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US ambassador assures Syrian refugees more help is coming

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US ambassador assures Syrian refugees more help is coming

- Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan: His skull and jaw wrapped in bandages, the young Syrian refugee stared nonchalantly into a small black box at a supermarket in this sprawling, dust-swept refugee camp. The box scanned his iris to identify him, charged his account and sent him on his way. If the boy noticed US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley watching intently from just a few feet away, he didn’t show it

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At refugee camp, Haley vows Trump’s US won’t abandon Syrians

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At refugee camp, Haley vows Trump’s US won’t abandon Syrians

- ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — His skull and jaw wrapped in bandages, the young Syrian refugee stared nonchalantly into a small black box at a supermarket in this sprawling, dust-swept refugee camp. The box scanned his iris to identify him, charged his account and sent him on his way. If the boy noticed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley watching intently from just a few feet away, he didn’t show it

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Syrian refugees in Jordan's desert get solar power

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Syrian refugees in Jordan's desert get solar power

- AMMAN, Jordan — Syrian refugees in Jordan's remote desert were connected to solar power on Wednesday, making their community the world's first refugee camp to be powered by renewable energy. The $4.5-million plant was funded by a foundation established by Ikea, the global home furnishings retailer. In the first phase, it will serve 20,000 of 35,000 people in Azraq camp. The plant's capacity is to be more than doubled to provide power to all residents, for an eventual cost of $9

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Syrian refugees in Jordan's desert get solar power

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Syrian refugees in Jordan's desert get solar power

- AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Syrian refugees in Jordan's remote desert were connected to solar power on Wednesday, making their community the world's first refugee camp to be powered by renewable energy. The $4.5 million (4 million euros) plant was funded by a foundation established by Ikea, the global home furnishings retailer. In the first phase, it will serve 20,000 of 35,000 people in Azraq camp

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Solar power brings relief to Syrian refugees in Jordan

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Solar power brings relief to Syrian refugees in Jordan

- Azraq (Jordan) (AFP) - Before solar power came to the Jordan desert camp she now calls home, life was tough for Syrian refugee Racha Hadar and her eight children. "Imagine life in this desert without a fan or cold water," she says, as the temperature outside her makeshift home hits 40 degrees Celsius (more than 100 Fahrenheit). But today she watches television surrounded by her children, aged from three to 14 years old, under a large spinning ceiling fan

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Head of Anglican church visits Christian refugees in Jordan

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Head of Anglican church visits Christian refugees in Jordan

- AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The head of the Anglican Church met with Iraqi Christian refugees during a visit to Jordan in which he called on the region's embattled Christians to remain in the Middle East, the cradle of their faith. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said Tuesday that Christians "are the past in the Middle East, they are the present and they must be the future

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Jordan scraps marriage loophole for rapists

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Jordan scraps marriage loophole for rapists

- By BBC. A law which protected rapists from punishment if they married their victims has been scrapped in Jordan. The Jordanian cabinet revoked Article 308 on Sunday, after years of campaigning by women’s activists, as well as Muslim and Christian scholars and others. The law had meant rapists could avoid a jail term in return for marrying their victim for at least three years

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Animals rescued from Mosul's abandoned zoo arrive safely in Jordan

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Animals rescued from Mosul's abandoned zoo arrive safely in Jordan

- It took two rescue attempts and nearly two weeks to successfully evacuate the last two surviving animals from a derelict zoo in war-torn Mosul, Iraq. But if he could do it over, veterinarian Amir Khalil wouldn’t hesitate. “These animals don’t have the option to be evacuated by the army,” Khalil, who organized the evacuation, told ABC News. “If I had the chance, I would do it again and again and again

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Mosul zoo's last two animals reach safer ground in Jordan

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Mosul zoo's last two animals reach safer ground in Jordan

- AMMAN (Reuters) - The last two surviving animals from Mosul's dilapidated zoo arrived this week at an animal shelter in Jordan, after months of malnutrition and a long journey out of Iraq that included being stuck at the border for 12 days. Simba the lion and Lola the bear lived in a once-peaceful animal park that has been destroyed by months of fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants

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‘They had no other options’: U.S. doctors to treat Syrian refugees in Jordan

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‘They had no other options’: U.S. doctors to treat Syrian refugees in Jordan

- The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) is planning a six-day mission for American doctors to care for refugees in camps and ghettos in Jordan. Jihad Shoshara, a 47-year-old pediatrician who was born and raised in Chicago and studied at the University of Chicago, is organizing the mission, which will send medical personnel on April 8 to the area around Amman, the country’s capital and the most populous city

