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Jordan: Attack at Israeli embassy in Amman

An attack has taken place at the Israeli embassy in the Jordanian capital, Amman, with casualties reported. A BBC reporter at the scene says the immediate vicinity has been locked down but authorities have not released details. Media reports citing security sources say one Jordanian was killed and one Israeli …

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Did ISIS Shoot Down a Fighter Jet?

Source: http://www.thedailybeast.com/ – The Islamic State, or ISIS, claims it has shot down a Jordanian fighter jet and captured its pilot. Will this undermine the kingdom’s bedrock role as an ally in the war? Islamic militants scored a significant propaganda coup today, displaying the captured pilot of a Jordanian warplane …

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Fearing backlash, Jordan asserts Al-Aqsa custodianship

THE LEVANT – Jordan’s tough stance towards Israel over Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque reflects a determination to preserve its custodianship of the flashpoint site as well as its own stability, analysts say. By recalling its ambassador to Israel, the Hashemite kingdom sent a message that deploying police inside the mosque compound …

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Palestinians call on UN – Do something!

THE LEVANT – Jordan told the UN Security Council on Wednesday that it was ready to take measures to stop Israeli attacks on the Al-Aqsa mosque in east Jerusalem after Israeli forces stormed the compound. “Jordan considers such serious and outrageous actions by Israel an unprecedented escalation,” said Ambassador Dina …

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Jordanian court frees radical cleric Abu Qatada

THE LEVANT – A Jordanian court acquitted radical cleric Abu Qatada of terrorism charges and immediately freed him on Wednesday, ending more than a decade of legal cases against the firebrand preacher. Abu Qatada, who was deported from Britain last year, was found not guilty of conspiring to attack tourists …

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Jordan Arrests IS Affiliates Preparing Terrorist Attack In Kingdom

THE LEVANT – Jordanian security authorities arrested several militants associated with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Sunday. The detainees confessed to having connections with the group’s commanders in Syria, and said they were entrusted with carrying out terrorist operations in Jordan targeting …

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Jordan bank goes on trial for “financing terrorists”

THE LEVANT – Jordan’s Arab Bank went on trial Thursday in New York accused of aiding terror by transferring support funds to the families of Palestinians who died in the conflict with Israel. The families of several Americans killed in early 2000s attacks by the Islamic movement Hamas said the …

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Professional associations raise medical aid worth $1m for Gaza

THE LEVANT – The Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO) on Sunday received medical supplies to Gaza worth more than $1 million from the professional associations. Jordan Medical Association President Hashem Abu Hassan said the aid includes medical equipment and medicines, noting that association will continue to collect donations for Palestinians in …

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Prince AL Hassan bin Talal launches water initiative

PRESS RELEASE – New study to pinpoint causality between water scarcity and unrest in the Middle East. HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal has announced a new initiative to help buildpeace and security in the Arab world through regional cooperation on water conservation and management. HRH will assume the chairmanship of …

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