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Jordanians on border hope Syria regime gains can revive trade

Ramtha - At the market in the Jordanian town of Ramtha hope is rising that the Syrian regime's territorial gains just across the border might help bring business back to life.

Jordan army sends aid to southern Syria displaced

Apo - The Jordanian army has sent cross-border deliveries of aid to displaced people in Syria's southern province of Daraa, where Damascus is pressing an offensive to oust rebels, officials said.

Trump silent on rollout of Mideast peace process

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Monday declined to offer a timetable for announcing his proposed Middle East peace plan, saying only that "progress" had been made in tackling the complex issue.

Prince William watches England thrash Panama in replay

Apo - As England thrashed Panama 6-1 on Sunday Prince William, the president of the Football Association, was flying into Jordan for a historic Middle East tour.

Prince Hussein: Jordan's fast-rising royal heir

Apo - A Western-educated trainee helicopter pilot with a huge Instagram following, Jordan's 23-year-old Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah has emerged as the fresh-faced future of the desert kingdom's monarchy.

Britain's Prince William in Jordan for historic Middle East tour

Apo - Prince William flew in to Jordan on Sunday at the launch of a Middle East tour that will see him become the first British royal to pay official visits to both Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Embattled Merkel in Lebanon amid heated asylum debate

Beirut - German Chancellor Angela Merkel held talks in Beirut Thursday, on the second leg of a Middle East trip that comes amid an acrimonious debate at home over refugee policy.

Netanyahu meets King Abdullah in Jordan for rare talks

Apo - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordan's King Abdullah II held rare talks in Jordan on Monday focused on the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process and on the Jerusalem issue.

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait offer $2.5 bn in aid to crisis-hit Jordan

Apo - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait have offered $2.5 billion in aid for Jordan to ease its economic crisis following a wave of anti-austerity protests, the Saudi state media announced early Monday.

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait offer $2.5 bn in aid to crisis-hit Jordan

Apo - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait have offered $2.5 billion in aid for Jordan to ease its economic crisis following a wave of anti-austerity protests, the Saudi state media announced early Monday."In light of the close brotherly ties......

Jordan withdraws tax bill after angry protests

Apo - Jordan's new prime minister on Thursday announced a controversial IMF-backed income tax bill will be withdrawn, after it sparked a week of angry protests in the kingdom.

Jordan king calls for review of bill that sparked protests

Apo - Jordan's King Abdullah II called Tuesday for a review of a controversial draft tax law that has sparked a wave of anti-austerity protests and led to the prime minister's resignation.

King warns Jordan 'at crossroads' over economic protests

Apo - Jordan's King Abdullah II has warned that the country is "at a crossroads", after a week of anti-austerity protests that continued overnight despite the prime minister's resignation.

Jordan's old Amman market feels the pinch amid austerity protests

Apo - Every morning Salama Ali sets up shop in the old market of Jordan's capital Amman, hoping to scratch out a living in one of the Arab world's most expensive cities.

Jordan PM resigns after anti-austerity protests

Apo - Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulki resigned on Monday after a wave of anti-austerity protests by citizens suffering from high unemployment and repeated prices hikes.

Jordan PM resigns after anti-austerity protests

Apo - Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulki resigned on Monday after he was summoned by King Abdullah II over growing protests against his government's austerity measures, a government source said.

Jordan king summons PM over anti-government demos

Apo - Jordan's King Abdullah has summoned the prime minister for a meeting that could pave the way for his resignation, a government source said Monday, after another night of protests against austerity measures.

Jordan protests snowball over IMF-backed austerity

Apo - Angry protests rocked cities across Jordan overnight against IMF-backed austerity measures including a new income tax draft law and price hikes, hours after the government and unions failed to reach an agreement to end the standoff.

Jordan protests snowball over IMF-backed austerity

Apo - Angry protests rocked cities across Jordan overnight against IMF-backed austerity measures including a new income tax draft law and price hikes, hours after the government and unions failed to reach an agreement to end the standoff.

Jordan protests snowball over price hikes, income tax draft law

Apo - Hundreds of Jordanians demonstrated in the capital Amman for a third consecutive day on Saturday against price hikes and an income tax draft law driven by IMF recommendations to slash its public debt.

Jordan price hikes spark protests, royal reprieve

Apo - Jordan's King Abdullah II ordered the government on Friday to freeze new price hikes on fuel and electricity, officials said, after angry protests across the cash-strapped country.Past price hikes have triggered riots in Jordan, a country of 9.

Jordan's veteran musicians revive Arab song

Apo - A group of musicians are causing a sensation in Jordan by reviving the golden age of Arab song -- and not one of them is under the age of 50."I would give you anything for the feast, my angel.

Israel builds 'missile net' on border to protect airport

Jerusalem - Israel has built a unique "missile net" to defend a new airport, as part of a newly-completed segment of its eastern border barrier, a military official said Friday.

