israeli, were wounded in a shooting incident on Sunday in a building inside the Israeli embassy complex in Jordan's capital Amman, police said. The two Jordanians, working for a furniture firm, had entered the embassy compound before the shooting, the police said in a statement, adding that the dead man was killed by a gunshot and the two wounded men had been rushed to hospital
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Israel under pressure over holy site, shooting at Amman embassy

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Israel under pressure over holy site, shooting at Amman embassy

- JERUSALEM: Israel faced mounting pressure on Sunday (Jul 23) over tougher security at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site as a shooting at its embassy in Jordan raised further concerns after a weekend of deadly unrest. It was not immediately clear whether the incident in Amman - in which a Jordanian man was killed and an Israeli seriously injured - was linked to the dispute over the Jerusalem compound
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Jordan's wild journey: Spieth wins British Open

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Jordan's wild journey: Spieth wins British Open

- By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer SOUTHPORT, England (AP) - Jordan Spieth is the British Open champion, just like expected. Not like anyone could have imagined. On the verge of another meltdown in a major, so wild off the tee that he played one shot from the driving range at Royal Birkdale and lost the lead for the first time all weekend, Spieth bounced back with a collection of clutch shots, delivering a rally that ranks among the best
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One dead in shooting incident at Israeli embassy in Jordan - security source

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One dead in shooting incident at Israeli embassy in Jordan - security source

- AMMAN (REUTERS) - At least one person was killed on Sunday in a shooting incident at the Israeli embassy in the Jordanian capital Amman, a Jordanian security source said. The source declined to give any details as police sealed off the heavily protected embassy in an affluent part of the capital. Israeli officials declined to comment. The country has seen an outpouring of public anger against Israel
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Jordanian killed and Israeli wounded at Amman embassy 'incident': security source

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Jordanian killed and Israeli wounded at Amman embassy 'incident': security source

- Amman (AFP) - A Jordanian was killed on Sunday and an Israeli seriously wounded at the Jewish state's embassy in Amman, a security source said. "A Jordanian man was killed and an Israeli man wounded and is in a serious condition following an incident inside the (Israeli) embassy" in the residential Rabiyeh neighbourhood of Amman, said the source who declined to be named or give further details
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Jordan's wild journey: Spieth wins British Open

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Jordan's wild journey: Spieth wins British Open

- SOUTHPORT, England — Jordan Spieth is the British Open champion, just like expected, though not like anyone could have imagined. On the verge of another meltdown in a major, so wild off the tee that he played one shot from the driving range at Royal Birkdale and lost the lead for the first time all weekend, Spieth bounced back with a collection of clutch shots, delivering a rally that ranks among the best
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Jordanian soldier convicted of killing 3 U.S. troops, sentenced to life in prison

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Jordanian soldier convicted of killing 3 U.S. troops, sentenced to life in prison

- AMMAN, JORDAN—A military court convicted a Jordanian soldier Monday of killing three U.S. military trainers at a Jordanian airbase and sentenced him to life in prison with hard labour. The defendant, who had pleaded “not guilty,” has said he opened fire because he feared the base was coming under attack. As he was led out of the courtroom, 1st Sgt. Marik al-Tuwayha said: “I have all the respect for the king, but I was doing my job
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Royal Jordanian, Kuwait Airways see US laptop ban lifted

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Royal Jordanian, Kuwait Airways see US laptop ban lifted

- DUBAI: Royal Jordanian and Kuwait Airways are the latest Middle East carriers to be exempted from an in-cabin ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on flights to the United States. The Jordanian and Kuwaiti airlines join Emirates , Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airline, which each last week announced a lifting of the ban. In March, the United States banned laptops and other large electronic devices on flights originating at 10 airports in eight countries - Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Turkey - to tackle fears that bombs could be concealed in them
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Royal Jordanian, Kuwait Airways say U.S. laptop ban lifted

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Royal Jordanian, Kuwait Airways say U.S. laptop ban lifted

- DUBAI (Reuters) - Royal Jordanian and Kuwait Airways said on Sunday passengers could take laptops and large electronic devices in the cabin on flights to the United States, the latest Middle East airlines to be exempted from a U.S. ban. Royal Jordanian and Kuwait Airways join Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airline who each announced last week a lifting of the ban
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Royal Jordanian Airlines says US laptop ban lifted

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Royal Jordanian Airlines says US laptop ban lifted

- AMMAN: Royal Jordanian Airlines said on Sunday (Jul 9) it has won an exemption from a US ban on passengers carrying laptops and tablet computers on flights from its hub in Amman. The announcement comes more than three months after the United States prohibited such devices on flights from 10 airports in eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa as well as Turkey
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Royal Jordanian Airlines says US laptop ban lifted

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Royal Jordanian Airlines says US laptop ban lifted

- Amman (AFP) - Royal Jordanian Airlines said on Sunday it has won an exemption from a US ban on passengers carrying laptops and tablet computers on flights from its hub in Amman. The announcement comes more than three months after the United States prohibited such devices on flights from 10 airports in eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa as well as Turkey
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Middle East carrier Royal Jordanian says US laptop ban lifted

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Middle East carrier Royal Jordanian says US laptop ban lifted

- DUBAI: Royal Jordanian said on Sunday passengers could now take laptops and other large electronic devices onboard direct flights to the United States, making it the latest Middle East airline to be exempted from the U.S. electronics ban. Jordan's flag carrier joins Emirates , Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airline who each announced last week a lifting of the ban
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Jordanian soldier reportedly charged with killing 3 US soldiers

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Jordanian soldier reportedly charged with killing 3 US soldiers

