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Jordan opens world's largest solar park for refugee camp

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Jordan switches on world’s largest solar plant in refugee camp

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Jordan switches on world’s largest solar plant in refugee camp


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Report: Syrian army, allies seize more of Jordanian frontier

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Report: Syrian army, allies seize more of Jordanian frontier


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President Trump meets with the King of Jordan to discuss Syria

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Father drowns in Jordan River while saving teenage daughter

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Jordan king said to urge Israel to wrap up embassy shooting probe

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  • German scholar explores Jerash history through tomb settings
    German scholar explores Jerash history through tomb settings

    , jordantimes.com

    AMMAN — The 2nd century AD was a period of prosperity for Jerash, which was a huge city with many residents, noted Cathrin Pogoda, a German researcher, based on her study of the tombs and grave goods which “don’t reflect the entire society — but the upper class”. “Status has long determined the type of burial and grave goods people get
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Politics & Government

  • Netanyahu stops prearranged fistfight between Israeli politician, Jordanian MP
    Netanyahu stops prearranged fistfight between Israeli politician, Jordanian MP

    , cbc.ca

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stopped an Israeli lawmaker from taking on a Jordanian counterpart in a fistfight Wednesday over a diplomatic crisis between the two neighbours. The July 23 deadly shooting of two Jordanians by an Israeli Embassy guard who said he was acting in self-defence has outraged Amman, stirred up pro-Palestinian sentiment in the kingdom and prompted U.S. mediation efforts
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Health

  • Robotic-assisted surgery: more expensive, but not always more effective
    Robotic-assisted surgery: more expensive, but not always more effective

    , jordantimes.com

    Robotic-assisted surgery is much more expensive than other minimally invasive surgeries, but it does not improve outcomes of surgery for kidney tumours and rectal cancers. ”The rapid increase in costly robot surgery in lieu of laparoscopic surgery without a definite advantage for the patient is a problem that can be applied not only to the urological field but also to the entire surgical field,” Dr In Gab Jeong from University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea told Reuters Health by e-mail
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Family & Parenting

  • Father drowns in Jordan River while saving teenage daughter
    Father drowns in Jordan River while saving teenage daughter

    , timesofisrael.com

    A 46-year-old man drowned in the Jordan River Monday after jumping in to save his daughter. The incident occurred near the Arik Bridge, police said. The daughter, 16, was in trouble due to the strong currents, but was rescued safely. Family members stopped passing motorists, who pulled the father out of the water, but resuscitation attempts were unsuccessful. The Arik Bridge crosses the Jordan approximately a kilometer north of the Sea of Galilee
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Society & Culture

  • Jordan opens world’s largest solar park at refugee camp
    Jordan opens world’s largest solar park at refugee camp

    , timesofisrael.com

    ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan — Jordan on Monday inaugurated the largest solar park to operate in a refugee facility, aiming to improve the lives of tens of thousands of Syrian refugees at the Zaatari desert camp. The 4,000 solar panels with a total capacity of 12.9 megawatts are designed to provide 14 hours of electricity a day to Zaatari’s 80,000 inhabitants, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Aqaba becomes artists’ studio as leading painters convene with their ‘ingredients’
    Aqaba becomes artists’ studio as leading painters convene with their ‘ingredients’

    , jordantimes.com

    AQABA — “This symposium is like an artistic Babel Tower,” said Amina Rezki, a Moroccan artist who took part in the International Art Symposium that concluded on Saturday at the Ayla Oasis Development Company (Ayla) in Aqaba. Rezki was one of the 20 Arab and international leading artists who convened to Aqaba for the second edition of a “unique artistic event”, according to the event supervisor, Jordanian painter Mohammad Al Jaloos
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Life & Style

  • More Syrian child brides in Jordan amid poverty, uncertainty
    More Syrian child brides in Jordan amid poverty, uncertainty

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    MAFRAQ, Jordan (AP) — Married at 15 and divorced at 16, a Syrian teen says she regrets having said yes to a handsome suitor — a stranger who turned into an abusive husband. Yet the reasons that transformed her into a child bride have become more prevalent among Syrians who live in Jordanian exile because of a six-year-old civil war back home
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Law & Crime

  • King attends Royal Military College graduation ceremony
    King attends Royal Military College graduation ceremony

    , jordantimes.com

    AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), on Monday attended the graduation ceremony of the 1st batch of “Knights of the Future” commissioned officers at the Royal Military College. Upon His Majesty’sarrival, the King was received by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Freihat and Brig. Gen. Salamah Subhi, the college’s commander
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