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16 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

Jordan shoots down 'aerial target' near Syria

It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures.

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16 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Jordan downs drone near Syria border: security official

Jordan shot down a drone on Friday as it flew over the northeastern region of Mafraq near the border with Syria, a security official said, in the first such incident since the conflict erupted in neighbouring Syria in 2011.

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17 hrs ago | Accuracy In Media

Innocents in Iraq: How an American Diplomat Discovered Islam's Reality

"The challenge Islam presents is not going to go away, and our ignorance can only cause us to lose a monumental battle of ideas," accountant Hugh Iwanicki writes in the 2012 book Shock & Alarm: What It was Really Like at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq .

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Jerusalem Post

PA President says still hope for cease-fire

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that there was still hope for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas and repeated his call to the two parties to accept the Egyptian-brokered truce proposal.

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Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Nutritional Status of Women and Child Refugees from Syria - Jordan, April-May 2014

On July 21, 2014, this report was posted as an MMWR Early Release on the MMWR website .

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Al Bawaba

Jordan's crown prince supervises Gaza aid convoy

A humanitarian assistance convoy carrying food and medical supplies left for Gaza on Wednesday to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinians as an Israeli offensive on the coastal enclave continued.

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The Daily Star

Inclusive govt can overcome Iraq 'existential threat': Ban

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a joint news conference with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Amman July 23, 2014.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

NewsandSentinel.com

Parkersburg woman teaches in Jordan

Becky Daniel of Parkersburg learned that Jordan is trying to remain an oasis of peace in a desert of turmoil in the Middle East.

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Yahoo!

UN: Rockets 'have gone missing'

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon speaks at a press conference with the Jordanian Foreign Minister in the capital Amman on July 23, 2014, as part of talks to try to broker an end to violence in Gaza U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed alarm on Wednesday that 20 rockets found hidden in a United Nations school in the Gaza Strip had gone ... (more)

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SIU

Federation Coordinates Aid for Gaza

The International Transport Workers' Federation, to which the SIU is affiliated, has issued the following news release and accompanying photo showing trade union humanitarian supplies being sent to Gaza in 2009.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Washington Times

MAY: Barbarians at Jordan's gate

The terrorist army formerly known as ISIS has conquered about a third of Syria and much of western Iraq .

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The Washington Post

U.S. airlines prohibited from flying to or from Tel Aviv

U.S. airlines were banned from flying into Tel Aviv after a rocket landed within a mile of the airport serving Israel's second largest city Tuesday morning, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

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EurekAlert!

New water balance calculation for the Dead Sea

This image depicts sinkholes and surface springs in Samar , the Jordan flank of the Dead Sea is visible in the background.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Early Release: Nutritional Status of Women and Child Refugees from...

As a result of civil war, an estimated 2.8 million refugees have fled Syria and reside in neighboring countries, mainly Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq.

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United Nations

Gaza: UN issues emergency appeal, begins airlift to meet urgent humanitarian needs

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East also noted today the number of displaced people seeking safety in its facilities exceeds 84,000 and may soon reach 100,000.

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Al Bawaba

A 'top priority': property of Saudis in Syria 'still safe'

"Saudi businessmen who visit Jordan for investment and trade often fall victim to fraud," he explained, adding: "We strongly advise our citizens to seek legal consultation here in the embassy free of charge."

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UPI

Baseline weapons for Jordanian gunships announced

A baseline configuration of gunships for Jordan has been announced by the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau and ATK of the United States.

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Crosscut.com

Viral Video: The Seattle Globalist nails transmedia journalism

The Seattle Globalist's website is actually an online news magazine, not a dedicated site for viral videos.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Azzaman Online

Iraq mulling cutting oil supplies to Jordan over Amman opposition meeting

Iraqi authorities are furious over an opposition conference held in the Jordanian capital Amman last week and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki may order the Oil Ministry to stop supplying the Hashemite Kingdom with crude oil.

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Jerusalem Post

Jordanians stage pro-Gaza rally near Israel embassy

Hundreds of protesters, prevented by police from approaching the building, also demanded the government shut the Israeli embassy and scrap Jordan's peace treaty with Jewish state.

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