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11 hrs 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."


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

16 hrs ago | Burlington Times News

Four area students receive scholarships to study abroad at UNC

Four Alamance County natives are among 155 UNC-Chapel Hill students receiving more than $687,000 in study abroad support, the university says.


Related Topix: Alamance County, NC, University of Virginia, World News, Saxapahaw, NC, Mebane, NC

19 hrs ago | Switched

Horatio Sanz On 'Saturday Night Live's' Politics: 'We Dropped The Ball' On Going After The Right

Horatio Sanz arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Lovelace" at the Egyptian Theatre on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.


Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Horatio Sanz, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA, World News, Middle East, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics

Yesterday | 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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Yesterday | 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.


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

Yesterday | 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'.


Related Topix: Akshay Kumar, World News, India,

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.


Related Topix: Amreeka, World News, Travel, Middle East Travel, Jordan Travel, Amman, Jordan Travel, Wedding, Columbia University

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.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East,

United Nations

Iraq: UN refugee agency launches major humanitarian aid push for displaced people

Workers unload trucks laden with hundreds of tents for families displaced by the recent fighting in Iraq.


Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News

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.


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

The Star Online

Iraqi forces battle to drive jihadists from Saddam's home town

Iraqi forces launched an offensive on Tuesday to drive Islamic State fighters out of Tikrit, home town of executed dictator Saddam Hussein, while the militants warned they would attack Americans "in any place".

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Syria

The Daily Star

UN launches aid operation for half a million in northern Iraq

Iraqi Yazidi refugees gather to collect ice blocks at the Newroz camp in Hasaka province, north eastern Syria August 14, 2014.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East

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.


Related Topix: World News, Turkey, Travel, Amman, Jordan Travel, Middle East Travel, Jordan Travel, us Travel

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.


Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Lebanon,

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.


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

Real Clear Politics

Why Britain Created Mideast Monarchies

Back in 1921 two brothers, Faisal and Abdullah , were rewarded by the British and made rulers of Mesopotamia and Transjordan respectively.


Related Topix: Middle East, World News

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.


Related Topix: Middle East, World News,

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.


Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Lebanon,

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.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany,

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.


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