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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

Paralympian trio to miss Games

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 15:21

The three members of the Jordanian Paralympian squad facing sex charges have been pulled out of this year's Paralympic Games.
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Bail granted to Paralympian trio

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 16:40

The King of Jordan takes a personal interest in the case of three members of the Jordanian Paralympian squad facing sex charges, a court hears.
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Paralympian trio facing charges

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 20:58

Three men from the Jordanian Paralympic squad are charged following allegations of sexual assault in Northern Ireland.
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VIDEO: Learning to play in a refugee camp

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 15:19
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil went to visit the Za'atari refugee in Jordan, where Syrian children have the chance to play again safe from the conflict at home.
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Jordan Paralympic squad arrests

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 15:15

Three people associated with the Jordanian Paralympic squad are arrested following allegations of indecent assault in County Antrim.
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Jordan's desert camp for Syrian refugees

Monday, July 30th 2012, 1:39
related countries: Syria Syria

Jordan takes action to cope with wave of Syrian refugees
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VIDEO: Jordan opens Syria refugee camp

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 6:37
related countries: Syria Syria

Jordan opens its first official refugee camp for people fleeing across the border from fighting in Syria.
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Jordan Islamists to boycott poll

Friday, July 13th 2012, 10:25

Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood has said its political party will boycott this year's early parliamentary polls because of a lack of electoral reforms.
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Jordan to investigate TV fight MP

Monday, July 9th 2012, 22:26

Prosecutors in Jordan open an investigation into a lawmaker who pulled out a gun during a fight with a rival on live television.
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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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