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In Iraq casualties from Fallujah clashes continue to rise

Fighting continues as the Iraqi Army tries to regain full control over the Anbar province capital Fallujah. According to the main hospital there some 366 people have lost their lives since this crisis began late last December.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Pope calls for Syria peace at start of Mideast tour

Amman - Pope Francis made an urgent plea Saturday for peace in war-torn Syria as he kicked off a three-day pilgrimage to the Middle East.
In the Media by Jean-Louis DE LA VAISSIERE (AFP)

Pope calls for Syria peace at start of Mideast tour

Amman - Pope Francis made an urgent plea Saturday for peace in war-torn Syria as he kicked off a three-day pilgrimage to the Middle East.
In the Media by Jean-Louis DE LA VAISSIERE (AFP)

Kidnapped Jordan envoy freed in swap for jihadist

Amman - Jordan's ambassador to Libya was freed and returned home on Tuesday, a month after being kidnapped, in an exchange for a jihadist jailed for plotting bomb attacks.
In the Media by Mussa Hattar (AFP)

UN says Syrian refugees need 'massive' international support

- The United Nations on Sunday rebuked donors for not doing enough to help millions of Syrian refugees in the region as well as host countries, saying "massive" aid is needed.
In the Media by AFP

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

Gunmen kidnap Jordan's ambassador to Libya

Tripoli - Masked gunmen kidnapped Jordan's ambassador to Libya as he rode to work in Tripoli on Tuesday, shooting at his car and wounding his driver, officials said.
In the Media by Imed Lamloum (AFP)

Jordan ambassador to Libya kidnapped: Tripoli government

Tripoli - Hooded men travelling in two cars on Tuesday abducted the Jordanian ambassador to Tripoli, Fawaz Aitan, the Libyan foreign ministry said."The Jordanian ambassador was kidnapped this morning.
In the Media by AFP

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)

U.S special forces in Jordan to train Iraqi and Jordanian forces

More United States special forces are in Jordan to train Jordanian and Iraqi security forces tactics in counter-terrorism operations.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

Obama to meet Jordan's king in California desert

Washington - President Barack Obama will launch a new round of Middle East diplomacy Friday in a plush oasis in the arid California desert, hosting a Valentine's Day summit with Jordan's King Abdullah II.Obama and the king will swap the piles of snow in Washington ...
In the Media by Stephen Collinson (AFP)

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

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

Photo Essay: Ball's Falls for family autumn hikes and festivals Special

Toronto - As summer wraps up the weather becomes perfect for hiking and picnics in the autumn colours. As our thoughts turn to fall festivals and thanksgiving in southern Ontario make sure you add Ball's Falls to your list of places to go.
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Parker - 8 comments

Lebanon Baath Party praised by Syria, Syrian refugees face racism

Syria's Prime Minister Wael Halqi has praised the Lebanese Baath Party for "standing up to occupation of parts of Lebanon."
In the Media by Paul Iddon

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

Many Jordanians believe Jordan could be sucked into Syrian war

Amman - Jordan's King Abdullah II has been very supportive of US deployments to Syria. The deployments have increased tensions with Syria. Many residents fear that Jordan will soon be dragged into the civil war.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

U.S. fighter jets and soldiers to remain stationed in Jordan

Following recent Eager Lion exercises a US military detachment consisting of F-16's, Patriot missiles and soldiers will remain in Jordan to deter threats posed by potential spillover from the Syrian conflict.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

King Abdullah of Jordan vows to protect kingdom from Syrian war

"If the world does not help as it should," said the Jordanian King then Jordan will be able to defend itself from any spillover from the ongoing Syrian war raging not far from Jordan's international border with that country.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

US troops deployed in Jordan: 200 to increase to 20,000?

There has been speculation that the 200 troops currently on deployment in Jordan may be increased to 20,000 if the Obama Administration decides to intervene militarily in Syria.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

U.S. F-16 jet fighters and Patriot missiles to remain in Jordan

When the US concludes the joint military Eager Lion Exercises with Jordan at the end of this month it will keep its F-16 Fighting Falcon jets and Patriot missiles there.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 2 comments

Syria no-fly-zone might be set-up from Jordan

The US is looking at the possibility of establishing a limited no-fly-zone along the Jordanian border with the Syrian southern regions.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Major military exercises underway in Jordan

Jordan has started major military exercises in the air, on the land and in the sea, insisting they have nothing to do with the conflict raging in next door Syria.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Report: U.S. troops deployed along Syrian border

Nearly 1,000 U.S. Marines have been deployed along Jordan’s border with Syria, according to Press TV and Israeli media outlets.
In the Media by Saunon Malek - 2 comments
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King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein during the World Economic Forum on the Middle East at the Dead Sea i...
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King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein during the World Economic Forum on the Middle East at the Dead Sea in Jordan, May 16, 2009.
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The Evergreen Hotel serves a nice  reasonably-priced breakfast in its cafe
The Evergreen Hotel serves a nice, reasonably-priced breakfast in its cafe
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Samir Al Rifai  Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan captured during the session  Rethi...
World Economic Forum
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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Jordan Weber
Jordan Weber
Jordan Weber
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A restaurant that serves BBQ meat near our hotel in Kowloon
A restaurant that serves BBQ meat near our hotel in Kowloon
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Traditional decorations in the Evergreen Hotel of Hong Kong
Traditional decorations in the Evergreen Hotel of Hong Kong
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The Jordanian flag
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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 ...
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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 helicopter
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Our hotel in the Jordan area of Kowloon  Hong Kong
Our hotel in the Jordan area of Kowloon, Hong Kong
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The reception desk inside the Evergreen Hotel
The reception desk inside the Evergreen Hotel
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The Royal Special Forces of the Jordanian military are the counter-terrorism team of that nation. Th...
Sanandros
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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Zaatari is a refugee camp in Jordan  to host Syrians fleeing the violence in the ongoing Syrian civi...
U.N.
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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King Abdullah II of Jordan
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King Abdullah II of Jordan
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Two Syrian boys collect food for their family from a WFP food distribution centre in the Zaatari ref...
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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
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