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1 hr ago | Jerusalem Post

Amman asks Security Council members to pass cease-fire resolution

Latest version of draft resolution authored by Jordan calls for an end to the blockade and "intensified international arrangements to prevent arms and ammunition smuggling."

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2 hrs ago | Film School Rejects

'May in the Summer' Review: A Family Drama Falls Flat

A second feature is often about risk. Cherien Dabis 's first film, Amreeka , is an almost archetypal example of the debut America indie hit.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Amman asks Security Council members to pass cease-fire resolution

Latest version of draft resolution authored by Jordan calls for an end to the blockade and "intensified international arrangements to prevent arms and ammunition smuggling."

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Related Topix: Jordan, World News, Middle East, Jordan, NY, Palestinian Territories, Israel

Al Bawaba

HONY around the world: Humans of the Middle East

Image 1 of 15: Stanton found these Yazidi boys banging on cans and asked what they were doing.

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Jerusalem Post

Abbas meets with Jordanian King Abdullah in Amman to discuss Gaza

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with Jordan's King Abdullah in Amman on Wednesday to discuss the latest developments in Gaza after the collapse of the latest ceasefire saw the resumption of hostilities.

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Indian Television

Akshay Kumar to topline 'Airlift' - the untold story of the ...

MUMBAI: One of India's biggest moments of triumph, virtually untold to date, is now being recreated on the silver screen in the form of 'Airlift'.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The New York Observer

An Arab Novelist Experiences the Trials of Going Home in 'May in the Summer'

"Every person is a child at home," reads an Arabic saying at the beginning of May in the Summer , Cherien Dabis' very good second feature, which examines cultural rifts in Amman, Jordan.

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The Daily Star

Iraq conflict is a revolution forced by sectarianism: Sheikh Dari

AMMAN: Sheikh Hareth al-Dari rarely makes media appearances these days, but as a long-term opponent of U.S. military presence in Iraq, former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and jihadist groups, the prominent religious scholar still has plenty of insight into the current crisis in his homeland.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Arab Bank, respected multi-national in dock for terror

Arab Bank, on trial in New York for allegedly supporting terrorism, is one of the biggest and most prestigious Arab banking giants in the world.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Israel, World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, Jordan

PR-inside.com

Addressing Middle East Homeland Security Challenges

While strengthening internal cohesion of a region is necessary, creating more inclusive and sustainable policies to overcome the long-term security challenges faced by governments remain vital.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

ENR-Engineering News-Record

BL Harbert Picked for $153.5M U.S. Embassy Job in Jordan

The State Dept. has awarded BL Harbert International LLC, Birmingham, Ala., a $153.5-million design-build contract to renovate the U.S. embassy in Amman, Jordan.

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The Daily Star

Murdered Lebanese journalist laid to rest

Relatives mourn over the coffin of Mazen Diab during his funeral at the Khashogji Mosque in Beirut, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.

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The Olympian

Fatah: Activists in Gaza under Hamas house arrest

One of the shooting victims told The Associated Press that masked gunmen shot him in both legs in the yard outside his Gaza City home in late July, and that it will take him several months to recover from multiple fractures.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Royal Jordanian renews Tel Aviv - Amman flights

Royal Jordanian Airlines renewed its daily flights between Tel Aviv and Amman over the weekend.

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Al Bawaba

Jordan arrests 4 men for the tragic murder of Lebanese radio personality Mazen Diab

Jordanian authorities said Saturday that they had arrested four people who confessed to beating and killing Lebanese media personality Mazen Diab in his Amman home over personal issues.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Germany Eavesdropped On Kerry, Clinton, Magazine Says

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shown before boarding a helicopter to Amman, Jordan, in 2013.

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Ma'an News Agency

Palestinian detained by Israel at Allenby suffers mental breakdown

On July 18, 30-year-old Muath Dureidi crossed the Allenby Bridge into the West Bank, excited to take a job in his native Palestine after receiving word that a local company had accepted his application.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Arab Bank called Hamas 'paymaster' as trial opens in New York

Arab Bank Plc served as "paymaster" of funds supporting Hamas, lawyers for a group of Americans suing the bank for compensation stemming from attacks by the Palestinian militant group told a jury on Thursday as a long-anticipated civil trial got under way.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

USA Today

Is 'Prince' a career liability?

Next month, Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein of Jordan will become the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, the world's moral-arbiter-in-chief.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

International Business Times

World Needs to Do More to Protect Threatened Oceans: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned against overfishing, and he asks the people around the world to do more to protect the threatened oceans; otherwise, it will cause risk of life.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Middle East, Jordan, World News

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