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Protests erupt across Jordan in response to government increasing sales taxes.

Protests erupted across Jordan on Friday against the government's decision to impose new taxes on a string of goods and services, with angry demonstrators calling for the cabinet to resign. The government earlier this month imposed new sales taxes on internet and mobile use, bread, domestic fuel and petrol, cigarettes and ...

- Albawaba - UK

Universal, Blumhouse & Jordan Peele Tell 'Lego Batman' To 'Get Out' - Friday Night Box Office.

3rd Update, Friday PM: “How were we to know weeks out this was suppose to work?” That was one major producer's marvel today about Universal/Blumhouse's surprise weekend hit Get Out which is looking at a three-day that's close to $28M, making it the fourth No 1 opener for the studios' partnership together ...

- Deadline.com - US

'Get Out' review: Jordan Peele's directorial debut is a devilish meet-the-parents thriller.

It's a point of pride with any horror film, or any thriller verging on horror: Used correctly, a perfectly innocent song suddenly sounds like the scariest bleep in the world. The opening sequence of "Get Out," one of the most bracing surprises of the new moviegoing year, finds a young man walking...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Punk insider tells the music's real story.

BY JORDAN LEVIN / Posted at Miami Herald Punk may be middle-aged and a commercial music genre, but the raging, risk-taking 70's New York scene where it started was a million miles from tame, a place and time where sex … Continue reading → The post Punk insider tells the music's real story appeared first on ...

- worldwide hippies - US

Deported With A Valid U.S. Visa, Jordanian Says Message Is 'You're Not Welcome'.

He landed in Chicago for a graduation celebration trip after President Trump's travel ban took effect on citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries. He was held overnight in a cell and then sent back.

- NPR - US

Jordanians protest new taxes.

Hundreds of Jordanians protested Friday across the kingdom against the government's decision to impose new taxes on a string of goods and services, calling on the Cabinet to resign.

- The Daily Star - LB

U.S. move offers bittersweet hope to struggling Syrian family.

Father of three from Homs says resettlement from Jordan to U.S. will provide a future for his children, despite pain of leaving loved ones behind.

- UN - INT

Jordan: Syrian family prepares for a new life in Texas.

- UN - INT

Jordan warplane crashes in Saudi, pilot survives.

A Jordanian F-16 warplane crashed in Saudi Arabia Friday but its pilot survived, the Saudi-led military coalition fighting Shiite Houthi rebels in neighboring Yemen said

- The Daily Star - LB

Jordanians protest price hikes, demand ouster of govt.

Hundreds of Jordanians protested Friday across the kingdom against the government's decision to impose new taxes on a string of goods and services, calling on the cabinet to resign.

- The Daily Star - LB

Amanda Gray Meral.

Associate Fellow, International Law ProgrammeSummaryAmanda Gray Meral has extensive experience on refugee law and policy. She is a qualified solicitor and started her career in legal practice, specializing in public law and insurance litigation. She has since worked for UNHCR and the International Rescue Committee, based in ...

- Chatham House - UK

Awesome 11-year-old girl invents a prosthetic arm that blasts glitter

The world needs more glitter and 11-year-old inventor, Jordan Reeves, knows it. She designed and created a prosthetic arm that shoots out glitter. It's working title? "Project Unicorn." Why didn't we think of that? The arm itself is mostly 3D printed, and uses compressed air to shoot out sparkles. Pretty awesome. Her ...

- Mashable! - US

WATCH: Conservative transgender activists react to the repeal of federal school bathroom guidelines

Activists Jordan Evans and Jennifer Williams talk about making a difference within their conservative circles at CPAC.

- ABC News - US

Jordanian Man Deported During First Days Of Trump's Travel Ban

A Jordanian man was one of scores who lawyers say was coerced into giving up his visa at a U.S. airport during the first days of President Trump's travel restrictions. He's back in Amman.

- NPR - US

Transgender Republicans say Trump seriously failed his first LGBT litmus test

At CPAC, Trump's memo dropping trans protections was unpopular.Jordan Evans at CPAC. CREDIT: Kira LernerNATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND — Less than 24 hours after President Trump issued a memo rescinding the Obama administration's protections for transgender students, transgender women at CPAC said the move is a step ...

- ThinkProgress - US

After Being Deported Under Travel Ban, Jordanian Man Awaits U.S. Court Ruling

A Jordanian man was one of scores who lawyers say was coerced into giving up his legal visa to the U.S. in order to get out of detention at a U.S. airport during the first hours of travel restrictions. He's back in Amman, while his case is heard in U.S. courts.

