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  1. Israel lauds Trump's 'impressive' UN speech, while Palestinians lambast itRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

    ... Saeb Erekat speaks to journalists after a meeting between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan's King Abdullah II, at the Royal Palace, in Amman, Jordan, on January 29, 2018. (Khalil Mazraawi, Pool Photo via AP) Saeb Erekat, the ...

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  2. Creative Coup in the Capital of Cool: Amman is Becoming a Tourism Hotspot for Young PeopleRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

    Jordan's capital city Amman is attracting more and more young and open-minded travelers eager to learn more about the progressive art scene in the Middle East and make meaningful connections with local people. Amman, the capital city of the Kingdom of Jordan dates back to the Roman and Byzantine era and the city houses many ancient ruins and has deep historical roots.

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  3. Jordanian Toddler, Born With No Hands, Fails to Get Into School as Non Would Take HimRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

    Rowaid, who lives in Zarqa, is seen in his first day at Al Rai Private School in Amman which awarded him a full scholarship. "All my attempts to register Rowaid in a school or kindergarten were doomed to failure," said Reema Amer, the mother of the four-and-a-half-year-old boy "whose sole fault was being born without hands".

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  4. Annual Global Festival for Diversity & Inclusion, Dive In, Begins This WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Insurance Journal West

    ... is serious about building modern, inclusive cultures where talent is valued equally," said Dive In. Both Amman, Jordan and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will take a lens on empowering women in insurance across the region with guest speakers from both ...

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  5. John Gilliam, Ph.D., Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | 24-7 Press Release

    ... governments, including in Turkey and Saudi Arabia. He was an education consultant for the Ford Foundation in Amman, Jordan, helping to establish a college there. Dr. Gilliam is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Phi Beta Delta, ...

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  6. Jordanians Furious After Family Friendly Gaming Event Takes a Dark TurnRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 23 | Al Bawaba

    Jordan's social media exploded in anger in fury of an event called: "8ala8" [Chaos] held on Friday in Amman. The event seemed at first to be one of the those ordinary occasions for gaming lovers and anime fans with police presence for protection.

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  7. Breaking BarriersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 23 | The Indian Express

    IN 2006, Jordanian author Fadi Zaghmout started a blog that discussed issues pertaining to individualism and sexual freedom in the Arab society. The blog, written predominantly in English, proved popular among Arab netizens as it delved into social issues that were not addressed traditionally by the media in Jordan.

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  8. Four join St. Lukes systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | Business North

    St. Luke's Nephrology Associates announced Dr. Hassan Salameh has been hired. Dr. Salameh received his medical degree at Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan.

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  9. Minster of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem, 7 Aug. 18 , cc via: Youm7/FileRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | Egypt Today

    ... said during the press conference that the fair is considered the most prominent cultural and intellectual event in Jordan as it enables visitors from different countries to get acquainted with local, Arab and international cultural scenes and attend ...

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  10. New Jordanian ambassador to arrive in Israel within daysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | The Times of Israel

    Ghassan Majali, Jordan's newly appointed ambassador to Israel, will arrive in the Jewish state in the coming days, according to an official source in the Jordanian capital. Former Jordanian Ambassador to Israel Walid Obeidat recently left Tel Aviv after serving as Jordan's envoy for more than five years.

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  11. Scholar From Jordan Joins Mote MarineRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | Sarasota Magazine

    Riyad Manasrah, a recipient of a Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program award from the nation of Jordan, recently joined Mote Marine Laboratory . Manasrah will research the physical and chemical dynamics of coastal ocean lagoons in the northern Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea to evaluate their environmental status and examine threats to the ecosystems through his Fulbright award, which runs from this month through next May. Manasrah is a full professor of physical oceanography at the University of Jordan in Aqaba, Jordan, where, prior to his arrival at Mote, he was the president assistant at the university and the director of the Marine Science Station.

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  12. Correction: Homes-Regional Modern storyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | SFGate

    ... philosophy is helping it give rivals like Uber a run for their money. The fourth edition of the show then travels to Jordan where inspiring businesses like the Sharqi shop, set up by Syrian Saleem Najjar, lead the way to a hip hub in the country. ...

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  13. Palestine Circus Festival Takes Place in 32 Locales Across West BankRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | Al Bawaba

    Several international groups are to participate in the Palestine Circus Festival, set to take place in 32 locations across the occupied West Bank, which will be held under the slogan "United for Freedom." International circus teams from Argentina, the United Kingdom, Chile and France are going to participate in the Palestine Circus Festival, with more than 12 performancesO2 The festival is scheduled to start from September 27th until October 6th, and will be touring 32 locations that include Jerusalem, Ramallah, al-Bireh, Nablus, Hebron, Bethlehem, Jenin, Tulkarm, Birzeit and refugee camps, along with the besieged Gaza Strip, as well as Amman, Jordan's capital.

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  14. Can Islamist moderates remake the politics of the Muslim world?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | Christian Science Monitor

    ... a region where - as elsewhere - politics are often bound to identity and bitterly polarized. From Tunisia to Egypt to Jordan, Islamist activists and organizations are adopting a more progressive and moderate tone. They are reaching out to minorities ...

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  15. Award-winning Violinist Sophie Davis to ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | Herald Gazette

    ... Davis has performed at the Kennedy Center, Chicago's Symphony Hall, the Monte Music Festival in India, and with the Jordan National Orchestra (JOrchestra) in Amman, Jordan. In 2017, she was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Research Grant to spend ...

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  16. Saudi Arabia Supports MKO Terror Group Via Gold Bars, Expensive WatchesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | Al Bawaba

    An ex-member of the Mujahedin Khalq Organization has shed light on Saudi Arabia's financial support for the anti-Iran terror group, explaining how the Riyadh regime funneled, in one instance, gold bars and other valuables worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the notorious outfit. Massoud Khodabandeh, a former high-ranking MKO element, made the revelations in an interview with Jordanian news website al-Bawaba released on Tuesday.

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  17. Russian Bars and the Many Faces of Sex Work in JordanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | Al Bawaba

    Jordan is increasingly known as a "hotspot" of prostitution in the Middle East. It is certainly not the only Middle Eastern country where sex work has become commonplace.

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  18. Queen Rania Attends Anti-Violence Festival Against ChildrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | Al Bawaba

    Queen Rania attended the launch of a festival organised by the National Council for Family Affairs and UNICEF on Tuesday, as part of a wider ongoing campaign in Jordan to reduce physical violence against children, a statement from Queen Rania's Office said. was welcomed at the event by NCFA Acting Secretary General Mohammad Miqdadi, UNICEF Jordan Representative Robert Jenkins, and Chief of Child Protection Programme at UNICEF, Maha Homsi.

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  19. Jordan: Seventy 'Modern, Latest' Buses Reach Amman as Part of New Transport PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | Mass Transit

    Sept. 16--AMMAN -- Seventy of the 135 new buses scheduled to start operating by the beginning of 2018 in Amman have arrived in Jordan, Amman's Mayor Yousef Shawarbeh announced on Saturday. The buses, which are said to be the "latest and most modern" models, are part of the Greater Amman Municipality's plan to upgrade Jordan's transport system to the "latest global standards", as stated by GAM's spokesperson, Mazen Farajeen.

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  20. Jordan Believes in East Jerusalem as Capital of Palestinian StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | Al Bawaba

    Prime Minister Omar Razzaz emphasised that Jordan's constants towards the Palestinian issue will never change and are based on a two-state solution, which should lead to ending the Israeli occupation and establishing an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. Razzaz's remarks came during a meeting on Monday with the Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

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