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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

VIDEO: Gun pulled during live TV debate

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 17:17

A live television debate in Jordan descended into chaos, with a politician threatening an opponent with a gun.
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Palestinian prosperity 'hampered'

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 8:43
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom, West Bank West Bank

The economic potential of Palestinians in the Jordan Valley area of the West Bank is jeopardised by Israeli settlement activity, the UK charity Oxfam says.
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VIDEO: Syrian fighter pilot defects to Jordan

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 0:23
related countries: Syria Syria

A Syrian fighter pilot has been granted asylum in Jordan after flying his plane to a military air base in the north of the country, officials say.
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Syria jet pilot defects to Jordan

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 23:03
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Amman

A Syrian pilot is granted asylum in Jordan after flying a MiG-21 fighter jet across the border, as violence stops the Red Cross reaching civilians in Homs.
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Injured Lampard out of Euro 2012

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 17:46

Frank Lampard is ruled out of England's Euro 2012 campaign with a thigh injury and is set to be replaced by Liverpool's Jordan Henderson.
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Abu Qatada refused bail by judge

Monday, May 28th 2012, 18:03

Radical cleric Abu Qatada will remain in prison until at least his deportation appeal in October, partly because of the security threat during the Olympics, a judge rules.
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VIDEO: Barn owl love knows no borders

Friday, May 18th 2012, 16:00
related countries: Israel Israel

Barn owls used to catch mice and rats in the fields of Jordan and Israel are breeding in specially set-up nesting boxes.
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VIDEO: Jordan to probe 'children abuse'

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 10:41

King Abdullah II instructed Jordan's government to probe reports of cruelty at care homes for children with physical and mental disabilities in his country after a BBC Arabic documentary was broadcast.
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BBC finds abuse at Jordan care homes

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 14:45

A BBC Arabic investigation uncovers cases of children being seriously injured at Jordan's private care homes for the mentally disabled.
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Jordan's king under pressure as reforms stall

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 5:37

Jordan's king faces increasing dissent as reforms stall
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Qatada hostage deal 'offer' to UK

Monday, April 30th 2012, 5:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An al-Qaeda-linked group offers to free a hostage if Britain deports cleric Abu Qatada to a country other than Jordan.
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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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