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The Jordanian government has made amendments to a new decision banning cancer patients over the age of 60 from receiving treatment at the King Hussein Cancer Center.

The Israeli energy group Delek said the value of the contract with Egypt was $15 billion.

<em>Jordan</em> opens job centre in Syrian refugee camp

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Jordan opens job centre in Syrian refugee camp

Under a 2016 deal with donor countries Jordan promised to provide 200,000 work permits for Syrians over three years.

<em>Jordan</em> foils militant smuggling plot in disused pipeline

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Jordan foils militant smuggling plot in disused pipeline

The disused Trans-Arabian Pipeline once transported Saudi oil through Jordan, Syria's Golan Heights and onto Lebanon and the ...

Will Bibi's judges prioritise perks over principles?

Barak Barfi

Will Bibi's judges prioritise perks over principles?

Comment: Israeli PM Netanyahu's fate lies in the hands of avaricious coalition members, reluctant to cede their perks in the name of justice, ...

Uri Levy

Derby day drama: This week in Middle East football

Derby day drama took over Amman and Casablanca this week, while an underwhelming clash between the Arabian Peninsula's two biggest clubs was overshadowed by a pitch-invading cat.

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NATO to expand Iraqi training mission

The NATO mission in Iraq could involve up to 200 personnel, and will have a non-combat mandate.

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Tillerson demands 'Iranian-backed militias withdraw from Syria'

The US diplomat voiced his concern over Iran's military presence in Syria, citing the recent confrontation between Israel and Iran as an ...

Janet Smith

Can South Africa's president-in-waiting fight apartheid in Israel?

Comment: Cyril Ramaphosa is on the brink of taking South Africa's presidency. Janet Smith asks if he will succeed in following through on his ...

US to boost <em>Jordan</em> aid despite Trump's threats US to boost Jordan aid despite Trump's threats

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US to boost Jordan aid despite Trump's threats

The US will increase its foreign aid to Jordan, despite Trump's threats to cut support for countries that choose to criticise his ...

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Tillerson: Hizballah is part of Lebanon's political process

Despite its designation as a 'terrorist group', Hizballah is part of Lebanon's political process, and the Trump administration must 'acknowledge ...

Tillerson meets Syria opposition in Amman Tillerson meets Syria opposition in Amman

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Tillerson meets Syria opposition in Amman

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Syrian opposition negotiators in Amman on Wednesday in the wake of UN-led talks in Vienna which failed ...

Gamers raise money for Syria in 'first' blockchain fundraiser

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Gamers raise money for Syria in 'first' blockchain fundraiser

Gamers are being encouraged to mine cryptocurrency Ethereum and donate the monetary rewards to UNICEF, which will in turn help Syrian children ...

Tillerson praises military, encourages fair elections during Egypt visit

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Tillerson praises military, encourages fair elections during Egypt visit

The US envoy voiced his support for fair elections in Egypt, but made no mention of human rights or the political situation during his meeting ...

What happened to Jordan's bread price protests?

Fadi al-Qadi

What happened to Jordan's bread price protests?

Comment: While state-sanctioned protests over Trump's Jerusalem move gathered crowds, outcry over government cuts to bread subsidies has been ...

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Israel warns over Iran's presence in Syria after airstrikes

Israel has reiterated its refusal to accept Iranian military domination in Syria after an Israeli war-plane was shot down.

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Tillerson kicks off 'difficult tour' of tense Middle East

Flying into Egypt on Sunday, the US Secretary of State has started a five-nation tour in the Middle East, amid heightened tensions and unease ...

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Modi becomes first Indian PM to visit West Bank

Indian premier Narendra Modi met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, as part of a four-day tour of the Middle East.

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Hamza Namira: 'I'm not a politician or activist'

The New Arab spoke to renowned Egyptian artist Hamza Namira, an icon in the Arab World whose song, "Issmy masr", My name is Egypt, was a ...

India's Narendra Modi embarks on Middle East tour

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India's Narendra Modi embarks on Middle East tour

Narendra Modi has set off on a tour of the Middle East, which will see him become the first Indian prime minister to visit the Palestinian ...

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Israel names new ambassador to Jordan after diplomatic row

Israel has named its new envoy to Jordan following the settling of a diplomatic spat after an Israeli security guard shot dead two ...

The Iraq Report: IS 'caliph' excluded from 'most-wanted' list

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The Iraq Report: IS 'caliph' excluded from 'most-wanted' list

This week in Iraq: The government releases a list of its most-wanted fugitives, while Iraq’s southern city of Basra becomes a hub for organised ...

The cultural cost of invading Iraq

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

The cultural cost of invading Iraq

Comment: The dwindling selection of Iraqi literature at the fair highlights the cultural costs of government censorship and of the US invasion, ...

<em>Jordan</em> building 1000-mile pipeline for post-IS Iraqi oil imports

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Jordan building 1000-mile pipeline for post-IS Iraqi oil imports

Jordan has approved plans to construct a 1000-mile-long oil pipeline from Basra to Aqaba, with Iraq keen to boost exports after ...

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