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5 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Balkanization and US' full spectrum dominance

The above map was prepared by Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Peters. It was published in the Armed Forces Journal in June 2006, Peters is a retired colonel of the U.S. National War Academy.


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9 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

Jordanian citizen sues members of Parliament for granting themselves lifetime pension

Commenting on the legitimacy of Parliament's endorsement, he said MPs are not public sector employees; therefore they are not eligible for pensions. Mahmoud Abu Hilal, a resident of Zarqa, some 22km east of Amman, told The Jordan Times that he will lodge a legal complaint against deputies and senators at the Amman prosecutor general's office on Monday, adding that he consulted a group of lawyers who agreed that MPs should not benefit from civil retirement because they are not public employees.


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17 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

Jordan issues temporary passports after Saudi rejects Haj visas in Israeli passports

The Jordanian government has confirmed that it issues temporary passports for Arab-Israeli passport holders so that they can enter the Kingdom to perform the Haj. This follows the Saudi government this week rejecting reports that it would endorse Haj visas on Israeli passports if they were issued by its consulates abroad.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Report: Arab Countries Offer Airstrikes on IS

Several Arab countries have offered to carry out airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, senior State Department officials told The New York Times on Sunday. The offer was disclosed by American officials traveling with Secretary of State John Kerry, who is approaching the end of a weeklong trip that was intended to mobilize international support for the campaign against ISIS.


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Telecom operators lose $25m annually to fraud -- ministry [Jordan Times, Amman]

Sept. 14--AMMAN -- As telecom operators in Jordan lose some $25 million annually due to SIM box fraud and the illegal commercial use of Voice over IP service, the government will consider imposing more deterrent penalties against violators, according to the ICT Ministry.


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The Times of Israel

Minister confirms Israel would aid Jordan against IS

Yuval Steinitz attends a session of the Security and Foreign Affairs Committee in the Knesset, October 16, 2013 Intelligence and Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz downplayed on Sunday the prospect of Israel confronting the Islamic State if it were to move on Jordan, but confirmed that if the monarchy requested help, it would be in Israel's interest to answer the call. "Jordan is a strong state, but still if Jordan was truly in danger from these jihadist extremists and asked for our assistance - Israel has a very clear interest in the existence of Jordan," Steinitz told Israel Radio.


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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Times of Israel

From exodus to exodus, Iraqi Christians seek new home

Displaced Iraqis, who have fled the offensive led by the Islamic State jihadist group, stand on September 13, 2014 at a camp for displaced people in Khanke, a few miles from the Turkish border in Iraq's Dohuk province Threats by jihadists have sent a fresh wave of Christians fleeing their Iraqi homeland, bustling from exodus to exodus in search of a safe haven to rebuild their lives. Raja Marzina, who has taken refuge in Jordan with her husband and their five children, never imagined she would one day have to leave Iraq for good.


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Kerry seeks Mideast's help in Islamic State fight

Secretary of State John Kerry received broad assurances but no public commitments from Egypt on Saturday as he continued his tour of the Middle East to try to assemble a coalition behind an American campaign against the extremist group known as the Islamic State. In Baghdad, meanwhile, the new prime minister took a small step toward alleviating the deep alienation that has made some in the Sunni Muslim minority receptive to the Islamic State: He said Saturday that he had ordered the Iraqi security forces to stop "the indiscriminate shelling" of civilian communities under the control of the militants.


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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Times of Israel

Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan calls to end ties with 'the Jews'

Illustrative photo of protesters affiliated with Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood chanting anti-Israel and anti-America slogans during a demonstration in downtown Amman, Jordan, February 2014. In the wake of Israel's 50-day-long operation to root out Hamas and other terror operatives in the Gaza Strip, a senior member of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood decried late last month the kingdom's diplomatic relations with the Jewish state, and offered his and the Jordanian people's unwavering support for the Palestinian "resistance" fighters who wage "jihad" against IDF soldiers and Israeli civilians.


