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Landmark Amman Hotel and Conference Center visits the General...

Landmark Amman Hotel and Conference Center visits the General Directorate of Civil Defense in celebration of the International Firefighter's Day In celebration of the International Firefighters' Day, delegates from Landmark Amman Hotel & Conference Center visited the General Directorate of Civil Defense to show their support and appreciation for ... (more)

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Washington Post

Jordanian warplanes destroy vehicles on Syrian border

Jordanian warplanes destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, a government spokesman said Wednesday.

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Sag Harbor Online

a oeWith My Own Eyesa Explores Arab Culture with Sag Harbor Resident Ken Dorph

Ken Dorph has lived with a polygamous family in Morocco, was kidnapped in Mexico City and picked olives with Palestinians next to an Israeli settlement.

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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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Sunherald.com

NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

In this Aug. 18, 2011, file photo, people walk below a New York Police Department security camera, upper left, which was placed next to a mosque on Fulton Street in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant in New York.

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NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

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The Scarlet

Clark University Ph.D. student economist selected for prestigious Young African Scholars Program

Somasse's research is built on his insights about the problems faced by African countries during the development process - especially the role played by education.

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SFGate

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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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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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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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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Mon Apr 14, 2014

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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Sun Apr 13, 2014

KQED

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

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

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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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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Patch.com

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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