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Inter Press Service
In Home Gardens, Income and Food for Urban Poor
As utilitarian as it is cheery, this rooftop array is one of several urban agriculture projects that are significantly improving livelihoods for the urban poor in this sprawling city.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Europe must do more to help Syrian refugees, U.N. official says
A Jordanian soldier carries a Syrian child who was among a group of refugees that had crossed the border from Syria, near the town of Ruwaished, 240 km east of Amman, on Dec. 5, 2013.
WFP Ambassador Against Hunger Amal Dabbas Cooks with Syrian Refugees in Jordan
AMMAN The UN World Food Programme Ambassador Against Hunger Amal Dabbas spent a day shopping and cooking with a Syrian family in Amman to increase awareness on the importance of WFPs food assistance in ensuring Syrian refugees have access to the food and nutrition they need.
The Times of Israel
The Red-Dead pipe dream
Seeing the three Ministers of Water - Jordanian, Palestinian and Israeli - standing together is sadly an uncommon occurrence.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Abu Qatada Pleads Not Guilty In Jordan Trial
"You know full well I am not guilty and that this accusation is false," Qatada, in prison overalls, told the judge of the state security court in the Jordanian capital, Amman.
Jordan cleric Abu Qatada denies guilt
Islamist cleric Abu Qatada, deported by Britain in July after a near decade-long legal battle, pleaded not guilty as his trial in Jordan on terrorism charges opened.
The Daily Star
Radical preacher goes on trial in Jordan
A picture taken on November 13, 2013 shows radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada arriving at his home in northwest London after he was released from prison.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Dead Sea countries sign 'historic' deal
Washington: In a rare display of regional cooperation, representatives of Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority signed an agreement on Monday to build a Red Sea-Dead Sea water project that is meant to benefit all three parties.
Recent Study: Jordan Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report Q1 2014
Despite its relatively well-developed healthcare system, the country is focused on the use of generic medicines, many of which are produced locally.
Local nurses recount working in Syrian refugee camp
Inside a small glass goblet sits less than an inch of desert sand from the Zaatari Camp - a refugee camp on the outskirts of Amman, Jordan, which is now home to more than 180,000 displaced persons from Syria.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
RAF Chinook forced to land in West Bank
A BRITISH military helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in the Israeli-occupied West Bank yesterday following a "technical malfunction", it was confirmed last night.
British military chopper makes emergency landing in West Bank
A British military helicopter made an emergency landing on Sunday in the West Bank because of a "technical malfunction", an Israeli military spokeswoman said.
Arutz Sheva Israel News
RAF Chopper was En Route between Amman and Cyprus
A British military helicopter which made a forced landing north of Jericho on Sunday had been en route from Amman, Jordan, to Cyprus, according to Israeli military sources, cited by Agence France Presse .
Jordan to begin trial of radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada Tuesday
Whistler may have had sub-zero temperatures this week, but the stars didn't mind, and still strutted their stuff for the cameras at the Whistler Film Festival.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
An Eastern jewel
When my plane touched down in Jordan , I was a little apprehensive. It was a country I knew little about, but its location in the Middle East , bordered by Iraq , Syria and Israel , made me slightly anxious.
need to know
Flights to Amman from Heathrow start at a 270 one-way with Royal Jordanian . Fly to Heathrow with Aer Lingus .
Jordanian protesters call for social reform
Protesters from the Islamic Action Front and other opposition parties hold up Jordanian national flags and shout slogans demanding political and economic reform, and access to cases of corruption, during a demonstration in Amman on June 14, 2013.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Religion News Service
The Muslim 500 * Fox faux pas * Peoplea s poet
The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in Amman, Jordan, has released its fifth edition of "The Muslim 500: The world's most influential Muslims," and as usual, the list makes for some fascinating browsing.
The Baltimore Sun
Jordan elected to take Saudi seat on U.N. Security Council
The 193-member U.N. General Assembly elected Jordan to the U.N. Security Council on Friday to replace Saudi Arabia, which rejected its two-year term in protest at the council's failure to end the war in Syria and act on other Middle East issues.
Local short wins accolades in Rotterdam; documentary to compete in Dubai festival
Dec. 06--AMMAN -- Jordanian short film "Ismail" is scheduled to be screened in Istanbul later this month in and London in early 2014, riding on its recent success in Rotterdam's Arab Camera Film Festival.