- NPR - US

Egypt and Jordan: No concessions on establishing Palestinian state

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and King Abdullah II of Jordan agreed on Tuesday that there could be no concessions on establishing a Palestinian state, after talks in Cairo. Copyright @ 2017 The New Arab.

- Albawaba - UK

Schools in Jordan border town of Ramtha forced to close due to shelling in southern Syria

Schools in Jordan's border town of Ramtha have been shuttered due to heavy fighting just over the border in Deraa, Syria, local newspaper al-Ghad reported Thursday. Jordan's Ministry of Education spokesperson announced that all government and private schools would be suspended due to severe clashes a few kilometers away. © ...

- Albawaba - UK

Jordan hands 15-year prison terms for 8 in alleged Islamic State plots

Jordan's state security court has sentenced eight men to 15-year prison terms for involvement in alleged plans by the extremist Islamic State group to attack a military airport, military personnel, foreign aircraft and foreign embassies in the kingdom.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Jordan hands 15-year prison terms for 8 in alleged IS plots

AMMAN, Jordan " Jordan's state security court has sentenced eight men to 15-year prison terms for involvement in alleged plans by the extremist Islamic State group to attack a military airport, military personnel, foreign aircraft...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

How the United States Should Help Protect Jordan from the Chaos Next Door

To read the full version of the report excerpted below, download the PDF here or visit the Lawfare website, which originally published the paper in cooperation with the Brookings Institution. RECOMMENDATIONS ON SECURITY Continued Close Security Cooperation: Jordan today is Washington's most reliable Arab security partner. ...

- The Washington Institute - US

King Salman to embark on 31-day Asian tour

Saudi monarch to visit five Far East countries before heading to Jordan

- GulfNews - AE

Jordan's troubles in its own backyard

King Abdullah II of Jordan has had every reason to be pleased with himself lately. Following the January inauguration of President Donald Trump, he was the first Arab leader invited to Washington to meet with the new administration. The visit was hailed a success by all involved—not only in terms of U.S.-Jordan relations, ...

- Brookings - US

Three days of Syria fighting near Jordan, Golan buffer zone claim over 130

More than 130 people, mostly combatants, have been killed in three days fighting between jihadis close to the Islamic State group and rebels in southern Syria, a monitor said Wednesday. The clashes pit the Khaled Ben al-Walid Army — which pledged allegiance to IS last year — against Islamist rebel groups including the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

The real story behind secret Aqaba summit on Mideast peace

According to reports, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participated a year ago in a secret meeting in Aqaba with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Jordanian King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

- Al-Monitor - EG

England’s Chris Jordan and West Indies’ Rayad Emrit joins City Kaitak for Hong Kong T20 Blitz

England fast bowler Chris Jordan and West Indian all-rounder Rayad Emrit have been signed up by City Kaitak for the DTC Hong Kong T20 Blitz next month. The pair will link up with Sri Lankan T20 specialist Tillakaratne Dilshan in what should be a strong City Kaitak team for the March 8-12 tournament at Tin Kwong Road. ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

SRK hopes fans in Egypt, Jordan enjoy 'Raees'

Mumbai, Feb 22 Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, whose latest film "Raees" released in Egypt and Jordan on Wednesday, hopes the audiences enjoys it. My love to you all," Shah Rukh tweeted. The film, directed by Rahul Dholakia, is about a Muslim bootlegger in Gujarat.

- Yahoo! News - US

King Hussein of Jordan: Survival of a dynasty

The life and struggles of King Hussein of Jordan, from the assassination of his grandfather to the rise of the PLO.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Jordan's Islamic Action Front calls for mass rally in Amman

The Islamic Action Front Party has announced it would take part in a massive rally to protest the government's economic measures, to kick off from Al Husseini Mosque in downtown Amman after Friday prayers. © Copyright The Jordan Times. All rights reserved.

- Albawaba - UK

Jordan, Egypt back 2-state solution for Israel, Palestinians

Jordan and Egypt are reasserting support for a Palestinian state, days after U.S. President Donald Trump said that peace in the Middle East does not necessarily depend on a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

- Newsday - US

Jordan’s King Abdullah on one-day trip to Cairo

February 21, 2017, 6:21 PM King Abdullah II of Jordan was received by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at Cairo International, when he arrived Tuesday afternoon for an official one-day visit. They discussed strengthening cooperation as well as tackling regional issues of common interest, namely the Palestinian-Israeli ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Egypt and Jordan: 'No concessions' on Palestinian state

Egypt's President and Jordanian King reiterate their support for a two-state solution.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

News24.com | Jordan, Egypt back 2-state solution for Israel, Palestinians

Jordan and Egypt are reasserting support for a Palestinian state, days after US President Donald Trump said that peace in the Middle East does not necessarily depend on a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

- News24.com - ZA

Egypt and Jordan: Don't give up on two-state solution

, The heads of Egypt and Jordan said a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must be based on having two states. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt and King Abdullah of Jordan met Tuesday in Cairo. “The two sides discussed future movements to break the gridlock within the Middle East peace process, ...

