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Saudi and UAE sought to gain a foothold in Jerusalem

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SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia and the UAE focus on Jerusalem, to open offices in the city near the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, According to sources in Jerusalem. They pointed out that “the information available so far is that the house adjacent…

Aqaba Container Terminal: A new gateway for Iraq-bound cargo

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SHAFAQNA -New pre-arrival clearance protocols and reduced terminal handling charges for containers in transit , Jordan’s deep-water Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT), is now alternative maritime gateway for Iraq-bound cargo. Containers imported…

countries in the Middle East known as the Most Active on Social Media

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SHAFAQNA - Jordan and Lebanon has been ranked first and second as most frequent users of social media, Pew Research Center reported. People in the Middle East are the most frequent users of social media, according to a recent study made…

Several Middle Eastern countries have been hit by Earthquake

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SHAFAQNA - An earthquake has hit Parts of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Palestine on Wednesday. According to gulf news, the aftershocks continued throughout the day. The official news agency in Lebanon reported that a tremor was recorded…

UN demand immediate end to military operations in Southwest Syria

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SHAFAQNA - The Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres late Friday Called for an immediate stop of military operations in south‑western Syria and its devastating toll on civilians. Noting that the southwest area of Syria…

Prince William's historic five-day Middle East tour

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SHAFAQNA - The Duke of Cambridge's five-day Middle East tour was historic. He traveled to Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories during a period of increased tension in the region. Prince William arrived in Jordan on Sunday on the…

Trump claims a lot of progress has been made in Middle East

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SHAFAQNA - US President Donald Trump claimed that a lot of progress had been made in the Middle East during a meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan on Monday in their third summit since Mr Trump took office and the first since US pulled out…

Washington told Syrian rebels it won’t intervene in southern Syria

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SHAFAQNA - The United States has told Syrian rebel factions “You're on your own” and should not expect military support to assist them resist a major government offensive to regain strategic area of southern Syria bordering Jordan and the…

Prince William’s Middle East tour to build a relationship with the people of the region

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SHAFAQNA - Metro| by Amy Duncan : While Kate Middleton remains on maternity leave, Prince William is preparing to head on his first solo tour to the Middle East. It is the first time a member of the British Royal Family has officially…

Jordan protests and the danger of Alternative Homeland strategy

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SHAFAQNA - Thousands of Jordanians protested against price hikes and an income tax reform bill last week but according to a Kuwaiti scholar this crisis may be a strategy from USA and Israel to perform the idea of Alternative Homeland for…

Jordan’s King Abdullah stresses Muslims’ eternal right to Jerusalem

SHAFAQNA - King Abdullah of Jordan stressed on Sunday that Jerusalem is the “key to peace” and pointed out that the Palestinians and Muslims have an eternal right to the holy city, Assabeel has reported. “We have exerted every possible…

Jordan's king says East Al-Quds must be capital of Palestinian state

SHAFAQNA - Jordanian King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein has reiterated his support for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, stating that East Jerusalem al-Quds must be the capital of such a country. During a meeting with German…

Analysis: Is Jordan Breaking Alliance with Saudi Arabia, West?

SHAFAQNA - Sources at Jordan's parliament have reported that the speaker of Jordanian House of the Representatives Atef Tarawneh is completing arrangements for a high-ranking delegation visit to Tehran. The same sources have added that the…

Jordan blocking Israel envoy’s return over shooting

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SHAFAQNA- Jordan is barring the Israeli ambassador to Amman from returning to the Arab country until legal action is taken against an Israeli embassy guard who recently killed two Jordanian citizens, said a Jordanian official. Speaking on…

Jordanians take to street to protest Israel’s closure of al-Aqsa

SHAFAQNA- Some 1,000 Jordanians have held a demonstration to vent their anger at Israel’s closure of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound to Muslim worshippers following a deadly gunfight at the holy site. The protest took place in the Jordanian…

Jordan's King: 'False Perceptions of Islam and of Muslims Will Fuel the Terrorist Agenda'

SHAFAQNA - King Abdullah II of Jordan says the world is not doing enough to confront and defeat the "evil force" of extremists and terrorists who "seek global dominance" and want to "drag us back to the dark ages." "How can we be effective…

Jordan closes Syria, Iraq borders for civilians

SHAFAQNA - Jordan declared its border regions with Iraq and Syria "closed military zones" after a suicide bombing on Tuesday killed six soldiers and injured 14 others. General Mashal al Zaben, the chairperson of the joint chiefs of staff of…

Syrian war refugees' agony at Jordan border

SHAFAQNA - Around 64,000 Syrians are stranded at the border with Jordan after intensified violence around Aleppo, Jordanian border guards said on Thursday. The kingdom, which is already home to more than 630,000 Syrian refugees, introduced…

Cameras will be installed in Al-Aqsa Mosque this week

SHAFAQNA-A Jordanian company will install cameras in Al-Aqsa Mosque this week, the country’s Endowment Minister Hayel Dawood revealed, noting that all preparations for the installation are ready, the Anadolu Agency reported yesterday. Dawood…

Jordan stands its ground over al-Aqsa Mosque

SHAFAQNA - Surveillance cameras at Muslims’ the holy al-Aqsa Mosque should be controlled by no other party than the endowment authorities, Jerusalem’s Endowment Council said Monday. The Endowment Council expressed in a statement its…

Jordanian Girl Memorizes Quran in 7 Months

SHAFAQNA- Hadil Saeed al-Saidawi is a Quran learner at Abi Dajana Quranic center in the Jordanian city of al-Ramtha. Through her strong will and diligence, she managed to memorize all verses of the Holy Book in a short period of time, Al-Ray…

How Jordan’s Muslims and Christians promote Christmas unity

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SHAFAQNA - Beyond unfortunate tragedies in the Middle East, lies another world that is unfamiliar to many. While living in the United States for four years, I learned that many Western citizens perceive the Middle East merely as a region filled…

The game powers play: Jordan closes its borders to breed further unrest

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SHAFAQNA - Jordan has been the target of much criticism this week as Amnesty International, the prominent rights group, accused the Arab country of “fueling a humanitarian disaster” on its doorsteps by “denying entry to the refugees.” Taking…

Queen Rania Blasts Islamic Extremists: 'We Can't Let Them Be the Owners of Our Story'

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SHAFAQNA - Jordan's Queen Rania has a new mission: to reclaim Islam from those carrying out atrocities in its name. Speaking during a question-and-answer session at the Women in the World summit in London Thursday, she addressed the threat…