Israel's Netanyahu to discuss Iran deal with Pompeo

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he plans to discuss the Iran nuclear deal and Tehran's "growing aggression" when he meets visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo later Sunday.

Pompeo talks tough on Iran in first trip to Mideast allies

Apo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out at Iran during a rapid tour of Middle East allies on Sunday ahead of a crucial White House decision on whether to quit the nuclear deal with Tehran.

Jordan woos back nervous tourists after years of regional turbulence

Petra - With its rock-hewn ancient city of Petra, lunar-like landscape of Wadi Rum and a medical tourism drive, Jordan is luring back foreign visitors scared off by regional upheaval and jihadist attacks.

Pompeo briefs Saudi, Israel on Trump plans for Iran deal

Apo - Washington's new chief diplomat was to meet Saudi and Israeli leaders on Sunday to rally coordinated opposition to Tehran and brief them on President Donald Trump's threat to end the Iran nuclear deal.

Work starts to clear mines from traditional site of Jesus's baptism

Jerusalem - Israeli and international experts have started clearing thousands of wartime landmines and explosive devices from one of Christianity's holiest sites, in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli defence ministry said Tuesday.

Dead Sea's revival with Red Sea canal edges closer to reality

Apo - Israel and Jordan have long pursued a common goal to stop the Dead Sea from shrinking while slaking their shared thirst for drinking water with a pipeline from the Red Sea some 200 kilometres away.

Prince William to visit Palestinian Territories, Israel

London - Prince William will be the first senior British royal to make an official visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, as part of a tour announced Thursday by Kensington Palace which will also take in Jordan.
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Jebel Qurma Archaeological Landscape Project
Google Earth view of a cluster of complex wheels approximately 9.5km southwest of Azraq Castle  Jord...
Google Earth view of a cluster of complex wheels approximately 9.5km southwest of Azraq Castle, Jordan.
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The rocks also tell a story of the people and wildlife who once flourished in this region.
The rocks also tell a story of the people and wildlife who once flourished in this region.
Jebel Qurma Archaeological Landscape Project
The reception desk inside the Evergreen Hotel
The reception desk inside the Evergreen Hotel
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Jebel Qurma Archaeological Landscape Project
Zaatari is a refugee camp in Jordan  to host Syrians fleeing the violence in the ongoing Syrian civi...
Zaatari is a refugee camp in Jordan, to host Syrians fleeing the violence in the ongoing Syrian civil war that erupted in 2011. On July 4, 2013, the camp population was estimated at 144,000 refugees
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The remains og aa tower tomb in the Jebel Qurma desert region of Jordan.
The remains og aa tower tomb in the Jebel Qurma desert region of Jordan.
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A close-up view of the Za atri camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan  as seen on July 18  2013  from a ...
A close-up view of the Za'atri camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan, as seen on July 18, 2013, from a helicopter
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El Deir   The Monastery   in Petra  Jordan.
El Deir, "The Monastery," in Petra, Jordan.
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Jordan Weber
Jordan Weber
Two Syrian boys collect food for their family from a WFP food distribution centre in the Zaatari ref...
Two Syrian boys collect food for their family from a WFP food distribution centre in the Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan. On July 4, 2013, the camp population was estimated at 144,000 refugees
WFP / Reem Nada
A restaurant that serves BBQ meat near our hotel in Kowloon
A restaurant that serves BBQ meat near our hotel in Kowloon
Jebel Qurma  a desert region in Jordan that is so desolate that one early explorer called it a land ...
Jebel Qurma, a desert region in Jordan that is so desolate that one early explorer called it a land of "dead fire."
Jebel Qurma Archaeological Landscape Project
King Abdullah II of Jordan
King Abdullah II of Jordan
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Traditional decorations in the Evergreen Hotel of Hong Kong
Traditional decorations in the Evergreen Hotel of Hong Kong
Our hotel in the Jordan area of Kowloon  Hong Kong
Our hotel in the Jordan area of Kowloon, Hong Kong
The Royal Special Forces of the Jordanian military are the counter-terrorism team of that nation. Th...
The Royal Special Forces of the Jordanian military are the counter-terrorism team of that nation. The team is tasked with carrying out operations against terrorists both in Jordan and abroad
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Samir Al Rifai  Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan captured during the session  Rethi...
Samir Al Rifai, Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan captured during the session 'Rethinking the Balance of Power in the Middle East' at the Congress Centre at the Annual Meeting 2010 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
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The Great Temple of Petra.
The Great Temple of Petra.
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Professor David Gilbertson  UW student Manual Arab and Dr. Keith Haylock examine upper sections at T...
Professor David Gilbertson, UW student Manual Arab and Dr. Keith Haylock examine upper sections at Tell Wadi Faynan.
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