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Jordan’s King, Spurred by Jerusalem Mosque Crisis, Meets With Palestinian Leader

    Jordan’s King, Spurred by Jerusalem Mosque Crisis, Meets With Palestinian Leader

By ISABEL KERSHNER RAMALLAH, West Bank — King Abdullah II of Jordan made the short trip to Ramallah on Monday for a highly symbolic visit with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, against the

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The Arab Prince Standing Up to Trump

    The Arab Prince Standing Up to Trump

Prince Zeid Raad al-Hussein has emerged as the Middle East’s most prominent defender of human rights — both in the region of his birth, and the United States. if ever

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Syrian crisis: Angelina Jolie visits Jordan refugee camp

Los Angeles: Actress-activist Angelina Jolie has visited a Syrian refugee camp and urged world leaders to help sort the current crisis. “This is not a problem of Jordan’s making, or

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How a new youth movement is emerging in Jordan ahead of elections

A recent change of government and looming parliamentary elections brings Jordan, a vital U.S. ally, back into policy discussions. And, inevitably, pundits will ask a familiar question about this diminutive

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Attack in Jordan Leaves 70,000 Syrians Trapped in Desert Without Aid

Oxfam’s Camilla Jelbart Mosse spoke to Syria Deeply on the difficulties faced by aid organizations trying to reach 70,000 Syrians

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A century after Sykes-Picot, it’s Sykes-Picot: The Arab version

It is true that even if Arab masses had wanted to prevent ills of Sykes-Picot, they were too weak to

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MPs say interior minister can call army into restive areas under new bill

AMMAN — MPs on Tuesday agreed to an article in the decentralisation bill allowing the interior minister to call the

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Jordan to set up buffer zone in southern Syria

Jordan is preparing to set up a security zone in southern Syria to prevent a jihadi victory in the area,

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Jordan under pressure to ban Ibn Taymiyyah’s books

Leaked correspondence claims works by the medieval Islamic scholar have been used by the Islamic State group to justify its

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THE JORDAN-SYRIA ROAD AND THE HARD CHOICES

In 2004 King Abdula the second in his interview with “WASHINGTON POST” Spoke about the “Shi’ite -crescent”,  where Tony Blair

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