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50 min ago | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

West Michigan students banned abroad

AMMAN, Jordan - "So, the man did not believe what we were saying and said, 'Dave, you're denied entry and I'm giving you a 10-year ban for lying.'

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2 hrs ago | Seattle Weekly

May in the Summer: Cold Feet Before an Interfaith Marriage

As soon as acclaimed writer May Brennan arrives from New York to her hometown of Amman, Jordan, for her upcoming wedding, it's clear her carefully laid plans are going to be derailed.

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17 hrs ago | TrekEarth

Jebel Amman

This is the view of the old town Amman, Jordan. Better known as Jebel Amman . The View overlooks Jebel Amman district upfront and Amman Citadel, Ummayad Mosque and Raghadan Flagpole at the Skyline.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

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'Malaysia looks to opportunities for cyber security cooperation with...

Sept. 01--AMMAN -- Malaysian Ambassador in Amman Zakri Jaafar on Sunday said he will build on his country's continued cooperation with Jordan's higher education sector and explore new areas for partnership, including cyber security.

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The Times of Israel

Shin Bet head reportedly met with Abbas on Hamas coup

Shin Bet security service chief Yoram Cohen met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas last month to update him on the foiled Hamas plot to overthrow the West Bank Fatah leadership, Israel Radio reported Monday, citing Lebanese media.

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Business Wire

A.M. Best Special Report: Jordan Market Remains Profitable Despite Regulatory, Economic Hurdles

The report, titled, "Jordan Market Remains Profitable Despite Regulatory, Economic Hurdles," states that Jordan's insurance market saw growth in gross written premiums of 3% in 2013; however, that growth is down considerably from the double-digit growth seen in 2009 and 2010, reflecting the slide in Jordan's gross domestic product growth rate from ... (more)

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Britain, NATO ready to support Jordan against Islamic State

Saudi Paper says Jordan handed NATO secret security reports showing the expansion of extremists in Iraq, including ideas to counter group's advance towards its territory.

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Inter Press Service

Jordan's LGBT Community Fears Greater Intolerance

The Jabal Amman historical district, crisscrossed by quaint streets, cafA©s and art galleries has become a hub for the Jordanian capital's LGBT community.

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WebProNews

Westboro Baptist Won't Let Adam Hills Challenge Go; Demand Tickets to Iraq

When Aussie comedian and talk show host Adam Hills heard that the humanitarians of Westboro Baptist Church were threatening to picket Robin Williams' funeral, he responded with fiery vehemence.

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Silicon Alley Insider

50 Days Of War In Gaza May Cost Israel Dearly

A child gestures during a rally by supporters of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood in Amman, celebrating what Hamas say is its victory in Gaza, August 29, 2014.

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Examiner.com

Exclusive Interview: Cherien Dabis discusses the making of 'May in the Summer'

" May in the Summer " may look like the typical romantic comedy on the surface, but it's really a lot more than that as it delves into a culture many of us have not seen.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

AME Info

QAIA resumes positive passenger and aircraft traffic growth during July 2014

In continuation of its positive traffic growth trend, Airport International Group - the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of Queen Alia International Airport - announced an increase in passenger numbers and aircraft movements at QAIA during July 2014.

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National Public Radio

Syrian Artists Denied Visas, And A Voice In The U.S.

It's about a group of women who struggle to survive in Troy after the town has been sacked.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

Jon Stewart on filming in - and talking about - the Middle East

Jon Stewart's directorial film debut, "Rosewater," is set to premiere at film festivals in the United States and Canada this September.

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Jerusalem Post

Islamic State's appeal presents Jordan with new test

King Abdullah, a steadfast US ally who has safeguarded his country's peace treaty with Israel, is seeking to ease concerns in Jordan about the threat posed by Islamic State.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Los Angeles Times

'The Notebook' is a chilling but reductive World War II tale

Based on the international bestseller by Agota Kristof, "The Notebook" represented Hungary in the Academy Awards' foreign-language film competition but failed to garner a nomination.

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GlobeNewswire

Louis Berger secures fourth contract extension for services at Queen Alia International Airport

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 27, 2014 -- Louis Berger has secured a fourth contract extension for independent engineering services at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan.

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Al Bawaba

RJ receives first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner joined the RJ fleet on August 27, bearing the name of Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II.

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Jerusalem Post

Report: Netanyahu and Abbas met secretly in Jordan prior to Gaza cease-fire

Jordanian newspaper says leaders met in Amman; Prime Minister's Office does not comment on report; Netanyahu said Wednesday that Israel could potentially want Abbas and his forces in Gaza.

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Al Bawaba

Report: Netanyahu and Abbas met secretly in Jordan before ceasefire

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met secretly in Amman prior to the announcement Tuesday of the cease-fire which ended 50 days of fighting between Israel and armed factions in Gaza, Jordanian daily Al-Ghad reported on Wednesday.

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