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March 6, 2015

Arab League Secretary General Nabil El Araby. (AFP/File)
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Arab League Secretary General Nabil El Araby met with Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour in Amman to discuss a pan-Arab response to terrorism.

March 5, 2015

Turning to the judicial sector, the department revealed that the percentage of female judges jumped from 6.2 in 2009 to 16 per cent in 2013.
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Only 16 per cent of women were in the local labour market in 2013, according to figures released by the Department of Statistics (DoS) Wednesday.
An "open gate" in the MidEast, more than half of Jordan's population are refugees coming from unstable neighboring countries. (AFP/File)
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A "safe haven" in the MidEast, more than half of Jordan's population are refugees coming from unstable neighboring countries.
Tuba Büyüküstün visiting girls at Jordan's Zaatari Refugee Camp for Syrians. (Image: Facebook)
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Known for her roles in the Turkish soap opera “Ihlamurlar altinda” (Under the lime trees), which was dubbed into Arabic, Tuba Büyüküstün tours around the Syrian refugee camp located in Jordan.

March 4, 2015

The Jordanian king called on his citizens Tuesday to be proud of the country's resilience against "enemies of Islam." (Courtesy/Royal Court)
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The Jordanian king called on his citizens Tuesday to be proud of the country's resilience against "enemies of Islam."
Manasir owns several large investments in Jordan in the fields of oil and construction.
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Jordanian billionaire Ziad Manasir slipped in annual ranking of global billionaires released by Forbes magazine this week.

March 3, 2015

Despite the absence of recent official figures that identify the number of working children in the Kingdom, a survey on child labour conducted in 2008 put their number at 30,000, according to the Ministry of Labour.
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UNHCR figures indicate that 53 per cent of Syrian refugees in Jordan are below 18 years old.
Some members denied a "rift" between Muslim Brotherhood branches, Asharq al-Awsat reported Monday. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
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Some members denied a "rift" between Muslim Brotherhood branches, Asharq al-Awsat reported Monday.

March 2, 2015

Zaatari refugee camp sits near the Syrian border in northern Jordan. (AFP/File)
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Four Syrian refugees died in a fire on Monday in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp.
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.
"This is our war," King Abdullah said in an exclusive interview on CNN Sunday. (Screenshot: CNN)
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"This is our war," King Abdullah said in an exclusive interview on CNN Sunday.

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,

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.