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Jordan to hold parliamentary elections this year


May 8th, 2012 - 6:08 am ICT by IANS
Amman, May 8 (IANS) Jordan's King Abdullah II has said that the country's parliamentary elections will be held before the end of this year, official Petra news agency reported.During a ... Read more...

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Kerala-origin tycoon gets global harmony award


March 1st, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 1 (IANS) UAE-based business magnate M.A. Yusuf Ali, who belongs to a village in Kerala, was Thursday presented with the prestigious Interfaith Harmony Award at a function in ... Read more...

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International Interfaith Harmony award for Yusuf Ali


February 14th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 14 (IANS) NRI business magnate M.A. Yusuf Ali has been selected for the prestigious Interfaith Harmony Award specially endowed with United Nations' Interfaith Harmony Week initiatives and observations.Ali ... Read more...

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Three Jordanian lawmakers resign over casino scandal


June 30th, 2011 - 6:18 am ICT by BNO News
AMMAN (BNO NEWS) -- Three members of Jordan's lower house of Parliament resigned on Wednesday over the House's decision to acquit Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit of implication in the high-profile Dead Sea ... Read more...

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Jordanian King orders release of detained journalist


June 1st, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by BNO News
AMMAN, JORDAN (BNO NEWS) -- Jordanian King Abdullah II on Wednesday ordered the release of Jordanian journalist Ala'a Fazza', who was arrested earlier today, Ammon News reported.The king ordered the journalist's release ... Read more...

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Jordan’s parliament rejects calls to reduce king’s constitutional power


March 28th, 2011 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
Amman, March 28 (IANS) Jordan's lower house has said it absolutely rejects calls seeking downgrading constitutional authorities of King Abdullah II.Stating the king receives his powers from the constitution, ... Read more...

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Jordanian parliament will not limit king’s powers


March 28th, 2011 - 2:53 am ICT by BNO News
AMMAN, JORDAN (BNO NEWS) -- Jordan's lower house of parliament on Sunday rejected recent calls by the opposition to limit King Abdullah's constitutional powers as part of targeted political reforms."The house categorically ... Read more...

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Rulers and their reigns in Middle East and North Africa


February 26th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 26 (IANS) Here is a list of leaders in Middle East and North Africa who have been in power for years:Libya: Ruled by Muammar Gaddafi who came to power ... Read more...

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Eight injured in Jordan protests


February 19th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Amman, Feb 19 (IANS) At least eight people were injured in clashes between pro and anti-government demonstrators in Jordan's capital Amman, a media report said Saturday. Anti-government protests continued Friday as Jordanians ... Read more...

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Protesters want king’s power curtailed in Jordan


February 17th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 17 (IANS) A group of demonstrators, including students, held protests in the Jordanian capital Amman, calling for constitutional and political reforms as well as limited powers for King Abdullah II, ... Read more...

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Obama assures Jordan king of US support


February 16th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/Amman, Feb 16 (IANS) In the face of protests rocking the Middle East, the Barack Obama administration has assured Jordan's King Abdullah II of its continued support but made it clear ... Read more...

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Middle East revolutions will not affect King’s rule in Jordan, says top diplomat.


February 15th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Amman, Feb.15 (ANI): Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh has said, that the recent revolutions that rocked Egypt and Tunisia will certainly not affect the king's rule in Jordan.According to him, the ... Read more...

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Six nations where winds of change are blowing


February 12th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) The winds of change are sweeping through the Middle East, triggering a series of political shifts in response to widespread discontent that once went unacknowledged. Here is ... Read more...

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Jordan Tribes Lashes Out At Queen Rania For Her ‘Political Role’


February 10th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Amman, Feb 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) After the anti-government protests who have rocked Egypt for the last few weeks, it seems now it is time for people another Arab nation of ... Read more...

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Jordan’s King Abdullah II ‘cozies up to’ Leonardo DiCaprio at UN


September 28th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 28 (ANI): Leonardo DiCaprio and Jordan's King Abdullah II were spotted together at the UN General Assembly.The king and his beautiful wife, Queen Rania dined at The Lion ... Read more...

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Parties making progress on Middle East peace process: Obama


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Wednesday after meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas here that parties were making progress on the Middle East peace process. "We are making ... Read more...

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Netanyahu discusses peace moves with Jordan king


July 27th, 2010 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Amman, July 27 (DPA) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a surprise brief visit to Amman Tuesday, where he discussed the prospects for starting "serious and effective" direct talks between Israel ... Read more...

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Jordan, Syria blast plan to demolish Jerusalem homes


June 25th, 2010 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Amman, June 24 (DPA) Jordan's King Abdullah II concluded a brief visit to Syria Thursday, during which he joined Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in condemning an Israeli local planning committee's approval of ... Read more...

