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News on Jordan continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

1 hr ago | The Miami Herald

NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

The move by New York City's new police commissioner to disband a unit that spied on the everyday activities of Muslims could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the huge post-9/11 intelligence-gathering machinery built by his predecessor.

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6 hrs ago | New Jersey Jewish News

What's in a name?: - Occupied territories' a flawed, biased term

Jon Stewart of The Daily Show ridiculed the apology, insisting that the phrase is "widely accepted" and accurate.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, Israel

10 hrs ago | Connecticut Post

Army: Jordan air force strikes cars near Syria

This photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center , which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian man carrying the body of a child killed by a government forces airstrike in the Al-Ansari neighborhood, in Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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10 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Jordan says destroyed armored vehicles crossing from Syria

U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II jets participate in the "Eager Lion" military exercises at Al Quwierah near Aqaba city, 290 km south of Amman, June 19, 2013.

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10 hrs ago | Connecticut Post

Army: Jordan air force strikes cars near

This photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center , which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian man carrying the body of a child killed by a government forces airstrike in the Al-Ansari neighborhood, in Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: Activism, US Military, US Air Force, Syria, World News, Middle East,

13 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

Kedah Students In Jordan Lament Increase In Tuition Fees

ALOR SETAR, April 16 -- Approximately 370 Kedah students who are pursuing studies in Jordan have been lamenting the increase in their tuition fees, saying that it has been burdening them since last year, according to Kedah Umno Youth.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

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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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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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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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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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, Middle East, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi),

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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Related Topix: Middle East

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

WNED

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."

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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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Related Topix: Middle East, World News,

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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CNN

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.

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

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