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May 28, 2015

FIFA Vice President Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordon arrives for the Asian Football Confederation Extraordinary Congress meeting in Melbourne on Jan. 9, 2015. (AFP/William West)
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One day remains until the FIFA elections, where the first Arab figure to run for presidency is challenging the incumbent.
Despite it being legal in Jordan, homosexuality is still harshly condemned by the country's deeply conservative society. (AFP/File)
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After International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia earlier this month, LGBT communities in Jordan are still facing backlash over an awareness event held in the capital Amman.
We've been hearing a lot about the ancient city of Palmyra this week, but Arabic news reports suggest Daesh is now eyeing the southern Syrian city of Daraa, and the Jordanian border. (AFP/File)
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According to Arabic media reports, Daesh militants say they're headed for the Jordanian border.
UEFA President Michel Platini (C) arrives to attend an UEFA meeting on the sidelines of the 65th FIFA Congress on May 28, 2015 in Zurich. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)
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Michel Platini voiced his support of Jordanian Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein's bid for FIFA Presidency.

May 27, 2015

Amman's municipality is anticipating more traffic congestion as tens of thousands of visitors from the Gulf region are expected to arrive over the summer. (Shutterstock)
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Amman's municipality is anticipating more traffic congestion as tens of thousands of visitors from the Gulf region are expected to arrive over the summer.
Orange Jordan's 4G services will be nationwide by the end of the year.
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Orange Jordan's 4G services will be nationwide by the end of the year.
Farmers pick olives from their trees in Ajlun during the harvest season. (AFP/File)
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The six-year initiative aims to support more efficient agricultural services in areas classified as "poverty pockets."

May 26, 2015

Jordan's Independence Day was marked with a quirky world record, and it wasn't the country's first. (Twitter)
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Jordan's Independence Day was marked with a quirky world record, and it wasn't the country's first.
Artist Iyad Sabegh stands in front of a small metal caravan that serves as the group’s studio and storage locker, where he was in process of tagging it with a vibrantly colored mural. The unit was provided by NGO International Relief and Development and sits alongside a library and theater that also doubles as an auditorium.
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A group of young artists living in Zaatari refugee camp work to preserve Syria’s rich cultural treasures with paintings, models and sculptures of Palmyra. Little did they realize how prescient their actions would be.
The first shipment of Qatar's liquefied natural gas arrived in Aqaba Port earlier this week. (AFP/File)
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The first shipment of Qatar's liquefied natural gas arrived in Aqaba Port earlier this week.
Jordan's King Abdullah on Monday attended the official national celebration marking Independence Day. (AFP/File)
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Jordan's King Abdullah on Monday attended the official national celebration marking Independence Day.
Assaf sincerely thanked Jordan for standing by Palestinians in their time of need and for helping heal their wounds. (Facebook)
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Mohammed Assaf celebrated Jordan's 96th Independence Day with a special Facebook post.

May 25, 2015

Parades and displays of patriotism took place across the kingdom. (AFP/File)
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Parades and displays of patriotism took place across the kingdom.
Jerusalem's Aqsa is usually the site of high tension between Israeli security forces and Palestinians, but Friday's video showed a different tension, between Fatah and Hamas. (AFP/File)
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This time in Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque, tensions of a different kind boiled over, between Palestinian factions themselves.
A cab company will start operating hybrid vehicles in the next three months under an agreement with the Amman municipality, the company's chairman said Sunday.
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A cab company will start operating hybrid vehicles in the next three months under an agreement with the Amman municipality, the company's chairman said Sunday.

May 24, 2015

Syrian refugees living in a camp. (AFP/Getty Images/Nikolay Doychinov)
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The UN agency urged the international community to support those countries hosting refugees.
The Treasury at Petra, Jordan. (Pixabay)
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Jordan confirms investment projects worth $8.5B finalized at the conclusion of the World Economic Forum meeting at the Dead Sea.
The pipeline is expected to be operational in 2017. (Shutterstock)
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Iraq is determined to complete the oil and gas pipeline linking Basra to Aqaba despite 'challenges on the ground' according to the Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister.

