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3 hrs ago | SIU

ITF Sends Medical Aid to Gaza

The International Transport Workers' Federation , to which the SIU is affiliated, has issued the following news release and photo .

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Think About It: From Georgia to Israel, via Amman

Last Wednesday morning I was standing at the Egged bus station at Beit She'an, waiting for the 9:30 No.

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Al Jazeera

The last of Jordan's Ramadan singers

Every day at around 2am during the holy month of Ramadan, Zaid Daifallh, better known as Abu Bashar, leaves his house with only a drum and stick in hand.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Al Bawaba

RJ to shut down Delhi, Mumbai and Lagos

Royal Jordanian announces its plan to stop its services to Delhi, Mumbai and Lagos, in light of the airline's restructuring plan, including its route network.

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Al Bawaba

No blaming refugees here! Amman drops 14 spots in list of most expensive cities

Amman has dropped 14 places from 89 to 103 in Mercer's 2014 Cost of Living Survey, which shows the most expensive expatriate destinations in the world.

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The Washington Post

For a few injured Gazans, a harrowing lifeline to Jordan

Hala Ghaben is one of just a handful of injured civilians to have escaped the Gaza Strip since Israel launched its military incursion into the enclave more than two weeks ago.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Is US still key to Middle East peace?

The crisis in Gaza has put America's relationship with the region under the spotlight, and has raised questions on whether the United States is still the key to brokering peace in the Middle East.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Accuracy In Media

Innocents in Iraq: How an American Diplomat Discovered Islam's Reality

"The challenge Islam presents is not going to go away, and our ignorance can only cause us to lose a monumental battle of ideas," accountant Hugh Iwanicki writes in the 2012 book Shock & Alarm: What It was Really Like at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq .

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WALB-TV Albany

Jordan shoots down 'aerial target' near Syria

It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Jordan downs drone near Syria border: security official

Jordan shot down a drone on Friday as it flew over the northeastern region of Mafraq near the border with Syria, a security official said, in the first such incident since the conflict erupted in neighbouring Syria in 2011.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Jerusalem Post

PA President says still hope for cease-fire

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that there was still hope for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas and repeated his call to the two parties to accept the Egyptian-brokered truce proposal.

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Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Nutritional Status of Women and Child Refugees from Syria - Jordan, April-May 2014

On July 21, 2014, this report was posted as an MMWR Early Release on the MMWR website .

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Rockets found at UN Gaza school have gone missing

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, meets with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh in the capital, Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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SIU

Federation Coordinates Aid for Gaza

The International Transport Workers' Federation, to which the SIU is affiliated, has issued the following news release and accompanying photo showing trade union humanitarian supplies being sent to Gaza in 2009.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Washington Post

U.S. airlines prohibited from flying to or from Tel Aviv

U.S. airlines were banned from flying into Tel Aviv after a rocket landed within a mile of the airport serving Israel's second largest city Tuesday morning, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Early Release: Nutritional Status of Women and Child Refugees from...

As a result of civil war, an estimated 2.8 million refugees have fled Syria and reside in neighboring countries, mainly Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq.

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United Nations

Gaza: UN issues emergency appeal, begins airlift to meet urgent humanitarian needs

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East also noted today the number of displaced people seeking safety in its facilities exceeds 84,000 and may soon reach 100,000.

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Al Bawaba

A 'top priority': property of Saudis in Syria 'still safe'

"Saudi businessmen who visit Jordan for investment and trade often fall victim to fraud," he explained, adding: "We strongly advise our citizens to seek legal consultation here in the embassy free of charge."

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Crosscut.com

Viral Video: The Seattle Globalist nails transmedia journalism

The Seattle Globalist's website is actually an online news magazine, not a dedicated site for viral videos.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Azzaman Online

Iraq mulling cutting oil supplies to Jordan over Amman opposition meeting

Iraqi authorities are furious over an opposition conference held in the Jordanian capital Amman last week and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki may order the Oil Ministry to stop supplying the Hashemite Kingdom with crude oil.

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