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A.M. Best Special Report: Jordan Market Remains Profitable Despite Regulatory, Economic Hurdles

The report, titled, "Jordan Market Remains Profitable Despite Regulatory, Economic Hurdles," states that Jordan's insurance market saw growth in gross written premiums of 3% in 2013; however, that growth is down considerably from the double-digit growth seen in 2009 and 2010, reflecting the slide in Jordan's gross domestic product growth rate from ... (more)


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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Britain, NATO ready to support Jordan against Islamic State

Saudi Paper says Jordan handed NATO secret security reports showing the expansion of extremists in Iraq, including ideas to counter group's advance towards its territory.


Related Topix: Middle East, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Terrorism

Inter Press Service

Jordan's LGBT Community Fears Greater Intolerance

The Jabal Amman historical district, crisscrossed by quaint streets, cafA©s and art galleries has become a hub for the Jordanian capital's LGBT community.


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Westboro Baptist Won't Let Adam Hills Challenge Go; Demand Tickets to Iraq

When Aussie comedian and talk show host Adam Hills heard that the humanitarians of Westboro Baptist Church were threatening to picket Robin Williams' funeral, he responded with fiery vehemence.


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Silicon Alley Insider

50 Days Of War In Gaza May Cost Israel Dearly

A child gestures during a rally by supporters of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood in Amman, celebrating what Hamas say is its victory in Gaza, August 29, 2014.


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Exclusive Interview: Cherien Dabis discusses the making of 'May in the Summer'

" May in the Summer " may look like the typical romantic comedy on the surface, but it's really a lot more than that as it delves into a culture many of us have not seen.


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Sat Aug 30, 2014

AME Info

QAIA resumes positive passenger and aircraft traffic growth during July 2014

In continuation of its positive traffic growth trend, Airport International Group - the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of Queen Alia International Airport - announced an increase in passenger numbers and aircraft movements at QAIA during July 2014.


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National Public Radio

Syrian Artists Denied Visas, And A Voice In The U.S.

It's about a group of women who struggle to survive in Troy after the town has been sacked.


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Fri Aug 29, 2014

United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

Jon Stewart on filming in - and talking about - the Middle East

Jon Stewart's directorial film debut, "Rosewater," is set to premiere at film festivals in the United States and Canada this September.


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Jerusalem Post

Islamic State's appeal presents Jordan with new test

King Abdullah, a steadfast US ally who has safeguarded his country's peace treaty with Israel, is seeking to ease concerns in Jordan about the threat posed by Islamic State.


Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Iraq

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Los Angeles Times

'The Notebook' is a chilling but reductive World War II tale

Based on the international bestseller by Agota Kristof, "The Notebook" represented Hungary in the Academy Awards' foreign-language film competition but failed to garner a nomination.


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Louis Berger secures fourth contract extension for services at Queen Alia International Airport

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 27, 2014 -- Louis Berger has secured a fourth contract extension for independent engineering services at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan.


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Al Bawaba

RJ receives first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner joined the RJ fleet on August 27, bearing the name of Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II.


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Jerusalem Post

Report: Netanyahu and Abbas met secretly in Jordan prior to Gaza cease-fire

Jordanian newspaper says leaders met in Amman; Prime Minister's Office does not comment on report; Netanyahu said Wednesday that Israel could potentially want Abbas and his forces in Gaza.


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Al Bawaba

Report: Netanyahu and Abbas met secretly in Jordan before ceasefire

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met secretly in Amman prior to the announcement Tuesday of the cease-fire which ended 50 days of fighting between Israel and armed factions in Gaza, Jordanian daily Al-Ghad reported on Wednesday.


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The Daily Star

Syrian planes bomb Golan post captured by Nusra Front

Smoke rises following an explosion on the Syrian side near the Qunaitra border crossing August 27, 2014.


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Wed Aug 27, 2014


Arab Bank Questions Hamas Links in Terror-Funding Trial

Arab Bank Plc, accused in a U.S. trial of helping finance suicide bombings in and near Israel by processing transactions to benefit Hamas, sought to cast doubt on victims' claims the attacks were caused by the Palestinian militant group.


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The Pordland Mercury

No Big Deal

CONSIDERING the bad news from the ongoing Israeli/Palestinian crisis, May in the Summer 's timing is great.


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Malaysian National News Agency

Boeing Celebrates Delivery Of Royal Jordanian's First 787 Dreamliner

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 -- Boeing and Royal Jordanian today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787 Dreamliner.


Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 787, Malaysia, Everett, WA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Daily Trojan

HONY's recent project humanizes Middle East

With escalating conflicts throughout the Middle East, it's difficult to worry about anything other than the impending threat of increased American involvement.


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