- Abu Tayeh has been accused of opening fire on American troops in November when they returned to the base after training Syrian rebels. . Jordanian soldier reportedly charged with killing 3 US soldiers Abu Tayeh has been accused of opening fire on American troops in November when they returned to the base after training Syrian rebels Jordan's government has formally charged one of its soldiers with murder in the Nov
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Jordanian soldier reportedly charged with killing 3 US soldiers

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Jordanian soldier reportedly charged with killing 3 US soldiers

- Abu Tayeh has been accused of opening fire on American troops in November when they returned to the base after training Syrian rebels. . Jordanian soldier reportedly charged with killing 3 US soldiers Abu Tayeh has been accused of opening fire on American troops in November when they returned to the base after training Syrian rebels Jordan's government has formally charged one of its soldiers with murder in the Nov
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Jordanian soldier reportedly charged with killing 3 US soldiers

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Jordanian soldier reportedly charged with killing 3 US soldiers

- Abu Tayeh has been accused of opening fire on American troops in November when they returned to the base after training Syrian rebels. . Jordanian soldier reportedly charged with killing 3 US soldiers Abu Tayeh has been accused of opening fire on American troops in November when they returned to the base after training Syrian rebels Jordan's government has formally charged one of its soldiers with murder in the Nov
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  • Israel Embassy shooting in Jordan complicates Al Haram Al Sharif crisis
    Israel Embassy shooting in Jordan complicates Al Haram Al Sharif crisis

    , gulfnews.com

    Occupied Jerusalem: A deadly shooting at Israel’s Embassy in Jordan further complicated Israeli regime efforts on Monday to find a way out of an escalating crisis over occupied Jerusalem’s Al Haram Al Sharif, including mass Muslim prayer protests and Israeli-Palestinian violence. The shooting, in which an Israeli security guard killed two Jordanians after being attacked by one of them with a screwdriver, came as a US envoy headed to the region to try to defuse the crisis over the shrine
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  • Censor keeps Israelis in the dark as world learns of Jordan embassy saga
    Censor keeps Israelis in the dark as world learns of Jordan embassy saga

    , jpost.com

    Shortly before the incident was placed under censorship, some information got through. Zionist Union MK Ksenia Svetlova managed to launch a tweet saying only that there was a “dangerous security incident” at the embassy in Jordan.” Initially, reports were unclear, but it was learned that at least one Israeli security officer at the embassy had been injured after he was stabbed by a Jordanian who was subsequently shot
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  • Rose and Stenson ignite afternoon rally
    Rose and Stenson ignite afternoon rally

    , supersport.com

    Olympic heroes Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson turned the tables on the US juggernaut pairing of Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed, kickstarting a European comeback on Friday afternoon at the Ryder Cup. "Makes it sweeter when you beat the guys you lost to in the morning," said Stenson, who won the silver at the Rio Olympics behind gold medal winner and Ryder Cup playing partner Rose. Rose and British
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  • Hariri's Oger sells stake in Arab Bank for $1.2 billion
    Hariri's Oger sells stake in Arab Bank for $1.2 billion

    , annahar.com

    AMMAN: Oger Middle East Holdings, owned by the family of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, has sold its 20 percent stake in Arab Bank Jordan. A group of Jordanian and Arab investors bought the Oger share for $1.12 billion in a deal led by Arab Bank Chairman Sabih al Masri, Reuters quoted the bank as saying Wednesday. The consortium purchasing Oger's stake includes 40 investors of which the majority are
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  • Victims' families outraged over freed Jordanian terrorist
    Victims' families outraged over freed Jordanian terrorist

    , jpost.com

    Families of the seven schoolgirls murdered by Jordanian solider Ahmad Daqamseh on March 13, 1997, expressed outrage at his release on Sunday. “You know what day is tomorrow? It will mark 20 years since my daughter was taken in cold blood,” said Shlomo Badayev, whose daughter Shiri was killed at the age of 14. “And the murderer is going free. Of course this hurts.”In July 1997, a five-member Jordanian military tribunal found Daqamseh guilty of opening fire at a group of Israeli schoolchildren and killing seven of them before soldiers seized him and rushed to help the victims
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Society & Culture

  • Israel under pressure over holy site, shooting at Amman embassy
    Israel under pressure over holy site, shooting at Amman embassy

    , channelnewsasia.com

    JERUSALEM: Israel faced mounting pressure on Sunday (Jul 23) over tougher security at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site as a shooting at its embassy in Jordan raised further concerns after a weekend of deadly unrest. It was not immediately clear whether the incident in Amman - in which a Jordanian man was killed and an Israeli seriously injured - was linked to the dispute over the Jerusalem compound
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Travel & Recreation

  • Middle East carrier Royal Jordanian says US laptop ban lifted
    Middle East carrier Royal Jordanian says US laptop ban lifted

    , channelnewsasia.com

    DUBAI: Royal Jordanian said on Sunday passengers could now take laptops and other large electronic devices onboard direct flights to the United States, making it the latest Middle East airline to be exempted from the U.S. electronics ban. Jordan's flag carrier joins Emirates , Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airline who each announced last week a lifting of the ban
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Law & Crime

  • Jordanian soldier gets life for killing 3 US trainers
    Jordanian soldier gets life for killing 3 US trainers

    , yahoo.com

    Amman (AFP) - A Jordanian court on Monday sentenced a soldier to life imprisonment over the killing of three American military trainers outside an army base last year. The military court in Amman found 39-year-old Maarik al-Tawaiha guilty of shooting the trainers as they waited to enter the King Faisal base at Al-Jafr in southern Jordan on November 4. The charge sheet did not indicate that he had any ties to militant groups
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