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Jerusalem Post

Jordan to provide logistical support, training to Iraqi tribes

US Secretary of State John Kerry boards his plane in Amman, as he prepares to travel to Saudi Arabia, September 11. After Saudi Arabia vowed to support the broad, US-led coalition against the Islamist terror group Islamic State and host a training program for moderate Syrian fighters, it seems Jordan has taken its cue and will be following in the Saudi kingdom's footsteps. Jordanian sources told the pan-Arab daily paper Asharq Al-Awsat on Friday that the monarchy was willing to expand its role in the global fight against Islamic State and provide training and logistical support to Iraqi tribes combating the terrorist organization.


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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Chicago Jewish Community

Some 1,300 people hear message of hope for peace and partnership at Federation Annual Meeting

After a summer of hardship for the Jewish people in Israel and around the world, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago's 114th Annual Meeting held Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, reflected the community's commitment to Jewish life and Israel in the past year-and looked ahead to hopes for peace, light, and partnership in the Jewish year ahead. Chicago Archbishop Francis Cardinal George, OMI, a longtime friend to the Chicago Jewish community, delivered the keynote address.


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Serzh Sargsyan: Armenian-Arab Relations Date Back To Depths Of Centuries

SERZH SARGSYAN: ARMENIAN-ARAB RELATIONS DATE BACK TO DEPTHS OF CENTURIES 16:05, 09.09.2014 YEREVAN. - On Tuesday, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan's new Ambassador to Armenia, Mohammad Nour Othman Yousef Balkar, presented his credentials to President Serzh Sargsyan.


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Al Bawaba

European bank 'commited' to Jordan's economic development

Since EBRD started its operations in the Kingdom in 2012, it has invested 203 million euros in seven projects in Jordan covering various sectors, according to a statement released Tuesday. At a meeting with Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour in Amman, Chakrabarti said the opening of an EBRD office in the Kingdom in 2013 contributed to enhancing mutual cooperation.


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Jordan's Ambassador To Armenia Presents Credentials

JORDAN'S AMBASSADOR TO ARMENIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS Petra News Agency- Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Sept 10 2014 Amman, Sept.10 -- Jordan's Ambassador to Armenia, Mohammed Balker, yesterday presented his credentials to the President of the Republic Armenia of Serzh Sargsyan as a non-resident accredited ambassador to Armenia. The ambassador conveyed the greetings and good wishes of His Majesty King Abdullah II to president Sargsyan and the people of Armenia as well as the King's keenness to cement bilateral relations in all fields.


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Wed Sep 10, 2014

What Mideast states could offer a US coalition

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry began a whirlwind Middle East tour on Wednesday, landing first in Iraq with stops in Saudi Arabia and Jordan planned for later, to try to line up support for a coalition to take on the extremist Islamic State group. His trip follows Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's visit Monday to Turkey to make the same case to Ankara, a regional heavyweight.

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Deseret News

Kerry, Iraqi PM embrace unity to defeat insurgency

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Queen Alia Airport Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 in Amman, Jordan.


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New York Daily News

Defeat ISIS without abetting evildoers

The gruesome beheadings of two American journalists obliged a reluctant Obama administration to shift its policy from containing to defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. We'll hopefully get the details of the U.S. strategy from the President on Wednesday night.


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Tue Sep 09, 2014


Secretary Kerry Heading To Jordan To Discuss ISIS

Secretary of State John Kerry is off to Amman, Jordan to enlist support in the battle against ISIS. The State Department says Kerry's trip is aimed at building a coalition of nations to deal with the growing threat of the terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.


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AME Info

Elia Nuqul Foundation holds graduation ceremony for class of 2013/2014

Elia Nuqul Foundation has recently held a graduation ceremony for its scholars class of 2013/2014, attended by the Foundation's guests and key sponsors. The graduation ceremony took place on September 7th at the Al Hussein Cultural Center in Amman and was sponsored by FINE Hygienic Paper Company.


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Mon Sep 08, 2014


U.S. Secretary of State Kerry heads to Middle East on Tuesday

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will go to the Middle East on Tuesday in an effort to build a coalition against the Islamic State. Not only will he meet with Middle East leaders to stop the IS threat, he will also speak to them about the situation in Iraq.


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