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5 hrs ago | 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

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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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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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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Jordanians stage pro-Gaza rally near Israel embassy

Hundreds of mainly Islamist Jordanian protesters burnt Israeli flags in Amman on Sunday as demonstrators called on Palestinian Hamas militants to step up rocket attacks against Israeli towns and cities to avenge civilian deaths caused by Israel's offensive in Gaza.


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CPJ Press Freedom Online

Jordanian authorities raid station, arrest staff

The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Jordanian authorities to drop the terrorism charges and release from custody staffers of the Al-Abasiya TV station in Amman who were arrested after a recent raid and shutdown of the outlet.


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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Israel pushes in Gaza, expanding ground operation

Palestinian mourners gather around the bodies of three siblings of the Abu Musallam family, during their funeral in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18, 2014.


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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Iraq recalls envoy to Jordan after opposition meets in Amman

Baghdad said it had recalled its ambassador to Jordan, two days after Sunni Iraqi leaders meeting in Amman described a jihadist-led insurgency sweeping parts of Iraq as a "popular revolt".


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Vanity Fair

The Botched Assassination Attempt That Binds Israel and Gaza's Warring Leaders

As Israel's war on the Gaza Strip continues amid Hamas rocket fire into Israel-a conflict that has, this time around, cost the lives of at least 270 Palestinians and two Israelis-and swells into the present ground invasion, it bears mentioning that the current conflict between Israel and Hamas is deeply personal-for the leaders on each side.


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Jordan is America's 'Habibi'

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Jordan Turns to UNESCO and Italy to Help Protect Petra's Treasures

Residents of Um Sayhoun village in the south, and staff from the Department of Antiquities and the Petra Archaeological Park are now contributing to maintaining a World Heritage Site thanks to a UNESCO project.


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Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Arizona Republic

Peoria Cafe still going strong after nearly 80 years

Peoria Cafe still going strong after nearly 80 years Once catering to cotton farmers, the cafe still serves hearty food to a faithful clientele Check out this story on Once catering to cotton farmers, the Peoria Caf? still serves hearty food to the faithful who sometimes have to line up to get a table.


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Exchange Tourism Initiates a Dialogue on Smart Cities

As a blogger, I enjoy the privilege of talking to aspiring changemakers and listening to them.


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Weekday Magazine

Exiled Sunni Leaders Say Battle In Iraq is 'Popular Revolt'

Iraqi Sunni leaders in exile say the seizure of large swaths of territory in northern and western Iraq last month by Sunni-led militants was the result of a "popular revolt" against the Shi'ite-dominated government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.


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Al Bawaba

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Arab Bank Group net profit after tax and provisions during the first half of 2014 grew by 7% to USD 414.9 million from USD 387.3 million in the same period last year.


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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Saudi Press Agency


Amman, Ramadan 19, 1435, Jul 16, 2014, SPA -- Jordanian border guards stationed along the Jordanian-Syrian borders received 375 Syrian refugees over the past 72 hours, an official source at the... ANNIVERSARY OF PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE/ PRINCE SATTAM BIN ABDULAZIZ CONGRATULATES CUSTODIAN OF THE TWO HOLY MOSQUES ON SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE ... (more)


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Religion Dispatched

Islam=Peace: What's in a Slogan?

It's not that I think the statement is false. In fact, my experience working in the American Muslim community resoundingly affirms that peace is the heart of what Islam means to its adherents, who revere and respect their tradition's calls for justice and righteousness.


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