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Jordanian ex-lawmaker storms off DW program after woman talks about sexual assault.

An ex-Jordanian MP has cause a stir by storming off DW's "Shabab Talk" television set after a woman talked about sexual assault. The case highlights women's inequality and sexual harassment in the Arab world.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

A Missed Opportunity: Employing Syrian Refugees in Jordan.

by Shaddin Almasri Following the Jordan Compact agreement in February 2016 at the Supporting Syria Conference in London, Jordan pledged to create 200,000 work opportunities for Syrians in exchange for aid and an agreement that relaxes the EU's rules of origin for imports. While this has rightfully shown that refugees are an ...

- Albawaba - UK

The art of Italian home-cooking brought to Syrian refugees.

Italian chefs taught Syrian refugee women to cook the Italian staple of gnocchi, or dumplings, helping to break the routine in perhaps the most restrictive of Jordan's three camps for displaced Syrians.

- FOX News - US

Dwindling Future Prospects for Kids in Jordan: UNICEF.

Jordan is among the 37 countries worldwide in which prospects for children are declining The impact of the refugee crisis has caused a decline in resources for children in Jordan More than half of Syrian refugees in Jordan are under 18 Jordan has opened an additional 98 schools to ease pressure on each classroom, yet many ...

- Albawaba - UK

Men and boys subjected to sexual violence in Syria and in displacement, a UNHCR study confirms.

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic The number of men and boys suffering sexual violence within Syria and as refugees in surrounding countries remains unknown. UNHCR sheds light on the under-explored issue of SVM and calls for further investigation. EXECUTIVE ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Israeli Jew's Instagram account suspended after Muslims protest photo at Masjid-i-Nabawi.

A message of respect Photographs and videos posted by a Russian-born Israeli Jew of his visit to a holy site in Saudi Arabia prompted angry comments from Muslim users on social media leading Facebook Inc's photo-sharing app Instagram to suspend his account, Times of Israel reported on Tuesday.Ben Tzion, 31, visited mosques ...


'Dancing with the Stars': Jordan Fisher takes home the mirrorball trophy.

Walking in, we have two perfect scores and one just shy of perfection . So itall comes down to America’s vote.


UAE's appointment of ministers in the field of technology will benefit Arab region: Jordan PM.

UAE's appointment of ministers in the field of technology will benefit Arab region: Jordan PM...


Derek B. Miller: Lessons of Thanksgiving from the Kingdom of Jordan.

One might reasonably wonder what a predominantly Mormon state has in common with a predominantly Muslim kingdom. To find the...

- Deseret News - US

Reforming Jordan's Labor Market.

Jordan is making a concerted effort to address unemployment by restricting foreign labor and promising increased vocational training. | عربي

- Carnegie Endowment - US

A mathematician explains what time you should get to the airport before your flight.

APWhat's the best time to get to the airport? It depends on how much you hate waiting around an airport, and how willing you are to risk missing your flight. However, if you've never missed a flight, you're probably showing up too early. University of Wisconsin mathematician Jordan Ellenberg explores this problem and many ...

- Business Insider - US

2018 HNO seeks support for 13 million people across Syria

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, occupied Palestinian territory, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey The scale, severity and complexity of needs across Syria remain overwhelming. Of the 13.1 million people needing help, 5.6 million people are in acute need. Entering the ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Israeli Parliament Marks 40 Years Since Historic Sadat Speech

Israel's parliament is holding a special session to mark 40 years since the historic visit of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.   Sadat's 1977 address to the Knesset is credited with paving a path for peace between the countries. Two years later Israel and Egypt signed a formal peace accord and Israel withdrew from the Sinai ...

- Voice of America - US

SRK, the formidable global businessman

It all started from Mumbai.Now, Khan's fan base has spread from the US, UK and West Asia to Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Germany, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Kuwait and Palestine. Of the top 10 Bollywood movies that earned the most overseas, seven had Khan in them.

- Rediff - IN

Rescue cat now part of the staff at the British Embassy in Amman

Meet Lawrence of Abdoun, the British Embassy in Amman's new diplocat. Named after T.E. Lawrence and adopted last month from a Jordan animal shelter, he resides at the embassy in Amman's Abdoun neighborhood. "Apart from his mousing duties, he reaches out to followers on Twitter," Deputy Ambassador Laura Dauban told Reuters. ...

- The Week - US

Hundreds of mysterious, ancient structures discovered in Saudi Arabia

In the 1920s, during the early days of flight, Royal Air Force pilots crossing the Middle East noticed something bizarre across barren landscape of Syria, eastern Jordan and Saudi Arabia's desert.The giant structures, which covered...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

EU boosts budget for education in emergencies

Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Gemayel meets Jordan's King Abdullah II

Lebanon's Kataeb Party head Sami Gemayel Monday met with Jordan's King Abdullah II at his palace in Amman, according to a party statement.

- The Daily Star - LB

Israel to see rainfall, flooding, throughout the week

Israel gears up for a wet week, with rainfall throughout Israel and possible flooding along the coast and Jordan Valley.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Gemayel arrives in Amman on official visit

Kataeb Party head Sami Gemayel Sunday arrived in the Jordanian capital Amman to discuss the rapid developments in the region and developments in Lebanon, a statement from the Kataeb's official website said.

- The Daily Star - LB

No deportation to Jordan for woman who seems at risk of honor killing

An interesting opinion handed down Friday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, Kamar v. Sessions: Kamar is a native of Lebanon and a citizen of Jordan. She was born in Lebanon in 1964, but moved to Jordan as a young child. Kamar and her family are Catholic, but adhere to Islamic

- The Volokh Conspiracy - US

Jordan, PA unite forces with Israel to fight natural disasters

Israel, Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and other countries participated in a two-day firefighting exercise to build a regional disaster response system, yet some Palestinians criticized the drills as increasing normalization with Israel.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Jordanian Cartoonist Goes to Trial For Drawing Jesus

The cartoon commented on the Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, which sold church property to Israeli settler groups to pay off church debt.

- Global Voices - US

Jordan photo exhibition displays hope for victims of war, violence

A recent photo exhibition showed victims of war and violence during their treatment at the Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital in Amman and post-reconstructive surgery.

- Al-Monitor - EG

UNRWA asks for funding to aid Palestinian refugees

In Jordan and across region. Still lacking 77 mln dollars


Jordan's Za'atari camp goes green with new solar plant

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Jordan The largest solar plant ever built in a refugee camp went live on Monday, providing clean and much-needed additional power to 80,000 Syrian refugees living in Za'atari camp.Largest project of its kind in a refugee camp will provide welcome additional power to ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Turkey's Nuclear Ambitions

Russia's ROSATOM already has nuclear cooperation deals with Iran, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, among others. Turkey is just the latest to benefit -- possibly along with Iran and North Korea, both of which have been openly threatening to destroy America --

- Hudson New York - US