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Stable, democratic Middle East critical for global peace, prosperity, King of Jordan tells UN debate | United Nations News Centre

The international community must intensify its efforts to end the Syrian crisis and other conflicts in the Middle East, maintaining that the region’s transformations will shape global conditions well into the future, the King of Jordan told other world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly today. “Our region can be, must be, a House of Peace and Prosperity: ...

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CLIMATE CHANGE: In the Arab world, building fridges to live in an oven | IRIN Middle East

In the last three decades, 50 million people in the Arab world have been affected by natural disasters, many of them extreme climate events, according to a new report by the World Bank. The report projects the horrific scenario of temperatures regularly rising over 50 degrees Celsius by the turn of the century, which experts fear could lead to countless more disasters.

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Protests over anti-Islam video grip Middle East and spread beyond | GlobalPost

Protest activity over anti-Islam footage produced in the United States swelled today, with reports of unrest in Egypt, Yemen, Afghanistan, Israel, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar, India’s Kashmir, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood earlier called for a “Million Man March” against the video today, but reportedly canceled the event an hour beforehand — a move that may have ...

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UNICEF and partners continue to provide humanitarian assistance for Syrian children and families in Jordan | UNICEF

By Hala Abu Khatwa AMMAN, Jordan, 15 August 2012 – Umm Ghassan sat inside her tent in Za’atari camp, holding her two-year-old grandchild. She was waiting for the child’s siblings and mother, who had gone to fetch the water necessary to meet the family’s drinking and washing needs. Umm Ghassan wants to return to her Syrian homeland. The aging grandmother ...

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Saddam Hussein’s daughter seeking publisher for his memoirs | guardian.co.uk

Saddam Hussein’s daughter is looking for a publisher for her late father’s handwritten memoirs, according to a report from the Arab news channel Al Arabiya. Raghad Saddam Hussein, the former Iraqi dictator’s eldest daughter, lives in exile in Jordan. Her lawyer, Haitham Nabil al-Harsh, told the Dubai-based Al Arabiya: “These are the only real memoirs Saddam Hussein wrote by hand ...

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Erasing the Nakba | Counterpunch

Israel’s Tireless Efforts to Conceal the Historical Events Leading to Its Creation by NEVE GORDON Be’er-Sheva, Israel. I first heard about the Nakba in the late 1980s, while I was an undergraduate student of philosophy at Hebrew University. This, I believe, is a revealing fact, particularly since, as a teenager, I was a member of Peace Now and was raised ...

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JORDAN: Civil society at heart of Syrian refugee response | IRIN Middle East

AMMAN, 11 April 2012 (IRIN) – Community-based organizations have arguably played the largest role in helping thousands of Syrian refugees pouring into neighbouring Jordan. Until recently, the response had been fairly ad-hoc, or as one aid worker put it, “a mess”, with various players on the ground and many Syrians simultaneously registering and getting assistance from various organizations. But these ...

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Fractures in Bahrain: Power Struggle Deepens Divisions Among Bahraini Royal Family | Counterpunch

Senior Bahraini police officers suspended for torturing detainees are being swiftly reinstated in a sign of a growing struggle for power within the al-Khalifa royal family over the extent of the repression to be used against pro-democracy protesters. In addition, 90 Jordanian officers, serving in the Bahraini police force and alleged to have mistreated prisoners, are having their contracts terminated ...

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America in Trouble in the Middle East: Obama Understands, But GOP Gloats | James Zogby via Huffington Post

In our survey of over 4,000 Arabs from six countries (Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE), we found that favorable attitudes toward the U.S. had declined sharply since our last poll (which had been conducted in 2009 after Obama’s first 100 days in office). Read more here: James Zogby: America in Trouble in the Middle East: Obama ...

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