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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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Freed UN hostages arrive in Jordan

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 22:03
related countries: Syria Syria

A group of 21 Filipino UN peacekeepers captured by rebels in Syria earlier this week arrive in Jordan after being released.
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US arrests Bin Laden 'spokesman'

Friday, March 8th 2013, 9:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Laden

A man described as a spokesman for Osama Bin Laden has been arrested in Jordan and will appear in a New York court on Friday, the US confirms.
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Obama plans visit to Middle East

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 20:53
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States, West Bank West Bank
related places: White House

Barack Obama is planning his first trip to Israel as US president, in a spring trip that will include the West Bank and Jordan, says the White House.
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Two Philippines hostages released

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 3:56
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Islamist militants release two Filipino hostages, believed to have been kidnapped last June while working for Jordanian TV, in the southern Philippines.
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UK pledges £21m in aid over Syria

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 7:00
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain is to give another £21m in humanitarian aid to help those affected by the crisis in Syria, as huge numbers of refugees continue to enter Jordan.
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Loyalists set to top Jordan poll

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 16:24

Initial results from Jordan's parliamentary elections, which were boycotted by the opposition, suggest that pro-government candidates are ahead.
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Jordan refugee crisis 'critical'

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 15:00
related countries: Syria Syria

There has been a huge leap in the numbers of Syrian refugees arriving in Jordan, the UN says, putting a considerable strain on resources.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees: 'We've been abandoned'

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 13:08
related countries: Syria Syria

Up to 26,500 Syrian refugees have crossed the border into Jordan since 1 January, according to the United Nations Refugee Council.
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Voting ends in Jordanian election

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 20:25

Polls close in Jordan's parliamentary elections, hailed by the government as a move to greater democracy but boycotted by the opposition.
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VIDEO: Jordanian voters head to polls

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 5:01

Polls open in Jordan for the first election since mass protests in the wake of the Arab Spring, but the main opposition group is boycotting the vote.
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Jordan election: Risks of not changing

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 16:28

Elections put Jordanian king's reforms to the test
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Q&A: Jordan election

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 12:11

Kingdom buffeted by Arab Spring goes to polls
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VIDEO: Deadly storms blanket Mid East in snow

Friday, January 11th 2013, 4:39
related countries: Israel Israel

The worst storms to hit the Middle East in a decade have claimed several lives and left large parts of Israel and Jordan blanketed in snow.
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Deadly storms sweep Middle East

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 13:06
related countries: Israel Israel

The worst storms to hit the Middle East in a decade claim several lives and leave parts of Israel and Jordan blanketed in snow.
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Release for Jordanians in Darfur

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 13:34
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Two Jordanian UN peacekeepers are freed in Darfur, Sudan, after being held captive for more than four months.
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Jordan: Price rises spark anger

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 12:34

Rising gas prices spark anti-government demos in Jordan
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New Abu Qatada appeal to go ahead

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 17:25

Home Secretary Theresa May wins permission to appeal against a decision last month to block the deportation of radical cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan.
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May starts Abu Qatada appeal bid

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 11:59

Home Secretary Theresa May applies for permission to appeal against a decision to block the removal of Jordanian terror suspect Abu Qatada.
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