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  1. Ex-Mossad chief: On thwarting Iran, Netanyahu should be speaking to Putin, not TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

    Israel's former spymaster Efraim Halevy urged Israel to reach out to Russia in its efforts to thwart Iran's nuclear program and other ambitions, since Moscow, unlike Washington, has direct influence over Tehran. Halevy was setting out his view of the world today, from Vladmir Putin's Russia to Donald Trump's America and Benjamin Netanyahu's Israel, at Jerusalem's Beit Shmuel theater on Sunday night, in an event sponsored by The Times of Israel.

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  2. UNICEF and Generations For Peace expand successful Social Cohesion...Read the original story

    Yesterday | PressReleasePoint

    26 February 2017 - Amman, Jordan: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Generations For Peace have today announced an expansion of their Social Cohesion in Host Communities Programme. The programme, funded by UNICEF and with additional ...

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  3. Jordanians demonstrate against austerityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Dear Kitty

    Hundreds flock to central Amman and other cities in protest over price rises on basic goods due to new sales tax Hundreds of Jordanians protested Friday across the kingdom against the government's decision to impose new taxes on a string of goods and services, calling on the cabinet to resign. The government earlier this month imposed new sales taxes on internet and mobile use, bread, domestic fuel and petrol, cigarettes and fizzy drinks.

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  4. Jordanians protest price hikes, demand government ousterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Times of Israel

    Hundreds of Jordanians protested Friday across the kingdom against the government's decision to impose new taxes on a string of goods and services, calling on the cabinet to resign. The government earlier this month imposed new sales taxes on internet and mobile use, bread, domestic fuel and petrol, cigarettes and fizzy drinks.

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  5. Deported With A Valid U.S. Visa, Jordanian Says Message Is 'You're Not Welcome'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WGBH

    Yahya Abu Romman, a 22-year-old languages major, had just graduated from university. To celebrate, he planned a six-week trip to the U.S., where his brother, uncles and aunts and more than a dozen cousins have lived for years.

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  6. Protests erupt across Jordan in response to government increasing sales taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2014 | Al Bawaba

    Protests erupted across Jordan on Friday against the government's decision to impose new taxes on a string of goods and services, with angry demonstrators calling for the cabinet to resign. The government earlier this month imposed new sales taxes on internet and mobile use, bread, domestic fuel and petrol, cigarettes and fizzy drinks.

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  7. Hundreds of Jordanians protest against prices increaseRead the original story

    Friday Feb 24 | UAport

    Hundreds of Jordanians took to the streets on Friday in protest of recent increase in prices and taxes by the government. Demonstrations took place in several parts in Amman and other governorates.

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  8. Jordanians protest over price increasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | Al Jazeera

    Hundreds of Jordanians have protested across the country, including in the capital Amman, against the government's decision to impose new taxes on a number of goods and services, calling on the cabinet to resign. The government earlier this month imposed new sales taxes on internet and mobile use, bread, domestic fuel and petrol, and cigarettes, among other products, as a part of austerity measures that aim to curb its large budget deficit and huge public debt.

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  9. Jordanians protest price hikes, demand ouster of govtRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | The Daily Star

    Jordanians take part in a protest after the Friday prayer in the capital Amman, on Feb. 24, 2017 against the government's decision to impose new taxes on a string of goods and services, calling on the cabinet to resign. / AFP / Khalil MAZRAAWI

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  10. Europe leads sustainable development agendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | EurActiv.com

    ... to Ahmed Alhendawi, UN Secretary General's Envoy for Youth, when speaking at the first AMWAJ forum in Amman, Jordan, last November. But now that's all we hear; sustainability is in everything we do, it's the triple bottom-line of new lifestyles and ...

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  11. After Being Deported Under Travel Ban, Jordanian Man Awaits U.S. Court RulingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | National Public Radio

    A Jordanian man was one of scores who lawyers say was coerced into giving up his legal visa to the U.S. in order to get out of detention at a U.S. airport during the first hours of travel restrictions. He's back in Amman, while his case is heard in U.S. courts.

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  12. This Palestinian priest found his calling at a little church in JordanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | WGBH

    ... there is nothing to do,'" he recalls, sitting at his office in the city of Marka, 15 minutes outside of Amman, Jordan. But his boredom didn't last long. Shortly after he joined the church, a wave of Iraqi refugees came to Amman. They were mainly ...

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  13. My Word: Looking to the East BankRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Jerusalem Post

    One reason that the idea of Palestinian statehood is fading is the probable succession crisis in the post-Mahmoud Abbas era. Jordan's King Abdullah meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the Royal Palace in Amman November 12. "The options are only a two-state solution, or a one-state solution that will threaten the Jewish and democratic nature of Israel.

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  14. Trump And Netanyahu: Embracing Illusions, Ignoring RealityRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 23 | The Perspective

    President Trump remained true to his customary flip-flopping on just about every issue when he stated during a joint press conference with Prime Minister Netanyahu that he is "looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties likea I can live with either one." By stating so, Trump gave Netanyahu what he was hoping to get - a departure from the two-state solution.

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  15. Jordan hands 15-year prison terms for 8 in alleged Islamic State plotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Stars and Stripes

    Jordan's state security court has sentenced eight men to 15-year prison terms for involvement in alleged plans by the extremist Islamic State group to attack a military airport, military personnel, foreign aircraft and foreign embassies in the kingdom. The sentences are part of an ongoing crackdown.

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  16. Jordan hands 15-year prison terms for 8 in alleged IS plotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | The Daily Townsman

    Jordan's state security court has sentenced eight men to 15-year prison terms for involvement in alleged plans by the extremist Islamic State group to attack a military airport, military personnel, foreign aircraft and foreign embassies in the kingdom. The sentences are part of an ongoing crackdown.

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  17. CIA aid to Syrian rebels frozen after jihadist attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    The sources said that no official explanation had been given for the move this month following the jihadist assault, though several said they believed the main objective was to prevent arms and cash falling into Islamist hands. They added they expected the aid freeze to be temporary.

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  18. More U.S. troops will be needed to defeat ISIS, top general saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | CBS News

    The Pentagon is developing a military strategy for defeating ISIS, which could call for more boots on the ground in Syria. David Martin reports from Amman, Jordan, where he is traveling with a top U.S. general in the fight with the terror group.

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  19. U.S. law firm employs anti-mafia laws to sue forest activistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Reuters

    A Canadian forestry giant is using legislation most often deployed against the mafia to sue Greenpeace over allegations about the firm's environmental record in the latest legal battle between campaigners and resource companies. Launched by Montreal-based Resolute Forest Products the case will reverberate beyond the United States as it impacts how defamation and free speech rules are interpreted and how activist groups can be treated during prosecution.

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  20. Muslim Brotherhood, Mainstream In Many Countries, May Be Listed As Terror GroupRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | News 88.9 KNPR

    It's a chilly mid-morning in a clinic in the working class neighborhood of Sweileh in Amman, Jordan. Children wearing winter coats donated by charity organizations sit on plastic chairs, waiting to see doctors and dentists.

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