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The elections took place amid the peak of Covid-19 in the kingdom.

In-depth: Amid a raging pandemic, campaign restrictions have allowed a new generation of candidates to enter the fray. For most Jordanians, however, the elections will yield few surprises.

Jordan king names his policy adviser country's new PM

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Jordan king names his policy adviser country's new PM

New Jordanian Prime Minister Bishr al-Khasawneh will oversee parliamentary elections November 10.

Freed <em>Jordanian</em> cartoonist Emad Hajjaj hails solidarity campaign

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Freed Jordanian cartoonist Emad Hajjaj hails solidarity campaign

Emad Hajjaj said his morale was boosted when inmates, some of whom recognised him through his work, informed him of the solidarity campaign.

Jordan releases cartoonist Emad Hajjaj

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Jordan releases cartoonist Emad Hajjaj

Emad Hajjaj, who was detained in Jordan for 'offending' the United Arab Emirates, has been released by authorities.

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Activists plan 'Twitter storm' demanding release of Jordanian cartoonist

The hashtag #Freedom4EmadHajjaj will be used in the pressure campaign, which starts at 20:00 local time in Amman.

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Jordan king announces nationwide election for 10 November

Jordanians will go to the polls on 10 November for parliamentary elections.

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Big tobacco accused of 'influencing' Jordanian legislation

Jordanians are the most frequent smokers in the world: More than 8 out of 10 men in Jordan smoke or use nicotine products.

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Jordan arrests veteran dissident after publication of memoir

Former Jordanian MP Ahmed Owaidi Al-Abadi has been detained despite his ill health, the latest in a series of arrests of outspoken ...

Israel, Saudis 'hold talks' on Turkish influence in Jerusalem

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Israel, Saudis 'hold talks' on Turkish influence in Jerusalem

Saudi Arabia, Israel and Jordan are working together in a bid to repel Turkey's growing influence in Jerusalem, an Israeli newspaper revealed.

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Outrage in Jordan after youths filmed killing white stork

A video has shown two youths running through the Amman’s streers to kill a white stork which took the opportunity of the coronavirus lockdown to ...

Thousands of Jordanians leave hotel quarantine

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Thousands of Jordanians leave hotel quarantine

Security forces were seen handing out flowers to those leaving the hotel, where they were quarantined for 14 days.

Jordan's Irbid under total lockdown after surge in cases

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Jordan's Irbid under total lockdown after surge in cases

Irbid's quarantine is the most stringent measure yet taken by the government, which has already implemented of host of unprecedented ...

Arabs take to Twitter to mark Mother's Day

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Arabs take to Twitter to mark Mother's Day

Many in the region are warning each other to stay at home, even if it means not celebrating Mother's Day with the woman who raised them.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Military deployment in Malaysia, cancelled New Years Day celebrations in Iran and arrests in today's Coronavirus roundup.

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The Caravan: Azzam and the Rise of Global Jihad

Book Club: Thomas Hegghammer details the life of Palestinian scholar Abdallah Azzam, who is seen as the founding father of global jihad.

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Jordanian princess becomes country's first female military pilot

Princess Salma was honoured by her father King Abdullah, after completing her pilot training with Jordan's Armed Forces.

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Jordan asks Netflix not to stream provocative 'Messiah' series

Jordan is worried the series could be interpreted as 'infringing on the sanctity of religion'.

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King Abdullah tours Jordanian land reclaimed from Israel

King Abdullah made the popular decision to end Israeli control of two areas of Jordan.

Wife of detained Iranian journalist reveals 'kidnapping'

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Wife of detained Iranian journalist reveals 'kidnapping'

New details have come to light about the mysterious kidnapping of France-based journalist Ruhollah Zam.

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Pakistan's Imran Khan named 'Muslim man of the year'

Pakistan's prime minister is one of the world's most influential Muslims, according to a Jordanian think tank.

Saudi attacks 'anti-peace' Jordan, calls for normalisation with Israel

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Saudi attacks 'anti-peace' Jordan, calls for normalisation with Israel

Abdul Hameed Al-Ghabin, a Saudi journalist said that Jordan was an 'anti-peace force' in a column which also attacked the Palestinian people and ...

Dubai ruler's wife seeks forced marriage protection for children

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Dubai ruler's wife seeks forced marriage protection for children

The estranged wife of the ruler of Dubai has applied for a British forced marriage protection order relating to their children, a London court ...

Princess Haya's refuge in the UK threatens diplomatic crisis

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Princess Haya's refuge in the UK threatens diplomatic crisis

Relations between the UK and its Emirati ally could witness tension amid mounting criticism following reports of Princess Haya's escape to ...

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