Jordan

November 2, 2014

King Abdullah also accused Israel of "brutal aggression" during the recent Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
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Jordan's King Abdullah said Sunday that the Hashemite Kingdom would continue to battle "Israeli unilateralism in Jerusalem" and to maintain Islamic and Christian places of worship in the city.

The international rating agency said the revised outlook for Jordan's rating was supported by expectations that the Kingdom's fiscal and external balances will continue to improve.
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Jordan has regained its stable credit rating from Standard and Poor's (S&P) almost three years after a downgrade to negative.

The curving clays and sand soils of Iran’s salt desert,  Dasht-e Kavir, appear like swirls in fine lumber. Satellites can directly identify different minerals and recognize large geological structures and mineral deposits that are undetectable by ground-based surveys. Iran is one of the world’s most important mineral producers.
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Middle East deserts as you've never seen them before - from orbit

October 29, 2014

The study also showed that the Syrian refugee influx impacted job opportunities in the private sector as Syrian workers highly compete with Jordanians in the non-official labour market.
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Syrian refugees clinched more than 31,000 jobs, which constitute 91 per cent of job opportunities that Jordan is required to create annually.

Roughly 1,300 of the fighters are members of IS, while the rest are mainly members of al Nusra Front. (AFP/File)
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More than 250 Jordanian Jihadi Salafists who joined movements in Syria fighting against the regime of President Bashar Assad have been killed since early 2011.

Jordan's King Abdullah walks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas during a visit to the West Bank (File/AFP)
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Jordan has requested an urgent meeting with the UN Security Council over Israeli plans to build settlement units in Jerusalem and ongoing violence at the Al Aqsa Mosque.

Unnamed Islamist websites encouraged attacks against American or international schools across the Middle East (File/AFP)
08:49 GMT

US officials issued strong security warnings for American schools in the Middle East against potential terrorist attacks after an extremist website threatened to target Western educational facilities.

Maryam, a refugee from Syria, smiles as her family talks with reporters in 2013 at Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp (Albawaba File Photo/J. Zach Hollo).
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Jordan's foreign minister said that until a political solution to the Syrian crisis is reached, there is an urgent need for a bigger international response to support host countries, especially Jordan.

October 28, 2014

Abu Mohammad al Maqdisi was arrested by Jordanian security forces Monday (Image: YouTube screenshot)
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A high-profile al Qaeda scholar was arrested by Jordanian authorities Monday for distributing terrorist material on the internet.

Palestinian children sit in the West Bank refugee camp of Jalazoun, overlooking an Israeli settlement (File/AFP)
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Jordan slammed the Israeli government's announcement to build over 1,000 settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem.

"The Price" marks Saba's third participation in an Egyptian film. (Image: Facebook)
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Jordanian actress Saba Mubarak and Egyptian actor Amro Youssef deliver a humanitarian message in their new film "The Price."

October 27, 2014

The Jordanian Monarch, His Majesty King Abdullah, (pictured) reiterated Jordan’s full support to Iraqis in their endeavours to regain Iraq’s security and stability, deemed “crucial for regional security and stability” (AFP/File Archive).
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His Majesty King Abdullah and Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi on Sunday discussed international and regional efforts exerted to confront the dangers of terrorist groups and their radical ideologies.

Abadi met with King Abdullah II and Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur. (AFP/File)
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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with King Abdullah II in Amman Sunday.

Arab Bank Group said it had begun legal steps to appeal a US jury ruling which found it liable for financing Islamic group Hamas.
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The US civil lawsuit brought against the Jordan-based bank has been described by lawyers as the first of its kind to reach trial

October 26, 2014

Algerian health authorities have mobilized medical workers, medicine and equipment to their southern border to counter the spread of Ebola. There is a dedicated isolation unit at Si Haoues Hospital of Tindouf, and thermal detection devices have been set up at border crossings and Tindouf Airport. There have been no cases of Ebola in Algeria.
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How the Middle East is managing the Ebola menace