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News: Jordan

We have started to collect the most important news related to Jordan in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Jordan: news

Jordanian prime minister resigns

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 16:50

Jordan's prime minister resigns after failing to deliver on promises of economic and political reform, after only six months in the job.
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Jordan 'suppressing free speech'

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 11:30

The Jordanian authorities are violating people's right to free speech and undermining the credibility of reform efforts, Human Rights Watch says.
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Cleric can be deported, says May

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 18:43

Radical cleric Abu Qatada can be deported to Jordan after assurances were obtained that he will get a fair trial, the home secretary has told MPs.
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Twin blasts on Egypt pipeline

Monday, March 5th 2012, 21:02
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel

The main gas pipeline sending supplies from Egypt to Jordan and Israel is attacked, causing two large explosions, officials say.
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Abu Qatada talks 'positive' - May

Monday, March 5th 2012, 15:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Talks with Jordan's government over the deportation of radical cleric Abu Qatada have been "positive", Home Secretary Theresa May says.
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VIDEO: Traumatised Syrians flee to Jordan

Friday, February 24th 2012, 11:50
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's Wyre Davies reports from Syria's border with Jordan, where thousands of Syrians have headed to escape the fighting.
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May to visit Jordan over cleric

Friday, February 17th 2012, 19:31

Home Secretary Theresa May is to travel to Jordan in an effort to strike a deal over the deportation of radical preacher Abu Qatada.
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Prince defends Jordan over Qatada

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 19:07

Prince El Hassan of Jordan has urged Britain to "reach out" to Jordan over the Abu Qatada case
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UK and Jordan in Abu Qatada talks

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 13:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Home Office minister James Brokenshire is in Jordan for talks about Abu Qatada, the BBC understands.
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Abu Qatada 'may yet be deported'

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 14:06

The government is still working with Jordan to try to reach assurances that will allow radical cleric Abu Qatada to be deported, the attorney general says.
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Exiled Hamas chief on Jordan trip

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 17:37

Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal has talks with the King of Jordan as he makes his first official visit there since he was expelled in 1999.
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VIDEO: Radical cleric wins deportation appeal

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 11:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Radical cleric Abu Qatada has won his appeal against deportation from the UK to Jordan, at the European Court of Human Rights.
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Radical cleric cannot be deported

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 10:33

Radical cleric Abu Qatada wins his appeal against deportation from the UK to Jordan to face terror charges, at the European Court of Human Rights.
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Iraqi police killed at checkpoint

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 10:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Five policemen are killed in an attack on a checkpoint in Iraq, close to the Jordanian and Syrian borders.
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Ruling on cleric Qatada's removal

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 8:16

Radical cleric Abu Qatada finds out later whether he will be sent back to Jordan, where he has been convicted in his absence of terror offences.
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Jet bomb plotter loses parole bid

Friday, January 6th 2012, 15:36
related countries: Israel Israel

A Jordanian terrorist jailed for 45 years for plotting to blow up an Israeli airliner has lost a legal battle to secure his release, the BBC understands.
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Israelis and Palestinians to meet

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 22:30
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are due to meet in Jordan on Tuesday, after more than 15 months of deadlock in peace talks.
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Jordan to host Mid-East meeting

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 1:29
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators agree to meet in Jordan this week, after more than a year of deadlock in peace talks.
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