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

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Lion rescued from Syria zoo gives birth in Jordan reserve

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Israeli leader bans MP from squaring up to Jordanian rival

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Trump speaks with Jordan's king, discusses regional tensions - White House

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Israel Embassy shooting in Jordan complicates Al Haram Al Sharif crisis

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Israel under pressure over holy site, shooting at Amman embassy

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

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Chicago Palestinian activist deported from U.S. over 1970 blast lands in Jordan
A 70-year-old Chicago Palestinian activist who was deported from the United States for concealing a decades-old bombing conviction arrived in Jordan on Wednesday. Rasmea Odeh was greeted by several well-wishers after her arrival at Jordan's international airport. She said that she's "very angry, very upset and tired." She declined further comment. In 1970, Odeh was convicted of two Jerusalem bombings, including one that killed two people   Read More ...
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US funding cuts and the impact on Syrian refugee women
Zaatari, Jordan - For many women living in the Zaatari refugee camp, the large sign by the entrance of the only maternity clinic is a familiar sight. It reads Women's and Girl's Comprehensive Center and features two digital display boards: one reflecting the current date, and the other indicating the number of babies safely delivered in the clinic, now approaching the 8,000 mark, all without a single maternal death   Read More ...
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President Trump meets with the King of Jordan to discuss Syria
President Trump met King Abdullah II of Jordan in New York City during the UN General Assembly on September 20th.According to the White House Office Press Security, President Trump conveyed America’s commitment to Jordan’s security and the two leaders discussed many bilateral agreements. This includes humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees in Jordan, plans for accelerate plans of attack for defeating ISIS and resolving the Syrian Civil War   Read More ...
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Palestinian deported from US over 1970 blast lands in Jordan
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A 70-year-old Palestinian woman who was deported from the United States for concealing a decades-old bombing conviction has arrived in Jordan. Rasmea Odeh said Wednesday that she was "exhausted and angry." In 1970, Odeh was convicted of two Jerusalem bombings, including one that killed two people. She says she confessed under torture. She was released in a 1979 prisoner swap between Israel and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine   Read More ...
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The Latest: Trump, King of Jordan talk terrorism
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): President Donald Trump and the King of Jordan are vowing to continue working together to fight terrorism in the Middle East. The meeting was the first of several scheduled for Trump in New York along the sidelines of the United Nations on Wednesday. Trump touted the ties between the two nations, saying "never has the relationship been better than it is right now   Read More ...
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Andrea Bocelli prays for peace in Jordan
Italian star tenor Andrea Bocelli made a pilgrimage to the traditional site of Jesus’ baptism on Monday, praying for peace as he stood on the edge of the River Jordan. Bocelli, 58, who is blind, was guided by a priest who scooped up river water and poured it over the singer’s hands. The artist, a Roman Catholic, made a sign of the cross and the priest recited the Ave Maria (Hail Mary) prayer   Read More ...
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KOICA builds school for those with hearing problems in Jordan
SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Yonhap) -- The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the nation's official development assistance (ODA) agency, has built a special school for students with hearing problems in Jordan, the agency said Tuesday. Construction started in Marka, near the Jordanian capital Amman in 2014 in an ODA project worth US$ 5.2 million. Built on a 3,920 square-meter area of land, the school can accommodate 430 people and is equipped to carry out nearly 150 tests, as well as having education tools and materials for hearing-impaired people, according to KOICA   Read More ...
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Father drowns in Jordan River while saving teenage daughter
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   Read More ...
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Jordan king said to urge Israel to wrap up embassy shooting probe
King Abdullah II of Jordan met Sunday with representatives of American Jewish organizations in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, reportedly chiding Israel over the pace of an investigation into a deadly shooting at the embassy in Amman in July. Abdullah, who was accompanied by his wife Queen Raina, talked about efforts to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, stressing the important role US President Donald Trump and the US Jewish community play in the process, the royal court said in a statement   Read More ...
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Samsung opens school for Syrian refugees in Jordan
SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it opened a smart school for Syrian children at a refugee camp in Jordan to provide them with IT device-based education. The South Korean tech giant said it launched the smart school at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, which provides learning opportunities to Syrians aged between five and 24 through smartphones, tablet PCs and electronic displays   Read More ...
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Flynn and Kushner held secret meeting with the king of Jordan to push for massive business deal
A new report reveals that ousted Trump adviser Mike Flynn held a secret meeting with King of Abdullah II of Jordan while reportedly pushing to build nuclear reactors in that country and others in the Middle East. According to BuzzFeed News, Flynn was joined by his fellow fired coworker, former national security adviser Steve Bannon, and the president’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner   Read More ...
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Priyanka Chopra wore a basic Zara dress to meet Queen Rania of Jordan; you can afford it too
For Priyanka Chopra, the last few weeks have been chock-a-block with meetings and events. The Unicef global goodwill ambassador recently met with Syrian children and their families at refugee camps in Za’atari and Amman in Jordan and visited government schools to spend time with the underprivileged kids. During the course of her trip, she also met with Queen Rania of Jordan   Read More ...
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Priyanka meets Queen Rania of Jordan
Priyanka Chopra met Queen Rania of Jordan on the last day of her visit to the Arab country as the Unicef Goodwill Ambassador. The Indian actress, who was in Jordan to shed light on the plight of Syrian refugees, said it was a privilege and honour to meet Queen Rania during her visit. Chopra also posted photograph of herself along with the royal on social media   Read More ...
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Jordan king links Syria border opening to better security
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's King Abdullah II says he is "deeply concerned" with the situation in southern Syria and that his country's border with Syria would only reopen "when the right security conditions materialize on the ground." The monarch told the state news agency Petra in an interview published Thursday that the military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria "could push it south toward Jordan" and that Jordan's top priority is to protect its border   Read More ...
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Jordan king links Syria border opening to better security
AMMAN, Jordan – Jordan's King Abdullah II says he is "deeply concerned" with the situation in southern Syria and that his country's border with Syria would only reopen "when the right security conditions materialize on the ground." The monarch told the state news agency Petra in an interview published Thursday that the military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria "could push it south toward Jordan" and that Jordan's top priority is to protect its border   Read More ...
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Jordan king links Syria border opening to better security
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's King Abdullah II says he is "deeply concerned" with the situation in southern Syria and that his country's border with Syria would only reopen "when the right security conditions materialize on the ground." The monarch told the state news agency Petra in an interview published Thursday that the military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria "could push it south toward Jordan" and that Jordan's top priority is to protect its border   Read More ...
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Syrian refugee camp in Jordan gets full-size football pitch from UEFA, FIFA
The presidents of FIFA and European football have opened a full-size pitch in Jordan's largest camp for Syrian refugees, part of efforts to bring a sense of normalcy to those faced with open-ended exile. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin kicked a ball around with Syrian children who joyfully ran onto the facility's artificial grass after the ribbon-cutting with FIFA's boss, Jordanian Prince Ali   Read More ...
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Syrian refugee camp in Jordan gets full-size soccer pitch
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — The head of European soccer's governing body and Jordan's Prince Ali inaugurated a full-size soccer pitch Tuesday in the kingdom's largest camp for Syrian refugees, part of efforts to bring a sense of normalcy to those faced with open-ended exile. UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin kicked a ball around with Syrian children who joyfully ran onto the facility's artificial grass after the ribbon-cutting   Read More ...
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Syrian refugee camp in Jordan gets full-size soccer pitch
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP – The head of European soccer's governing body and Jordan's Prince Ali have inaugurated a full-size soccer pitch in Jordan's largest camp for Syrian refugees. UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin kicked a ball around with Syrian children who joyfully ran onto the facility's artificial grass after Tuesday's ribbon-cutting. Organizers say the pitch is meant to give a sense of normalcy to 80,000 residents of Zaatari, which was set up in 2012, a year after the start of the Syria crisis   Read More ...
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Syrian refugee camp in Jordan gets full-size soccer pitch
