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3 hrs ago | BBC News

Uplifting letters of hope sent to children of Syria

Young Somali refugees living in the world's largest refugee camp, in Kenya, have sent letters of encouragement to Syrian refugee children who have also had to flee their homeland.


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7 hrs ago | AlertNet

"Lives Unseen: Urban Syrian Refugees and Jordanian Host Communities-...

Amman, April 15, 2014 . Half a million Syrian refugees living in urban areas in Jordan are struggling more than ever to cope with inadequate housing, high debts, rising costs of living and educational challenges for their children, CARE International has found in a new study.


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11 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Jordan-based Accelerator and Fund Expands Across the Middle East

A Jordanian startup accelerator and early stage investment program is currently raising cash for a new fund to help expand across the Arab world, where a stream of new funding platforms are betting on the region's budding tech scene.


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15 hrs ago | KTRE-TV Lufkin

Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador in Libya

Masked gunmen abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions in the North African nation still plagued by lawlessness more than two years after the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.


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20 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Jordan's ambassador to Libya kidnapped after gunmen attack his car

Jordan's ambassador to Libya was kidnapped on Tuesday morning after masked gunmen attacked his car and shot his driver, a spokesman for Libya's foreign ministry said.


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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Daily Mail

Orlando Bloom goes back to school as he meets Syrian children in...

'They just want their lives back': Orlando Bloom goes back to school as he meets Syrian children in Jordan whose lives have been devastated by conflict Sitting at the back of a basic classroom in a refugee camp, Orlando Bloom appeared a million miles away from his pampered Hollywood life.


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The Daily Star

Jordanian detained for throwing shoes at PM

File - Jordanian police attempt to removes protesters opposed to Jordan's Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur after he addressed parliament in Amman, and winning a vote of confidence, on April 23, 2013.


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AME Info

Amer Group launches implementation phase of Porto Dead Sea

Under the patronage of H.E. Prime Minister Dr. Abdullah Nsour, Amer Group - one of Egypt's leading development companies within the tourism and entertainment sectors with a legacy spanning over 25 years - held on Monday 14 April, 2014, a cornerstone ceremony to mark the commencement of the implementation phase of the Porto Dead Sea project.


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Sun Apr 13, 2014


Drought Could Complicate Already Difficult Food Crisis In Syria

The war in Syria, now in its fourth year, has created a massive humanitarian crisis.


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Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Long War Journal

Arming the 'moderate' rebels in the Syrian south

A front page story in yesterday's New York Times features Syrian rebel commanders and coordinators complaining that weapons and other aid provided by the US are merely "buying time and giving people the illusion that there is aid when really there is not."


Related Topix: Middle East, Syria, World News

Crofs Blogs

More thoughts about the Jordanian MERS case

Earlier today, I posted this WHO news release: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus - update .


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Thu Apr 10, 2014

State Department

Public Schedule: April 11 - Friday

DEPARTMENT OF STATE PUBLIC SCHEDULE APRIL 11, 2014 SECRETARY JOHN KERRY 1:45 p.m. Secretary Kerry swears in the 133rd Foreign Service Specialist Class, at the Department of State.


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Carter's wrong to blame Obama, Clinton

Kerry stands beside a barricade at the Shrine of the Fallen in Kiev in March 2014 as part of his trip to Europe in search of a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine.


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USA Today

Without schooling, children of Syria adrift

AMMAN, Jordan - As the Syrian civil war drags into its fourth year, more than half of Syrian school-age kids are falling behind because schooling has become a casualty of the conflict.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Family, Kids, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

DFW Catholic

Migrants in Holy Land look forward to papal visit

Jaffa, Israel, Apr 10, 2014 / 12:04 am .- Migrant workers in the Holy Land are eagerly awaiting Pope Francis' pilgrimage to Palestine, Israel and Jordan next month, and are praying for its success.


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The Jewish Journal

Ballroom peace

The long history of Jewish-Arab animosity is a hard thing to change, but that didn't stop ballroom dance champion and choreographer Pierre Dulaine from trying, literally, one step at a time.


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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Al Bawaba

Spring into music, Amman, with pianist Karim Said at the keys

It is quite difficult in Jordan to receive the necessary training to become a professional musician, according to pianist Karim Said .


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JSerra Gets Its First Fulbright Scholar

From a JSerra Catholic High School newsletter: When alumna Norah Arafeh, class of 2010, touches down on Jordanian soil later this year, she will be the first JSerra Catholic High School graduate to represent the United States as a Fulbright U.S. Student Award winner.


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Photo District News

Portraits That Tell Stories: Andrew McConnell's Photographs of Refugees by Night

Syrian refugees Ihsan and Sammia, pictured on a rooftop in Al Mafraq, Jordan. They crossed the border into Jordan three days earlier after fleeing the increasing violence in Syria.


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France Contributes 500,000 To WFP's Food Assistance For Syrian Refugees In Jordan

The United Nations World Food Programme has received a fresh contribution of a 500,000 from the Government of France towards its emergency food assistance programmes supporting thousands of Syrian refugees who have fled to Jordan.


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