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3 hrs ago | 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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Jim Parsons takes the Ice Bucket Challenge (August 17, 2014)

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

8 hrs ago | 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.

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12 hrs ago | 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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15 hrs ago | 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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19 hrs ago | 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.

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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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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.

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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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Fri Aug 15, 2014

New Statesman

Why Britain created monarchies in the Middle East

The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this year welcomed former British colonies, but absent were those Middle Eastern states where Britain had exercised imperial soft power in the twentieth century.

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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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Al Bawaba

From natural gas to nuclear energy: Jordan's cabinet approves series of transformative projects

Upon the recommendation of Transport Minister Lina Shbeeb, the Cabinet also approved the draft agreement between the governments of Jordan and India on marine transport cooperation.

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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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Center for American Progress

Syrian Refugee Crisis Threatens Stability in the Middle East

The risk of instability in the Middle East has increased as Syrian refugees continue to flee to neighboring countries in order to escape the civil war at home.

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AME Info

United Real Estate Company announces net orofit of KD 3.5 million for the H1 of 2014

United Real Estate Company , the MENA region's leading real estate developer announced its results for the first half of 2014, achieving a net profit of KD 3.5 million and an operating profit of KD 8.2 million.

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