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From Palestinian refugee camp to London, Paris, Dubai boutiques

From Palestinian refugee camp to London, Paris, Dubai boutiques

 In a small workshop in a Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan, Halima al-Ankassuri embroiders traditional patterns onto a blue shawl, destined for sale in an upmarket Paris, London or Dubai boutique.

Nov 27, 2017, 09:26 AM IST
This new Saudi mega-city will have rules of its own. Here are 11 key highlights

This new Saudi mega-city will have rules of its own. Here are 11 key highlights

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on Thursday announced an ambitious $500 billion independent economic zone, which would also offer a lifestyle that is currently non existent.

Oct 27, 2017, 13:16 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra honoured to meet Queen Rania of Jordan

Priyanka Chopra honoured to meet Queen Rania of Jordan

Priyanka on Wednesday shared a photograph of herself along with the Queen of Jordan and said that she is a "true inspiration".

Sep 14, 2017, 11:28 AM IST
Kisher Merchantt, Asha Negi and Pryanca Talukdar’s Jordan trip will give you vacation goals – See PICS

Kisher Merchantt, Asha Negi and Pryanca Talukdar’s Jordan trip will give you vacation goals – See PICS

The three divas took to their Instagram accounts to share glimpses of their stay at the Jordan Valley Marriott Dead Sea Resort and Spa and InterContinental Aqaba Resort.

Aug 30, 2017, 11:32 AM IST

Syrian army gains ground on Jordan border in southwest

The Syrian army and its allies seized control of at least 30 km (19 miles) of Syria`s border with Jordan from rebels in an attack on Thursday, two rebel groups and a Syrian military source said.

Aug 10, 2017, 19:16 PM IST

Jordan scraps law allowing rapists to marry victims

Jordan Parliament`s lower house on Tuesday repealed a law which allowed rapists to avoid punishment by marrying their victims, the media reported.

Aug 01, 2017, 22:45 PM IST

Jordan Parliament urged to repeal 'marry the rapist' clause

Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt have scrapped similar clauses over the years.

Aug 01, 2017, 13:07 PM IST

Jordan says Israel holy site move 'step towards calm'

Jordan is the official custodian of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem and is one of only two Arab governments to have signed a peace treaty with Israel.

Jul 27, 2017, 16:41 PM IST
How the Art of Living is helping Syrian war survivors cope with post traumatic stress

How the Art of Living is helping Syrian war survivors cope with post traumatic stress

The Art of Living (AOL) and the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), a sister organisation founded by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, have embarked on a project to help Syrian refugees and war survivors in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria cope with the trauma of the prolonged conflict in the region.

Jul 26, 2017, 16:36 PM IST

Israeli security cabinet: No decision on Jerusalem holy site

The incident is threatening to complicate the crisis over the holy site, which is administered by Muslim authorities under the auspices of Jordan.

Jul 24, 2017, 18:02 PM IST

Jordanian killed, Israeli wounded at Amman embassy 'incident'

On Friday, thousands of Jordanians took to the streets of Amman after the weekly prayer to denounce the Israeli measures at the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound, known to Jews as Temple Mount.

Jul 23, 2017, 23:47 PM IST

United Kingdom to lift electronics ban on Turkey flights

A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told state-run Anadolu news agency that British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson had phoned his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu over the issue.

Jul 20, 2017, 15:40 PM IST

Jordan imprisons soldier who killed US military trainers

A Jordanian military court sentenced a soldier to life imprisonment with hard labour on Monday for killing three U.S. military trainers last year, a judicial source said on Monday.

Jul 17, 2017, 19:21 PM IST

United States laptop ban lifted on Royal Jordanian

Royal Jordanian operates 16 weekly non-stop flights to three US cities: daily flights to Chicago and New York, and two weekly flights to Detroit.

 

Jul 10, 2017, 09:28 AM IST

US, Russia, Jordan reach ceasefire deal for southwest Syria

The ceasefire will go into effect on Sunday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Jordan's Petra news agency said.

Jul 08, 2017, 13:21 PM IST

US set to lift electronics ban on flights from Istanbul

Turkey started using US-manufactured tomography machines for luggage scan on a test basis in June end, Xinhua news agency reported.

Jul 04, 2017, 20:52 PM IST

Suicide bomber kills nine in western Iraq: Officers

Army forces were able to kill three suicide bombers after trapping them in a house in the Martyrs neighbourhood by detonating their belts with gunfire.

Jun 23, 2017, 15:05 PM IST
Syrian Army and allies step up bombing of rebels in Deraa city

Syrian Army and allies step up bombing of rebels in Deraa city

The Syrian government`s strategic goal is to open a direct route from Damascus to the Jordanian border.

Jun 12, 2017, 08:28 AM IST

How the 1967 Arab-Israeli war began

The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War erupted early on Monday, June 5, 1967, a morning that saw heavy Israeli bombing of Egyptian air bases near Cairo and in the Suez desert.

May 31, 2017, 09:42 AM IST

Car bomb hits camp for displaced Syrians near Jordan border: Monitor

A car bomb exploded in Syria's sprawling Rukban refugee camp near the border with Jordan on Wednesday causing injuries, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and two rebel sources said.

May 17, 2017, 18:10 PM IST