May 21, 2015

The forum will be held on the eastern shores of the Dead Sea, where over 58 countries plan to attend. (AFP/File)
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The forum will be held on the eastern shores of the Dead Sea, where over 58 countries plan to attend.
A handout picture released by the Jordanian Royal Palace on Aug. 14, 2014, shows King Abdullah II meeting with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud in the Red Sea port of Jeddah. (AFP/File)
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The Saudi Development Fund board of directors is scheduled to discuss Jordan's request for a longterm, low-interest loan at a meeting next month.

May 20, 2015

A meeting among the countries' envoys was aimed at boosting aid for Jordan's efforts on the refugee crisis. (AFP/File)
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A meeting among the countries' envoys was aimed at boosting aid for Jordan's efforts on the refugee crisis.
The Social Security Corporation increased the salaries of its retirees to match inflation. (AFP/File)
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The Social Security Corporation increased the salaries of its retirees to match the inflation of 2014.
US troops and 17 other nations participated in various training exercises in the Jordanian desert. (AFP/File)
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The US along with 17 other nations participated in annual war games designed to "exchange military expertise" in the Jordanian desert.

May 19, 2015

The Jordan National Commission for Women said ladies faced less discrimination in the public sector compared with private companies. (Shutterstock)
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The Jordan National Commission for Women said ladies faced less discrimination in the public sector compared with private companies.
Ma'an is the site of frequent protests against government economic and police policies they see as unfair to the tribal city and its residents. (AFP/File)
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The the southern city of Ma'an on Monday, residents were celebrating a government move for a change.
"Jordan does not accept that its ... support for the Syrian people and for a political solution be put in doubt," asserted Jordan's government spokesman Mohamed al-Momani. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
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Jordan on Tuesday rejected Syrian accusations that "terrorists" were being given military training on its soil, insisting Amman favored a political solution to its neighbor's conflict.
According to Arabic media, Um Sayyaf conducted Daesh operations alongside her husband, including the investigation, detainment and eventual execution of Jordanian pilot Muath Kasasbeh. (AFP/File)
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Now in US custody, wife of key Daesh militant Abu Sayyaf killed by US Special forces Saturday could offer inside details about the January death of Jordanian pilot Muath Kasasbeh.
Muath Kasasbeh's execution video shocked Jordan in February and prompted the kingdom to intensify bombing efforts against Daesh in Syria. (AFP/File)
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Remember Abu Sayyaf? The key Daesh figure the Pentagon killed in a special forces raid on Saturday? Turns out, he may have also been a key figure in the execution of Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh in January.
Israeli delegates reportedly met with Arab and EU diplomats in Jordan. (AFP/File)
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Diplomats from Sunni Arab countries held secret talks with Israeli officials in Jordan to discuss security issues in the region.
An Air Arabia Airbus A320-214. Air Arabia also owns a 49 percent stake in Petra Airlines. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Air Arabia Jordan launches an inaugural flight to Kuwait as part of a strategy to promote low-cost tourism.

May 18, 2015

Filming of “Indiana Jones and the Holy Grail” in Petra. (lowcostholidays.com )
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USA Today has an online vote for the world's filming location, and as of today, Petra ranks number one!
Former Interior Minister Hussein Hazza Majali walks out of Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock mosque during his visit to the Al-Aqsa mosques compound, Islam's third holiest site, on April 23, 2012. Jordan. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
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Two high ranking members of the Jordanian government resigned yesterday due to failure to coordinate over "key issues" relating to public security.
China is surpassing the US in drone supply to this region, according to Jordan's AlGhad. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Let's talk drones: these days it seems it's China, not the US, who's got the MidEast monopoly.
A private company won the contract to build the solar-run plant in Jordan over the past eight months. (AFP/File)
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Jordan's King Abdullah inaugurated a solar power plant Sunday at the Royal Court.

May 17, 2015

A new study shows unemployment rate in Jordan increased to 22.1 percent, from 14.5 percent before the Syrian war began. (AFP/File)
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A new study shows unemployment rate in three areas increased to 22.1 percent, from 14.5 percent before the Syrian war began.