Posts Tagged “Amman”

Syria Direct Co-founder John DeBlasio Visits Team in Jordan

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Syria Direct Co-founder John DeBlasio Visits Team in Jordan

Syria Direct Co-founder John DeBlasio Visits Team in Jordan This month, John DeBlasio, Executive Director of the GPD Charitable Trust, co-founder and longtime supporter of Syria Direct visited Syria Direct’s office, headquartered in Amman, Jordan. There, DeBlasio met with the Syrian editorial team and heard firsthand about Syria Direct’s recent work and upcoming projects. DeBlasio…

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Americans are not traveling to the Middle East

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Americans are not traveling to the Middle East

While Americans are among the most traveled people on the planet, one place they are avoiding is the Middle East and Arab countries. At one time, the Middle East was a favored destination to Americans but these days with the rising Islamic extremism, the violence and continued conflicts, tourism to the Arab World from the…

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Mullah Omar ,Opposed the September, 11 Attacks, betrayed by Bin Laden

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Mullah Omar ,Opposed the September, 11 Attacks, betrayed by Bin Laden

By Ali Younes The announcement last week that the Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead should mark an important junction not only for Afghanistan and the Taliban, but also for the Jihadist movement worldwide. As a leader of Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, Mullah Omar was known as a reclusive leader who provided shelter for…

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US secretary of Defense, Ash Carter met secretly with Saudi and Houthi officials in Amman

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US secretary  of Defense, Ash Carter met secretly with Saudi and Houthi officials in Amman

By Ali Younes Jordanian military and government sources told the Arab Daily News late last week that US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter visit to Jordan included a secret meeting between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Nayef and a delegation of the pro-Iranian Yemeni Houthi group currently fighting in Yemen. Carter’s trip to the region…

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Western Union Signs Amr Diab as Brand Ambassador

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Western Union Signs Amr Diab as Brand Ambassador

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), a leader in global payment services, today announced its association with one of the Arab world’s most popular pop stars – Amr Diab, as a Brand Ambassador. As an Arab star with a strong international following, Amr Diab will now represent Western Union and its quick, convenient and reliable money transfer services, offered across…

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Celebrating the Baptism of Christ on the Jordan River

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Celebrating the Baptism of Christ on the Jordan River

By Maria C. Khoury, Ed. D. It was simply a most glorious celebration of the Epiphany on the Jordan River today according to the Old Julian calendar. There were hundreds of priests, nuns and thousands of people from all walks of life coming to the precious site where over 2,000 years ago “…the heavens were…

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Jordan King Abdullah II urges building on privatization review panel findings

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Jordan King Abdullah II urges building on privatization review panel findings

Jordan King Abdullah II urges building on privatization review panel findings AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday stressed the importance of building on the outcome of the Privatisation Evaluation Committee (PEC) report by utilising its results in drawing up economic strategies, and boosting the partnership between the public and the private sectors. During…

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Baby son who slain Judge Raed Zeiter tried to help dies in Amman hospital

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Baby son who slain Judge Raed Zeiter tried to help dies in Amman hospital

Baby son who slain Judge Raed Zeiter tried to help dies in Amman hospital By Ali Younes Alaedinne Zeiter, the 5-year-old comatose son of Jordan’s magistrate judge who was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers on March 10, Raed Zeiter, was pronounced dead in a Jordanian hospital in Amman from brain injuries that he suffered few weeks before…

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Israel: “ We never apologized to the Jordanians”

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Israel: “ We never apologized to the Jordanians”

Israel: “ We never apologized to the Jordanians” Jordanian officials: “ Whatever the Israelis said, we considered it an apology” By Ali Younes In the aftermath of the murder of judge Raed Zeiter on March 10,  Jordanians reacted with angry  protests demonstrations against  their government’s reaction which was described by protesters as “ cowardice” ,…

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Exclusive: “They murdered my son in cold blood” grieving father of Judge Raed Zeiter declares

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Exclusive: “They murdered my son in cold blood” grieving father of Judge Raed Zeiter declares

Exclusive: “They murdered my son in cold blood” grieving father of Judge Raed Zeiter declares Witness accounts contradict claims by Israel and demand stronger response from Jordanian Government By Ali Younes In an exclusive interview with the Arab Daily News, the father of Raed Zeiter said his son was murdered by Israeli soldiers on March 10…

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Conflicting Israeli and Jordanian statements on murder of Judge Raed Zeiter

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Conflicting Israeli and Jordanian statements on murder of Judge Raed Zeiter

Conflicting Israeli and Jordanian statements on murder of Judge Raed Zeiter By Ray Hanania The growing controversy over the March 10, 2014 murder of Jordanian Judge Raed Zeiter has put added pressure on the government of Jordan and Israel to conduct a complete and transparent investigation into the shooting. The Israelis maintain video surveillance of…

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Jordan government, King criticized for mishandling Israeli killing of unarmed Judge

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Jordan government, King  criticized for mishandling Israeli killing of unarmed Judge

Jordan government, King  criticized for mishandling Israeli killing of unarmed Judge By Ali Younes Israeli soldiers shot and killed an unarmed Jordanian judge on Monday  at the Allenby crossing bridge between Jordan and the West Bank  after reportedly arguing with Israeli border guards on his way back to Amman from the West Bank. Official Israeli…

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