- JTA - US

Egypt, Jordan say no concessions on a Palestinian state

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Jordan's King Abdullah said in a Cairo meeting Tuesday that they were committed to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Sisi's office said in a statement.

- The Daily Star - LB

Freedom Caucus Member Faces Protesters At President's Day Events

During two separate events in Ohio on Monday, Rep. Jim Jordan , a member of the conservative House freedom Caucus, was met with protesters asking him about Obamacare and President Donald Trump's ties to Russia. Almost 200 people stood outside an event at the home of President Rutherford B. Hayes holding signs Monday, and ...

- TPM News - US

Jordanians 'at breaking point' over austerity measures

A government increase in sales tax has affected poor and middle-class families, activists say.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Islamic State linked group expands foothold in southern Syria near Israel

Islamic State-linked Syrian militant groups on Monday launched a surprise attack on moderate rebels in southwestern Syria near the Golan Heights near where the Jordanian and Israeli borders converge, seizing several villages and a large town, rebels and witnesses said.

- GMA News - PH

Freedom Caucus maniac Jim Jordan forced to have town meeting when constituents show up

Rep. Jim Jordan decided to skip the in-person town hall meetings this week. So his constituents figured out his schedule, and took the town meeting to him, as chronicled by Dave Weigel on Twitter. Things got heated, fast, as the crowd wanted to confront him about a variety of things, looking at all the signs in the crowd, ...

- Daily Kos - US

Isis-linked groups creep towards Israel and Jordan in surprise Syrian offensive

The Khalid Ibn Al Walid Army captured four villages near the Golan Heights.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Islamic State linked group expands foothold near Israel

AMMAN, Feb 21 — Islamic State-linked Syrian militant groups yesterday launched a surprise attack on moderate rebels in southwestern Syria near the Golan Heights near where the Jordanian and Israeli borders converge, seizing several villages...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Four killed in regime airstrikes on Syria's Deraa province

At least four people were killed and eight others injured Sunday when Syrian regime warplanes carried out an airstrike in the southern province of Deraa, according to a local civil-defense source. Nibras Horani, a pro-opposition civil defense official based in Deraa, told Anadolu Agency that the warplanes hit a residential ...

- Albawaba - UK

Russia is conducting its heaviest air strikes in S. Syria

February 20, 2017, 12:33 PM DEBKAfile’s military sources report that the southern Syrian town of Daraa is suffering the heaviest Russian air strikes hitherto in that country. They are aimed at driving a pro-Jordanian Syrian rebel forces out of the Manshiya district, which dominates the town and commands the ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Jordan - King, US Congress Delegation Discuss Ties, Mideast

Jordan - King, US Congress Delegation Discuss Ties, Mideast...

- MENAFN - JO

A year ago, Israel, Jordan and Egypt secretly met for peace --report

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met secretly a year ago with the leaders of Egypt and Jordan in a failed attempt by the Obama administration to convene a wider regional summit on Israeli-Palestinian peace, Israel's Haaretz daily said on Sunday.

- GMA News - PH

Netanyahu held secret peace talks for resolving conflict with Palestinians

, Feb. 20: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turned down a regional peace initiative last year that was brokered by then-American Secretary of State John Kerry, in apparent contradiction to his stated goal of involving regional Arab powers in resolving Israel's conflict with the Palestinians.According to Fox News, ...

- Sify - IN

Netanyahu held secret Arab peace meeting , report

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met secretly with Arab rulers last year to hear then US secretary of state John Kerry pitch a regional peace plan, an Israeli newspaper reported Sunday. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi also attended the February 2016 talks hosted by King Abdullah II in the ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Netanyahu held secret meeting with US, Arab leaders

Israeli media reported that PM Netanyahu met in secret with Jordan to discuss a US-brokered peace plan. The Israeli leader rejected the deal, saying his right-wing coalition would not approve ceding land Israel occupied.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Israel, Egypt, Jordan secretly talked peace

Report details failed regional initiative

- The Hindu - IN

Ex-officials: Israeli leader spurned secret peace offer

Haaretz reported that Netanyahu took part in a secret summit that Kerry organized in the southern Jordanian port city of Aqaba last February and included Jordan's King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi.

- Stars and Stripes - US

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