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP (AP) — The head of European soccer's governing body and Jordan's Prince Ali have inaugurated a full-size soccer pitch in Jordan's largest camp for Syrian refugees. UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin kicked a ball around with Syrian children who joyfully ran onto the facility's artificial grass after Tuesday's ribbon-cutting. Organizers say the pitch is meant to give a sense of normalcy to 80,000 residents of Zaatari, which was set up in 2012, a year after the start of the Syria crisis   Read More ...
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Month-old cub born to rescued Syria zoo lion dies in Jordan
AMMAN, Jordan – An international animal charity says a month-old lion cub whose mother had been rescued from a defunct zoo in war-stricken Syria has died. The Four Paws charity says Hajar, born a day after its mother Dana arrived at a wildlife refuge in Jordan, died Friday. The group says that at some point Dana had stopped taking care of the cub   Read More ...
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Unprecedented 7,200-year-old vessel for food storage rituals found in Jordan Valley
An unusual 7,200-year-old clay vessel recently unearthed in the Jordan Valley by researchers from Israel and Germany may represent the oldest evidence yet of ancient class structure as it relates to food storage rituals in the Near East.The relic was discovered at the Tel Tsaf archeological site during digs overseen by Prof. Danny Rosenberg of the Zinman Institute of Archaeology at the University of Haifa, and Dr   Read More ...
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Syrians adapt to exile in Jordan's 5-year-old Zaatari camp
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan – Zaatari, Jordan's largest camp for Syrian refugees, is now five years old, underscoring the protracted nature of Syria's civil war. Zaatari's 80,000 residents try to cope by making the most of their tough situation. Among them is Alkhedawi al-Nabulsi, 63, who teaches art at a camp school as a way of helping children cope with war trauma   Read More ...
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Syrians adapt to exile in Jordan's 5-year-old Zaatari camp
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — When life in exile seems unbearable, Alkhedawi al-Nabulsi sometimes seeks solace in memories of home, such as his backyard in a southern Syrian village where his children played in the shade of fig trees. For the last four years, the 63-year-old, his wife and two of their four children have lived in Jordan's Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees   Read More ...
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Syrians adapt to exile in Jordan's 5-year-old Zaatari camp
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — When life in exile seems unbearable, Alkhedawi al-Nabulsi sometimes seeks solace in memories of home, such as his backyard in a southern Syrian village where his children played in the shade of fig trees. For the last four years, the 63-year-old, his wife and two of their four children have lived in Jordan's Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees   Read More ...
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Jordan king hopes for bigger Syria ceasefire
OTTAWA: Visiting King Abdullah II of Jordan said Tuesday he hopes that a recent ceasefire in southern Syria will spread to other parts of the country to lead to a negotiated peace. A ceasefire brokered by Jordan, Russia and the United States in the southern Syrian provinces of Daraa, Quneitra and Suweida has largely held since it entered into force July 9   Read More ...
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Jordan, Germany said to disagree on status of German troops
Amman: A Jordanian official says Jordan is negotiating with Germany over the legal status of German troops to be stationed in the kingdom, amid reports that disagreements delayed deployment. The German magazine Der Spiegel reported Sunday that Germany seeks immunity in Jordan for 250 soldiers who are part of the US-led campaign against Daesh terrorists. The report says Jordan balked at the demand   Read More ...
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UN opens employment center for Syrians in Jordan
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — Aid groups have opened an employment center in a sprawling refugee camp in Jordan to provide more work permits for Syrians who have fled civil war. Less than 3 percent of the 80,000 Syrians living in the Zaatari Refugee Camp are allowed to work in Jordan, which is struggling to cope with some 700,000 refugees   Read More ...
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Ankara, Amman urge Mideast peace talks
Jordan's King Abdullah II and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Monday for new "serious and effective" peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, the royal palace said.Talks between Israel and the Palestinians have been at a standstill since the failure of U.S. mediation in the spring of 2014 .Jordan's king said earlier this month that a peaceful solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians was becoming more difficult   Read More ...
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Turkey, Jordan call for 'serious' Mideast peace talks
Jordan's King Abdullah II and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Monday for new "serious and effective" peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, the royal palace said.Talks between Israel and the Palestinians have been at a standstill since the failure of US mediation in the spring of 2014 .Jordan's king said earlier this month that a peaceful solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians was becoming more and more difficult   Read More ...