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Trump to host Jordan's King Abdullah on April 5: White House

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Trump to host Jordan's King Abdullah on April 5: White House

- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will Host Jordan's King Abdullah at the White House next week to discuss the fight against Islamic State militants, the Syria crisis and advancing peace between Israelis and Palestinians, the White House said in a statement. The April 5 meeting between the two leaders comes after Trump's Middle East envoy met with Abdullah earlier this month

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Can't use laptop? Royal Jordanian suggests meditation, small talk

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Can't use laptop? Royal Jordanian suggests meditation, small talk

- (CNN) — Not sure what to do on a 12-hour flight without your precious laptop or tablet? Royal Jordanian has a few ideas. he airline tweeted a photo listing 12 activities to help kill time during a long flight. Suggestions include meditating and even, "engage in primitive dialogue from the pre-internet era." Pretty crazy ideas, right? This list is Royal Jordanian's response to the electronics ban announced earlier this week that will prohibit flyers from accessing their laptops and tablets during international flights from eight countries

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Can't use laptop? Royal Jordanian suggests meditation, small talk

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Can't use laptop? Royal Jordanian suggests meditation, small talk

- (CNN) — Not sure what to do on a 12-hour flight without your precious laptop or tablet? Royal Jordanian has a few ideas. he airline tweeted a photo listing 12 activities to help kill time during a long flight. Suggestions include meditating and even, "engage in primitive dialogue from the pre-internet era." Pretty crazy ideas, right? This list is Royal Jordanian's response to the electronics ban announced earlier this week that will prohibit flyers from accessing their laptops and tablets during international flights from eight countries

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Can't use laptop? Royal Jordanian suggests meditation, small talk

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Can't use laptop? Royal Jordanian suggests meditation, small talk

- (CNN) — Not sure what to do on a 12-hour flight without your precious laptop or tablet? Royal Jordanian has a few ideas. he airline tweeted a photo listing 12 activities to help kill time during a long flight. Suggestions include meditating and even, "engage in primitive dialogue from the pre-internet era." Pretty crazy ideas, right? This list is Royal Jordanian's response to the electronics ban announced earlier this week that will prohibit flyers from accessing their laptops and tablets during international flights from eight countries

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UN Official Says Quitting Over 'Israel Apartheid' Report

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UN Official Says Quitting Over 'Israel Apartheid' Report

- Beirut: Jordanian UN official Rima Khalaf announced her resignation Friday, saying the secretary general had asked her to withdraw a report in which she accused Israel of being an "apartheid state". Khalaf, under-secretary general and executive secretary at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), told a news conference: "The secretary general asked me yesterday morning to withdraw (the report)

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Jordan releases soldier who killed 7 Israeli schoolgirls

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Jordan releases soldier who killed 7 Israeli schoolgirls

- Amman: A Jordanian soldier who killed seven Israeli schoolgirls while they were on a school trip to Jordan in 1997 was released on Sunday after serving 20 years in prison, a relative told AFP. “The authorities released Ahmad Dakamseh this Sunday around 1:00 am after he finished his jail term. He is now a free man,” his cousin Mohammed Yahya Dakamseh told AFP by phone. Ahmad Dakamseh was released from the Bab Al Hawa prison in Irbid, 90 kilometres north of the capital Amman

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Jordanians hanged over terror attacks

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Jordanians hanged over terror attacks

- Information minister Mahmud al Momani said the 10 men had been involved in five different attacks - including one in which Rochdale accountant Christopher Stokes, 30, was killed in 2006. He was shot dead when a gunman opened fire on a group of tourists near the Roman amphitheatre in the Jordanian capital, Amman. Five others were wounded. Also executed on Saturday were prisoners convicted over a bombing attack on Jordan's

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10 men convicted of terror charges in Jordan executed

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10 men convicted of terror charges in Jordan executed

- It was the largest round of executions since pro-Western Jordan launched its crackdown on Islamic extremists more than two years ago. The men were hanged at dawn on Saturday at Swaqa Prison in central Jordan, government spokesman Mohammed Momani said in a statement carried by the state news agency Petra. Five others were executed for other crimes including rape, he said. The assailants executed for terror convictions had been involved

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  • Rose and Stenson ignite afternoon rally
    Rose and Stenson ignite afternoon rally

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    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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  • Victims' families outraged over freed Jordanian terrorist
    Victims' families outraged over freed Jordanian terrorist

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    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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