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  1. Jordan, on a magic carpet rideRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Mid-Day Mumbai

    The charm of its capital, Amman, lies as much in its history as in the throb and hum of its people, who are bursting into the future. Sonia Nazareth meets the hardworking Bedouins, gazes at Petra's timeless wonders, and floats in the Dead Sea's waters with a book I have no more connection with Jordan than a twice-stamped passport, yet I find aspects of this ancient land frequently glittering in reverie.


  2. Jordan's King Abdullah 'fully committed' to defending Yemeni leadershipRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

    A handout picture released by the official Jordanian news agency, Petra, on Feb 4, 2015 shows King Abdullah II. His Majesty King Abdullah has said Jordan is fully committed to the Arab military effort in Yemen to support Yemen's legitimate leadership, its people and uproot foreign interference in Yemen's internal affairs - an interference that serves expansionist powers and brings Yemen and its people no good.


  3. Akko: The crusaders' last standRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    ... of Jerusalem - a 360-mile-long strip of land stretching from Lebanon south through modern-day Israel and western Jordan down to the Gulf of Aqaba. Fast-forward two centuries, through seven more major crusades (and several smaller ones) and many more ...


  4. Why the Dead Sea is dyingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | CNN

    I was coming home from war coverage in Iraq, flying through Amman, Jordan when my buddy/producer had an idea. After a day pretending to be Indiana Jones in the ancient ruins, we reached the lowest beach in the world at sunset and I'll never forget my first dip in the most bizarre swimming hole I've ever seen.


  5. Guiyang truly significant moment for Cross Country, says IAAF presidentRead the original story

    Friday | Xinhuanet

    ... have been hosted in Asia, following on from the 2006 edition in Fukuoka, Japan and the 2009 celebration in Amman, Jordan." "I wish good fortune to all the runners and look forward to witnessing a great sporting spectacle," added Diack, who will in ...


  6. In Sudan, an unlikely path to jihad for studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | AlertNet

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  7. 18 Jordanians detained on drug, car theft charges in dawn raidRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Al Bawaba

    ... who are brothers or relatives, and this prevented any major incidents or casualties," the AND official told The Jordan Times. The joint operation also included Gendarmerie forces, in addition to agents from the preventive security and criminal ...


  8. Russia Agrees to Build Jordan's First Nuclear Power PlantRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 |

    Russia signed a $10 billion deal to build Jordan's first nuclear power plant. It is the third nuclear deal for Russia and the second within that region.


  9. Israel and Jordan Sign Pact to Build $1B Pilot Red-Dead CanalRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 26 | ENR-Engineering News-Record

    Israel and Jordan have signed a final agreement to build a scaled-back version of the Red-to-Dead Sea canal project that would include a desalination plant. The nearly $1-billion project approved by the two countries, and to be sponsored by the World Bank, will serve as a pilot for the ten-times larger planned pipeline that will be used to pump seawater and brine into the shrinking Dead Sea.


  10. 25 killed in Saudi-led operation against Yemen's HouthisRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 26 | Big News

    ... against "aggression" by the Houthi militia, according to a joint statement. According to the Saudi Press Agency, Jordan, Sudan, Morocco, Egypt and Pakistan have also declared their willingness to participate in operation codenamed Al-Hazm, reported ...


  11. Orange inks deal with Huawei for June 4G launchRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 26 | TeleGeography CommsUpdate

    Orange Jordan has confirmed plans to launch 4G services before the end of June this year and, to that end, the cellco has signed an agreement with Huawei covering the deployment of its Long Term Evolution network. The operator told the Jordan Times that the service will initially be made available in Amman, before being extended to other cities to cover the entire Kingdom within a matter of months.


  12. The Daesh Tweep Count: A report on the Twitter use of ISIS supportersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Al Bawaba

    ... amongst many of the "all male" judges and junior officials in our shari'a courts. A visit to any shari'a court in Jordan will be sufficient to demonstrate the thousands of injustices and humiliation that women face on a daily basis on issues ...


  13. Jordan confirms joining Saudi-led intervention in YemenRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | The Peninsula

    Amman--Jordan on Thursday confirmed it is taking part in a Saudi-led coalition to defend Yemen's President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi against advancing Shia rebels who are threatening his stronghold in Aden An official Jordanian source said its participation in the operation, alongside other Arab countries, was aimed at "supporting the legitimacy, stability and security of Yemen


  14. Royal Jordanian offers discounts to attract tourists to JordanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | AME Info

    Royal Jordanian is offering discounted tickets, aiming at attracting tourists to Jordan from all over the world, especially from destinations covered by RJ aircraft in the Gulf region and Europe. Acting President/CEO Captain Haitham Misto pointed out: that "This initiative came in response to His Majesty King Abdullah recent instructions to the tourism sector; he called upon those concerned to stress Jordan's distinguishing qualities, such as security and stability, and take advantage of Jordan's potential, and work to strengthen it, in order to improve tourism to the kingdom, from the region and the world."


  15. Jordan joins Saudi-led strikes in YemenRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | The Daily Star

    ... in Yemen and its security and stability ... Yemen and the Gulf's security is a high strategic interest (for Jordan)," an official Jordanian source told Reuters. A joint statement by the five Gulf Arab countries said Saudi Arabia, the United Arab ...


  16. Hotel Occupancy in the Middle East And Africa Region Down 0.2% to 67.2% for February 2015Read the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Hotel News Resource

    ... percent to US$151.15). Three markets had double-digit RevPAR decreases: Lagos (-29.8 percent to US$111.15); Amman, Jordan (-19.2 percent to US$79.61); and Muscat, Oman (-10.2 percent to US$191.01). STR Global provides clients-including hotel ...


  17. Middle East, 6:19 PM'Ritual Talmudic Dance' in Jordan Airport Sparks FurorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    A group of Israeli Jews sparked rage in Jordan on Tuesday morning in an incident at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman. Their "controversial act" - dancing in a circle, playing a guitar and singing.


  18. Russia to build Jordan's first $10bn nuclear power plantRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Russia Taday

    Russia has signed a $10 billion agreement with Jordan for the construction of the country's first nuclear power plant. Jordan currently lacks local energy sources and struggles to meet its growing electricity demand.


  19. Samsung reinforces TV Leadership in MENA region with New SUHD TVs,Read the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | PR Log

    Samsung , the leader in Home Entertainment for nine consecutive years, introduced an extensive range of SUHD TVs at its 2015 Samsung MENA Forum in Antalya. The new TVs set a new standard in premium UHD cont PRLog - March 25, 2015 - AMMAN, Jordan -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the leader in Home Entertainment for nine consecutive years,introduced an extensive range of SUHD TVs at its 2015 Samsung MENA Forum in Antalya.


  20. Hassidic Jews' - ritual Talmudic dance' in Jordanian airport stirs massive controversyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Jerusalem Post

    ... Jewish circle dance, accompanied by guitar music and Hebrew singing, has morphed into a social media controversy in Jordan, and was considered so offensive to Jordanians that it had to be denounced in the Jordanian parliament. In the viral video, a ...