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13 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

Jordanian citizen sues members of Parliament for granting themselves lifetime pension

Commenting on the legitimacy of Parliament's endorsement, he said MPs are not public sector employees; therefore they are not eligible for pensions. Mahmoud Abu Hilal, a resident of Zarqa, some 22km east of Amman, told The Jordan Times that he will lodge a legal complaint against deputies and senators at the Amman prosecutor general's office on Monday, adding that he consulted a group of lawyers who agreed that MPs should not benefit from civil retirement because they are not public employees.

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21 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

Jordan issues temporary passports after Saudi rejects Haj visas in Israeli passports

The Jordanian government has confirmed that it issues temporary passports for Arab-Israeli passport holders so that they can enter the Kingdom to perform the Haj. This follows the Saudi government this week rejecting reports that it would endorse Haj visas on Israeli passports if they were issued by its consulates abroad.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Report: Arab Countries Offer Airstrikes on IS

Several Arab countries have offered to carry out airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, senior State Department officials told The New York Times on Sunday. The offer was disclosed by American officials traveling with Secretary of State John Kerry, who is approaching the end of a weeklong trip that was intended to mobilize international support for the campaign against ISIS.

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Telecom operators lose $25m annually to fraud -- ministry [Jordan Times, Amman]

Sept. 14--AMMAN -- As telecom operators in Jordan lose some $25 million annually due to SIM box fraud and the illegal commercial use of Voice over IP service, the government will consider imposing more deterrent penalties against violators, according to the ICT Ministry.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Times of Israel

From exodus to exodus, Iraqi Christians seek new home

Displaced Iraqis, who have fled the offensive led by the Islamic State jihadist group, stand on September 13, 2014 at a camp for displaced people in Khanke, a few miles from the Turkish border in Iraq's Dohuk province Threats by jihadists have sent a fresh wave of Christians fleeing their Iraqi homeland, bustling from exodus to exodus in search of a safe haven to rebuild their lives. Raja Marzina, who has taken refuge in Jordan with her husband and their five children, never imagined she would one day have to leave Iraq for good.

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TwinCities

Kerry seeks Mideast's help in Islamic State fight

Secretary of State John Kerry received broad assurances but no public commitments from Egypt on Saturday as he continued his tour of the Middle East to try to assemble a coalition behind an American campaign against the extremist group known as the Islamic State. In Baghdad, meanwhile, the new prime minister took a small step toward alleviating the deep alienation that has made some in the Sunni Muslim minority receptive to the Islamic State: He said Saturday that he had ordered the Iraqi security forces to stop "the indiscriminate shelling" of civilian communities under the control of the militants.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Jordan to provide logistical support, training to Iraqi tribes

US Secretary of State John Kerry boards his plane in Amman, as he prepares to travel to Saudi Arabia, September 11. After Saudi Arabia vowed to support the broad, US-led coalition against the Islamist terror group Islamic State and host a training program for moderate Syrian fighters, it seems Jordan has taken its cue and will be following in the Saudi kingdom's footsteps. Jordanian sources told the pan-Arab daily paper Asharq Al-Awsat on Friday that the monarchy was willing to expand its role in the global fight against Islamic State and provide training and logistical support to Iraqi tribes combating the terrorist organization.

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The Times of Israel

Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan calls to end ties with 'the Jews'

Illustrative photo of protesters affiliated with Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood chanting anti-Israel and anti-America slogans during a demonstration in downtown Amman, Jordan, February 2014. In the wake of Israel's 50-day-long operation to root out Hamas and other terror operatives in the Gaza Strip, a senior member of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood decried late last month the kingdom's diplomatic relations with the Jewish state, and offered his and the Jordanian people's unwavering support for the Palestinian "resistance" fighters who wage "jihad" against IDF soldiers and Israeli civilians.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Mohammad Al Zahiri, - Al Qaeda's Poet' Released on Bail

Jordanian police arrested Mohammad Al Zahiri, known in some Islamist circles as "Al Qaeda's poet", on July 28 in his hometown of Irbid, north of Amman, and charged him with "disseminating speech inciting terrorism" through his pro-Al Qaeda poems which he spread via the internet, thus transgressing the recently-passed Anti-Terrorism Law. The case is the first test of the controversial legislation, according to The J ordan Times .

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Al Bawaba

European bank 'commited' to Jordan's economic development

Since EBRD started its operations in the Kingdom in 2012, it has invested 203 million euros in seven projects in Jordan covering various sectors, according to a statement released Tuesday. At a meeting with Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour in Amman, Chakrabarti said the opening of an EBRD office in the Kingdom in 2013 contributed to enhancing mutual cooperation.

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Al Bawaba

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Four Seasons Hotel Amman's expert catering team blends fine dining with contemporary flair, creating exciting and fun dishes to suit every taste and theme When it comes to creating a menu, whether it's for an intimate gathering with friends and family or a gala wedding with all the works for a thousand guests, thinking outside the box is the only way to go and that's the motto of the Outside Catering Team at Four Seasons Hotel Amman. As the city's premier hotel, Four Seasons Hotel Amman is home to the most diverse and renowned culinary team with chefs from Jordan, Italy, Thailand and the United States.

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New York Daily News

Defeat ISIS without abetting evildoers

The gruesome beheadings of two American journalists obliged a reluctant Obama administration to shift its policy from containing to defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. We'll hopefully get the details of the U.S. strategy from the President on Wednesday night.

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SFGate

Kerry to meet with new Iraqi prime minister

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Queen Alia Airport Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 in Amman, Jordan.

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ABC News

Kerry to Meet With New Iraqi Prime Minister

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Queen Alia Airport Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 in Amman, Jordan.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

WebWire

Deutsche Post DHL and United Nations Development Programme launch...

Running for five days the workshop prepares airport personnel. From 7th - 11th September, airport personnel gets prepared for the logistics of emergencies, including handling high volumes of incoming goods and passengers in the aftermath of a natural disaster like an earthquake, floods or hurricanes.

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Jerusalem Post

Saudis deny rumors that would allow direct flights from Israel for Haj

Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation denied media reports that its airports would handle direct flights from Israel carrying Israeli Muslims for the haj this October. GACA spokesman Khaled Al-Khaibari said there would be no direct flights from "occupied Palestine" to Saudi airports for the haj, the Arab News website reported on Tuesday.

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The Heritage Foundation

Why Obama Needs a Strategy for Saving Jordan

President Obama's recent press conference sparked a firestorm of concern over the state of his strategy for dealing with ISIS. But ISIS isn't the only Middle East challenge deserving some well-thought-out "strategery."

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WWTC-AM Eagan

Secretary Kerry Heading To Jordan To Discuss ISIS

Secretary of State John Kerry is off to Amman, Jordan to enlist support in the battle against ISIS. The State Department says Kerry's trip is aimed at building a coalition of nations to deal with the growing threat of the terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.

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AME Info

Elia Nuqul Foundation holds graduation ceremony for class of 2013/2014

Elia Nuqul Foundation has recently held a graduation ceremony for its scholars class of 2013/2014, attended by the Foundation's guests and key sponsors. The graduation ceremony took place on September 7th at the Al Hussein Cultural Center in Amman and was sponsored by FINE Hygienic Paper Company.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Arab Times

Reactions over award festivities still 'echoing' around the world

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 8, : Reactions over the anticipated celebration to be held tomorrow , to confer the title of "Humanitarian Leader" to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, are still echoing around the world.

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