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May 26, 2016

A host of nations discovered the teams standing between themselves and a ticket to the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship 2017 finals when the competition’s official qualifying draw was held in Malaysia (Photo:
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Jordan women’s U-19 national football team regrouped on Wednesday to start preparations for the Asian Group A qualifiers for the 2017 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-19 Women’s Championship.
Amman's Rotana Tower decked out for Jordan's Independence Day celebrations. (Facebook)
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3D mapping technology is being used to showcase images in Amman for Jordan's 70th Independence Anniversary and the centennial of the Great Arab Revolt celebrations.
Jordan used to receive around 10,000 barrels per day of crude oil from Iraq before Daesh militants controlled several parts in western Iraq, causing a complete halt to shipments. (Shutterstock)
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Baghdad recently announced route changes to the highly-anticipated pipeline in order to expedite construction of the $15B project.

May 25, 2016

Google celebrates Jordan Independence Day 2016 with this doodle
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Jordan celebrates 70 years of independence on May 25, 2016
The vote drew fire from BDS activists on Jordanian social media networks. (File photo)
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As Jordan celebrates its Independence Day, a parliamentary vote to permit Israelis to support Jordanian governmental projects has generated controversy.

May 24, 2016

Jordan's Parliament (AFP / File)
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Politicians voted to exclude Israel from new legislation – but quickly appeared to change their minds

May 23, 2016

The men sent their commitment to wed again to a local news website (AFP / File)
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The men sent their commitment to wed again to a local news website
A total of $115 million has been allocated to complete the Jordan Gate project, of which 72 per cent is already finished. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Construction on the project is due to resume 'within days' as disagreements between the Al Bayan Holding Company of Kuwait and Al Hamad Contracting Company are reportedly resolved.

May 22, 2016

Jordan used to export 180,000-200,000 tonnes of fruit and vegetables to Iraq each year but were forced to export via Kuwait after the border crossing was closed. (File photo)
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The Karama-Turaibil border crossing between Jordan and Iraq is expected t re-open in less than two weeks after nearly a year of closure.
Jordan reinforced its borders with Iraq and Syria after Islamic jihadists captured a large swathe of territory (AFP/File)
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Late Thursday, Iraq's military announced it had retaken the remote western town of Rutba, an Iraqi town across the border with Jordan, in an operation launched this week to cut off the militants' supply route to neighbouring Syria.
Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp, near the Syrian border. (AFP/File)
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Jordan opened its border to over 1500 Syria refugees this weekend, many needing urgent medical care.

May 20, 2016

Saddam Hussein's eldest daughter, Raghad Hussein, received asylum in Jordan after American forces overthrew her father's regime in 2003. (AFP/File)
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A number of Iraqis residing in Jordan are accused of money laundering and plotting a coup to overthrow the current Iraqi government.

May 19, 2016

Jordan Atomic Energy Commission chairman insists that the nuclear program is vital to ensure diversity in the energy mix in the Kingdom, which has been dependent on imported fuel. (File photo)
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Negotiations are currently underway with the Czech Republic, China and Japan for third-party investment,while Jordan will retain the largest stake in the nuclear plant.
Jordan's energy minister said that the project would create the necessary infrastructure for the interconnection with Saudi Arabia. (File photo)
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Announced on the sidelines of the Jordan International Energy Summit, The project will take up to two years to complete and will cost up to JD200 million.

May 18, 2016

Source: @TheAFDP
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Young football fans at the world's second largest refugee camp of Zaatari had the opportunity today to dribble the ball with football superstar Mesut Ozil, midfielder of both the German National Team and Arsenal FC.
Reducing unemployment rates is not the responsibility of the ministry alone, citing that the number of university graduates in Jordan is on the rise and some majors do not meet the needs of labour market  (
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The Central Bank of Jordan's annual report puts the joblessness rate at 13 per cent last year, the highest since 2008.
The technical delegation also reviewed the progress of the Amman development corridor project that cost Dh319 million and is set for completion in 2016. (File photo)
09:04 GMT
A delegation from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development are reviewing nearly $1.2B worth of projects in Jordan including the Amman development corridor, and renewable energy projects.
The Jordanian flag. (AFP/File)
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Jordan has freed an Islamic preacher charged with inciting hatred on social media.

May 17, 2016

Source: @Sportskeeda
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Prince Ali bin Hussein feels that Infantino's proposals during the 66th FIFA Congress were intended to undermine measures against corruption
The now-removed Facebook page calling for a mass suicide in Amman (Facebook)
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Hundreds clicked attend on a satirical Facebook event that blamed the government and businesses for young people's woes.
In cooperation with Russia’s Rosatom, Jordan's first reactor is slated to be ready by 2023 and the second by 2025. (Shutterstock)
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Jordan is aiming for renewable sources to constitute 20 percent of the energy mix in 2020, and to produce 48 per cent of its electricity using nuclear power by 2025.
A general view shows the Erez border crossing between Gaza and Israel. (AFP/File)
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Gazans traveling to Jordan must obtain a 'non-objection paper' from Jordanian authorities, and many are rejected without knowing why.

May 16, 2016

The earthquake shook parts of Egypt, Israel, and Jordan. (Shutterstock)
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A magnitude 5 earthquake shook Egypt, Israel, and Jordan.

May 15, 2016

Refugees make up approximately one third of Jordan's total population. (File photo)
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Jordan will receive a share of a 100 million euro grant for the country's active role in responding to the Syrian refugee crisis.