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Jordan, Japan finalise draft nuclear deal


June 15th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Amman, June 15 (DPA) Jordan said Tuesday that it had reached agreement with Japan on a draft nuclear cooperation accord, as King Abdullah II accused Israel of trying to block Amman's acquisition ... Read more...

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UAE minister launches tourism project in Jordan


May 28th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Aqaba (Jordan), May 28 (IANS/WAM) Jordan's biggest real estate and tourism venture, the Marsa Zayed project, was launched by UAE Deputy Prime Minister Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The project, ... Read more...

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Interpol Issues Arrest For Saddam Hussein’s Daughter


April 6th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 06 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A warrant for the arrest of Raghad Hussein al Majid, the older daughter of the former Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein was issued on April 5. The warrant was ... Read more...

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World powers urged to prevent Israel from derailing peace


September 20th, 2009 - 2:19 am ICT by IANS
Amman, Sep 20 (DPA) Jordan's King Abdullah II and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Saturday called on the world community to prevent Israel from "derailing peace efforts" by insisting on the continuation ... Read more...

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US still insists on freeze of Israeli settlements: Abbas


August 21st, 2009 - 2:51 am ICT by IANS
Amman, Aug 21 (DPA) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday the US administration of President Barack Obama was still adamant in its demand that Israel completely halts the building of settlements ... Read more...

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Now, Queen Rania of Jordan hops on to the Twitter bandwagon


May 9th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 9 (ANI): After Barack Obama and Britney Spears, Queen Rania of Jordan has become the latest high profiler to join the microblogging service Twitter.Rania Al Abdullah, the wife of ... Read more...

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Jordan King accuses US of engaging in torture


April 25th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.25 (ANI): Jordan's King Abdullah II has said in an American TV interview that there is enough evidence available to suggest that the United States had engaged in torture, a ... Read more...

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Shilpa invites Queen of Jordan for T20 match


April 3rd, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty says Queen Rania of Jordan has accepted her invitation to watch a T20 cricket match between South Africa and Australia. During her stay ... Read more...

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Jordan urges enhanced EU, US roles for Mideast peace


February 16th, 2009 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Amman, Feb 15 (DPA) King Abdullah II of Jordan Sunday urged the European Union (EU) and the US to work to reinvigorate peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.The monarch's calls, made ... Read more...

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Jordan’s king orders authorities to facilitate entry of Iraqis


January 22nd, 2009 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS
Amman, Jan 22 (DPA) King Abdullah II of Jordan Wednesday issued instructions for authorities to take "urgent and immediate steps" to facilitate entry of Iraqis to the country and grant them residence ... Read more...

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Jordan calls for bigger EU role in Mideast peace


September 14th, 2008 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Amman, Sep 14 (DPA) Jordan Sunday called on the European Union (EU) to play a much bigger role in restoring peace in the troubled Middle East region.Jordan's King Abdullah II, underscored the ... Read more...

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Obama talks to Israeli, Palestinian officials


July 23rd, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Jerusalem, July 23 (DPA) US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was in Jerusalem Wednesday for talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. His visit is an important step in his election campaign and ... Read more...

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Jordan pledges support to Palestinians in talks with Israel


May 26th, 2008 - 3:13 am ICT by admin
DPA Amman, May 26 (DPA) Jordan's King Abdullah II Sunday vowed continued support to the Palestinians in their ongoing peace talks with Israel until the establishment of an "independent state". "We will not ... Read more...

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Flurry of Arab diplomacy after Damascus summit


April 2nd, 2008 - 7:53 pm ICT by admin
DPA Cairo, April 2 (DPA) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said after talks with Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak Wednesday continuing efforts to de-escalate the situation in the Gaza Strip have yielded no tangible results. ... Read more...

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Special operations exhibition opens in Jordan


April 2nd, 2008 - 2:39 am ICT by admin
DPA Amman, April 2 (DPA) King Abdullah II of Jordan Tuesday inaugurated the Special Operations exhibition SOFEX 2008 with the participation of more than 300 companies from 60 countries. The three-day event demonstrates ... Read more...

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Egypt brokered truce between Israel and Hamas: Abbas


March 11th, 2008 - 1:05 am ICT by admin
DPA Amman, March 10 (DPA) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Monday said a truce "deal" had been reached "in principle" between Israel and Hamas through Egyptian mediation. "I believe an agreement has been reached ... Read more...

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Jordan King spins through South Africa on motorcycle


February 24th, 2008 - 9:56 pm ICT by admin
DPA Johannesburg, Feb 24 (DPA) Jordan's King Abdullah II has been touring South Africa on a Harley Davidson motorcycle for the past week, the Sunday Times of Johannesburg reports. The king, whose love ... Read more...

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