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Seoul court grants asylum to Jordanian dissident
A Seoul court has recognized a Jordanian man as a refugee in a suit filed against the Seoul Immigration Office, citing there is a high possibility of political persecution if he goes back home, judiciary sources said Sunday. The man, whose identity has been withheld, is believed to have taken part in anti-government protests in his home country from January 2011 to March 2014 as part of the Arab Spring in 2011, a wave of protests in the Middle East and North Africa that led to the overthrowing of some autocratic governments in the region   Read More ...
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Seoul court grants asylum to Jordanian dissident
SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Yonhap) -- A Seoul court has recognized a Jordanian man as a refugee in a suit filed against the Seoul Immigration Office, citing there is a high possibility of political persecution if he goes back home, judiciary sources said Sunday. The man, whose identity has been withheld, is believed to have taken part in anti-government protests in his home country from January 2011 to March 2014 as part of the Arab Spring in 2011, a wave of protests in the Middle East and North Africa that led to the overthrowing of some autocratic governments in the region   Read More ...
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Aid project helps Syria refugees feel at home in Jordan
Irbid (Jordan) (AFP) - Struggling to make ends meet, Syrian refugee Umm Iman and her family spent years moving from house to house in Jordan. Now, they have finally found a place to settle. The Norwegian Refugee Council, an NGO, is paying Jordanian landowners grants to help them build or renovate housing. In exchange, the landlords offer free housing to Syrian refugees for a specified period   Read More ...
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Jordanian army official applauds meticulousness of Kuwaiti media
KUWAIT, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- A Jordanian military official said on Wednesday that Kuwait's state-run news agency KUNA is a highly adept and reputable media outlet. Speaking to KUNA as he met with the news agency's deputy director general of the editorial department and Editor-in-chief Saad Al- Ali, director of the Jordanian army's moral guidance department Awda Al-Shadayfat said ties between the military and the media are pivotal   Read More ...
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FEATURE-Jordanian women imprisoned in name of family honour
By Rosie-Lyse Thompson AMMAN, Aug 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a secret shelter in the Jordanian capital Amman, 52-year-old Fatima runs a hand over the scar that has shaped her life. Almost 30 years ago, her father shot her and her sister to "cleanse the family's honour" after her younger sibling got pregnant out of wedlock and he deemed both daughters should pay the price   Read More ...
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Lion rescued from Syria zoo gives birth in Jordan reserve
SOUF, Jordan (AP) - The odds had been stacked against Hajar, a lion cub born just hours after her mother Dana, rescued from a defunct zoo in war-torn Syria, was released into a wildlife reserve in Jordan. Dana and 12 other animals, including four other lions, two bears and two tigers, had barely survived under harsh conditions in the Syrian city of Aleppo, until a few months ago a major battleground in the country's civil war   Read More ...
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Syria war: Lion rescued from Aleppo zoo gives birth in Jordan
A lioness rescued from a zoo in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo has given birth just hours after arriving at a wildlife park in Jordan. Dana was transported to the Al-Mawa reserve via Turkey along with four other lions, two bears and two tigers in a three-month operation organised by the animal welfare charity Four Paws. Staff found the cub, who they named Hajar, in her cage on Saturday   Read More ...
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Lion rescued from war-hit Aleppo zoo gives birth in Jordan reserve after three-week caged journey
SOUF, JORDAN – The odds had been stacked against Hajar, a lion cub born just hours after her mother, Dana, rescued from a defunct zoo in war-torn Syria, was released into a wildlife reserve in Jordan. Dana and 12 other animals, including four other lions, two bears and two tigers, had barely survived under harsh conditions in the Syrian city of Aleppo, until a few months ago a major battleground in the country’s civil war   Read More ...
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Lion rescued from Syria zoo gives birth in Jordan reserve
SOUF, Jordan (AP) — The odds had been stacked against Hajar, a lion cub born just hours after her mother Dana, rescued from a defunct zoo in war-torn Syria, was released into a wildlife reserve in Jordan. Dana and 12 other animals, including four other lions, two bears and two tigers, had barely survived under harsh conditions in the Syrian city of Aleppo, until a few months ago a major battleground in the country’s civil war   Read More ...
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Lion rescued from Syria zoo gives birth in Jordan reserve
SOUF, Jordan (AP) — The odds had been stacked against Hajar, a lion cub born just hours after her mother Dana, rescued from a defunct zoo in war-torn Syria, was released into a wildlife reserve in Jordan. Dana and 12 other animals, including four other lions, two bears and two tigers, had barely survived under harsh conditions in the Syrian city of Aleppo, until a few months ago a major battleground in the country's civil war   Read More ...
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