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March 1, 2015

Zaatari refugee camp is located in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near Syrian border. (AFP/File)
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The number of Syrians currently residing in Mafraq has reached 288,105, which is 88 percent higher the province's total population.

February 26, 2015

The official Petra news agency said that the agreement signed in the Jordanian capital, Amman, would set in motion the implementation of the first phase of a long-awaited project.
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Jordan and Israel signed a deal on Thursday to build a pipeline to link the Red Sea with the shrinking Dead Sea and combat regional water shortages.
It's "the most significant agreement since the peace treaty with Jordan," an Israeli energy official said Thursday. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
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It's "the most significant agreement since the peace treaty with Jordan," an Israeli energy official said Thursday.
The ASQ Survey is the world’s leading airport passenger satisfaction benchmark programme.
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QAIA has registered unprecedented improvements in all 36 listed services and facilities in both categories.
The US embassy advised its citizens in Amman to refrain from going to high-end malls due to potential terrorist threats. (AFP/File)
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The US embassy issued a strong security message for its citizens against potential terror threats in the Jordanian capital of Amman.

February 25, 2015

He noted that despite the challenges, the Kingdom’s reforms have “greatly” contributed to improving most economic and financial indicators.
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A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is carrying out a two-week review of Jordanian economic reforms.
King Abdullah II (L) met with the late Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud in the Red Sea port of Jeddah on August 14, 2014. (AFP/File)
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King Abdullah will meet with King Salman on Wednesday to discuss the strengthening of ties between Saudi Arabia and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan,
Ah, that middle finger. Maybe not used everywhere, but most understand its meaning. It can get you deported from the UAE, where it violates decency codes. This version comes on a Jordanian eyeglass case, useful when your optician wants to convey that your vision is f*cked.
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Here in the modern, multilingual Middle East, where many people in the major cities have a tenuous (or better) command of English, the opportunities for skewed communication go far beyond comic cab conversations.

February 24, 2015

“We are working on different levels to support SMEs in the Kingdom and will continue to do so,” the CBJ official added.
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The Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) said Monday it was working on several fronts with various stakeholders to facilitate extending credit to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

February 23, 2015

A court in New York ruled Palestinian groups guilty for supporting terrorist acts against Israel on Monday. (AFP/File)
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A court in New York ruled Palestinian groups guilty for supporting terrorist acts against Israel on Monday.

February 21, 2015

SYRIA (177/180): Daesh is in Syria, but the Syrian regime is just as deadly. While Daesh is estimated to have murdered at least 20 reporters — dozens of Arabs don’t make headlines — the regime has killed nearly as many. Warring factions in the country have made it impossible to cover the conflict without being targeted. (AFP/File)
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More journalists have been targeted and killed than ever before. The deadliest region? The Middle East.

February 20, 2015

The Muslim Brotherhood announced earlier this week it had fired six of its senior leaders. (AFP/File)
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The Muslim Brotherhood announced earlier this week it had fired six of its senior leaders.
An emergency team and operation room will be working around the clock this weekend. (Screenshot: Twitter)
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An emergency team and operation room will be working around the clock this weekend.

February 19, 2015

Last year, the Kingdom, Iraq and Egypt signed a memorandum of understanding on transporting oil and natural gas between them.
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Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour on Wednesday met Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Sherif Ismail and discussed means to improve cooperation.

February 18, 2015

Libya initially asked the international community to help fight extremism and lift the embargo only a month ago. (AFP/File)
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Libya initially asked the international community to help fight extremism and lift the embargo only a month ago.
"Egypt and Jordan are in great need of natural gas, but there is other natural gas in the region besides Israeli gas."
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Egypt and Jordan yesterday announced that they planned to sign memoranda of understanding to import gas from other countries.
Before authorities sought his help in negotiations, al-Maqdisi was being held in Jordan for calling the US-coalition  against Daesh a "crusader war." (AFP/File)
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A new audio recording purporting to be negotiations between Salafist-Jihadist figure Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi and Daesh for the release of slain Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh was disseminated across social media this week.

February 17, 2015

A UAE F16 jet takes off from an airbase in Jordan, February 16, 2015. (AFP/WAM)
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UAE warplanes struck oil refineries captured by Daesh militants in unknown locations, according to state media reports.

February 16, 2015

Torabyeh has strongly detached itself from any association with ISIS. (Image: Facebook)
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Jordanian anti-Israel rap group "Torabyeh" claims their song "Ghorbah" was used without permission in ISIS ad.
Jordan's King Abdullah II (R) meets his Bahraini counterpart King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa at the Royal Palace in Amman on February 9, 2015. (AFP/File)
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The Royal Bahraini Air Force donated a group of jet fighters to Jordan to help the US-led coalition against Daesh.