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Jordan destroys 'camouflaged' vehicles crossing from Syria

Amman - Jordanian warplanes destroyed "camouflaged" vehicles on Wednesday as they tried to cross into the kingdom from war-ravaged Syria, in the first such strikes since the conflict erupted three years ago.
In the Media by Ahmad Khatib (AFP)

Jordan says it destroyed combat vehicles crossing from Syria

Amman - Jordanian air force fighter jets destroyed a number of combat vehicles Wednesday as they tried to enter the kingdom from war-hit Syria by crossing the border, the army said.
In the Media by AFP

Unknown gunmen kidnap Jordanian ambassador to Libya

Tripoli - Masked gunmen attacked the ambassador's car and shot his driver according to a spokesperson for Libya's foreign ministry. This is just the latest of a number of incidents in which foreign diplomats have been targeted in Libya.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Kerry holds 'constructive' talks with Abbas on peace plan

Amman - US Secretary of State John Kerry and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas held "constructive" talks on the Middle East peace process, a US official said Thursday, as crunch decisions loom in the coming days.After earlier talks with King Abdullah II in Am...
In the Media by Jo Biddle (AFP)

Kerry in Jordan to shore up Mideast peace talks

Amman - US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Jordan's King Abdullah II Wednesday in a fresh bid to keep his Middle East peace bid on track, amid fears Israel may renege on a vow to free Palestinian prisoners.
In the Media by Jo Biddle (AFP)

10 million children in Mideast to get polio vaccine: UN

Amman - Millions of children in the Middle East will be vaccinated against polio this month after the crippling disease resurfaced in conflict-hit Syria, the United Nations said Sunday.Mass vaccinations have already been launched in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Syr...
In the Media by AFP

Helping children for over 50 years: The Have-A-Heart Campaign Special

Chiropractic colleges, hundreds of chiropractic clinics, and advocacy groups around the world are helping the non-profit Oklahaven Children's Chiropractic Center by participating in the Have-A-Heart Campaign during Valentine's Day week, February 7-15.
Digital Journal Report by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti - 1 comment

Arab cyberactivism faces 'unprecedented attack'

Amman - Cyberactivists from the Arab world said Thursday they are facing "an unprecedented attack" from regimes in their countries, three years after the start of Internet-fuelled uprisings in the region.
In the Media by Musa Hattar (AFP)

Arab bloggers aim to boost cyberactivism

Amman - Arab bloggers on Monday discussed ways to boost cyberactivism at a meeting in the Jordanian capital, faced with new challenges three years after the start of Internet-fuelled revolts in their region.
In the Media by AFP

Jordan ready to train Iraqi troops on its territory

Amman - Jordan is ready to host a US training programme for Iraqi troops to help counter a resurgence of Al-Qaeda-linked militants in its neighbour, a minister said in remarks published Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

John Kerry promises a fair Israel-Palestine peace plan

Riyadh - According to US Secretary of State John Kerry, Saudi King Abdullah has offered his "enthusiastic support" to US efforts to reach a fair resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 2 comments

Israel delays settlement announcement for John Kerry visit

Ramallah - The Israeli government will delay an announcement on the construction of new settlements while US Secretary of State John Kerry visits the region.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Syrian FSA rebels helped from command center in Amman Jordan

Amman - Rebel fighters in Syria claim their is an operations command center in Amman Jordan staffed by western and Arab military officials who give support to rebels fighting on the southern front.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Amnesty International: Syrian refugees 'denied entry into Jordan'

Amnesty International is urging global support to help Jordan and other countries welcoming people fleeing the civil war in Syria end border restrictions, so that these people may find peaceful, safe homes.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Jordan plans number of desalination plants to cope with drought

Amman - Jordan is one of the driest countries in the world and climate change looks set to make it even more arid. Plans for a number of desalination plants have been around for several years now but the BBC reported yesterday they seem to be coming to fruition.
In the Media by Dawn Denmar - 1 comment

Report: Best and worst countries for aging people

A few days ago (October 1), marking the International Day of Older People, HelpAge International released the Global Index of Aging. This index, called "AgeWatch," is the first to measure the quality of life and well-being of older people worldwide.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Why support anyone in Syria?

Sydney - The West may not like Assad, but there’s not much to like about the rebels, either. The Syrian rebels, like so many other Middle Eastern armed groups, are in full jihadi mode. Law has collapsed. Brutality is the working method of government.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 13 comments

Gilas Pilipinas overtakes Jordan 77-71 for second FIBA win

Gilas Pilipinas, the Philippine national basketball team currently competing in the ongoing 27th FIBA Asia Championship series, in Manila, ran away with a 77-71 victory over the highly rated Jordan team Friday night at the Mall of Asia Arena.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 1 comment

Bomb hits Egyptian-Jordanian gas pipeline

The violence in the lawless Sinai region continued today when a bomb hit a gas pipeline from Egypt into Jordan cutting gas supplies to the Jordanian nation.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari

Abu Qatada to be deported from UK to Jordan overnight

After a lengthy and expensive legal battle, the UK will finally deport radical cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan. He'll leave the country tonight.
In the Media by Gemma Fox - 2 comments
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